Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on May 19, 1935 · Page 32
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8-s OAKLAND TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, MAY 12, 1935 MA TCH POINTS JSJSSu There is a Santa Claus! We knew It all the time, but there are always I doubters in our midst They should Kve been at Edy's on Lakeshore Boulevard, Wednesday night. If ff they had seen that tournament for E the Children's Hospital fund they ft might have felt themselves slipping. All the regulars were there, and we mean that, regular men and I women who never pass up an opportunity to help Where help for children is needed. Then there were newcomers to join hands with that group, so all in all it was a big night Eighteen tables striving for supremacy, and such good sports. We believe that group could almost direct themselves. However, lest something might go wrong. Mrs. H. C. Perrine was there as official directress, so things just rolled right along without a hitch, skip system and alL They were through playing by 11:20 and the scores were all - balanced by 1 o'clock, quite a record considering the size of the tournament. The winners were: NORTH-SOUTH M.P. 1 Mrs. H. F. Amondsen, Mrs. Glen Bilyen 189 2 Mrs. Dorothy Entlemari, F. L. Warlick 182 i EAST-WEST , 1 Dr. B. L. Straus, Dean Cook Jttl 2 Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Feleh Bn 192H Winners of the special event were: 1 Dr. B. L. Straus-Dean Cook. 2 Mr. and Mr. A. H. Felchlln. Mrs. H. F. A m on d ten-Mrs. Glen Bilyen. 3 No winners. 4 Joe Breka-B. Sharp. Those who were largely responsible for the success of the affair were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Whltehouse, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Otey, Mrs. Ernest Smith and Mrs. Perrine, who directed the tourney. a o a The Women's Athletic Club Wound up its yearly Thursday aft ernoon women's pair tourney this jasi weeic. They met once a month, piaying in an nine matches. To win the yearly sterling cocktail cups, players must compete in all but one event and could drop one. score. Lest there be no mistake the winner in this case played in all nine tourney. Here they are: NORTH-SOUTH Pet. Frank Ogden, Mrs. Thomas Watson jj, tied with Mr. Emll Frltsch, Walter Reed 5j, The tie was broken hv oivino first place to the pair who had the greatest number of tops. Mrs. Thoma Watson and Frank Ogden rated highest. EAST-WEST Pet. 1 Mrs. Frank Jackson, Mr, Henry Jackson 83.1 IMrs. Edward Hang, Mr. Delancey Smith 51.1 The season's winner 1 Mr. Thomas Wataon, Mr. J. Miller Hotchkis. . .58.66 2 Mr. Marius Hotchklu, Mr. J. F. McMath 57.2 Directed by Clair Cole Dickson. Another member of ourolumn is about to leave us on UjlSummer va Vation. The card tables are folded tip and the this and that's nut nwnv Until September, but the Rockridgc TOMORROW'S CALENDAR H. C. Capwell's, lecture, 1:30 p. m.; Colonial , Bridge Club, tournament, 8 p. m. TUESDAY'S CALENDAR Colonial Bridge Club, tournament, 8 p. m.; H. C. Capwell's, tournament, 2 p. m ; Oakland Women' City Club, lecture, supervised play, 8 p. m,; Women' Athletic Club, lecture, . 10 a. m. South ? AQJ932 0-54 -K10 8 Bidding: South West 2 3 0 Pa Pass 1. North North 1 4 Double with six spades, East Pass 50 Pass four Women's 20-30 Bridge Club has been Keeping scores all through the season and the winner of all those session received a grand award. Progressive Contract has bren the game, 16 hands at each meeting, and they met once a month. This ex-i planation, so the size of the point score may bo better appreciated. Mrs. Waldo A. Hor.scom is the Winner for the year with a plus score of 42,540 points. The winners for the last monthly meeting were: Points Mr. A. T. Dove 1 8675 Mr. Charles Kemper 5230 Mr. J. M. Baclatulupl 5230 Mr. May Tofanelll 5190 Mr. Carl Appelhaum 5110 - 6 GO One for the money Two for (he show Three to make readjt But Just the nleht hefnro roo.rlnr, the Community Club paused in its packing long enough to play its iuu inursaay night tournament in the old quarters. It was a nice party, and two new players were welcomed into the group. We refer to the third place winners. All the winners: 1 Mr. J. D. Broberg P' 8. O. Holmes inou l-Dr. Mathew Thill Constance Dixon 9214 I Mr. R. L. Brock Mr. Ella B. Trleker ... 