It was enlightening to read the story of the failure of Mobil Corp.'s appeal against the award to Myron Mehlman in his wrongful dismissal case [T.W. Durso, The Scientist, Sept. 2, 1996, page 1]. I would have no other source for such an important story. It seems that Mehlman was punished for speaking the truth. That he prevailed against the rich and powerful, while rare (as attested by your commentators), offers hope to those employees who, in similar circumstances, might feel intimidated. I hope that Mehlman eventually receives his just reward and that the outcome will encourage other managements to promote, not suppress, the truth and not to be spiteful.

William Lijinsky
11398 High Hay Dr.
Columbia, Md. 21044

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