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The Year was 1923….

by on February 13, 2011

I just read this at Rense’s:

In 1923, who was:
1. President of the largest steel company?
2. President of the largest gas company?
3. President of the New York stock Exchange?
4. Greatest wheat speculator?
5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?
6. Great Bear of Wall Street?
These men were considered some of the world’s most powerful and successful of their days.
Now, 80+ years later…here they are and here is what ultimately became of them
The Answers
1. The president of the largest steel company.
Charles Schwab, died a pauper.
2. The president of the largest gas company,
Edward Hopson, went insane.
3. The president of the NYSE,
Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.
4. The greatest wheat speculator,
Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.
5. The president of The Bank of International Settlement,
Leon Fraser, shot himself.
6 The Great Bear of Wall Street,
Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide
However, in that same year, 1923, the PGA Champion
And the winner of the most important golf tournament,
The US Open was Gene Sarazen.
What became of him?
He played golf until he was 92,
Died in 1999 at the age of 95.
He was financially secure
At the time of his death.
The Moral:
Screw work.
Play golf.

Cool list.

But the moral is quite mistaken. It should not read ‘Screw Work’.

It should read: Screw Evil.

 

In 1923, who was:
1. President of the largest steel company?
2. President of the largest gas company?
3. President of the New York stock Exchange?
4. Greatest wheat speculator?
5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?
6. Great Bear of Wall Street?
These men were considered some of the world’s most powerful and successful of their days.
Now, 80+ years later…here they are and here is what ultimately became of them
The Answers
1. The president of the largest steel company.
Charles Schwab, died a pauper.
2. The president of the largest gas company,
Edward Hopson, went insane.
3. The president of the NYSE,
Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.
4. The greatest wheat speculator,
Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.
5. The president of The Bank of International Settlement,
Leon Fraser, shot himself.
6 The Great Bear of Wall Street,
Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide
However, in that same year, 1923, the PGA Champion
And the winner of the most important golf tournament,
The US Open was Gene Sarazen.
What became of him?
He played golf until he was 92,
Died in 1999 at the age of 95.
He was financially secure
At the time of his death.
The Moral:
Screw work.
Play golf.

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3 Comments
  1. Duh, silly me. I see you listed the source. And now that I see you get the true moral of the story… I am curious to know if you heard the same thing I did.

    • No, I don’t think so, I saw it first on Rense! But it does not surprise me others got the real moral out of the story before: it’s quite obvious.

  2. I heard this same list mentioned in a recorded Bible study that was recorded in 1969. I am curious to know how you came up with this list?

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