People, Feb. 28, 1938

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

At the age of two, Publisher-Athlete Bernarr Macfadden fell into a tub of scalding water. Last week, a strong man of 69, he was in again, being sued for $100,000 alienation of affections by a doughnut maker named Satir C. Adams. Mrs. Adams, a Missouri masseuse, testified to the intimacy, said she had enjoyed Mr. Macfadden's hikes, talks about nature, money and "technique." Said she: "I was honored." Despite Mrs. Adams' admissions, Mr. Adams lost his suit.

Addressing students of Temple University, Mrs. Ruth Bryan...

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