MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Mar. 14, 1949

¶ The Bureau of the Census announced that one out of every eight married persons in the U.S. has been married more than once. The Gallup poll reported that only 49% of U.S. husbands & wives would remarry their present partners if they had the chance of starting over again.

¶ State Representative Edwin Snow rose on the floor of the Idaho legislature, was recognized by the chair—and asked pretty, redheaded State Representative Edith Miller to marry him. Said thirtyish Miss Miller, after order had been restored: ". . . on a...

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