Annie Laurie Crawford Aitken (photograph left), a prize-winning sculptress and patron of the arts, was a superb wing shot and winner of many cups at live-pigeon shooting in Europe. In her first year of competition in the Ladies' World Championship at Seville she out shot all the great Spanish contestants and shot off against an American veteran, Dolly Isetts, to win the No. 2 spot. The following year at Milan she out shot all the Italian women including their top shot, Princess Ruspoli and ended up shooting against Mme. Pigeon for the Championship of the World. In Monte Carlo she shot against the best male shots and finished No. 6 in the Prix de la Cote d'Azure--two places ahead of the professional Callistani, who twice had won the Championship of the World.