New York: Divorce in Idaho

It was announced on April 19 that on April i Margaretta Fitler Murphy, 36, of New York, had obtained an Idaho divorce from Dr. James Slater Murphy, 41.

Ordinarily, that news might have been worth a few lines in a few local papers. But not now; it was splashed all over Page One. For as most everyone knew, "Happy" Murphy had long been rumored to become the second wife of New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller, 54. As the New York Mirror headlined: ROCKY:

SHE'S FREE.

The Bridal Gown. Happy was born to a wealthy,...

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