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IN REVIEW
l yd Douglas lege books! The American author.
seems to have become obsessed with
the idea of writing them, and the
NtTSITER'S EVERYIAY LIFE' American reading public still seems
oyd Douglas; publibked by inclined to accept them. Their char-
err. acters are not widely diversified'
wed by Herbert A. Jump types, having a general tendency to
odern minister should talk lean toward the literary and more or
taxi driver, the plumber and less unusual variety. They have a
eman, and thus develope his habit of arriving at college and being
ympathies. He should never properly shocked by their r ommate's
es with "damn" in them. conversation and morals, setting out
tould he joke about funerals. immediately to change these objec-
e comesdto a new parish he tionable characteristics, and generally
always demand a salary at succeeding in a haphazard manner.
large as his predecessor wls No one ever writes about the room-
. Wh den e moves he should mate as a central character,-he is
his duds in small boxes merely brought in to add flavor to the
odern minister ought to know story and to demonstrate the youthful
ie mechanics of a pipe organ inoec.f h eo
bie can do emergency repairs nncne r'
strument if these are not too Mr. Wiley has written of Yale in his !
.str n H f shdee r ert oolatest work, "The Education of Peter,"
e e should never permit and he has done as well as could have'
inage to be next to the church,
ld make a specialty of giving been done" with the time worn sub-
mmencement addresses each ject. The book is not as mnch of an.
ie should carry al the life autobiographical first novel as are so
He thohd carry all. thelfe many college stories, and has suffi-
e should he thrust his er, cient plot to be interesting. It for-
ever shudh huthsper-; uaeydenogoittoln!
into the workings of his we- Itunately does not go ito too long
ocieties. He had better not philosophlcal discussions, and most of'
clerical collar nor leave his the conversation is well handled andl
hair unbarbered. At funer- convicig.
he open air he should keep Peter Carey, the central character,
on. Only occasionally should goes to Yale with the record of ay
the bride at weddings. And popular older brother to live up to.
lht before dropping off to sleep He is of a wealthy family, and almost
d read a book of travel in bed. entirely strange in the uiiversity. His,
it is unwise for him to speak roommate fortunately turns out to be

Winning Author

Clara Laughlin
"So You're

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Publisl{ed by loughtion, Mifflin Co.
Reviewed by Smith 11. Cady, Jr.
A guide book that does not boreathe
reader with a mass of useless data,
a history made interesting by present
day associations, a real help for the
visitor in Paris combined with a real
literary style-this is Clara E. Laugh-<
li's latest book, "So You're Going
to Paris.',
There is an interesting story con-'
nected with every spot in Paris. It
is a city of romance, intrigue, beauty.
To the person who knows Paris, each
picturesque vista brings memories of
famous happenings. Kings, princes,
beautiful women, made immortal by
the literature and history of the world,
once lived in Paris, frequented the
same spots seen by the American
tourist. Clara Laughlin is one of the
persons who knows the City of Light.
nker .arsen For every place of interest that the
money prize-$14,000-I tourist is apt to visit she has a few
for a book has- been brief stories, a few interesting selec-
Anker Larsen, Danish tions from the history of the spot. She
Philoso- makes it more than a mere object of
Arrangements are be- interest-she gives to it the atmos-
publish it in six coun- phere of beauty and grandeur that the
tourist so often misses. "So You're
Going to Paris" is that ideal often
sought for and so seldom achieved,
Fcernin gan interesting guidebook.
For instance, the visitor in Paris
r&f is traveling down the rue Saint-Hon-
ore. At number 350, where the old-
ng been taught that the fashioned guidebook would say "Scenel
.eh of marriage of Napoleon," Miss Laugh-
gedy have been achneved lnwie:
lnwrites:
ark of the "classic" dra- "At number 350 (you have no-
halospeare, the Greek ticed that the numbers are much
d a few others. Not long higher on the 'even' side of the
minent literary periodl- street than on the 'odd' or south
side) Napoleon signed his mar-
eared an editorial com- riage contract, in the office of
owhere in modern liter- Josephine's attorney to whom the
e find true tragic writ- young general, when asked what
se in which the "classic" his possessions were, replied,
ruly tragic. That sense 'What I have on'.",
tachment from ea.rthly Such interesting anecdotes work
was so characteristic of wonders in holding the attention of

