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Editor:

Strawberry's Rudy Ehrenreich's contention that the Roundup has become an ultra-liberal publication has about as much validity as someone charging that I am a beetle-browed, slack-jawed, knuckle-dragging, drooling, Neanderthal Republican activist!

While I do not consider the Roundup an ultra-right publication, I do consider it conservative and, hopefully, "compassionately conservative."

My personal world view tends to make me a liberal, but not a "knee-jerk" liberal as I disagree with a number of liberal positions. Nevertheless, I have no problem with what I regard as the Roundup's generally conservative stance, as I assume that it has been honestly and thoughtfully arrived at.

What kind of a community newspaper would the Roundup be if it routinely threw out letters which it did not agree with politically?

Additionally, while I am certain that the majority of its readers continue to be conservative, it appears that an increasing percentage of them are Democrats, and some of these Democrats are quite articulate in setting forth their views.

It seems to me that Mr. Ehrenreich wants the Roundup to be indistinguishable from an official publication of the Republican Party. Perhaps "the times they are a changing" in the Rim country, Mr. Ehrenreich!

Otis M. Trimble, Payson

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