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Two East Side bars and restaurants each received $6,000 in the will of Douglas Stewart McKelvy, a millionaire Yale graduate [class of 1953], who inherited his wealth. He died in Barbados of liver complications, and in a will probated in New York Surrogate's Court, he said:

"I direct my executors to distribute the sum of $12,000 in equal shares among such of the following establishments as shall be in existence at the time of my death. . . . Such sums shall be used by said establishments to defray the cost of liquid refreshments for their patrons until such sums shall be... Login to read more
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