Letters, Jun. 25, 1979

Baker's Spell

To the Editors:

Several years ago I decided that adulthood and the meaning of life are attained when one reaches for Russell Baker [June 4] first, the Sunday comics second.

Linda Wilson Long Valley, N.J.

Russell Baker is one member of an endangered species. He should be declared a national asset.

Marvin F. Diedrich Fond du Lac, Wis.

If Baker wants to stop "suffocating on polysyllabic, Latinate English," let him start by changing the name of his column, "Observer."

Without words with Latin roots, Baker would lose most of his professional tools...

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