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People, Mar. 8, 1937

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“Names make news.” Last week these names made this news:

As supreme chief of the Order of the Quetzal, President Jorge Ubico of Guatemala awarded the Order’s Grand Cross to King Victor Emanuel III of Italy, Premier Benito Mussolini, Presidents Albert Lebrun of France, Lin Sen of China, Maxmiliano Martinez of El Salvador, Tiburcio Carias Andino of Honduras, Leon Cortes of Costa Rica, Alfonso Lopez of Colombia, Anastasio Somoza of Nicaragua and Stenio Vincent of Haiti “for personal merits and friendship to Guatemala.”

Ettie Rheiner Garner, wife of the Vice President, suffered a severe attack of indigestion in Washington.

From his Sewickley, Pa. estate, where he shoots clay pigeons with the Mellons, holds a big invitation pistol tournament every year and plays by ear on his $75,000 organ, President Thomas Atterbury McGinley of Duff-Norton Manufacturing Co. inaugurated a weekly nationwide organ and variety radio program to advertise the jacks he makes for heavy industry. Title: “The House That Jacks Built.” Mr. McGinley composed the theme song, At Sunset. Mrs. McGinley wrote the lyrics :

Away on the hilltop the sun sets in the west,

We’ll be together we two.

Roaming through woodland carefree and happy.

We’ll have a rendezvous.

In fair or stormy weather,

We, two, we’ll strive together

As we watch our dreams come true.

Off to Spain sailed Novelist Ernest Hemingway to cover the Loyalists’ side of the fighting for North American Newspaper Alliance, and Matador Sidney Franklin of Brooklyn to fight bulls.

In the visitors’ book at the Harvard Institute of Geographical Exploration, a visitor wrote his address as “17 Quincy Street,” described the purpose of his visit “to laern more knolgege.” He signed himself Theodore Richards Conant, 10-year-old son of Harvard’s president.

Tacoma Lumberman John Philip Weyerhaeuser, whose 10-year-old son George was safely ransomed from kidnappers for $200,000 in May, 1935, established at Seattle’s Children’s Orthopedic Hospital an endowment in memory of 10-year-old Charles Mattson of Tacoma, murdered by a kidnapper two months ago (TIME, Jan. 11). George and Charles used to play together.

At Union City, Tenn. a gaunt man staggered into an all-night café to get a bowl of chili, was jailed for drunkenness. Bailed out next afternoon he was found to be Methodist William Gilbert Gaston, field secretary of the Tennessee Anti-Saloon League. Leaguer Gaston objected that he had been framed by Wets, protested: “I would rather be dead than have such a thing occur.” Militant Methodist Bishop Horace Mellard Dubose, the Tennessee League’s president, regretfully proclaimed : “There is nothing we can do but sever him from the League. . . . The terrible curse of liquor . . . may lay its hands on any man.”

In London, Western Clock Co., makers of Big Ben alarm clocks, of La Salle, Ill., was enjoined from advertising its products in Britain as “made by makers of Big Ben” upon the complaint the of E. Dent & Co., Ltd., which made famed Big Ben atop the Houses of Parliament, named upon completion in 1858 for Commissioner of Works Sir Benjamin Hall.

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