People, Oct. 24, 1938

Members of the Oxford Union of Oxford University, "home of lost causes," elected Eduard Benes to honorary membership.

Celebrating what she called her 46th* birthday with a jolly, jampacked jubilee in Los Angeles' Angelus Temple, Evangelist Aimee ("Dear Sister") Semple McPherson romped out in front of her congregation appropriately dressed as a milkmaid, carrying a glistening pail brimful of milk. Pals and paid hands on the stage were treated to drinks. When the pail was empty, Sister Aimee began to sing (see cut), then took up a collection, dumped it in the pail.

Because their humor is "non-Aryan" and therefore not officially...

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