• Short Summary

    SOME TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE -- ALL CLAIMING TO BE HEIRS OF THE 19TH CENTURY MULTI-MILLIONAIRE JEAN-PIERRE MALLET -- YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) ENDED A TWO-DAY MEETING IN FRANCE TO SORT OUT THEIR CLAIMS.

  • Description

    SOME TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE -- ALL CLAIMING TO BE HEIRS OF THE 19TH CENTURY MULTI-MILLIONAIRE JEAN-PIERRE MALLET -- YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) ENDED A TWO-DAY MEETING IN FRANCE TO SORT OUT THEIR CLAIMS. THEIR ANCESTOR, A FRENCHMAN, SAILED FOR NORTH AMERICA EARLY LAST CENTURY AND MADE A FORTUNE ESTIMATED AT 518 MILLION DOLLARS. IT NOW LIES IN A NEW YORK BANK AWAITING DISTRIBUTION -- BUT ONLY WHEN 14,805 WOULD-BE HEIRS CAN AGREE ON THE SHARE-OUT.

    TRYING TO SETTLE THE ISSUE, MALLETS GATHERED AT LIMOGES FROM MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD: BRAZIL, BRITAIN, CHILE, FRANCE, IRAQ, RUSSIA, THAILAND AND YUGOSLAVIA. MUCH OF THEIR TIME WAS SPENT IN PORING OVER COMPLEX GENEALOGICAL CHARTS, SETTING OUT THE "FAMILY TREE" WITH ITS HUNDREDS OF BRANCHES.

    THE WORLD CONGRESS WAS HELD UNDER THE PRESIDENCY OF PRINCESS AYUBI, WIFE OF AN IRAQI PRINCE, AND A GREAT-GRAND-DAUGHTER OF ONE OF JEAN-PIERRE'S SISTERS. SHE TOLD THEM THAT ONE DAY THEY COULD BE AS RICH AS THE ROTHSCHILDS IF ONLY THEY WOULD HELP ONE ANOTHER. AT HER SUGGESTION, THE CONGRESS UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED TO SET UP A CO-OPERATIVE SHOP IN PARIS, OPEN TO MALLETS ALONE AND SELLING GOODS PRODUCED BY MALLETS, INCLUDING FURS, HAMS, CHAMPAGNE AND EVEN COFFINS.

    PRINCESS AYUBI ANNOUNCE THAT SHE HERSELF HAD BOUGHT A MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND WHERE MALLETS COULD ENJOY CUT-PRICE LUXURY HOLIDAYS. ENDING IN A CO-OPERATIVE... AND DETERMINED MOOD, THE CONGRESS ADOPTED THE SLOGAN -- "MALLETS OF THE WORLD UNITE".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA77DSGZWWCDHZTRVG15X5MREMM
    Media URN:
    VLVA77DSGZWWCDHZTRVG15X5MREMM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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