Foreign News: Lady & Lion

To enlisted men of His Majesty's fighting forces the name "Fanny" conjures up a vivid image of Dame Fanny Lucy Houston whose social equals call her "Lucy."

A friend to all the King's horses, "all the King's men and especially to all the King's battleships and airplanes is Lady Houston, reputedly George V's richest female subject. Without her sudden, impressive gift of £100,000, the British Air Ministry could not have entered and won the final Schneider Trophy Races (TIME, Sept. 14, 1931). Last week irrepressible Dame ("Fanny") Lucy was at it again on her...

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