I LIKE IT
My experience over the years has been that when I subscribe to a new magazine, intrigued by the advance publicity and promise, a feeling of disappointment follows. Such decidedly was not my experience with SI! I have enjoyed each issue thoroughly and think that you have reached just the proper balance of factual reporting, well-chosen pictures, amusing fiction, and accurate and complete sport results.
I intend to save my complete file and over the years it will be invaluable statistically. May I suggest that for the benefit of people like myself, you make available (for a moderate charge) a rather detailed index of the year's contents.
I am glad you have brought Paul Gallico back to the sports field. Those of us engaged in sports promotion have missed him.
Jimmy Jemails HOTBOX is a most interesting feature, and I see great possibilities of bringing out both sides of controversial questions in sports through this interesting type of presentation.
Herman Hickman and Roger Kahn's contributions are excellent and timely, but it really isn't fair to single out specific contributors because the whole magazine is excellent.
To sum up, as you have probably gathered from what I have said, I like your magazine!
JOHN REED KILPATRICK
Madison Square Garden Corp.
?For a reader's reflection on General Kilpatrick's sporting career see 19TH HOLE, Oct. 25.?ED.
Now that I have had the pleasure of reading from cover to cover six issues of your magazine, I can no longer put off sending my congratulations.
Since I am especially interested in the ways that sports can promote understanding and good will between men and women of different nations, I am most impressed by the international flavor of SI.
JOHN JAY HOPKINS
Chairman and President
General Dynamics Corp.
Your picture story of outdoorsman Ernest Hemingway (SI, Oct. 4) has done much to remind us of "Papa's" many hunting and fishing expeditions at Sun Valley. Not only was SI's fishing picture taken here but also the pheasant and duck hunting scenes.