From: Bill von Gremp
Sent: October 17, 2005
Subject: File No. 4-500

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter regards File No. 4-500. Request for rulemaking regarding member records of "short" positions and reporting and public dissemination of aggregate positions by security. Please help eliminate short selling in the public markets. It hurts everyone.

Thank you.

Bill von Gremp
28441 Del Mar
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677