CANADA: Dorothy's Parlay

To dynamic Mrs. Dorothy Christie, wife of a Montreal ski maker, most women's war work is "a lot of hooey." Embarked on a hooeyless project of her own design, she is now collecting the last of a flood of dimes, quarters and dollars from other Canadian women named Dorothy, which should in a week or so pay for a Spitfire for the R.A.F.

How Dorothy Christie parlayed a $25 secondhand evening wrap into a $22,500 fighter plane is one of the breeziest inspirations of World War II. The wrap, which, along with other...

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