People, Jul. 4, 1938

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

In Lake Placid, N. Y., at a celebration of his 97th birthday, Negro Lyman Epps stood up, quavered "Blow Ye the Trumpets, Blow.'' Nonagenarian Epps remembered that he had sung the same song at John Brown's funeral in 1859.

On a muggy London day, Sir Patrick Hastings, distinguished British barrister, was arguing a case before a House of Lords committee. Urged by the chairman to remove his uncomfortable wig, he declined with dignity, explained: "It gives me confidence."

Helen ("Piddle") and Cornelia ("Tobe") Storm, believed...

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