Foreign News: Dame

To enlisted men of His Majesty's fighting forces the name "Fanny" conjures up a mental snapshot of rich, curvesome Dame Fanny Lucy Houston whose social equals call her "Lucy."

A friend to all the King's horses, all the King's men and even to all the King's airplanes is Lady Houston. Without her sudden, impulsive gift of $485,000 (par) last year the British Air Ministry could not have entered and won the final Schneider Trophy Races (TIME, Sept. 14, 1931, et seq.). Last week Dame ("Fanny") Lucy was at it...

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