Letters, Aug. 25, 1952

Jack Is Jake with Arvey

Sir:

Re Chicago's Democratic Boss Jacob Arvey: TIME has it Jack Arvey. Nearly everybody else has it Jake Arvey? Which is it? Yours, for suppression of him, whichever it is.

A. FRANKLIN SHULL

Ann Arbor, Mich.

¶Chicagoans call Jacob M. Arvey both Jake and Jack. Arvey likes Jack.—ED.

Well-Tailored Homespun

Sir:

Why must many Americans, like James Crawford of San Francisco [who objected to Adlai Stevenson's "Princetonian" accent—TIME, Aug. 11], demand the homespun type for our public offices? ... I find the American fetishism for backwoods utterance a trifle tiresome and...

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