People, Oct. 17, 1938

Captain Edward Vernon ("Eddie") Rickenbacker, U. S. World War "Ace of Aces," named "the greatest living human being." His choice (for averting another World War): Neville Chamberlain. Meanwhile, Princeton University's 674 freshmen, by a one-vote margin over Adolf Hitler, chose the same man for the same title.

In Milan, Italy, the Sultan of Sumatra made a tour of haberdashers' shops, bought 700 neckties to take home to friends.

Back to the U. S. the Swedish liner Kungsholm brought Greta Louvisa Gustafsson, alias Garbo. More approachable than usual, after her summer in Europe with Leopold...

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