Contributes
Going To Paris",
he reader. An American who had
lever been to Paris and who had no
ntentions of ever going there would
Injoy Miss Laughlin's friendly style,
ind would, incidentally, learn a great
'eal of history in a very pleasant way.
Provision is made for every day the
visitor has in Paris. Even Sundays,
are provided for, including walks down
'he rue Saint-Martin, the Place Saint-,
Michel, glimpses of Notre-Dame and
other of Paris' cathedrals. A tourist
following Miss Laughlin's advice
would be kept busy-and happy-for
sixteen days, at least! And then theret
are the outlying points of interest.
such as Saint-Denis, Chantilly and(
Fontainebleau.
The edition is profusely illustrated.
many of the pictures being repro-
ductions of old wood cuts of the Paris;
of Louis XIV and the French- Revolu-
tion. Several are taken from famous
paintings. such as that of the Oath of
the Tennis Court, by Couder, and that
of Victor Hugo by Deveria.
"So You're Going to Paris" is seem-
ingly a fixture on the "best-seller" list
and bids fair to become the most pop-
ular non-fiction book of the season.
HISTORY OF
CIVILIZATION

I, The King

I, THE KING, by Wayland Wells Wil.
ams. Published by Stokes, $2.00.
Reviewed by Maurice Ransford
Being a self-styled "Story of a rich
young man," "I, the King"' has all the
advantages, and certainly a good share
of the disadvantages: to be found in
most novels of its kind. Starting out
with Kit Newell as a ch'ild of three.
Lhe story carries biim rapidly through
childhood, prep school and into Yale
without much deviation from the beat-
en paths of proper writing. The first'
section of the book, under the sub-
title "Kit" is whimsical, interestingh
and extremely human.
With the war and K ts as,,ignment,
to an obscure post in the South Pac'fMc
the trend of the story changes. His
experiences on a tiny atoll there area
unusual, to say the least, and lend at
highly imaginative air to the story. It
makes easy reading, perhaps because
it is not particularly convincing.
His return to the United States to
find his oldest friend dead in the ser-

)f the whole work, but it is well writ-
ten, and contains some scenes which
are very real. Kit's sorrow at the loss
of his friend is so real as to be very
moving.
I cannot agree with some reviewers
vho call "I, The King" a remarkable
work, nor can I hold with those who
dislike it. I find it on the middle
plane, having both good and bad quali-
ties, yet withal very much worth read-
ing, and coming as more or less of a
relief from too much psychological
matter. To be sure, there is psycho-
logical matter found in its pages, but
-s is not offensively heavy. The mnat-
ter of Kit's wealth, and his first move
to spend it for charities when he
comes into his inheritance fails to
convince me. Very few college Jun-
ors, upon coming into $80,000 a year,
would endeavor to get rid of it as
rapidly as possible to charitable insti-
tutions. and from the other character-
istics of Kit. I do not think he would
I be one of the few.
Frank Smithies, '04M, professor of
medicine in the Wniversity of Illinois
gave the third Bedford lecture at the

vice, and his attempt to fit himself Pittsburgh College of Physicianq
into civilized life after his carefree cently. The subject was "The 0
existence on the island take up the <nd Development of Ethics in 1
last part of the ,book. This last part cine and Their Influence on Me
is undoubtedly the most lack-lustre Practice."

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tion -but he can talk safely on
development."'
yd Douglas' book these and al
other spicy suggestions are
in ten chapters, sugar-coated
tand humor, as a dose for the
and professional profit of
inisters and young men plan-
enter the ministry. The vol-
as variegated as an issue of
rgoyle" and it is. far merrier
ne issues. Clergymen will read
rn how to do their job. Lay-
[1 peruse its pages in order
q up on the successes or fail-

a likable chap with considerable mu-
sical ability and little social sense.
Peter passes through two more or
less ordinary years, encountering the
disappointment of failing to make a
fraternity, although he makes good
on the Lit; and in his Junior year
falls naturally and completely in love.
The love story is well worked out, and
Peter's recovery is rapid. At the sec-
ond occurrence of the love theme Mr.
Wiley brings the book rather abruptly
to a close.
The other characters in the work
are casually accurate and in keeping

We have lon
heights of trag
only in the we
matists, in S
tragedians, an
ago, in a pror
cal, there app
plaining that n
ature could w
ing in the sen
writers were t
of exalted de
thngs which

The announcement of the publica-
tion of' The History of Civilization
m arks onehof the most ambitious ven-
'ures in the history of book publishing..
This series will probably comprise up-
wards of 200 volumes and is designed
to forma complete Library of Social
' Evolution. The field has been care-
"ully mapped out. both as regards
subiects and periods; and, though th'e
first installments will be published
as they are ready, the necessary de-
gree of chronological sequence will be
secured by the fact that the volumes
of the great French series "L'Evolu-,
tion de l'Humanite" will be ued as a
nucleus and translated as they appear.-
The first volume of this series will
appear under the Borzoi imprint in
June Its title is "The Principles of
Social Organization". by the late tip'
H. R. Rivers, M.A., of St. John's Col-
lege, Cambridge. Ethnologist, physi-
ologist, student of medicine and psy-
chologist, his lectures on the subject
of social organization formed the
authoritative discourses on that topic.
it is these lectures which have been
embodied into this book and' edited
by W.AJ.tPerry, M.A., Reader In Cul-
tural Anthropology in the University
of Londlon.

