JULY 3O, 1927
THE SUMMER MICHIGAN DAILY
BOOKS OF THE DAY
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A Good Woman. By Louis Bromfield.
New York: Stokes. 1927. $2.50.
With a return to the locale of his
earlier novels Mr. Bromfield brings
his four-panel picture of American
life to a well-rounded close. In a
way I am glad that this phase of
his writing is completed, for I haver
never felt that Bromfield, even at
his present best, is giving us the
best of which he is capable. Des-
pite the felicity of style which makes
all of his books so likable, the splendid
verve of his work, and above all the
great truthfulness of his character-
iation, I have always felt that the1
author was not giving us the fruit ofl
his full power.-
I hope I am right, for in "A Good3
Woman" Bromfield seems all the1
while glad that he will soon bej
through with his theme of "Escape"
and ready for new fields. This lastt
epistle is the story of a woman withi
but one- fault-that she is alwaysg
right-and how she spoiled the lives
of four people, her son, her husband,'
her son's wife, and the woman he
loved through this fault. Whetheri
these characters are not intrinsicallyI
so interesting as those of the others
books or whether their development]
is .not so good I cannot say,- butl
"A Good Woman" in my estimation f
is the least of the series. It ,s never-o
theless an excellent and readable no-
vel and I hesitate to definitely con-c
demn any one part of it as inferior.o
In it the main characters are all
new to the reader, and the old appear n
only incidentally. The beginning and(
the ending take place in Africa, andt
here the author somehow manages to i
avoid being overcome by the strange- e
ness of the scenery, thus getting ona
to the more important parts of his
Mr. Bromfield is a positive genius f
at plot construction and the way in m
which he has made each book a sepa- t
rate and distinct novel and at the i
same. time flawlessly interwoven with
those preceding it is absolutely fasci- I
nating. It is a' sauce to the enjoymentI
of the readers of all four panels. Ps
While "A Good Woman" is always V~
at its best when the title character w
is on the scene, interest is by non
means dependent on her and, as in
the other novels, even the minor
characters are well drawn. So let
us be glad that Louis Bromfield has
so meritoriously come to the end of
the 'first phase of his career and an-
xiously await the new and greater
work which is sure to come. .
-R. W. R.
IODIZED MILK NOT
LIKED BY BOARD
(By Associated Press)
DETROIT, July 29.-Iodized milk,
brought about through the feeding of
potassium iodide in minute quantities
to cattle, while seemingly possible ,is
not favored by the Detroit board of
health, according to Dr. Henry F,
Vaughan, commissioner of public
health. Dr. Vaughan added, however,
that while the addition of iodine to
the milk as a possible prevention for
goitre might be feasible, the practice
of giving iodine generally instead of
in specific cases, was not as yet ac-
ceptable to the board oif health.
Experiments now being conducted
at the Ohio experiment station have
shown that if potassium iodide in
minute quantities is mixed with the
grain ration of the cows, the milk is1
iodized. Persons drinking one quart
of the iodized milk containing one
part iodine in 10,000,000, would re-
ceive approximately nine-hundredths#
of a milligram of iodine, according
to C. F. Monroe of the Ohio experi-
The amount is small, but it is rela-
tively large in comparison to the
odine content of the thyroid gland,
estimated to be 16 milligrams. It is
also large in comparison to the in-
ake of people of non-goiterous re-
gions, which has been found to be
rom four to eight hundredths of a
milligram. In fact, milk containing
he above amount of iodine would of
tself furnish more iodine than is nor-
mally required to prevent goiter, the
"I had not heard of this successful
production of iodized milk," Dr.
Vaughan said. "It must be original
work on the part of the Ohio experi
(By Associated Press)
MACKINAC ISLAND, July 29.-"The .
fullest measure of life comes to him
who looks at his world with the eye
of an artist," Lawrence H. Conrad,
vice president of the Michigan auth-
ors association and writer of several
stories and novels with an industrial
background, told members of the as-
sociation that the conference here
today. Conrad spoke on "The Eye
of an Artist."
"There could be nothing better for
a nation than a generation of men
and women trained to look at life
as an artist does-appreciatively, a-
preciatingly, speculatively," Conrad
declared. "The literary artist must,
represent life truly. Hence he must:
look at it squarely and study it care-
fully. His eye is awake, alert, open!
to all that life offers.
"Every writer is supposed to know
everything. He is supposed never to
make a mistake of observation or of
judgment. He must love. life; he
must never tire of tasting the flavor
of it. He must be in sympathy with
its imperfections; he must take joy
in bringing to the surface beauties
which other men have passed by,"
ADRIAN, Mich.-Pouring of cement
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camp at Cambridge Junction. Except !
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Merle H. Anderson, Minister
9:30-Church Bible School.
Barnes, D.D., of
5:30-Social hour and supper for
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCh
R. Edward Sayles, Minister
10:45--Morning worship. Sermon
subject, "Man Shall Not Live
by Bread Alone."
Division and Catherine Streets
Seventh Sunday After Trinity
July 24, 1927
Rev. Henry Lewis, Rector
Rev. Thomas L. Harris, Assistant
8:00 A. M.-Holy ommuniin.
11:00 A. M.---Morning Prayer by
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4-6 P. M.-Musical and Tea in
Cor. State and Washington
Arthur W. Stalker, D.D., Minister
Parley C. Bingham, Associate
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Margaret Stair, Student Director
10:30 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Sermon, "The Last TrencW"
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Anti-Saloon League Superin-
12:00-Student Bible Class at Wes-
6:00-Wesleyan Guild devotional
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8:00 P. M.-Evening Church Ser-
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Box by Rev. Parley Bingham.
church, led by
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10:30 A. M.-Regular morning ser-
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11:45 A. M.-Sunday school follow-
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