Land o' Lakes, Wisconsin: Self-published, 1940. Small 4to (9 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches; 252 x 166 mm), 16 pages, in stapled gray wrappers.Extended rant by Wisconsin businessman Martin J. Gillen, who assails "useless government employees," who, somehow, are responsible for a drop in church income and expenditures. That drop, in turn, means "the arteries of Christianity, carrying the life blood of sustenance, have been vitally constricted." He believes the President should call on churches and other nonprofit organizations to take over public welfare from the government. To drive home his points, he writes lots of phrases and paragraphs in CAPITAL LETTERS. This self-published tract was printed by Federal Printing Co., Milwaukee and carries a small union label at the bottom of the upper wrapper. Gillen was a businessman and an official of the U.S. Shipping Board in World War I. According to his obituary in The New York Times, he gave considerable land and money to Catholic organizations, deeding to the University of Notre Dame more than 5,500 acres in Wisconsin and northern Michigan for use as a forestry school, a summer camp and a forest laboratory. (The New York Times, September 23, 1943, page 21).OCLC shows only four institutional holdings, at Columbia, Notre Dame, Harvard, and the Wisconsin Historical Society. There were no other copies in commerce as of November 27, 2019. SCARCE. Item #2121
CONDITION: Soiling to wrappers, a few nicks and page creases, rusting to staples but internally clean and unmarked. A Good copy.