90 OOp Tournament play is not only interesting to the ones who are playing thd hands, but is just as much 0 to the director. It doesn't take long to spot an unusual board and the fun ir. to follow the bidding, as that epecial board travels from table to table. At the Thursday night tournament of the Berkeley Women's City Club the following hand lay low until toward the end of the evening: It did not rear its head above iour spaae Old by the North-Southers for the first few rounds, when right In succession two East-West couple bid gamj in diamonds were doubled and made their doubled contract. At that, they tied for second place, because tne last table at which the hand was played North-South arrived at the popular four spade contract, were doubled by East, and made their five spades doubled and vulnerable, which gave them, through no extra effort on their part, n top. Game in spades is a certainty and five and six were made by some pairs. What created consternation in the North-South camp was the fact that they sacrificed a sure game for What they thought would be a profitable penalty double only to find they tied for a low. North Dealer North-South vulnerable North A-KQJ1088 V K87 - AQ.T West East d--2 4 A 074 t?None 106 54 A-KQ87682 0-AJ8 ' djV-47642 d 8S honors in the suit and Zlk honor- tricks in the hand opens with 1 spade. 2. South' hand is not strong enough to make a jump overcall jso bids 2 hdjasts. 3. West, sno has seven dia monds and no defense whatsoever against a spade contract, puts in a defensive diamond bid. 4. North, after getting a heart overcall, from his partner, makes a jump rebid in his original suit, which shows at least six cards in the suit and only one missing honor 5. In most cases the bidding died at the 4 spades but the East player chose to help her partner out with her defensive diamond overcall so took it to game. North, after much pondering pro and con, decided to double the diamond contract instead of taking his spade bid to five. As can be seen at a glance the hand is a lay down for five diamonds. The North could have made five spades. As It wa they tied for low by deciding upon the double instead of going after a game contract for them selves. The Berkeley Women's City Club tournament players are going to demand a whole new set of cards If those deals don't stop acting up. Moans and groans came creaking from all tables. Each and every pair stated emphatically they knew they were low. But as is usually the case with such wholeside pessimism, several teams managed to stagger through the thirty boards with quite presentable scores and a tie for top place. We decided to break the tie by awarding it to the pair showing the greater number of tops but each one had five each. The plus cumulative score proved the McCammon team, to rate first place. They had a slam score to their credit and in such a case the big score does help. Winners 1 Mr. and Mr. C. E, Baugh 62.20 S. H. McCammon, W. C. McCammon 82.20 2- John W. Walker, J. E. Fretl 58.33 8 Mrs. Allyn Smith, Mr. W. P. Burd 54.16 Hostesses for the evening were: Mrs. Thomas Thompson, Mrs. Thomas Tavernettl, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Baugh. Directed by Mrs. Ernest Holly and Howard Emberllng. O i 0 Neighborhood chat with our correspondent, Mrs. Daisy Febles, brings news from hither and yon. From Martinez come tidings of a banquet honoring the mothers of the member of the Girls' Commercial Club of that city. Following the dinner four tables of con tract bridge brought forth Miss Dorothy Irving with high score. Mrs, Housmer of Avon opened her home to her Eastern Star Chapter. Contract was the game, with Mrs. E. Arthur of Martinez as winner. The Thursday Bridge Club of Walnut Creek met at the home of Mrs. Ellen P. Warfleld last week. The highest score was made by the hostess, Mrs. Ellen Warfleld, and was 5210 points, Mrs. Lyman Stoddard came in a close second with 6100 poW t ft At a meeting of one of Walnut Creek's Friday bridge clubs held at the home of Mrs. Raymond Spencer, Mrs. T. J. Wlget played the hand given below. Mrs. Febles writes that, had the hand been played other than the careful way In which Mr. Wiget managed her forces, it would have been set two tricks. South dealer. Neither side vul nerable. North Mr. T. J. Wlget 410 6 2 10 5 2 O 10 9 2' -K 6 5 4 West East A-9 8 3 4-Q J 7 ? K 8 6 4 ?-Q J 9 3 f-Q J 3 08 7 6 5 rfr-Q J 7 -10 fl South 4k A K 5 4 ?-A 7 O-A K 4 -A93 2 Te bidding: South West North 1 2 A Pass 2 N. T. I 3 N. T. Pass Pass I 1. Six honor tricks with f aces! We'll have 150 honors even If partner has a bust hand and we Ret set on a no-trump so here we go 2 spades. ' 2. Had a strange premonition that things would turn out thus 2 no trumps as 1 tnought, but it is We'll break even at the , was thrown by. West, North would discard a club. A carefully timed squeeze is always a thrill to the declarer. O a a From our sister city, Fresno, comes news at last of the men versus women tourney. Mrs. Florence Vanderburgh writes that the men beat the women unmercifully, but that they are vowing vengeance at some later date. No scores being shown! This news should act