The Press: Moses' Masterpiece

If there is such a thing as a great letter-to-the-editor writer, New York City Park Commissioner Robert Moses is it. His work may not rank with Voltaire's, Ben Franklin's or George Bernard Shaw's, but it commands attention. For or against, he is always long and strong.

Last week he outdid himself with a full-page swipe at (and in) the pro-Roosevelt New York Times. The Republican National Committee paid the Times $2,760 to run it as a political ad.

The burrs that caused Writer Moses to rise in the saddle were two Times editorials: 1) endorsing Term IV;...

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