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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT JUSTIFIES HIS LIFE WITH
mAmah borthwick, in: signed STATEMENT
Spring Green, Wis., Dec. 30.
Laying bare the secret story, of
his life and relations with Mamah
Borthwick, divorced wife of Ed
win Cheney, Frank LloydWright
.today gave to the press what is
perhaps one of the most remark
able human documents ever made
Wright, who is living with
Mamah Borthwick in his'spirit
uaf citadel'' here, says that the
statement, which he signed, and.
which he says was "drawn up
with Mamah Borthwick's help,
throws "the glare of publicity to
the uttermost depths of his soul."
Here is the statement in part:
"I am tired. The woman is
tired. We are living the life that!
trutn dictates, uur nope is mat
we may benefit humanity. Our
determination is to be true to our
ideals at any cost.
"Here we are, four people a
wife arid a man and a husband
and a woman, who each assumed
earlier in life the responsibility of
marriage and children.
"Then the thing happened that
has happened since time began.
' "There was the usual struggle
with conscience, the usual cbn
cession to duty, but not the usual
'clandestine relation furtively con
tinued to save the face of the sit
uation. "As soon as the situation de
veloped its inevitable character,
a frank" avowal was made to those
whose lives were to be affected
by a readjustment. : J
"Time was asked, and the man
and the woman agreed to make
certain tha.tJove was love.' The
wife characterized the matter as
mere infatuation that would pass.
"For a year tfye wife continued
in her household separate irom
the man. All was wretched and
false. At the end of the year the
man was called-abroad on busi
ness. He made no secret of the
fact that he would take the wom
an with him, but he neglected
to inform the newspapers, and it
was said he had eloped. p
"It is hard to say who suffered
the most. There was the break
ing of established ties but
against them was the passion of
a man fo'r a woman and of a wom
an for a man.
"The man returned not as
husbandj but as father, to insure
his family's comfort. Friends
though he came to re-establish
the old order that hehad "seen
"The man knew that only with'
the woman coiild h"e carry, out
life's purpose. A place was found
for the woman. It is this place.
There are no obligations, no fam
ily deserted, no duties undone.
-"But the hue and cry of the
yellow press was raised,' the man
and the woman were defamed.
T,he prurient consciousness of a
great city turned loose upon the