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It setimated Harol
. Harold F. McCormick, until re
cently chairman of the. Board c
(Directors of the International Hat
vester Company, is reported t
have sacrificed fifteen million do
lars of the fortune mt.de off fart
machinery to wed the woman c
JINGLE OF FIFTEEN MILLION
FARM DOLLARS IN
Son of Former Harvester King Splits
Fortune and Unmakes Two Mar
riages to Wed Woman of His
Special to The Times.
(By Robert Fuller)
Chicago, August 22.-When Harold
F. McCormick, son of old Cyrus Mc
Cormick, the inventor of the wheat
binder, was married to Mme, Ganna
Walsga the other day, there echoed
the clank of some fifteen million
American farm dollars.
r Country America is not much inter
; ested in the doings of Millionaires, but
the name McCormick is dicerent be
cause it. is known in every farm yard
in the United States. The McCormick
millions are made up of dollars paid
in for farm machinery (luring the
last half century.
What Man Will Do For Love
The marirage of Harold McCormick
to the thrice married Polish Opera
singer, Ganna Walska is the story of
a man of great wealth, swayed by
love, who gave up one of America's
greatest industrial positions, the pre
sidency of the International Harvest
Co., stripped himself of a large part
of his huge fortune and unmade two
marriages (his own and that of Mme.
Walska), in order to wed the woman
AMERICAN LEGION AFFAIRS
IN SOUTH CAROLINA
(By B. E. Adams.)
The time for the State convention
of the legion is at hand, Legion
members in all parts of the State are
looking forward to ,the big meeting
which opens at Florence Wednesday
rorning and continues through Thurs
day. The attendance will probably
be greater than ever before. Flor
ence legion members and the city as
a whole have made elaborate plans
for the entertainment, of the visitors.
Everyone may be assuredl of a royal
good time and the legion members
who remain away will have sonme
thing to regret. Capt. E. R. Mclvcr,
post commandler, andl Col. Henry T.
Thompson, chairamana comnlittee -m
paradle, have labored har (Ito make
'T the affair a success. Here is hoping
that their efforts wvili he crownedl
A big parade is on the program
for the convention. Tlo make this
feature a success it wvill be necessary
for everyone to join in the line of
march and help to well the attendance.
.Col. Thompson has sent a letter to
the post commanders in the State ask
Ing that lie request his dlelegation to
join in the parade. No doubt the
majority of legion officials and mem
bers will join Col. Thompson In his
plans and help him to put this thing
over big. He andI the Florence p~ost
are deserving of much success in
their fIght to stage a successful con
vention. Lend thenm a helping hand.
Mr. .T. H. Sthkes has resigned as
commander .of the Williams-Burgess
Post at Manning due to Mis entry
htto politics. Mr. James M. Sprbit,
lformer adjutant, was chosen to fill
the place left vacant by Mr. Stukes.
MrC. B. Thomas was elected adju
ai place of Mr. Sprott. These
gentlemen have been active in the
interest of the legioni and will keep
up the good work being carried on
by the post at Manning. The follow
ing members have been elected dele
gates to the State convention: James
M. Sprott, H. C. Curtis, H. I. Ellerbe,
N. Monroe Itiggs and H. H. IIff. The
I McCormick of Harvester
lion off fortune to wed opera
* ML 0 -, . .
HAROLO F. M=.CORMICK
D his choice, Ganna Waska, the
- widow-divorcee opera singer. Mc
n formick gave' up these dollars in a
f financial arrangement with his first
of his choice.
It is estimated that it cost him $15,
000,000. These figures include the
settlement with his former wife; a
settlement of $5,000,000 on his new
wife and the cost of the two divorces.
Harold McCormick's first cife was
Edith Rockefeller, daughter of John
D. Rockefeller, the world's richest
McCormick Finally Gets a Divorce
The Aockefeller family is much op
posed to divorces-still it was John
D. Rockefeller, Jr., who finally went
to Chicago and after a b.i-f and vig
orous conference with his sister, per
suaded her to start action for divorce
which was granted just three days
before last New Year. An outside
property settlement was then made
which was reported to be almost half
the McCormick fortune.
McCormick still holds his former
father-in-law, John D. Sr., in high
regard and only recently said he was
sure the sormer Oil King sympathiz
ed with him.
Harold McCormick met Ganna Wal
ska in 1920. She called him on the
phone and asked him to help her
realize the ambition of her life to
score a success on the operatic stage.
"From that meeting began my ac
quaintance with the woman I deter
mined to make my wife. I found that
she was not only beautiful and talent
ed but possessed spiritual qualities
such as I had never before recognized
in any human being," McCormick is
reported as having said.
post adopted a resolution favoring
the adjusted compensation bill now
before the Senate.
At a lively meeting of Newberry
County Post, No. 24, held last week,
the members went on record as
asking Gen. Sawyer "to standl aside"
and let the hospital prograni be
carried out for the benefit of the
thousands of disabled men in the
United States. The following (dee
gates and alternates wvere chosen
to attend the State convention: Drm.
