To the Editor:

About today's gasoline prices, what can a president do about them to allow the people he serves to continue living with financial balance?

The United States is rich in resources of natural gas, coal and oil, both on shore and off.

In World War II, our military was abroad in Europe and the Pacific. They were supplied with needed energy from America, not any imports.

The people at home rolled up their sleeves to help and all young and old lived confortably, with balanced financial books.

Gasoline, under presidents Roosevelt and Truman, was six cents to a gallon. During the Korean Conflict, gas was 11 cents, food and electric ample and affordable to all.

Why has the above comfort of our natural resources been changed? There has to be a purpose.

Walter Heydt

New Milford