Letters, Apr. 4, 1949

Social Splurges & Bad Taste


"America's mission is to vulgarize the world," said Thomas Carlyle. I think he is borne out by your account of the doings in Washington of so-called society under the Democratic Administrations [TIME, March 143.

MARY C. WHITEHEAD Baltimore, Md.


. . . TIME aimed a sneak punch at Democratic President Truman which landed plump on the good-womanly face of Hostess Perle Mesta. Shame on TIME . . .

ARTHUR W. BOWLER Boston, Mass.


... It seems to me that Mrs. Perle Mesta could find something more...

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