To the Editor:
However hard up the Czechs may be, they must be permitted to occupy more than the 27 cubic feet of living space per person which Mr. Schmid (“Czechoslovakia: The Careful Satellite,” August) gives them. Twelve cubic meters are the equivalent of 424 cubic feet. It still is not much, but you can, at least, stretch out on some 40 square feet, the size of a very small prison cell. Might it not even be 12 square meters or 129 square feet?
University of Chicago
Mr. William Schack has called to our attention two errors in his article “Neiman-Marcus of Texas” (September issue). The following sentence, referring to gift wrappings designed by Saul Steinberg and Ludwig Bemelmans, appears on page 219: “Even the dullest must get from these a sense of exuberance and wit not evident in either the advertising or textual illustrations of the magazines they read, as they must get some faint intimation from the best work in the store’s exhibitions that the art of framing has no limit.” The phrase “art of framing” should read “art of drawing.” On, page 215 a reference is made to Wednesday fashion shows at the Hotel Baker. These shows take place at the Statler Hilton Hotel.