as a sort of balm to the male contingent ofr'San Francisco. They have lofrrj their women three years in succession. However, the Freno group is still busy playing in the mixed pair tour nament each week. Judging from the huddle the third-place winners found themselves in, no points are being overlooked by anyone. A for thelvan- derburgh family, there canAe no uKuing mere, as meir scores was tied for third place evenjpfough tney played with different partners These winners turned the five- and-a-half Howell game last week: M. P. L Mr. and Mrs. Cyril George 2614 2. Captain and Mrs. Claude Feagln 23 3. Mrs. Claude Rowe, Fran ces Oliver 21 H Claude Ostrander, Dr. C. M. Vanderburgh tl Mrs. C. M. Vanderburgh, Hugo Malter zi Mr. Florence Vanderburgh directed. Friday morning's postman brought the following news of the bridge activities on Mare Island: The Mare Island Bridge Club met Wednesday evening, May 15, at the residence of Lieutenant-Commander and Mr. J. E. Sanner in Vallejo. There were five tables of rubber contract bridge. Prize winners were: Mrs. Sanner and Cantaln J. M. Elllcott in the order named. One slam contract each was made by Commander and Mr. A. R. Mar- ron, Lieutenant-Commander and Mrs. Sanner, Mr. R. c. Harding and Captain Elllcott, Mrs. Sanner thus increasing her lead for the Eiiirntt Slam Contract Cup. truest of the evening were: Mr. and Mrs. Ficken of Charleston, S. C, parents of Mrs.' Marron; Lieutenant and Mrs. F. J. Grandfield and Mrs. N. R. Garton, the latter making the high guest score. The evening closed, as usual, with light and tasty refreshments. OOO, Bid A Day: What a sensation (he no-trump has turned out to be The requirement for an opening no-trump has been raised so high that it is in the luxury class along with me xorcing two-suit bids. it snows a 4-3-3-3 usually, but may show 4-4-3-2 if the doubleton nas a sure stopper. About four honor tricks vulnerable or not vul nerable completes the storv. Not vulnerable in the examples given, declarer may open with one no-irump. ' 1. 2. 4-A Q 6 4K Q 5 5-K 9 8 ?A 9 7,6 0-A 9 7 6 0-A 9 rf -K Q 8 -A8 7 Activities Among NEGROES By TH08. E. FLEMING The Filbert Branch Y. M. C. A., 804 Filbert Street, has gone into its new quarters at 805 Linden Street and will be called the Eighth and Linden Branch Y. M. C. A. The building and surroundings are being remodled to provide adequate facilities for young men's recreation and character development. ' William E. Watkins, executive secretary of ' the "Y", announces that, with the added members of the staff and women's auxiliary of which Mrs. Jane Hudson and Mrs. Ethel Terrell are leaders, the growth of the organization is certain. Preparations are now being perfected for a formal opening in the near future. Vesper services are held each Sunday from 5 to 6 p. m. On last Friday evening the Young Mean's Division No. 1 held open house. Rev. Daniel G. Hill, pastor of First A. M. E. Church, was speaker, his subject was, "Mother." Charles Labuzo was soloist. The program was sponsored by the following leaders of the division: William Hill, vice-president; .James Coleman, program chairman; Albert De Shields', chairman of finance; Harry Schwein, treasurer. Each Tuesday morning the Minis terial Alliance meets at the Y. M. C. A.; Rev. J. P. Hubbard, president; Rev. H. T. S. Johnson, secretary. The Eastbay Industrial League met at the Y. M. C. A. on Friday last to complete plans for the contemplated economic survey under SERA; Mrs. Chlora Hayes Sledge vice-president presided. BOOK REVIEWS AND LITERARY NOTES California Joe.iFantastic Tale! STYLIST Peer of Scouts, Something New Hero of Volume Under he Sun 'Fully Dressed and in His Right Mind' Mixture of Realism, Fairy Lore First Authentic Picture Of Man Who Followed Custer Given Public Wesley Mothers To Seat Staff ssnsnsl V MRS. C. CAMP 3. Just worth it. worst. THE PLAY East chose the trey of hearts as her opening lead, south ducked arid west's king won. The 4 spot of hearts forced out South' ace. Thii.cs didn't look so good, but North calmly led a low spade from the South hand which East took with the jack. Then two rounds of hearts were played by East, upon which two clubs were sloughed from the South hand and one club from North's hand. East then led a diamond, which was won with Smith's king. Three rounds of spades were led from South' hand, and there you are! West was hopelessly squeezed. If she discarded a club, North would discard a diamond. If a diamond BERKELEY, May 18,-New officers of the Wesley Foundation Mothers Club will be installed and honored with a luncheon at a meet ing to be held at Trinity Hall, Bancroft Way south of Dana Street, at 1 p. m. Monday. The p r incipal speaker a t the affair will be