How could you overlook The Boston Globe's own Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist, Paul Szep? Through two years of Watergate he helped us hang on to our sense of humor. He doesn't do a bad job of drawing President Ford either (below).
I suggest the others take lessons from the Albany Times-Union's Hy Rosen (above).
Mrs. G. M. Dingwall
As an eighth grade student and an art lover, I enjoyed your article but some of those cartoons were totally unrecognizable. Here is my view of our new President (below).
What does nuclear balance secure when we have passed the point where we can potentially destroy every living thing? I agree with Dr. Edward Teller that "peace depends on power in the hands of those who want peace," but it is not nuclear-kill power. It is the power that emanates from those with a realistic concern for the sanctity and sanity of human life.
What Dr. Teller really says when he states that critics of U.S.-Soviet détente "are irresponsible," is that we must negotiate with robbers, rapists and murderers because they are stronger than we are. What de Tocqueville said still holds true. Here, as everywhere else, tyranny is always conquered by a handful of unrealistic "die-hards." Never mind the Big Bombs. Dr. Teller should burn his physics books and take out his history books.
Bravo! Finally Charles Bronson is getting the recognition he so richly deserves.
Your article was only fantastic. Mr. Bronson is one of the coolest guys around and one of the best actors.
You showed a picture of him practicing stunt work in his backyard, and I was wondering if he does all of his stunts.
"If it's a risky stunt, I don't do it," says Bronson. "Jumping through windows, diving into a truck, climbing a hill, these I do."—ED.
Your statement that my former husband, Charles Bronson, and his wife are raising six children, including our son Tony, is not true. Tony, 13½ years old, lives with me and is the apple of my eye. The implication that I gave up our children after 16 years of marriage is just not true. I am very much a part of their lives, as they are of mine. This is not to detract from the fact that Charlie is an excellent father.
I applaud pianist André Watts concentrating on music instead of racial issues. But one thing he needs to change is his attitude toward modern music. Being a young black myself, I wish he would perform, and more important listen to, modern music, rock or jazz. Otherwise he is going to be in big trouble.
After cataract surgery like that undergone by the Lincoln Park Zoo's Siberian tiger, Brutus, human beings must wear corrective lenses to restore normal vision.
Is it possible that Brutus will be fitted with contact lenses?
Saranac Lake, N.Y.
No animal can tolerate contact lenses. A cataract operation restores their ability to perceive light and large objects. Not being able to focus on fine detail doesn't seem to bother them.—ED.
How altruistic of Dr. Lester Fisher to treat zoo animals that "suffer an astonishingly human range of maladies."
Perhaps our nation's poor should don gorilla and tiger costumes to receive equal treatment.
Terry L. Allen
East Orange, N.J.
I don't think Dr. Les Fisher would mind sharing some of the honors for Brutus' found eyesight with the doctors who actually did the cataract operation, veterinarians Dr. Sam Vainisi and Dr. Barbara Stein and human ophthalmologist Dr. Edward Cotlier.
Thank you for the article about Jason Haines, the baby whose life was saved at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. My mother and I would not be alive today if it were not for the operations and care we have received there. I have known Dr. Alton Ochsner and his son, Dr. John, for many years. They are both strong on a rare quality, kindness.
Little Jason is doing very well. He has been home since the middle of August and is due for his checkup this week. No problems are anticipated.—ED.
You say Cass Elliot "was laid to rest at 220 lbs." Now that's going a little too far. Have you ever reported anyone else's departing weight? Hell, no! I say, fat people of America, arise. You are being discriminated against. Let's either report everyone's weight or no one's.
Mrs. E. W. Hougland
Granted, 220 lbs. is heavy but can you really call that "grossly overweight?" If so, there are an awful lot of 220 lb. Americans around who'd better get serious about their diets. Not only is their general health at stake, but obviously their very lives.
According to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company's authoritative Table of Weights and Heights, 220 lbs. is grossly overweight for a woman of Cass's height, 5'5".—ED.
Great Adventure Park
It's true that the Ferris wheel is a great attraction. But the real adventure at this New Jersey park is the teeth-rattling, knee-squeezing "Wait in the John Line." My 4-year-old daughter can testify to that.
So that cat Rotten Ralph bit an Episcopal minister and refused to be in a costume contest, huh? I think Rotten Ralph should be rechristened "Right on Ralph."
M. J. Kunic