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THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON D. C., THURSDAY, FEB

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MISS LEE YA CHING
-Star Staff Photo

Six Pairs of Shoes Asked for Odd Feet
By the Associated Press. 

DALLAS, Tex.-She ought to get six pairs of shoes a year instead of three, the woman told the rationing board. 

She wears a No. 5 shoe on one foot, and a No. 7 on the other-so three pairs would really be only one and a half, she explained.

The puzzle is enroute to Washington.

China's No. 1 Aviatrix Arrives in Capital

Miss Lee Ya-Ching Will Address Meeting Tonight

    China's No. 1 aviatrix, Miss Lee Ya-ching, arrived in Washington yesterday a few hours before China's No. 1 woman, Mme. Chiang.
    Miss Lee, who has flown 50,000 miles for United China Relief and its predecessor relief organizations, came to Washington to address a meeting tonight sponsored by the Washington Committee of UCR.
    Wearing a soft blue wool lace scarf around her head and a little black suit, the aviatrix talked to newspaper reporters at the United War Relief headquarters, 1218 Connecticut avenue. This month is being celebrated at headquarters as China month. Miss Lee's talk and the preview tonight of the United States Army film "We Fly for China" are part of the month's Chinese activities. 
    Miss Lee was the first woman of any nationality to receive a pilot license in Geneva, Switzerland, and was the first Chinese woman to obtain a license from her own government. 
    In 1938, one year after the outbreak of hostilities between her country and Japan, Miss Lee began her flights across America, to cities large and small, to enlist American aid to China. UCR officials say that she raised thousands of dollars for the Chinese. 
    Frank Ray will be another speaker at the meeting. His subject will be "Recent Travels in Wartime China." Gifford Pinchot, former Governor of Pennsylvania, will preside at the meeting in the auditorium of the Archives Building, Pennsylvania avenue and Seventh street N.W.

Former Czar Ferdinand In Sofia as Hitler Aide

by the Associated Press
LONDON, Feb. 18 - The Algiers radio reported yesterday that former Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria has arrived in Sofia as Hitler's envoy assigned to the task of getting additional Bulgarian contingents to help Germany. 
Bulgarian newspapers were forbidden to mention his presence, the broadcast recorded by the Associated Press said.
The 81-year-old former Czar has been living at Coburg, Germany. He abdicated in 1918 when Bulgaria, an ally of the Central powers in the World War, surrendered to the Allies. 

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