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delicate balance of canoes well she . and knickerbocker suit shown here,
just decided to go canoeing without plenty short enough to be safe even
skirts. Hence the saucy little dress I in a canoe.
HE NEEDS IT! COURSE7HE DOES! WHAT?
THAT $25,000 A YEAR!
I, in turn, ask the public why it
chooses to look upon this request as
Since the law refers to me as an
"infant," some people have assumed
that I am one in fact, in arms, but it
so happens I am 17 and quite capable
of walking across the street without
a governess to guide me.
How shall I -spend the $25,000 I
have asked for? In the following
manner, if the court acts favorably
upon my request:
Rental of the apartment I occupy
in New York is $5,000 per year. My
household expenses, in addition to
the rent, average about $1,000 a
month, including food, gas, electric
ity, servants and extra entertaining,
also making allowance for deprecia
tion of furnishings. These items alone
account for $17,000.
The terrifically-high price of gaso
line, garage expense and chauffeur's
wages bring the cost of my automo
bile to about $3,500 a year.
I wish at least $2,000 for traveling.
Until the death of my mother, she
and I traveled a great deal. I have
been to Europe twice, to Alaska,
across the continent six times, and
the last long trip we had together in
cluded the Hawaiian islands, China
This traveling has been a valuable
factor in my education, and I do not
wish to have to relinquish it in the
I am studying in a private school,
preparing for entrance to Columbia
university to study law in prepara
tion for a career. My intention to do
something besides spending money
seems to be a surprise to those who
expect all persons with large incomes
from inheritances to fall among "the
Lawrence Copley Thaw.
BY LAWRENCE COPLEY THAW
Written Especially for The Day Book
(Copyright, 1916, by The Newspaper
New York, April 8. The public, it
seems, wishes to know in what way
I would spend the $25,000 a year that
I have asked the court to grant me
from the annual income of $41,000
from various properties that have
beea willed to me.