People, Aug. 2, 1954

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

Eldest U.S. elder statesman, Bernard Baruch, 83, who was first tapped for White House advice (by President Wilson) when Dwight Eisenhower was a first lieutenant, dropped in at the presidential mansion for lunch and came out properly discreet. A reporter, trying a circuitous approach, asked Financier Baruch about the state of the economy. Replied he quickly: "I think I'll keep quiet about that." Then, seeing that such silence might be interpreted as a prophecy of doom, he hastily covered himself: "That doesn't mean I think it's bad." Striding on, Baruch had another...

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