Foreign News: Speaking of Bombs . . . .

A talented private secretary who, at 37, after her employer's wife died, finally married her 70-year-old boss not long before his death is the Dowager Marchioness of Reading. Last week this indomitable peeress, who heads today the British Women's Voluntary Services for Civil Defense, announced at Preston in Lancashire an idea as practical as the dictaphone.

The Dowager Marchioness revealed that she has organized squads of women to listen attentively, sympathetically and endlessly to the verbal outpourings of those war-shocked Britons who enjoy telling about how they were bombed. To most Britons, "Speaking of bombs . . ." has become as dull...

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