The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 27, 1947 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 27, 1947
Page 10
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PAGB TEN JLYTHBVTLI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Saved From Treason Trial by Pleading Insanity, Ezra Pound Now Plays Host to Intellectuals By XXHJGLAS NCA gaff Corespondent WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 \NEA).— Ecra Loom is Pound, the bearded, "unorthodox" American poet who temporarily beat a treason rap by pleading insanity, is playing host these days to scores of America best-known college professors, jxx?U and other.iiUelloctuals. They come from all over the country to visit Pound in fit. Ejizabeth's Hospital, where he Is cozily established- in a private room with u fine view of the U. S. Capitol and * typewriter on which, a hospital official said, he is tapping out iree verse. Pound agreed that he is comfortable, but. wouldn't admit lie is doing any writing. "It .would be difficult to turn out good verse in a nut House," he caid. Pound is still under indictment as a traitor for alleged broadcasting activities from luly during the war. He was confined to Si. Elizabeth's after being declnrea insane by a federal gratia jury, and the Department of Justice attorney who handled his case .say.s he can .stay there until either Pound or hospital officials ask. for another 1 sjunty hearing'. H he is then declared .sane by a jury, he will Jatc the Ueuson trial. A hospital official said there is no' limit on the number of visitors Pound can have, and described tils callers as noted professors and intellectuals, although he would mention no names. There WLIS no .secrecy, however,'about a visitor named Dorothy Shttkespears, an English vmlt.T whose real name is Mrs. Pound. She Jives a few blocks from the hospital and visits her husband iliuly. Recently, according to the Department of Justice, she sought ta hnvo Pound transferred to a private institution, but the court turned her down. Although he is in a "lock-up" ward; Pound gets outside on jjood days. A hospital official said he has more privileges than the other patients, whom he leaves strictly alone. Although others in the same ward do a little work around the hospital, Pound's only activity, other than meditation, poetry, and intellectual bull sessions with his visitors, Js to keep his room tidied up. "The meals here are probably healthful, but very • dull," saitl -Pound, "but that doesn't menu I'm complaining. On the whole it's very comfortable and much better thim the snake pit," a term he has uor- K'/ra I'.utinl: "H wuulil b t - liiffl- Vull In write Rntnl In a mil house." roucMl from current literature for the ward In which lie was jiku-ecl whf]i he rnlorcrd St. Elizabeth's in December, 1045. Although must of the othrr patients in the corridor wht;re I talked to Pound wore uniforms, he wore a shabby tweed jacket with a grey tie and gi'ry shirt. Ho sat in a comfort able chair with his slippered feet propped up on another chair as IK- talked. He- looked hcnllhy. fat, and In good .spirits. His wife sal next [A hiiii mid smiled at liis sallies against Ihe outside world. He said: . "You know, you reporters are always inn Liny my name In Liu?'newspapers. And I think I have a libel suit against one of them because he linked my name with Henry Wallace. Wallace i.s just a soft-shelled dummy from the Midwest who always believes the last man he talked to," About (he treason charge him, pound said "anybody who really knows my work ami reads the things I have written believes that- J luive done no wrong." Ol his plans for the future: I am waiting to yet more facUs, Anci how can you deal intelligently with officials who will turn loose men like Lucky Luciano who is now organizing the Malta in Italy? 