Books: Mr. Chips & Chaps

HOUSEMASTER—Ian Hay—Houghton Mifflin ($2).

Many a friendly shade haunts the pages of Housemaster: P. G. Wodehouse, Rudyard Kipling, James Hilton's Mr. Chips himself. Author Ian Hay (John Hay Beith), a schoolmaster who turned soldier when his king & country called, wrote Britain's first War best-seller (The First Hundred Thousand), has written 22 books, all of them displaying a school- masterly healthy mind. His latest, a cheery tale of big doings at an English boys' school, is served up cool but crisp, with a slight sogginess inside, like British toast. Housemaster should please the large...

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