To the editors:

A quick comment on the Hot Type column in the May 1 issue.

Mr. Miner’s final story–“A Year Older–John F. Kennedy turns 70 years old this month.” I do not understand the purpose of this comment. If it was an attempt at humor–then Mr. Miner is sick. If it was a typo error and the words “would have turned” were inadvertently left out–then the author owes us an apology. However, if this type of enlightened commentary has now become a regular Hot Type feature–that is highlighting assassinated prominent people by childishly poking fun at them and their memory–then I’m sure Mr. Miner can’t wait until January 15, February 12 or even perhaps December 25.

Paul M. Green


Institute for Public Policy and Administration

Governors State University

Park Forest South