MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Apr. 28, 1947

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

¶ At New York City's Bronx Zoo, 10,000 earthworms were dug from under the lion house, packed on ice and hustled to an airport. Their destination: the Panama Canal Zone, where three finicky duckbilled platypuses, en route from Australia to the Bronx Zoo. were fast running short of earthworms, a platypus staple.

¶ In San Francisco, Stunt Diver Frank Gushing leaped 220 feet from the Golden Gate Bridge, was reported to be the second person to survive the jump. In...

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