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Graeve, Oscar (ed.) / Delineator
Vol. 118, No. 6 (June, 1931)

Graeve, Oscar
The living Delineator: they're starting out again!,   pp. 4-[6] PDF (1.5 MB)

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D E L I N E A T 0 R
'I  i Ir9II'ie~~t
W ITH all the buoyancy and enthusiasm of
youth, several hundred young men this
month will start out again to help pay
their way through college by taking sub-
scriptions to DELINEATOR.
College doors will close for the summer vacation. But
Dot for these boys the long idle days on the golf links, the
lazy lounging on sun-drenched beaches.
They have work to do and it's hard work. But it's
well worth while.
For in addition to earning the money for their educa-
tional expenses, they'll have gained self-reliance. They'll
have acquired the courage to meet the world on its own
terms. They'll have laid up resourcefulness and inde-
pendence and strength of character for their careers,
whatever those careers may be, after college days are
"It isn't so difficult to make a decent living." they'll be
able to say at the end of the summer, "I know now-be-
cause Ive done it!"
IT IS interesting to look back over the past three years
and see what these college boys have accomplished.
It was just three years ago that DELINEATOR inaugu-
rated this method of helping young men pay their way
through college.
And please understand that all of them are college
students. That is established by us through direct veri-
fication with college officials. Each is paid a regular
salary for every day he works for us but the check for
the scholarship earned is sent directly to the college.
But to get back to what has been accomplished in the
past three years, consider this: student salesmen working
under our scholarship plan have earned more than half-a-
million dollars.
Over six hundred DELINEATOR scholarships have been
And these scholarships are distributed to students
throughout the entire country.  Last summer stu-
dents -..ere employed from colleges in thirty-six states.
A symbol of the strength and
beauty of college life: Harkness
Quadrangle at Yale University
WA]E think altogether this is a happy
way to introduce new readers to
D LINF  TOR. It helps the college boy
and it helps us make new friends. Will
the new readers like the magazine?
Well, in all modesty I shouldn't an-
swer that myself. But I have lots of
letters from subscribers that will an-
- swer it for me. I wish I could show you
a number of them, but instead, here's
lust one that is most pertinent. It's
from Mrs. B.E.N. of Nashville, Tennes-
ce, and she writes me:
"Twenty years ago I cut my literary
:cth on DELINEATOR. Then came the
can years when we struggled along with
a her magazines. Last year a college
bo% came to my door with a magazine
,%hich he called DELINEATOR, but the
modernistic covers you had then almost
uceived me. DELINEATOR-dignity-
decorum-were almost synonymous in
my memory. And here was this!
"But-bless his heart!-he talked
me into subscribing and now I am a
DELINEATOR devotee. Its fiction is
superb but the full flavor of this new
DELINEATOR is brought to perfection by
s articles on home management. The covers even are
o longer nightmares, but very pleasant dreams."
So there's your answer, not from me, but from a sub-
riber. I really do think you'll feel about DELINEATOR
our friend, Mrs. B.E.N., does. For DELINEATOR'S
aders are its friends.
SAID I wasn't going to quote any more letters but I
find I can't resist quoting a Canadian lady, who in a
ng letter used the expression, "I've lost my heart to
our excellent magazine." Somehow, that warmed the
xkles of my own heart. That's exactly what I'd like
I our readers to say.
And I'm very much amused by Mrs. H.P. of Maine
ho says, "Dear Mr. Graeve: As I write that, I wonder
it is too familiar a fashion in which to address one of
ose awesome deities-an editor. An editor always
ems some far-off mythical person to me and whenever
read an editorial, I wonder if the editor himself wrote
I've always had a hankering to write you, to know
you're truly real."
Well, Mrs. P's letter makes me wonder if I am real
ut, after pinching myself once or twice in the well-known,
roverbial fashion, I must assure you I am real. And I
m indeed writing this editorial page myself, sitting
unched up at my desk, with my legs tucked under my
hair while from the next office they're shouting, "Is it
nished? Don't you know you're late?"
Which again goes to prove that editors are by no means
wesome, mythical persons as Mrs. P. imagines, but just
lain, every-day persons, apt to be late with their work,
ctims of an occasional cold or toothache, who receive
o awe and not too much respect in their own environ-
ent from their associates, who, alas, know only too well
ow human and uncertain editors actually are.
But isn't all this as it should be? Who wants to be a
x'thical person? Certainly not
)SCAR G RA EVE, Editor
VERA CONNOLLY came into our
office one day and told us laughingly
about her adventures in buying a house
in the country. "Oh, please write us
an article about it?" we pleaded. So
she did. And here it is-in this issue.
THEN, later, Miss Connolly came in
again and said, "Now I've a mad
idea-a perfectly insane idea." "And
what's that?" we asked. "All my life
I've wanted to study first hand the
romance of the New York water-front
-and write about it!" "Well, why
not?" we said. But you'll have to
wait a few months for this unusual and
interesting story of hers.
This is Margaret Craven, our
newest popular young author
REMEMBER Professor Phelps's article
last month?-"Don't Sleep Through
the Summer." Well, we've taken his
advice for our midsummer fiction num-
ber next month. Lots of good stories
but not stories that will help you to
sleep-mentally.   In fact, into this
issue we've put one of the most pow-
erful, thought-provoking stories we've
ever published. It is by that DELIN-
EATOR favorite, Sarah Addington,
and it's called "Food for the Tabloids."
From behind the screaming headlines
it plucks the moving and tender story
of a little girl whose father was the
murderer in a "love nest" tragedy-
a little girl who, fortunately, couldn't
understand what it was all about.

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