WOMEN: Madam Minister's No. 3

Last month in Copenhagen, a newshawk cornered Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen, U. S. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Denmark and Iceland, just before that gracious lady set sail for the U. S. to stump for Franklin D. Roosevelt's reelection. Did she not think, he asked, that it would be disagreeable for any husband to be of lower rank than his wife? "I can see no problems," countered William Jennings Bryan's 50-year-old daughter. "The food tastes equally good at both ends of the table."

Last week Washington newshawks discovered the import of this...

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