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LETTERS to the EDITORS
To the New York Herald Tribune:
If President Eisenhower goes to
Geneva for his "at-the-summit" confer-
enee. we hope he will observe that 11 I
Switzerland is not ei member of lTN and
has repeatedly refused lo make military
alliuma-s with other nations and (2)
Swiss citizens have lived in peace for the
last 150 years.
If the independent little Republic of
Switzerland, surrounded by predatory
powers which have recurrently turned
Europe into a battlefield, can so suc-
cessfully "go it alone." why must the
mighty I nited States, flanked bv two
oceans, depend for its securit) upon
allies — the same "allies" who let us do
the fighting for them in Korea?
We hope the Presidenl will think
about this at Geneva and that he will
return convinced that the Swiss policy
of independence, courage and integrity
in international affairs is more effective
in preventing war than lhe appeasement,
arms and alphabetical alliances on which
our national security depends.
Mildred Willis Harris
400 East 59th St.
New York 22. N. Y.
IF JOHNNY COULD READ
To tin- Rochester Times-Union:
The National Education Association
i- demanding federal aid lo education.
Now I know "Why Johnny Can'l
Read . . ." I by Rudolph Flesch). If
Johnny could read he might learn
something about American history.
lb- mighl learn lo read lln- Declaration of Independence . . . from oppressive government, lie might learn that
our Republic became the grcatesl ami
most prosperous in lhe world beeause it
was built on free enterprise and thai
socialism destroys freedom, initiative
He might learn that socialism denies
one of the Ten Commandments . . .
"Thou shalt not steal" . . . taking from
one to give to another.
If Johnny could read he mighl even
learn to think for himself and discover
individual liberty — Heaven forbid!
Shortsville. New York
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RED, WHITE AND BLUE
To the Chicago Tribune:
In completing an exhibit for Armed
Forces day, I shopped the stores around
Chanute Air Base for red, white, and
blue crepe paper. Most of the merchants
had never heard of such a thing.
Perhaps I'm older than I realize. Yel.
when I was a boy all the stores carried
that combination. My cousins made
dresses and suits of that material. We
wore inn patriotism frankly and proudly.
Is it "fat eat" living, color engineering, or pastel minded "liberalism" thai
causes us to hide our colors?
Let's encourage our merchants In
stock the good old red, white, and blue.
Let's get them out where thev can be
\f/Sgt. Fdward M. Horan
3345th Supply Sq.. Box 2181
Chanute Air Force Base. Illinois
To the Berry ville. Va. Courier:
The liberals, pinkos, left-wingers and
fellow travelers are having a super field
day. One often has to double-check the
names of the newspapers to be sure he
is not reading the Daily Worker or
Pravda. If Chou-En-lai sneezes, head
lines claim, he is about to release a
couple more of our dear boys who now
are by Executive Order. United Nationalists rather than Americans.
The- headlines don't tell about the
4,000-odd other missing boys, or how
long il will take to get them back 4 al
Why don't the papers tell us the real
Tito story instead of lying propaganda?
When are we going to be told lhat Communists, no matter what their nationality, are nothing but dirty, filthy, double-crossing rats? When will vve American people demand lhat our statesmen
and senators quit giving our hard-
earned money to animals like Tito'.-'
Joseph M. Howard
350 W. Vanderbilt Dr.
Corpus Christi, Texas