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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURIAN, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1922
NEWS OF AUTHORS AND BOOKS"
Beloved Sea Captain Return
Delightful 1 ale From
Pen of California
ALL CHARACTERS- TYPES
Many Part of Book Have Ap
peared in Short Story
Form in Recent "
Our old friend -ipp) Iiick ha re
turned in "Cappj lii'k- Retires." hd
with him we get another delightful tale
of the fea and its followers.
Peter B. k)ne has iijt Iiowed down la
the desire for realism a- liaxe other
authors. Perhaps, Jie max haxe a dif-
ferent idea of reali-m than haxe Her-
gc-hiemer and Sinclair Lewi.
Once more,we find a cliaractcr who is
more interested in marriage than !i-
.vircc. ulio time i-. m taken up with
otlirr thinp that -ontui pnihfcm never
Capp i!eciiie to rttire cn.l thon
ork a hard a- cpr. Whenever llirre
if a deal that he mijriit Ik left nut nf. t
Ii" niiLeH hi, nn-se in. lie fail-- I
tire himself and ill not let an)iaeeir '"The House of Adventure"
put him on the .helf. j )eas Jih LoC Jilt! E-
Hr bu. the arciu and a?aint , ch q Idenlilieg
In- better judgment. ut- two kind- ol
Irishmen in charge. Captain Murphx , yKn Tommies a-leep from eihau
feels that it i all right for a man to ,; deserters from the Briti-h arm),
be a lVotestant and a Mj-op. but an'.,,- .i in Beaucourt. a little town in
Ma-onic rins on
Terence Iieardon's fingr is the -ignal
to Murphx that the captain and the 'kip j a) for ,ne stor- pau rent e
per will nexer agree. Ilowexer, after changes identitx dic with the dead
German spies get control of the ship. , maili Tom Beckett, and assumes Beck
Ixlurphy di-coxer that Tereme had rj,'s name.
found the ring and it was on! lix
cliance that hi
wa- wearing it tlut first
c "' ,
Between the two of them, although' i, theor) of life i to haxe a manx
.Michael is half-dead, ami with ire helt,e affair a po-ible. He shows bi
rd Riggins a Cocknrx Engli-hrajn. they ,ieu,t;()ll 1(, ,i, Bjfp. ,owexer, in hi
fteal back their hi from the German- 1 faw)r;,e tliouglit. "It is the woman that
:il) to find that thex still haxe am.tli- ,r,nd, -ne"s -ocks that matters.'
er fight ilue them. Aflrf reIcacei. 'aul goes bark
The old raptam i- pione to mrdd'e.l,,, Ueaucourl. He does not intend to
To get his god-on out of the clutches of rvlurn to Ertj.an, and t0 ,;s w;fP. IJe
a hula dancer, be ar-ies him of bcieg .j, 3t Hucourt he ha met a wom
unable to sail a real -hip. Joex takes,a1 j)(. fin(, neaucrt deerted and
the Iiet and for i month- leaxe- be-,tae up j,;, ai,n(e ;n a denned cafe
bind the woman lie think- lie loxe., w!i;cil )(. )fg;n, t0 rebuild. The cafe
Meanwhile. Capp) plan to bave him (onj. t .e xvoman wlKim he had met
fall in loxe with lus prualc -ecreiary. (
Aicordinglx. hi- -ecrelaiy gets a xaca-
tion ami a -ea xoxagc. I ne) are noi
the onl) couple tim ii; i.i -aoor ma.-,
, tflttl I
rir- off in thi wax Ills p. j, tarn I
Murphy i, -ent to 1'ape.te and -. i- j
aoo.oer one . ,..- -"" ,
It js a rclitf to get liolil ol a -tor) .
.... .. I
like tnis. ii inietrsis a ,, ,c-,-. i . . . . n. ,.,
T. , , i , , , mi I,... i,u "i -irnrl) and so naturall) that one
The loxablc old captain wm liaxe Iiil ' ' in
, . , , , i i - ,i Jdoe not feel the thrill of su-pene.
friend- as long a bo) find clmrm in aI-""1
Venture and a- lorg a clean, whole-j From the xer) first, almost, we know
tome slorie appeal to women. that Paul will marr) Manon. And o
K)ne has a facuh) of making each, he doc, but our pleasure is not spoiled
iharacter a l)pe. The efficient Skin-1 one bit b) our prexious knowledge,
iter the niisrrl) Skiniiir xxlio does not (MacMillan Co, New York; cloth,
see him. i31I pages, $2.)
