17 Ridgewood Avenue
Waterford, CT 06385

17 October 1964

The Editor of The Day

The Day Bldg.
47-53 Main Street
New London, Conn.


Two days ago the Miracle Mart and The Big “G”, both discount houses, opened to the public. This morning I hear on the news that the managers of both stores have been arrested for non-possession of a patent drug license, and the statement that in two weeks more arrests will be made.

In my travels I have had occasion to note the animosity between all discount houses and the local businessmen. I may be chasing a poltergeist here, but it seems strange to me that Connecticut’s first discount houses are not open for two days and already action is taken against them; while at the same time all other businessmen are “warned” that they have two weeks in which to get their licenses straightened out.

I may be wrong, sir, but I think I smell a rat.

Cordially yours,
R.G. Williscroft

Submariner, diver, scientist, author & adventurer. 22 mos underwater, a yr in the equatorial Pacific, 3 yrs in the Arctic, and a yr at the South Pole. BS Marine Physics & Meteorology, PhD in Engineering. Authors non-fiction, Cold War thrillers, and hard science fiction. Lives in Centennial, CO.

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