Feb. 18, 1944
Tales of the Town
Robert Ripley’s exploiter reports that Ripley is the researcher on it … That Herr Goering’s first name, Herman, came from a Jewish doctor, Herman Eppstein, of Tyrol, Austria … Goering’s father was governor of German East Africa. A widower, who couldn’t take along his infant son — so he boarded him with Dr. Eppstein … The physician raised the boy — sent him through school in Bavaria and paid the tuition until he graduated as a lieutenant … Dr. Eppstein passed on in 1935 … No. 2 Nazi Goering attended the funeral … When he entered the synagogue, he paused at the door and asked if he should wear or remove his hat.
Be sure to read Winchell’s story about an antique dealer’s “lucky candlesticks.”