Man) parts of the Iiook haxe Iiecn m
stories written for mazarines. The) haxe
lieen woxen together b) a ma-tcr hand . . , u--,
, . -.,... i -..'.i..i Latest Hutchinson
anil mucn new iraieiiai iic orcn .;m.. -
The recent war i trealetl of thmugh-
out mix! of the lioik. but the grue-ome
part is left to other author,
found some humor to injeit
Mrt. perhaps from bis own experiences, j M. Hutchinson s latest work, This Free
.Cosmopolitan JA-.L Corp. New d.,m."' The title is taken from a pas-age
"lork. cloth, illu-tratcd.
112 page-. I
Hook Contest Is
The editor of Farm
offering a prize lo the farm Im) or girl larticularl) with tne xa) ior-e ...a....
under i7 who WTite the be-t -hort letter conditions are affecting ideas about
about the fixe books the eonte-tant like parenthood. The solution gixen, seem
best. Each contestant will rreeixe a ingl) the onl) po'ible one, i the one
cop) of -The Bookshelf for B..X- and gixen two thnu-and )ear ago in I ale
About the Book Page.
The book page, which is now a
regular bi-weekly feature of the Co
lumbia Evening Missourian, has
cau-cd comment from various
source. Grant (herton of the
George It. Doran Co., New York,
"That i a splendid page from the
Columbia Exening MUsourian. I
do not find a single criticism to
make of it. It is a far better page
than man) newspapers run, who
hae not the excu-e which could so
ej'ilj be adxanced for the Mi-our-ian.
that the page i the work of
tudcnt onlx; but jou need no ex-cu-e!
TAKKINGTON IS FAVORITE
Gtorge Eliot Is Second in Summer
Canxas-e conducted in cummer
schools 'how- that Booth Tarkington is
the faxorite juthor, George Eliot i sec
ond anil A. S. I. Hutchin-on is third.
' It i- -urpri-ing that
should be lifted second
ma) be due. in urt. to the fact that a
large ieriei'tage of summer students are
, WAR STORIES
shot from a strax Briti-h
machine sun kills one and uaxes the
Whil- buiying hi friend he i- cap
tured b) German and taken to a pri-
son eamn. There he meets a Frenchman
A harming loxe Ury
:., f J,,a-iail France
'' tiU (IILIUIb -
. .. f Ad,enture-
,)repin;, a ti,nInu,W inlerrs,.
m,e ,ead. olle lo ,Mb1 of ,,rill-
. i i
ins adxenture but the adxenture is told
"THIS .FREEDOM" IS
raand at Public Library.
The "book of the hour" at the Pub-
ha-'lic Librar) this week, judging from the
r i t t I. ,... f.w 1 A 1
numiipr ni (irmaiiuN irc'ii- - --
liom the Scriptures, "With
obtained I ibis freedom."
The liook deal with the changing
dilions of married and social lite, anil
. - ! -I.aoaI
Homes of New England Writers
Are Mecca for Literary America
Washington And Longfellow Lived in Same House As
Thomas Tracy, Freebooter.
The homes of lngfellow, Fmerson,
Lowell, Whittier and man) other Ameri
cans of literal-) genius haxe, of recent
)ears, been elexatcd to a place similar
to that held b) Stratford-on-Axon or
Canterbur) in the hearts of the English
bterar) folk. "The Literary Haunts of
Old England. Walden Fawcett called
them in an article in Self Culture, a mag
azine now long defunct.
These old colonial homesteads and
country residence-, historic through the
association with some great personalit)
to which still clings the atmosphere in
which the masterpieces of American lit
erature were conteixed. haxe become a
mecca for the thousand who tour the
The house in which Ileniy W. Long
fellow lixed in Cambridge. Mass, while
attending Harxard and which later be
came his home, was prcxiou!) the resi
dence of great statesmen, of man) stu
denls wlio later le-came national leaders.
and at one time wa- the rc-ort of a free
1 hooter . and wanton spendthrift. This
jstalelx habitation i typically solonial in
st)Ie, a square two--tor) with an expan
! -ie xcranda at either end of the house.
