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May 28, 1922 - Image 15

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The Michigan Daily, 1922-05-28

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Next Brander goes back to the good the mutters went the entire length of
B lurb for BrandBe old days when the agents or e t - 1 school. And this condition held
ciety for the Prevention of Vice held true over nearly the whole country.
full sway and were putting Diamond Today in that high school there are
(By G. D. Eaton) of the old Brander by that irreverent Dick out of business in favor of Har- about ten Jews acting as instructors.
e country storekeeper snoozes young scallywag, Ludwig Lewisohn, per's Third Reader, saving many souls Brander, unless he is more ass than
. A thousand flies buzz drowsily, the same little cuss that Brander had thereby and making a place for Doctor hypocrite, must realized the changed
kicked out of the store, first because Frank Crane, Harold Wright, Herbert conditions, and so the chances are
sweet sumnolenee lies over the his folks traded across the street, and Kauffman, and Brce Barton. that, in the face of this change, he
of store cheese, rat nests, bar- second because the little devil had Matthews finally arrives at the war has grown squeamish and conscience-
oil, and stale cabbages. The once taken turpentine instead of scene in' Lewisohn's book, and he stricken, and is trying to escape the
keeper dreams of days gone by. cheese to the district schoolmaster. rushes out, his galuses flying, to hoist responsibility.
Iream is a miraculous one that Brander mutters again and rushes the bunting and fling a patriotic Finasly, Matthews quotes from a
across the street to Willie Phelps, the petard at the skeptical Lewisohn letter by Mark Twain (to Kipling):
s all chronology, sympathetic editor of the Weekly "Have you bought a Liberty Bond?" I'None the less, the reader gets a gen-
is young again, playing ring- Boilerplate, with a tale of the out- he asks. "Are you working in the erl impression from an autobiog-
id-the-rosy-he and John Bun- rage. And the Weekly Boilerplate shipyards? Have you enlisted yet?" raphy whether the man is a fraud or
and Henry Longfellow, and Willie prnts Brander's story, even displac- "Serve your country, see the world, not . . . And the impression that
ay,-all rosy-faced, cherubic lads. ing Willie Bryan's new theme, a de- save money! If I weren't so old I'd the reader gets is a correct one." And
play with four girls, with Har- nunciation of Evolution....... be in, the trenches today!" His this, my friends, after M5ttiiews tries
Stpwe, Julia Howe, Gene Porter All this poetic allegory aside, let us whiskers begin to tremble with emo- to paint over the very strong racial
Myrtle Reed. Their sweet young consider briefly what Brander Matt- tion. prejudices of some dozen years ago!
S rise in a classic "London hews had to say, some weeks ago, in Cheer up, Brander, a hog trough This,'my friends, after Matthews has
e' is fall-ing down-fall-ing the New York Times Book Review isn't so much worse. caught himself in an untruth so ob-
!" From behind a tree a naughty concerning Ludwig Lewisohn's "Up . vious that even his associates will de-
Hakes faces at thems It is Susan Stream." Recovering from an attack Matthews is not satisfied with mere- tect It! This, my friends, after
. Down the street, barely out of of nausea, I take up the Darling of Iy saying that Lewisohn was refused Matthews has delivered a volley of
dling clothes, toddles a little Columbia Universityon several counts. a position because he had not learned prejudice at a book so' fair that even
who gives promise of becoming First off,'I note that he, with many English at his mother's patella. He Stuart P. Sherman praised it! I hope
own rowdy, a ruddy little boy by a kittenish and coy smirk, takes credit denies in an agitated fashion that anti- that the two won't quarrel.
{ Semitism had anything to do with it,
iame of Mencken. He hurls an upon himself for the word "blurb," an d th yjmsf g t fryig And in conclusion, I may say that
core at the innocent revelers as which James Huneker used a number and thus jumps from the fryg pan Mark Twain's statement need not
>es by, and threatens worse as he of years ago and which he attributed into the swill barrel-a sort of vicious have restricted itself to autoiog-
s older. to someone else. Honest Mr. Hune- circle peculiar to Brander. raphies.
e games goes merrily on. The ker! He wouldn't claim such a liter- uHe knows, of course, tht this race
teepr bsse hapily A eatficary em! I Sgget, i conecionprejsdice has died down (though it is -_______
keeper buzzes happily. -A beatific ary gem! I suggest, in connection still strongly enough in evidence) and An interesting group of Sumatran
overspreads his countenance. A with this, that Brander (Zeus! but I he thinks that he will be safe in deny- curios from the collection of Prof.
mer comes in, smells of the her- am becoming familiar) stick to re- ing the pedagogical Pogrom. What H. H. Bartlett has been on exhibi-
and passes out (of the door). viewing the blurbs. Any reading more arrant idiocy he succumbs to! Speak- timon in the corridor of the Library for
a young and grinning urchin serious seems to constipate his mind. ing personally and without prejudice- over a week. Included in the exhibit
, in. Then says Brander that Lewisohn for I am of pure Nordic blood-it is are a number of excellent brasses,
Idenly something takes the store- is German born, and not learning only twelve years ago that I started I and specimens of native fabrics of
r on the corner of his head. The English at his mother's knee, (all to high school, and at that time there cloth-of-gold and vegetable fibers, as
American mothers asevroekws
: is terrific; the flies cease their A , everyone knows, wvs not a Jew on a faculty of over a well as Batak idols. Much of the col-
ng gossip; the lice scurry back being masters of grammar and style) hundred persons. Three years later lection could notbeduplicatedthe
the depths sof the storekeeper's was not fitted for the eminency of in- tuJed pson Treyersl and work bein a lost art.
co-stained whiskers; his chair structorship in English at Columbia a Jew was given an instutorship
back alarmingly and then falls University. At first, I threw all of
a crash while,.-the cobwebs on Conrad's books into the waste-basket,
ceiling shiver with the impact, and took up the study of Brander
storekeerhmsl aih Matthew's volumes. Grave doub s be -
chial callosites in a box of dried gan to assail me. and soon I dug outl
a. c ithe Conrad books and sent Brander's
o tie furnace. I concluded that
I live! It is Brander Matthews. Vwhile Conrad and Lewisohn do not
mutters something that sounds 1now when to say "ain't," still they
'darn!" and then ashamedly re- io have something to say occasionally,
the Golden Rule and looks about !a they say it better than Brander.' qty
ie missile. . The latter, as far as I can see, has
wok! 'erely tried to improve the style of
stops and picks it up. It Is "Up, Tolsto's dotage and the Battle Hymn
m," hurled into the sleepy haunts ifthp Republic, failing in both cases.
ill iI il illil lllllilli il ll lIII IIflh II1l i lI1lgIItfl1 iIII 1H I-III I
Always in the lead!
lesimer's Grilled Steaks
"One a day would makte you a football man"
There can be no finer expression
COMEDOWNAND REATYOURof regard than a gift of Whitman's
IusunggmnuThereINIc n lIe no iner uuxmpnn, unaII Iialagi

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