Taking the Count

Taking the Count Excerpt from Taking the Count Prize Ring Stories His full name was Charles Emmet Van Loan a name to make a mouthful He signed himself in his private correspondence C B Van Loan and in his published

  • Title: Taking the Count
  • Author: Charles E. Van Loan
  • ISBN: 9781434464422
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from Taking the Count, Prize Ring Stories His full name was Charles Emmet Van Loan, a name to make a mouthful He signed himself in his private correspondence C B Van Loan and in his published writings, Chas E Van Loan But I never knew anybody who knew him but called him Charley or often still, Van and I imagine that to those of his readers who did nExcerpt from Taking the Count, Prize Ring Stories His full name was Charles Emmet Van Loan, a name to make a mouthful He signed himself in his private correspondence C B Van Loan and in his published writings, Chas E Van Loan But I never knew anybody who knew him but called him Charley or often still, Van and I imagine that to those of his readers who did not know him except as they felt his personality showing through the printed page he was Charley Van Loan, nearly always We employ those shortenings of the proper name only for those we like and for those we love, or for those we feel we would love did we come to know them they are the slangy diminutives of an universal regard because no man ever gained an affectionate abbreviation of his baptismal title and kept it who in the estimation of his contemporaries had not earned it by right of friendly conquest We nickname our geysers, but not our glaciers the one typifies that which flows, which bubbles, which has motion and sparkle and quickness the other typifies that which is frozen and slow and hard.

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    1. Charles Emmett van Loan was born on 29 June 1876, at San Jose, California, the son of Richard and Emma Van Loan His father was a captain in the Salvation Army and his mother an adjutant a rank that has since been discontinued As young boy in San Bernardino, Charles was often called upon to beat the drum at Salvation Army functions.Charles began as a writer for the Los Angeles Morning Herald and later the Los Angeles Examiner In New York he worked as a sports writer on the Evening Journal and the American, before becoming associate editor for the Saturday Evening Post When Charles left the New York American he was able to bring in his friend, Damon Runyon, to replace him as sports writer.During his career Charles, whose passion was baseball, became known as one of America s most popular sports writers, humorist and writer of short stories He was a prolific contributor of sports stories for leading magazines, in particular the Saturday Evening Post According to the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Charles had the largest following of men readers of any magazine fiction writer The Bonehead 1911 , The Ten Thousand Dollar Arm and Other Tales of the Big League 1912 , and Art and the Dollar 1919 were among his most popular stories.Charles Emmett van Loan died of chronic nephritis on 2 March 1919, while on business trip to Abington, Pennsylvania It was thought at the time that a broken arm suffered in an automobile accident in 1914 may have contributed to his early death He was survived by his wife, the former Emma C Lenz 1880 1954 , a daughter Virginia and his son Richard Charles father collapsed and died of a heart attack upon hearing of his son s passing.

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