Thank goodness that common sense has finally prevailed in the long-simmering, one-man-attack crusade that has characterized the quixotic and seemingly selfserving mission of Scott Hodes against the city of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program.

With patience that rivals Job, the folks at Cultural Affairs have had to endure one countless frivolous lawsuit after another as Mr. Hodes keeps up the fire, some would say to publicize his law practice of representing artists.

With the adoption of an amended Public Art Ordinance [The Business, May 18], the department can now devote its attention to what it does best, curate a world-class public art collection, and Scott Hodes, the Better Government Association, et al can, in true Don Quixote fashion, find another windmill to tilt.

John Currin

Hyde Park