Foreign News: Trucker's Paradise

Truck Driver William Mortimer Leigh, 55, was a happily married, home-loving man—perhaps twice as happy as most. For where others make do with one, William had two wives, two homes, and two sets of children—and doted on them all.

In a cozy cottage at Chorlton-cum-Hardy, William and Emily Leigh, his wife of 33 years, had spent many a contented hour together through the years with their five fine children, who range in age from 32 to 17. At another cottage in Ancoats, just five miles away along his truck route, William found equal contentment under the name Spencer with Elsie, his second...

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