MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Jun. 9, 1947

Notes on U.S. customs, manners & morals as reported in the U.S. press:

¶ In Portland, Ore., matronly Mrs. Vern C. Edwards, knocked down by a young holdup man, questioned him sympathetically about his motives as she sat on the pavement, rubbing her bruises. Result: the thug courteously helped her to rise, hunted and found her lost earring, kissed her on the cheek and ran off, clutching 50¢ Mrs. Edwards had given him.

¶ In St. Paul, Frank Meyers, who as a successful horse trader has banked more than $250,000, gave his...

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