Letters: Jun. 9, 1961

Cuban Trade


Castro's offer to trade 1,000 prisoners for 500 bulldozers is pure public blackmail. Yet I sense no wave of righteous indignation in the press or on the air . . . only foul submission. Mrs. Roosevelt and the Government of the U.S. make me sick.



Inasmuch as Khrushchev and his Caribbean pal are agreed on their intention to bury us, 500 bulldozers will certainly come in handy.

W. H. KNOWLES Pompano Beach, Fla.


If 500 farm tractors will ransom 1,200 Cubans from their homeland, maybe a nuclear submarine or two will redeem the Americans held in Red Chinese jails, and 100...

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