Letters, Sep. 9, 1957

Backhand, Forehand

Sir:

I must protest your Aug. 26 issue of TIME with Althea Gibson on the cover. We have enough trouble with these people without paying for a magazine which carries such news. You will ruin your magazine if you continue to run such articles. Don't do it again.

R. M. SHAW

Philadelphia

Sir:

I'll accept Kim Novak, Khrushchev, and even Chief Justice Warren on your covers, but I'm afraid I couldn't stand your Althea Gibson cover around the house.

JOHN E. MEEKS

Baton Rouge

Sir:

The insight you portrayed in your story on Althea Gibson was very heartwarming. She is a tribute to her race and a great...

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