Law: Dark MacDonalds

Compared to the shame which heaped upon Tennessee when its laws were found Dowerless to prevent child marriages (TIME, Feb. 15),* a domestic relations case up last week in California brought obloquy far deeper & darker. The story reminded newsreaders of the powerful poetry of California's Robinson Jeffers, whose plots of incest the polite public shrinks from as wilful departures from reality.

Into Riverside County Superior Court went one Marjorie MacDonald, 19, seeking annulment of her marriage with Anstruther MacDonald. She charged him with rape and also with incest, for Anstruther MacDonald is...

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