Mr. Martyn Green, jester extraordinary, singer superb, funnyman par excellence, now connected with the D'Oyly Carte Gilbert and Sullivan opera company, discussed false teeth at some length before an audience of Harvard undergraduates yesterday afternoon.
The lecture, which was primarily designed for members of English 22 and English A-2, was open to all members of the University. Among the pearls of wisdom that Mr. Green dropped before the audience was the interesting self-justification that to be able to be a good public speaker, one must first learn to sing.
In true prominent-visitor-to-America manner, Mr. Green announced to his auditors that he liked New York, Boston, and Philadelphia equally well. He mentioned that Jack Point, the Jester in "The Yeomen of the Guard" is his favorite role. But mostly he spoke about false teeth.
In this connection he told a jolly comical tale of a fellow whose "denture" slipped when he was drunk, and imitated him in a very jolly manner. He did not however recommend any brand of denture or of alcohol to remedy this defect.