Four slender wooden buttresses reaih
' up to the fretted cornice at each side of
,the hou-e. A low balustrade fringes the'
i small flat roof enclosing two brick chim
jnc)s which hate three smoke pies each.
I The heaxx green shutter on the man)
windows and the gracious white portal
1 lend a feeling of quiet reflection.
! This hou-e was built long before the
Resolution b) John Vaall. one of the
1 fiercest of Torie. Soon after the bat-
I tie of Bunker Hill, howexer. it wa pur
chased b) the provincial government as
ithe headquarter of Ceorge Washington.
The room to the right of the entrance
Wa-hington transformed into a -tud.
Here he spent much of hi- time planning
campaigns and noi.unn,; with the mem
bers of hi staff.
V spendthrift, Thomas Trac). who
next acquired the house, made it a place
jof rexelr). But when his fleet of pri
vateers came to griif. Trac) and his Iax
, i-h entertainment of dance, wine and
tong raed from the town.
Andrew Craigie later became the own
er. He would have gone the wax nf
Trac) had it not been for his wife. She
recued him from financial ruin b) rent -
ling rooms to Harxard students. j that through a trap door. Sitting in a
It wa natural, then, that Longfellow,! chair oxer the trap do-r to insure ab-n-with
hi tate for beauty, shoutd'have I lute seclusion, he iroe "jThe "larble
: I -ought out "the" CralE'V"h&ine"w,ftcir"tMiTaunM'and hi later xxork.
DIETING IS MADE HUMOROUS
Nina Wilcox Putnam Holds Hope
for the Would-Ile Slender.
Fjt persons are said In lie genial and
i t.ood humored. The) are also said to
i inspire laughter. At an) rate, instruc
tions on dieting are usually humorous or
tragic Nina Wilcox Putnam's "Tomor
row Wc Diet" is no exception.
Tragedy i in store for thoe who fol
low her direction, but there' fun for
t!o-e w!k can afford to sit on the sideline-
She how concluixe!) that regardles
of the cure used to induce reduction,
dieting must acenmpan) it. Ilowexer,
-he hold- out ome hope to the xxould
lie sxlph b) sa)ing that he reall) did
effect a cure.
There is much practical adxice mied
in with the fu.
(George H. Doran Co, New York:
c'otli, 90 page. $1 net.)
J. W. ECHOLS WRITES STORY
Country Doctor Is Hero of Unliter
ary but Interesting Book.
"A Certain Countr) Doctor," written
bx J, V. Echol. him-elf a doctor, i the
storx id the trials of a poor countr) t
lad xxhn ha- the title but not the know-,
hdgeof a ph)sician.
The xxork is hardly literarx. but it it
intertting. It shims how carclessl)
preciou- life was entru-teil lo a bo) of
20. who was equipped with a single
course of lecture. The tale is said lo
(Christopher Publishing Hou-e, Bos
ton; cloth, illustrated, 98 page, $1.50
Mills Was Also
Enos Mill-, famous naturalist and
author, died !at Thursday at bis home
at Long's Peak, Colo. IHs death is at
tributed to oxerwork and loss of strength
after an accident last January in New
York. He is said also nexer lo haxe
complctelx recoxered from an attack of
influenza last Februar).
Mills i the author of many books
dealing with animal life, xxild flowers
and scener) protection, among them
"The Spell of the Poickies" and "lour
A. R. Wells' Poems in Book Form.
Amos II. Wells has gathered together
821 iioem, most of xxhicb appeared in
the Christian Endeaxor World of which
he is editor, anil has put them in book
form. The book includes poems of na
ture, children and religion.
(The Chri-tian Endeaxor Work!,
Bo-ton; 218 page, illustrated, indexed.
came to Harvard as an instructor. He
look the bedroom formerly occupied b)
He was deep!) in loe with the place
and secured the house as his own at the
The place i alixe with remembrances
of this great!) loxed iwet. There in
the northwest room of the lower floor is
the library with its hea. exquiitel)
caned furnishing. At the turn of the
staircase still stands the "old clock on
the stairs," and 'at the ends of the hou-e
are the verandas just a the) were when
Longfellow took his morning promenade.