Miss Geneva L. A. Shaffer, the first i 1 em mine skyscraper buildeh She is also noted as an author and lecturer. Dr. Otto Houser, minister of the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate at the installation of officers. Those who will be seated at the ceremonies include: Mrs. Pearl Neighbor, president; Mrs. C. E. Nelson, vice-president; Mrs. C. Cffmp, honorary vice-president; Mrs. R. Learmont, treasurer, and Mrs. T. H. Cherry, secretary. Mrs. A. S. Johnson, 1818 Blake Street, Berkeley, is in charge of reservations for the affair. Seven Seek Police Job at San Rafael SAN ANSELMO, May 18-Seven men seek a post on the San An-sclmo police force, left vacant by th resignation of John G. Rey nolds. Applications have been filed with the City Council by Mans field Lewis, William J. Barrett, Scott Hartley, Henry Regalia, Ern est Luce, Martin Kennoyer and A. Quinn. SOCIAL WORKER LEAVES Since 1926 Mrs. Ethel Riley Clark has served in Booker Washington Community Center of San Francisco as executive secretary. Mrs. Clark Is from New Bedford, Massachusetts. She is a recognized staff member of the National Recreation Association and is secretary of the Pacific Coast Neighborhood House Association. She has been a demonstrator of playground activities in New York and teacher of music in Southern schools. In San Francisco she directed the Cooledge Taylor Qioral Club which has won outstanding recognition in the West. ' Five months of last year Mrs. Clark took leave of absence from the Community organization to work in Cincinnati along social lines, for the purpose of abating slum areas. At the 1935 annual meeting of the Y. W. C. A. Mrs. Clark was the principal speaker. On May 16 Mrs. Clark left San Francisco permanently to take up welfare work in Cincinnati. The esteem in which Mrs. Clark is held was deplared last Monday when the Board of Directors of the' Booker Washington Community Center tendered her a reception. John Fisher was master of ceremonies. The program consisted of tributes by representatives of various welfare groups and women's clubs. Mrs. Palmer Lucas, representing the Community Chest, was the principal speaker.. The Brown sisters furnished several musical numbers. I. N. Braan is president of the Board of Directors. Mrs, Dorothy Spencer will succeed Mrs. Clark as executive secretary. Miss Ann Browning is named' assistant secretary. ""OR sixty years the name of J" California Joe has been accepted by Army men and explorers of the West as a symbol for the peer of scouts and guides. In the last ten years of his life it was the only name by which he was known on the plains and in the mountains. In the Winter campaign of the Washita to wipe out Black Kettle and his band he was chief of scouts for Custer who never knew his true name. It was by the most fortuitous of circumstances that Joe did not go again as Custer's chief scout eight years later, on the Sitting Bull campaign to the Little Big Horn, where Custer and five troops of the Seventh Cavalry were wiped out to a man. California Joe. who carried 200 pounds of bone and brawn with his six-feet-two, wore his auburn hair and beard long and could never talk and keep his pipe going at the same time, was a puzzle to his contempo rary scouts no less than to men of the service and to other civilians. Even William F. Cody Buffalo Bill) did not give his name correctly in supplying material for his own memoirs and erroneously referred to him a Joseph Milmer, although Cody came nearer than many Of the others. Two generations of historians and writers of Western tales have fabricated an abundance of myth and fiction around him, almost all of it wide of the truth, and not until now has anything like an authentic account of his life been written. A NGELS CAMP has iven the nation a writer of sophisti cated taies. r rom an 01a min ing ground has come a young man to break into the company of those whip write smart stuff for metropolitan readers. In other words, Michael Fessier, bbrn in the place where the Cala veras frog leaped to fame, newspa perman in Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles and San Francisco and resident of Marin County has, at the age of 29, impressed upon a wide audience his qualities as a spinner of yarns. "Esquire," smart magazine for men, discovered him: many more are doing so now. - SIMPLE, UNIQUE STYLE sssnssi tsHrl HsIinsnsM Jsssnssl BfflWd& ; . a-iT"T r"UI ft; :m its mi Kfc. fmL jBssnssnssnss. a, jm m mm m MX iJ snssfl J I I fRoad to War' Is Indictment Of Propaganda Walter Millis' New Work Intended as Expose of I What Makes Conflict 360-PAGE VOLUME MOTHERS TEA Mothers Day was observed when the Friday Club, of which Mrs. Berta Johjfson is president, gave a tea and surprise