Letters, Feb. 6, 1950

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Slogan for '52

Sir:

TRUMAN CAN REACH HIS NATIONAL OUTPUT GOAL OF TRILLION PER ANNUM [TIME, JAN. 16] WITH VERY LITTLE ACCELERATION OF NEW DEAL INFLATION PROGRAM. SUGGEST SLOGAN FOR 1952: "A GOOD FIVE-CENT DOLLAR."

EDGAR H. CHURCH

Houston, Texas

Sir:

. . .[So] "Harry Truman sees the Government as a full, active partner in the new-fashioned business economy developing resources, SPENDING on education, health, and social security."

We want our resources developed. We want our children to have health, education, and social security—but for how long can we have any kind of security with a partner who runs up a $5.1 billion deficit in one fiscal year? Confronted with a total national debt in 1952 of $263.8 billion, the taxpayers should worry —although "it seemed to worry the President hardly at all . . ."

The housewives of New Zealand and Australia were credited with the defeat of the socialistic governments of their respective countries. It could happen here.

GERTRUDE E. TRONSEN Watsonville, Calif.

Douglas for President?

Sir:

The quote ["All I want is to be a good Senator"] under your Jan. 16 cover picture of Senator Douglas is the key to his greatness. Would that we had more public servants —business and professional men, too, for that matter—who aspired to be "good" and not merely "successful."

A. CHRISTOPHER

Lincoln, Nebr.

Sir:

. . . You have truly described a great man who has the qualifications of, and could well be, a great President of these United States.

",. S. N. BECKER

Chicago, Ill.

Fish Habits

Sir:

In regard to your interesting and accurate article about the purchase of the New York Sun by the World-Telegram [TIME, Jan. 16]: you said by intimation that such habits as Tropical Fish were in a measure responsible for the unfortunate demise of the Sun.

That worries me, as I handled Pet and Tropical Fish advertising for the Sun and now do so for the World-Telegram and the Sun ... I hope you will agree that both Tropical Fish and Pets are not only a popular national hobby (or habit if you must), but . . . will in no way harm the newspapers brave enough to carry these features.

A. BRYANT HENDERSON

Red Bank, NJ.

TIME did not intimate that a little tropical fish could ever harm a big, brave newspaper like the World-Telegram and the Sun—ED.

Are Strikes Old-Fashioned?

Sir:

I have read with considerable interest your Jan. 16 article "Mother Union," giving the results of Dr. McMurry's study of labor-management relations.

Our organization, using a technique based on questions & answers, together with written comments, has found the same reaction in nearly 20,000 employees of all skills in industrial plants in the Midwest . . .

Employees want to know about their company, its policies and its problems, and they want to know top management. They are suspicious when left in the dark . . .

MORRIS MESSICK

Dayton, Ohio

Sir:

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