W e' passed the Formosa resolution
and moved into Formosa Straits. Another bluff, -o colossal as tee impress
the Reds thai THIS TIME we- mean
business, but pure hlulf just the same.
Certainly Chou heis sufficient reasons to
believe thai we are too proud or too
M'lleeW III fight.
Sliieulil Chou En-Lai now oiler ee
cease-fire for all Chiang - Islands excepl
Formosa, watch our appeasers demand
acceptance. Then, how lone would il be
until our State Department would announce that Formosa, Japan, Korea,
eunl Ueisk.ee are no longer within the
perimeter ol our defense?
R. C. Jordan
1115 North 25th St.,
I'.ii mingham 4. Alabama
To the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
In reading the new oath ol enlistmenl
for the Marine Corps, which I understand is in he' used for eill armed services, two significant changes engaged
my attention. The word "God" i- omitted, as is the reference to defending
lhe Constitution. Considerable verbiage
of little significance is added.
Do these changes portend a gradual
oi sudden absorption of the' I nited
Slate's Armed Forces into the I V where
lhe word "God" is hated and the Constitution despised?
1 have administered the oath ol enlistmenl many times when il contained
the words '• lod, and "I lonstitution,
and it i- dear to my heart. Veterans
everywhere should rise- up in righteous
( . G. Richardson
Box 281, Kirkland, Washington
A DIM, DANGEROUS PATH'
To the (Intuitu Evening II orld Herald:
Your editorial "A Dim. Dangerous
Path," is another example of your untiring efforts to keep thi- country on a
siiunil economic eiml democratic basis.
The federal governmenl cannot af-
loril to embark on a grandiose school
building program ;in\ more than the-
various states can. If the citizens ol the
slates di, n,,i feel they can afford individually such elaborate physical educational facilities as those proposed b;
W eishinL-leeii. then how can they afford
eill ihis simply because the plan i~
I lovernment-sj sored ?
Such a program would hi' paid for
I'A Till-. CITIZENS OF Mil. STATES.
em matter whether it he sponsored by
some state educational group or In a
The states should jealously L'liarel
their righl in determine their own educational standards. They simply cannol
retain this right if they accept any
appreciable amount e.l federal fin
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assistance lor -elneeils. Ihis surely would
entail increasing encroachment In led
er.il l-eiir.'.a t
/,. /.. Henderson
111. 2. Corning, Iowa
To lhe Cincinnati Times-Star:
Senc I .S. soldiers, former prisoners
eel till' Chinese Colli 111 1111 isl 3. UK1V 1>C
sentenced to life imprisonment if it can
he proved lhal thev collaborated wilh
lln- lulls during their imprisonment.
Bul how aboul those high officials e.l
th.' I .>.. Greal Britain, and the I \ who
collaborated with the Communists much
more effectively than did these- unfortunate prisoners, by discharging our
greal general. MacArthur. and by deliberately arranging our defeat in
R.F.D. 1. New Richmond. Ohio
BAN ON PUBLICATIONS OPPOSED
To the Sew I ork Times:
Recently the New *! ork Time's ele
plored the decline of Slavic studies in
ih,' educational institutions of ihis country. Due reason eiitel for the decline
weis the fear of students thai their study
eel Russian or related languages mighl
subject them to future investigations. It
is mosl unfortunate thai the study of the
Russian language is diminishing al a
time when ii is most \iieil to the security
of our country.
The news thai the Posl Office is refusing in deliver Soviel publications to
anv excepl "authorized" persons is most
disturbing, li i- high time that many
loy il Americans learn Russian, eunl read
Russian publications carefully. If only
diplomats and foreign agents may read
Pravda or other Soviel publications, our
information on lieissiei will be dangerously reduced. Such arbitrary censorship is an unjustified denial of our
traditional rights to read anything we
wish, eunl -liniilil la' ended immediately.
Col at l n Cum
Duke- I niversity
Durham. North Carolina
IGNORANCE IS OWN
EXCUSE FOR BEING?
To the- Houston Chronicle:
Recently a friend remarked In me
very matter-of-factly thai he heul not
ia.nl ,i single magazine, newspaper or
1 ,ioik during the past eight years and
consequently knew little, if eni\thin■_-.
aboul communism or anv other kiml
of ism. Whal can you say for ei person
like that? Is ignorance ils own bliss Eoi
Gen. Dean seiid once theit the average
American soldier was not as wide awake
to the role eif his country in world
affairs .1- the Communisl soldiers with
whom he came m contacl while a
P.O.W., but they were better informed
on Communist objectives than the avei
age American he heul mel since' coming
John ll. Lynch
1037 San Male,,. SE,
Mbuquerque. Y M.
To the Los Angeles Times:
Hunger and famines resulting from
food scarcity in Communist-controlled
countries are nothing new. This sad
state is the resull of farm collectivism,
;ul\ ocated by all (iommunists.
Communisl agriculture "experts
coming to Vmerica to observe our Farm
methods and machiner) will nol increase their production.
When fanners are free to own their
own farms and equipment, control their
own lives and business, and sell thetf
produce on a free markel the resull ie-
abundance and plenty for all.
Ihis method, however, is capitalism,
the economic system Communists detesl
above all. And I doubl if the Communisl
dictators prefer freedom for their subjects eunl eil lance to personal power,
controls eiml scarcities. II they did, there
would be no Communists.
1273 1 Grovetree Avenue
DEEP IN RED CHINA,
OUR FORGOTTEN MEN
To the Charlotte Observer:
All hui ei few of us seem to have forgotten those Vmerican soldiers held i*
(lommunisl < ihina. Then' is ie,lk eif only
eleven or thirteen \mericans held. ye'
according to the December I". l95->
/ S. \ei,s & II orld n.poti there are
94 I missing G.I.'s still being held '"
Long before China had made her announcement, the onl) people who he"'
protested China's imprisoning ""'
troops were Senator McCarthy eunl retired Arm\ Captain Eugene li. GuiW
What an- we going to do aboul the*f
Vmerican hoops (ihina holds? Pre*1'
eleni Eisenhower suggests we be patie"!
sil quietly by until the I \ gets v.""'1
and ready to see il it can do anything-
I he next time someone etsks us to '"
patienl aboul llii.-. tell thai someone '''
.i-k our imprisoned Vmerican troop-
be patient, ll is easy for us to be pal'1'"1
we are not in jail.
Mickey Colbert ,
:i)(,i., Elm St., High Point. N. '-
SAYS AVOID WAR
To the Indianapolis Star:
Today's pressing question is when'!
we s|ie,ul,l eulopt ;i realistic polic)
FACTS FORUM NEWS, "•