People, Dec. 5, 1932

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

In Bristol, Va., Dr. John Preston Mc Connell, 66, president of East Radford, Va.'s State Teachers College, rose to address some 100 male & female colleagues of Southwestern Virginia, Inc., of which also he is president. Suddenly his trousers dropped, bunched about his knees. Cool, Dr. McConnell pulled them up, declared: "I'm indeed glad this happened. It has put everybody in a good mood."

In Charleston, W. Va., Governor William Gustavus Conley opened the door of the Executive Mansion's furnace, was greeted by a...

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