People, Apr. 1, 1940

Into a San Francisco barbershop marched Herbert Hoover's friend & aide Ben Shannon Allen, cried: "Have to have a haircut before noon. I'm in a hurry." Said The Customer Ahead of him: "You can have my place." "Do you know who that was?" asked the cashier as Allen paid his bill. "He looks familiar," said Allen. Said the cashier: "He is Harold Ickes."

Cleveland's Russian-born Telephone Diplomat Abraham ("Abe") Pickus, maker of expensive long-distance calls to foreign statesmen on behalf of peace, cabled to Joseph Stalin: "GET WISE TO YOURSELF. TELL THE WORLD THAT...

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