The Listen item Aug. 2 about Santa Monica resident Lisa Frank--who phoned staff writer Bettijane Levine to say landlords wouldn't rent her space for a socks shop--elicited a lot of response. : Here are some of the letters:

This is my first letter to any newspaper. But I just had to let you know there is a hue and cry from men and women, young and old, who would love a place where they can find an assortment of fun and comfortable socks for all occasions. I'm constantly sending for catalogue socks. But sometimes one would like to feel and see the wool, rayon, cotton or cashmere before you actually have to buy them.


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