Religion: Mrs. Belmont Broods

Racing across the Atlantic to England last week, the S. S. Berengaria celebrated Thanksgiving with a dinner. At the Captain's table sat Her Majesty, Queen Marie of Rumania. At a small table, separate, alone, brooded Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, champion of the independence of women, mother of Consuelo Vanderbilt, who was onetime Duchess of Marlborough (TIME, Nov. 22, Nov. 29). Mrs. Belmont avoided other passengers; when asked to speak, refused; between meals sat reading. At times the book would rest in her lap, neglected, while her eyes saw far away.

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