Books: Maine Farmer

A FEW FOOLISH ONES—Gladys Hasty Carroll—Macmillan ($2.50).

According to U. S. political tradition, Massachusetts is a rock, Maine a weathervane.

In A Few Foolish Ones, Author Carroll bothers her readers with no more political implications than she did in As the Earth Turns, but both these novels might be taken as regretful commentaries on New England's changing folkways. Author Carroll's sympathies are conservative; the "few foolish ones" of her title refer to the dwindling minority who remain stubbornly loyal to the old U. S. traditions. She compares them to birds whose love of home overcomes...

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