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If religion is taught in school, why not slavery? “A Washington lobby: just the answer" Should a police commissioner be allowed to resign?

May 23 1959

Mailbag

If religion is taught in school, why not slavery? “A Washington lobby: just the answer" Should a police commissioner be allowed to resign?

May 23 1959

Mailbag

If religion is taught in school, why not slavery? “A Washington lobby: just the answer" Should a police commissioner be allowed to resign?

If, as the Rev. Stackhouse claims, religion should be taught in schools as part of the human story (April 25) why not teach children about slavery? It is equally a PART.-L. J. PEEPER, VICTOREA.

Stackhouse shows a real pioneer spirit and opens the way for progress. --GRACE JONES, SAANIC UTON, ITC.

* . . . should be required reading for all those who are responsible for setting the courses in our schools.—vv. F. vv. NEVILLE, WINNIPEG.

^ Religion in the schools? Never. Biblical training? Yes. There are numberless religions, but only one Bible, which is the greatest of all history BOOKS.-G.

R. PUGH, PLASTER ROCK, N.B.

* Wonderful! Nothing will bring about the unity of the Christian church like understanding each other — thank you.

— BARBARA M UTTEEBURY, VICTORIA.

^ Why not leave religion out of the question and have a course of decent behavior? No religion has a monopoly On that.—IRA E. CORNWALL, VICTORIA.

A Canadian lobby?

C. Knowlton Nash's article. Canada Needs a Lobby in Washington (April 25). puts the finger on what is wrong with our method of diplomatic protests. If the solution is that simple we ought

to do it.-MISS M. E. JOLEOW, BRANDON,

MAN.

^ ... a scentful picture of putrefying democratic conditions. If you want Canadian politics to come down to the

same level, we'd better lobby in Moscow. U.S.S.R.. instead of Washington, D.C.—BRUCE BOKHOUT, KINGSTON, ONT.

Newfoundland and the RCMP

Three cheers for Blair Fraser's Backstage on the RCMP (April 25). Nowhere will the provinces get better trained men for their police work. Their system of training is unique, and their name synonymous with efficiency and good police WORK.-MRS. M. WILLIAMS,

SASKATOON.

^ Fraser has missed one important point. What right has a commissioner of police to resign if he does not like the orders he is given? Has an army officer the right to resign if he does not like the duty assigned to him? . . . One of these days. Canadians will wake up and learn to their sorrow something about the political policeman and the

political soldier. - ARTHUR LOWER,

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ON E.

To cage the tiger?

I searched through McKenzie Porter’s How Dangerous is Natural Gas? (April 25) looking for mention of the newly developed material which will keep the “caged tiger” in its cage . . . there was no mention of Teflon. It makes an ideal sealing for gas lines.—w. c. KRANE, DOW CORNING SALES, TORONTO.

They’re schooners — not jails

Being partly a lower St. Lawrence River man. 1 would like to compliment John Little on his cover (April 25). The de-

tails are perfect! Unfortunately, the •spelling of the name of the type of boat is incorrect. This should be goelette not geolette. Geolette might mean a small gaol; goelette means schooner.—n. n. PORTEOUS, WESTMOUNT, QUE.

A Hardy fan

I am ten years old and am a regular reader. I was surprised to read that the Hardy Boys series was old-fashioned (Backstage, April II). We think the Hardy Boys are interesting and read them all the time. Because we can’t get them in the public library we have to buy them and trade them around.—

DOUGLAS PATTERSON, OTTAWA.

Keep Sweet and Sour

I trust you are not planning to discontinue Sweet and Sour. It is an entertaining department.—vv. B. PARSONS MD,

RED DEER, AETA.

.See page 28.

The power of prayer

Thank you for your note about the experiments of the Rev. Franklin Loe hr ( Preview, April 11) on the growth of plants. May I suggest a contest between teams of various faiths? The plants, I am sure, could be considered impartial. Imagine the excitement of the final pray-off in the world series!—R. G. s.

B[DWELL, SPRYFIEI.D, N.S.

Still working at U. of T.

Barbara Moon (The University of Toronto. April 25) refers to me as the late John Satterly. Miss Moon should have verified her references. I still work — for mere pleasure — in the Physics Building.—JOHN SATTERLY, TORONTO.

^ As a student at Toronto’s sprawling university, I must heartily congratulate Barbara Moon for her uncanny insight into the thread which links the sprawl TOGETHER.-R. K. TERRIE, TORONTO. ★