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"EUROPEAN WOMEN READY FOR POLYGAMY,"
SAYS MORMON LEADER'S GRANDDAUGHTER
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Miss Lucy Gates.
Polygamy as a means of repopula
ting Europe after the war is being
seriously advanced by Miss Emma
Lucy Gates, granddaughter of Brig
ham Young, pioneer Mormon leader.
Coming from Europe since the out
break of hostilities, Bliss Gates pre
dicts' that the women of the wax
drained nations are today ready to
accept polygamous marriage. She
bases her belief on 12 years associa
tion, with European women, in various
old world capitals.
Miss Gates for many years sang
with the Royal Opera at the Kaiser's
theater in Berlin.
"I have," she said, "known many
families in Utah where there were
several wives', and I have known
many unmarried girls in Europe
where matrimony is the only career
and I am convinced the woman
who is ope of many wives is happier,
than the permanent spinster."
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