spring break riddle

From: Elaine Hunt (ehunt@ces.clemson.edu)
Date: Tue Mar 16 1999 - 15:05:05 EET

Subject: Do You Know. . ?

Do you know who in 1923 was:

* President of the largest steel company?
* President of the largest gas company?
* President of the New York Stock Exchange?
* Greatest wheat speculator?
* President of the Bank of International Settlement?
* Great Bear of Wall Street?

Don't scroll down until you answer these questions.

These men should have been considered some of the world's most
successful men. At least they found the secret of making money. Now more
than 55 years later, do you know what has become of these men?

* The President of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, died a

* The President of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, is insane.

* The President of the N.Y.S.E., Richard Whitney, was released from prison
to die at home.

* The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.

* The President of the Bank of International Settlement shot himself.

* The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Rivermore, died of suicide.

* The same year, 1923, the winner of the most important golf championship,
Gene Sarazan, won the U.S. Open and PGA Tournaments. Today he is still
playing golf and is solvent.

Opinions, suggestions, and other controversial matter VOID where prohibited.
Elaine T. Hunt, Director
Clemson University Laboratory to Advance Industrial Prototyping
206 Fluor Daniel Bldg. Clemson, SC 29643-0925
864-656-0321 (voice) 864-656-4435 (fax)

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