People, Jul. 7, 1958

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

Covering Middle East hot spots through a glass darkly, high-spirited Journalist Randolph Churchill, son of Sir Winston, managed to set a short-tour record (45 minutes) for strife-torn Beirut. Lumbering into the Palm Beach Hotel after curfew, Randy demanded 1) a room, 2) whisky, 3) an explanation from the British embassy's second secretary for not meeting him at the airport. When the secretary explained about curfew, Churchill decided to go higher, hung up with "I'll telephone the ambassador—you're not much use." Hoisting another round, he...

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