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richest chorusgirl: made
$96;0OO IN STOCKS
Possessed of $96,000, Irma Benz
ing, "the -wealthiest chorus girl in the
world," hasi forgotten her desire for
. automobiles and extravagant gowns.
She says: "v-
A woman's love of finery is both
- good and bad.
It is bad because it is extravagant.
It is good because it isian ambition
I have enough money to Keep my
mother and myself and to study
music. Why should squander my
fortune? " '
I have not the slightest desire in
the world foe raorejnoneya JEnough
is enough., '" ' ' T
And my husband, if l-ever'marry,
will have' to support me'wrth his
wages. - , j '
Los Angeles, Cal., April "28r-Ifrom
an $18-a-week stenographer to$96,
000 chorus girl In a year is tie re
markable rise of Irma. Benzijigi the
wealthiest chorus girl in the world.
And Miss Benzing did not-many a
She did not figure in-; a breach of
''But she admits that luck was with
Four years ago "when she was 18
(now you know her. age) , "Miss Benz
ing was alone in New York. She
had a mother to support She se
cured employment as a stenographer
in a Wall street broker's office.
A year ago she was left $6,500 by
lier grandmother. She invested, the
entire sum in margins. In six
months she had $25,000.
.Miss Benzing continued to work" in
the 'Wall street broker's office. With
out once suffering a reverse in her
ventures Miss Benilng ended the year
Then Miss Benzing lost her nerve.
She wanted to have $100,000, but
within $4,000 of hergoal she stopped
afraid that another 'plunge might
prpve disastrous,. w .
' But that is. why a-girl with $96,000''
is in the chorus of the Honeymoon
"1 always loved music," said" Miss
Benzing. "I longed to be a famous
singer. They told me to start at the
bottom and here' I am. As soon as I
gain enough experience J. will study
abroad. , I have plenty to keep my
mother and myself comfortably the
rest of my life."
The most disastrous explosion ever
known was at Gravelines in 1654.
4TJirea thousand persons were killed