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SWANSON-24a - Gloria ,8wiu»oH in Emporia. . - Five hundred...
Gloria ,8wiu»oH in Emporia. . - Five hundred citizen* ot ««- porla'>aced:up and down the platform platform at the Santa Fe hen» with their heads ].'olt Wednesday noon, with '}' e mercury nearly .90 ;• In the shade, in a perspiring effort to see Gloria Swanson, the movie star. But Gloria, was asleep in bed in her compartment, laise alarms of her appearance went up continually. "She's here," someone someone cried, and the crowd, doubled doubled back,a couple bt cars, only I •/• to flghtils way back again for another another false alarm. Finally Miss Swansou appeared at a. window, four, cars forward. The crowd cheeretl, waddled wearily to the spot flocked around in mute approval, approval, and stared, • llsh-like, • in and seemed embarrassed. Then the five whole minutes. Gloria was overawed by tho silent adoration and eemed embarassed. Then tlie train drew out. •. ti 'Awfully nice of you to come, she said, and tho 'crowd still remained remained mule. : . It was certainly a' "dumb bunch. Alter the train had'gone, tho mob regained its power »I speech, and prattled perspiring, homewards. ''..-.•.• . . Women, ' mostly fashionably dressed, outnumbered the men two to one, and flappers outnumbered outnumbered everybody. But' the men outran the women arid made a brave showing. Hatless sorority girls turned out in foice. and the. athletic stars were prominent. ''J cut school without'excuse for this," said oue athlele. "Oh, I'd rather see Gloria than anybody," a girl remarked. "I don't .know why, but I just would." ' While tho mob was waiting for. Gloria to appear, her husband, M. le Marquis de la. Falaise de la Cou'droye, an ' ordinary looking Frenchman, appeared on the back of the train to talk to the crowd. _A. feeble cheer went up. The crowd was not yel breathless. "We are desolated," said the ilar- quis /'"Gloria" (and he said it with a trill in his voice), Gloria is

Clipped from The Emporia Weekly Gazette, 30 Apr 1925, Thu,  Page

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