MILLIONS MOURN PASSING
OF BRITAIN'S QUEEN MARY
By PHILIP CLARKE
LONDON UP) Britain’s grand
old Queen Mary died peacefully
to her sleep last night at the age
of 85. Around ths world, millions
Her passing was not expected
to delay the coronation June 2 of
her granddaughter, Queen Eliza
beth 11. The decision is the young
Queen’s, but her stern-willed old
grandmother told friends months
•go, while talking of the cere
mony, that "nothing must inter
fere with it. Nothing.”
Queen Mary had been ill for
more than a month with what her
doctors described as a gastric ail
ment. The exact nature of her ill
mess has not been disclosed.
Prime Minister Winston Church
ill gave the hushed House of Com
mons—and the world—the first
Dews of her death last night.
Holding a single sheet of white
paper in his trembling hand, the
dinner-jacketed government lead
er said in a voice breaking with
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to move'
•djournment of ’be House. I have
with great regret to make the an
nouncement that Queen Mary has
A few cries of dismay from pub
lic galleries broke the quiet.
Churchill told the House he would
make an address of condolence to
Queen Elizabeth today, then ask
adjourment for the day "as an ex
pression of our profound sorrow
In Ottawa, Prime Minister Louis
St. Laurent announced the death
to the Canadian Commons and that
House also adjourned.
As Churchill spoke, a solemn
attendant a few blocks away post
ed the fourth and last medical bul
letin of the day on the gates of
Edged in black, it said simply:
"While sleeping peacefully. Queen
Mary died at twenty minutes past
Four generations of Britons who
knew and loved her as the proud
symbol of royalty paid their trib
ute. Throughout the far-flung Brit
ish Commonwealth, with 575 mil
lion inhabitants, flags were dipped
and minutes of silence observed.
President Eisenhower sent his
deep personal sympathy and re
called: “Queen Mary was a good,
great queen. Free peoples the
world over will nmygn her loss.”
Similar expressions from other
chiefs of state poured in to her
monarch-grandcfeughter at Buck
ingham Palace*- ~
“She was like your own grand
mother,” said one of the mourners
who crowded in silence about her
stately Marlborough House resi
dence. where she died in London's
foggy gloom last night.
“Poor old soul-rand she wanted
so badly to see her grandchild
crowned.” murmured another.
A period of official mourning will
be announced shortly, probably
within 48 hours. It was expected
to last only a few weeks.
Funeral arrangements were ex
pected to be announced today.
Men bared their heads and many
women wept as the queen’s per
gonal standard was lowered slowly
over her residence last night.
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MAN FROM MARS?—Former
Governor Adlai Stevenson
looks mom hkt a modern ad
venture strip character than a
Democratic presidential nom
inee as he gets a briefing in
Seoul for a flight to the carrier
Orbkanv off the Korean coast
He is wearing the Navy's im
mersion suit and life jacket as
•mil as the flight helmet. Stev
enson’s flight on the Navy dive
bomber was one leg of his cur
rent Far Eastern tour.—i<f
DR. I. A. VALDES
Deputation *t Lenses and Frames
omit nob b* t i? - 2 i
•It DUVAL ST*tit
| Some had waited all through the
| anxious hours for the posting of
| the first medical bulletin, at 11:30
! a.m. yesterday, announcing the
queen had suffered a relapse.
Her oldest and dearly loved son,
the Duke of Windsor, had been
summoned urgently by the doctors
for his third call of the day. He
arrived at his mother’s silk-shroud
ed bed just nine minutes after she
Forty-five minutes later, gray
and drawn, he left. The duke had
rushed to London from a Florida
vacation two weeks ago.
Earlier yesterday three genera
tions of the royal family had called
to pay their last respects in the
darkened roqm filled with flowers
and the mementos of other years.
The old queen was barely con
i scious when the granddaughter she
helped train for Britain’s throne,
Elizabeth 11, stepped quietly to the
bedside. But she recognized the
| young Queen, turned her face and
Three of the old queen’s six chil
dren survive her Windsor, the
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OF THE STATE OK FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY.
Chancery Case No. 13-303
MARY HAWKINS WARING.
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Princess Royal Mary, Dowager
Countess of Harewood, and the
Duke of Gloucester.
She is survived also by nine
grandchildren and three great
During her long life, Queen Mary
had seen England fade from its
days of 19th century imperial glory
under Queen Victoria, through two
world wars, into the economic
straits and tense uncertainties of
the postwar atomic era.
Her long career was punctuated
by personal tragedy. Her first
fiance, Prince Edward, Duke of
Clarence, died in 1891, a little
more than a month after their en
gagement, She subsequently mar
ied his brother George.
Their youngest son, Prince John,
died in 1919. The death of her hus
band Jan. 20. 1936, brought widow
hood, but within the year she was
struck by another tragedy—the ab
dication of her, beloved eldest, Ed
ward VIII, to marry an American
divorcee whom Queen Mary never
With World War II came death
for hep fourth son, the Duke of
Kent, in a Royal Air Force
crash in 1942. On Feb. 6. 1952,
her second son, King George VI,
Through all the public and pri
vate sorrow, the indomitable wom
an never faltered in her stern de
votion to duty.
She was born May 26, 1867, in
Kensington Palace, the daughter
of the Duke and Duchess of Teck
and a great-granddaughter of King
George 111. Her parents christened
her Victoria Mary Augusta Louisa
Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes, but
she became known as Princess
After Prince Edward’s death of
influenza in 1891, she married
George in 1893. The death of Vic
toria, in 1901, and of George’s fa-
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j queen mother, she led a busy life
!of public service. She inspected
! slums and the homes of the work
’ ing classes, gave generously to
! charity, visited hospitals, institu
tions and orphanages, constantly
mingled with different classes of
society, and was an indefatigable
patroness of the arts and the
Trained in economical methods
:as the daughter ,of not-wealthy
j parents, she ran her palaces on
strict and careful budgets. She
rose early, ate lightly, carried on
J a voluminous correspondence and
remained the center of her large
j During World War 11, when she
was moved to the relative security
of the Gloucestershire village of
. Badminton, she helped in troop
jeanteens, organized entertain
i ments, often dug in her vegetable
j garden as an example to the "Dig
for Victory” campaign for more
food, and gave standing orders to
her chauffeur to give rides in her
limousine to servicemen and worn
! en walking or resting on the high
White-haired, stately, ramrod
straight, her aristocratic imperi
ousness softened by humanity and
simplicity, the old queen in her
j later years represented what his
torian Arthur Bryant described as
I "the English sense of home, of
quiet certainty, of continuing
The millions of Britains loved
her for these qualities and for her
! human touches—her tightly rolled
• umbrella, the turban-like hats she
j always wore because “George
liked them,” her tireless shop
, ping, her ardent needlework, and
all the other things that made her
i a woman as well as a queen.
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