To the editor:
I taught swimming for the Lawrence Recreation Commission for six years during the 1950s when, because of racial discrimination, children such as those pictured on the front page of the July 7 Journal-World were denied access to the only swimming pool in town open to the "public," the privately owned Jayhawk Plunge. I hope the City Commission doesn't choose, once again, to make our public pool unavailable to many of our children, this time because of economic discrimination.
I also have voiced my concern in writing to our city commissioners. The thought of depriving any child in Lawrence of the opportunity to enjoy the many wonderful benefits of swimming makes me feel heartsick. I hope they will find a more equitable means of raising additional revenue for city services.
Tudy Youngberg Haller,