People, Nov. 16, 1931

"Names make news." Last week these names made this news:

Newsmen have acquired a curious habit of writing about Charles Francis Adams, Secretary of the Navy, as having "tears in his eyes." When they filed into his office last week to ask if he had resigned in a quarrel with the President over Navy policy (see p. 13), the dry-eyed Secretary said: "I have not resigned."

A disappointed newshawk: Can we say you banged the desk with your fists when you denied these resignation rumors? The Secretary: Yes—you can say I banged my desk—and you can...

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