People, Jun. 7, 1954

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

A hardy band of leftists gathered in Manhattan to huzzah for party-lining Singer Paul (Ol' Man River) Robeson, 56, and to protest the State Department travel ban that just keeps him rolling along in the U.S. only. Among the loudly cheered highlights of the rally was a cabled tribute to Robeson from aging (65) Comedian Charlie Chaplin, now in self-exile in Switzerland. A day later, for his "extraordinary service" in behalf of the Kremlin, Chaplin, along with Soviet Composer Dmitry Shostakovich, was awarded a peace prize (value: about $14,000) by...

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