Novelist John P. Marquand was the guest of honor at a luncheon last week in his old home town of Newburyport, Mass., attended by 200 of New England's top businessmen. But, as the nation's leading satirist later confessed, he was not quite sure why he had been honored. Novelist Marquand might have wondered still more if he had turned his satiric eye on the group which honored him, and which he had joined only shortly before. Its name: the Newcomen Society of England in North America.

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