It is clear from the haughty piece by John Weeren (That Was Then, Oct. 4) why Johnny can’t write. The example of illiteracy offered in the quote from John Davies ’41 is in itself illiterate! “... a surprisingly large proportion of each class are what might be called ‘demi-literate’ ... .” Please: Proportion is singular. Get it?

George R. Packard ’54
(English major), Washington, D.C.