People: People, Aug. 14, 1950

Salvos of artillery saluted her 50th birthday throughout the empire, but Britain's Queen Elizabeth saw in her second half-century quietly. At tea she sliced a small cake with pink and white icing, but no candles. In the evening a few close friends were invited to Sandringham to help the King toast her in champagne.

The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan received $1,000,000 from Mrs. Henry Ford (whose marriage was performed by an Episcopal clergyman) for the construction of a church next to the Ford family cemetery in Detroit.

After three separations and one divorce, Cinemusicomedienne Betty...

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