The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 21, 1930 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 21, 1930
Page 10
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PAGE.TEN ThE BOOK SURVEY. ever had, mid second In ability to | only a very fe-.v. The Ixwk is litav- ' He did not Inteijd to; did not;-In-, deed, know that' he was olng It.' But lie had no vision. That Is Mr. lielloc's thesis, and he makes mi Intcresllng book out of it. You niny disagree with 11, ct course. Init it at lca>.l sets you thinking. "\Volsey" Is published by Hie J. BY BRUCE CATTON : NEA Btrvicc Writer '•', Trie'period' thnl began when Lc.; surrendered his army at Appomal- . . _ tox probably constitutes Ihe inc«t;leaves ciic with n new admiiiiltnn IJNDUN CUi.TUKK only a very rev,', me book is Iwav- ]j Llpplncol Co., and sells for $5. lly documented, and represents an | * * • • enormous amount of study. It i\ STUKDV DEFENSE OF dismal era in al! American history- [lor a great American to whom hls- Blind prejudice, feaful hatreds,, tory, llnis far, has done less than ^politics" ol the lowest sort, a com- justice. plete arid dlsassrous mlamdei-I * • *• I'-.Standing of the problems that hadjMlt. MASKFIKUVg 11VMN . fa be solved-these were the era's iTO AN OLD SAIUNd Sllir hallmarks. No American can read If you recognize real poetry when the -history of those tiays vvltliouj, you see it, and If you iilso have a "blushing. i feeling for llvj beauty and majesty -•That history, nevertheless, ucods'of the old-time sailing ships, you to be read; and I cannot think, of ', mu;t not miss ,Jo|m Maseflcid's h better study of the men and is- "The Wanderer of Liverpool." sues of those duys than is contain- in this book England's [>oel Inured In "Ths Age of Halc,"by Gcoree;pntc Elves llw history of one of the Fort MiltcS, Just issued by Cow-;jnst of the old squnre-rlggcrs—The ard-McCann, Inc., al $5. ! Wanderer, wlilch sailed from Liver• This book is primarily a bio- [pool a dozen years or so of uipfdi-' 'grnpliy of'President Andrew. John- ! iv>sx and finally was'sunk by.'coj- '\'t\ who .took of dee on Lincoln's -jislon with a steamer, Mitch of flic death, who was Impeached by the,book is a prose description of Hie House' of Representatives and who j ship's various trips; hut at the kcaped, being thrown out ol of- 1,151 there Is a lltyht of i»ng which hce by the narrow marfiln of one Is not only a tribute to this ship Americans have nover had n very hlijli regard for the Indian. Romantic nc.vels, 'of course, have en- jdmvcil Ihe red man with all of the virtues, but as a general thing wo vote in the Senate. It is an extremely grod book,; it outjht to engage the attention of the next Pulitzer prize commutes. 1 Mr. Milton presents a picture of 1 Johnson that is considerably at variance with the one commonly given in the old text bixto. Ordinarily we think of Johnson as a small man, a weakling who digged a pit for himself and slid into it. Mr. Milton shows him as n leader of genuine greatness, who sacrificed himself in a futile but' valiant, effort t/j put sanity and decency into tl» work of reconstruction. ; Andrew Johnson had been a distinguished senator, n nolable governor of Tennessee. As much as any man he kept the border slates from sacesiJon: Lincoln admired him, and picked him for his running-mate in 1864. After Lincoln's death, Johnson set himself Ihe task of carrying out Lincoln's broadminded and generous policies of reconstruction. But ho failed. man cc.u!d have succeeded. The Civil War left the country an appalling accumulation of bitterness, and lids bitterness had able- and unscrupulous leaders. Johnson fought them heroically, but they beat him. Mr. Milton describes the fight in detail. He gives a new and valuable picture of Johnson; a man second in Integrity and loftiness of purpose to no president we have but a chunt for all ships and all teamen, a hymn of Ihe -mystery and terror and wonder of life itself. Much of the book, may prove bard going for readers who do not especially care about" chips. Those who do will like It all. In any case, the song at Ihe end Is as lofty and ir^lodlous a bit of |H>elry as y6u arc apt to find In a long time. \ The book Is published by the Mhcmlllnn Co.,-and sells at $3.BO. : WOl-Suy AS A WKKCKCR '.-. OF CHIUSTIAN UNITY - ','-• "Wolsey," by Hlllalre Tlelloc,'. ii a stimulating and provocative biography ol England's great cardinal and statesman. Mr. Belloc bafes his book on (he same theme thnl ran through his recent- biography of Richelieu—Iho belief that Europe suffered a tremendous catastrophe when the rise of nalicnallMu broke nn Ihe unity of Christendom and set up separate countries -.which have jealously fought niuf "struggled and oppressed one anolher ever since. In tli/3 lire of Wolsey he seea a great tragedy; hi Wolsey, he says, had a. major share in bringing this about without in the least Intending to. Wolsey was a prince in the" Catholic church. Bui Wolsey, as lieutenant for Henry the Eighth, struck united Christendom a uody blow, and helped natlrnallsm to divide Kuropc Intq warring camps. ;lrcly new lie, nnd It Is one of the I iragedles of all history that the arrival cf the white man stopped him. • Thus Dr. Hewett. His book i', emphatically worth reading. 'Hie Bobbs-Mnnl! Co. Is offering It al 15. French Archbishop Denounces Fashions nODEN. <UP>—Flappcrlsm, neo- pagaimni and Incedent fashions "which diminish the Christian -spirit and destroy- moral equilibrium," are denounced by MonslRnor Andro du lln:.s dc la Villcrabel, Archbishop of Jlom-n, Primate cf Normandy, In a pastoral admonition In the current "lUilletln Rellelcux," official organ of his archdiocese. The venerable prelate makec a fervent upi>eal to the catholic girls nnd women c< Normandy, emphasizing "Obligation of conscience" to "contiut the fight against Independency of feminine fashions." directed from the Vatican Itself. He iiryc.1. them to "react vigorously against the follies of a nco- paganism" which he says Is provoking -the demoralization of the masses l;y Immoral dress, newspapers, pictures, theatres and the movies." He particularly attacks "these boyish allures" which, he says are due to sncbism and a false conception of Independence. Otnrp-r fort Milton, editor of Hit' Chatluiioog;! News and author uf "The ASC of Hate." have looked on Ihe native trlgcs- men as fearful savages, given over to dirt and Ignorance, to treachery, gross suijcrsllllon and cruelt-y, creatures lltle higher than the beasts and not worthy ol survival. Now, however, comes Ed«ar L. Mcwott, head of Hie department of anthropology at the University of New Mexico, to rflcr a different view. In "Ancient Life in the Am- crlcair Southwest" Ire gives the mo;t spirited defense of Indian culture I have yet seen. Dr. Hcwctt grants that the material civilization of the Indian was low. But ho asks—and It Isn't n bad question, considering the splendor rf our own material civilization—If that Is all that counts. The Indian, he points out, had a culture that gave him a good life. He was Intensely religious. He felt himself in harmony with his universe, and every dally act was attuned to the unseen world. He was building a clvllizalicji along an en- lllt! SUNFLOWER EXHIBITFl) PORTSMOUTH, N. H. 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