NOTES

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

1. Herbert Aptheker, The World of C. Wright Mills, Marzani & Munsell, Inc., N.Y., 1960, p. 17.

2. New York Times, June 3, 1966; 53:5; June 8, 1966; 66:4; June 10, 1966; 70:2; and December 30, 1966; 38:4.

3. Federal Reserve Board and Bureau of the Census, Survey of Financial Characteristics of Consumers, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August, 1966, pp. 148, 151. Library of Congress Catalog Number 66-61695.

4. U.S. News and World Report, October 11, 1965, p. 119.

5. America's Sixty Families took as indication of really heavy money the figure of $30 million projected by names from 1924 tax returns. While amounts below that level were not construed as pittances, only sixty families appeared to exceed it. In all, it was estimated that there were 500 significantly wealthy families in the country; this figure, allowing for slippages and newcomers, I believe to be still fairly correct although Robert L. Heilbroner in his brilliant The Limits of American Capitalism places the figure at 200 to 300 families (p. 26). Top wealthholders, owing to preemption of position, do not increase proportionately with either population growth or economic expansion. But even if one were wrong by a 50-per cent underestimation and top wealthholders numbered 1,000 families, or even 2,000, how significant would the higher figure be in a population of 200 million?

6. Mencken, p. 1277.

7. Ibid.

8. Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, Fiftieth Annual Report of the Dean, That the People Shall Know, 1963, p. 13.

9. See H. A. du Pont, The Early Generations of the Du Pont and Allied Families, National Americana Society, N.Y., 1923, two volumes; and Genealogy of the Du Pont Family, 1739-1949, copyright by Pierre S. du Pont, Wilmington, Delaware, 1949, two volumes. The latter publication is in loose-leaf and is added to from time to time in copies available in major public libraries.

10. Pierre S. du Pont copyright, p. iv.

11. H. A. du Pont, pp. 8-9.

12. Pierre S. du Pont copyright, Charts 72 and 88b. See the index for all Du Ponts, including the large number, fully authentic, who do not bear the family name.

13. See Richard Carter, The Doctor Business, Doubleday, N.Y., 1958; and Martin L. Gross, The Doctors, Random House, N.Y., 1966.

14. New York Times, January 6, 1967; 18:1-2.