People, may 20, 1957

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

New York State's Daughters of the American Revolution took New York City officials to task for abbreviating the name of George Washington on highway signs leading to the 3,500-ft. trans-Hudson suspension bridge that is his namesake. Infuriated by such bridge guides as "Geo. Washington," "George Wash." and "Geo. Wash.." the D.A.R. snapped, somewhat raffishly: "After all, he was the first President and all—and we'd like the works!"

In a specially equipped operating room at Buckingham Palace, Prince Charles, 8. had his tonsils and adenoids...

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