Letters, Sep. 16, 1935

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It is the British distributors of TIME who, before putting the issue of Aug. 19 on newsstand sale, removed p. 21 on which was described the Balkan holiday of the Duke and Duchess of Kent at a time when the Premier of Greece was supposedly scouting for a new king for his country. —ED.

Sirs:

Your blasphemous article about members of our Royal Family [TIME, Aug. 19] has met with little success in this country.

Be assured that they little merit such vile treatment from a foreign journal that takes British subscriptions.

As one who comes in contact with royalty as a tradesman, all I can say is that your remarks would not be so blatant if these people could come into the open and hit you back. . . .

CYRIL G. KENT

Kent and Francis, Expert Furriers London

Sirs:

What's this you've been publishing about the Book of York that our distributors have been fools enough to censor and tear out over here. Please post me (letterpost) the censored article and send me a bill for a year's subscription to TIME. I don't know TIME; I ought to do so. FORTUNE I know and The March of Time films and I have an instinctive admiration for your group.

H. G. WELLS London

To Novelist Wells has gone forward by letterpost the "censored article" on the "Book of Kent" (not York), together with a bill for a year's subscription to TIME. —ED.

Open Virginia

Sirs:

REFERRING YOUR STATEMENT SEPT 9, YOU HAVE BEEN MISINFORMED REGARDING RECOMMENDATION TO UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. FOLLOWING ADVICE OF U. S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, VIRGINIA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ALBEMARLE COUNTY AND CHARLOTTESVILLE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA WILL OPEN SEPT. 19. . . .

H. S. CUMMING

Surgeon General U. S. Public Health Service Washington, D. C.

Sirs:

. . . THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HAS NOT BEEN ADVISED BY THE U. S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE TO REMAIN CLOSED THIS AUTUMN AND THE UNIVERSITY WILL OPEN ON SEPT 19 UPON THE ADVICE OF NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES.

J. L. NEWCOMB

President

University of Virginia Charlottesville, Va.

The Public Health Service asked University of Virginia to defer its opening from Sept. 12 to Sept. 16. University authorities agreed, elected to make the postponement a full week. TIME regrets any injustice to the University caused by a misunderstanding between reporters and the Public Health Service spokesman. —ED.

Sky Pilot Baloney

Sirs:

Congratulations to Junior Deck Officer F. G. Tinker (TIME, Sept. 2) for exposing the percentage of piety in the Navy at sea. The same situation is found in the hooey about the Bible being a best-seller and the same is true of the piety in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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