THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO RAILWAY COMPANY
TERMINAL TOWER* CLEVELAND 1, OHIO
CYRUS S. EATON
November 19, 1957
Dear Professor Pauling:
The impact of last summer's Pugwash meeting on the public mind is illustrated anew
in this editorial from the November 13th Boston Herald.
You will also be interested in the enclosed column of November 15th by the Washington
correspondent of the Toronto Telegram. This piece points out the unhappy truth that
the politicians are the least concerned of any part of the American population over
the hazards of nuclear warfare. The attitude of the politicians is, of course, influenced
by the extreme anti-communist sentiment that certain small but highly vocal groups
keep stirring up in the United States.
On returning from Russia last week, one of our Cleveland Congressmen went so far as
to announce that he is prepared to fight everything Russian to the death. These
politicians who make a profession of fanning the fires of hatred against Russia, because
they believe this is the way to get votes, would swiftly change their ways if the
wiser and saner elements of our society became more vocal.
Professor Linus Pauling
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena 4, California