People, Oct. 1, 1934

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

Onto the stage of a Manhattan theatre walked gruff, chubby George White Rogers, chief radio operator of the T. E. L. Morro Castle, to greet an apathetic audience with: "You people have made a hero out of me. . . ." For his appearances "Sparks" Rogers expected to receive $1,000 a week.

To beg the autograph of Negro Bandmaster Cab Galloway ("ho-de-ho"'), 100 white girls and their tipsy escorts crowded about the platform of Memphis' Casino Ballroom. While they pawed his trousers, grabbed at his...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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