People, Jan. 15, 1940

Elected first president of the Harvard Club of Chungking, temporary capital of China, was owl-eyed, moon-faced T. V. Soong ('15), "China's Smartest Banker" and Chiang Kai-shek's brother-in-law.

After a 54-year argument, a Boston, Mass, sculptor, 78-year-old Cyrus E. Dallin. was finally commissioned to cast in bronze a statue of Paul Revere. One of Sculptor Dallin's appeals: Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the ignoble failure of Boston to rear The greatest creation of my long career, The equestrian statue of Paul Revere. A citizens' committee of well-known men Selected my model from...

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