Foreign News: Lady Astor's Friend

Nancy Langhorne Viscountess Astor is no prude but when onetime War Secretary Leslie Hore-Belisha (see p. 27) recently introduced the practice of paying allowances to soldiers' mistresses, she objected violently. Her objection was overruled. Last week she rounded up a delegation to raise the matter again—before new War Secretary Oliver Stanley. Lady Astor objected that the practice was both bad morals and bad business. "I know a case," she said, "in which a woman is receiving dependent allowances from three men and is now living with a fourth."


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