GREAT BRITAIN: Normandie Over Victoria?

"That really must not happen to May,"* was the word at Buckingham Palace last week after certain newspic- tures from Greenock, Scotland, had caught a royal eye. One showed a bottle of champagne exploding all over Lady Shaw-Stewart, dignified spouse of the Lord Lieutenant for Renfrewshire, just as she launched His Majesty's newest cruiser with the words, "I christen thee Galatea.'"

On Sept. 26, Queen Mary is to swing a bottle at the vast bulk of Cunard-White Star's new liner No. 534. Last week...

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