Letters, Mar. 14, 1932

Dreiser on Tacoma

Sirs:

In the Book Review Section of TIME for the week of Feb. 8, the following statement was quoted from the book Tragic America by Theodore Dreiser.

". . . in Tacoma, Wash., 'on Feb. 19, 1931, . . . 16 men were poisoned by food from the Volunteers of America soup kitchen, from which four died.' "

... I need hardly tell you that this statement, appearing in your magazine even as a quotation, will do untold hurt to our work. The Volunteers of America are feeding 4,000 people a day in...