Editorials

Good Works vs. good fun

March 12 1960
Editorials

Good Works vs. good fun

March 12 1960

Good Works vs. good fun

IS IT POSSIBLE to be for the Junior Red Cross, CARE, the Refugees, all Good Works and, at the same time, against charity wheedling in the junior schools? Anyway, we are. And for two reasons. First, youngsters who are high-pressured into giving up their school-room Christmas, Valentine and Halloween fun and sending the equivalent cash to buy plows for Iran are being robbed of a measure of the romantic fun and mystery they need for their sensible development. Second, the kid who can squeeze only a dime from his mother for the beggar's bowl gets a psychological setback when the girl from down the street smugly drops in a dollar bill. And neither of them knows where or what Iran is. in any case. School authorities are to be complimented for trying to lead our little savages to an understanding of civilized man’s concern for the less-favored, but they should aim through the head and not through the pocket.