Nation: Dear Leader

Those great American institutions, the mailing list and the form letter, are usually employed to sell goods, advocate causes and solicit funds. Now they are being used to help populate high echelons of the Nixon Administration.

As one means of obtaining nominations for approximately 2,000 jobs—posts above the civil service ranks but below the Cabinet and White House staff —Nixon talent scouts have sent out 81,000 requests for suggestions. The recipients are the 66,000 people listed in Who's Who in America and 15,000 others whose names appear on rosters of trade and professional associations and the like.

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