Legions of "copy kids" through the years were blessed by having the good fortune to serve on the Monitor with Saville Davis. Ask any of us! We all remember his long-legged gait between the managing editor's desk and the wire room and the composing room. We remember his grace and elegance and his wonderful kindness when we would ask a question or seek advice. Talk about eyes lighting up - his eyes had a radiance that took in worlds we could not see. One of the great perks that sounded through a copy kid'srather mundane daily duties in the news room was the opportunity to associate with an array of mentors who helped us and guided us and encouraged us as we took our first faltering steps into the wide world of journalism. He was an outstanding mentor. We loved him! Ann Bradshaw Jenkins, Orinda, Calif. Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.