Luck chain letter. "Play Golf" office humor item with chain letter added. International, 1972.

        President of the Largest Independent Steel Company
        President of the Largest Gas Company
        President of the New Stock Exchange
        A Member of the President's Cabinet
        Great Bear of Wall Street
        Head of the World's Largest Monopoly
        President of the Bank of International Settlement
These certainly should be considered the World's most successful men.
At least, they found the secret of making money. Now some 40 years
later, where are these men?
1. The President of the Largest Steel Company, Charles Schae, died
   a pauper.
2. The President of the Largest Gas Company, Howard Hopson, is now
3. The President of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Whitney,
   was released from Sing Sing Prison.
4. The Member of the President's Cabinet, Alber Fall, was pardoned
   and released to die at home.
5. The Greatest Wheat Speculator, Arthur Cooton, died abroad, insolvent.
6. The Greatest Bear of Wall street, Gesse Rivermore, died a suicide.
7. The Head of the World's Largest Monopoly, Ivar Kreuger, The Match
   King, died a suicide.
8. The President of the Bank of International Settlement shot himself.
     The same year, 1923, the winner of several of the most important
Golf Championships, Gene Sarazan, won the U.S. Open and the P.G.A.
Tournament. Today, he is still going strong, still plays an excellent
game of golf, and is solvent.

     Conclusion: Stop worrying about business and go play Golf.

     This letter originated in The Netherlands, has been around the
world four times, bringing good luck to everyone who has passed it on.
The one who breaks the chain will have bad luck.

     Do not keep this letter. Do not send money. Just have your
secretary make 4 copies. Send this letter and the four copies to five
of your friends to whom you wish good luck. You will see that some-
thing good happens to you four days from now. If you do not break the
chain. One man received a large amount of money only to lose them
after breaking the chain. This is no joke, you will receive good luck
in four days time.
     Put your name at the bottom of this list, leaving the top name off,
and mail the original and 4 copies to your five friends to whom you
wish good luck.

     XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX          Fredrik Thoresen
     XXXXXXXXXXXXXX               C.F. Mathiesen
     Odd Grendahl                 G. Bröndmo jr.
     Birger Wist                  G. Björge
     Erik Vestby                  Sv. H. Skagemo
     Henri Sjöstedt               O. J. Willums
     John Andresen                Einar Johannessen
                                 Stein Grathen ,Norwegen
                                 Knut Grathen, Norwegen,Switzerland

Faint photocopy (generation 3+) of typed original. First two names crossed out, last three in a different type. Has lost two lines at top of copy (see le1988_pgplus_q5w4). Original version dates financial success stories in 1923 - suggests this has circulating since 1923 + 40 = 1963. Person #5, "The Greatest Wheat Speculator" omitted on initial list. Keystrokes preserved. Sent to William F. Hansen, Bloomington, IN, Feb. 1972.


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