People, Dec. 25, 1939

Radio Comic Fred Allen, having hugely annoyed Philadelphia's Chamber of Commerce by wisecracking about the smallness of a Philadelphia hotel room he once put up in (TIME, Dec. 18), tried to make amends by explaining that times had changed; but that old room, said he, "was so small it had a digest phone book, the calendar on the wall showed only half a day, the ceiling was so low that if you ordered a three-decker sandwich, the waiter brought one deck at a time."

To Manhattan, to supervise her $200,-ooo suit against Disney Productions,...

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