People, Aug. 8, 1932

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

The hopes of nearly 1,800 claimants to share in the $30,000,000 estate of the late Ella Virginia von Echtzel Wendel, eccentric Manhattan spinster (TIME, April 6, 1931 et ante) went glimmering when Surrogate James A. Foley took steps to strike from the list all but 27 who claim fifth-degree (or closer) relationship. Of these 27 the fifth-degree relationship of nine has been conceded by the estate. Five of the nine sold their interests to 14 charitable institutions named as...

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