People: Oct. 8, 1928

"Names make news." Last week the following names made the following news:

Georges Clemenceau, spirited and robust, spent his 87th birthday frustrating eager newsmen. "Journalists now give their opinions to the public," he said, "rather than ask the public for theirs. I belong to the great public. Once I knew how to talk, now I have learned silence. Let me interpret my own silence."

Christy Mathewson Jr., son of the late famed baseball pitcher who had a million friends and only one enemy (tuberculosis), was appointed last week a cadet in the U. S....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!