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SNOOT IF YOU MUST—Lucius Beebe—Applefon-Century ($2.50).

Lucius Morris Beebe, gourmandizing descendant of a long line of cheese-paring Yankees, was ejected from two schools (once for exploding homemade bombs), expelled from two colleges. Yale classmates were not overly surprised when youthful Lucius swept a tableful of dishes to the floor of Billy Bander's Eating House, crying: "Come, come, Bander, give us your best delft and pewter, Bander, none of this rude crockery!" But Yale authorities were annoyed when Lucius appeared conspicuously in a box at the Hyperion Burlesque Theater, cried: "I am Professor [Henry...

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