On the library table are his ien and
the inkstand which were once the prop
erty of Coleridge. By the table rests the
armchair presented to him b) the child
ren of Cambridge.
Tlie home of Ralph Waldo Emerson
in the never to-be forgotten tillage of
Gncord is a rather unpretentious colon
ial habitation, similar in style to that of
the Longfellow home.
EmersonV stud) is in truth a work
shop. Here lie has gathered with dis
criminating ta-le bu-t and portrait- of
rare xalue, but the thing that commands
attention i the all but forbidding arra)
of ncatlx arranged Iwioks in ra k that
finer one side of the room.
In the parlor adjoining the study the
Monda) Night Club which included
Hawthorne. Thoreau, the Mcoit. Clian
ning and other met fir serious liter
Loxers of Hawthorne haxe a number
of hi old haunt to look up. Firt there
i the old house in Sjlem in wh'ch he
was born. It wa- built more than two
centuries ago. Not far awa) is the old
mansion which is suppo-ed to lie tlie
-cene of "The Hou'e of the Scxen
A huge rambling structure, to whii h
man) addition haxe been made, tailed
b) Hawthorne "W a) side" because he
-aid he was him-elf a waiter b) the wa)--ide
of life for public recognition, is lo
cated a half mile from Concord on the
Lexington l'ike. Here he wrote the
"Tanglewootl Tales'" and "Our Country
After he liad returned from a trip tr.
Italy he had a small square tower built
aboxe the main structure. There wa
1 but one entrance to the topmost room
WILL PRINT WORK OF
TWO STUDENT POETS
Two Unixersit) students will be rep
resented in this xear College Anlhol
og). "Bacchanal" b) Sara Saper and
"His Mother" bx Charles Pollard are
the poems which haxe been selected.
Mis Saper i a member of the Scrip
crafters Club and the winner nf the At
lantic Monthly short story prize and
also the Gamma Phi P-i poetr) prize
this )ear. Mr. Pollard i a member of
Camma Phi P-i, local chapter of Sig
ma UpiIon, national literar) fraternitx.
The txio poem follow:
By Sara Saper.
Long row of sinners
Warming at the fires
Of Sabbath righteousness.
An old maid in a broxxn hat
Wistful as a letter l)ing unclaimed.
Bows her head in silent pra)cr.
Coins tinkling to the floor
From a child's damp hand.
There's a fat tenor in the paid choir
Bacchus in a surplice.
And singing lijmns!
By Charles Pollard.
1 saw an aged woman bent in praxcr
Beside a graxe that men
Had cur-ed and left.
As I approached, she raied her face
Made old and beautiful
With suffering and with pain.
And all the censure of mankind
Lay in her e)es.
But could not drown the loxe
That said: "Men cruell) judge.
And recognize the bad
But miss the good."
With head bowed by the weight
Of ages frilled with curses.
Kneeling, with tortured hand
She caressed the mound.
On the stone wa graxen
PATRIOTIC POEMS COLLECTED
Modern Verse Included in Collection
by John R. Howard.
John R. Howard has collected and
edited a xolume of American patriotic
poems which will lie published under the
title, "Poems of Heroism in American
Poems b) Jo)ce Kilmer, Witter Byn
ner and Henry Van D)ke bring the col
lection down to date.
Cooper Letters to Be Published.
The grandson of the author of "Leath
er Stocking Tales" lias edited two
xolumcs of letters of James Kenimore
Cooper. The collection will be publi-hed
late in October.
! GULLAH NEGRO
Forty-Two Stories Written
Distinct Dialect Make
. Up '"The Black Bor
Amusing Characters of South
Carolina and Much An
glicized African Folk
Lore Are Told.
