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DAY, JUNE 26, 1928

'11-11E SUMMER MICHIGAN DAILY

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PLAN EXCURSIONS
Books of the Day I FOR NEWCOMERS
Aiming to acquaint students who
Trader Korn, oL 2, ''ie Advenitures old gentleman and his actor-manager are newcomers to the University, a
of Harold the Webbed, the boy Vik-j The details of Horn's living during tle sightseeing tour around~the campus
ing, by Alfred Aloyslus Horn and and Ann Arbor will be conducted be-
Ethelreda Lewis; 1928; publication liast year, o his costuming for the tween 230 and 4:30 o'clock on Thurs-

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C LAS SIFIE
ADVERTISING
WANTED-To rent for summer school
a house or apartment with two bed
rooms. Will care for lawn and
home. Reliable references fur-
nished. Address Lynn Clark, East
Grand Rapid's High School, East
Grand Rapids, Mich. 1-2-3

of the Literary Guild of America.
If disorganization is the spice of mod-
ern literature, thien Horn and Lewis
are seasoning the viands of this mot-
ley year somewhat more than is their
privilege. It is difficult to agree with
those enthusiastic readers and review-
ers who declare that the Trader and his
books defy classification. Indeed they
do not, "Trader Horn," both volumes
one and two, is literature in the same
way that Samuel Pepys is literature.
The books have caught al old man'
as he was tottering, baubbling his re-
miniscences about the streets of a
South African city, and weaving his
fantasies amid the squ'alor of third-
rate rooming houses and asylums that
are not always third-rate. At times
-at very many times-tihis old man
is excedingly tiresome. His conver-
sation often approaches the asinine,
and his sea-talk, far from the spell .of
wind and wave, has a sheen of artifi-
ciality.
Perhaps the first volume of the life
and works of Alfred Aloysius Horn
had a perfect rNht to be La success.
But it decidedly did not have the right
to give birth to a string of others.
And Mrs. Lewis, in her lengthy pre-
fiace to the second volume, says that
the third is in the process of prepa-
ration, and vaguely hints that the fu-
ture of readers in tlhe English tongue
is to be overshadowed by yet more
of the "Aye, Lancashire" and "Au Re-
voir, rendered by misspelt words be-
tween exquisite bindings. A little of
this goes a lung way, and it would be
a pity of an editress of the caliber of
Mrs. Lewis, after nursing a bad pen
ny thouight to be a pile of gold, shOuld
fail to recognize the writing on the
wall of taste.
Stripped of all its trappings, the tale
of HarJd the :Webhed, the young
viking of the Earoes, is interesting
and fanciful. Here is a region that
has always remained closed even to
the adventurers of the pen and type-I
writer, and here are characters that
tug at the imagintion-Roger the
Bold and Ceasar and his galleys. But
the painful thinness of the tale is
poked full of holes by the time that
its onclusi is reached after several
trips of the Trader to the Lewis home.
The plot, never too strong, is sland-
wiched between thick slabs of stifling
platitudes, during which time the pa-
tient reader either dozes or analyzes
to himself just what will happen when
time and Circumsnces allow him
again totake up the main story.
Probably the most striking feature
of this second volume is the introduc-
tion, poured out for almost half the
thickness of the book by Mrs. Lewis.
In it can be seen !a sort of prophecy
for the future of the white-bearded
FRANC ASSUMES, NEWI
YALUE Of 393 CENTS
(By Associated Press)
PARIS, June 25.-France today was
on a gold basis with the franc having
a legal value of 3.93 cents in Ameri-
can money.
Premier Poincare's legislation for
establishing the currency was enacted
by the senate, 256 to 3, after the cham-
ber of deputies had passed the bill
450 to 22. The measure was promul-
gated today in a special edition of the
official journal.
Return of France to the gold basis
leaves Spain -the principal European
country which has not stabilized its
currency since the war. The other
countries which have not yet come in
line are Norway, Rumania, Turkey
and Bulgaria.

