Letters, Aug. 18, 1958

Faubus & the 48

SIR:

NOW THAT ARKANSAS HAS TAKEN THE FIRST GIANT STEP TOWARD SECESSION, WE CAN USE ALL THOSE OLD-FASHIONED FLAGS WITH 48 STARS.

CLAIR W. BRUGENER

SAN DIEGO

Sir:

Well, anyway, you will have to admit that Governor Faubus knows his Southerners.

J. E. JOHNSON

Conroe, Texas

Crying Over Spilled Point

Sir:

For all the explosive quality of "The New American Painting," I find abstract expressionism rather dull. Relying on sensational color and muscular painting techniques does not make a painting exciting. The most honestly painted section of a De Kooning canvas...