Letters, Mar. 18, 1946

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A Home for UNO


UNO, as much as I can gather about them in the papers and your magazine, seems to more interested in finding a central recreation spot than in mending the world's problems. . . . Why not set up a Quonset hut for them with hard chairs and with windows overlooking one of the cemeteries of Iwo Jima? Maybe they'd forget their country clubs and get down to business. . . .


Astoria, Ore.



TIME and the world generally seem to have tacitly accepted the abbreviation UNO . . . definitely negative and defeatist. In other words—United NO.

. . . I should like to suggest that the United Nations drop the word "organization'' and formally and officially choose the name "United Nations of the World": . . . UNOW —United NOW! . . .


St. Louis

Taking Plenty for Granted


. . . Anonymous tips tell us either to sell immediately or to hold our stock, or grain, or poultry for a higher price. Everyone screams at us to "farm conservatively.". . . And the world is starving.

If we continue to behave this way, we shall have another war on our hands, just as sure as God made little apples. As a matter of fact, very few of us want to be gluttons; we are just dumb, and take our plenty for granted. So how about a little enlightenment, before it is too late?


Evansville, Ind.

The Roxas Riddle


Your assertion in the Feb. 4 issue of TIME that Manuel Roxas is pro-American was as fantastic as Lieut. General Masaharu Homma's swearing that he is a humanitarian.

Roxas and José Laurel wrote and signed the Philippine puppet constitution, which with the organization of the puppet republic constituted an act of rebellion against the U.S.

Roxas also swore allegiance to Laurel's puppet government, and agreed to the treaty of mutual alliance with Japan and the declaration of war by the puppet republic against the U.S.

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, Roxas had many intimate friends among the Japanese, including General Wachi, former "Director General" of the Jap administration in the Philippines. General Tojo himself sent three top Jap army medical corps men from Japan to attend to his friend Roxas.

Roxas would not claim that he is a pro-American today if the Japs were still in the Philippines. Renegades like Roxas who collaborated with the Japs now proclaim they were pro-Americans. As Orientals they worship the victor.


Chief Philippine Delegate

Far Eastern Commission

c/o Fleet Post Office

San Francisco

¶ To intrepid Guerrilla and able Administrator Confesor, TIME'S thanks for an honest opinion. But the definitive ruling on Roxas' much-disputed role in the Jap occupation must come from the Philippine people, who will decide April 23 whether they want him or Sergio Osmeña for their first President under independence.—ED.

Boyish Proxies


Before the ink dries on TIME [Feb. 25], I hasten to answer my great & good friend Monte Sohn.

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