World War II

Buying American key to US prosperity

This is in response to Dave Hungerford’s letter of Oct. 3. Mr. Hungerford’s letter points out that government spending brought us out of the Great Depression. I believe this is ...

The right rewrites history for its benefit

I would like to clarify a few historic facts that no one has mentioned regarding how the United States got out of the first Great Depression. The only time we have ever had a middl ...

Pacifism doesn’t ensure peace

I’m sure the peace marchers are sincere in their beliefs (Journal, Sept. 22). In fact, I have never talked to anyone who wanted war. Saying you want peace does not accomplish it. ...

Spending creates deficits

Re: “Let’s do the numbers,” (Reader Input, Aug 1). Gary Vogt equated low tax rates as the precursor to the Depression, but from 1920 through 1930, under (presidents Calvin) C ...

Behind the signature

Bob and Ginny Mock Live in: Auburn, 12 years. Jobs: After Bob’s service as an Army Air Corps mechanic in World War II, both entered teaching. Bob served as principal of Linda Mar ...

Weaver left great legacy

June 15, the ninth anniversary of the passing of Harold M. Weaver, a long time to be missing that caring, compassionate, capable and community-oriented gentleman. Twenty-five years ...

Japanese offer precious lessons

Peace be upon you all. This letter is to all our Japanese friends who reside in Auburn and the surrounding communities. I want to first thank you for the great contributions that ...

World War II a living memory for some

“Old soldiers never die. They just fade away;” — General Douglas MacArthur. It is not that we forget. It is the passage of time — 69 years ago. My husband just turned 90 ...

WWII military included gays

This letter is in regards to the debate over the gays in the military. I agree with Chuck Huber in his letter in the Dec. 7 issue of the Auburn Journal. I was in the submarine se ...

Another View: Lest we forget

Dec. 7, 1941, is a day locked in the hearts and minds of all old enough to have lived during that horror and its aftermath: the four years of World War II. However, for the genera ...