Letters, Dec. 11, 1939


Sirs: The fatality of TIME'S cover is not exclusively reserved for sports figures (Letters, Nov. 27). The following men have been jinxed immediately, or soon after, their appearance as Men of the Week (I include only those I remember offhand — there are undoubtedly many more) : Ethiopia's Selassie [Jan. 6, 1936] — his country accompanied him into oblivion.

Austria's last (and perhaps, late) chancelor [March 21, 1938] — he was well down the kids when TIME brought him out.

Czechoslovakia's Benes [June 27, 1938] —Same as above.

Poland's Beck [March 6, 1939] —...

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