To the Editor: 

I would like to commend Morley Musick for his piece "'A magical time': Resisting the draft in Hyde Park" (July 15 issue, p. 6). I also would like to add the anti-draft and war resistance work at St. Thomas the Apostle which included support for the Chicago 15, the group of activists that destroyed thousands of draft records at the Selective Service office at 63rd and Western on May 25, 1969. The STA Peace Committee included Hermene Evans, Jane Kennedy, Mary Dete, Joe and Betty Check, and was inspired by the Berrigans and the Catholic Left with civil disobedience. Jane Kennedy became involved in a similar action and served time in federal prison because of her draft resistance.

Joe Check

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