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CASS TIMBERLANE—Sinclair Lewis—Random House ($2.75).

On Main Street one day last week George F. Babbitt, Booster, ran into Honest Jim Blausser, Hustler. Above them (in the words of their creator, Novelist Sinclair Lewis) "the towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist."

Said Honest Jim: "I certainly was astonished in the streets of our lovely little city, the other day—a knocker!"

"Who d'ya mean?"

"Harry S. Lewis from Gopher Prairie—I mean Sauk Centre—this writing fellow that calls himself Sinclair Lewis."

"Well now, Jim," said George Babbitt; "maybe you hadn't ought to be too hard on old Red Lewis. You don't want to forget he...