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ADVERTISE FOR A WIFE AND ROUT DIVORCE,
. DECLARES BUSINESS MAN
BY ESTHER' ANDREWS
- New York, Sept 15. Wife hunt
That's the advice of Arthur M.
Loeb, New York exporter. He tried
it and found his "dream woman." .
In a newspaper article Loeb set
- forth his requirements for a wife and
Arthur M. Loeb, the Young Business Man Who Advertised for a Wife.
asked for written applications. His
desk has been clogged with letters
from women in sunny Spain, from
darkrskinned Cubans, fair-haired.
Germans, languid South Americans
and from aching hearts in every part
of the United States.
Loeb sortedout the applications
and made first and second choices.
He is satisfied his first choice) is a
woman who will be a perfect wife.
I went to see Loeb and one glance
was enough to tell me this was no
light experiment,ino gay journeyinto
Romance. Loeb is a vigorous, business-like
man of 28, with curly red
hair and a happy, boyish face burned
bytyears 0f living in-South America.
"J regard matrimony as a business
transaction," he said.
"I was in. the market for a certain
commodity and I went about finding
it in the most direct, efficient way. I
am a level-headed, practical man. I
know what I want and I intend to
"If every man adSpted by method
divorce would be done away with.
"My first requirement is mental
ity," he went on, as if cataloguing the
virtues of his newest motor car.
"Did you know it the minute you
saw it?" I asked.
"I did not lose my equilibrium.