Books: Dog's Best Friend

PIONEER, Go HOME! (320 pp.)—Richard Powell—Scribner ($3.75).

WHAT HAS FOUR WHEELS AND FLIES? (192 pp.)—Douglass Wallop—Norton ($2.95).

Even dogs are playing the stock market these days, and only natural-born bums can lick the Government. This seems to be the deceptively modest moral of two works of humor that have infiltrated the solemn ranks of a monumentally dull publishing season.

Bangs & Kwimpers. In Pioneer, Go Home!, ex-Adman and Novelist (The Philadelphians) Richard Powell has constructed an ingratiating fable of tribal continuity in a world of paper power. The vast apparatus of modern bureaucracy can be defeated only by the semiliterate, such as the Kwimpers...

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