Letters: Feb. 22, 1963

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It was simply a case of college students, men and women, realizing their responsibility to themselves, their families, South Carolina, the United States and the free world in general, that made this move possible, peaceful and, as one news commentator said, "rather boring."

JOHN F. SCARLETT FRED L. WALLACE Clemson College Clemson, S.C.

Florida Package

Sir: For your information. Northeast Airlines has not canceled its package-tour program to Florida as reported in your Feb. 8 article on the New York newspaper strike. On the contrary, our sunliner holiday package-vacation program is enjoying unprecedented success, and this winter's sales should set a new record high.

JAMES W. AUSTIN President & Chairman of the Board Northeast Airlines Boston

>TIME should have said that Northeast canceled its most ambitious package-tour idea. Since the strike cut off advertising, the plan was put off.—ED.

Einstein on Taxes

Sir: I was interested in the article on taxes [Feb. 1] in which it was pointed out that "the late great Albert Einstein once admitted that figuring out his U.S. income tax was beyond him—he had to go to a tax consultant. 'This is too difficult for a mathematician,' said Einstein. 'It takes a philosopher.' "

From the time Professor Einstein came to this country until his death, I prepared his income tax returns and advised him on his tax problems. However, contrary to the statement that you quote, at no time did he allude to me as a philosopher.

One year while I was at his Princeton home preparing his return, Mrs. Einstein, who was then still living, asked me to stay for lunch. During the course of the meal, the professor turned to me and with his inimitable chuckle said: "The hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes." I replied: "There is one thing more difficult, and that is your theory of relativity." "Oh, no," he replied, ''that is easy." To which Mrs. Einstein commented, "Yes, for you." LEO MATTERSDORF New York City


Sir: In a time when so many unkind (perhaps both deserved and undeserved) things are being said about Mississippi, I welcomed your coverage of Miss Leontyne Price's homecoming concert in Laurel [Feb. 8]. I wish you could have given it more space, because it was one of the finest examples of love and fellowship ever expressed among the races. We white people were only too glad to sit on the aisle floor to hear this gifted and great person return home and sing to us all. She not only received ovations; she brought tears to our eyes, and none of us, either colored or without color, could care less about Miss Price's color or her fame.

(THE REV.) HOWARD B. KISHPAUGH Rector The Episcopal Church of the Mediator Meridian, Miss.

One Man's Religion

Sir: In the Jan. 18 issue you listed the religious affiliations of the members of the 88th Congress. You cited that there is a "Schwenkfeldian" in Congress.

I am the member to whom you referred. However, we are usually referred to as "Schwenkfelders." As a matter of interest, we have a monthly publication that is called the Schwenkfeldian.

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