People: The Gracious Gesture

In his weekly column in the London Sunday Dispatch, Britain's Professor Cyril E. M. Joad began by answering a simple question about the clothing of American children visiting England with the British war-bride mothers. But he soon dived into deeper issues: "[American fashions for children are] terrible, aren't they? Little boys of seven . . . dressed in check suits, long trousers, and blue trilby hats . . . cowboy suits . . . bobby socks ... violent tartans ... Poor little brutes! Eating their cake too early, they will get through it too...

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