MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Jan. 26, 1948


¶ After two years of labor, Denver's Red Cross Braille Corps completed a 24-volume Braille edition of Forever Amber.

¶ In the State of Washington's Walla Walla penitentiary, Negro Jake Bird, 46, about to die on the gallows for the ax-murder of a Tacoma woman, won a 60-day reprieve by confessing that he could "clear up" 44 other murders.

¶ Offhand, the picture looked like good news: two men, one a policeman, appeared to have rescued a small boy from an icy stream (see cut). But when newspaper readers looked at the caption, they learned that three-year-old Peter Shoukimas...

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