GREAT BRITAIN: Honors by Hand

Nearly 1,000 Britons heard last New Year's Day that their King had honored them with baronetcies, knighthoods, stars and assorted ribbons. But as George V honors comparatively few such with his own hand, most of the 1,000 got theirs only in the mail. Last week a hand-picked trio stood before the King in Buckingham Palace to get their honors in person. Chosen were two new knights, the S. S. Berengaria's Commander Edgar Britton and Actor Cedric Webster Hardwicke. The King's third choice was one William Goff, 16, a Cheshire farmhand. On the lapel of...

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