MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Mar. 1, 1948

¶ In the New York Times Sunday classified automobile advertisements, sandwiched between a '47 Kaiser and a '42 Lincoln, appeared the following: "KNOX, ancient 1900, air-cooled, one cylinder, good running condition, good tires."

¶ Verl Langford of Buena Vista, Colo., named No. 1 truck driver of 1947 by the American Trucking Association, was invited to the White House and congratulated by the President for having driven a truck since 1928 without an accident.

¶ Louisiana State University banned a student magazine named Pell Mell for devoting and dedicating its current issue to "Stormy," a...

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