Letters, Aug. 10, 1959

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Up to now (rhymes with Blough), it occurred to me that union men might have at least wondered if Mr. "Man of Steel's" name was pronounced "Blow" or "Bluff."

FRANCES UPHAM

Chicago

Sir:

Why can't U.S. Steel give a iof raise and cut its profits? The stockholders and the employers will still be making ten times more than the average steelworker.

PAUL RAVENNA

Bedford, Ind.

Sir:

You say that labor did all the getting and U.S. Steel all the giving. On the contrary, U.S. Steel took more than its share, too. It was the consumer who did all the giving.

CLAYTON STANHOPE

Montclair, Calif.

Beauty & the Archbishop

Sir:

If one may judge by the action of Archbishop Edwin Vincent Byrne in threatening to deny the sacraments of Communion and confession to both Sue Simone Ingersoll and her mother for Sue's acts [July 20], then it would seem that the Roman Catholic Church has taken a leaf from Communism's book. It has learned how to punish an offender through the offender's loved ones.

Louis J. HEBEL

Louisville

Sir:

It is reassuring to have such a staunch protector of morals as Archbishop Byrne. Now if we can just elect a Roman Catholic President and a majority of Hail Mary Senators and Congressmen, this protection may well be extended to Protestants.

WALTER SIBLEY

Nuevo, Calif.

Sir:

Each time I read an article similar to yours concerning Sue Ingersoll and Archbishop Byrne, I am less disturbed over the fact that I and thousands of others are "falling away" from the Catholic Church each year.

JOHN A. BANCH

Gary, Ind.

The Hot Wire

Sir:

It gives one that satisfying feeling to read what Admiral Rickover said to Frol Kozlov at Shippingport [July 20]. I'm in favor of sending Ricky to sit in at conference with the Russkies. A hot wire like the admiral could put some spark into the doings.

H. R. SCHNITZER

Bayonne, N.J.

Revelation?

Sir:

Re your July 13 story on Alabama Baptist and Methodist opposition to Governor John Patterson's endorsement of Senator John Kennedy for 1960: the Alabama Baptist and the Methodist Christian Advocate would appear to be far more "determined and power-hungry" than any "Romanist hierarchy" they condemn. As for Senator Kennedy's being "hopelessly dominated by the Catholic hierarchy," one doubts if any Catholic journal has ever dictated to him how he should vote.

MRS. FRANK ROSSI

Fair Lawn, N.J.

Sir:

So the Catholic-baiting legions are at last on the march in Alabama. Good. By next year, with the anti-Catholic madness reaching its peak, Southern Protestantism will again be revealed for what it is: an obscene collection of bigoted, Bible-clutching morons, the benighted cult of a corrupt and appallingly stupid society.

ANTHONY J. JOES

Philadelphia

Drug on the Market

Sir:

I read with interest in the July 13 issue of TIME of the moves being made by the Thai government to stop the opium trade. During 1957-59 I lived with the Miao people. I have refrained from publishing my photographs of the opium growing because this is the sole cash crop of the people. But as it is to be stopped that reason no longer holds.

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