ALASKA: Prisoners of Love

"This," quipped the Ketchikan Republican Club last week, "is the legislature of bingo, booze and boudoirs."

But Alaska's Democratic legislature was somewhat preoccupied with a superficial study of the three Bs principally because it is a fledgling state facing real frontier problems. The "bingo" dealt with a lottery bill (passed) designed to legalize the beloved Alaska tradition of betting on the exact day, hour and minute of the ice breakup on the Tanana and certain other rivers. The booze bill (soon to become law) requires saloons to close down each day between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.. instead of 3...

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