1 ' he says. Pound was bom in Hniley, Idaho, attended Hamilton College, and the University of Pennsylvania where he received a Master of Arts degree in 1907. He lell Hie U. S. )n 1041 for England. He stayed away from the U. S- constantly, except for a brief visit in 1937, until his forced return after the war. After the first World War Pound's unorthodox was popular iimony some groups In the U. S. and England lor a time. Several of his books were published and he wrote e.s.sny.s on almost any -subject in addition to writing poetry. Alter living [out years in Paris, Pound setllrd permanently in Italy in 192-1. Thru according lo the Department of Justice: "Pmmd proclaimed a wtu'in admiration lor and por.sonn] acquaintance with Mussolini HI id other fascist o'Eficial.s and greeted many of his Americati ncciuahUances with the f list 1st salute." The indictment charyc.s that Pound's wartime broadenSLS fiY-ai Italy followed the fiuniliar Axis propaganda line: that Inteniatkm- al Jewry wn.s the root of the world's difficulties, lhat the U. S. was a pawn of GieuL Britain and that the fascist way of life was the hope of the world. The attorney who handled the rase for the U. S. says lhat the move lime that i.s wasted in bringing Pound to trial, the more difficult It will be to convict him. He say.s the wiltie&scs who worked with Pound on thr Italian broadcasts arc in Hilly and probably will have disappeared in a couple of years. •y PEGGY DERN ; Diit.ibulcd bf HCA SSRV1CE. INC. xxtx and Mn.telnine had breakfast Voficthcr the next ing, both already dressed for [traveling. | The plane is Vo take M; to New |¥ork," said Madelninc us tlicy ; [breakfasted. "I'm stopping oft ; fthcre for a week or two, nml then jl'il go out to the co.nst by train." I TTxi departure from Sundown pras strangely silenL Bemembcr- ?»g her arrival a scant month ago, Pappy looked bock as the station iwagon roMed down the drive, and ^>e loWrj oH ptoce seemed to lay fc the mornmg sunlight ]ike some- Ihing ie«n in a dream that coultl never become a reality. Slic had •rrtved in such excited happiness: jAe was going away with a depth o< yeKef, a Jeering of escape, that •rnxwt startled her. And as the friation wagon roiled through the fate and io4o tho highway, she dreir a d«ep breatli and lifted her chin, as though actually sniffing Ibc wind of freedom. Late tt>at afternoon, slie said »«x}bj to Madclriiire nt the door . of Madclaine's hotel, a quiet place SB the East Fifties, and the taxi [Whirled her away toward the be- [Jovcd little apartment. There, witi: ffc*e door open before her, she stood •foe a long moment looking about |*e familiar place that seemed to (JoW its arms about her and to say, rWelconve home." Timmy, relieved pom ttie bated confinement of his Jra-fcKng ease, sniffed a little, and jthen, cJeciding that he was home. S>erart>e ahnost kittenish in his dc- Srin? to erpiore everything at once. And M Happy r«t down his milk fcowl and fnied k for him, the pnreal, shadowed, and at times •hnost jmMer, loveliness of Sun- <5own seemed to lade into noth- There was a knock on Ihe door l Ellen Kinist tier head in and —d, "Hi—whoops! You're back! Welcome home, pal. Boy, have we —*—1 you." She went olit into the corridor and raised her voice loudly. "Hi, Gang!" Her- voice echoed clown the old corridors and the slairs, "llnppy'.s home!" All throujjli the building, doors popped open and feel pounded on the stairs, and in a few minutes Ihe npartment was well filled. Happy beamed on them all impartially. Her own friends, friends who loved her lor herself, not because her ancestors had been important, or- because she bore a famous name, or had inherited great wealth. They loved her just bc- cnusc she was Happy Brandon— anil lhat was ll« way she wanted it to be. JJEFORK the end of the week, Happy had a