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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 27, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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MONY, EVEN WHOLE OCEANS OF IT, WILL NOT
BUY LOVE AND HAPPINESS
"WHY DOES LOVE $ SELDOM HAPPINESS '
BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH
What makes a happy marriage?
Is it love? Is it money? Is it the
unusual combination' of love and
money?
A little more than 10 years ago a
young man and a dark, beautiful
young woman spoke the marriage
vows which dedicated them to each
other in the presence of a gathering
which united the society of New
York, Washington and Philadelphia.
Alice Roosevelt was among the
bridesmaids of Elsie Whelen, then
made Mrs. Robert Goelt. And many
other women and men almost as well
known -were present when the Goe-let-Whelen
romance reached the cli
max at which the old-fashioned ro
mancers always dismissed it with the
assurance that "they lived happily
ever after.''
But the Goelet love story, like
many another, had a sequel. And
this sequel appeared the other day
when the newspapers printed the an
nouncement that Mrs. Robert Goelet,
after filing suit for divorce, alleging
intolerable cruelty and conduct
prejudicial to'the marriage vows, had
gone to Florida to spend the winter.
So this latest of the many ro
mances which have united beauty
and youth and money leads men and
women who think about such ques
tions to ask over again, Why .do such
marriages fail? Why does love plus
money seldom equal happiness? And
some of them will find the answer to
this conundrum in the fact that

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