People: The Working Class

Mrs. Perle Mesto, promoted from Washington's reigning hostess to U.S. Minister to Luxembourg, sailed off to work with a shipboard farewell from 80 friends, including Mrs. Harry S. Truman and daughter Margaret, Chief Justice and Mrs. Fred M. Vinson and onetime Minister to Denmark Ruth Bryan Rohde. Amid the orchids, champagne and caviar, someone asked: "How does one address you, Mrs. Mesta—as Your Excellency?" Beamed the new diplomatiste: "Just call me Perle!"

On his summer vacation from prep school, Harold Lloyd Jr., 17, got a one-picture job acting for Sam Goldwyn. His role: a non-comic high-school boy. Already working in Hollywood, John...

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