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Starck, Gretchen Todd, No Date

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Gentlemen:  All day long I talk to people none these appeals to reason and to action dictated by reason even reach -- my [illegible] woman, yard man, grocers, kitchens, hardware station, people on street cars and in cheap restaurants and waiting on subway benches, colored and white.  I like these people but they frighten me to death!
  I go to the Foreign Policy meetings and to various "forums" and lectures and each morning I read the newspaper articles and my own mail, which contains many appeals to [illegible].  At the meetings and the lectures I see people like myself, people who may have different ideas as to methods but who are there to learn.  The articles and this type of appeal come under the eyes of the same people, people who realize that they must listen and learn.  My friends of the subway benches do not attend the meetings, do not read the articles, do not receive - and would not read if they did - this type of communication.  They read the comics, the baseball and hockey scenes and the recipes.  They feel no need to learn.  They know!  What they know is fairy tales.  
  What is the use of doing what amounts to talking to ourselves?!  These others vote by hundreds of thousands.  My contribution is small but I'd like to know it was going to help in getting the attention of the people I have mentioned - or in trying to.  Can't Orphan Annie on Mr. O'Malley be hired to speak for you?  
  Gretchen Todd Starck

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