Bentley Let Down Maryland RepublicansNow that it appears...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

November 27, 1994

Bentley Let Down Maryland Republicans

Now that it appears that the election process is over and Ellen Sauerbrey has lost her bid to become Maryland's governor, I hope Republicans and other conservatives will join me in condemning the actions of Helen Bentley. With Mrs. Bentley and her camp in Sauerbrey's corner, she most certainly would have been elected. Apparently the ideals and beliefs Mrs. Bentley claimed to hold while in office, only were there when it benefitted her personally.

Instead of being a team player and backing her party's choice (chosen by vote) she chose to act like the child who took her bat and ball and went home when she couldn't be team captain. Mrs. Bentley has given new meaning to the phrase, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." . . .

Carl S. Bice

Bel Air

Newton's Law

Rep. Newt Gingrich continues to tout the Republican party's theme of "congressional gridlock" with his statement, "Cooperate, yes. Compromise, no." Such arrogance.

Rep. Gingrich needs to study the political beginnings of this great country of ours. In particular, he should take note of the profound contributions made by Benjamin Franklin, who is remembered as the Great Compromiser. Surely Franklin would have said, "Cooperate, yes. Compromise, yes. To make our form of government work, we must adjust and settle by mutual concessions."

Larry Guess

Havre de Grace

Business as Usual

Gov.-Elect Parris Glendening characterized his victory as an exception to "mean-spiritedness," yet you could not turn on the TV without seeing an attack ad from his campaign.

He has been characterized by supporters as being efficient with spending. But his slender margin of victory came from outspending his opponent 6-1.

While America voted for change, Maryland stuck with business-as-usual.

L. Smart III

Bel Air

School Buses and Limos

I read where the Republican Congress plans to give a large tax reduction to those making more than $100,000 a year -- and eliminate the Head Start program.

Now I understand the difference between the two parties. Under the Republicans, the school bus will wait while the limousines load and unload.

Quentin D. Davis

Aberdeen

Cab Calloway Records

J. D. Considine wrote a fine piece on Cab Calloway and his career. Near the close, though, there is the statement that, despite Cab's popularity, he has a very slim discography of recorded works.

Cab's commercial studio recordings with his big band number well over 300 titles, most of them made between his first recording session on July 24, 1930, and mid-July, 1942. There are, in addition, literally dozens of unauthorized issues of Calloway concerts and radio broadcasts.

Duke Ellington is one of the very few who recorded more individual titles during the same time period. Cab's style of entertainment was rooted in vaudeville and had fallen out of fashion by the end of World War II.

Perhaps the relatively few Calloway recordings from 1950 onward was what writer Considine had in mind when using the word "slim."

Shirley L. Klett

Bel Air

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