National Affairs: No Favors, Please

Before the South Carolina House of Representatives last week was a $60 million bonus bill for veterans. Representative Julian B. Dusenbury of Florence, an ex-Marine captain whose legs were crippled by sniper bullets on Okinawa, asked for the floor. He rolled his wheelchair to the microphone. Said Dusenbury:

"I am a citizen of South Carolina first and a veteran second. In a state as poor as we are, I would be for $60 million for roads and for schools. We have [only] so much wealth, and we have to help the state by making it go around ... I certainly am willing...

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