job anil was once more established in Ihe old, familiar routine: up n little before seven, breakfast, the little apartment lovingly cleaned and put in order, Timmy red and settled for the day, nnd Happy would be off lo the new job a few minutes before nine. The hmch with sonic of the olhcr girls in the office, and finally home in the evening to get her own dinner, lo feed Timmy. nnd lo relax.. Of course, there was always incmlmp; and washing out stockings and gloves, but occasionally she went to a movie with Ellen or one of the other girls, and now imd then to an impromptu party. She settled into Ihc rnntine comfortably ami contentedly. If now and then, in the last few moments before falling asleep, she remembered .Sundown and all Ihe lovely tilings that she had known there, it was without regret. Never for a moment did she wish that she hail listened to George, or l>ccn persuaded to slay on. She know that she could never have fitted into the pattern at life nt Sundown more, she knew that she did no want to. -She tried not lo let herself think of Steve, But he came into her Milk Strike Averted NEW YORK, Oct. 27. <UP>— Five locals of Ihc Intcnintloiml Brolher- i hood of Teamsters and New York .liouyhls unhidden, ki spile of all she could cio. Curled up in live >ig chair that Sieve had preempted, n neglected hook on her \nee, .she seemed lo see him there; :icrvous, strained, pacing wp and :lown while he sought for exactly -he right word V) phrase .some .bought. In spite of herself, there were limes when she missed him ierribly, and the pain of missing lim was an ache in her heart Lhat would not be appeased. She heard occasionally from Joyce; eager, ecstatic letters that told of the gill's radiant happiness iml described Ihe new job and ihc new home—a while frame cot- .age Kinothci-'cd in lilacs and apple irees. Madelaine wrote her frota California, and Happy greeted the letters o>f both with warm delight, for she was very fond of Macl- elaitie and Joyce. U was Mad- clairie who wrote, in midsummer, to tell her of George's marriage to Drusilla, and Happy nodded knowingly at that. Dnisilln and George —that was, of course, logical. She had fell sure that Drusilla would win him, and she believed it was marriage that would work wit. She hoped so. And so life rolled along for Happy; she was happy; she was Happy! She worked and played with her friends and knew that while life for her could never be complete without Steve, she must give up any hope lhat she would ever mean anything to him except a friend with whom he had once worked contentedly. <IK day late in August she came back to the apartment from work, and climbed the steps, weary from the heat and the activities of the day. As she mounted the last flight, a man who had been silting on Ihe top slcp rose and stood aside [Hilttcly for her. The hall was dark and for a moment she could only stare at him incredulously, quite sure her heart and her eyes were deceiving her. "Hello, Happy," said Steve huskily. She rlnng lo the old banister, with a Iceling that ttic stairs were swaying dangerously bem-alh her. She was so shocked, that for a moment she could not speak. (Ta Be Conclude*) Navy Veteran Survives Leap Into- River From Memphis' Horahan Bridge MEMF'IIIS, Twin,, Oct. 27. (UI'l —Harry Glotfeller, 21 year old red- hnlred Navy veteran who escaped Ihc typhoon at Okinawa dirdnt (lie war, was In a critical condv lion loclny after his dramatic rescue from tne Mississippi River. Neighbors said that Glotfelter was (li-s|>ondcnt over recent news that lie was an adopted son A witness, Mrs. H. E. Mi:r|)hv. of West Memphis, A rk., said thai she saw Glotfeller dive Into the water only to be rctrlcivd with ih'- ..elp of a seaplane In the viclnlh' •He backed up, took a riinntii, start across the drive way and jumped over the rail." Mrs