Letters, Jul. 11, 1977

Gangster Movie

To the Editors:

The James Earl Ray prison escape [June 20] started out like a plot from an oldtime gangster movie, but that's where the script ends. No getaway vehicle or airplane to fly out of the country.

It was strictly a last-ditch effort by a desperate man.

William D. Nueske


Do you really think James Earl Ray's escape from prison deserved your cover more than the celebration of Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee?

Rodney H. Dusinberre, M.D.

Lockport, N.Y.

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