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Jail and Rehabilitation
Teru Guest at ODC Luncheon
Useful Refuse (Liesel Philipp)
Memo from National
Public Citation
Mrs. Joseph R. (Blanche) Smith
State Study
New Members: January, 1962
Letter from a Member (Martha Black)
Keep Reading!
TV for the Armchair Voter
From Toads to Voters!!

A Letter from a Member

After reading the new publication, "Government in Action", I was so excited with its possibilities I called Dr. Togasaki to suggest we explore further this Program. Many Leaguers in Honolulu are university students. Many others would like something timely and in greater depth than the average study. The need to understand the relationship between local and state governments, the intermingling of activity at all levels in one geographical area and the evolutionary character of our state from territorial to state government all indicate the need for study and publication. I would like to suggest that a local steering committee be formed from the community and sparked by the League to explore a University program of study.

As described in the booklet, "Government in Action" this study takes place both in the classroom under University instruction and out in the community where government is in action. Such a study would provide a means of gathering together the kind of material needed to publish a Hawaii State Voters' Handbook and any local or county publications such as the League's past publications, "We Elect and They Appoint". Everything from financing such a program to how to organize the original committee is covered in this fine publication put out by the LWV Educational Fund. There is a companion publication for Universities. Incidentally presidents of national organizations and their local chapters as well as universities all over the Nation have been mailed a copy of this publication. I would be willing to take such a course and hope that others who join me in this interest will make their interest known to the Honolulu Board.

Martha Black

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