The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 8, 1932 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 8, 1932
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1932 BUTIIEVILLR, (AUK.) COU1URU NKWS PAGE THREE L FILED ID MIKE WE Young Actress Became Mrs. Samuel Insull Lavished Riches to Gratify Her \Vhim for Theatrics! Comeback. KlIlTOlfS NOTE: This is the fcvilli tiorv in a series nt six on Samuel Insnll, "the world's great- i"! failure." IiV ROHEHT TAU.EV NEA Service Writer Com'i-i«hl.. 1932. NEA Service, Inc. CHICAGO, Oct. 8. — The keen brain of Samuel Insull built a $4.- POO.OOO.OOO public utilities empire, hi't h^ fall"d when he ntl?mptcd to bring about' his wife's comeback PS nn acre's after her 2G- X'Lir absence from the stage. Tlml venture, before it folde:! nn several veais ago. is said to have ens'- Insult nt least S2CO.OOO jlut this story, which has to do with Samuel Insult's romance, really begins in the 90's. In the same year that Dcwoy ' tt-.ivhl llw bnlllc of Manila Bav, a 'Slniry-cvcd and raven-haired votme inecnnc. whose statue name was Ola'lvs v/allis and whon; real p«me was Marv Baird, nlayed at Chic°o's old JtfcVickers Theater in William Crane's production of'The Senate-.." In the audience one evening was Samuel Insull, th? un-and-coming young president of the stni?gllns Chicago Edison Company, who had rbme to Chicago a few years before to bccM'n his career as a utilities operator. Young Insull, 36. ad- mirod the beautiful Gladys Wallis, who was still in her 'teens. Later, they met at a dinner parly and two years afterwards— on May 23. 1899—they were married. She retired from the stage. * 9 * Twcntv-Rix years rolled by. years in which Samuel Tnsull's wealth and nower soared with increasing .sliced and made him one of the richest nnrt most powerful figures in Chicago. Mrs. Insnll was a leader iu society, mistress of a luxurious apartment on 'Chicago's "Gold Coast" and of a magnificent country estate with a $125.000 man- In Hie cvriiiiiu gown and expensive fur <"u;it. -Mrs. Sui»u?l Insull is shown nlxivc us she attended ;i gab "first night" at (lie great oiicra htnisn her husband bulldcd.—At tin- li'H. is Mrs. Insull when she «:is Gladys Wallis, the uctrcss; below, Samuel Insull and Claudlmi Muzlo, U;XTU star, ;it a banquet. S'alivc of Cnrulliei'sville Was Assistant Director Geoclelic Survey. WASHINGTON. 1). C, -- llobeit ,ec Purls, native of Cunilher.s- ille. Mo., mid assistant din-dor of tlu- i-oast nud Beo<t:llc- survey, i s di'ail. He d!«l Wednesday nt his liomi' lu'ir folliwliiK n brief Illness, j lie wiiii t>4 ycms old. Apparently Ihj vk-llm of n heart • nllnck, Mr. Fnvis was found di'iii by his wife, Mrs. Cnrrlt 1 Kllna leth I-'iiris. Mr. l-'urls wns liorn in fni-ntli- crsvllle January 13, IBG9 llr hail been dlrci-tor of iliu mul yeodcllc survey Mnc', 1 1915. Mi' wns n uradunlr nf the llnlvmlly of Missouri In Hie class of 1890, mill contlmii-d » MWCl.i] couise In innlliiMir.ilU-s lit Columbian univer.^itv, now On Washington university. In IKll! he wus ns-.lstuni HI- cer on a survey of Ihe Mis', river nnd also assisted In n u>y of the Yukon delta nnd the nonh roast of (he Ili-rin 1 ! FCU. From 1901) to 1915 Mr. Kin-Is wns cht?f of the division of levies!] ial mnsnctlsin and was n member of the commission on navigation nnd nniitlcnl Inslni- menls of the nnlional tcsniroli council. Mr. Furls wns n' s o a meiuber of the Washington Society ol Kn- filnccrs. of which Itt wns iiii-sldeiil In 1021; the Wnshlnglon Acnd- emy. Intcinallonal Association ul Naviyntlon Congresses nnd other sclcnllfio orBnniz!\tlon.s. Besides his wife. Mr. Fnrls Is Mivvivrd' by nvc chlld'i-i'ii—Hnlwi'. Leo Helen Mills. Carnlvn. EllM- I'flb H. nnd Chiirlcs Wllllnm Fnr- because of her husband's riches j and power, but her personal pop- ' ularity was decreased, according to ail accounts, by a tremendous amount of that quality which in actresses is called temperament and which in lesser lights is called temper. Jnsull's interest in opera, which led him to build Chicago's magnificent 42-slory Civic Opera House, also provided nn avenue for social activities. It enabled him and his Morgan Vacations in England and numerous ?ervunts. Her jewels were the finest in Chlca- ^'"vcrtd reputation. pn. Her son, Samuel, Jr.. hod jrrown to mnnhood and Rone through Yale. And so. in 1925 Mrs. Gladys Wnllis Insull felt an uree to re- .,1iirn tn tVm sla?