Wowie! I'm going to Maui (Tank Heaven for Not So Little Girls, Jan. 24).
Tank heaven for SI for helping us make it through the long, cold winter.
Kindly extend my subscription through the year 2000. I needed that.
Tanks, shmanks. We want bikinis!
ANDY J. KULES
Your Maui cover girl sure is zowie, but what place do she and her cohorts have in a sports magazine? She surely wasn't put there because of her extraordinary swimming ability. Pictures of this type detract greatly from the quality of SI.
University Park, Pa.
The suits worn by the girls on the last two pages of your pictorial display do not look as if they are worthy to be worn in any aquatic event or for the simple pleasures of fun in the sun. SI should not be a forum for suggestive advertising.
It was just one more example of the exploitation of women to profit yourselves.
Please put me on record as one chick who looks forward to your swimsuit issue. The suits are the best yet.
Your Jan. 24 issue came as a tremendous shock. When I bought my son Mike a birthday subscription, I had no inkling that your magazine should be kept in a brown paper bag, to be unseen by innocent eyes. If you really think these photographs represent a sport, you are in the wrong business.
MRS. R. A. SULLIVAN
I thought the girls were great, but if we want to see that sort of thing we can get it in other magazines. Give us sports.