People, Jul. 10, 1939

Said Vegetarian George Bernard Shaw, 82: "When I am dead my funeral will be followed by herds of oxen, sheep, swine, flocks of poultry, and a small traveling menagerie of live fish, all wearing white scarves in honour of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures."

Twenty-one years ago a red-headed giant from the Tennessee mountains named Alvin Cullum York singlehanded killed 20 German soldiers, captured 132 more with a squad of seven men, returned to rugged Fentress County as No. 1 U. S. war hero. Last week Sergeant York, fat,...

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