People: Hail & Farewell

Charles ("Lucky") Luciano, unwanted in the U.S. and Cuba and banished from Rome as a criminal threat, arrived at last in his native town of Lercara Friddi, Sicily, only to leave it again for Naples after less than a day's stay and a warm kiss on each cheek from the mayor.

Albert Schweitzer, musician, medico and missionary, sailed for Europe en route to his jungle home, leaving a word of consolation for his sweltering New York hosts: "Don't talk to me about humidity. There's no wind in Africa and sometimes we can see the palm...

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