People, Apr. 11, 1938

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

In Hannibal, Mo., Christopher Morley, author, and Carter Davidson, president of Knox College, visited Mark Twain's boyhood home, found some unpainted pickets on a fence between the house and the Mark Twain Museum, rolled up their sleeves, white-washed the fence.

In Merion, Pa. last week, baldish, 62-year-old Josef Hofmann, famed concert pianist, father of a 17-month-old son, grinned when a reporter asked his opinion of 55-year-old Conductor Leopold Stokowski and Greta Garbo. Said Pianist Hofmann: "I think they make a good couple. . ....

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