People: People, May 14, 1945

Speaking Up

Lady Astor, the House of Commons' uppity, downright, Virginia-born viscountess, vowed that not even V-E day would wean her from teetotalism: "Sometimes I am tempted, but I do not fall."

Arturo Toscanini, rejecting a "loving appeal" for his return to Milan and its La Scala Opera, broadcast an unminced reply: "I shall be happy to return among you as a citizen of a free Italy, but not as a subject of the degenerate king and the princes of the House of Savoy. ... All the vestiges of a past of ignominy and treachery must disappear."

Fiorello H. LaGuardia, 62, for twelve years...

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