Letters, Jan. 1, 1934

Cigarets Sirs:

. . . With the cigaret and pipe apparently as much a part of wearing apparel as shirts and cravats, why are no photographs ever published showing a President in the act of smoking? . . .

If the President himself considers that it is neither bad taste nor beneath the dignity of his office to use tobacco, surely he would not object to the consistency of being seen in the act of using it. ...


Fowler, Kan.

Dearth of smoking pictures is due merely to failure of cameramen to click....

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