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White, Iowa City Press, 26 Aug 1948, p. 17

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White, Iowa City Press, 26 Aug 1948, p. 17 - AUGUST 26,1948 IOWA to a be .«w*iy will paper...
AUGUST 26,1948 IOWA to a be .«w*iy will paper of low* degree. summer men were Pedaling Coast to Coast Ctwrle* Court* White, 43-yew-otd C-dlfonl* ice-dent twd analyst, talked to Iowa City Bntarimas today In amt at BMUty on · cross-country tour by bicycle from lot Aagrfes to New City. Be to Munpling public opinion and deUrerfag talk* urfftof Americanism. · o · * * o * * · · o Cyclist-Lecturer Points to Danger of Political Secrecy Into Iowa City on » specially t to stop and talk to a lot of peo- ! equipped bicycle Wednesday rolt- ! ed 43-year-old Chattel Corwin daily White. LOB Angeles news analyst Davenport disturbing the absence i forming .foreign policies without the | consulting the American people. and student of current who spoke this noon to local Ro* tai-ian f ' ij, one o ( many stops on a cross-country tour. . "This is not a stunt, and I'm not doing it for publicity." he commented. commented. "I have a very serious mission." Mr. White, a Tale graduate and free-lance lecturer.- explained- that in bis tour by cycle he's urging people "to awaken to the great danger of secrecy in government" Before the Rotartans this noon. Mr. White declared: "We see the leaders on their own initiative [ "The two principal considers- our leaders ***· first - o w f 8 * 1 tey e* 3 move an corn* street. had county woman. in their already chosen direction and. second, how they can form pie," He left Los Angeles June 30 and expects "to complete his journey journey to New York by early October. October. He wasn't prepared today to summarize what people he'* talked talked to from California to Iowa ·want His conclusions will ap-! pear .in a book to be published when he's in New ( York. He has found, however, that a number of citizens hare adopted adopted a sort of "fatalistic" attitude toward America's foreign policy, policy, even to tbe point of not caring whether or not they vote In elections. People say that if they write critical letters to congressmen they get stereotyped answers. "If tney write to their congressman five times, he thinks they're nuts," Mr, White added. · » » * The cyclist's machine is a light of Is up public opinion rather than follow | English racing bicycle on } be carries no more than essentials and tries to minimize the weight of the load. Six gear speeds enable him to pump up the steepest inclines and it. "We must get government b*c£ to tile people. That oars is a government 'of tbe people* Is tbe essence of tbe American system. · But if oar leaders do - fee noted that '1 haven't had to i not trust this principal and go get off that bicyde to walk up against it, they undermine the any mountain since I left Cali- retf government they »re sworn foraia." to uphold." ! "It never makes a hill pleasant," From tbe opinion sampling view- i he smiled, "but it mikes point, Mr. White told a reporter, I possible." Mr. White came {"I ride a bicycle not because it's,|from a three-day stay In Cedar ! good transportation. \ Rapids and was planning to pedal i "I ride it because it forces me i this afternoon to Davenport. at of

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