GREAT BRITAIN: Benediction

Moonfaced, middle-aged and wearing a shabby black jacket, a north of England "poor man's'' clergyman appeared at the gates of the Château de Cande last week and recited a little piece:

"I volunteered to conduct this ceremony. No permission has been asked or given. I did not consult any ecclesiastical authority. I consulted only my own conscience. I know that the Duke of Windsor and Mrs. Warfield strongly desired a religious ceremony. When I made my offer it was accepted by the Duke. It was an entirely voluntary offer on my part."