MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, May 24, 1948

¶ U.S. citizens now smoke a billion cigarettes a day, according to the calculations of the Federation of Tax Administrators.

¶ New York City officials totted up the results of a year's vandalism in public parks: 1,000 trees ruined, 11,000 square feet of windowpanes smashed,* 500 wire trash baskets destroyed, 4,500 light fixtures broken, five miles of slats bashed from park benches.

¶ A Stonewall, Ga., milkman named H. T. Bradberry found a U.S. mail pouch containing $239,000 in currency lying beside the Atlanta & West Point Railroad tracks. He turned it...

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