MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Mar. 21, 1949


¶ Disinflation note: In Denver, a loaf of bread cost 5¢.

¶ In Alaska, where there are two men for every woman, Representative William Egan proposed a $50-a-year tax on unmarried females, to "further the institution of matrimony, relieve the housing shortage."

¶ Nevada Assemblyman C. C. Boak, 79, introduced a bill to grant divorces by slot machine. The divorce seeker would punch the machine once a day for 42 days, to establish residence, then insert 200 silver dollars. As the divorce popped out of a slot, colored lights would flash, wheels spin and a jukebox would play...

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