People, Dec. 17, 1934

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

To the harp plinks of "Just a Song at Twilight," 40 loyal crusaders trooped into a festive Manhattan dining room, burst out: "Happy birthday, dear doctor, happy birthday to you." Beaming across his dinner table on his 80th birthday was silvery, bright-eyed Dr. Charles Giffen Pease, founder-president of the Non-Smokers' Protective League. Bristling enemy of coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolates, meats, drugs, medicines and vaccination. All through the vegetarian banquet which followed, the 40 guests talked of Dr....

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