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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 22, 1912, Image 13

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HOUSE OF ASTOR LEFT IN
PECULIAR POSITION
New York, April 22. The
""House of Astor has been left in a
most peculiar position by the Ti
tanic disaster.
The titular head of the house
now is Vincent Astor, a boy of 21.
, But Vincent will have two
women to guide him in the man
agement of his vast fortune.
One is Mrs. Ava Willing As
tor, his mother, and the divorced
wife of the multi-millionaire who
died a hero on the Titanic.
The other is Mrs. MadeHne
Force Astor, the young girl
whose marriage to Astor created
such a furore over the length and
breadth of America.
Not the least peculiar part of it
is that it was common report be
fore the engagement of Colonel
John Jacob Astor to Madeleine
Force that Vincent Astor was in
love with her.
Also, Mrs. Ava Willing Astor,
the boy's mother, is coming back
' to America from England on an
early "boat. That was announced
today.
Mrs. Ava Willing Astor and
Mrs. Madeleine Force Astor
never have met.
Vincent Astor may have to
choose between his mother, and
the stepmother ' whom he once
wasireported to love.
' Where He Would Fall.
One day my little cousin came
in from his play and asked his
mother,. "Mamma, where would I
fall if I fell in love?" His-mother
told him to gb on out? to play.
THE PRICE THAT'S PAID
After decades of labor and ex
periment, a machine is perfected
that seems bound to revolution
ize traffic and transportation to a
remarkable extent. It will pull
more' than two teams of horses
can stir. It will rush up steep
hills easily. It will carry people
across country at speed Tar in ex
cess to ordinary needs Jt is an
invention of the highest use and
convenience. But
"Go to the automobile races to
day. See Dare-Devil Jones anni
hilate Time. Records to be beat
en! Thousands of people surround
the race course. A bolt breaks,
or a tire bursts, or Dare-Devil
Jones' machine skids.. Five spec
tators die, ten are maimed for
life, and the bones and flesh of
Jones are ground into small souv
enirs. Great meeting! Great
sport !
A Wright or a Curtiss gets up
a flying machine. It is the begin
ning of man's conquest of the air.
It is a gigantic stride in human
ingenuity and progress. But
"See the flyers at Dominez
Field today ! Death-defying
stunts by The Bad Boy of the
Air. Spirals, glides, figure
eights a mile high m the air!"
. Tens of thousands of people
crowd Dominez Field. The Bad
Boy falls 5,280 feet and lies a
mass of lifeless pulp at the feet of
his mother, or wife. Great show !
Everyone of the tens of thousands
tells with pride how he or she
saw that awful finish.
The greatest of all Steamships
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