People, Dec. 15, 1952

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

British humorist and onetime M.P. Sir Alan P. Herbert, who recently wrote letters to editors suggesting that harsher punishment should fit the crime of burglary, interviewed a prospective cook who told him that she was not only adept in the kitchen but was most interested in re-reading some of his books. He hired her. After serving one meal, she left, taking with her A.P.'s family silver. Said the police later: the cook, better known as "Mary Jane," had a record of bilking some 50 other households in much the same way. Said...

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