Letters, Aug. 12, 1940

No Slicker

Sirs:

END YOUR BRIEF REFERENCE TO ME AS "SCARLET-FACED SWAMPLANDS SLICKER" AT CHICAGO. I WISH IN THE INTEREST OF ACCURACY TO SAY: MY BIRTH AND HABITAT ARE ON THE PINEYWOODS DRY SAND-LANDS OF THE SOUTH. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER HEARD A MAN AS HOMELY AS I AM CALLED A SLICKER. YOUR LAST REFERENCE TO ME WAS AS A "BACKWOODS NOEL COWARD." THE BACKWOODS IS ACCURATE.

CLAUDE PEPPER

United States Senate Washington, D. C.

Fattrapped

Sirs:

TIME (July 15, "Mexico") erred in rendering my dear President's irrespetuous nickname "El Trompudo"...

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