Selina R. Howitt (Letters, May 11) wrote that in Chicago, many, many years ago, the spring school break was known as "Clean-Up, Fix-Up Week." She wondered why the students of today don't follow that rule and paint and clean and fix up for the poor and handicapped.
It really is no secret. The informative words are, "many, many years ago." Then the students were vastly different. They realized the value of a dollar, the value of a job and their principles were intact. A selfish, lazy and indifferent youngster was in the minority. Now they are the majority.