Letters, Dec. 10, 1934

Tomato Justice

YOUR CHARACTERIZATION OF TOMATOGROWER WALTER P. CHRYSLER'S YIELD IN THE MARYLAND TEN-TON CLUB AS "SHAMEFUL" [TIME, Nov. 26], PROMPTS ME AS HIS PROSPECTIVE TERRAPIN DINNER GUEST TO RUSH TO HIS DEFENSE WITH CORRECT FACTS AND FIGURES. TOMATOGROWER CHRYSLER PRODUCED 9.05 TONS OF LOVE APPLES INSTEAD OF 7.95 TONS REPORTED IN TIME 7.95 TONS FOR SOUPMAKER PHILLIPS' DELECTABLE CONCOCTIONS AND 1.10 TONS MARKETED ELSEWHERE. THE COMBINED YIELD REPRESENTS NEARLY DOUBLE THE NORMAL YIELD IN THE U. S. DESPITE MOST UNFAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS. BUT FOR...

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