MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Nov. 10, 1947


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

¶ To publicize Navy Day, Rear Admiral Monroe Kelly, commandant of the Third Naval District, turned over his command for the day to James F. Rappaport, 14, of The Bronx. Settling back in the admiral's chair, young Rappaport announced: "When I grow up I want to be a lawyer."

¶ Wheat at $3 a bushel had sprouted a rash of "wheatleggers." Organized like racketeers, they case a remote granary, on a quiet night back their trucks up close, bore a hole, and fill up. A single haul may be worth as...

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