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Morning View Kentucky
22 November 1957

Hello Mr. McCarthy,
I seldom bother to disagree with anyone -— all the talk in the
world will not alter a person's opinion; but I do believe Mr.
Hunter in error in a few of his statements.
I would be the last person to approve of our progressive
educational methods. Few elementary or high schools demand
sufficient fundamental subjects. However, Mr. Hunter is beating
a pretty dead horse When he accuses sports of developing brawn
but no brain.
For example:- a person with inherent musical ability can polish
the corners a bit and quite adequately tootle a flute or worry
screeching noises from a violin, regardless of his IQ. But a
youngster cannot be a button-brain and compete successfully in
the terrifically complicated modern football game, or hold his

- own in today's lightening-fast basketball. Mr. Hunter might be
quite startled if he checked the scholastic standing of a
majority of the college basketball and bootball players.
Granted there are many fallts in the make—up of today's youngster,
ie., rock & roll and that Presley creature who looks like a
tired marshmallow and sounds like and inebriated ape; but the
great majority are basically spund and well balanced. Inadequate
education or disrupted home life will handicap maiy of them and
the weaker Will fail; but moat Will grow up into a pretty nice
I have encountered properly brought up English youngsters --
clammy, meek little things, lurking silently in corners. They may
be polite; but are they alive?
Perhaps the differences in the way we raise our children may in
some degree account for the difference in the present status of
the two countries -— the United States forging ahead in its own
blundering fashion, while England declines steadily, despite the
constant assistance of our dollars.

‘ Sincerely,