".Mistuh Singleton, I t'awt )ou was a
juntlemun. but I come to fin out )ou
C)an specify as a juntlemun. 'cause you
I run 'way en' lef rrie obuh to Goose Crick,
1 en gone en many Paul Jenkin grumma
je cause e got fo cow en I tnt got no
row. You run 'way en lef )o lawful!)
lady, en' I come to lek )ou to de Trial
Jestuss fuh t'row )ou een Walterburrah
That i what accosted Minzacter Sin
gleton, that tall pumpkin colored negro,
one cf the man) amu-ing character in
Ambrose E. Gonzales Iwok "The Black
Border," when he was "leisurely plowing
an unambitious mule in a cornfield in
"The Black Bonier" i a fa-finating
collection of sketches containing much
anglicized African folk lore of the Cul
' lab negroes who lixe along the so-called
'black border of South Carolina, written in
Ithe Cullah, or coa-t negro dialect.
Cullah Ar;ni Territory
The origin of the Culjah negroes about
xxhbm Mr. Conzale ha- so charmingl)
and so artisticall) written, is di-puted. j
Hnnner. thex haxe a distinct dialect, anil .
it is in this dialect the fnrt)-!wo stories
anil sketches that make up the book are
""Sloxrnlx and carele- of speech,"
writes Mr. Conzale- in the preface to his
boo!?. "thee Gullah seized upon the
iwasant English used by some of the ear
ly settler and by the white serxants of
the wealth) Coloni-t. wrapped their
clum-) tongues about it as well as the)
(hid and enriched with certain expres-
-ixe African word, it iv-ueil through
their flat no-es and thick lip as o work
able a form of speech that wa- gradual!)
adopted bx the other slaxe anil became
in time the accepted negro speexh of the
lox.cr district of South Carolina and
Georgia. With characteristic lazine,
t!.e-e Gullah negroes took short cuts to
the ear of their auditor, u-ing as fexx
words as po ible, sometime making one
gender serxe for three, one ten-e for sex
em!, and to'all) disregarding singular
and plural number. Yet notwithstanding
this econom) of words the Gullah some
times incorporates into his speech gro
tesque!) difficult and unnecessary English
words; again, he takes unusual pains to
Iran-pose number and gender."
Each sketch has its wealth of humor,
xtith perhap. a touch of patho.
There is Abram Dra)ton whose wife
died. His daughter could patch the knees
of his "britchiz" but when it came to the
"halfsoling" of the seat, she xxas not pro
ficient. S the old man -at in church
when he led his class. He walked behind
exer)one else on his xxax home from the
Then there is Mondax White, "a jellow
negro and a persistent and imaginatixe
practical joker" who constructed a noise
producing instrument from an empty pow.
der keg and rosined strings, and fright
died the darkies on the surrounding plan
tations with the nui-e which he had them
beliexe wa from a "-ukkus" escaped lion.
Joe Fcilds i one of the mo-l pictur
esque of all the books folk. "He was
the most onery looking darkey on Pon
Pon. Squat, knock-kneed, lopsided, slew
fooled, black as a crow, nopejed, with a
fexv truculent looking xdlow teeth set
"slanlindicularl)'' in a prognathous jaw,
he was the embodiment of ramshackle
Mr. Conzales' book i a great contri
bution to American dialect literature. He
has lived among the Gullah negroes and
he knows their every word
Mr. Gonzales is the president of the
Stale Company, of Columbia, S. C, and
is publisher of The Slate (a newspaper.)
It was in his paper that the sketches
which make up the book first appeared.
Some of them were printed in 1892; the
others in 1918.
When Mr. Conzale was sexenteen year
old he worked as a telegraph operator and
station agent in the lour country swamps
of South Carolina. While supporting a
family of )ounger sisters and brother, he
had time lo absorb the spirit of the ne
groes of tlie surrounding countr) and has
put them, on paper xvith a remarkable in
sight into their lixes.
Burdened with the responsibility of
publishing The State, he has taken lime
from Ms' journalistic duties to prepare
his bookjfor publication. It was printed
by The Skate Co, this year.
Fannie Kilbourne is
Daughter Adopt Her Profession
Author Can Get Pleasure
Heroine in Her
Fannie Kilbourne. discussing writing
as the ideal puruit for women in the
New York Herald, makes ihe following
personal comment on the fun of the bus
iness: "In a world full of farmers who wish
their sons to be bankers, and xice xera.
I wish to go on record as a woman writ
er who would be pleased to see a daugh
ter following right along in my own pro
fession. The business of writing offers
a woman more compensation for life'
little meannesses tlian any other bu-i-nes,
trade, art or profession of which
I happen to know.
