fgd SI N C LA I R LEWIS 2601 EAST SECOND ST. DULUTH 5, MINNESOTA Sunday June 22 The first thing, the all-important thing, isi You must find out as soon as possible when, as in September and on Just what day thereof, you will have a weekorso vacation and the 2nd thing, you must let me know a. s.a.p. when that will be. All my plans depend on it. I tried to telephone you last evening. With whom and where were you gadding? Here is news perhaps more for your mother than for yous tell her lmmejita The one thing in the Red Room that Molly most adored, and that the average females hereabouts have most admired, is the pert and flamboyant crossed white net curtains. Very fine for some female's bedroom, but for one of my guest rooms, 1 have Increasingly disliked them. So, Just like drawing blood from Molly's warm Mick heart, I am chucking them, and having modest figured gray silk long draw drapes hung Instead — gray so mi they will not quarrel with redrosy walls. And in a couple of weeks, the net curtains will be neatly packed by a furniture store here and shipped to you. Your mother and you can then decide which, if either, gets part or all of them. But this will break your hearts !8m sure your buddy Victor Rldder knows nothing of it, but a man, in engraving and electrotyplng business, with good plant, former owner of a Duluth paper but still not over 50, is seriously plotting the starting of a new newspaper here. I have only one more Teachers College lecture, and that just to some 30 or 40 students. Those for the- public had indecently grown in size from about 400 to, last week, about 700 «— most of them old ladies who have read nothing since Ben Hur and who consider me (as I wish to God you did) a Sweet Boy. B\x$ mostly, this past week, I have been attending a murder trial. It is being held in Carlton, which you, better than any one else, know to be the county seat of Carlton County, 25 mllws from here. Mark Nolan is the Judge, and I drive down there with him; the court room, the jury, the deputy sheriffs, the prisoner and his father and mother, have become my familiar home.