Your article in TIME, Sept. 15, on Secretary Ickes proved very interesting but did not do him justice. Enclosed is a picture of a street named in the Secretary's honor [see cut]. The scene is Mason City, Wash., a small town which grew out of the Grand Coulee Dam. In the picture you may notice only back doors opening onto Ickes Avenue. This is also true of all the houses on this street.
Mason City will soon be a ghost town and Ickes Avenue a ghost street.
WILLIAM F. EGELHOFF Cambridge, Mass....