THE CABINET: Paper-Cutting

Easterners in (say) Santa Fe, N. Mex., putting down a five-dollar bill for a pack of cigarets are likely to receive four large round silver dollars in their change. No animus is intended-Southwesterners are used to the silver dollars-solid, tangible, clanking evidence of wealth. A man with ten silver dollars weighting down his pockets may always be pleasantly conscious of his solvency. But Easterners and the U. S. public in general have not taken kindly to the silver dollars which are deemed cumbersome, termed "cartwheels,"' given with...

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