Mm phy said "I saw him platt his arms in a diving position just us he disnp[>eared." Mrs. Cilotfcller, a kindly gray- haired woman, sobbed when sht heard the news, She said her son had left the house last ni»ht saving; molher> rm BO| "B MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 194T Mrs. Murphy's quick call lielp was credited with for saving Glotfeller, who drifted clown the river lo a point within a few yards of u barge moored in mid-rivci- on which a bridge crew was working Foreman Ralph Marsh and fellow workers pulled GlolfelU-r aboard the barge. Neighbors snid that Glotfollor as n baby, was left in a basket on Hie Glotfclter's door.stop in 1926. Bank Examiner Accused SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 27. iUP)_ Robert G. Finney. C9, Fairfax, Vn a former nationul bunk examiner' was under federal indictment today charged with misappropriating more than $30,000 of the Citizens' National Bank oi Miincy (Pa.l. The indictment, handed up yesterday, said the shortages occurred between Jan. 17 and Oct. 30 in 1940. Finney, n bank examiner for K years, was vice president, of the Mnncy bank for a number of years. milk companies signed an agreement early today averting a threatened milk strike. / The two year contract signed by union officials and the milk dealers association after a 12-honr session at city hall granted a general wage Increase of SR.50 a week. —C^J. 1 !. 4 .!. Lit r* SEQVICi. WC. T. M PIC. V S PAT. OfF- "Now *>a'. p ;>il my Chr;.--rn,is shopping is clone, 1 thought I A s»»e MUM ai : .) w:i'.e octne thank-yon notes for the presents w«s linuw We'U get!" KCKIJCS & HIS FKIKNJXS »>' MERRILL BLOSSERf Dissension " ' we BOYS THOUGHT CASOM IDPA WAS A GOOD ONE, BUT i TO HAVE THE WOMAM'S PEOUESTEDTO PAY--HEV.HEV/ j THE WOMAM HAS ALSO THE SAV— HEY, HEY/ WE'LL FEED 'EM WHAMI, rur-r-^e AMD PASTRAMI ' —V LWT"THCVKF FED WTO-WE EARS< THREE CHEERS /// You TAKE \auir ir: THIS FIGURING , MOT FIGHTING' week brother disappeared. Didn't come their hands full with 12 children, hey, Lester?^_ i VIC FLINT I.ucretia Gets Orders \ Hove On Hand At All Times Scvurnl tractors niul cfjiiipinont . . . both new and used ones JOHN DEERE. PARMALL mid olhcr nmkcs. Also. I hrive for sale at all times 70 to 80 head of mules. Terms cnn be arranged. Will trnde Jor most anything you have. F. C. CROWE 1 Mile -S. of Kraggudocio Uhe sun had just risen when Anita Wad ham and r reached her father's house. We were greeted by the mournful wailing of A dog. Jiy MICHAEL O'MALLEY and RALPH LANK TAKE II EASY, HOWEV. WAIT, ANITA! SETTER FIRST SOMETHING'S PENED TO FATHER I KNOW ! ANITA'S BACK, ^V'6OOO.'GO OV£R CHIMES fr JUST saw Y THERE AND PRETEND HER SO INTO .MNUS'S I TO BE GRIEF-STRICKEN WITH THAT DtTECTiVE J WHEN YOU HEAR Of FEllOkV. FLINT. M. JANUS'S DEATH. . .Y K£» EEBvlT IK -T. H. KEi u. S. P<T. 0>t WASH TUlJliS Lei's lie Philosophic] Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople'OUT OUR WAY Free Delivery Call PICKARD'S GROCERY Phone 2013 10M Cb.ickns:uvl>a FOR SALE 4-in.- Concrcte Sewer Tile Concrete Culvert Tile Size 10 in., 3fi in. A. H. WEBB llwy. SI at Slate I'honc nlvthcvillc 7H 1MB KWOHN MM1Y IADS IN THE McKEE FMMY,/ VOU'BE ' CAROL...BUT HOT ONE WITH THE T.W1HS' -—/ UPSET OJ6E IK INVITIN& CALAMITY! Ml ) I HM/NSTOTAXE ABOUT THE TUB8S CLAM J \ A UTER IK ISGKOWIHSiraC )/ >^ PADDY. /S T!y LESSLIE TURNER /ITU PROB&BLV SNfvP LOOSE >'<TOME ON...VJE'EE Nor ' 1 SCON. BUT JiPOCTOS WSHT-/ MISSING IT THIS TIME" •' -TEU' rutf PE CM.UNS I KaiPES.TKb, HA-p ITS BRISKER "T/T~-T = ^2H? TRWM ' \ Slt>E HESQWETEK-THMJ f ^^it , ~-\ i\EHEM;i> www HEMS! mar" •i >'.', By . R. WiUi THIS IS MO FOOLIW-- THIS IS REAL.' TH' VC>L) TWO DASH IM AW OUT OF THERE I'M SAFER OM Tn' FIELD CARRVIW B-\LL THAW I AM MERE WITH THIS ROAST. 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