6/14/03: Former Sen. Jesse Helms addresses the graduating firefighters from the Monroe Fire Department. Letters to the Observer are a testament to the courtliness of a sometimes curmudgeonly senator and his cordial relations with the publisher of a paper that rarely, if ever, took his side in editorials. .
6/14/03: Former Sen. Jesse Helms addresses the graduating firefighters from the Monroe Fire Department. Letters to the Observer are a testament to the courtliness of a sometimes curmudgeonly senator and his cordial relations with the publisher of a paper that rarely, if ever, took his side in editorials. . Observer file photo
6/14/03: Former Sen. Jesse Helms addresses the graduating firefighters from the Monroe Fire Department. Letters to the Observer are a testament to the courtliness of a sometimes curmudgeonly senator and his cordial relations with the publisher of a paper that rarely, if ever, took his side in editorials. . Observer file photo

Letters reveal a cordial, humorous side to Sen. Jesse Helms

April 06, 2016 02:00 AM