"First of all, in the matter of clothe.
If you are an honest woman )ou will ad
mit that a dres seldom looks on you
exactly the way you hoped it would.
Taffeta ruffles which look chic and
aucy hung on a coathanger when faced
hopefully in the full length mirror mere
I) look broad in ihe beam. What solace
has the non-writer for thai heart-ick. in
"But the woman writer ah. there's a
different matter. Your ph)siral self
ma) be taking in the depressing sight
in the mirror, but mental!) )ou are al
ready slipping the dros oxer the head of
a heroine it will reall) fit.
""Beltina in taffeta! He caught his
breath at her slim freshnes. The sauci
nes of her, the daintiness of her, the
unbelievable )oungnes of her! Bettina
in ruffles April in silk.'
"Oh, it's a tremendous solace. There
is. of course, the danger that in your
fine frenz) )ou ma) forget )ourself and
buy the dress. Think of the blessing of
a compensation like this xxhen )ou bob
xour hair and realize, actually before
the second side is off. that )ou liaxe
made an inexocable error. While )ou
are struggling through the anxious da)
tliat follow, when friends say tactful!),
Well, it certainly ha changed your
looks', or 'Don't wnrrx, it will grow out
again. )ou haxe the evcr present -olace.
" "An a!mo-t different girl. )ou are
gleefull) composing, "looked back at her
lrom the depths of the hairdresser's mir
ror, llie strangers snuri oim ""
crispl), glossil) upward, like a hundred
black h)acinth petal. It outlined a
shapelx head, newl), surprising!) small.
Its boxishnes accentuated the ro-e pet
al tint and texture of a face new!)
"It's a powerful drug. Acluall) xou
can deaden )ourself with- it till yu
scarcely know or care how )our own
"Heartbeat" by a Profound
Character Study Tries
to Win America.
In "Heartbeat", Stacy Aumonier. the
)oung English noxelist, has attempted to
win America by a profound character
Barbara Powerscourt is the illegiti
mate daughter of a music hall faxorite
and the chancellor of the exchequer. She
is raied by her father without exer see
in) an)thing around her which might
refer to her mother. She is somewhat
puzzled but is too young to bother.
Her father has decreed tliat she must
neither ing nor play the piano. One
day she is attracted by young girls sing
ing "La Pauvre Innocente" and "he
immediately decides to learn to ing and
play. For several )ears she studies
without her father's knowledge. Later
this help her get on the stage after
her father dies.
Barbara is a heartless girl. Powers
court i her father. )et she has no gen
tle feelings for him. When lie is ill,
she cares little and when he is dead, 'he
Her dealings with other characters are
all deliberate; she cares only for what
she can get out of them. Her real loxe
affair comes afler she ha been married
several )ears. To this she gixe her
self with no thought of her husband, her
self, her loxer or his wife and children.
i?rl.-,r- mas he more or less of an
axerage woman, as some critics contend.
She certainly is more hearlles anu more
selfish than the axerage.
(Boni and Lixeright, New York; cloth,
282 page, J2.)
Columbia's Best Sellers:
"Certain People of Importance'
"The White Desert" Courtney B)
"Glimpses of ihe Moon" Edith
"Centle Julia" Booth Tarkington.
"Babbitt" Sinclair Lewis.
"This Freedom" A. S. M. Hutclu'n
"Story of Mankind" Hendrick Van
"Mind in Making" James Harvey
""Iifccnstruction of Religion"
Charles A. Ellwood.
in Imagining Herself As
"And oh, how you can Muff people
ax to how much you know!
" 'The one fale note in the living
room, )ou write, was the Ming vase
against the tapestry. The Ming wa loxe
1), but of the wrong d)nat).'
"The trusting reader thinks, of course,
that this is a mere flying splinter from
)our tremendous knowledge of Chinese
craftsman-hip. She doesn't dream that
)ou'd dare write such a sentence if you
didn't know any more than I do
whether a Ming has a d)naty or not.
