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Should you choose your own charity?

March 2 1957
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Should you choose your own charity?

March 2 1957

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Should you choose your own charity?

There are many who feel the same way as Rev. William Jenkins (Why I’m Against the United Fund. Jan. 19). This year I wanted to put my dollars with agencies of my own choice, but, just as you say, the office people were giving large amounts and my husband felt he had to keep up with the Joneses. What he gave I don’t know. I sent mine to two spots I wanted to HELP.-MRS. A. M. IRVING, SCARBOROUGH, ONT.

• I have always felt the same as Jenkins . . . When the Community Chest was started here, we were told that all further appeals and tag days would be eliminated, instead of which tag days are as much in evidence as ever and appeals are constantly being made for causes not included in the CHEST.-R. G. E. BUNDY,

RF.GINA.

How Eden “dinted” Baxter

PROPHET BEVERLEY BAXTER REALLY GOT DINTED THIS TIME.

-GORDON BEST, TORONTO.

Baxter wrote in his Jan. 19 London Letter: “Nothing dinted, as the Irishman said, I now prophesy that Eden will lead his government with renewed strength and courage and wisdom."

• So the hundred-percent Canadian boy, Baxter, has finally flipped his LID.-GEO.

H. BRIGGS, VALOIS, QUE.

• I wish to congratulate Baxter . . .

News to me that America was ever our ally.-ALLAN MACKINTOSH, SOUTH BURN-

ABY, B.C.

Should civil servants rough it?

Your article, How an Arctic Priest Sees his Parish (Jan. 5), should make people understand the white man’s penetration into the native's way of life. It is regrettable that our Indian Affairs officials are not required to live as Father Brown for a number of years. Maybe

their attitude toward the Indians would change. — MRS. B. AUX, RED LAKE, ONT.

Is our Hungarian program a flop?

Very few people will agree with your Jan. 19 editorial (Dear Mr. Pickersgill: Thanks for the Hungarian Refugees). Most Canadians think our immigration policy is a Hop. Why should Austria, Holland, etc., house and feed Hungarians who are earmarked for Canada ? The obligation is ours. — HUGH M. SCOTT, MONTREAL.

• Your editorial was of the highest humane and moral calibre. It is not often that my family and I find ourselves so

much in accord with your writings . . . There are some of us yet who do not see the danger of maintaining a small population in this large and wonderful CANADA.-TOM LORN, PENTICTON, B.C.

They envy Whalley’s stamps

The cover cartoons of commemorative stamps by Peter Whalley (Jan. 5) have been reviewed with much envy by officers of the Post Office Department. We regret that we do not have the same freedom of choice of subject matter ... — w. j.

TURNBULL, DEPUTY POSTMASTER GENERAL, OTTAWA.

A way to keep us together

Here is a tip that will keep copies of Maclean’s in good condition for a long time: just turn up the ends of the staples

and insert small strips of Scotch Tape between the ends, then turn the staples back down AGAIN.-A. RAMSAY, DUNDAS,

ONT.

Want a different career?

Congratulations on the very informative article. Careers in Canada (Jan. 19). How many men and women would gladly begin life over again if they could? —

JOHN M. CAYDZIEN, VANCOUVER.

• In the engineering profession in this country the starting-pay level is about $5,000 to $6,000, not $9,000 to $15,000 as you state. It. may be somewhat higher in the New York area, where the cost of living is the highest in the country. In Canada salaries are 15 to 20 percent lower, and 1 would bet that if $4,200 is the starting salary recommended by the engineers’ professional organizations, the median salary is somewhat below this.

Before I came to the U. S. three years ago I was in the RCAF as a flight lieutenant and although service pay has risen since then I don't believe your figure of $6,000 for a flying OFFICER.-F. E. CHURCHILL, BALTIMORE, MD.

Mr. Hutton wrote that “starting pay offered in the U. S. ranges up to $9,000 to $15,000”—a statement based on New York advertisements mentioned in the same paragraph. The RCAF pay figure is confirmed in an official air-force recruiting pamphlet, Aviation and Your Future. ★