Lord Rothschild was having trouble giving away Rushbrooke Hall, the family home near Bury St. Edmunds, England. Two neighborhood councils had already turned down the gift of the 60-room mansion, which has 365 windows in need of washing, would require one ton of coal daily to be heated properly for a school or hospital.
Former Vice President John Nance Garner had no time for dawdling on his 81st birthday in Uvalde, Texas. He spent the day shelling pecans gathered from his own grove, figured the work would net him around $1.50.
In Manhattan, Playwright-Author Robert Sherwood (Idiot's Delight, Roosevelt and Hopkins) drew...