Letters: Feb. 10, 1961

The Inaugural Sir: As a student of history, I believe that Kennedy's inauguration speech was one of the best ever given in the history of the country. One cannot say the same thing about the prayers that preceded it—especially the first one, which was too long and seemed to be more like a speech than a prayer. No wonder the podium caught fire.

SIDNEY I. PHILLIPS

Vancouver, Wash.

Sir:

The inaugural day weather in Washington, D.C. was in perfect accord with the snow job to which the nation was subjected during the Los Angeles Convention and the campaign.

S.V. FROHLICHER

Hudson, Wis.

Sir:

Inauguration week in Washington sounded...

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