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October 14, 1923 - Image 16

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The Unoffical Observer
A good deal of a stir is being made oso-hardly enough to pay for the
in the neighborhood of the University binding. In it Mr. Overton writes wll
of Chicago over a novel called "Grey and fairly of various author;fr m
Towers." All the campus and ex-cam 'Jose h Conrad to Gene Strat 1,tr-po-
pus literati are up in arms about it, ter. The essa0s are mild, it is tru
though the faculty doesn't seem the and they would not come up to t e
least bit excited. It looks to us as high standards of criticism set fo:.h
though the author Of "Grey Towers" by my friend Llewellyn Jones or Mr.
is a rampant idealist and altog'thir tudwig Lewison, but that does not
too much of a prude; she hoth rs detiact greitly from the 1au of the~
about all sorts of things that are none book. Where else, indeed, can on. dis-
of her business, and slights many cover the hobbies of Galsworthy, the
points that deserve serious attack. ral name of Joseph Conrad, the lit;
Like many folks, she thinks that mor- history of Donald Ogden Stewart, and
als are more important than abilities. the inner workings of Zona Gale's
and possesses an altogether too great mind and typewriter? - And if the lists
confidence in her own particular of titles favor those of the publishers
brand. Her case is further weakened wshose names are on the title-page,
by obvious ignorance, not only of facts who shall complain? They had the
but of people, and now and then ishe book made, and are quite open about it;
writes like a'sophomore campus belle. one does not have to take their opin- Edited By Sco a
All in all, "Grey Towers" is a harm- ions unless he wants to. Yet he will
less, futile sort of hodge-podge, not be rather foolish if, liking literature,
worth the excitement it is causing. e does not take their book-and use - ---
it. / uSi
A very interesting and useful exper-ISir
''ent in co-operative advertising may From the house of McBride comase i resecrnbe' ay promise to help you with a fe' columns this year until
he found iu "American Nights Enter- the announcement that James Brc'h you wee squared away into the wind and had found a new pilot for the
iainment" by Grent Overton. The Cabelt's next hook is to be called "The old colyum; which, by the way, is no longer "the only one of its kind in
book is issued jointly by Appletons, High Place," a comedy of life and dis- captivity." In the back of an English magazine, The Adelphi, started last
-ccan, Doubleday, Page, and Strb- enchantment. There will be two edi- summer by John Middleton Murray, I find a section of excerpts, such as
ners, andlay be had for a half-dollar (Continued on Page Seven) ours, headed "Mulo in Parvo"-I trust to my memory for the forms of
these nouns. It is a bit more academic than ours, of course; the whole
object of each quotation being the truism rather than the delectability of
phrase which has so influenced us in our editing.
I camie home last night fully decided to get together another column-
not knowing yet whether you had used those made last summer; but upon
arrival found that because of a too liberal and conscientious carrying out
of Master Rabelais' hdvice I could not muster up the energy and clear-
headedness necessary to work out the mystic convolutions of my Old Eng-
lish translation of The Complete Works of Mr. Franjs Rabelais, etc.
You must realize that to attempt a column from this work is a daring
feat. The enclosed is almost the entirety of the reprintable "Works in
F usting, however, that you, at least, enjoy it, I am,
The watchword here is Service. Everything "The fragrant odour of the wine; o how much more dainty pleasant
that we do is directed towards rendering you laughing-and delicious it is than that of oile And I will glory as much
gwhen it is said of me that I have spent more on wine than olle as did
a complete and dependable dairy service. The Demosthenes when it was told of him, that his expense on oile was greater
than on wine. I truly hold it for an honour and praise to be called and
results of our policy are gratifying. reputed a Frolick Gaulter and a Robin Goodfellow; for under this name am
I welcome in all choise companies of Pantagruelists: it was upbraided to
So we have made it possible for you to Demosthenes by an envious surley knave, that his orations did smell like
the sarpler or wrapper of a foul and filthy pile-vessel; for this cause
purchase ALL of your dairy supplies from one interpret you all my deeds and sayings in the perfetest sense, reverence
central source, thus eliminating the necessity the cheese-like brain that feeds you with these billeveezes, and trifling jol-
lities, sad do what lies in you to keep me always merry. Be frolic now my
of having an account with several firms, and lads, cheer up your hearts, and joyfully read the rest, with all the ease of
its necessary delay and inconvenience. !your body and profit of your reins; but hearken jolt-heads, you viedazes,
sor dickens take you, remember to drink a health to me for the like favour
again, and I will pledge you instantly, Tout aresmetys.
Among the products we distribute are pure
pasteurized milk, cream, butter, shortening.
buttermilk, cottage cheese, pimento cheese, 'udt o ~ NATQJT
,Would to God everyone had as certain knowledge of his Genealogy
mayonnaise, and oleomargine. Within a very since the time of the Arke of Noah until this age. Ithink many are at
few days we will announce the operation of a this day Empero rs Kings, Dukes, Princes, and Papes on the earth, whose
extraction is from porters, and pardon-pedlars as on the contrary, many
modern new Ice Cream plant, the latest of our are poor wandring beggars, wretched and miserable, who are descended
of the blooduand lineage of great Kings and Emperours, occasioned (as I
undertakings conceive it) by the transport and revolution of Kingdomes and Empires,
from the Assyrians to the Medes, from the Medes to the Persians, from the
So, too, for your protection we make sure that Persians to the Macedonians, from the Macedonians to the Romans; from
the Romans to the Greeks, from the Greeks to the French, etc.
every product we self is as pure as modern "And to give you some hint concerning myself, who speaks unto you,
scitifiec equipment and clean sources of supply I cannot think but I am come of the race of some rich King 'and Prince of
former times, for never yet saw you any man that had a greater desire to
can make it. You take no chance of contami- be a King and to be rich, than I have, and that onely that I may make good
nation with our products. cheer, do nothing, nor care for anything, and plentifully enrich my friends,
and all honest and learned men: but herein do I comfort myself, that in
the other world I shall be so, yea and greater too than at this present I
Your protection and convenience always. No dare wish: as for you, with a same or better conceit consolate yourselves
. . . in your dstresse, and drink fresh if you can come by it.
other way will do. This is the idea around
which our great business has been built; a
tribute to, the painstaking endeavor with which "How ary by St. Bennet's Boot and his Gambadoes, I'll ne'er do't,
we have conductd our enterprise. No Man that knows me e'er shall judge
I mean to make myself a Drudge,
Or that Peelgarlick e'er will doat
Upon a paultry Petticoat.

I'll ne'er my Liberty betray
All for a little Leap-frog play,
And ever after wear a Clog
Like Monkey, or like Mastiff-Dog:
No, I'd not have upon my Life,
Great Alexander for my Wife,
Nor Pompey, nor his Dad in Law,
Who did each other clapper-claw.
Not the best he that wears a Head,
Shall win me to his Truckle-bed."
Phone 423 All from "The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais, Doctor in Physick, Con-
taining Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua
and his Sone, Pantagruel."

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