Letters, May 6, 1940

Less Nifty

Sirs:

National Affairs (TIME, April 15, p. 20) concerning Oldster Hull—"Mr. Hull represents probably the last chance for U. S.citizens who want to vote for a man born in a log cabin."

The Beards, America In Midpassage, p. 137, satirically etch from Democratic campaign fodder—"Mr. Garner, in the revered American tradition, was born in a log cabin." Does TIME, Beards, or Democratic Campaign Book err?

STAN KING Boise, Idaho

> John Garner's avowed birthplace was a log cabin no longer existing on Blossoms Prairie in East Texas, though it was not the nifty Log Cabin Maple Syrup-like cabin of 1932...

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