The Press: All Comers Met

All Comers Met In his deadpan, wryly humorous column, Meeting All Comers, in the Houston Post, H. (for Hubert) Mewhinney has earned a reputation as the city's know-it-all. He advises readers on such diverse subjects as how to rid their chimneys of bats, how to tell a male cocklebur from a female cocklebur (a female has burs), and whether armadillos are good to eat (they are). No one catches H. Mewhinney with his patter down. When one fan insisted that bookkeeper was the only English word with three double letters, Mewhinney gave him at least three more: "Poo-peepee (a seaman who...

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