People, Apr. 29, 1940

On her way to a student conference at Colgate University (Hamilton, N. Y.), Kathryn Lewis, daughter of C. I. O. Leader John L. Lewis, missed her train in Manhattan. Result: she was not aboard the Lake Shore Limited when it was wrecked at Little Falls, N. Y., killing 30 people, injuring an estimated 65.

Baltimore's sage, H. L. Mencken, coined a new term for strip-tease artistes: ecdysiasts—from Greek ekdysis; a getting out; ecdysis (in zoology): the act of molting.

Hedy Lamarr's first husband, Austrian Munitions Tycoon Fritz Mandl, now an exile, concluded a visit...

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