People, Nov. 28, 1932

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

William de Lancey Kountze, 55.

Manhattan socialite, board chairman of Devoe & Raynolds Co. (paints, varnishes), went pheasant hunting with a party of friends near the Mellon-owned Rolling Rock Country Club at Ligonier. Pa. Some birds flushed, the whole party fired. Hunter Kountze, 30 yards in front, received a full charge of no. 6 shot in his stomach, was rushed to a hospital.

Tardy commuting students of the Cheney, Wash. Normal School brought this scribbled excuse:

"Dear Teacher, please excuse Myrtle Baker and her friends...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!