Foreign News Notes, Dec. 28, 1925

Jacked up upon the ways of the great naval shipyard at Birkenhead, a new British battleship, said to be the heaviest and most powerful in the world, awaited only its christening as H.M. SS. Rodney, before slipping into the eternal brine.

Three times Princess Mary, Viscountess Lascelles, propelled a bottle of champagne toward the monster's bow plates. Only at the last throw did she succeed in smashing the bottle.

British gossips recalled that Princess Mary is one of three ladies of the Court who recently announced their approaching retirement to the country, there to...

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