People, May 11, 1931

"Names make news." Last week the following names made the following news:

The Dalai Lama ordered an automobile and a Chinese chauffeur. To get it from Darjeeling to Lhasa, corps of coolies, 30 strong, were stationed along the mountain passes, where no roads exist, to carry the car when it could not be driven. Now other Tibetans can buy "devil wagons" without sacrilege.

It was rumored that Cornelius Van— derbilt Jr., unsuccessful publisher of the Miami Tab, the Los Angeles News and the San Francisco Herald, had been offered the position of editor of Liberty...

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