People, Sep. 4, 1933

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

John Davison Rockefeller Jr., speaking in behalf of NRA, made his first radio address. Before he did, he said: "Speaking into a microphone reminds me of the soulless corporation one hears about. There is no human contact."

To San Francisco reporters, John Wade Gordon, 21, said that he was hitchhiking on a California highway, got picked up by a shiny automobile whizzing by. Occupant of the automobile was Herbert Clark Hoover, who speedily learned that Hitch-hiker Gordon, a jobless mechanic, was a relative of...

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!