Yes, it's tacky to wear a baseball cap with plus fours, as Billy Casper did at the Masters (LEADING OFF, April 23), but it's also a no-no to have a crease in them. They should be baggy baggy.
PS. Enclosed is a photo of me (far left). I've been wearing plus fours since 1974. I had them made specially—at $75 per and no crease.
Your coverage of the plus-four group at the Masters was exemplary. However, the slacks in the long-trouser group shown in the pictures accompanying the Masters article are all tailored too long. There should be no break in the trouser line.
If I were their shoe supplier I'd raise hell.
THE STRIPER AND ACID RAIN
Congratulations on an extraordinary special report on the striped bass (A Rain of Death on the Striper? April 23). I'm an 18-year-old sportsman who reads many sports and fishing magazines, and I'm sorry to say they haven't shown as much concern about the fish as SI has. Someone has finally taken the initiative to confront the problem.
I am intrigued by stripers, especially after having caught them in the Cape Cod Canal and from Cape Cod beaches. Originally, I thought the decline in numbers of the fish could be blamed on states like Rhode Island, which, before the moratorium, permitted both gill and trap netting of the striper. Your news concerning the tributaries of Chesapeake Bay is grim. This is a very important issue that must be addressed by the federal government, as opposed to state governments. I hope you'll continue your research and keep us posted on further developments.
As an avid fisherman, I read Robert H. Boyle's article on the plight of the Chesapeake Bay striped bass with great interest. The thought of one day losing these beautiful fish is extremely disturbing. What is even more disturbing is the way our government officials turn their backs when it comes to acid rain. I hope this article will make them face the problem and do something about it before it's too late. The striper is worth saving.
Robert H. Boyle has used many words and figures to say very little. I am 100% against acid rain, but 100% for everything that causes it. Oh, what to do? Now an article addressed to that question would have been interesting.
Congratulations to Dan Jenkins for a superb article on Ben Crenshaw's Masters victory (A Breakthrough for the Heartbreak Kid, April 23). Crenshaw should serve as a role model for anyone following a vocation in life: If you're blessed with a particular talent, then all you need to succeed is a little persistence and a great deal of patience.
DAVID W. WILLIAMS
How could you? The most popular Masters champion since a swashbuckling kid from Latrobe, Pa. won his first green jacket, along with the hearts of golfing America, and who graces your cover? Darryl Strawberry, a talented ballplayer but not yet a superstar deserving of SI cover status.