People: Dec. 27, 1926

Had they been interviewed, some people who figured in last week's news might have related certain of their doings as follows:

Sir Thomas Beecham, musician, pill-maker: "Before my forthcoming departure to the U. S. (TIME, Nov. 15) I last week in Belfast reiterated my scornful opinion of the English. Asked for a panacea, I said:

'Extract the brains from the public, pickle them, put them in the Natural History Museum with a strong infusion of monkey gland, stir hard and let simmer for 100 years. Something may emerge from the mixture.'"

Theodore Steinway, piano...

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