From Hannah Provence Donigan, Commerce Township:
The following letter was sent Sunday, Oct. 16. I learned recently the deadline for inclusion in the next addition of the Spinal Column Newsweekly is Friday by 3 p.m. Thus this letter was not
included in the Oct. 19 edition.
Thank you for answering my letter (“Mail Bag concerns,” Oct. 12). If my words were misinterpreted:
(1.) I suggested editing to make some letters more understandable;
(2.) I did not advocate censoring nor deleting letters; and
(3.) I did not imply letters were omitted or overlooked for “malicious” (your words) reasons. I realize letters can be misplaced; mistakes are made.
I hope my words “These comments are not made to criticize” are taken in good faith. When I write, I attempt to be honest, offer constructive suggestions and avoid libelous or malicious language.
As a postscript: On Oct. 12 I wondered why the inclusion of my letter was followed by names of writers and a seemingly defensive tone to my concerns/suggestions. I anticipated reactionary, negative responses, one of which appeared in the Oct. 19 edition. There may be others. If so, the letter above explains my reasons for writing.