Letters, Sep. 4, 1950

Sober Mood


Your analysis of the public's sober mood about Korea [TIME, Aug. 14] is all bone and sinew, no fat. What's more, after much traveling lately, I feel sure it is in essence accurate. I think I detect in our country a fine latent dignity and seriousness which I was frankly not so sure of a few months ago.

I recently visited a Southern town where the local American Legion pranksters had brought out all their bags of tricks—40 & 8 locos, hotfoots and all the rest. The poor guys had probably scheduled...

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