MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Jan. 19, 1948

¶ U.S. weather was back to normal. In Portland, Me. the temperature dropped to 8.9° below; in Los Angeles it soared to 87°.

¶ Sighting a "flying saucer" high over Godman Field at Fort Knox, Ky., three National Guard pilots zoomed up in P-51s to investigate. At about 25,000 feet, Capt. Thomas Mantell's plane started to spin, plunged downward, and disintegrated at tree-level. The "saucer" turned out to be a weather balloon.

¶ Mrs. Ruth Foster Froemming, 50, a former Ziegfeld Follies girl, filed for mayor of Milwaukee. Her slogan: "Every church your temple, the world your country, and every man...

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