Bulletins from the Pacific Packet Radio Society - page 099

Grant and is believed to have maintained that Grant was President of the U.S. for most of his life. The senior Ascii deified Grant, and his picture is said to have hung next to that of the Tsar while the family still lived in Walse.

Pellew D. Ascii settled his young family in Rahway, attracted by its Hawaiian culture and Old World manners. Sundry newspaper files report that he died minutes after Ulysses' birth. The cause of death was given as shock.

Ulysses reputedly left home at the age of eleven to study communications theory with Prof. Flanders Watthour, K.C., the leading psychic medium in the Rahway-Elizabeth community. Together, they outfitted an expedition and established the Secret Pellew Colony in Union City, N.J., in 1916. Some of their earliest communications experiments are still positively recalled in various taverns in Union City and Weehanken. The colony was forcibly disbanded by paramilitary vigilantes in 1920. Brought up on charges involving the allegedly obscene rites of the colony, Ulysses was returned to Rahway where he completed his education as a guest of the state. Prof. Flanders Watthour (q.v.) disappeared with most of the papers and written records of the colony.

A few fragments were recorded at high tide in Bayonne, N.J., quite by accident when an ESSO oil barge struck what appeared to be a cement buttress. Upon closer examination, it was found to be an earlier attempt to construct Grant's Tomb according to plans drawn by a relative of Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Beneath the tomb was a leaden box which was covered with mystical symbols and signed by Emil Baudot. The box contained detailed drawings which, upon examination by the entire faculty of Columbia University in the Spring of 1951, proved to be the incoherent crayon scribblings of a man named (fnu?) Murray lnu?) .

U. S. Ascii studied with Dr. Bruno Lollomalopaldo and the Rev. Alexander Babafray, fellows of Rahway state as well. Letters ascribed to Ascii's maternal uncle Pineas M. Basarab of Shamokin, Pa. tell little of his studies. Envelopes show that Ascii gave his return address as Penn. State instead of State Pen., probably to save the family's name.

After graduation from "Penn. State," Ascii's career demonstrated considerable misdirection. His only known novel, set in Secaucus, N.J. and titled, "Not a Pig Left Anywhere," was put into type by inmates at his alma mater and sold only three copies, all to his uncle Pincus.

Details of his life after this point became sketchy. We are able to surmise only after the experience as a failed author, Ascii moved to Baltimore where he took to the sauce. He was known for his preference in imported wines (Balihi mostly, Ripple when he could get it).

Ascii became increasingly despondent during this period and

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