National Affairs: The Female of the Species

Robert C. Lockwood, a 41-year-old Miami insurance adjuster, had tax troubles. The Internal Revenue Service claimed he owed $415.69 in back taxes. Lockwood insisted he owed nothing. The collectors put on the pressure, and Lockwood, like many another before him, buckled. He signed a waiver permitting the Government to attach his paycheck. Said he: "I just gave up. I'm a little guy. I didn't figure I could fight the Government."

No sooner had Robert Lockwood signed that waiver than he had more than tax troubles. He had wife troubles. Pretty Margaret Ann Lockwood, 28,...

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