MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Feb. 23, 1948

¶ The Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph reported that 200 robins were sighted last week in a Colorado Springs backyard.

¶ In Georgia's Jones County, Mrs. Pat Hungerford, 37, mother of two and a former county health nurse, was swept into office as county commissioner over eleven male opponents. Her campaign cry: "You kiss the babies. I change their diapers."

¶ The Chamber of Commerce of Omak, Wash. (pop. 3,000), refused to sponsor the Okanogan County preliminaries for this gear's Miss America beauty contest when it learned that, under the terms of the franchise,...

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