People, Feb. 7, 1938

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

At Manhattan hearings of rival claims of Massachusetts, Texas, Florida and New York for inheritance taxes on the $49,000,000 estate of the late capricious Colonel Edward Rowland Robinson Green (TIME, April 19, et seq.), the following evidence was introduced:

¶ That every Christmas Eve Colonel Green passed in Manhattan for 15 years, he meandered up Fifth Avenue from the old Waldorf-Astoria to Central Park, slipping a $5 gold piece to each policeman he met.

¶ That he wrote a letter in 1924 to the Immanuel Church,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!