Letters, May 15, 1950

Leading Question

Sir:

I wonder whether we should admire or pity a man who could "lead his nation through five troublesome years and come out of it all a supreme and unabashed optimist . . . boundlessly sure of himself" [TIME, April 24] ? My personal opinion is that, with the passing years, any President should become more humble than cocky.

DAVID C. HANNA Columbus, Ohio

Pert Dilemma

Sir:

I am far more amazed than amazing [TIME, May 1]. When your valued periodical reached me, I . . . measured the Baldwin shelf. To be...