Letters, Sep. 16, 1935

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    It might be of interest to you to know that Mr. Buchanan has a brother who is an honest-to-goodness cotton farmer, having a large plantation on the Brazos River about 20 miles from Brenham. "Mr. Willie" Buchanan, a bachelor of some 70 years, lives on his plantation and still directs it actively.


    Captain, 23rd Infantry Fort Sam Houston, Tex.

    He-man's Sport


    As a 210-pounder who finds real exercise and vigorous perspiration in ping-pong I resent TIME'S implication (p. 24, Sept. 2) that the game of table tennis is not a he-man's business. True, there are some of the build of "Bitsy" Grant who play the game, and well, but it is my personal observation that an average and upward physique as well as a quick eye and hand is necessary to excel in a sport more lightning-like than most activity. . . .

    About my own outdoor table, used almost entirely at night, a 200-watt blue lamp attracts neither insects nor runts.



    High Point Enterprise High Point, N. C.

    Bail Jumper


    In TIME, Sept. 2, you have a picture of Ambassador Bullitt with some Russian friends. One of these friends you label as Comrade George Andreychine, former U. S. Communist jailbird at Leavenworth. I want to correct you. George Andreychine was sentenced from Chicago in 1918 by Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis as one of the 101 members of the I. W. W. convicted in that largest of the War trials. However, he did not long remain in Leavenworth. Together with Bill Haywood and several others he was released on bail. While out on bail and awaiting an appeal, most of these, including Andreychine, fled to Russia. The Headquarters of the I. W. W. was forced to pay the defaulted bail money amounting in all to over $50,000. . . . This heavy outlay of bail monies together with the War persecutions has done much to cripple the I. W. W.


    I. W. W. Organizer Buffalo, N. Y.

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