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July 21, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters for Sunday, July 21, 2013

Thanks for making event a big success

The ladies golf league at Logansport Golf Course would like to say "Thank you" to the Rock-n-Rock Invitational hole sponsors: Amelio's and Ike, Arnold Jewelry and Gifts, B&K West, Bullshipper Cafe, Consolidated Union, Federal Mogul, Four County Counseling Center, East Point Muffler and Brakes, Mara-Mart, The People's Winery, Tube Fabrication, Industries Inc., Steinberger Construction Inc., and West Side Diner.

To anyone who donated a door prize for our July 13 invitational we say "Thank you." Our day would not have been a success with out you.

To our husbands, friends and anyone that helped us during the day, we say "Thank you" to you also.

Lastly, we say a big "Thank you" to Bob Rothgen, golf pro, for all your help to make the day a success.

Logansport Golf Ladies League

Daniels' censorship must be stoppedAs a former high school teacher, the recent news about former Gov. Mitch Daniels' moves toward censoring Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" is not only strange, but a blatant decision of pushing political ideology in public school classrooms.

Zinn's work gives a history of social movements in the United States, including the beginnings of the American labor movement, women's suffrage, anti-war movements and many other ideals associated with the Progressive Era in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These topics are normally ignored or marginalized in typical high school textbooks and text from "A People's History" is often used in Advanced Placement history classes and college courses. Most good teachers will use material from a variety of viewpoints and ideologies and Howard Zinn's work is but one viewpoint of a segment of American history.

There is no doubt the author political viewpoints can be described as liberal and he expressed his opposition to the Vietnam War and the second Iraq War. However to call for the Indiana Department of Education to investigate classroom use of a bona fide historical book and state that the work should not be used in K-12 classrooms is way out of line and smacks of 1950s McCarthyism.

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