PAGE FOUR THE LINCOLN ECHO OCTOBER, 1952 Ben's Shoe Shop ond Snack Bor CLARA'S BEAUTY NOOK Nexi To Hollywood Theatre FOR BETTER SERVICE PERRY'S BARBER SHOP N. Graham St. Phone 9-3496 NU-WAY DRY CLEANERS PRESSING AND ALTERING N. Graham St. Pkone F-3498 WEAVER'S SHOE SHOP BEST IN SHOE REPAIRING "A Line of Narrow Shoes for Women" The Village Pharmacy, Inc, 306 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, N. C. BERMAN'S DEPARTMENT STORE Outfitters for the Entire Family TOWN fir CAMPUS CLOTHIERS FOR MEN Monk Jennings—Bob Cox Chapel Hill, N. C. JOH NSON-STROWD-WARD FURNITURE CO. Your Home Town Store 422 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill PHONE F-443 Book Review Bamona by Helen Hunt Jackson Reported by Ernestine Powell This novel, Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson, is a realistic story of the plight of the American Indian who lost his lands and ' possessions to the white man. The author, having been widowed at the age of thirty-two, began writing, at first as an avocation. Having re-married later to a banker of Colorado Springs, she became interested in the prob lem of the American Indian. The main characters in the novel are Ramona, the foster- sister of Felippe, and a beautiful, but inexperienced girl; and Alessandro, the handsome son of an Indian chief. A brief summary of the plot follows; Sheep-shearing time at the ranch of Senora Moreno was the busiest time of the year. How ever, this year Felipe, who al ways directed the shearing, was ill and the shearing had to be postponed. Gradually he mended under the fine care of his mother and foster-sister, Ramona. When Telipe was able to proceed with he shearing, Senora engaged a band of Indians, along with the ranch staff, to help. Unfortunate ly, Felipe had a relapse of his previous fever and couldn’t go on with the work for some time later. Meanwhile, Alessandro of the Indian tribe, surprising and charming everyone by his intel ligence and courtesy, directed the sheep-shearing. And then the inevitable hap pened. Alessandro fell madly in love with Ramona and she grad ually returned his passion. When the young Indian could conceal his emotion no longer, he de clared his love to Ramona. She consented to be his wife, but the Senora really did not want to see such a union, because of her pride of race. This pride of race v/as revolted by Ramona’s deci sion to marry the handsome In dian, despite the fact that it meant the possible loss of her inheri tance. Her marriage to the In dian prince was the beginning of many great sorrows and misfor tunes; for the Americans again and again robbed Alessandro of his home and land. Too, their first child, treated with neglect and indifference by an American doctor, died. Ramona and Alessandro could endure no more. Into the moun tains they went to live in soli tude. In time another daughter was born to them, whom they named Ramona after its mother. Then, Alessandro, disturbed out of reason by the cruelties of the white man, in a moment of over- v/helming anger, took the horse of an American settler. The white man cold-bloodedly shot down the Indian. Alessandro endured his last injustice. Widowed, without the will to live, Ramona sank into a fever. By this time, Felipe who had been searching for her, found her, and since the Senora was dead, took her and the child back to the ranch. In gratitude and affec tion Ramona became his wife. Here is a romance of early American problems thrilling enough to entertain high school youths as well as elders. The reader gets an awareness of the problem without sensing the bitterness that most likely ac companied these cruelties. S & W TAILORS SUITS MADE TO MEASURE Alterations A Specialty PRESS WHILE U WAIT 406 W. Franklin St. Chapel HilL N. C. HUTCHINSON'S CAROLINA FLOWER SHOP Opposite Post Office Corner Phone 4851 Chapel Hill# N. C.

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