People, Oct. 2, 1939

George Jessel, radio showman, disclosed a pact between him and James John ("Jimmie") Walker, nimble-witted onetime mayor of New York City, by which the survivor will deliver the other's funeral oration. Showman Jessel has spoken 50 eulogies in the last 15 years. Most memorable one, over the body of Broadway Comedian Jack Osterman last June: "Mr. God, they say you've got a great big heart, so give the boy a great big hand."

Chubby (George) Orson Welles, whose radio play War of the Worlds convinced many Jerseyites that Martians had captured Newark Airport, arrived there on a garbage truck after...

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