People: Words, Words

Sinclair Lewis defined a "lady" as "a woman so incompetent as to have to take refuge in a secluded class like kings and idiots who have to be treated with special kindness because they can't take it."

Private John Edward Lawton, first inductee under the Selective Service Act, looked back over his year's training, concluded: "Army life is all right . . . but I don't think I'm exactly cut out for it. . . ."

William Henry ("Alfalfa Bill") Murray turned 72, foreseeing inflation, advised city folk to get rid of their paper money, move to the country, can fruit and vegetables,...

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