San Francisco: Printed by John Henry Nash, 1930. 1st printing. One sheet, folded once vertically to form a bifolium. 6 stanzas, 47 lines of text, p.1. Pp 2 & 3 blank. Colophon & holiday greeting, p. 4. Wood engraved headpiece p.1, by William Wilke. 15" x 10". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age toning & light soiling. Small edge tear to second leaf. Withal, a Very Good [or better] copy. Item #50098
In this somewaht sappy holiday greeting, commissioned by the Hawaiian Sugar Refining Corporation, O'Day writes about a young boy, Johnny, who gets coal dust in the Sugar Bowl, "And now Johnny understands / That sugar is sugar and coal is coal / He is very careful to wash his hands / Before fingers lead him to the sugar bowl."