The paintings are excellent.
South Bend, Ind.
Am I correct in assuming that the two teams in the pictures are the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens?
•Artist François was sketching impressions—not making portraits. However, the Rangers and the Canadiens were indeed playing each other the night he saw the game at the Garden.—ED.
Agreed, our state fisheries department is politically influenced (Long, Cold War at the Edge of the Sea, Feb. 20). The director of the department is appointed by the governor, which inescapably involves politics in the operation of the department. There is widespread agreement that this law should be changed in favor of a nonpolitical commission. But that the department is "incompetent" I strongly dispute. Milo Moore, the director of the Washington State Department of Fisheries, was chiefly responsible for conceiving the salmon farm program, which has received wholehearted support of both sport and commercial fishermen. This program has commanded the interest of fisheries experts from all maritime portions of this country, as well as Canada, Japan, the Australian Commonwealth and Scandinavia.
The policies of the present department were made an issue in last fall's gubernatorial campaign. I know personally of several people who voted as they did in that election because retention of the incumbent administration meant retention of Milo Moore. Perhaps this is a selfish viewpoint to take in voting for a governor, but it does point up the fact that many thoughtful people, in both the commercial and the sport fishing camps, felt strongly that their interests lay in that direction.
Heartiest congratulations on Part II of your Safe Driving series (Come Corner with Me, Feb. 13). To sports car people young and old, this series has been most informative and interesting.
I do, however, feel that you are not acting in the best interests of your readers by devoting nearly a full page to a description of "slide and drift" techniques. Despite the fact that Jack Brabham twice notes that such "highly specialized techniques should be attempted only on a closed track" and by experienced racing drivers, you have made such tactics most tempting to the amateur.
J. JEFFREY STIVES
FORETASTE OF GLORY
I am very much interested in Whitney Tower's articles on racing. But in his writings on Kentucky Derby prospects (The Derby for a Son of Saggy?, Feb. 20) he left out Ross Sea. I think this one will be great as time goes on.
S. R. LEONE
If Carry Back does not win the Derby, and the Preakness and the Belmont as well, I will, personally, eat this letter (if you send it back to me).
•A reasonable facsimile on comparable paper will suffice, should the necessity arise.—ED.