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THE MAIL

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To the Editor of the "Crimson":

Whoever wrote that interesting editorial on Mayor La Guardia must have great faith in politicians who ride into office as "reformers". Perhaps he never heard of the Taxi Strike when the mayor allowed union thugs to beat up American citizens on the streets, so publicly that current news reels showed such atrocities with the police standing by, complying with the mayor's orders. The same mayor led a crusade against honest utility companies so that he might tell the ignorant masses that he had reduced their gas bills. Hardly any legislation advocated by communists has lacked his support. Finally, to secure the votes of a certain faction the mayor has been willing to hurl insults at the popular leader of a foreign power at peace with the United States.

Mayor La Guardia may well have increased the honesty in government, but the price paid for his honesty has been anarchy, class, and international hatred. Merwin K. Hart, Jr. '40.

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