People: People, Jul. 13, 1942

Worldly Goods.

Edsel Ford, president of the company that has turned out some 30,000,000 cars, decided to turn in his coupe for a new sedan. He is now awaiting permission from his local rationing board.

Governor Herbert Lehman of New York gave up tennis for the duration, added his tennis shoes to the family's scrap-rubber contribution. Also surrendered: the gubernatorial mansion's front door mat, a tire, a length of hose, galoshes, Mrs. Lehman's rain cape.

After less than a year's ownership and rare visits to it, Torchsinger Gertrude Niesen's parents sold the fabulous marble villa...

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