MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Jul. 14, 1947

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

¶ Baltimore citizens wear out an average of 25 postoffice pen nibs a day, snitch another five, ruin some more by using them as nail-cleaners, reported P.O. Custodian Howard Walter.

¶ A few days after he leased a five-room, $150-a-month Manhattan apartment, Student Benjamin Chilman, 19, advertised it for rent, collected $6,500 in advance from seven eager sublessees, gave each a phony key and told them all they could move in on the same day. Thanks to a suspicious...

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