MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, May 26, 1947


Notes on U.S. customs, habits, manners & morals:

¶Spring came to Boston. Strollers on the Charles River Esplanade noticed a childish scrawl which read: "Orpheus loves Eurydice."

¶In Columbus, Ohio, Frank Lane, president of baseball's American Association, ruled that a baseball player can swear at an umpire if the profanity 1) is used in a casual manner, 2) is not heard in the stands, and 3) does not cause the ump to lose his self respect.

¶Spectators at the Washington Post's celebrities' golf tournament were fascinated by the spectacle of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz teeing a golf ball off Actor Edward Arnold's...

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