Letters, Mar. 14, 1932

Dreiser on Tacoma


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...

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