An Open Letter
To I.M.C. Readers
Chicago, Ill., January 28, 1933
Mr. E.M. Fult,
Sales Dept., R.J.
Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
Dear Mr. Fult -
I have your letter of
January 24 addressed to John Clapp, of Chicago,
and I wished to call your attention
to a mis-statement in your letter which
is injurious to my reputation. In the
fifth paragraph you say: "Thurs-
ton makes a practice of explaining tricks.
He has been quoted as saying
that this not only arouses the interest of
the public but when he per-
forms the trick with other apparatus the
public is completely at a loss to
see through it."
I have never explained a
trick to the public in my life, and I deny the
entire statement in your letter. The
very simple tricks that are given away
by Swift & Company cost less than one-half
cent each and are not ex-
plained by me but simply performed by me.
These tricks do not
explain the principle of magic as used by profes-
sional or amateur magicians. I would
be obliged for an acknowledgement
of this letter. Address me 162 No.
State St., Room 403, Chicago Ill.
Yours very truly,