National Affairs: Over & Under

To the strident clang of the county clerk's cash register Nevada last week went on its new divorce schedule. Reno did its biggest business in the 67 years of the State's lax divorce law. Ever since the Legislature last March reduced the residence period from three months to six weeks, the city has been filling up with married women "to take the cure" (TIME, March 30, et ante}.

On filing day Clerk Beemer of Washoe County opened his office at 6 a. m. for the rush. A representative from every...

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