The Press: Poetic Treatment

When four stanzas of rough-hewn verse by Reader Lee James Burt first appeared in the column of Chicago Tribune Sports Editor Arch Ward, they caused no comment. But last week the twelve-year-old verses by the forgotten contributor to "In the Wake of the News" rated a whole column in the Trib's news section, and stories in the opposition papers to boot.

A framed copy of Burt's The Real Victim, a tearful protest against domestic discord, had been hung by Judge Cornelius Harrington just inside his courtroom in the Cook County circuit court. Last week, when a pretty blonde named Lorraine Eliasen, 25,...

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