NEW MEXICO: Abandon All Hbpe

For the first time in its 47 years, sunbaked little Hope, N.Mex. (pop. 300) had a slate of candidates with a platform: "Prove to the world that women are better equipped from every standard to bring order out of chaos . . . women are about to fulfill their allotted destiny." Bonney Altman, proprietor of Altman's Store and Cafe on Main Street, and owner of the local telephone exchange, took a dim view of such talk: his wife was running for mayor, his sister-in-law and one of his employees were running for the town board. "They say they're running...

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