JTohn B. Stelzer, Hal. Kohn, Elbert
.J. Dickert, B. M. Scurry, S. Clyde
McCarley, J. L. Keitt, Jr., B. V.
Chapman and J1. C. Crotwell. Alter
nates. Carl .Julian, Miss Theresa
I ightsey, A. J. Bowers Jr., W. S.
Mathews, Chalmers Brown, TI. Roy
Summer, Duane Livingstonme and R.
C. Floyd. The post opened its hail
to the Boy Scouts and may under
take to foster a troop of ncouts la'er.
Mr. Felix TI. Wilson, poGst comn
no&nder, Wilber JTones Post, No. 73,
at Lake City, advises thad is post
is going forwvard in great style.
Much interest -is being dlislayedl in
leg~in matters by the members at
Lake City and no doubt the post
dill have a large delegation at Flor
ence next week. The folloxying have
been selected delegates to the con
vention: .J. C. Williams, chairman;
W. B. Burch, A. C. Sawyer, H. F.
Collins and J. Ross Johnson.
Col. Harry 0. Withington, com
mander of the Charleston post, has
named delegates and alternates to the
State convention. The members of
the post who expect to attend the
Florence meeting are urgedl to attend
a meeting...at legion headquarters
Monday night to arrange details for
the trip. The transportation commit
tee announces that a special clay
coach will be attached to the regular
Atlantic Coast Line train leaving
Charleston Wednesday morning at,
5:10 o'clock. One and one-half fare
rates have beeni secured for the con
vention. This will make it cost a
member $5.99 for the rouind tr'.p. Col.
Withington urges that all who can
attend be on hand Monday night as
the committee would like to know
how mainy in provi for
Company, sliced fifteen
GANNA WASKA M1CORMICK
wife, Mrs. Edith Rockefeller Mc
Cormick; prenuptial settlement up
on his present bride and the cost
of two divorces, his own, and also
his bride's from Alexander Smith
Mme. Ganna Walska was first mar
ried to a Russian General \vho was
killed in action. Next she married
Dr. Fraenkel who died in 1920. Lat
er she married Alexander Smith Co
chran, millionaire bachelor, from
whom she recently was divorced by
a French Court.
Ambition to Make Her Greatest
There is an old saying that the
third generation of the rich are us
ually back in overalls.
Will this prove true with the Mc
Harold McCormick has sliced the
Harvester King's fortune in half to
wed the woman of his choice.
And he now says: "the ambition
of my life is to see her recognized as
the greatest woman singer in the
That means he will spend the rest
of the McCormick millions if neces
sary for her success-or failure.
And there is the rub.
Edith Rockefeller McCormick the
spurned wie, from her high social
throne can have a finger in the suc
cess or failure of her former hus
band's love bride when the latter is
ready for her Grand Opera test.
But will she? Maybe it will not
Maybe Harold McCormick, blinded
and swayed by love, is following a
will of the wisp idea-imagining quali
ties in a voice chich do not exist.
What do you think?
ces of the Atlantic Coast Line Rail
road Company at Wilmington t'oday:
General londitions over the entire
system steadily improving. In the
last eight (lays six hundred and
seventeen new employees have been
taken into the service at our various
shops, a large proportion of which
ar~e skilled mn; most of ttcm left
oter~ employment. to secure work wvitn
Lnis company at the prevailing rates
of pay wvhich are those e'stablished1 by
the United States Railroadl Labor
Board effective .July first nineteen
twenty-two. This brings the total
foirce of mn up) to sixty-four~ per cent
of the force employed in the shops
U Many persons, otherwiseU
U vigorous and healthy, are
b iothered occasionally with
*indigestion. The effects of a
disordere'd stomach on the
system are dangerous, and
* prompt treatment of Indigen.
* tion is important. "The only*
I medicine I have needed has
been sometlung to aid dligs
tion and cleak the liter,"
E wrtesMr. Fred Ashby, a
Mctney, Texas, farmer.
*"My medicine is
* Thedford's I
I for indigestion and atseh
never found anything that
touches the sppt, like Algik
Draught. I take it in brh~n
doses after mefls. For a loA
ItinfI I trise4 pils, whiek t.
*ed and didn't give the oedI
result,. BlAck-Draught liv W
mediolne is easy testake, easy~
*to keep, Inexpensive."
(let a' package froni 7ous
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* Gt it today.
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on July first when the strike took
place. At more than twenty points
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work. At many other points the force
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of the situation, although the volume
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about fifteen per cent greater thn
lDuring the month of July ninety- I
three per cent of the passenger trains
maintainedl their schedules. Tfhe en
tire movement of perishable freight.
consisting of more than four thou
sandl cars most of which originated
on the lines of this company, was de
liveredl on time at dlestination. All
other freight wvas handled prompltly.
TIhere is no accumulation at any ter
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