Foreign News: Old Boys

Captain Alec S. Cunningham-Reid, M.P., divorced Social Lioness Ruth Mary Clarisse Ashley in 1940 and sued for half her $400,000 annual income. One thing he could not forget about their honeymoon was her insistence that they share her wealth because "no decent woman likes to have a man live with her in charity." Later that year, M.P.s accused the Captain of visiting Doris Duke Cromwell in Honolulu to duck the Blitz. He said he went to evacuate 500 British children. Minister of Information Brendan Bracken called it "beachcombing in Honolulu."

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