Leonard Woolsey's editorial questioned the Broadway cemetery's desecrator's motives, but didn't factor in the obvious — the absence of the fence ("Grave desecration among worst of vandalism crimes," The Daily News, Nov. 16).

Wasn't 1978 the last major vandalism incident, and the fence built subsequent, or around 40 years ago?

With a higher concentration of troublesome activity and troubled individuals in the vicinity, that the cemetery's admiring drivers by may be comfortably oblivious to, the fence was necessary to protect.

It's unrealistic that the cemetery will be only more inviting to the desirable tourists with a broken fence down. Even broken, with select points accessible, the fence's protection was more than with three sides vulnerable where ingress and egress can be attained at whim.

Julia Walker

Galveston

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