Letters, Apr. 8, 1957

Chicago's Dogpatch


Horrified to read your nasty "Anglo-Saxon Migration" in the March 18 issue. Don't you realize that these hillbillies are bringing the precious "Southern way of life" to unenlightened Yankeeland?

WARREN L. BASSETT Oakland, Calif.


Maybe these "hillbillies" have not yet mastered the operation of modern plumbing —assuming it is available in the slums into which they are "compressed," but I find it hard to believe, however, that their regard for law suffers by comparison with the prevailing Chicago attitude toward law. As a descendant of a long line of hillbillies, I...

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