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Jan. 25, 1919 Continued
WILL BRITAIN’S FUTURE QUEEN BE AN AMERICAN BEAUTY?
The Prince of Wales (PW for short), in ordinary times, would never be allowed to look at any girl less than a princess, but now is enjoying the privilege of choosing a wife he likes from among English or American families!
Everybody feels that, under the circumstances, it would be very good taste for his royal highness to choose a wife from the maidens of a democracy. It would please both Americans and Englishmen by its “hands-across-the-sea” effect, and would likewise have a salutary influence on many too enthusiastic democrats, who would be mollified to see a plain American girl in the seats of the mighty.
And, besides all that, there aren’t any eligible princesses left in Europe. Naturally, all the royal ladies of Germany and Austria are “eliminated” by the late war. The four beautiful daughters of the former czar, Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia, met a tragic and mysterious death in the Russian revolution. The other European princesses who might be considered as possible mates for the British heir-apparent are barred by their religion. The English prince must marry a Protestant.
The King and Queen of England are both said to have assured President Wilson that the prince is to visit America, and the news has already set mothers of eligible American dollar princesses in a flutter of interest and preparation.
Unfortunately for the romantic match-makers, the daughters of President Wilson, America’s nearest thing to princesses, are already married to American citizens, with the exception of Miss Margaret Wilson, who is older than the prince by several years, and who is more concerned with pleasing Yank soldiers than royal suitors.
MEDFORD AVIATOR BACK WITH HONORS
New York, Jan. 25 — Lieutenant Floyd H. Hart, of Medford, Ore., a member of the 90th aero squadron, who fought at the Argonne and St. Mihiel, returned yesterday on the transport Accomac. Hart is officially credited with one enemy plane which he shot down when attacked by five enemy machines while protecting the 165th infantry from air attack. The tail of his machine was shot to pieces and he made the American lines with only two-thirds of a rudder. He has been recommended for a distinguished service medal by his commanding officer.
Lieut. Hart is a son of Dr. Henry H. Hart of Medford and a brother of Lieut. John Hart, who is with the medical corps of the American forces at Archangel.
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