Psychiatrists Quoted on Loeb
"He makes friends very easily and feels quite at ease with
strangers. He is inclined to be a leader and likes to dominate his environments.
"He has always been fond of athletics and outdoor sports such
as tennis, swimming, hockey, skating and so forth, always been fond of
bridge. While he plays some other card games he has not been particularly
interested in them. He is considered an extremely good bridge player and
has spent a great deal of time playing it. He is fond of dancing and mixed
society. He has used alcohol considerably since he was 15 and gotten drunk
a number of times.
"In 1912 at the age of seven, he and Jack Mandel built a five-foot
square room with a pointed roof. This was used as a play house. A year
or so later the boys formed a guinea pig company and used the playhouse
for the office of the company. In 1916, Richard Loeb, with five or six
other boys published two issues of a small three by five inch 24 page journal,
called Richard's Magazine. His contribution was that of being editor, manager,
and author. His writings showed quite advanced thinking for a boy of his
age, and reflected well the humanitarian environment of his home."