Abilene Morning Reporter News, May 8, 1927, Page 30

Publication: Abilene Morning Reporter News May 8, 1927

Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 8, 1927, Abilene, Texas RAGE TWELVE THE WESTERN WEEKLY. (MAGAZINE SECTION) SONDAY, MAY 8, 1027.BOOKS-Edna Ferber, Clever Even Worst, Scores Again In New Short Story Volume THE ROAD TO SUPER MENBy the Book Surrey |JC ANNING the monthly “best seller” list of The Bookman, we note the two top places are held by Edna Berber’s “Show Boat” and Theodore pricier’s “An American Tragedy.” Yet here upon our desk lies a new-jtr and better Ferber book and recently we paid due respects to a revision pf “The Financier,” a better Drieser Jxx>k. So fast spin the publishing seasons (Shat, it would seem, the reading pub-Bc hardly catches up with the projects of yestermonth when it becomes Necessary to announce a new work. • ce JfISS FERBER*S latest is a collen lion of* short stories, “Mother Knows Best” (Boubleday, Page), and pf these we thought the title story pud “Every Other Thursday” par-jBcularly fine. This was due to unusually keen sensitivity toward chareter, The first tale deals with a typical stage mother, who never lets her talented daughter get three feet from ber apron string. Illness keeps the panther from the theater door for a pfew days, and in those hours romance pomes to the daughter only to bs [Busted by the mother’s return. The motlier is splendidly done. Always Readable— In “Every Other Thursday,” the Servant was most skillfully typified. tWe also liked the two old women in •“Perfectly Independent” and the tel-ptione girl iii “Classified.” The rest jaaay be dismissed. This Miss Ferber is always an eminently readable fictioneer, and thereCHURCH WINDOWS ftent Opal Glass for lamp shades. Celluloid hand mirrors repaired. Chipped (Pinss Signs. Wind Shields. Everythin* In Glass. IMI I. AS ART Ci Ii ASK MFG. COMPANY Dallas, Texas free treatment We pay postage ana aetta free Red Cross Pile and Fistula Cure. Re* 0°+ Dept. 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NU, l.ur-ftnjt t m, Vermont.Diamond Dyes Dip toUNT— Doll to DYS are times—as in at least three of the four stories—where she jumps from sheer readability rather close to art. Edna Ferber, “alwayi an eminently readable fictioneer.”BOOK OF THE WEEK “From Man to Man” (Harpers) by Olive Schreiner A posthumous novel by the author of that classic, “The Story of a South African Farm.” Had “From Man to Man” been completed, it doubtless would have been Miss Schreiner’s greatest work. In her published letters she said it was to this novel, published after seven years, that she devoted her life. This is not difficult to believe. It is one of the most important literary events of the season. She is more than superficially clever, even at worst, and she almost invariably “uses her head”—which seems a shrewd and balanced one. She seeraa to throw out more material than most writers use and what she has left is vividly interesting. We never have agreed with the majority on “Show Boat,” and cling to our opinion that someday the public will discover “The Girls” and come to realize just how good Miss Ferber can be. UCC OUT of a great welter of valumei rushing in with the spring we found of particular interest and importance : * The Harvest of the Years” (Hough-ton-Mifflin), by Luther Burbank and Wilbur Hall, being the memoirs of one of the most lovable and human Individuals in America's “Who’s Who.” His attitude toward plants and humans was similar; he invested plants with personality and proected himself into plant life. He was, by the very nature of his activities, somewhat of a mystic and yet a pholosophical rationalist at the same time. He draws parallel rales for plants and humans; finds fundamental laws working throughout nature and , summing his ideas, finds life not a substance or material, but a force. A fascinating book. “First Crossing of the Polar Seas** (Doran) by Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth. A complete rec tai of the epic venture of the Norge, not greatly dissimilar from the pergonal experience stories appearing rn the newspapers of the time yet, in complete form, possessing the virtue of getting the r tory all at once—and a dramatic story it ft. (Continued from page ll) I could see that it might. “ You see, he has fiat feet—not bad, but annoying—and walking is not pleasant.” I explained that nothing is better for flat feet than walking moderate distances and that open-air exercises are helpfully stimulating to the brain, but he could not see it. Now Golinken had a very hard time when he was a boy. He had no opportunity to go to sehooL He worked as an apprentice for years to learn a trade with not enough remuneration to pay for his meals. He rose in the world from sheer force of will and through hard work. He is a successful business man now but he cannot see that he got where he is through meeting difficulties and overcoming them, through sacrifice and doing without things to accomplish his purpose. He has given his son the easiest life possible—fur coats and motor-cars and plenty of spending money. He has not taught him to deny himself anything. Whatever he wants he has only to ask for it. And the boy is a loafer, sleeping late in the morning, too lazy to walk five blocks by nine o’clock in the morning and satisfied to do work far below the average, and the father is satisfied to have him do this sort of work. 4#I did enough hard work when I was a boy,” Golinken explains to me, “for the whole family, and made enough sacrifice. I want my boy to have an education; I want him to have an easy time; I do not want him to go through what I went through.” Many parents feel as he does. 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Publication: Abilene Morning Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: May 8, 1927

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