Letters, Feb. 12, 1934

Peanut Publicity

Sirs: . . . Anent the story of the Washington peanut vendor, it is the perfect publicity story. If said story was saved during election campaign, it could net candidate using it 100,000 votes throughout the country. The story is the acme of a pressagent's glorious triumph—pathos, human interest, and the milk of human kindness— also BUNK. The story was obviously concocted to entrench more solidly the President with the ''masses," and of course it brought countless remarks from the gullible as to the kindness of the understanding pilot of...

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