On the Issue
You’ve really done it! I didn’t think I could enjoy a magazine more than your first issue, but your second issue had the same impact. It’s like a good book—you can’t put it down and you hate when it’s over.
Who needs PEOPLE? In answer to an impertinent question posed by columnist William Safire, I can only say: we all do!
Edward M. Murrain
New York City
Out of sheer curiosity, I purchased your March 11 issue. After reading through this magazine, my mind was in utter shock and disbelief. In my opinion you have downgraded the integrity of your writing, reporting and reading public. For the benefit of Time Inc., I definitely think the publication of PEOPLE should immediately cease.
Nancy J. Rose
New York City
This was the first time in 10 years that I actually sat down and read a magazine from cover to cover. I could have gone on for another 60 pages. All the articles were exceptionally well written. The pictures were marvelous. What else can I possibly say?
Thanks to you for producing a most refreshing and interesting publication. We keep it in our office and I have been buying copies for all my friends.
John A. Logan
I did not pick up this week’s issue. Last week’s left me unamused, definitely bored. You are foisting pusillanimous poop on the public.
If PEOPLE can sustain the good taste, sensitivity and vital intimacy you showed in your Martha Mitchell piece, it’s going to be one hell of a landmark on the American magazine scene.
South Hamilton, Mass.
I was delighted with the first two issues and have become a loyal PEOPLE fan. My best to Martha—she deserves to be the heroine of the Watergate stink, not another victim.
Anne L. Eason
I was very upset. I truly feel sorry for her and her daughter. I myself am 13 years old and can identify with Marty.
Americans in Turkish Jail
I have just finished reading your article concerning the two American girls who are serving life sentences in Turkey. I am moved by their plight. I am writing to ask if it would be possible for you to forward an address so that I could write them. I am in their age group and feel they would appreciate the communication.
San Pedro, Calif.
It is a shocking article. We are deeply concerned and would like to offer our support and encouragement.
Hamilton, Ontario Letters intended for JoAnn McDaniel and Kathy Zenz should be sent in care of the American Consulate in Adana, Turkey.—ED.
In your article about me you made reference to my brother, Jonas, as a Nobel prizewinner. In the minds of many people he has earned this distinction. Regretfully, he has not received the Nobel Prize, although nominated more than once. Many thanks for your kind words about me.
Lee Salk, Ph.D.
New York City
We need more people like Dr. Salk, who have had enough experience with parents and children to know exactly what he is talking about. It is time the child-free couple be left alone without people around them insisting that their lives are just not worthwhile unless they have children.
Mrs. Lesli Lapham
As a social worker, I see people who became parents because it was like death and taxes—it happened to everyone. One can change a wrong career, but having children without thinking of the consequences may doom them to very unhappy lives.
The article on Roger Billings and his interesting project on hydrogen fuel for autos caught my eye. Could you supply more information? How would one go about buying stock in this company?
Glenn E. Goscinski
New York City
Queries may be sent to Billings Energy Research Corp., P.O. Box 555, Provo, Utah 84601.—ED.
I find your magazine delighful; it is easy reading and gives a broad view of people and events. I really got hooked on your PEOPLE Puzzle. However, in the March 11 puzzle a typographical error was made on No. 3—Le Président—which turned out to be Pompidou. There was a “C” instead of the first “O.” I really enjoy working the puzzle and look forward to each week’s issue. Just don’t mess up on the lettering.