Luck chain letter (published fragment). "Luck by Mail" type. 28 names (female). US, 1960.

Recipients are directed to copy a brief prayer and send it to five people within 24 hours. Compliance means good luck within four days.  "General Bratton received $8,000 but lost it after breaking the chain."Letter bore the names of 28 "California schoolgirls."

America, March 26, 1960, "Chain-Letter Nonsense" (Current comment, p. 751). A Catholic periodical. Editor received a letter, "the kind meant to start a superstitious chain reaction among simple souls." Participation is denounced as "spreading an infection which corrupts true piety, cruelly preys on the superstitious fringe of believers and takes advantage of the ignorance of children." 


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