Your correspondent, L. F. Southwick of Connecticut, admits he is prejudiced against Governor Smith because the stubborn stamp of his upbringing on "the sidewalks of New York" makes him say "poisonal," "detoimined." And in his Omaha speech I heard plainly on the radio, "foist," "raddio." A man's a man for a' that.
Mr. Coolidge's Yankee twang did not hurt his candidacy much in 1924, and I hope, as a life long Republican and sincere admirer of Herbert Hoover, that the election of 1928 will not be won or lost because of "New Yorkese."
ALFRED L. BECKER
New York, N. Y.
In your Sept. 24...