People, Dec. 18, 1939

Making plans for a four-generation family Christmas party, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt resurrected her Yule Rule No. 1: no warlike toys on the family tree. Said she, gloomily: "From the looks of things, I am afraid refraining from warlike toys doesn't do much good."

In London, hairy old British Portraitist Augustus John, incorrigible bohemian, foe of the Royal Academy, glared at an exhibition of landscapes by his daughter, Vivien, then bought another artist's painting in the same show. Asked his opinion of his daughter's work, he snorted: "Rubbish!"

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