Education: Omit Flowers

Into the office of New York City's Mayor Fiorello ("Little Flower") LaGuardia last week marched indignant New York City florists. Their complaint: School principals, sympathizing with depression-pinched parents, had nipped in the bud an old U. S. custom: flowers at graduation. Cried Spokesman Anthony Gillis (to no avail): "Every year we look forward to graduation. Now flowers are forbidden. This goes to show there is something wrong somewhere."

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