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SIDELIGHTS OF THE WEEK

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MYSTERY: The United States mints put into circulation last Fall a new nickel, the Jefferson. So quickly did it disappear that rumor held the new design had been withdrawn. Rumor was denied; coinage continued, but the Jefferson nickel has remained a rarity. Last week Washington Announced that 66,469,400 had been put into circulation.

SHORTENEND: "Just call me Der Fuehrer" was in essence the word of Adolf Hitler last week when he dropped the title Reich Chancellor. The official explanation state: "The title of Chancellor gave Hitler an air of being a fuctionary or politician, whereas he is the beloved leader of his people."

MEMORIAL: Northerners and Southerners gathered last week in the garden of the Florida Exhibit at the New York World's Fair. On the seventy-sixth anniversary of [[image right]] the Battle of Gettysburg they had come to honor James Longstreet, Confederate general and Lee's lieutenant in battle. Though some experts have maintained that it was Longstreet's reluctance to follow Lee's orders that made Confederate disaster almost a certainty at Gettysburg, this controversy was forgotten at the Fair. Instead the general's services to the South and his association with Lee were recalled and extolled.
Present at the exercises was Mrs. Helen D. Longstreet, the general's widow. Today 81, she was a child at the time of Gettysburg. The general married her in 1897, when he was 76. In her later years she has done much to keep alive her husband's memory, which is officially the charge of the Longstreet Memorial Association. That body has placed a collection of Confederate relics in the Florida exhibit. Prominent there is a portrait of Longstreet, the man Lee once called, "my old war horse." 

ON LOCATION: A company of English players was in Denmark last week to put on Shakespear's "Hamlet." They played - in accordance with Summer custom - i the couryard of Elsinore, the historic castle that Shakespease, disregarding history, associated with Prince Hamlet. John Gielgud took the lead, while outside the castle a guard 
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paced up and down the rampart traditionally frequented by Hamlet's father's ghost.

NEW HIGH: At Elmira, N.Y., last week the air was filled with gliders - motorless palces that, taking advantage of air currents, often soar to great heights and {[image left]] for long distances. A soaring meet was in progress. First place for altitude went to Naval Lieutenant Robert M. Stanley. He took off, soared to 8,000 feet, then as instruments bore witness, to 17,264 feet above his takeoff. At that point-a new high for American gliding - his instruments froze, but he continued to glide for a couple of hours, covering about a hundred miles before landing.
Lieutenant Stanley - he is attached to the base at Pensacola - thus broke his own and the previous American record of 13,400 feet made earlier in the Elmire meet. Already he had distinguished himself as a skillful soarer. He was the first American to hold the Golden C, an award to pilots who, among other achievements, can list distance flighs of over 186.4 miles and altitude flights of over 9,840 feet.

FOR SPORT: When the Queen Mary dropped down the North River last week, bound for England, she had on board J.P. Morgan, 71-year-old banker. He was off [[image left]] for his annual visit to ivy-covered Gannochy Lodge in Scotland and the grouse-hunting that starts next month. The lodge, close by Glamis Castle, home of Queen Elizabeth's father, and not far from Balmoral, royal residence in Scotland, has often sheltered King George. For several years the Sovereign has opened the grouse-shooting season as a guest of Morgan.
Before sailing last week Mr. Morgan admitted he had some doubts about this year's season. "It depends," he said, "a little on war." He elaborated thus: "If they start war, certainly my shooting will be interrupted, because everybody would rush off to do what they'd have to do and I wouldn't have anybody with me." 
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two columns [[image 1: photo of Helen D. Longstreet in a flowered straw hat]] [[image 2: photo of Robert M. Stanley]] [[image 3: photo of J.P. Morgan]]

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