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a to LETTERS TO THE EAGLE A Plan to Correct Coney Island's Inadequate Terminal Facilities To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: The announcement by the Board of Transportation Transportation that connecting of the Culver line with the 8th Ave. Subway lines will be effected effected in the near future Is good news Indeed. This has been advocated by the citizens and civic bodies for a number of years. In the announcement, however, nothing is said about adequate terminal facilities In Coney Island to take care of this greatly increased increased traffic that will undoubtedly result. It it Is planned to dump the thousands upon thousands of visitors to the beach during the Summer season, into the present dismal BtlfJ-well BtlfJ-well BtlfJ-well Ave. terminal, we may expect dangerous congestion and Jams of the first order that may lead to serious disturbance and panic during the height of the season. In addition to being entirely inadequate, the Stillwell Ave. terminal Is cluttered with an aggregation of small stands and concessions which still further invite panic. Such obstructions obstructions should have never been permitted. Some years ago the old Culver Depot was abandoned by the B. M. T., thus putting a blight on the surrounding valuable property which continues to this day. The nearby historical Van Sicklen section of the Island has remained undeveloped due to these changes. The logical location for a modern subway terminal in Coney Island is the site of the old Culver Depot now owned by the city. It is located In the center of the Island and with the new Boardwalk extension tA Manhattan Beach it should be good traffic engineering to Letter muit beer Hie lignoturti pe names will be permitted at the Contribution should be kept as short as possible to cut them down to meet requirements provide adequate terminal facilities In this section. In addition, it would rehabilitate the surrounding property and start a building boom in the much neglected Van Sicklen section. section. W. F. MANGELS. Brooklyn, Jan. 10. Says President, Through Foreign Policy, Decides on Extent of Our Port in War To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: In your editorial "Congress Should Study Closely Sweeping Aid to Britain Bill," one of its paragraphs reads as follows: "Those who are alarmed lest the plan may drag us Into actual participation in the struggle in Europe should bear in mind that Congress alone has the power to declare war." Such declaration, it seems to me, comes pretty close to being due to political blindness on your part. Theoretically as well as technically technically Congress alone has the power to declare war, but it is the President alone who manages foreign affairs and as a result of this management management Congress is brought to a position where it becomes difficult if not altogether impossible to undo or reverse what months and even years of exclusive handling of foreign affairs by the President results in as dangerous a situation as that Into which Mr. Roosevelt's secretly carried diplomacy with the London Foreign Office has placed this country. In his book, The Tragic Fallacy," Maurice A. Hallgren proves that neither the people nor Congress have the power for making the choice of going to war or staying out; for that power. Mr. Hallgren shows, lies solely with the President and his advisers. And today very few, indeed, are those who can deny that the President has made other decisions than that of the into the A

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle25 Jan 1941, SatPage 8

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)25 Jan 1941, SatPage 8
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