The Press: The Man Who Came to Dinner

The American Mother is a perfectly wonderful woman, wrote Café Columnist Paul V. Coates in the Los Angeles Mirror, but most of the time she is also a "perfectly lousy cook." So why all this sentimental drivel about "Food Like Mother Used to Make?" Give him a nightclub table any time and some breast of guinea hen.

For thus insulting Mom and Home Cooking, Columnist Coates last week was paying a heavy price. More than 260 readers had flooded the Mirror with letters challenging Coates to take potluck at their homes, and vowing to...

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