Harvard Primps for ‘putzy’; ‘crimson’ Yodels for Ll.d.
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Harvard Primps for ‘putzy’; ‘crimson’ Yodels for Ll.d.

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Alma Mater Harvard will take to her bosom Ernst F. S. “Putzy” Hanfstaengl and two other busts Hitler’s gentleman nurse is bringing with him, university spokesmen indicated today, speaking straight from the chest.

The other busts are sculptured portraits of Arthur Schopenhauer, Germany’s gloomy philosopher, which “Putzy” has earmarked for the university philosophy department, and Christopher Willabald Ritter von Gluck, music composer, which he hopes to see placed on display in the golden chapel of the Harvard Music School.

Still another bust is included among the baggage of Hitler’s piano-stroking bachelor companion and trusted lieutenant. It is a portrait of President von Hindenburg, and “Putzy” plans to offer it to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., which probably will not accept it.

But Harvard officials have made it clear that they do not intend that Hanfstaengl’s attendance at the twenty-fifth anniversary reunion of his class shall be a “bust”

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