bike-racers that he was occasionally invited to sit in
the judges' box and help score points. "Judge Liebo
witz is another bike-racing fan," Bennett recalls,
"and I've been in the same box with him although he
didn't know who I was and I've never met him.
James Barton, the famous actor of'Tobacco Road,'
used to give over his role to an understudy just to
watch the six-day races when they came to Madison
Bike races are still populär in Europe and Bennett
follows the "Tour de France" as closely as he can.
When in Europe during World War I, Bennett met
many of the bike-racers he'd watched at New York
velodromes. However, his 1938 trip to Europe oc-
curred during the wrong season for in-door racing
("to my vast and complete regret"), and Bennett was
very disappointed with an out-door race he went to
see in a village near Paris.
What is the appeal of bike racing? "Well, you
know, it's not an honest Sport. It's as crooked as it
could be. It's like wrestling; they practise the falls
before-hand but everyone has a good time. Today
roller-skating teams have taken over its appeal."
Bennett says he loved the Sport from the begin-
ning, and loved it even after he'd become acquainted
with the bike-racers and learned it wasn't all "pure
as the driven snow." "It was a spectacle," he ex-
plains, "but with a very great deal of subtlety to it.
The Linotype punch is a replica of the original
7 letter-drawing, not an interpretation. It reflects
Character Prec'se hand-drawn qualities of the artist's
original, and insures those qualities in the type
bv control and checking through every phase of
the mathematicallv-precise cutting Operations.
FREDERIC W. GOUDY
L.H.D. LITT.D. IX.D.
NEW YORK THE TYPOPH1LES
Above; a Typhophiles book by Frederick Goudy,
and below the 1952 Typhophiles' Chapbook.
Simple, neat and clean; Bennett's working of
an institutional ad for Mergenthaler, 1942.
THE PRIVATE PRESS CREDOS WITH
AN INTRODUCTION BY WILL RANSOM
THE TYPOPH1LES 1952