Foreign News: Portia Pays

Sibyl, Lady Stanley, 53, august daughter-in-law of the Earl of Derby, and for three years "extra maid of honor" to Queen Mary, found herself in a police court last fortnight. Her crime: financial freewheeling.

The thousands of Britons who have swarmed to the Continent for their first holidays in seven years have been allowed by British law to take no more than £75 with them. But Britain's vigilant Treasury, worrying over the possibility of a serious flight of British capital, has known that many were systematically evading restrictions. A favorite dodge was for British clients well known in continental hotels to...

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