When eleven-year-old Johnny Katz heard the news, he stomped upstairs, took out his typewriter and batted out a protest to Washington:
Dear Mr. President,
We were all set to go home in September after two years abroad. Tonight my mother told us my dad has to take over Ambassador Harriman's job and we can't go home except for a two-month visit this summer. Now I ask you, how would you like to be able to go home to America only once for two months in two years?
My brother Bobby and I would be much happier if you could let us go...