People, Dec. 3, 1956

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

In his syndicated newspaper column Spires of the Spirit, Dr. Frederick Brown Harris, chaplain of the U.S. Senate, un-petaled himself about flowers and funerals. " 'Please Omit Flowers,' " he wrote, "is a request often issued when arrangements are announced for what is usually called a funeral service . . . Whence comes this incongruous suggestion? Omit flowers—in the Valley of Shadow, when every yearning impulse is struggling vainly to express feelings that are too deep for words! . . . In 'Say it with Flowers' there stretch enchanting vistas of sacramental...

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