STATES & CITIES: Only Free State

The commonwealths of Arkansas and Idaho having matched Nevada's go-day residence divorce law (TIME, March 16), Nevada last week went them 48 days—and then some—better. At Carson City, Governor Balzar signed a bill permitting divorce after a 42-day sojourn in the State, with the provision that grounds need not be specified unless the action is contested. Also he signed a measure legalizing old-time gambling. The new divorce law is effective May 1; the gambling law went in at once.

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