MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Dec. 22, 1947


¶ The lights of outdoor Christmas trees—from the 65-ft. Norway spruce in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center (see cut) to front-yard evergreens in ten thousand U.S. cities and towns—began to glow and glimmer brightly in the night.

¶The Freedom Train (TIME, Sept. 22) with its display of historical documents began a tour of six Georgia cities—after dutifully coupling on a "Heritage Train" (one Central of Georgia Railway baggage car) in which local patriots had proudly deposited the original manuscripts of the Constitution of the Confederate States and of Gone With the Wind.

¶Pullman Porter Fred Wright, 67, who went to...

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