People, May 20, 1940

Bearded British Maestro Sir Thomas Beecham and ex-German ex-Auto Tycoon Fritz von Opel (recently detained 16 days by the British at Gibraltar) landed in Manhattan from the same ship, each stating his belief that England's chances of victory seemed slim at the moment. Lamented Sir Thomas: "The fact is we've been a feebly governed people for the last ten years."

Restaurateur George Rector, 61, whose fillet of sole a la Marguery was worshiped by Manhattan gourmets at the turn of the century, acted as a judge in a Boy Scout cooking contest, registered exquisite anticipation when handed the winning dish—a plate of...

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