National Affairs: Renovation

It takes a six-week residence in Reno to become a divorcée. It takes a six-month residence to become a voter. Last week while "newcomers" were busy in court getting separated from their spouses, Reno's "oldtimers" went to the polls, re-elected Edwin Ewing Roberts, 61, as their Mayor for a third four-year term. Father-in-law of famed Baseballer Walter Perry ("Big Train") Johnson, and once (1910-19) a Republican Congressman, Mayor Roberts won 3,773 votes by his loud espousal of easy divorce, legalized gambling and free barrels of whiskey. For Howard Doyle, Reno's Chamber of Commerce...

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