Letters, Apr. 22, 1940

"Nuts to You"

Sirs:

Long have I esteemed TIME'S unsparing directness in portraying the naked truth, especially when pompous political personages are concerned. It is a unique pleasure however when TIME'S photographer treats us to such a delicious subtlety as in your article "Mr. Farley Announces," under National Affairs on p. 13 of your April 1 issue.

This amazingly eloquent picture-without-words tells the whole story: "Nuts to you, Mr. President," for unless my eyes deceive me the photographer caught Mr. Farley in the act of passing "the nut dish to "the Boss." . ....

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