People, Aug. 15, 1960

Thailand's ex-Premier P. Pibulsonggram, 63, onetime dictatorial Thai field marshal who was booted from power in 1957, was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Bodh Gaya, India. Father of six grown children, Pibulsonggram took an oath of celibacy before a golden image of Buddha. In keeping with Buddhist doctrine, he was not required to divorce his devoted wife, Mme. La-iad, a renowned feminist.

The Chicago Sun-Times' wandering Newshen Glenna Syse spent 39 minutes with Author James Thurber, left with the conviction that he is "the funniest man alive." In an epigrammatic mood, Thurber...

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