8. Nov. ’27
Sunday afternoon, after an informal visit with the students
I was taken in a car out to Tryon1
a very small place in the foot hills of the Blue Ridge,—and
very homelike to me to be back in the evergreen hills.
Southern land is pine country, very winsome.
before leaving Spartanburg, I had a two hour session,
or more truly stand-up at the College.2
Went for one hour informal talk, but had to take on
a second squad of students, still asking for more. Well,
they never heard of the word indifference, so that is
comfortable trip yesterday and last night on a limited
train, arriving here this morning. Read here
the train last night I met a pleasant man, once a newspaper
man and a friend of some of my old friends. We had a
long chat. Now I am just going out to lunch with the
Dean or President of the College3
here, and will send this along at once without waiting
to see what New Orleans is like.
hotel like this is of course a mere palace, the same
as New York or Chicago or Toronto—but very comfortable.
It is hard to ever get on the ground on these trips.
is a town and resort on the South Carolina border
of North Carolina. It is a wood-carving, toy-making,
and hand-weaving centre. [back]
College (see Letters 28 n.2 and Letter 29). [back]
Sophie Newcomb Memorial College for Women, in New
Orleans, Louisiana, founded in 1886 and administered
by Tulane University. Its president in 1927 was
Pierce Butler (see Letter 25 n.10). It was Christian
but non-denominational. [back]