Several years ago Mr. Percy Ross in one of his weekly syndicated columns ran a contest "A Snowball's Chance in Hell." In it he asked for comments regarding his view that society is "going to hell in a handbasket." He offered $1,000 for each entry he would print in his column. The response was overwhelming with over 350,000 letters. Mr. Ross had only read about 10% of the mail when he found the following letter which he felt embodied the very core of what has happened to our society.