Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos


81-1306 Roxbury Latin TRIPOD magazine June 1952 report of Presidential Primary at school - Eisenhower landslide
Cartoon by Jerome Murray. As Editor of Roxbury Latin TRIPOD John Barrett was deeply concerned by Korean War and Communist takeover of most of China, aided and abetted by many persons in American government. He was concerned about efforts of isolationist forces to nominate Senator Robert Taft by corrupt rigging of southern delegations to Republican convention.During the summer of 1952 as a work camper at Camp Kabeyun, Alton Bay, New Hampshire sixteen-year-old John was sometimes allowed to stay up past oficial bedtime and listen to radio reports of the Convention at the camp "Shop" building, where shop teacher Tom Cunningham hosted evening gatherings. Minnesota's Harold Stassen and later California's Earl Warren ultimately voted to seat Eisenhower delegates in the contested Southern States,and Eisenhower was nominated and elected. Jack Barrett senior probably thought similarly. Sophie though more liberal on domestic issues, especially health and poverty over the years probably shared their concern over the international situation as of 1952.
Subject: Primary Election Report,Roxbury Latin
Year: 1952