Thanks for the article on interposition.
States' rights has indeed become more
than a regional problem.
Incidentally, Russia is puzzled and stymied
as to how to take over such a country as
the United States. They couldn't just take
the central government and governmental
"head" and thus get all, because the states
are in the way.
Let's guard tlie deterrent — states' rights!
L. V. Cleveland
The Highway Magazine
I [enniker. New Hampshire
You would be doing a great service to
Americans if you would print a copy of the
inclosed petition, which is being circulated
It is to be hoped that from the reading
of this petition others will be impelled
to seek their congressmen's willingness to
further new Civil Defense legislation.
This petition is based on testimonies
offered before the Senate Subcommittee
of the Government Operations Committee,
headed ably by the Honorable Chet Holi-
We, the undersigned, do not believe that
Civil Defense is a purely local issue.
We believe that an attack on an American
city would be an attack on the United States,
and that Ch U Defense should have an equal
standing with the army, navy, air force,
marines, and coast Euard.
So. we hereby petition for federal funds for
Ch il Defense, to he allocated proportionately
accordint: to target area population, and, that
such legislation be passed as shall provide for
the recommendations made for survival before
the Government Operations Committee's hearings on Civil Defense.
\'.\ elyn M. Smart
149 Eustis Street
Roxbury 19, Massachusetts
FAN (applauds) FARE
I believe that the condensed article of
Cecil Palmer's meat hook, The British
Socialist Ill-Fare Slate, is one of the most
important ever published in this nation. I
can only hope that it has the widest circulation. It should he read by every legislator
in Washington and every labor leader as
Congratulations to you for your foresight
in choosing this subject for publication.
722 North Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills, California
I have heen reading with interest your
articles on foreign affairs, and would like
to call attention to what is happening at our
feet — tlie plight of the American citizen
who, through misadventure or consolidation
of companies, is forced to look for another
position, and is fifty years of age or more.
These men and women are quite often the
heads of families, are buying a home, or are
preparing children for college, and quite
often have small resources at their command.
The bitterness aroused by the refusal of
corporations to employ these middle-aged
can only be imagined.
R. C. Phelps
1707 Church Street
ATOM BOMB YEAR 11
As a retired science teacher of twenty-
five years experience, I was interested in
Mr. Schlichenmaier's letter, in your issue of
May, 1956 [a Readers Report item which
told of Classrooms, Inc., a citizens' tin id-
raising project to solve the classroom shortage in Orlando, Florida].
It is fine that an appeal could be made to
Classrooms, Inc. But in Atom Bomb Year 1 I,
when we are falling behind Russia in our
output of scientists and technicians, there
also should he Laboratories, Inc., Drawing
Rooms, Inc., Observatories, Inc., and Greenhouses, Inc.
R. E. Bow xi \n
The group [pictured above] is celebrating
an oldster's birthday. [HonOree was Mrs.
John Benedict Brine, 94, shown at far right.]
Instead of the birthday cake. Facts Forum
magazines were passed around — discussion
and spirits rose high. A good time was had
by all. One guesl said, "How well we employed our afternoon."
Best wishes for (he continued success of
Facts Forum Sens, which has grown like a
giant from the very first little pamphlet.
Mrs. John AuGUSTINB Dai.y
40 Larch Road
The following letters ore only a few of mo11''
we have received which reveal that the tur°r
about modern art still persists as analyzed l"
two articles published in Facts Forum Ne*s'
("Art for Whose Soke," by Esther Julia P*1*'
Feb., 1956, issue; and "Modern Art and Free
dom," by Rene d'Harnoncourt, June, 1956, issue-
VS. ON MODERN ART
Re: d'Harnoncourt versus Pels — "Art «■
Most artists and educators agree that tl*j
art of a period reflects the thinking •""
culture of the period.
During the Century of Progress the Ar
Institute of Chicago had on display *J
works of contemporary artists from all C&&
tries. After finishing a tour of the gall*-'1"'1*'
I asked myself what one word would D*
COnvey what I had just looked upon ;llUj
decided on "confusion." Two months ';lt\
I heard a prominent American lecturer -s' ■
that lie had been asking the wise and tjj
learned up and down (In- land what *jj
word would best express the state "f .
country and of the world, and they
agreed on "confusion." f
Modem art may be the expression
individualism, but modern art and coi"1"^ '
nism have several things in common - ''
are both the expression of sadistic, pervert* |
distorted, or confused (liinkn1--
Leila G. WhitNE*
930 Sunnyside Avent
There has always been c^
and depraved art, along |*Jj
those [examples of aril *l'st''(V.
ing truth, morality, and °eVJ
The question of these tim<
lo be. "Why is it chosen t<> I";
before the public tor mod*
inspiration and toward what- I
Probably it is like mod'