Letters, Aug. 29, 1949

Joker

Sir:

...Your "Trust Fund" story of a Dallas citizen named Powell who satisfied two holdup men with a $15 check [TIME, Aug. 8] reminds me of a little-known tale of Texas Jack Garner's adroitness.

Stud poker was his favorite indoor sport...On one occasion during his term as Vice President, an Arkansan visitor ended the evening by collecting a $20 bill from Jack, and then requested that the Vice President autograph the piece of currency as a souvenir for the Arkansan's young son. Whereupon Mr. Garner said: "Hey, if what your boy wants is...

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