Foreign News: Astorisqu

Virginia-born Lady Astor sometimes enlivens London dinner parties with semi-serious tirades against American pin-up girls: "Bare legs! It's disgusting! Our Army ought to be ashamed of itself!"* Last week a batch of grubby British "art" magazines set her off in public. Armed with a stack of them, she rose in the House of Commons and touched off one of those exchanges which a British wit has called "Asterisks":

Lady Astor: The Government should not grant dwindling paper stock to "art study" magazines. The men who scan nude prints are mostly "not art students." How much paper do such publications absorb?

Supply Minister Sir...

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