People: Aug. 26, 1929

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was sitting in his garden near Southampton, England, with his family (wife, two sons, a daughter), when flames suddenly burst from the roof of his house. For an hour, local firemen, 100 villagers and the Doyles labored to save books and manuscripts. An old part of the house was consumed, a new addition saved. No Sherlock Holmes was needed to detect the cause: a spark on the old dry roof.

Harry Ford Sinclair, oilman, spending six months in a...

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