People, Jun. 20, 1932

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

Behind scenes at the Paris Opera Comiqne Conductor Michel Steiman broke his baton in two, announced that he would direct no more operas in which Basso Feodor Chaliapin was performing. During intermission Chaliapin had undertaken to tell Conductor Steiman that he knew nothing about directing opera. Back on the stage, he berated a fellow-singer in such strong Russian that several of his countrymen left the theatre.

In Liberty, Mrs. Florence Jaffray ("Daisy") Harriman, Washington socialite and politician, wrote a list of "Ten Best-Mannered men in...

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