People, Jan. 29, 1940

Hardboiled, often embroiled Elisha Hanson, general counsel for the American Newspaper Publishers Association, is soft on pigeons. Exhibiting home-bred prize pouters in Philadelphia, he remarked: "There are philanderers and wantons among pigeons, but not many. Generally they are ... just a little more loyal to each other than the human race."

At a Manhattan dinner where Author Carl Van Doren gave him a scroll for one of the ten best non-fiction books of the year (Inside Asia), slab-sided Journalist John Gunther announced he had still to learn enough about his native land to...

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