-?—to attain "self- expression," us she explained it. '.Her husband acquisced to her v ivhini. provided money. Mrs. Insull was a member of the 1'jiard of St. Luke's Hospital, which" Is more or less a directory of Chicago's ultra-rich. Her return to the footlights was to be n benefit affair for that institution. Herbert T)ruce. an English actor, v;ns hired to plnv oonoslte her in n revival of Chcridan's "Schnnl for Scandal," ami no expanse was snared in recruiting a capable supporting cast. The openin? night performance, on June 1 1925, was one of the most dazzlintr events in Chicago's society history. Chicago's social rcgisterites turned out en masse—in silk hats and Paris [towns and laden with wife to hob-nob with oixra stars won Tnsull a decoration from Mussolini and provided an opportunity for gala "first nights" in which the display of Chicago's wealth, Jewels and jewels worth They arrived ransom- in nuiTing limousines,, through a blazmfc arch of orange and green electric lights, three blocks Ions, that Samuel In- snl! had erected. The "great names" of the nation's second city were there: Hie Armours, the Marshall Fields, the Pullman, the Drakes. Boxes sold for $1000; Samuel Jnsull bnuilit tvo of them and with a flourish, donated them to nurses from the hospital. Scats •were $25 oach. debutantes programs for S25 apiece. • * Mrs. Insull played the coquetis! role of I.ady Teazle, lookina even younger—on tlie stage—than 1-,-n 25-vear-old son who watched his mother from a box. As the citr- ,ialu fell on the first act, it rc- i/ruired six ushers to carry the flowers rtown the aisle to the bowing, smiling little woman on the stace. : The show ran for two weeks and netted more than $125.000 for the hospital. Mis. Insull's success in this venture spurred her ambitions. 31>e "•"it. tn New York to try a comeback on Broartwav — and failed. Returning to Chicago in 1927 she leased the Slurteteker theater tor fHv? years—and failed again after n few weeks when her compaiu began playing to emnty scats and running up a deficit of $1000 a dav. Samuel Insull took matters In hand, announced he was "out ol the theater business." But, under the terms of the lease, the banks handling Insull's affairs were slii paving rent, on the theater wntl a few Wi?cks ngo when the lease expired. The mistress of the Insul! mil lions was a liny woman, barelj five feet tall and weighing lc: thnn 100 pounds. Her hands ant feet were so small that she had to have eloves and shoes made to order. Her favorite Jewels were diamonds and emeralds; ste often wnrc as many as 10 diamond bracelets at one time. At a cer- toin dinner party where Jewel* worn by gncsls were valued at $150.000, hers weie the finest of the lot. • + • But Mrs. Insull was not the social favorite in Chicago one might expect. She had position position made a dazzling spectacle. , Insull's interest in opera was ex- pen.V.„-.' Year after year there vere huge deficits, and much of his money came out of Insull's Docket. He built the great opera house as he had welded his chain of utilities, through "ciistomer- ownership'' of securities. He was thorough-going in this as in everything else: purchasing agents for the vast Insull companies nnietly 'let It. be known that an investment in the opera's securities miKht helu a lot. and firms that hail occasion to do business with Insull found It convenient to rent office suites in the huse opera building. Atop this 42-story edifice, said to have more bronze and gold than nny oth<?r structure in the world. Insutl built for iiimwlf a six-room Old from nenthouse. outfitted with English furniture brought abroad. This was Ilis private club Tliere he could go after a lonj hard day and relax inot the life of an English gentleman nmid th3 surroundings of his native Isnd. A good host, ho hud whisky- and-soda for his guests, though lie never drank himself. j in place over 10 years and repairs i I have Iwi-n few. j its prcsciH owner, Lev! Cuu! ningliam. speaks only in praise ol the Ciller mill. "They say this oU mill," he says, "makes better elder than grnre juice. But it mnkes them both good." Thc mill was built by William Mitchell, who sold It to Allen Mnll- ny in 1835. Since then it hns re- anniled In the Mnllby fnmlly without n break. ils. Second Baptist Church Elects Its Officers Officers of thc Second BnnUsl church Imvc been elected as follows 1 Mrs. M. B. Pendergrass, Mrs. Hnttle Smlildy ! . . . ticnsurer; Thomas Bogun, Siin:ny j schoal suiwrintenilent; Rubc.