Law: Sea-Weds

Shy couples wedded by sea captains to the march of chill spume were displeased last week. An opinion handed down by Judge Chauncey G. Parker (Shipping Board General Counsel) stated simply and effectively that no Federal statute empowers captains to conduct marriage ceremonies. Captains were then ordered to quit marrying.

Cartoonist "Bud" Fisher is a sea-wed, as is Nora Bayes, comedienne. The question of the legality of their marriages, and that of all other sea-weddings depends upon whether or not the State in which the vessel is documented lists ship masters among...

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