Exchange chain letter. Panties. Partial text. Copy quota six. Two names. Article reports high volume fad.  US, 1951.

Please send six copies of this letter within three days to six different people you know. Also send one pair of panties to the top name on the list. When your name reaches the top of the list you should receive 36 pairs of panties.

Published: Corsicana Daily Sun (Corsicana, Texs), July 17, 1951, p. 1. OH, BOY! PANTIES INSTEAD OF CASH IN CHAIN LETTER. Dallas, July 17, 1951 - AP. "The Federals moved in here today after a new chain letter gimmick - the Pantie Club - resulted in accelerating movement of women's unmentionables by mail. ¶ Instead of sending money to a top name on the list, recipients of "Pantie Club' letters are supposed to send panties. ¶ The volume of pantie mailing, said Assistand U. S. Attorney Lester L May, 'was rising to unbelievable proportions.' ¶ Postal regulations forbid use of the chain letter. May added that 'if we let this thing go on the important mail eventually would not be able to get through.' ¶ Postal officials are trying to intercept the letters and packages. They released this excerpt from one of several hundred letters mailed in Dallas: [text].     Entered by DWV, Aug. 16, 2014.


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