Letters, Oct. 1, 1934

"Happy Childhood"

Sirs:

TIME, Sept. 10, Miscellany, p. 26—subhead "Happy Childhood'' refers to Mary Belle Spencer Jr. as my "half-naked 14-year-old daughter holding a trophy won in a bathing beauty contest."

I wish to assure the readers of TIME of my children's modesty and ask you to vindicate them by publishing their photograph as proof. . . .

MARY BELLE SPENCER Chicago, Ill.

TIME gladly prints the photograph of Victoria, 12, and Mary Belle Spencer Jr., 14, unrepressed daughters of the crusading Chicago attorney who had Sally Rand arrested for indecent exposure. According to...

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