Foreign News: Prudes v. Pajamas


A backward glance at the Winter Season just closed in Buenos Aires reveals that the outstanding event was not the Hoover visit (TIME, Dec. 24), but the sudden and epochal decision of paunchy, prosperous Argentine males to adopt sheer, silk pajamas as their public garb. During previous hot winters—with thermometers more often than not at 98° in the shade — perspiring Argentines merely peeled off their coats, went about in shirtsleeves. This year, however, the policia strictly enforced an ordinance punishing with a fine of one peso (42¢) the offense of "appearing...

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