-L Chls-1 holm, n.ssistnnl. Tlw ftcv. J. L. II Ncwsom Is the pastor. All the olUcers recommended for the 15. V. !'. U.'s nnd the woman's missionary union were unproved by the church. The 12 lenchcrs elected for the Sunday school were: Mrs. Clyde Ellis, Mrs. C. C. Slankard, Miss Bellie Flake. Miss Mary Louise McLeod, MLss Marie Harnlsh. Mrs. i Ilattie Sniiildy, Mrs. Marvin L^nc, Blnylock, Robert Chlslnlm and th; Rev. J. 'L. NEWSOIH. U. S. Minister at Peiping Mr.s." Leslie Moore, Mrs. W. M. Protests Action of Chinese Soldiers. WASHINGTON. Ocl. 8. (UP)- ST. LOUIS (UP)—Hcndiniartcr.i of the Natlonnl IndeiiendciH Oil Association, formed lo promote The American consulate at Cher-1 improvement of ethical practices foo, Shantunt' province, China, re- '| n ti le O n industry, have been ported lo the stale department to-1 moved to St. Louis from Chicago, day that the mission of he Am:rl- ' can Southern Baptist church at Laicliow, 75 miles southwest of Chc- AMES. Iowa. IUP>—Pennul shells are In demand during this football I too, had been occupied an:'. l=ot:(t reason. Instead of bjlnj swept up | by Chinese soldiers. [and discorded at the football «!»- I Mirister NelSDn Johnson in Pe!-,dium, they find their way into llicj : pinff -.-ho forwarded thc Chefoo dis- | cl-.emical laboratory, where P. Bnrk | i patch, told thc dcparlm?nt h; was 1 Jacobs, college oliem'.st, is re:'uc- making vigorous rcpiesentntions to I Ins them to liquid form for us; as I the Chinese foreign office. ' fly sprays. Here. In a reflective mood. Sam- I'el InEiill might look out upon the ! ° s cilv that he virtually held in the | tiollow of bis hand. Everything was ! his: the myriad electric lights that ] twinkled far below were lighted I -i ftc v nu by Insull power houses; elevated ', Ivv I ear Uld gan \voiiid face a camera about as readily as he would a business de- i pressiou. But the financier posed j cheerfully enough for this picture b; left a charcli in Milford. i ,'lancl, v/hcre he is takini; a vacation. | Mill Still in Use rains that roared through the murky canyons of skyscrapers I vere his; gas that cooked the! evening msal in a million Chfca-i CHARDON. O. (UP)-Accnlury 50 homes was his; the opera to ! ls B lon S timn ' but lo n mtlc clicr which a great cily turned for in- ' mil1 °" thc ban ' ts ° r thc Clla !! rl n tellectual recreation was his; down I iv ". in Northern Ohio, it means the city hall were politicians lc)thl »S. who cowed before him, in the great Loop were bankers who courted his favors. But that was yesterday. Today- is anallrer day. Tiie wreckage of tlic Insull personal fortune and iwwer Is as complete as thi^ wreckage of the Iiuull chain of industry. Tho penthouse is for rent. So is the luxurious apartment on Lake Shore drive. The magnificent country estate — with its stately mansion, sunken gardens, gleaming lakes and graceful swans—is In ths hands of his creditors. Today. Samuel Insull is a voluntary exile in Paris, living on a pension. His wife is with him, her own fortune swept away. Gladys Wallis' own life drama has had a climax moK startling tlian any play she ever acted. NEXT: The story of Samotl Insull, Jr., thc crown prince ol the Instill -empire, and of the magnate's yonnjcr brother, Martin. Coyote Attacks Boj COMSTOCK, Neb. tUP) — Eric Olson, 12, was attacked by a hungry coyote when he went lo driv: cows In from a pasture. The lad fought oft the animal with a bi? nail he »-«s carrying ;n his overal pocket. The coyote clawed one Ever since 1820, tin; oldest elder nil! in Ohio has toun making cider and grape juice, and turning out corn grist. 1st huge 16-foot .mdersliot water wheel lias been . .women find so many uses for thc want-ads. Selling old furniture. getting household help, apartment Iiuntlmr. Jus! nhiirc 300 fi you want results. COURIER NEWS WANT ADS Cool Mornings Call For Topcoats —and of course, you'll want it cleaned before wearing so call 327 today and have a white truck call for it... that's your assurance of the finest cleaning. Hats! Hats! Hats! We will clean and reshape your last years hat at a very nominal charge ... and you'll think it a new hat when we get thru cleaning and blocking it. Alterations of all kinds BLYTHEVILLE LAUNDRY Can the American Government Endure? No! Says Judge Rutherford Judtru llulhorl'orcl nays in liw Uilk of June 2GUi .over 11 imtional chain of radio stations us follow.