People: Just Deserts

It was indeed an honor. J. Edgar Hoover and Byron Price were offered honorary knighthoods by George VI for their wartime services—Hoover as FBI chief, Price as Director of Censorship. Price could now call himself an Honorary Knight Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.*

General Douglas MacArthur became a 33rd degree Mason.

Mayor William O'Dwyer of New York offered — and accepted — the position Grand Marshal in the St. Patrick's Day in San Francisco next March 14. San Francisco was going to parade on the day...

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