violated their 1933 agreement not to
continue espionage work against the
Things could have been better if Mrs.
Roosevelt had not been so suspicious
of the Dies Committee, and if today she
were not so suspicious of those ex-Reds
who have performeel valuable service to
James D. Bales
707 E. Race St., Searcy, Ark.
PROPAGANDA IN PARKS
I'd the Colorado Springs
The Honorable Douglas McKay
Secretary of the Interior
Washington, D. C.
On a recenl visit lo Muir Wood- \;i
tional Monument near San Francisco,
I read the following words on a plaque:
"Here in this grove of enduring redwoods, preserved for posterity, members
of the United Nations Conference on
International Organization met on May
19, 1945, to honor the memory of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, thirty-first
Presidenl of the United States, Chief
.Architect of the United Nations and
Apostle of lasting peace for all mankind."
To millions of Americans the United
Nations is an agent of communism and
is un-American in ils philosophy and
How many such propaganda plaques
are there in national parks over the
U. S.? It seems to me our Government
has had enough trouble with the UN
and would not wish to promote it in
Such manner. National parks and monu-
nit-tils are not the proper places for
subtle propaganda such as the above.
Won't you please remove it?
To the Eugene Register-Guard:
A recent item in the Oregoniaii heeul-
ed "Virgin Hens Flunk Tests" provided
a typical example of bureaucratic efficiency.
The Departmenl of Agriculture's experimental farm al Beltsville, Mil., has
been trying to hatch unfertilized tuikev
''"gs from virgin liens.
Anv country boy could have advised
"te experts that the handiest article on
■' successful turkey farm is a sprightly
Aside from the biological problems.
Consider the moral results had such experiments been successful. Did these- ex
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perls not consider the wave of juvenile
delinquency among the turkey offspring
who knew not the guiding wing of a
Having abandoned their fruitless project, one cannot help but wonder if
these experts will be shifted to the task
of producing "cheap power" from government-built dams, just as they produced cheap turkeys. Or perhaps they
will hatch a few "squirrels," a kickles?
mare or a five-gaited "constitutional
liberal." Who knows?
Rt. 2. Box 929, Creswell, Oregon
A GOOD EXAMPLE
To thc Fort Worth Star Telegram:
If you would like just one example of
whal Presidenl Eisenhower's international free trade bill will do to our economy and our standard of living, just
keep your eye on what excessive oil imports have already done to our oil industry.
Our American oil producers who pay
high taxes, high prices and high wages,
simply cannot compete with foreign
countries who pay starvation wages.
Naturally they are forced to shut down,
throwing oilfield workers out of work.
If a man cannot pay rent or buy the
essentials the factories cannot sell their
products. So they must reduce their
staffs. So on and on it goes, while we sil
idly by and say "what can we do aboul
Here is what we can do about it:
Write our congressmen how we feel
about excessive oil imports and the
President's international free trade bill.
Lake Rd.. Cisco. Texas
PROTECTION—U. N. STYLE
To the Colorado Springs
President Eisenhower, Harry Truman,
Eleanor Roosevelt, and Paul Hoffman
assure us the United Nations is the
"hope and salvation of the world." We
suggest they poll the hundreds, once
numbering thousands, of Americans who
fought for the United Nations and now
are dying in Red-Chinese dungeons. Is
betrayal into the enemies' hands, and
a slow, hideous death the reward for
allegiance to the United Nations?
If United Nations' devotees repose
such faith in ils powers, why don't they
trade places with the Red-held American
boys? The United Nations will protect
them—or. will il?
2414 Pacific Avenue-
San Francisco, California
BRICKER AMENDMENT NOT
To thc Minneapolis Morning Tribune:
For whom does Doris Fleeson write
when she states the Bricker Amendment
"is dead for this session"?
Could the Bricker amendment be dead
to Gladys Keefe, whose husband, Private
Richard Thomas Keefe, was tried,
sentenced, and jailed in France via provisions of the NATO Status of Forces
Treaty instead of being tried by jury as
provided for under our Constitution?
Could it be dead to Private Keefe, who
was denied review of his case by the
Supreme Court February 28. 1954?
("mild it be dead to over 5.000 similar
cases wherein our soldiers as well as
their dependents have been subjected to
jurisdiction of foreign courts and have
been tried and sentenced under foreign
law? It would seem unlikely. Nor is tie
Bricker Amendment "dead" to many
Americans. Too many of our constitu-
tional rights are being jeopardized because of treaty law and we intend to be
heard on this subject.
PLEA FOR INDIAN
To Look Magazine:
We are very grateful for your article
and pray it will awaken the American
people to assist us in persuading Congress to enact rehabilitation bills for
the Sioux Tribes. Almost to the man.
Indians agree the time is long overdue
for thc American people, through their
Federal Government, to carry out the
promises and obligations to Indians contained in solemn treaty agreements. Indians regard these treaties as sacred
and have kept their promise. America
should do no less. Immediate enactment
of rehabilitation bills, similar to Point
Four programs abroad, and honorable
and speedy settlement of old claims
would accomplish this for the Sioux
people. Wc think the Indian Department
should release some of the strict controls that bind the Indians till thev are
so restricted that they cannot make a
move without approval. These have'
caused the Indians lo lose (heir initiative
to go ahead on their own.
Robert Burnetii-. Presidenl
Rosebud Sioux Tribal Count il
Rosebud. South Dakota
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