Letters: Feb. 22, 1982

F.D.R. Revisited

To the Editors:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt [Feb. 1] was a part of my childhood. My father worked for the WPA, and my brother at a CCC camp. His name was spoken with esteem in our household. That rich voice on the radio gave assurance and hope to my parents. I love F.D.R.

Genevieve McCoach Willow Grove, Pa.

Your article on F.D.R.'s legacy transported me back to a 1936 college class in political science. At one point in the professor's discourse on Roosevelt's programs I asked: "Who is going to pay?" His pince-nez popped off his nose, his face reddened, and his eyes...

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