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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
February 10, 1975
FROM THE HOME FRONTSir:Was that really necessary? Your cover and feature on the new Canc�n resort (Old Gods, Young Goddesses) in the Jan. 27 issue are most disappointing in a magazine of your caliber. Imagine my shock when I walked into my son's room and found him reading what appeared to be a girlie magazine.
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February 10, 1975

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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FROM THE HOME FRONT
Sir:
Was that really necessary? Your cover and feature on the new Canc�n resort (Old Gods, Young Goddesses) in the Jan. 27 issue are most disappointing in a magazine of your caliber. Imagine my shock when I walked into my son's room and found him reading what appeared to be a girlie magazine.

Come on, now, what sport are you covering? Or should we even ask? If we wanted this type of material in our home, we would not be subscribing to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.
Mrs. JAMES F. RIEDEL
Milwaukee

Sir:
The cover is disgusting. Your bathing suit ads are disgraceful in a sports magazine. I am not a prude, but there is a time and a place for everything. This magazine is not the place.
E. DUDEK
Colonia, N.J.

Sir:
If you're going to get down to the bare facts, we will cancel our subscription.
PHYLLIS R. DEVINE
Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Sir:
We consider your Jan. 27 issue unsuitable for use in our elementary school library. We request cancellation of our subscription and a refund for the issues we no longer care to receive.
M. D. THOMAS
Principal
Edwin Markham School
Pittsburgh

Sir:
I thought for a moment that our college son's girlie magazine had been delivered to his home instead of his dorm. Our high school son—Superjock we call him—never looked at the cover; ho, ho, ho! Dad did, though. Golly, are you going to get letters!
Mrs. C. A. ELDRIDGE
Ferndale, Mich.

Sir:
That issue was really nudes-worthy.
SAUL SCHACTER
Glen Head, N.Y.

Sir:
Re page 31, with apologies to Rudyard Kipling, the bathing suit she wore was nothing much before, and rather less than half of it behind.
E. H. BATCHELLER
Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)
Washington, D.C.

Sir:
I have heard the argument that "this is no more than can be found on any beach." The point is that impressionable youngsters cannot, usually, take home what they find on the beach of this nature to browse over. Don't you think young people are exposed to enough sex without your having to resort to it, too?
STELLA F. McKEOWN
Lompoc, Calif.

Sir:
Please don't do me any favors. SI should concern itself with the latest sports events. Pin-ups I can get in a girlie magazine.
EMMETT F. JOSEPH
Dayton

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