Letters: Jul. 11, 1927

3,500-Foot Insects

Sirs: That's all applesauce about no flies or mosquitoes where the Coolidges are vacationing because it's above the 3,500-foot elevation (TIME, June 20, p. 5, last col.). There's a big grizzly mounted and some pictures in the Smithsonian Institution that prove it. The pictures show where the bear was killed by Pete Peterson, Cascade mountains, elevation, 7,000. The pictures also show on the grizzly, not 15 minutes dead, FLIES—LOTS OF 'EM. Farther east you go, the worse the flies are. As for mosquitoes, they are one of the joy-killers in...

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