Letters, Oct. 13, 1952

Political Funds

Sir:

Re Nixon and all public officials, these words of William Penn (in Fruits of Solitude): "Let Men have sufficient Salaries and exceed them at their Peril.

"It is a Dishonor to Government that its Officers should live of Benevolence; as it ought to be Infamous for Officers to dishonor the Publick by being twice paid for the same Business."

J. M. MOUDY

Durham, N.C.

Sir:

I wish somebody would give me $18,235 for the operation of my farm. I wouldn't use any of it for any personal expenditure. I would spend it...

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