April 11, 2013

Letters to the Editor: April 11, 2013


---- — Degrading women

TO THE EDITOR: I have a complaint against CBS and the Super Bowl and its half-time show as well as the Sports Illustrated swimsuit book: demeaning and degrading women as sex objects.

I am so upset and disgusted. It disgusts me even more when not one person speaks against this obscene immorality that is plaguing and decaying family values and decency in our society.

I do not understand how the churches and people of God cannot stand up to this degrading filth and complain to CBS network and let them and Sports Illustrated writers know that they’re immoral, ungodly demeaning of women and throwing in our faces this sleazy, sex-saturated garbage is unacceptable.

Where are the family groups for morals? Why aren’t the family associations standing up against CBS network and Super Bowl half-time shows and Sports Illustrated for the degrading, harmful trash that they are forcing onto society and in our homes and our stores?

I am so offended and appalled by such decay of morals and disgusting smut. They have no right to portray women as sex objects and harm women with this garbage. They are only trying to get rich by creating their filth. They do not care that they’re hurting women.

Parading around television and in magazines says you have no self respect, and it only says that you lack values and God. You are demeaning yourselves, and you’re just feeding into a part of the disgrace and lack of family values.

I cannot believe how these people think that they are right and that God accepts the sin they are participating in. How sad.

Maybe we need to pray for them more that they will find and live the Lord. We must pray for them.


West Chazy


Library memories

TO THE EDITOR: In 1959 and 1960, a library building was built at what was then called Plattsburgh State Teachers College.

On July 9, I had the good fortune to have my son and his wife drive me to see if we could find the building. We did and went in and found that it is no longer a library but a school of business and economics called Redcay Hall.

We were cordially greeted by Dean Ray Guydosh. I explained to him that I was the construction superintendent for the building.

I am going to be 94 on July 16 and so thankful that my mind is still functioning comparatively well. I remember I had a labor foreman by the name of Ernie Vermette and a carpenter foreman Ed Cunningham working for me on this project. I was living on Staten Island, and I would fly up on Monday morning and down on Friday evening. I had a standing invitation to have dinner once a week at each of their homes. It was very nice, and I appreciated it very much.

I wonder if there are any family members still living in the area who might remember those years?

Your paper covered the ground-breaking ceremony, with Gov. Rockefeller being the main attraction on that day.


Newton, N.J.


Caring veteran

TO THE EDITOR: I had the privilege of knowing a man who gave his best to those in need.

His name is Willard Martin of Chazy. A veteran who served his country, state and local communities. A member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served in many posts in these organizations.

Willard went to hundreds of funerals and wakes. I had the privilege of sitting next to him at a funeral for a veteran the day before he died.

You did your duty to all those veterans. Good job, Willard.