Books: Mail Order Stuff

CATALOGUE—George Milburn—Earcourt, Brace ($2).

In Conchartee, Okla., the arrival of new editions of the Sears, Roebuck and Montgomery Ward catalogs was in the nature of both an economic and literary event. The train was late; the post office truck stalled under the load; the mail carriers were held up in their deliveries. Chosen from the comprehensive array of goods described and pictured within the catalogs, a flood of orders flowed from the town and the surrounding countryside: old Herman Gutterman got some new charred oak kegs so he could put up a new batch...

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