HEIRESS OF THE MALTED MILK FORTUNE CHICAGO ILL 7251938
the-Fan-steel HEIRESSES AND OTHER NOTABLES. Readers who have been following the stories from Racine, Wis., and Toronto after the death of Maybelle Horlick Sidley probably have be come aware that Mrs. Sidley was the malted milk heiress. There may be some mysteries yet to be uncovered or explained, but of one thing there can be no possible doubt. Mrs. Sidley was the malted milk heiress. Recently the domestic affairs of the Countess Haugwitz-Reventlow Haugwitz-Reventlow Haugwitz-Reventlow occupied the attention of London police courts and, as usual, she was identified for the readers as the 5 and 10 heiress. We also have had the tin plate heiress whose matrimonial experience was with the royal family of Greece. These distinctions may be persistently annoying, but it must be conceded that they are democratic. It is probably not the democracy of the proletariat, but it is at least that of the industrial bourgeoisie. It is truer of progress here in the United States than elsewhere that we went from status to contract. Less here than elsewhere is a person person born to be of a certain condition. He makes the condition for himself. A status is frequently best defined by a title, which has advantages, as for instance, the Count Court Haugwitz-Reventlow. Haugwitz-Reventlow. Haugwitz-Reventlow. Haugwitz-Reventlow. Denmark produced the count. We produced produced the 5 and 10 heiress, and that is a more definitive tag than " count " because it indicates specifically how the distinction was obtained, whereas counts require genealogists, Burke's Peerage, and the Almanach de Gotha. America, short on status, feels the need of convenient convenient descriptive appellations which will distinguish distinguish a personality, principally for news purposes. purposes. Being constitutionally, in every sense of the word, opposed to titles of nobility, we have sought locutions which would be pertinent to our democratic ideology and consistent with the general general tenor of our ways. Consequently we have the malted milk heiress, the 5 and 10 countess, the coco-cola coco-cola coco-cola king, the bromo-seltzer bromo-seltzer bromo-seltzer widow, and, in a less descriptive manner, such persons as the prominent clubman, the wealthy playboy, the man about town, the well known frequenter of the night clubs, the Broadway favorite, and here, in Chicago, the man well known on the Rialto, meaning any one who has leaned up against the buildings in Randolph street. We had also the captains of industry, and have now the prominent tycoons, which, by the way, is an annoying adaptation borrowed from the Japanese. In certain southern sections of the country, mostly along the Atlantic seaboard, there probably still exist representatives of the first families of Virginia, the F. F. V and there may even be some remnants of the Massachusetts Massachusetts codfish aristocracy. The malted milk heiress heiress is an illustration of our search for distinctive distinctive and descriptive handles in a land which is almost entirely deprived of status.