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VOL. 77 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2019
Michal Jaworski was reappointed to the board of Langara College for a
term ending July 31, 2021.
Grace Humiston, an American attorney, was known as “Mrs. Sherlock
Holmes”. She graduated from NYU Law School in 1903, founded the People’s
Law Firm in 1905 and went on to become the first female Special Assistant
United States Attorney. In addition to her legal acumen, she investigated
cases at personal risk.
Catherine A.J. Evans was appointed as a member of the board of examiners
of the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects for a term ending
July 31, 2020.
Former associate justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court died
on July 16, 2019 at the age of 99. President Ford appointed him to the U.S.
Supreme Court in 1975; he retired in 2010. His books included The Making
of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years.
See John H. Watson, “A Case of Deduction, or, Upon the First Meeting of
Sherlock Holmes and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.” (2002) 24:4 U. Ark. Little
Rock L. Rev. 855 for an attempt to “show the similarities that exist between
Sherlock Holmes and his contemporary, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes,
Jr., despite the apparent contradiction of some of their most famous aphorisms”
(855). However, did Justice Holmes himself favour Sherlock, or did
he prefer another detective? The jurist’s copy of Rex Stout’s novel Fer-de-
Lance (featuring detective Nero Wolfe) apparently contained the jurist’s
handwritten annotation that, rather, “This fellow is the best of them all.”
The “Wolfe Pack” will be having a banquet at Bouchercon 2019 to celebrate
Rex Stout’s detective (“both a gourmand and a gourmet”) and his sidekick,
Archie Goodwin. As noted in the publicity for the event, “Rex Stout wrote
33 novels, as well as 41 novellas and short stories, all the while indulging
Nero Wolfe’s love of orchids, good food and even better wine. To create the
menu for the annual Wolf Pack dinner, the original recipes were pulled from
these novels and stories: The Doorbell Rang, Wolfe’s 1930 Dinner Party, The
Father Hunt, The Rubber Band, The Kanawha Spa Dinner, Fourth of July Dinner,
A Right to Die, Too Many Clients and Blood Will Tell. Which dishes will be
on the menu? These are your only clues! So, slip on a yellow shirt, pour a
glass of wine, tend the orchids, and see what comes to you.”
Not only was Rex Stout a writer, but he also participated in the American
Civil Liberties Union, was president of the Authors’ Guild, lobbied for copy-