People, Jul. 24, 1933

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

To settle a $29,900 delinquent tax bill on 40 acres in Brooklawn, N. J., rich Andrew William Mellon, onetime Secretary of the Treasury, offered 50ยข on the dollar. For a similar bill of $90,000, nearby Belmawr accepted his check for $45,000.

North Tarrytown, N. Y. received a check for $10,000, half the tax due from its largest taxpayer, John Davison Rockefeller Sr. It, was the first time he had failed to pay the taxes on his Pocantico Hills estate in one sum.

Virne Beatrice ("Jackie")...

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