People: Debits & Credits

Admiral William F. Halsey, whose foot and mouth seem to have a dreadful affinity, appeared to be stuck for life with his equestrian boast (that he would ride the Emperor's white horse down the streets of Tokyo): he got a white wooden mount in Manhattan from members of the Military Order of the World Wars. Day before, Gossipist Leonard Lyons quoted his latest blurt, apropos the atomic bomb—that he would have preferred to lick Japan without it, conceded that it "did one good thing, though. It meant 100,000 dead Japs we'll never have to worry about."

Joe E. Brown, canyon-mouthed cine-comic, followed...

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