Luck chain letter.  Chain of Good Luck. "Detective ... Villanova ... met instantaneous death ..."  List (not given).  US, 1949.
Chain of Good Luck
This chain of good luck was sent me via United S. Press dispatch and was sent in 72 hours. It was started in Africa by a French Officer of General DeGaulle and is going around the world for the first time.
The person who breaks this chain will surely receive bad luck. Don't keep this letter. This must be mailed in 72 hours after your receipt thereof. A private in the Philippine Army won first prize in the sweepstakes for complying with this chain.  Mr. F. D. Roosevelt was elected President of the United States in 52 hours after he received this letter. Detective Squnda B. Villanova of the City of Basuio who laughed at this chain of good luck met instantaneous death in an accident on June 11, 1948. Captain Basco, who broke this chain, died 72 hours after he received this letter.
Cancel the first name and add your name to this list. Make twelve copies and mail to your friends. Do Not Retain This Letter.


Published: Athens Alabama Courier, Aug. 11, 1949, p. 1. "On arriving back at the office Tuesday mourning we found that we had received one of those 'Chain of Good Luck' letters which have been circulating around town the past week or so." Entered by DWV, Feb. 4, 2014.


The Paper Chain Letter Archive - contents      Chain Letter Evolution