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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, June 19, England keeps priorities despite bombings, economic ills LONDON (AF> England kept its social traditions Tues- day, despite the bombing ol Parliament, a shaky govern- ment and a crumbling econ- omv Many Britons took the day oil to go to the races where Queen Elizabeth presided in the royal box. Opening day at the Royal Ascot Race Course once again attracted a capacity crowd of 20.000 including nobility. politicians, industrialists, and sports tans Ascot, just west ot here, tra- ditionally opens Britain's summer social season that continues through tennis at Wimbledon, boat racing at Henley and garden parties at Buckingham Palace. Once again wealthy Britons arrived in their chauffeur- driven limousines, most ol the men wearing top hats and morning suits. Women lavored fashionable long dresses and large straw hats. But this time Ascot had its extraordinary moments too Linda Lovelace, star of the him Deep Throat, showed up braless in a see-through black chiffon blouse. The three tastest horses in the first race were dis- qualified after whip-wielding jockeys repeatedly bumped into each other in the last few yards ol a photo finish. An of- ficial inquiry was launched into the rare breach of British sportsmanship. Security was tight due to the bomb attack on Westminster Hall Monday which authorities have blamed on Irish terrorists. The race track was searched for bombs in advance and police helicopters hovered over- head, while armed police min- gled with the crowd. The social gaiety contrasted with what commentators here have called Britain's worst political and economic crisis since the Second World War. The stock market dropped Tuesday to a 12-year low. The country is suffering a foreign trade loss of about billion dollars a month and is ex- pected to seek another large toreign loan by year's end to stay solvent. Ascot, however, showed no signs of austerity. The track boasts a half dozen restaurants and a private din- ing room for each of its 280 boxes. Two thousand waiters, barmen and kitchen staff serve thousands of lobsters, tons of strawberries and crates of champagne during the four-day race meet. As always, the Queen and other members of the Royal Family opened festivities by riding to the track from nearby Windsor Castle in open horsedrawn carriages. The Queen, smiling and waving, wore a red-and-white silk ensemble and matching hat with rose trimming. Others wore more daring fashions, from blue denims to safari suits. As usual, however, no one topped Gertrude Shilling. She is call- ed The Mad Hatter because of her outlandish headgear. 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