STATES 6? CITIES: Cincinnati's Code


In Cincinnati three weeks ago pious citizens, as an evangelical stunt, spent 16 hr., 40 min. spelling each other through a continuous reading-aloud of the entire New Testament (TIME, March 27). Last week Cincinnati's City Council listened to a like reading of all 659 pages of the city's ordinances.

The councilmen's action was not prompted by civic piety or pride in their own handiwork. A woman had protested her sewer assessment because the ordinance authorizing it had been advertised, not in a daily newspaper as required by the city charter, but...

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