Rejection of Bequest Follows Eli Editorial
Apparently overcome with the logic of a Yale Daily News editorial advocating a one hundred percent inheritance tax, an Eli senior has renounced a $350,000 legacy left to him by his father.
The student, Eugene F. Suter, Jr., claims that he had "two hands and a head of his own," and wants to stand on his own feet.
In a petition filed with Surrogate William T. Collins in a New York court, Suter contended that he is a member of the Young Peoples Socialist League, and does not want the money for "moral and political reasons."
Perhaps ignorant of the Yale Daily News' stand and in defiance of Suter's wishes, lawyers for the will's trustees and for his relatives stoutly contended that the Eli senior has no right to renounce the money.