Regarding the E.T. affair: I find it curious that so many of your readers, including E.T. himself, think a child who isn't old enough to read would recognize a coke spoon when he sees it.
What are these kids learning at home?
The Times received a total of 46 letters on the E.T. affair, 35 of which expressed varying degrees of outrage over the drug paraphernalia in the original June 16 cover illustration by Will Weston. The other letters were in reaction to E.T.'s "own" letter sent in by the Spielberg/Universal interests or the batch of pro-E.T./anti-Times letters published last Sunday.