Ten Eyck Van Deusen, who was a special student at the University the first semester of 1925-1926, has written a volume of verse
which will be published this fall, according to the following story which was contained in Monday's issue of the New York Times.
Van Deusen was a contributor to both the Illinois Magazine and The Scout when he was in school. He was stationed here for regular
"The United States Army builds Men and Poets,' the altered slogan of the Army Recruiting Service may read following the discovery
in the army ranks of Ten Eyck Van Deusen, whose volume of verse, 'The Painted Lady,' is scheduled to be published in the fall.
The Army Information Service announced yesterday that Van Deusen was its poet laureate and that he hobnobbed frequently with the best
of them in Greenwich Village.
"Between enlistments the military poet laureate spent a term at the University of Illinois. His first inspiration came while serving
in the Phillipine Islands. According to army critics, all of his verse has an Oriental flavor due to his service in the Pacific.
He is stationed at Governors Island now, where, according to the Information Service, 'he does his bit toward the carrying on of the army's
business first, after that he is a poet."