Letters: Jun. 9, 1961

Cuban Trade

Sir:

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.

FRED FINCH Spokane

Sir:

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.

Sir:

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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