MEXICO: Legalize and Moralize

As an example to the rest of Mexico's extremely virile but somewhat casual Army, authorities recently persuaded 730 soldiers to solemnize their union with faithful companions who have been neither maids, wives nor widows. With the slogan "Legalize and Moralize!" a mass marriage was arranged in Mexico City at the National Stadium, packjammed with approving spectators. Several soldiers' brides carried babes in arms, but outstanding newlyweds were a trim, ramrod-backed officer and his stern, hollow-cheeked wife, who were proudly married in the presence of their brood of five.

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