People, Dec. 21, 1931

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

Dirk von Punessen, 24, son of Holland's Baron Henri von Duesseldorf Punessen, titled "King Scout" six years ago when he organized the Boy Scout troops of Europe, attended a Scout meeting in Milwaukee. Attempting to force a bullet into a pistol, he braced the muzzle against his stomach and pushed the cartridge base against a projection on the wall. The cartridge exploded, critically wounding King Scout Punessen.

At a Baltimore relief ball Baritone Lawrence Tibbett sang "Cuban Love Song" from his latest cinema, got...

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