The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 12, 1976 · Page 76
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 76

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, December 12, 1976
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 12, 1876 D5 Letters to the Editor Not All Children Are Ready to Read at the Same Age I was born and raised in this area, and have been enjoying these parks for over 30 years. It is distressing for me to think that I cannot enjoy these parks during certain hours, due to the Lake Worth city commissioners passing this ordinance. Lake Worth Police Chief Majewski requested this ordinance, setting closing hours "as a means of controlling rowdies." What kind of a limited mind thinks like this? If someone is rowdy, arrest him. Why should all citizens be deprived of another place to relax and enjoy the evening, because of this? What next? A curfew for all citizens to keep "rowdies" off the streets? Why isn't a decision like this put to a vote, by the citizens of Lake Worth? Another lost freedom. Walk on the cool grass, enjoy the breeze off the lake, soak in the moon and the stars, and be taken away to jail. Edgar Campbell Lake Worth There was love, harmony and peace in our home. Many of the men who read this may say, "He must have had a soft job." Quite the contrary, he was in the plumbing and heating business. His day often started at six in the a.m. and he was late many times for a six o'clock dinner. This type of upbringing was in my heart and mind. I also raised four children, and our life pattern was the same. My husband took an interest in our children, their activities and keeping all their toys in constant repair. Each winter, he would freeze the backyard over, creating a skating pond for the children and their friends. I wonder at times how many of our younger parents of today even know the stories and songs which are of interest to children. In fact, today's children have not the facts of children's minds, but have thrust upon them the knowledge of adults. What a deprivation to the children of today. Mrs. Grove H. Shephard Boynton Beach Article XI of the Constitution of the Episcopal Church clearly proves this. A canonical resolution, such as that passed by the House of Bishops and later by the House of Deputies, ' can no more supersede an article of this church's constitution than can a joint resolution of both houses of the' U.S. Congress amend an article of our national Constitution, if the pro.-' visions of Article V of the said constitution are ignored. Yet that is exactly what the house of Bishops of the Episcopal Church did on Sept. 15 when it defied the provisions of Arti cle XI of the church's constitution in its rush to please the ladies. What recourse has the loyal Episcopalian who is appalled by the lawless shattering of the church's unbroken tradition of 2,000 years? Very little, it would seem, especially when the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church arrogates to itself the powers of a supreme court, and sits as judge and jury of its own actions, pronouncing as legal an action which is patently unconstitutional and illegal. In the light of all this, it would seem that we are entering in the Episcopal Church an era of lawlessness which will have no ending but disaster and disunion. The Rev. Canon Harold S. Olafson West Palm Beach It seems these big companies, the more they get the more they want, and they don't care who starves to death as long as they get their exorbitant price to feather their nests with. The telephone is very much of a necessity for us widows or anyone for that matter. It sometimes means the difference between life or death. And every time I see that commercial on television to call your loved onss it just makes me burn. I say to myself, "There, I just helped pay for that commercial which must cost thousands of dollars to be put on the air." Anyone that can afford a telephone (and some that can't) already have a telephone and certainly shouldn't have to pay for that to be broadcast on the TV. I have terminal cancer and need a second telephone, as I paid a good price to have 3 jacks put in my trailer. But when they told me I have to pay $24 for one I just have to make do. We just can't afford to eat and still have a roof over our heads, too, and the luxury of electricity and telephone, how can we? I just hope our future new president, Mr. Carter, can straighten out a few things. I voted for him and am banking on him. Sure hope he doesn't let us down especially all of us old poo" souls that are trying to exist on Social Security. heresy. I address myself to that august body in clear stentorian tones: "Thou shalt not, thou canst not." Which reduced to its simplest reads; "How could you?" Sylvia N. Krasner Lake Worth Insane Policy I have finally become disgusted enough with my fellow Americans that I had to write in to your paper, and express my view on something I heard this evening on national news. A national newscaster reported that Communist Cuba is suffering economically, due to their main export (sugar). It seems that sugar has dropped from 70 cents to 7 cents on the world market , and one-quarter of Communist Cuba's sugar crop was wiped out because of drought this year. Just when I thought America had Communist Cuba by t' ? underwear, the newscaster crushed all hope I momentarily had for a free Cuba. The announcement was that the good ol' U.S. of A. would probably take advantage of Communist Cuba's economic plight by trying to normalize relations through trade. So once again America will pull another Communist nation out of the hole. What possible advantages can America gain through such (usual) one-sided relationships? What logical thinking American would believe there could ever be any normal relationship between the U.S. and any Communist country? Better yet, what red-blooded American would want one? There's not much that I can do as one man to shape American foreign policy, but by heavens we best stop this insane policy of helping our enemies. If we don't then the Communists intend to give us just what we deserve. Terry L. Sarner North Palm Beach Illegal Park Law I was interested in the feature by reporters Charles Keefer and John Peterson on the unfortunate educational situation in Palm Beach County. In particular, I noticed that teachers, as usual, blame the children's lack of reading ability on television. However I suspect that the children watching TV all the time are the same types of children who used to sit beside the radio and listen for long periods. It seems to me that if a child learns to read easily, he will enjoy reading as well as television; but therein lies the rub. Not all children are ready to begin reading at the same time and some will have problems whenever they begin. If we could eliminate these early problems so that when a child begins reading, he will enjoy the success, maybe we will have better readers. Also, as we progress in school, innovative learning situations are fun but do not replace the need for drill, especially in phonics, spelling, grammar and math tables. I think students should have spelling and vocabulary tests weekly through senior year in high school in all public schools. This of course may not improve the performance on the APL (Adult Performance Level) test, but it couldn't help but prepare our children better for the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). Mrs. William Ross Jupiter How? Long a member of a society that loudly advocated a free press, and all the freedoms detailed in the Bill of Rights, I admit I have erred. I am advocating censorship; the censorship of "how." The how is of pivotal importance in our social structure. The how of expression is of no less importance than the what. What has provoked this revolt can be attributed to the new "Good News Bible" just published. It is for everybody all to read. Obsolescence has red inked the "yea's" and "thou's," the "begats." It has been simplified to its very base. Hence the familiar pastoral beauty of the 23rd Psalm which reads, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want," has become, "The Lord is my Shepherd. I have all I need." My censorship role has begun. The sincere and sober American Bible Society must accept full responsibility for this insensitivity and, yes, Without one shadow of a doubt, the action of the House of Bishops in the General Convention of the Episcopal Church at Minneapolis, permitting the ordination of women to the priesthood and to the episcopate, was completely unconstitutional and illegal, and therefore null and void I want to speak out against the new Lake Worth city ordinance which authorizes the closing of four Lake Worth public parks in the Mrs. Evelyn Rider Lake Worth IMO0 t Stories mm ma n CUT-PRICE. SPECIAL AND REGULAR GIFTS THAT MAKE SENSE! BO 1 I MOBILE CB 1 This letter is in response to the Nov. 29 article by Stewart E. Fason, regarding bedtime stories, fairy tales and, let me add, lullabies sung by Mom or Dad. What a beautiful and relaxing manner of tucking little Amy oi Jimmy into bed each night along with saying good night to Jesus, oui heavenly Father. 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