Perhaps the most popular of war books is "Over the Top." Last summer the R. O. T. C. found it cursory reading of a delightful kind. The author will speak in Symphony Hall this evening, so that members of the Corps who do not go will be haunted for days by, "You ought to have been there." Notebooks should be left at home, for at this lecture seriousness is censored. "The Role of the High Command" is not so much the subject as "The Role of Thomas Atkins."

Guy Empey seems to be that person we have heard about, but never seen--the man who smiles when everything is going wrong. He has the spirit which does not stop because of handicaps. Although he has witnessed the horrors of war and has had to undergo severe hardships, yet he looks back at Mars, and jokes. The man who can smile at his troubles is always well liked.