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A 1947 ad for Pullman transportation published in
an unknown magazine.
The ad starts like this: "He would have... if he hadn't skipped page
17 of his
Pocket Guide to Iran, which the War Department gave him when he
started (?) overseas. It says there: 'When in an Irani home, don't be
enthusiastic in admiring some object. Your host might... give it to you.'
But the corporal did enthuse. And now he's stuck with part of next month's
pay... because the book goes on: 'If an Irani [gives] you a gift, the
thing to do is to give him one of equal value in return.' That's the
of the country. He learned it the hard way. There is an American
many boys have learned the easy way since going into service. It's the
of traveling in comfort -- which troops in training do at the rate of 30,000
every night [with Pullman train wagons]..."
Thanks to Ashkan, cyberiran.com
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