Foreign News: Crusade Against Death


High among the luxuries Britain can now enjoy are Mrs. Violet Van der Elst and her anti-capital punishment crusade. This irrepressible lady inherited from her Belgian husband a profitable shaving cream business (Shavex). Fiftyish, she heads three corporations, is a director of twelve. She claims that she sleeps on two hours a night, is never tired. In her swank Kensington home she fondles a fine collection of Oriental objets d'art, hole spiritualist meetings, makes phonograph records of them. Lately she has been untiring in behalf of one Leonard Albert Brigstock, onetime petty officer...

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