MARRY YOUNG IF YOU WISH SUCCESS, SAYS MILLIONAIRE, ONCE NEWSBOY
In spite of the fact that he himself did not marry until he was 37 years old,
Archie M. Andrews, many times a millionaire and head of a banking business
extending to almost every large city, advises all young men who wish to succeed
in business to marry as early in life as they possibly can.
Mr. Andrews' own story reads like one of the books in which the young hero
surmounts all difficulties no matter how fearsome, and finally wins for himself
not only vassals and serfs, but the fairy princess as well.
From being a newsboy who sold papers in front of the old Chicago Herald Building
to becoming the owner of the building itself has been Mr. Andrews' lot, and the
words of advice which such a man might give to young men about to enter the business
world are naturally worth listening to.
"The way I figure it out is this," explained Mr. Andrews, when seen in his offices
at 23 West 43d St. "There is nothing in the world that drives a man like responsibility.
If he knows that he has to meet a certain obligation he is pretty sure to meet that
"Marriage is an obligation. He must succeed in business to meet it. Our most
successful men in business have married under 30. I should say that 25 is not too
young to marry.
"No, I can't say how much a man should be making when he marries. That all depends
on the place. I don't think, though, that marriage is a question of money, anyway.
"Let a girl go on working after marriage, if necessary, to help support the home.
The main thing is to get married."
Just at this point Mr. Andrews stopped abruptly.
"Say," he demanded militantly, "do you know what I think of people who deliver a
lot of old bromides to young people about how to get on in the world? I think they
should be taken out and shot."
"It is a joke," he went on, "that I should be talking about a young man in
business when I haven't decided what I shall do with my own son as yet," continued
Mr. Andrews, "but then I guess that I do not need to worry for some little time.
He is only nine months old."
The nine-months-old kiddie in question is Archie M. Andrews, Jr., and he has a
little two-year-old sister, Eleanor. The Andrews family spent part of the year in
Pasadena, Calif. and the rest of it in New York. In both places they have a yacht.