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19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
August 19, 1957
FITNESS: FULLHEARTED SUPPORTSirs:Congratulations to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and Bonnie Prudden for such excellent reporting (U.S. Fitness, 1957. SI, Aug. 5).
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August 19, 1957

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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FITNESS: FULLHEARTED SUPPORT
Sirs:
Congratulations to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and Bonnie Prudden for such excellent reporting (U.S. Fitness, 1957. SI, Aug. 5).

May I be the first to suggest making Bonnie Prudden Woman of the Year? She is doing something which no politician, statesman, scientist or educator has done: making the people aware of and teaching them the very fundamental needs and requirements of physical education—before pills, vitamins, diets, hospitals, sanitariums, juvenile delinquency courts, reform schools or even prisons have to be applied. Certainly, less of these will be needed if Bonnie can get her points across.

I feel many problems of youth delinquency stem from physical unfitness because of lack of suitable physical education programs. As a physical educator and physiotherapist I am proud to report—thanks to Bonnie Prudden's appearance in our town—that I am conducting a children's and adults' gymnastics program, with full-hearted support of our parents, the athletic club and the recreation committee.
Mrs. HILDE RAFF
Maywood, N.J.

FITNESS: ANTICIPATION
Sirs:
I watched and tried Bonnie Prudden's exercises when they were presented on the Home show, and am only waiting until I finish this letter to start on the new series.
LUCIGRAN SWITZER
Lincoln, Neb.

FITNESS: GOOD USE
Sirs:
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S physical fitness issue is being put to good use in our course, Education 293A—Physical Education in Modern Culture.
C. L. BROWNELL
Chairman
Dept. of Health, Education and Physical Education
Teachers College
Columbia University
New York

FITNESS: GRAND IDEA
Sirs:
My neighbor and I leave our husbands "baby-sleeping" at 6:30 each morning and take a brisk two-mile hike. It's an exhilarating experience and I honestly have increased my energy to an amazing degree.

To me, this is a grand idea for the city housewife too busy for exercises and frustrating diets.
Mrs. DOUGLAS COOK
Toledo

FITNESS: MENS SANA...
Sirs:
With Billy Graham to straighten us out spiritually and Bonnie Prudden to straighten us out physically, things are really looking up!
Mrs. DAN HOWE
Kingman, Kans.

FITNESS: BEGINS AT HOME
Sirs:
Cheers for your article on physical fitness—plus charts, etc.—by Bonnie Prudden.

I devoted 15 minutes to it on my Let's Chat, a 15-minute women's program aired over WFNC, our Mutual outlet here. Also started the exercises with my 8-year-old!

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