When the news reached Rockford, Ill. that Queen Mary smokes cigarets (TIME, July 14), the good ladies of the Rockford Women's Christian Temperance Union were stunned. Last week Mrs. Myrtle Wolfram, president of the Rockford chapter and Chairman of its Social Morality Department took action. To Buckingham palace she cabled:
IN A SPIRIT OF CLEAN SPORTSMANSHIP HAVE CHALLENGED STATEMENT THAT YOU SMOKE CIGARETS PLEASE ANSWER
"Before we take any stand," president Myrtle Wolfram explained graciously to Rockford newsgatherers, "The Social Morality Department always goes right to headquarters to ascertain the facts."
Queen Mary did...