I’m shocked and disgusted that the Press Herald saw fit to print Harry White’s letter of May 31 (“No real champ at Lewiston bout of 1965”), purportedly on the Ali-Liston fight in Lewiston in 1965.

Not only does White call Ali a coward for refusing to serve in Vietnam during that disastrous incursion, but he also thinks that Ali’s diagnosis with Parkinson’s was just desserts for his refusing to serve. (“Hey, Ali, what goes around comes around!”)

Your paper states that for letters to be printed, they must not be “libelous (or) obscene.”

One wonders what you mean in the context of printing that cruel, foul letter. Shame on you, and shame on Harry White.

Barbara Doughty

Portland