Letters: Oct. 6, 1961

U.N. & Katanga

Sir:

The blame for Mr. Hammarskjold's tragic death lies entirely on the unfortunate U.N. action in Katanga [Sept. 22], trying to re-incorporate the "secessionist" province.

I am shuddering at the thought that the U.N. may fight us Germans (West) for not joining Ulbricht's Germany (East). A few more moves like the last one in Katanga and the self-respecting nations should start pulling out of the U.N.

H. GAENSSLEN

Frankfurt, Germany

Sir:

The U.S. was lucky that there was no United Nations organization in the days when the American colonies started to secede. If there had been such a thing, it very probably would have passed...

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