Letters, Sep. 10, 1956

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Man of the Year?

Sir:

It is too early to think of nominations, but I would like you to consider ex-President Truman for his outstanding achievement in the completion of digging his own political grave at the Democratic National Convention. It is a contribution that should be deeply appreciated by every American.

HAZEL BYCK Dothan, Ala.

Convention Aftermath

Sir:

Nobody can say the Democrats aren't good sports. Given the advantage of the worst Republican Vice President in years, they evened things up by nominating the worst Democratic candidate of the top four or five eligible.

FRANK JETER JR. Forest City, N.C.

Sir:

Estes Kefauver said that with God's help the Democrats will win the election. What if God is a Republican?

LEONARD ROSENTHAL Winnetka, 111.

SIR:

ANY AMERICAN FARMER WILL TELL YOU THAT THE MOST INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENT IN MODERN TIMES WAS THE HERDING OF 1,323 SHEEP INTO A COW PALACE AND MAKING THEM SAY AYE IN UNISON, WITH NOT A SINGLE PROTESTING BAA OR BOO.

AL VANCE

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.

Sir:

Thank you for the fine job you did in covering the Democratic National Convention. It was excellence in journalism. Your Stevenson biography was as the man himself —appealing and thoughtful. It will become a permanent part of my library.

ELIZABETH E. PICKER Philadelphia

Sir:

Harry's so right: Adlai can't beat Ike.

JOHN DE WOLF Denver

Sir:

An old politician never fades away. He opens his mouth, puts his foot in it and chokes to death.

RALPH E. NYE Webster Groves, Mo.

Making Time with Adlai

Sir:

Who's the young girl holding a parasol over Stevenson in your Aug. 20 issue? She's a charmer, as A.E.S. seems to agree.

NORMA FLAXEN New York City

Sir:

Please tell me the name of the startled young lady with Adlai Stevenson. I strongly suspect it is my long-lost wife, last seen taking care of our two daughters before the Democratic Convention.

NEWTON MINOW Glencoe, 111.

Let Reader Minow get reacquainted with his wife (see cut).—ED.

Who Said What to Whom

SIR:

YOUR AUG. 27 ISSUE REPORTS THIS QUOTATION FROM ME TO THE HONORABLE JOHN MCCORMACK, CHAIRMAN OF THE PLATFORM AND RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE, NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: "GRIFFIN WELL UNDERSTOOD. SAID HE AFFABLY: 'THANK YOU JOHN. I'LL JUST TELL THE BOYS THAT YANKEE SONOFABITCH WOULDN'T GIVE ME ANY TIME.' " i DID NOT

MAKE THIS STATEMENT. I COMPLIMENTED JOHN MCCORMACK ON THE WAY HE HANDLED THE

MAJORITY REPORT. AT NO TIME DURING THE CONVENTION DID I USE ANY PROFANITY IN MAKING STATEMENTS.

MARVIN GRIFFIN GOVERNOR

ATLANTA

SIR:

NO SUCH TALK TOOK PLACE BETWEEN GOVERNOR GRIFFIN OF GEORGIA AND MYSELF.

JOHN W. MCCORMACK

CHAIRMAN

DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM COMMITTEE BOSTON

SIR:

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