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People: It Isn’t Everything

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Boatswain Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, U.S.N., turned 30, automatically came into another $5,000,000 from the estate of his father, Alfred Sr., who sank with the Lusitania in 1915. The millionaire bos’n got his first share at 21, his second at 25, will get his fourth installment at 35. “This is the life,” said he. “I like my work very much. I’m just another fellow in the Navy now.” Laura Mae Corrigan, 60, wealthy U.S. expatriate who became known as “the American Angel” for her war relief in France, finally had to abandon her work for lack of funds. A Cleveland steelmaker’s widow who had been one of London’s most spectacular hostesses for more than two decades, she plunged into the job of helping feed, clothe, doctor, and amuse soldiers and war prisoners in France three years ago, sent aid to thousands of men in French prisons and camps, took to selling her jewels and clothing when her money began to run out. Last week she had sold the last of her jewels, the last of her furs, prepared to return to London.

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