People: People, Feb. 2, 1948

Avak, dark-bearded faith healer who arrived noisily in California from Iran last May, arrived in Florida from California and quickly endeared himself to the Chamber of Commerce. California's wild parties and light-mindedness, announced Avak, were not conducive to faith healing —and neither was the climate.

Sir Thomas Beecham, white-bearded British conductor who likes to distribute pieces of his mind, arrived in Manhattan with Lady Beecham. He was as generous as ever. Sir Thomas, 68, on Italy's eight-year-old Conductor Ferruccio Burco, who had arrived for a U.S. tour a few days before: "Who is...

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