The French stabilization was on the
basis of 65 1-2 milligrams of gold
9-10 fine to the franc.
While theoretically anyone now can
change the worn little paper notes
for bright new gold and silvered coins
today, it will be months before the
man in the street finds himself re-
ceiving and dealing out hard money..
It will take time to mint the coins and
France will take no chance of a run
on the bank until restored confidence
in the currency becomes well-rooted.
The bank of France and the French
government will make some profit by
expert bookkeeping. With a stroke of
the pen all pre-war stocks of gold and
silver will be revalued with a profit of
$u5,000,000.
This will be used to wipe out all
state debts to the bank. The bank's
books thus will be wiped clean of a
lot of bad war debts owed by Russia
and other countries on which France
has been paying interest.

trip to England and America, and of day afternoon. Thosedesiring to

his past life carry the principal in-
terest. The attempt to fill up a vol-
ume-at which the Trader had 'sovob-
viously failed---is so evident that even
the writer admits its purpose. Des-
pite denials it is perfectly clear that
here is a man whose past life and
present irregularities-not 'so differ-
ent from those of most of us if the
whole truth were known-are being
exploited at the expense of fhe read-
ing public. So long as that public;
is being amused at not too much cost
to the world of letters, the adventure
is excellent. And when that time
is up the victim and the conductress
can retire on their fortune, the read-
ers can seek new sensations and only
the ignarant critics who disagreed will

make the trip should notify Mr. Carl-
ton Wells, excursion director, by Wed-
nesday.
The tour will start from the %Steps
of the library, and students will be
taken about the city in automobiles
furnished by the Ann Arbor exchange'
club.
Announcement was also made that
the excursion offered through the
Ford Motor company, in Detroit, has
been postponed, due to an enforced
change in working conditions in the
plants. The trip, however, will be
undertaken on July 11.
be left making wry faces at them-
selves.
-K. G. P.
III

demands neatness and
freshness of linens

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES - Very
active sales program offers oppor-
tunity to five boys during summer
months to make siufficient money for
next year's entire expense and to
produce a 'surplus for the right kind
who will work. Consult Mr. Woods
at 515 First National Dank Building.
1-2-3-4-5-6

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sure a feeling of satisfaction re-

SHORTH AND
TYPEWRITING
BOOKKEEPING,
Summer Session June 25-Aug. 17
Enter any day-why not today?
Hamilton Business College
State and William Streets
Ann Arbor

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clothing

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ironed.
Phone 4219
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TOLEDO MEN-A general insurance
igency of your ciy has two perma-
nent positions in sales department.
$125.00 to start.
I ROOMS TO RENT for summer school
studerts. Single and double,$3.00.
917,East Huron gSt. Phone 8167. 3
MICHIGANENSIAN WANTED-Phone
8167 between 6 and 7 o'clock 3'
I FOR .RENT-A front room, single,
$3.50, double $5.00. No other room-
ers. Phone 8196.
FOR RENT--One room kitdhenette
apartment for $75. For sale, dishe's,
kitchen utensils, day bed, bookcases,
calinet radi-, screens, curtains and
drapes. If taken at once, 125. Jef-
foiron Apartments No. 23. Dal
21868. 3-4-5"
WA NTED-A gra duate Woman to,
share, apartment. Summer rate.
Call 7275. 3
i+OR RENT-At 311 Thompson, two
block -, from campus single room
and suite. Contiuous hot water.
3-4-5
FOR f{ A1 ,-Double-declk beds with
with mattresses, d-u'ble desk, wide
bed with springs, one single bed,
f--n s )itory coches. Dial 8544 or
9714. 422 E. Washington. 3-4-5
FOR RENT-Two large double rooms
nd one 'suLgle. Graduate students,
teachers, husiviess girls or nurses.
Also ga-age.tDil 8544 or 9714.-422
- P. ~rshigt~n.3-4-5
FOR RENT-Very . attractive suite.
Als single room, beautifully fur-
nished and in a nice quiet home.
Graduate student or professor pre-
ferred. 928 Churdh. 3
Typenriting
Mimeographing
- Greeting Cars
0. D. MORILL
17 Nickels Arcade
nlle Tyjwwriter & Stationery stare

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ALARM CLOCKS
FOUNTAIN PENS NOVELTIES
Gruen Watch Ageney
HALLER'S
STATE STREET JEWELERS
I CLEARAN CE SALE
Correspondence tationery
A number of broken lots at half price
0. D. MORRILL
17 NICKELS ARCADE
The Typewriter and Stationery Store

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