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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

We are blessed to have an unselfish person like Joyce Hailicka in our midst. She has over the past 50 years collected a very rare collection of John Kennedy history in the form of videos, press releases, memorabilia, pictures, furniture replicas, electric devices and antiques at her own expense. She wanted so much to share her experience with everyone, so she rented a five-room space at The Medford Center (opposite Tinseltown) and opened it to the public at no charge.

The lease will be up at the end of this month. She is willing to make it all available as a museum for the benefit of Medford. What is needed is a location and the management to make it a draw for the city of Medford and all concerned.

One ideal location could be the old Carnegie Library and to make it a cultural and historical center which would be a real asset for Medford, being the only JFK exhibit on the West Coast.

Many of you didn't know John Kennedy was the grand marshal of the Pear Blossom Parade in Medford in April 1960.

The display is still open for viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through Nov. 22. — Frank Black, Medford

On the night of Nov. 1, on Stewart Avenue just west of Columbus, I came upon the scene. A woman stood guarding an injured, suffering cat in the median. A gentleman from the house nearby came to offer what help he could. He took it in and I later learned it died after being in agony all night.

First, may God bless your tender heart, Scott. Thank you for caring even though there was nothing else you could do.

Second, people please slow down! And have mercy on an animal you may hit, please. — Pat Wolfe, Medford

Brian Comnes' letter of Nov. 8 is utter nonsense. 2, 4-D and similar compounds have been used by hay growers in Napa and Sonoma counties since the 1960s. It certainly hasn't "wiped out" the grape industry there.

If, indeed, the grape industry failed in Iowa, it wasn't because of the proper use of herbicides. — Richard Cody, Applegate

Wake up, America, and realize the way our country is being run. I am fully convinced that it is by deceitful design.

Drive up Elk Creek if you want to see good timber left to rot after a fire. What a waste! Certainly no one would allow that if it were on their own property. Don't tell me it's natural because you and your family won't be around to see the new forest in the 150 years it will take to grow back on its own.

However, the biggest waste is the BLM and Forest Service refusing to sell burned timber to put funds in our federal treasury and the counties' coffers. Good forest management dictates harvesting the timber that is not ruined. Sounds too logical, doesn't it? Meanwhile, radicals from the environmental community who profess to be conservationists continue to plug the paper, hoping to convince the reader that they are right. — Gene Pollman, Medford