THE LAW: Bloodstream Victory

It shall be unlawful for any person of the Caucasian or white race to intermarry with any person of the Ethiopian or black race, Malayan or brown race, or Mongolian or yellow race . . .

—1864 Nevada Law

Harry Bridges, Australian-born West Coast longshore boss, flew into Reno from San Francisco last week with his companion and registered at the Mapes Hotel as "Mr. & Mrs. Harry Bridges"—prematurely, as it turned out. For one thing, it was too late in the day for even a quick Nevada wedding. For another, as besieging newspapermen pointed out when Bridges jauntily introduced them to...

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