MRS. AVERELL HARRIMAN
Yes, if the husband is a good skier. A man proficient in sports should be a good instructor. My husband was one of the first to ski down the N.Y. State development at Whiteface Mountain, in which he has taken such a great interest.
MRS. NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER
New York City
I think it's fine for a husband to teach his wife to ski, providing, of course, that he himself is a good skier and a good teacher. Skiing is a beautiful sport, one that husbands and wives can particularly enjoy together, and I love it.
JOSEPH T. MONTESANI
New York and Palm Beach
No. The first thing I saw at the hotel in Aspen, Colo. was a woman being wheeled out with a cast on her leg. Another had a cast on her arm. If a wife broke a limb while her husband was teaching her, she'd nag him the rest of her life.
Yes. As it happened, my wife and I learned to ski together, and we helped each other a lot. Later, I taught our daughter to ski. Skiing is wonderful for the family and the one sport in which you can forget all material things.
November 17, 1958
MRS. EDMUND S. MUSKIE
Although my husband used to compete in the jumping competitions, I think a wife should first seek a ski instructor. Husbands do not have that much patience. On the other hand, they are simply divine with children.
MRS. SEPP RUSCHP
Wife of General Manager, Mt. Mansfield Co. Stowe, Vt.
No. When a woman knows a man too well, she talks back to him: "You taught me differently yesterday. Why change today? Don't you know what you're doing?" The wife should let her husband enjoy his skiing and learn from an instructor.
Yes. In Montreal the husbands teach their wives everything. The husbands are the bosses. When a husband says to his wife: "You have to ski the way I teach you," she does. She never talks back to him. That's as it should be.
MRS. FRED ISELIN
Wife of co-director, Aspen Ski School Aspen, Colo.
The husbands try to teach their wives to ski, but they never succeed. First, there are polite arguments, then they begin sleeping in separate beds. Next it's separate rooms. Finally she's in Europe to ski while he stays here for a divorce.