GEORGE APLEY'S SUCCESSOR,
submerged in Manhattan; unconfirmed diffident bachelor wishes interesting correspondent with high ideals, tolerant mind, stout heart and playful disposition, not too clever.
This ad is one of those which have made the whimsical "personal" column of the Saturday Review of Literature the best-read section of that otherwise sedately bookish weekly.
Last week postal inspectors nabbed George Apley's successor, got him indicted for using the mails to defraud "a certain class of persons, to wit, unmarried females." He was a tall, dashing, 40-year-old Back Bay Bostonian (real name he withheld from the police) and he was accused of having turned his correspondence...