National Affairs: No Salary

Last week there was an agitation in Boston for a burning. Not for witch burning was the urge, but for check burning. As everyone knows, Alvan Tufts Fuller, recently retired Governor of Massachusetts, never accepted any salary for his eight years of Governorship, Lieutenant-Governorship. Checks were given him totalling $56,000. He saved them as mementos, never cashed them. This he was able to do because he is a millionaire, owns the Packard Motor Car Co. of Boston.

The Boston Herald published these facts, precipitated discussion in the legislature. State Senator James G. Moran was...

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