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THE VINEYARD GAZETTE READER by Henry Beetle Hough

THE VINEYARD GAZETTE READER

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Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1967
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World

Henry Beetle Hough came with his wife Elizabeth Bowie Hough to Martha's Vineyard and the Gazette at twenty-three; Just out of Columbia School of Journalism, they were accustomed to looking ""up and far."" This anthology commemorates their years as editors and the life of Mrs. Hough, who died in 1965, drawing from the files of those years and back farther through the 121 years of Gazette publication. There is a sense of Place and Time (a boyhood recall of 1876, fire aboardship, the little crooked street leading to the old whaling wharf); a bevy of inhabitants (the villagers of Kapigan, the Lilliputian Adams sisters who travelled with Mrs. Tom Thumb); talk of dogs (Thomas Hart Benton, Max Eastman) and celebrities (Sinatra, Thurber). There are town meetings and court proceedings; there is poetry, particularly that of Marian Lineaweaver. An unimposing island attraction for the Gazette following.