"Or, )ou ma) lie writing of a )oung
bu-iness woman )ou whoe hu-band
deelarc xou add in the check number
and subtract the date when )ou try to
figure out )our bank balance and wish
her to make some flash) commercial suc
cess. All )ou do. of course, i to go to
the bet bu-ines man among )our
friends and ak him lo tell )OU some
way that a )oung woman of brain and
audacit) could make a fortune out of a
J1U0 capital. The xxa) he outline max
s und so precarious lo )0U that, being
a cautious soul. )oud be afra'd to risk
a dollar and a quarter of xour own
monc) on it, but )ou can let )Our her
oine go right ahead in a dashing, swash
buckling st)Ie. She ha nothing to fear.
You can protect her. In real life )ou
may not be able to buv two 13-eent
grapefruit for a quarter, but once free
in the realm of fiction )ou can out
guess shrewd old buines men or make
lh' whole stock market jump the way
jour heroine tliouglit it was going to.
"Young men readers of these stjries
write that the) would like to meet xou
and hint what a help in a business way;
a clexer woman can be lo her hu'band.
Older men reader a-k )uu lo attend
banquets and gixe an address on the
tariff or something. Of course. )OU
nexer marry the )oung men nor address
the old one-, but there i something par
ticular!) y'ea-ing lo the feminine ego
lo know that )ouxe been a-ked.
"Writing, loo. offer )ou such a won
derful excuse for doing whalexef )OU
hapjien to want to. You nexer can tell.
)u see, just xxliere you re going to
pick up a sloiy. It may easil) be on
Ian airplane trip )ou're dying lo take
and feel )ou can't afford. Or jou may
find loads of cory in' a tempting flirta
tion. Oil. )ou can gixetjour sense of
thrift, exen )our conscience, consider
able rope and 'et it down to the de
mands of art."
MINNIE FLOYD HAS
CHOICE I4-VOLUME SET
I Columbia Physician Knew Elbert
Hubbard artd Once Visited Him
at East .Aurora.
Dr. Minnie FIn)d, Columbia ph)sician,
has in her hbrar), a fourteen volume set
of the Memorial edftio'n of. Elbert Hub
bard's "Little Journeys to tlie Home of
the Creat." On Ihe title page is the
statement that this set was "especially
prepared b) the liojcrofters in their shop
in East Aurora, New York, for Dr. Min
nie L. Flo)d."
Doctor Flo)d knew boli Elbert Hub
bard and hi son, Bert Jlribbard, person
all), and was invited at one time to visit
the Ro)crofters in their community in
East Aurora, where Elbert Hubbard
worked and wrote. ,
"He had a remarkable personalit),"
said Doctor Floxd, "and very unusual
ideas in some mattera. The xvorkmen
in the Kn)crofter "hops' have alwa)s been
liarcrs in the profits of the corporation,
if such it could be called, and once,
when fund were not axailable for pub
lishing. Mr. Hubbard borrowed the
money on his own life insurance policy,
thai the -hop might be kept open and
the workmen paid. Later the) recelxed
their share of the profit when the pro-
i ceeds came in.
"The I!o)crofter Inn is one of the
mo-t interc-ting place larg. paciou
and appropriately 'furnished, with its
hbrar) w litre workmen may go to read,
and its air) dining room with highly pol
ished tables. Tlie lops of the benches in
this room arc made of three trunks split
in two with the rounded bark side un
derneath and the flat, upper side, which
forms ihe eat, polished like a mirror.
The artistic is exerywhere. not only in
the buildings themselxes but in the arti
cle that are created in the shops, loo,
fcr Elbert Hubbard Iieliexed aboxe all
in the power of beauty."
Doctor FIo)d has beautifully bound
copies of the "Phili-line" and the "Fra,"
both of which were published in the Roy-
crofter shop. Elbert Hubbard, she said.
was a man who dared to liaxe uleas ana
'new literary adxenture. His last words.
Iiefore he went down on Ihe Titanic, are
characteristic of hi spirit:
"It is life's lat and greatest id-
I. ingle Tells of Presbyterianism.
A new Presbjlerian textbook for
)oung persons considering the origin,
government and distinctixe doctrines nf
the Prchxlerian Church has been pre
pared b) Dr. Waller L. Lingle.
