In response to the letter ("Those old alternative fuel stories true," April 22) about using water and pills for fuel to run your vehicle: It is true. I don't remember what was available in the early '40s, but a person came by my station in the late '60s and sold me four of the units hoping I could drum up some interest. I sold two to customers; lo and behold, the state came by and cut me off. Seems it wouldn't pass the smog test, which was a bunch of hogwash. The other two I sold out of my Mobil station at the corner of College Avenue and Needham Street. I was called down by the state on this, also.
If the big boys would get on either one of these ideas, they could develop it and get the price down. They know they have us over a barrel and they will continue to keep us broke for the rest of our lives.
CLYDE E. LEWIS