Books: Waghl

KIT CARSON, THE HAPPY WARRIOR OF THE OLD WEST #151;Stanley Vestal—Hough-ton Mifflin ($3.50). Before Horace Greeley had thought of his famed suggestion, Kit Carson had made the West his own country. At 15, he was apprenticed to a saddler. He ran away after a few months to become a "mountain man." Soon he was counted among the best. He knew the habits of game animals, was well versed in customs and mental processes of the Indian. He had a reputation for absolute truthfulness and reliability, and was a crack shot. He never learned to read or write (except his name), but...