People, Nov. 18, 1940

In Ottawa, the Governor General's lady, alert, peppery Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, founded an organization with the aim of aiding Frenchmen living in Britain (onefourth of the Canadian population is French). Her advice to knitters: "Don't forget French feet are smaller. Knit them size 9½ to 10½ instead of the big socks needed for Canadians."

Repelled by "the unbearable moral atmosphere of the European continent," patriarchal Pianist Ignace Jan Paderewski, 80, Poland's first Premier, arrived in the U. S. for the 21st time, announced his present slogan: Help Great Britain Save the...

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