(Presb)terian Committee on 'Publica
tion. Iiicliinond, Va.; paper; 32 pages;
IN NEW BOOK
More Than 500 Illustration?
and 14 Large Drawings
Are Included in
EXPLAINS VOTING LAWS
Party Machinery and It1- Neces
sity Are Revealed
Light Is Thrown
"We and Our Government" i a nnxel
book on the American government. A
facimile of the Declaration of Inde
pendence i reproduced at the beginning
of the book. More than fixe hundred
illustrations and fourteen full-page draw,
ing not on!) add interest, but a!- te'l
a connected stor) without the text.
The editorial adxiorx board of the
American Viewpoint Society has se
cured a number of per-ons to be auth
ors of these books which the ocirtx i-
fostering. The ociel) is planning t"
publish three bock dealing with polit
ical life. Ixvo about natural rrsourre-.
one each on population and busine-s re
lations and three on social relation-.
Authors have been procured for most of
The societ) is authorized to state tliat
il is in cn-operation with ihe policies ami
plan of ihe United Slates Departmmt
Each chapter at the book contain on
its first page a little insert, a sermon.
definition or some adxice. The text
xxrilten iu a manner suitable for a
text in elementary and jun'or high
From a standpoint of beaut), aloie.
the book is an innovation in textlM-ok
making. It is bound in dark blue limp
leather and ran be rolled.
There is something personal alniul tin
language. The words are talked at one,
an essential in a work for )ounger er--on.
Take for example llie following
statement: "We seldom think of a n
liceman as a special protector of xxom
en and children." That is a far better
conception lo leaxe lliau of making llu
child fear a policeman becau-e he i llie
"guardian of the law." v
Party machinery and its necessitx are
explained but the authors do not men
tion the exils connected with oxer-zral-ousness.
One chapter is dexoted to -a
discussion of the prixilege of xnting. The
xote is made to seem of value ratio r
than something lo be cast aside. Thr
methods of xoting are adequate!) ex
plained. Jeremiah W. Jenks and Rufu D.
Smith, professor in Nexv York t'nixir
sity. are the authors of "We ami Our
Government.' They haxe ju-lifieil the
faith placed in them.
Poibl) the greate! influence the
book will exert will be on, immigrant-.
Clearly the tory is told of the work
ings of our goxemment. Sincere a
triotism underlies the work and the read
er cannot help but take cognizame of
it. If he, because of his limited know
ledge of English, cannot readily com
prehend the text he can see the explana
tion in the pictures which are on ihe
outside column of nearly excry page.
Questions are a-ked on each chapter
of the text. The number of the page on
which the answer appears i in par
entheses The book is also indexed.
(American Viewpoint Society, New
York; illustrated, lealher or cloth, 192
COUNTERACTS GROUP VALUES "
Little Stress Laid on Individual In
tegrity, Says F. W. Blackmar.
Frank Wilson Blackmar, professor of
sociology in the Unixcrsity of Kana,
has produced a new book, "Justifiable
Indixidualism, with which he hopes to
counteract the present mas tendency.
For the last sexera! years sociologist
haxe been putting stress on group value.
Doctor Blackmar claims that too little
strees i being laid upon ihe moral and
intellectual intojirit) of the indixidual.
He sa)s, "The only indixidualism tlut
is justifiable is that which is built upon
llie service of others."
The real misfortune which comes from
placing emphasis only on the ma is
that the individual -frequentl) loes his
own personality through the misdirec
tion of the power that makes him what
he is. The group that gixe him contait '
with bfe may become institutional inj
its character and subordinate excry per-i
sonal 3-piration to the law of sunixal. -.
The group becomes self-centered, self. '
interested," a)s Doctor Blackmar. ,
(Thomas Y. Crowell Co, New York;
cloth, 142 pages.) t
America Is Foreign Mission Land.-
"!!(;;. l,l Task." I,i llnmer uvlfi'
Millan, deals with the work of ihej
Southern Preb)terian Church. Hel
u.t.iiii----. .. , ... ..... .---
sa)s: "The greatest foreign mis-io"!
land on the globe today is our owal
(Presbyterian Committee of l'ul)!ici-l
tion, Richmond, Va.; paper. 192 pagrtK
lail laierpfrux uuvcriiiiicm. yf
In "Liberty Under Law." Lhiel Jul
lice William Howard Taft has inn
preted the principles of American ei
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