People, Dec. 9, 1940

In Cairo, on his way to become Byron Professor of English Literature at the University of Athens, arrived fox-chasing, 62-year-old, Anglo-Irish Poet-Playwright Lord Dunsany.

Playing his last game of professional football for the Philadelphia Eagles, fighting little Davey O'Brien (weight 151 lb.) not only bounced intact out of every tackle but set a new record by throwing 33 successful forward passes. Then he hung up his jersey, prepared to go to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The bulletin of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors warmly quoted the report of "Mr. Jesse...

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