To celebrate his homecoming after a four-month tour of Europe, Hearst Columnist Westbrook Pegler last week penned a "Patriotic Pome" for his column. While it failed to prove conclusively either that travel is broadening or that Peg is even a bottom-rung poetaster, it did give him a chance for a rare and sardonic bow to his critics. Excerpts:
Flying across the ocean of beautiful
azure hue It certainly does make you proud of the
Red, the White and Blue . . .
Perhaps, mayhap, you have not heard
how our democracy
Is inculcating millions with ideals both
fine and free . . .
The Communists [were]...