People, May 14, 1934

"Names make news." Last week these tames made this news: John Jacob Astor III, 21, returned to Manhattan in high spirits after an 88-day world tour on which he sailed the day after he was to have married 18-year-old Socialite Eileen Gillespie (TIME, Jan. 29). Said he of his broken engagement: "Miss Gillespie's parents wanted to come on our honeymoon—and that is going pretty far. [ think we probably could have a reconciliation if I had time to think it over. Miss Gillespie's parents took the engagement ring away from her and the last...

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