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Columbia Missourian

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shortened name misrepresents Muriel and Eliot Battle

By Sylvia Spotts
April 30, 2013 | 12:58 p.m. CDT

Muriel and Eliot Battle have spent many years promoting better relations throughout our community. Now, Martin Luther King Park just off Stadium is also called Battle Garden (what a shock)! And, we seem comfortable calling the new school Battle school!

Can we please return the Battles to their place of honor in memory of all their longtime attempts to benefit humanity by putting *both of their first names on Battle Garden and Battle school? (They can't help it that their name's Battle, but their name doesn't fit their doings!)

*Editor's note: Muriel Williams Battle High School is the full name of Battle High School.

Sylvia Spotts is a Columbia resident.