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World War I. He was in the Lost Battalion. And he acted
like a general. He would designate things. He never did
much himself. He always thought that he worked very hard,
but he really didn't. But he was a great gentleman, and we
were very, very happy with him.
When Klopfer went off to the Army then, Haas was still
there, Saxe Commins was there...
Yes, Haas was still there.
One of the terrible things that happened during the
War.... Bob Haas had one son who became a pilot and was
killed in action. I don't think Bob ever got over this.
But Donald Klopfer went off and became a major in
the Air Force. That left me with Haas to run the business.
Did the war affect the business at all?
Oh, yes. We prospered. The Modern Library was
sailing along in those days. Paperbacks still hadn't taken
hold. Then war books started coming out.
Now your book on humor is one that I want to...
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