Foreign News: Wet Towel

During her years (1931-45) as Conservative M.P. for Wallsend, Northumberland, Miss Irene Ward found it necessary to make many trips to London. She used to leave the sleeper at King's Cross Station and go straight to the railways-owned Great Northern Hotel for a morning bath and breakfast. Then, like a wet towel flung in her Tory face, came the Socialist government and its nationalization of railways and railway hotels.

Last week indignant Miss Ward, now M.P. for Tynemouth, told an audience of clubwomen in Newcastle how Socialism had interrupted her matutinal bathing. "One morning recently," she said, "I walked into the...

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