When (lie Dean of Westminster lectured Elizabeth I on how to run the country, the Virgin Queen rose in her pew and called out: “Stick to your text, Master Dean, and leave matters of state alone.” So say I to the Rev. W. E. Mann (The Church Should Meddle in Politics, March 16) . . .He has no right to use the pulpit ... to propagate his opinion on public affairs . . . His business is to define principles of morality, and leave it to us to apply them.—L. H. NEATBY, WOLFVILLE, N.S.
Should politics be aired from the pulpit?
“Quebec’s maple syrup is not the best”
Should Maclean's drop its French accent?
Should Maclean’s avoid French?
I’ve reached the boiling point over the rank discourtesy of Roger Lemelin’s Most Memorable Meal (Dec. 22), printed in French in a Canadian magazine ... 1 want Maclean’s in English.—
MR. F. W. TREBLE, WINNIPEG.
Does red (ape hinder refugees?
. . . Blair Fraser’s report from Vienna, How Red Tape Is Stalling Our Refugee Program (March 2) ... is trash . . . We’re paying them three dollars a day and free hospital and doctor for one year. Does Fraser call that red tape?—it. MEGSON, FORT WILLIAM.
^ In your editorial, Thanks for the Hungarian Refugees (Feb. 16), you state “The Hungarians need to understand there is nothing especially upright, generous, wise or tolerant about the average Canadian.”
Let’s examine the facts: 1.’ The government pays transportation to Canada; makes provision for the refugees in their first year in Canada. 2. Refugees who require social assistance or hos-
pitalization treatment are cared for by provinces. 3. Language classes are provided by federal and provincial governments. 4. National employment service finds refugees suitable employment.—
MRS. HARVEY BELL, NORTH BATTLEFORD.
Champion of maple syrups
You should send Frank Croft to Manitoulin Island if he wants to taste real maple syrup. (Why Don’t We
Brag About Maple Syrup?, March 16.) I bought a bottle of Quebec syrup and would swear off maple syrup for life if that’s the best they can do.—w. j.
MCIVOR, LITTLE CURRENT, ONT.
Two views on Hungarian art
Your Crisis number (Feb. 16) with its clear analysis of current problems and beautiful reproductions of Hungarian art is Maclean’s of a new stature.— MURIEL E. SMITH, WELLAND, ONT.
*■*... Outstanding . . . You are to be commended.—w. G. KOTCHAPAW,
Do you think many readers outside Toronto really are interested in Hungarian art? - LESTER HALPIN, PORTLAND, ORE.
What a red carpet costs
Congratulations on your editorial, The Terrible Price of a Red Carpet (March 16) . . . Our hearts bleed for Hungarians, Poles and others suffering under Red domination, but not a heartbeat for slavery under King Saud in Arabia. The reason is obvious: we need his oil. And so we roll out a red carpet INSTEAD.-J. A. JOHNSON, VICTORIA.
^ ... It needed to be SAID.-ADOLF
JOHNSON, VIKING, ALBERTA.
What inflation really means
Bruce Hutchison’s article, Why Our Boom Has the Experts Scared (March 2), says: “Not one Canadian in ten
knows what inflation means.” In Chile they do. There the cost of renting a post-office box is about $2,000 a year. You pay the postman a dollar for each LETTER.-R. S. CRAGGS, WEST HILL, ONT.
* Since our inflation is a result of the government “legally counterfeiting” money why could it not be reduced to its real value by the govern-
ment burning currency until the amount burned equals the amount “legally counterfeited”? — KENNETH
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