"Good humored, fast moving, this mystery will be hailed with delight by a large group of readers... The hero, a cross between Bob Hope and Perry Mason..."

Mrs. Brown

Dear PC'uns:

Since my trial balloon of a letter to you on May 10, so many letters have come in that I believe I have another stamp's worth of news.

From the Publishers' Weekly of May 8, 1943, comes the following: The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope, by C. W. ("Chip" to you) Grafton ('30). "Good humored, fast moving, this mystery will be hailed with delight by a large group of readers.. . . The hero, a cross between Bob Hope and Perry Mason, is a part that Bob could play beautifully if this book reaches the movies—which it no doubt will. The author is a lawyer, and the criminological details are authentic and shrewdly concocted."

Cpl. J.B. Penland ('37), Camp Butner, NC: "I am still doing public relations work and am also post photographer.. .. Remember Charles "Snake" Turner? He is a first Lieutenant stationed (last I heard) at Guadalcanal. I heard from him recently and wrote an article based on some interesting portions of his letter. The story made Associated Press and Army Times. . . . Thought you might like to make some mention of 'Snake.' . . . See, I am already established as one of your reporters."

Lester Holden ('39) writes: "I have been in the army for over a year and have been all over the U.S. and several other points of interest outside. I am interested in what is happening at PC at the present time. I happened to notice an article in a paper from the States saying that we had started training pilots at school.... I cannot begin to express in words what the training at Presbyterian College has meant to me, although I have failed to write to let you know. I am sure they are doing a bang-up job towards winning the war. Would like to get the news about PC that you can give me."

PLEASE, EVERYBODY, LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS.

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