WOMEN: Safe for Men

The National movement to outlaw the female practice of demanding hard cash for damaged feelings last week enlisted New York, where many an itching palm has masqueraded as a broken heart. At Albany the State Senate and Assembly passed a bill prohibiting civil suits for alienation of affections, breach of promise and seduction, sent it to Governor Herbert Lehman to sign.

In Indiana, nine days before, Governor McNutt signed the original "anti-heart balm" bill which Mrs. Roberta West Nicholson introduced in the State Legislature last January (TIME, Feb. 18). Only woman member...

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