Your Jan. 12 article on Hawaii (Go Back to a New Grass Shack) warms me and at the same time stirs deep resentment. You put down the ravening tourist crowd, you scorn the oft-trod paths of the islands, then proceed to expose the existence of Hana Ranch and Kona Village.
It took me hours of research to discover and thousands of dollars to get to these two "hideaways" in recent years. Like Author Michener, who announced to the world the perfections of Hamoa Beach, you should have your typewriter taken away for this one. The swimwear revelations almost, but not quite, make up for your paradisiacal revelations.
RICHARD J. PATTON
Olympia Fields, Ill.
Nothing like adding a little spice to the old magazine! I didn't read the article but I sure enjoyed the pictures. More!
Congratulations on the article on swimsuit fashions. It was certainly welcome on these cold Wisconsin nights. Bravo! And more of the same.
In my opinion SI wasted 10 pages of an issue which could have contained more coverage of the bowl games. It was, all in all, a very disappointing issue.
WILLIAM H. MacINTOSH
Please cancel my subscription now. I thought SI was a man's magazine of sport, not a woman's fashion magazine. By the way, I've been to Hawaii and I didn't see bathing suits like that.
M. FROOME GAYLE
I would like to express my utter disgust for your article and photographs, Sand, Surf, and New Swimwear. They are most distasteful and unfit.
MRS. ROBBIE EMERSON
I love it when you publish articles that contain pictures of girls wearing revealing bathing suits, such as your recent article about Hawaii. Not that the articles and the pictures are that great, but I enjoy reading the letters that you publish two weeks later from overprotective mothers and repressive librarians who threaten to cancel their subscriptions because of the "obscene" pictures. Keep up the good work!
Bryn Mawr, Pa.
In anticipation of any objections to the swimsuit pictures in the Jan. 12 issue, I offer my support to the girls. Two cheers.
WILLIAM Y. CARTER
New York City
ROSES FOR ROZELLE
Wham-bam, Hank Stram.
Foul ball, Tex Maule.
Johnson City, Tenn.