People: People, Apr. 9, 1945

Time for a Change

Helen Traubel, Brünnhildean prima donna, was presented with a seven-year-old white stallion, White Ghost, by Circus Czar Robert Ringling, promptly cast him as "Grane" in the Metropolitan Opera's Götterdämmerung. The horse, a professional dancer, found nothing in Wagner to make him kick up his heels.

Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of New York and 1944 GOPresidential nominee, became a full-fledged farmer. The tenant-operator of "Dapplemere," his Pawling, N.Y. country place, sold the Governor all his stock and equipment, including 80 head of cattle.

The Strenuous Life

Leo McCarey, handsome, Irish writer-director...

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