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LETTERS to the EDITORS m
HEROES AND VILLAINS
To the Chicago Daily Tribune:
Hail the heroes — Flanders. Watkins,
Lehman, Lyndon Johnson, Adlai Stevenson, Edward v\. ("Moscow Summer
School") Murrow, Harry S. Truman,
and Wm. Z. Foster! Hail them all!
The heroes appear in this order (we
didn't put them there) in Daily Worker
editorials from April to September.
1954. They are all there, with J. Edgar
Hoover and Sen. McCarthy thrown in
as the villains of the piece.
And, if you think they're not putting
words right into the mouths of the
censure boys, read a little further (page
5, March 12) .. ."The terrific response
to the anti-McCarthy broadcast by Edward R. Murrow," .. ."the ground swell
of popular patriotic hatred against the'
bullying, lying, fascist McCarthyism,"
"the trembling criticism of this fascist conspiracy," .. ."trying to split ihe
G.O.P. and capture it," . .. "his star
chamber hearings," ... "spy fakeries
and witch hunts." And so forth.
Hail the heroes!
John K. Crippen
716 Merrill \\c. Park Ridge, 1IIi11<>i-
To the Danville (Ky.)
till ovule- Messenger:
Many speeches and public- statement*
made during the political campaign were
an insult to the intelligence and honesty
of the American people. With due re-
specl and fairness to all concerned, I
wonder what level of intelligence do they
place on us'.' Evidently, ii is very low
the way they shoot their political propaganda at us! They are not fooling any-
beeelv lull themselves and ihe unlearned.
Il i~ \ery plain to ihe right-thinking
person, which should include all the
voters nf America, that it is high time
for the American people to wake up and
see for themselves what will soon happen to us all, if we don't get our eyes
wide open to the significance of our
times and beware of deceitful and misleading politieans who, apparently,
wouldn't stop al anything to get elected!
To the Baltimore Sun:
The Sun has ably expressed its A \y]
pretation of the election results ^vitl,
agree that "the election develop^rnm
pattern to fit the country as a ""'our;
It is this very fact that is signifies"!
Ideologically the two great p' 5
have tended to merge on foreign
domestic policy. '
Both are willing to relinquish J°0
degree of American sovereignty. Wo ll
ing somehow that other people9 \f
benefit through this sacrifice. BotMew
ties are reluctant to brave the s"ho "
from highly vocal individuals ense
groups in a relentless investigationonv
exposure of subversives. Both Prizec:
flirt with the planned economy-, lis
both lack a dynamic foreign poMbou
coexistence with the enemy isn't %ng(
too uncomfortable at this stage. J It
Lacking a challenge, why shOJeop
the votes in this election I
divided? South Carolinians gave h lo
selves a choice and look what happ^i t
Helen W. Jenkinhon
101)11 N. Charles St.. Baltimore-he I
FOR CLEAN GOVERNMENT > i
To the Washington Evening Star- n (|
The science of semantics has P*,
a powerful weapon. Words si)*
honor, glory, courage, duly. ,n,s,%,i1
ness are seldom used. "DemoeraC)
"security" are heard over ;>"" <*
Pure democracy does not exist-J* t
can be no complete security her6" '
erty has come to mean a io(*.ni
license. \\ e hear much of "i h
little of ri\ il responsibilities. ° ci
Recently the word "geslapo" h»%>gi
applied lo the administration's " M
l.e purge from the civil servi^/orl
criminals, perverts, subverts. aOtire
son-- nol In be trusted, as a smokepne
to cover tin- acts of the guilty-,?*"
»f are participating in illegal a°'/'
what have we to fear from an i,lV '■
tion? A position in the Govern
service is not a civil right ' t"r
privilege for the trustworthy. ''
The administration has n°' enl
harsh. When cancer is found in '"' "''.
politic, only major surgery will (,r
Ruth R. C""1
7016 Eastern ^'
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