Letters, Jan. 19, 1948



As the initials of Henry A. Wallace . . . spell HAW, I suggest as his party's emblem the Haw tree (Viburnum prunifolium), specifically the Black Haw, sometimes called the Stag Bush. Should any artist wish to paint this phenomenon of nature, I give him Charles Sprague Sargent's description (Manual of the Trees of North America; Houghton Mifflin):

"A bushy tree . . . with a short and usually crooked trunk . . . stout spreading rigid branches beset with slender spine-like branchlets, bright red and glabrous when they first appear, soon turning green, and in their first winter grey tinged with...

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