MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Aug. 9, 1948


¶New Yorkers watched their highways for four miracle Fords which, it was said, went 60 miles per gallon of gasoline, could also be run by atomic energy, and (as some heard it) sprouted wings at the touch of a button. The cars had escaped somehow from a secret research lab. Answering his 50th phone call, Ford's North Eastern Regional Manager Charles J. Seyffer said wearily: "It's the heat." ¶Three hundred members of "Tall Clubs" (men must be 6 ft. 2 in. or over, women 5 ft. 10 in.), met in Chicago, filed their annual pleas for longer Pullman...

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