Letters, May 29, 1950

A National Lottery?

Sir:

The congressional uproar about gambling [TIME, May 8] should make one point perfectly clear: there should be a national lottery in this country.

A national lottery would help to eliminate the underworld from gambling and serve to divert considerable sums of money into the national treasury.

This suggestion, of course, will be opposed by the professionally unvirtuous and the professionally virtuous.

J. D. FORBES

Crawfordsville, Ind.

A Pipe Dream?

Sir:

Hail to Herbert Hoover for his head-clearing lecture on the United Nations [TIME, May 8], For those whose cries of pain followed, a...

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