The thing I remember most and best about Eleanor Roosevelt occurred in 1960 when she expressed public doubt about the presidential ambitions of JFK. Her reason may have turned out invalid but at the time it seemed appropriate. She doubted, with many others who were not Irish or Catholic, whether a son of Joseph Kennedy, notorious as sympathetic to Fascism, was presidential material. Robert Kennedy had also shown some inclinations learned from his father as he supported Joe McCarthy. Happily some of the Kennedys turned out better than their notorious ancestor!

Norman Ravitch *62
Savannah, Ga.