In Boston last week Mayor Curley said: "We will give Gandhi a royal reception here. He is one of the world's great figures. Boston will be proud to entertain him."
The Boston Post stated as a fact that Superintendent of Police Michael H. Crowley is "an admirer of Gandhi."
Nevertheless Superintendent Crowley said, commenting on Mayor Curley's royal promise, "We shall insist that Gandhi be suitably clothed. We can't let any man appear in the streets of Boston in very much less than a one-piece bathing suit."