To the editor:
The utter lack of integrity demonstrated by Boeing in going back on its promise to our legislators — that if they were successful in forcing a rebid on the tanker contract, Boeing would stay in Wichita and expand — is like that of the mayor of Hamelin in the story about the Pied Piper. The mayor and city fathers promised the Pied Piper 1,000 guilders if he would rid the town of rats. After the successful removal of the rats, the piper asked for his 1,000 guilders. The mayor then scoffed, saying, “A thousand guilders? Here take fifty.” Everyone probably remembers the piper’s terrible revenge. It’s too bad Kansas can’t do something analogous to make Boeing pay for its duplicity.