Letters, Sep. 19, 1938

Pantywaist

Sirs:

I am unable to secure a satisfactory explanation of Communist term "pantywaist" (TIME. Aug. 8, p. 8). Please define.

H. A. WASHINGTON

New York, N. Y.

A pantywaist is a kind of button-bestrewn under-jerkin worn by tots of both sexes. Little boys at an early age come to regard pantywaists as sissy.

—ED.

Woe Is Us!

Sirs:

Muncie Star says this trip of our President is costing the taxpayers a neat $150,000 and our Muncie Press states that it is costing another neat $500,000 to take the battleship thru the Panama Canal to meet the President and his party so they can fish. One of my...