shower at the home of Mrs. Marie Sears, 1221 Carrison Street, Berkeley. Mrs. Irene Sears Crawford, daughter of the hostess, was honored and the recipient of many beautiful gifts. The program, over which Miss Roxa Fowler presided, consisted of songs and readings. The club has a membership of 18. lB. aged mothers were also guests of honor. ne of the functions of the elub is to aid the Fanny Wall Home and Day Nursery of which Mrs. Fanny Wall is president. She was an honored guest. Deer Creek Road To Be Surfaced A section of the Deer Creek Highway between Cold Springs and Red Bluff to Susanville Highway is to Be bituminous surfaced soon, according to the Sacramento office of the National Automobile Club. The contract also includes a portion of the Lomo to Soda Springs Road, which was surfaced during 1934. "California Joe" is the title of a 360-page volume by Joe E. Milmer and Earle R. Forrest, the former a grandson of the celebrated scout, whose name was Moses E. Mllner. A native of Kentucky, born in 1829, he left home in 1843, when only 14 years old, and became a trapper, hunter, Indian trader and packer along the Platte and its tributaries. He mastered the lore of mountain and plain in the rugged practical school of Jim Bridger and Jim Baker, besides acquiring a working familiarity with several Indian tongues. ' If anything more were needed he got it when he went with Kearny on the conquest of New Mexico in the Mexican War and had the benefit of service with Kit Carson among the tribes of the Southwest. It was as a fully seasoned scout that he served with Doniphan's Missouri Volunteers on the invasion of Mexico. Upon the discharge of Doniphan's men he returned with them to Missouri. He was married in 1850, and the yearrold goldrexcitement In California was merely an excuse to pet out with his bride on a Westerly honeymoon traverse-by wagon train, of which he was elected captain, although he was for a time a Successful placer miner on the Mother Lode In "Fully Dressed and in His Right Mind," Fessier projects an irresponsible tale in a style which is so simple as to be, in this day, all but unique. He combines the fanciful with the direct, eschews the polysyllables and yet wanders into fairyland. The book presents a character out of nowhere who represents all that is malicious and evil; it also throws into the picture naiad who swims in a lake in Golden Gate Park and moves close enough to drab humans to make them wonder and dream. Fessier's main character, a young man with nothing to de save search for adventure, discovers an innocent-appearing old man intent on murder and a naked girl in a city park. Moderns meet mystery; the smashing style of a realist reveals fantasy. Here we have, in San Francisco, a gentle-appearing elder moving in on tragedy, hiding the face he is the very instigator, and a. rarely radiant girl who is of the forest and streams. MICHAEL FESSIER, who again demonstrate a style all hit own in hia latest "Fully Dressed and Right Mind." Some few years ago we were told in a book by Walter Millis that the War with Spain was needless, cruel and unjustified. Th victories, he declared, were nothing of which to be proud, and, indeed, the whole fuss was stirred up out of. business rivalries. Mr. Millis did not charge that a business man, appropriately disguisd as a shark, blew up the 'Maine, but inference was there. That war was long ago. Older people remember, as Mr. Millis may not, the united people, the great concern and the spirit of the men who went far into tropical climate to fight. They have place in the story, perhaps, along with the canned beef and the other scandals. Now comes Mr. Millis with a book? to tell us we never should have entered the World War. Looking back from our present vantage and with a realization of the costs, that the world has not been made safe for democracy, and that it was not a war to end war, there will be many to agree. Whether we could . ,ihave kent out is another- atnrv - . 1 nit. .-film uui In Hu stances we would fieht affain. atill another. FANTASY MACABRE The tale is an excursion into dreamland and the macabre, done in the manner of one who, seemingly, has no pretense of grace. For the reader's inspiration, Fessier uses ordinary words. Behind the rail fense he spins a fine web. If he shows that a man may go back to the manner of the Sixth Reader and earn praise for the very novelty as well as suggest meanderings into realms of fancy, he has provided surprise, contradiction and novelty. There is no point in wondering if Fessier will continue to write in the manner of this book; if a reputation may be built upon a return to the first principles in expression. The fact is, he has thrown life and light, the