OPINION: Civic-Minded Citizen

Although he now lives quietly in Coronado, Calif., Admiral William H. Standley, wartime ambassador to Russia, still keeps a keen eye on civic affairs. Last week he protested an outrage-in-the-making which had escaped almost everyone else in the state. The city of San Diego was about to dedicate a veterans' memorial building to "those Americans who have fought for the Four Freedoms." The old (77) admiral wasted no time in hurrying down to the city council.

In his considered opinion Americans hadn't been fighting for the Four Freedoms at all; at any...

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