MANNERS & MORALS: Quality Street


As board chairman of Poetry: a Magazine of Verse, Ellen Borden Stevenson, ex-wife of Adlai Stevenson, functions as deficit sponge and guardian angel to Chicago's spindly poetic colony and to artists in general. So vigorous a patroness is Mrs. Stevenson that no cultural gathering in the city is considered quite legitimate unless she is on hand.

Lots of Gumption. A year ago, when Poetry was turned out of its offices after 40 years, Ellen Stevenson fruitlessly searched Chicago for new quarters. Then one night as she lay awake a solution came...

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