Movers & Shakers
For ups & downs, there seemed to be no rollercoaster like the literary life.
In Brooklyn, John Roy Carlson, best-selling I-spyer on suspected subverters (Under Cover, The Plotters), appeared at a police station with head and face bruised. Shortly after he had eyewitnessed a night meeting of the jingo Women for the United States of America, said he, three strangers (male) stopped him on the street, gave him a shellacking, ran away.
In Baltimore, Henry L Mencken, whose beery Christmas Story had been yanked off sale in Canada, was feeling better. A Canadian cinema producer had the rights to Mencken's A...