MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Feb. 17, 1947

Notes on U.S. customs, habits, manners & morals, as reported in the U.S. press: ¶ New York's Industrial Commissioner Edward Corsi gave his answer to the old question of how much to tip. His scale of average tips: taxi drivers, 12%; barbers, 15%; waiters, 71%; bootblacks, 5¢ a shine.

¶ South Carolina's House of Representatives made its second attempt in two years to amend the state's 52-year-old constitution to permit divorce. The House suggested as suitable grounds: incurable insanity, habitual drunkenness and physical cruelty. But chances of approval by the stand-pat Senate were slim. ¶ Jack McVea's raucous tune Open...

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