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the early heroes is missing In modern

heir particular pastor. The with the plot; a typical family and literature. "Are there no moral gran-
ublic will find it a revealing typical college men. Particularly no- dours in modern' life," asks the edi-
evidence that the Christian ticeable is the portrayal of the women torial, "no transcending examples of
oday is as sane as the Medi- of the story. In Peter's sister, Mr. 'suffering lifted into beauty!,
sion, as sophisticated as the Wiley has described a wholly fami- It is true that our conception of
ession, and as shrewdly psy- nine young woman of means whose I tragedy has changed. The editorial
1 as the teaching profession. ijoy at social triumph's, particular y asks for a return of the "exalted" tra-
en in college after reading it when she lead.A the Junior Prom, gedy in which everybody suffers, and
to attend far more carefully makes her entirely human, and whose in which everybody kills himself or
ims of the ministry as a life- little fits of jealousy prove her to be J herself, as the case may be, before-the
whenever these claims are a real person and not a literary mani- work is brought to a close. But is
e their critical judgments. kn. The men, open, whole hearted that true tragedy? Is it not infinitely
ng to Lloyd Douglas the day and r,.ther happy-go-lucky seem genii- more tragic if the action does not
shy-washy conventional par- ine. Their conversations are typically rise in a steadily increasing emotional
one never to return. Today those of college men, and it is a wel- crescendo until finally there can be
date clergyman mingles with jcome relief to find a writer who avoids but one climax-that of death? Ima-
of the world and is able to making them out as foul minded youn gine the life of Hamlet if he. were
own in any discussion of 'parasites who are incapable of worth forced to go through life in full know-
r business or social progress. while thought or work. Mr. Wiley ledge of his father's miitder and his
st of God's truth he claims has told the truth. mother's sin. Or think ',of Oedipus,
gnities due his office which All the story is an admirahle piece deprived of his refuge in death. Mo-
not even to the dictatorial of work. It P.ffords considerable in- dern literature, both fiction and dra-
of some trained nurses in terest, and aside from a little exag- ma, abounds in such situations. Have
s. geration with regard to Peter's earlier we not gained, then, rather than lost
essive chapters he treats of days in college, rings quite true. The the secret of great tragedy? It is
calling, the parsonage bud- reader follows the experiences of something to think about.
h organizations, visiting the. young Carey much as he would a rec- -

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Reviews
In Brief

THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF
1923. Edited by Edward J. O'Brian;
Small, Maynerd and Co., 1924.
A compilation of Mr. O'Brian's se-
lection of American short stories of
the past year, the book is representa-
tive of only one man's opinion. The
stories are selected carefully, but
show a failing for those of the more
tragic endings, avoiding light satire

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LA RIENA CALAFIA. By Vincent
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lendla, 19231.
Ibanez shows a most inaccurate
knowledge of Spanish settlements in
Western America in his latest work,
Queen Calafia. The plot is juvenile
and simple to a marked degree, with a
heroine of unusual type, found most
often in the mind of a romancing

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1,he conL luct11of funerals, CL andIXwed-'1
he conduct of funerals, and wed- ord of the doings of a friend, they are Archie Hahn. '04L, former sprinter youth with adventurous tendencies.
the purchase of a professional so humanly probable and personally and trainer at the University has pub- A mixture of American and Spanish
y, the minister's correspondence ! attractive. Not a book to set the rivgr lished a book on "How to Sprint." Mr. characters in the novel is likely to
he technique of sermon making. on fire, but a good, sound novel. Hahn is at present assistant coach at j prefent the book from becoming popu-
.1 of these topics he brings a Reviewed by Robert S. Mansfield Princeton. lar in this country.
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sufficiently into detail to mke=Columbia -Faculty
>ok of two hundred pages a wise I In FavorOf Japan -
ng-manual for a pastor in charge
arish. ~-~- -
best piece of satire in the book New York, May 3--Thirty-seven EU Ou p VVEI EI l Au
hapter four where he is describ- members of the faculty of Columbia-
ie difference between a meeting University have signed a 'protest 'S
deacons and a meeting of the against the proposed clause in the
es. "At the deacons' meeting pending immigration till passed by
hairman opens the session by the Senate which terminates the "gen-
, 'Brother Wilson, kindly lead tlemen's agreement" negotiated by
a word of prayer.' The trustees'i President Roosevelt and Secretary
ng is formally in session when Root with Japan.
hairman says, "Jim, pass the The statement which claims that the UNDER FINE CONDITIONS
es." proposed measure will injure existing a: -,..
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