Taft Letter

Odious. Detestable


I cannot condone in silence the reprinting on your letter page of a scurrilous anti-Catholic campaign verse, directly under a letter from a Catholic Sister who cancels her subscription in protest against your original printing of this doggerel. If the Presidency of the United States were being contested by a Buddhist and a Mohammedan, I should wish TIME to print no shocking, versified allusion to the sacred "Beard of the Prophet."

By so doing you would merely cause unnecessary pain to pious devotees of Islam. In the present instance, I fear...

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