Oh, by gosh, by jingo, let's all go to Santo Domingo (A New Era for an Old Island, Feb. 1)! After viewing your excellent picture coverage and particularly your cover girl, Tannia Rubiano, I can see no reason why this Caribbean island should be bypassed in favor of other tourist spots. Would that I could visit this Dominican paradise.
WILLIAM F. O'BRIEN
If the beaches of the Dominican Republic are so private, who needs a top or a bottom? Here was a perfect opportunity to take it all off and, despite your repeated efforts in this direction, you flubbed it!
SI is a good magazine; conservation articles have been excellent. Why, then, do you find it necessary to run these meat exhibits every so often?
St. Meinrad, Ind.
You ought to change your name to ALL ILLUSTRATED. Cancel my son's subscription.
"Paradise Regained"? "Hell Regained" would have been a more appropriate title.
MARY D. BRADY
The next time you use this type of a cover will you please remove it from my copy of the magazine before mailing it to me.
SISTER LEONARD MARIE
What's so sporting about naked kids and half-naked women running along the beach? Come on, SI, knock off that stuff and get back to business.
It was a splendid article, and the picture on page 37 of the kids and the model racing along the sand was beautifully symbolic of innocence not yet lost, of inhibition not yet gained. What a pity that in our "advanced" plastic-and-steel culture such pure and natural expression of fun should be frowned upon.
I congratulate you for publishing the fine account by Curt Flood (My Rebellion, Feb. 1). Your magazine once again has had the courage to report on the problems existing in sports in this country. It is significant that Flood, a black man, has had the courage to fight the inequity that other stars apparently have found so easy to forget about for a few extra dollars. Right on, Curt. Change that Grand Old Game.
LEONARD A. GLAZER
Coral Gables, Fla.
Sorry, but I'm shedding no tears for Curt Flood. The greatest thing that ever happened to him occurred in 1957 when the Cincinnati club, exercising its right under the much-maligned reserve clause, treated him as an IBM card and traded him to St. Louis, thereby opening the door to his $90,000-a-year peonage. Flood's silence at the time was deafening.
JOHN W. KEARNS