By Carol L. Howell
In Cannibalism Is an got Taste, Carol L. Howell weaves jointly taped interviews with Stewart; excerpts from his letters, notes, and papers; and memories of relatives and others. the result's a desirable comic strip not just of Omer Stewart as someone but additionally of his contributions to the sphere of anthropology and the educational and social milieu within which he participated. A needs to for anthropologists and an individual attracted to the artwork of biography.
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If I passed, I was satisfied. I had just turned eighteen when I entered the University of Utah, eager to learn and hoping to take part in extracurricular activities. My speech teacher was a radical, a socialist, and a cynic, ridiculing religion, patriotism, and parental respect. I admired him and tried to talk and act in such a way as to make him notice me, so that he would think that I, too, was a Modern and a Thinker. I was soon invited to visit the Radical Club meeting and was able to draw attention by quoting Judge Ben B.
When I was fourteen years old, and it was time to make this trip to Page 7 Omer C. Stewart, 1909. Courtesy, Stewart Family. the mountains, Dad came to the conclusion it would be cheaper to have me walk these fifty miles, leading our cow, than it would be to hire a truck to transport itand it was! During the fifteen or so miles the cow and I covered that first day, she believed that if she pulled on the lead rope hard enough, she could get free and head back to Salt Lake City. I wasn't a particularly big lad, so when she broke into a run all I could do was hope we'd pass a sturdy tree or telephone pole to snub her to before we backtracked too far.
They did have a job for me as a route aid. Working on roller skates I distributed telegrams from a central desk to the various operators. I was able to visit with a lot of people and this kept me out of most mischief since I put in four to eight hours after school and on weekends. In school, my gift for gab was appreciated by the debating coach and was useful in selling ads for the school newspaper. One of the advantages of advertising sales was that the theater owners frequently gave me passes to the movies.