hard-boiled and dreamland's vagaries into one tale. He is a sophisticate who cannot help but be a poet. You may read him for manner and meat and, perhaps, for relief from the pose and the pattern which traditionally are attached to fiction. CLEVER PROPAGANDA ("Full? Dreiird ami In Hi Rliht Mind." by Michael Fessier: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, U.) TURN S with thr BOOKWORM JEW YORK, May 18. Now COAST HIS HOME HEADS SCHOOL BOARD SAN RAFAEL, May 18. N. Charles Brusatori, local attorney, was elected "chairman of the San Rafael Board of Education at a meeting "when it was announced that all teachers in the .trade schools and the high school will return to their posts next fall. Shasta County Fishing Report From Burney, Shasta County, comes the report that fishing prospects for the coming week are good in the Pit River, Hat Creek and Burney River. Some of these streams are still high but are rap idly reaching normal, states the touring department of the National Automobile Club. By June, fishing in these streams should be ideal. Bucks Ranch Road Still Closed The Bucks Ranch Road from Oro- ville to Quincy is still closed by show, but a continuation of good weather may result in its opening about May 30, reports the touring depiirlmrnl of 1 hv ': 1 i"n;il Automobile Club. It is now possible to get a few miles beyond Merrimac. There are from six to eight feet of snow at the summit. Thank You The West Coast was his home from that time, and part of his life story as now published is taken from the curious letters he wrote his wife and children from time to time in his subsequent roving, augmented by War Department data. information volunteered by Army officers and accounts he gave on his infrequent visits with his family There are necessarily many gaps in the narrative, but it is a vivid and interesting record. The introduction and a chapter on Custer's Last Fight were written by the late Colonel W. H. C. Brown U S A. retired,. before theJatter's death in San Franciseo in 1932. There is also a letter by Dr. V. T. McGillycuddy, now a resident of Berkeley, then an Army surgeon at the post, describing the death of California Joe, who was shot by Thomas Newcomb at Fort Robinson, Neb., in October, 1876. ("California Joe," by Joe E. Mllner and Earle R. Forrest: Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1,1.) I m , Bermudan Writes Of Native Islands Editor The Tribune: Wish to extend our thanks for the publication you gave our card party, held May 2, for the benefit of St. Francis de Sales Alumni. Sincerely yours, ST. FRANCIS DE SALES ALUMNI, ALICE C. BALDWIN, Corresponding Sec'y, Editor The Tribune: The Mother "Lode Rodeo, on the conclusion of an extremely successful show this year, desires at this time to express its deep appreciation to The Tribune for the splendid cooperation that the newspaper extended to us. To the assistance given through your columns we attribute the fact that this year' Rodeo was virtually Hwice as large from the standpoint of attendance as it was last year. Very truly yours, MOTHER LODE RODEO, HARRY ROWELL, Managing Director. Carveth Wells, who is a native of Bermuda, although his home now is located in Connecticut, has written one of the most entertaining guides to that- popular resort section off the Atlantic Coast that has yet appeared. The book, which is called "Bermuda In Three Colors," is not only informative as a guide book naturally should be, but it is also witty, in such a manner as only Wells, and a native Bermudan, could write it. The book opens first with a his tory of the 365 closely compacted islands comprising Bermuda, giving a slant that past historians of the. islands, end this country as well, have overlooked. One learns with surprise the important . part that the group played in winninff the American Revolution in 1776, as they did in keeping the throats of dry Americans moist during the more recent prohibition days. It is in describing the beauties and attractions of the islands, however, that Wells is at his best. "Bermuda In Three Colors" is certainly far from the usual cut and dried type of guide book. The author's humorous style prevents that. An appendix of Bermudan recipes of food and drink, a chapter on the geology of the isles, and a shopping directory the last written by the author's wife, is also included. Numerous pag& of . interesting and beautiful photographs enliven the text. ' "Bermuda In Three Colors" is both instructing and amusing reading. ("Bermuda In Three Colors." by Car-eth Wells: New York: Robert M, Me-Bride Company, 15.50.) rVT I the time of year when authors migrate and scatter abroad and are heard from unexpectedly by postcard mailed from the peaks of the Andes and the