People, Jun. 26, 1939

Aged Hackwriter Gilbert Patten, who wrote the once-famed "Frank Merriwell" books, reminisced: "The stories were written in a Victorian age. ... If I did them today, I'd make the characters more natural. Frank used to say, 'You're a great guy.' Now I'd make him say, 'You're a damned fine old bum.' "

Most disgusted man in Harlem last week was Hubert Fauntleroy ("The Black Eagle") Julian, who once trained fliers for Abyssinia's Emperor Haile Selassie. Because he could produce neither plane nor pilot's license (it has expired), the Civil Aeronautics Authority not only...

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