Letters, Jul. 3, 1933

Woodpeckers

Sirs:

It is to he hoped that TIME'S "vocabulary-builders'' will be able to maintain their flair for vivid and witty epithets even during the summer's heat and humidity. Their characterization of members of the Civilization Conservation Corps, recruited from the unemployed, as "workers-in-the woods" (issue of June 19) is a bit flat.

Resort people in the Estes Park region, which adjoins the Rocky Mountain National Park, refer to these civilian soldiers who have flocked into our national forests, as ''woodpeckers." Aside from a common habitat there is a further resemblance, for the uniformed...

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