People, Aug. 3, 1936

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

As Albany's Charter Day parade came to a momentary halt, a moppet in white scampered up to New York's Governor Herbert Henry Lehman, asked: "Will you please sign your name on my pants?" While the crowd gawped, Governor Lehman squiggled his signature across the boy's bottom.

Off from Manhattan for three weeks in Europe, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins was asked if she did not regard the domestic labor situation as critical. Sniffed she: "If I did, I would not be leaving." In Washington, meanwhile,...

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