To the Readers' Forum:
With reference to a ''Forum' writer regarding the vandalized Indian statue ... herewith are some of my thoughts (remembrances) of years ago. Believe it was the late 1940s or early 1950s Tom Conti acquired this statue when he was distributor of Iroquois Indian Head beer and ale, located on Steele Street in the area of Evans Skateland. Upon Tom's death, son Anthony took over management of this business until he retired and opened a liquor store, along with his wife, at the west end of the Sixth Street bridge.
The statue suffered a two or three arrows ''injury'' somewhere along the time of display near the bridge (Washington Street0. I believe Howard Crossley purchased the statue for display at his Sinclairville residence. At some point, he disposed of it to a purchaser.
Guess those thoughts are from association of ''Brooklyn Square'' when it was a hub of activity bustling with people, businesses, ''public market,'' old Haymarket Cafe, Johnnie's hot dogs, Roosevelt Theater and many other establishments and apartment. Yes, this causes me to recall sporting events score keeping at Gunnell and Carlson Newsroom.
Thanks for the memories.
Roland A. Swanson