People: May 28, 1965

For shame, Scotland Yard! Nobody in England ought to be able to get away with kidnaping toffs, and they certainly shouldn't be able to keep the victim stashed away for four whole years. The caper involved the Dulce of Wellington, stolen by a slick artnaper from London's National Gallery in 1961 just after the British government had spent $392,000 to buy the Goya masterpiece back from U.S. Oilman Charles B. Wrightsman. While sleuths looked high and low, the thief sent ransom notes, first demanding full value, then offering to settle for $140,000. "When the...

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