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ARISTOCRATS SEEK JOBS
Britain's Landed Gentry ,
Fast Disappearing Under
Heavy Taxation Burden
By DeWITT MacKENZIE
AP Foreign Attain Analyst
The disappearance of England'! landed aristocracy through
heavy taxation continues apace, and this economic reveloution is
no respecter ol persons.
Among the latest victims Is King George's own nephew, the
young Earl of Harewood, son of Princess Mary (the princess royal)
and the sixth Earl of Harewood, who died in 1947. The present
26-year-old Earl Inherited an estate valued at $2,196,480 and this
has been taxed $728,072.
It's the earl's hard luck that
much of his inheritance consisted
of an ancestral estate of 24,000
acres on which live hundreds of
tenant farmers. In order to raise
the cash to meet his taxes he must
sell much of his property, which
has been in the family for genera
tions. Afore than incidentally this
presumably deprives him of d
The earl's predicament is that
experienced by so many others
of this class of society. In the
case where property changes
hands three or four times quick
ly, the estate may be virtually
This of course means that the
day of the crimson-coated squire
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riding to hounds with a "tally
ho" across his rolling acres is just
about ended. Thus Britain is los
ing one of its most cherished
The red coats are being hung
away, and the owners are trudg
ing to jobs in office or shop, even
as you and I.
It's an ironic twist of fate that
only as far back as 1922, when
the present earl's father married
the princess royal, the Harewood
fortune was huge. Not to put too
fine a poine on the matter, it had
to be in order to support the
king's daughter in the manner to
which she was accustomed.
The Viscount Harewood, who
succeeded his father in the earl
dom in 1929, was hand-picked as
suitor of the young princess. He
was 40 years old, of impeccable
reputation, a grenadier guards
man, a thrice wounded veteran of
the World war, and with con
siderable experience in diplomacy.
And, as I recall it, he inherited
a vast fortune from an uncle,
apart from the family, estate.
What a wedding that was. I
was stationed in London at that
time with the A. P., and It was my
good fortune to attend the cere
mony in Westminster Abbey. The
American public, devoured the
story and reporters poured a tor
rent of words across the Atlantic.
For weeks before the wedding
the press on both sides of the
ocean was full of details about
the forthcoming event.
One assumes from the size of
the estate left to the present earl
of Harewood that his father spent
a foreune in maintaining his pn
sition, the elder since was reputed
to have had much more than he
handed on to his heir. That of
course is understandable, for the
expenses of royalty are heavy.
However, the current holder
of the title isn't doing so badly.
It's tough to lose so much of his
ancestral estate, but If my mathe
matics are right he still had
close to the equivalent of a milion
and a half dollars in property. A
feller can squeeze along on that
for a while.
He's more fortunate than a
good many others. A lot of the
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Grand Jury Action
In Maragon Case
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. UP
A federal grand jury's decision
on whether to indict dapper John
Maragon, who once had easy ac
cess to the White House, was
locked in secrecy today until ear
ly next month.
The Jury reached a verdict late
yesterday after questioning 11
witnesses and examining charges
that Maragon lied to Senate in
vestigators. But what the panel
decided won't be- announced un
til it hands down all its decisions,
probably Jan. 3.
Maragon is a one-time shoo
shine boy who came to know
many government officials well
enough to call them by their first
names. One of his friends is Maj.
Gen. Harry Vaughan, President
Truman's military aide.
Maragon's name popped Into
the headlines last summer when
a Senate committee looked into
the activities of so-called "five
percenters" men who for a fee,
often five per cent, helped others
get government contracts.
There is nothing illegal about
that. But it developed that Mara
gon's behind-closed-doors testi
mony to the committee conflicted
with the public testimony other
witnesses gave later.
Maragon, for example, swore
he never was paid anything by
anyone for doing business with
the government Other witnesses
testified under oath that he had
been paid for such services.
Committee members then said
there was a "clear cut case of
perjury" against Maragon. Thev
asked the Justice department to
look into It.
The matter reached the grand
Births at Mercy Hospital
NELSON To Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne E. Nelson, Idleyld Park,
Dec. 16, a son. Greuory Wayne:
weight nine pounds twelve ounces.
MATHIS To Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward Mathls, route 1, Roseburg,
Dec. 16, a daughter, Jackie Marie,
weight six pounds one-half ounce.
Modern turkeys mature in sev
en months although a couple of
generations ago nine months
jury yesterday, arid the panel
questioned several witnesses who
had appeared earlier at the Cap
itol. They told newsmen they had,
for the most part, repeated testi
mony they gave the committee.
Conviclon on a perjury charge
carries with it a possible penalty
of two to 10 years in jail on each
count of an indictment.
When Maragon went before the
Senate committee at a public ses
sion he refused to answer most
questions on the ground that he
might tend to incriminate him
self. He was not called before
the grand jury.
Public Hearing On
Angling Rules To
Be Held On Jan. 13
Charles A. Lockwood, Oregon
state game director, calls atten
tion to the fact that the annual
public hearing concerning angling
regulations for 1930 will be held
in the Portland office of the Ore
gon State Game commission at
10:00 a.m. January 13. The public
Is invited to attend this hearing,
and anyone having suggestions to
maKe concerning the new angling
regulations will be heard at that
time. Representatives of organi
zations and individuals will be
heard. - Those organizations not
able to send a representative and
individuals not able to attend
should send in their recommenda-
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landed aristocracy are so close to
broke that they are making their
livings In all sorts of jobs, many
involving manual labor. They are
the shadows of a fast disappear
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After the , public hearing the
Game commission will set tenta
tive regulations for the coming
year. These will be announced,
and after a two-week interval,
the commission will reconvene,
make any changes deemed neces
sary, and set the final angling
regulations for the year 1950.
In the United States, 87 per
cent of the farmers have automo
biles and 36.1 percent have
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PENDLETON, Dec. 21 JP
Ward Lewis . Mitchell, 48, Ft.
Smith, Ark., was sentenced here
to five years In the state peni
tentiary .for burglary.
He was caught early this fall
prowling the home of Police Chief
Charles Lemons. The chief's son
next door called police after re
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