Hagerstown’s golf course is in excellent shape
To the editor:
Over the past 50 years, I have played at the Hagerstown municipal nine-hole course (now called Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run) many times.
In the early ’50s, there were no carts and you either walked and carried your bag or used a pull cart. Now, riding carts are available or you can choose to walk.
The staff and manager deserve a lot of credit because the course is in excellent shape. I am now a senior and my wife and I try to play there at least once a week.
Government should reverse spending habits
To the editor:
The American people, and I for one, have had enough. It’s time the government at all levels did what it should have done years ago — put their spending habits in reverse.
I, as probably most other people, have had to cut all of my personal spending. I buy everything as cheaply as I can, and to some people, it is a matter of choosing to pay a bill or buy food. Most Americans are hardworking and productive people; some have lost jobs and health coverage, which to a family with children can be devastating; some have lost homes with many becoming homeless; however, most would like to get the economy going strong again, but employment needs to be on the rise for this to come about. It is my belief that the American people have been given misleading information on unemployment statistics.
Our government is immoral and ungodly in all it says and the laws it passes. It needs to return to the God and the values that helped our forefathers found this great country. The office of president down to the janitor of small towns should take a 5 percent cut in salary and 10 percent cut in spending. No government employee would need to be laid off nor would programs already started need to be eliminated; just reduce the spending on them by 10 percent. These suggestions alone could help reduce the country’s debt. It is a well-known fact that the government pays itself better than the private sector. It’s time that the government runs its household tightly like the rest of private citizens are doing.
To everyone in one of the branches of government, I say, “The next time you sit down to eat, think about the homeless, the hungry, the destitute here in America.”
Letter writer was correct about military heroes
To the editor:
I would like to say thank you to Anne P. Wright for her letter to the editor on July 16. Her assessment of society’s attitude toward past and present military personnel was entirely correct and needed to be said.
The present members of the military are all heroes, while the Korean veterans were largely forgotten and the Vietnam veterans were considered to be baby killers and drug addicts. I came to accept that my voluntary service in the Marine Corps, including Vietnam, meant less than nothing to anyone but myself. Anything that I needed from society in 1969 has long since been taken care of by myself.