updated 07/23/1979 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/23/1979 AT 01:00 AM EDT
After spending a day buying inflated products in 80° stores and burning 90¢ gas, seeing your cover, "Is Teddy Ready?" (PEOPLE, July 2), made me smile again. Teddy, we Americans are.
What bothers this constituent is that the "teasing" by Senator Ted is starting to be seen as arrogant playing with the voters everywhere. We desperately need, as the senator says, "boldness" in America, not someone who slyly bows in and out of the presidential arena. If Senator Kennedy becomes a victim of angry voter backlash due to his "tease," he'll have no one to blame but himself.
Teddy may be ready, but I'm not ready for him. Nor am I ready for a part-time First Lady.
Pacino is neither turkey nor burnt toast. He is a brilliant actor who did not entirely succeed in what he attempted, but he deserves a measure of respect and credit. At least he didn't make an Airport movie.
Just about the time the people of Fort Worth thought they had read the last of Priscilla Davis' "sad" stories, another one turns up! T. Cullen Davis is a very successful man. If he had made an attempt on her life, she wouldn't be around to tell her stories.
I agree that things have to change in the military services if they want to attract young people. I know five people, including my brother and sister, who joined in the past two years. They were promised training in certain career fields and to this day are still doing menial jobs like painting, answering phones, swabbing decks and picking up trash. What kind of job on the outside could they possibly do with this so-called training? And what possible good could they be in a war?
Costa Mesa, Calif.
Are those tennis shoes I see on the feet of aerobic dance founder Jacki Sorensen? Shame on her! If she really knew her stuff, she would be stressing the importance of a pair of good running shoes for this strenuous sport.
"Tennis shoes are better for lateral movement than jogging shoes are," says Sorensen.—ED.
I appreciate your article on the legendary Poco, but the nucleus that powered the group through its struggling years consisted of Cotton, Grantham and Young—and Timothy B. Schmit. How could you overlook even mentioning Schmit? The voice of Poco for many years and the long-haired guitarist at center stage, Schmit did more for the group than any of Poco's old-time C&W rockers.
Neil E. Goodell
Tim Schmit, who was brought to Poco in 1970, stayed through six albums. In 1977 he moved to the Eagles.—ED.
This is one tourist who left the Polynesian Palace feeling I had wasted $50 on a show in which Don Ho's biggest contribution was kissing grandmothers and pinching their fannies.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
I'm not into women's lib, but a man who has two female roommates to tend to his "personal needs," one-night stands with women he just met and visits his wife almost every Sunday stuns me into wondering why women allow themselves to be so degraded.
You said Frank Sinatra appeared at a Denver benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and helped raise a spectacular $500,000 (June 25). Indeed, Mr. Sinatra did appear for diabetes, without fee, but it was at the second annual Carousel Ball of the Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver. The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, headquartered in New York, has no connection with our organization. Kay Starr has appeared at their fund raisers, but your report that Mr. Sinatra declined to have Miss Starr appear on our program with him is not so. At no time did Mr. Sinatra inquire about who else was on the program. At no time was Miss Starr scheduled to appear, but we recognize both her exceptional talent and her sympathy for our cause.
Mrs. Barbara Davis