GERMANY: Poultney on Wilhelm

Two old men who played together occasionally as lads and have both retired to chop wood for amusement are Wilhelm II, 67, and Poultney Bigelow, 71, eccentric U. S. journalist-lecturer. While the onetime Kaiser fells a modest cord or two each year in Doorn, Mr. Bigelow is indefatigable as a log and kindling splitter at his 120-year-old rustic abode, "Bigelow Homestead," in Malden-on-Hudson, N. Y. (TIME, Feb. 22). Time was when his father, John Bigelow, was U. S. Ambassador at Paris; and young Poultney is said to have paddled the first...

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