National Affairs: Five-Dollar Billkies

A new high note in unconscious irony was struck last week by Scripps-Howard's New York World-Telegram, which editorialized: "Money is still needed to finance the Willkie campaign. . . . Greatly increased numbers of contributors mean a significant and healthy broadening of the base. ... All over the country smaller contributors are acting in the lively spirit of the man who pinned to his gift: My candidate's name's Wendell Willkie, His tones are not honey or sillkie; He's the first man in years To call forth my cheers, So—good luck with this $5.00 billkie....

"Too much is at stake to let the...

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