Ronald Reagan, by scaling back the size of his presidential library and applying the resulting savings to its yearly maintenance, could put into practice what he has been preaching: less government spending and more participation by the private sector.
The presidential library could be quite modest. After all, how much room would he need for a bottle of red ink, some 3 x 5 cards, a jar of jelly beans, a Bible and cake, the book that he has read and a borrowed dress?
As for his papers, they could be housed at another location, completely detached. It would be only fitting.
LOYAL V. CRIST
Desert Hot Springs