"The Road to Emporia" (by John M. Wilson, Aug. 10) touched a sensitive nerve. I was born in Emporia, Kan., went to school there, and graduated from Emporia State University.
How paradoxical that one of the nicest small communities in the country has been given media space, not for its marvelous life style, nor its fine community and schools, nor even William Allen White, but because of an "aberration" of the worst kind.
Perhaps the lesson to be learned is that there is no perfect nation, state, community nor person. Even amid the splendors of as ideal a community as Emporia, there are those isolated few who have allowed their mental states to become deadened by their own self-indulgent desires.
I hope Hollywood does not succumb to similar indulgences in its handling of the story and of Emporia.