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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 28, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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richest chorusgirl: made
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
promise suit.
''But she admits that luck was with
her. '
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
with $96,000.
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
Express Company.
"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."
Irma Benzing.
The most disastrous explosion ever
known was at Gravelines in 1654.
4TJirea thousand persons were killed

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