People, May 23, 1938

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

Sing Sing Prison officials let it be known that Gertrude Sheldon Whitney had visited her husband, Richard Whitney, three times since his two-week probation ended on April 26.

Newspapers reported that Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb, prolific humorist and short story writer, was down with writer's cramp in San Francisco, had to stop work on his memoirs. Quizzed further, Humorist Cobb refuted both reports, swore he had never had writer's cramp. His procedure is to write longhand, have a secretary typewrite it, "hoping to hell I...

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