A CHAMPION'S SPORTING LOOK
Did you notice that the picture showing Anne Quast accepting her U.S. Women's Amateur trophy also shows her wearing a golf shirt which you introduced?
?We had not noticed it, but so she is. The shirt, depicting women golfers of the 1890s, is part of a special golf wardrobe presented by Sportswear Designer Bill Atkinson for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED readers in our March 24 issue.—ED.
ADVENTURES ON THE REEF
The Heaven Below articles (SI, Aug. 11 & 18) were the most interesting I have read in a long time, and Clare Boothe Luce must be a wonderful person to meet. She seems so young at heart and her adventures below the water seem very exciting. Where does she get all her energy? The pictures were breathtaking. More, please!
I actually thought I was down there with Art Pinder spearing the moray eel.
ROBERT E. SCHOENFELD
Mrs. Luce's underwater adventures off New Providence brought to mind an experience of mine in the same waters.
As a diversion from fishing we decided to try our hand at skin-diving—prompted, I might add, in no small part by Mrs. Luce's excellent series on her Bermuda indoctrination (SI, Sept. 9 & 16, '57).
I inquired of our guide, "Any sharks around?" and was told, "Certainly not!"
From first glance the beautiful and prolific sea life entranced me, and in an hour or so our boat was loaded with speared crayfish, parrotfish, grouper, trumpetfish, etc. Then it happened! An enormous shark came visiting and I didn't hear my wife's screams from the boat as I surfaced. Finally alerted, I looked beside me, and there it was!
The 75 feet or so back to the boat I swam in sheer desperate fright. He wasn't hungry, so I can now write about it. I'll go back, I know—the undersea is that fascinating—but never dive again without a lookout!
As I recall, it was a Pinder from Spanish Wells who told us, "No sharks!" I should have realized he didn't mean it literally!