Manuscripts/Mixed Material [W. D. Long]
“Stevenson said, 'Man is a creature who lives not upon bread along, but principally by catch-wrods,' and, boy, let me tell you something: it's just as true today as when he said it!”
Bill Martin is very emphatic about it. Bill is the accountant for a large lumber company, but he lives, breathes, eats, sleeps, and dreams contests: soap contests, cigarette contests, soft drink contests, all contests. He is forever seeking the right word, the right combination of words, the words that will win the contest. And he is a winner, too! A cigar company has just given him an automobile for sending in some attractive “catch-words.” He is always collecting box tops, labels, wrappers, miscellaneous things which must accompany contest entries. He keeps one ear constantly cocked to the radio, for a new contest may be announced any minute.
Bill dresses conservatively, and is quite bald on top. He is sensitive about his baldness, and never removes his hat or cap unless absolutely necessary. He wears a cap in