I am absolutely astounded that a letter assassinating the character of Anna Roosevelt appeared in the SAA Bulletin, January/February 1996:5-5, without first having a thorough investigation made by the Ethics Committee to be sure that all the accusations made can be substantiated, that misinterpretations were not made, and that all the motivations for such a letter were clearly understood. I for one know that there are blatant errors made in the charges of this letter. In addition, some of the people who signed this letter are not above reproach. Dr. Roosevelt is highly esteemed by many of us and I think it is completely irresponsible to publish this letter. No matter how many protests there are, like this letter I am writing, the damage to the character of Dr. Roosevelt may not be completely repaired. On the other hand, the accusations are so outrageous that in the long run more damage may be done to the signers of the document than to Dr. Roosevelt.
Wesley R. Hurt