fastness of Tibet and the outermost Hebrides. . . . Here is a letter from A'an Villiers,, aboard the good ship "Joseph Conrad," to Lincoln Colcord of course, Alan Villiers sailed some time ago, and may be in the Austral seas by now; this letter is dated March: "Weathered Cape St. Roque all right, but now I have Cape Branco in sight on the starboard beam; and the Trade Wind is so lazy maybe I won't get by Pernambuco. . . . With anything like a decent trade I'd be in Rio in a week about time, too, with the little ship forty days on her way! He did make Rio, for his publishers received a manuscript mailed there. "In the Wake of Columbus.' . . . How agreeable to think of forty days or more without hearing any news of the world at large. . . . Practically clear gain. . . . is, gnawed the legs off tables and under-mined the cabin and spent nights emptying the woodbox. . . . Nevertheless, Grey Owl loved his beaver. ... He must have, or he'd have taken an ax to it. . . . Louis Paul, author of "The Pumpkin Coach," says that he has been "a seasick sailor," and seen the red lushness of a Balboa sunrise," and sighted San Salvador, and thought how fortunate it. was that "Columbus discovered America for me." ROYALTIES IMPOUNDED UNDER MARTIAL LAW Vincent Sheean, who went in Italy to write a novel, reports: "My lake has been under a sort of martial law lately, on account of this conference' at Stresa. It started the day I arrived, and I had trouble getting through it to go home, Boats were forbidden to go out on the lake, the peasants were frightened. Duranty and Knickerbocker came over to see me and took me back to dinner with them, and I revisited the scenes of my youth the crowded hotels, the self-satisfied diplomats, the attentive and scribbling reporters. The old familiar faces, the people who've been to every pow-wow since Versailles. Even their expressions are the same. All these people are going to Geneva tonight." . . . Thomas Wolfe is thinking of visiting Germany and Russia, to' get some good of the accumulated royalties on his books, "Look Homeward, Arigel" and "Of Time and the River," because he can't draw anything in money. Dora Ingram requests us to "regard Bruno Frank," author of "A Man Called Cervantes." She says: "Not only is the grand Miguel a man to get the teeth into, but Bruno Frank does it with gusto and brevity and passion." . , . Ellen Glasgow w,as ir town for a few days last week; she said she had almost finished her nevt nnvet. hut was always sorry to write The End. . . . . She feels rather lost, having to leave the imaginary worldli her characters; and when a booluis done she can never get back jpo it. . . . It goes away, and exists independently, as if she had never had anything to do with-it. . . . WHILE TRAVELING Christopher Morley should have been one of the crew of the "Joseph Conrad," instead of loafing to South America as a passenger, , , . His latest book, "Hasta la Vista," reveals this lapse. . . . But we approve his mental attitude while traveling, inasmuch as it is our own. .. . He just sits and looks at things, hot worrying about how they got that way or what they portend for the future; and he makes no effort to learn the foreign language or mor alize or "get to know the people." . . . One knows the people at home; and that's why one goes abroad. Once, for our own ends, we absorbed two highly technical volumes on "Drake and the Tudor Navy," which we wouldn't even have opened at any ether time. . . . Now Christopher Morley's book reminded us that Drake was buried at sea, somewhere down near Panama, "in Nombre Dios Bay," and we wondered if one sails over the spot "of his bones are corals made" and eveii wished we could go down there some day; so it is a good book. AGAINST OPTIMISTS Concerning the real world, she said she hates optimism and wishes people had a little courage ndwa-days. . . . Those who have suffered least are the most frightened for dictators and dodging their own responsibilities. . . . Katherine Brush ii looking for a vacant lighthouse, preferably on the Maine Coast, in which to write her next novel, now that "Don't Ever Leave Me" is published. . . . She wants to be able to fish from the living-room window, and there must be a foghorn. . . . Not to turn on so. much as to turn off. . .'