-*: (we <|iioLu from Judge RuUicrfnrd's talk).— "Today tlicvc is nn true patriotism (Unoiij; tho rulers of tile nation. It is now impossible! for the puoplo to duel inun to public oll'ice inul to cxpucl tliora to I'luiil jtisl laws siiul to mlminitilei' Uiu nll'uirs of the. government for the gen- ci'iil wdfiiru." • "1'ij; Busuiit'HH hiui no regard I'or tlio rights of the common people." /••. "It controls the two major political parties of America, and names and • elect!i lit will the ptihlic men to olFke who will best servn their selfish interests. liiK HnsiiioNs controls'the army niul the navy, the guns and. the ammunition and tin; ]toliei! pmver.:oi' the• nalion." - i,--i ~c. : . . • . "Satan lias used commerce, -politics 'and _ religion Unit"lie might get complete control of tlic liiimmi nice and defame the name and Word of Jehovah • God. For this reason it is written in the Bible (1 John 0:19), 'The whole world is now under the wicked one'." "The rtilei'H have linen duly informed and duly warned that Jehovah God's kingdom is here. They have refused to give heed. They disregard the Wonl of God and go on with their impr-rfcct schemes, and will continue to try one after jintillicr, all of which shall fail." "The greatest crir,iH of the ages is now upon the world, and this includes the American government." ( "The clergy, while claiming to represent God, in fact represent the Devil and his orgHiiiyiilion. In order lh:it the people might hear the truth and determine this miillur. for themselves, recently I challenged the combined clergy of America to select their best man to debate this ((iiestion by radio. Charged with misrepresenting God and .serving Satan these gentlemen should either come forward and prove the fiilsilv of the charge, or, failing in that, should cease lo hold themselves out as teachers of the -Word of God. Jehovah foretold the outcome of such a challenge and the attitude that would be assumed by the preacher.-:, when he caused Mis prophet Jeremiah to write, at chapter f>1 verse M: 'The mighty men of Babylon (Satan's organization) have forborn to light; they have remained in their holds; their might hath failed.' Let the people lake note of this fact." "!n It) 17 Hij; Hii.-incss, for ullra-scllish reasons, needlessly and 'wantonly forced Die American nation-into thu World \\'av, which resulted in the greatly increased wealth and power of a lew men and made serfs and paupers of many millions of ptople." "With grasping arms like the tentajlcs of a mighty octupus, Big Business has laid hold u\vm practically all of the visible wealth of the nation." "Ti'.c American government has been weighed in the balance and found wanting. It cannot endure. Together with all other nation-, it soon-shall • fall. Stich fall will be in spite of everything Big Business, politics and clergymen, the military and the 'slroMg-arm-sitiuad,' and Ihe Devil and all of' his hosts can do to hold together the oppressive rule. It must and will fall. because Jehovah God's kingdom is here. Hasten to make shelter under Jehovah's kingdom." "The same sellish interests own and control the professional clergymen and llitac men make merchandise uf'die Word, of God in order to keep the people in ignorance and in subjection to the ruling power.-:. Thus it is plainly seen that the power of the government is centralized in the hands of a very few." "Wilhin a *hnrt lime Jehovah God will destroy the Devii and his entire organization." "Jehovah made this earth for man to live upon in peace and plenty, health and happiness; and under the reign of Christ, He declares, the earth shall yield her increase, and Go;l shall bless Hie people, and all in the earth shall know Him." If yon want to get a copy of the GOI-DKN AGE MAGAZINE which con- tains'this talk of Judge Rutherford, write to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 117 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York. We might also suggest that you tune in every SUNDAY at 12:30 P. M. and hear JUDGK UUTHKRFORD over: KLCN, Blytheville, or WOC, Davenport and WHO, Des Moines, la,, 5:30 to 5:45 p. m, DON'T FORGET TO TUNE IN EVERY SUNDAY AND i MAR JUDGE RUTHERFORD

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