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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • I agree with Senator Bates' comments on the importance of education that you published on July 7. Before the legislators in Salem vote on the education budget, I suggest they read a speech made by Mark Twain on Nov. 23, 1900. That was almost 113 years ago, but the speech is still valid.
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  • I agree with Senator Bates' comments on the importance of education that you published on July 7. Before the legislators in Salem vote on the education budget, I suggest they read a speech made by Mark Twain on Nov. 23, 1900. That was almost 113 years ago, but the speech is still valid.
    Twain said: "Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end, you will lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog his own tail. It won't fatten the dog." — Jeff Cheek, Medford
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