. -I. M. P. We were hoodwinked and hypnotized by clever propaganda, a coloring of the news done subtly In, Eng land; we allowed our emotions to be raised to a pitch of fighting frenzy, and, this author insists, went forth with no true knowledge of what we were doing. Mr. Millis does not treat of the merits of the European War, but confines his book to how and why we went into it. Using this pattern, he consistently overlooks those genuine motives which caused many to shoulder arms. His picture of the machinery of propaganda is convincing and filled with warning, but, at the same time, he minimizes those considerations which caused Woodrow Wilson to change his mind and convinced other sincere statesmen, not linked with selfish or commercial motives, to conclude we could not stay out, The subjeefsof the' book, th . profits and propaganda in war. are perhaps deliberately emphasized beyond their proportions to make tho points. At a tiVne when the Worloff' talks of another war, and when some of the agencies described may be preparing to function again, it may be a real purpose is performed by a volume of the kind. We do not wish to enter any European conflict, and, certainly, we would be informed as to all the methods which might be employed to cause ' us to change our minds. The Walter Millis book Is an analysis and indictment, but one which Is lacking in tolerance for the sincere motive and refuses to believe that in war. nations and men may actually possess even a small ; measure of hich motive" or idealism ! The point of the bok would, have . been in no way dulled' .had the' author conceded that he was writing of a civilization fortunately done with war and responds to the human appeals of race, loyalty and fair play, just as It undoubtedly is influenced by propaganda. In its review of the times, the nictures presented, the reminders of how wq felt and acted, the book achieves distinction, .yet its value is in its arning, the preparedness it offers against the organized attempts to arouse a fighting emotionalism. ("Road to War," by Walter Milllii Boston. Houfhton, Mifflin Co., S3.) Intelligence Game Is Mental Test PET NUISANCES We're glad we haven't got beavers, anyhow. . . . "Pilgrim of the Wild," by Grey Owl, will cure any one of the notion, of keeping beavers. . . . Grey Owl, the author that's his name had a pet beaver, which A delightful book that will test out the ability of the reader to draw deductions and uncover plots is "The Intelligence Game," by Randle McKay and R. J. Girard. The book is made up of a collection of thirty actual spy. adventures. The text gives the conditions and the reader is left to work out the solution ef the problems contained in each adventure. In case the amateur spy has trouble the real solutions are given in the back of the book, A special scoring system will enable the reader to determine just what sort of a spy or secret service agent he would make. The authors suggest that the various tales can be used to hold spy parties, in which individuals, or teams, may collect the scores. In any case the book is highly interesting reading for any one who enjoys puzzles and myster ies. ("The Intellltenee Game," by Randle Mr Kay and R. J. Girard: New Tork, Robert McBride Company, K.) Writer Chronicles Boyhood Thoughts The thoughts of youth and the process of growing up might well describe the text of "All Giants Wear Yellow Britches," by Vernon Patterson. The work, classed as "a chronicle '. boyhood." is well and cleverly written by an author, who, from the evidences of this, his first book, should go far. The scenes are laid in a Missouri small town of thirty odd years ago and is the record of the life and growing up of John Moore, his awakening to the life about him as the years are -added up and his gloriously irresponsible school days to high school age, a record from infancy to adolescence. The author develops his tale from the youthful mind of his chief character. The story presents the problems that confront all young boys and the author deals with them in a masterful manner. The course of the tale brings up the questions that perplex the average boy growing up with other boys, tells of ad; ventures of, the day and of the search after knowledge of the ways of life that all small boys meet up with. Robust at times, at other times tenders and at all tirres humorous, the author has done an excellent piece of writing. ("All Giants Wear Yellow Britches," by Vernon Patterson: New York: William R. Scott, S?.5A.) Grden Onestion Book Is Improved That handy book for the gardener, "'001 Garden Questions Answered." which nroved so popular in its first edition, is out again thoroughly revised, enlarged and reset. With its new material It Is more than ever a veritable storehouse of garden facts on flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees, shrubs, (E vines, insects, soils, pools, etc. Illustrated and condensed, it represents in accessible manner those facts and suggestions which the gardener desires and appreciates. ("1001 Garden Questions Answered," by Airren i art Honrs: New York, DoM Mead It Co., .)

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