Letters, Mar. 15, 1937

Endorsers Sirs: This is the birthday of George Washington who, were he alive, would, I am sure, blush with shame to read in your columns that U. S. Senators like North Carolina's Reynolds accepted money for the endorsement of cigarets [TIME, Feb. 15]. . . . When an officeholder contemplates the taking of a bribe for the use of his name he should remember that the seducers are after the prestige of the office and not of the individual and further that this prestige is made by the Nation.

WARREN TERRY Palo Alto,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!