MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Apr. 26, 1948


¶ Campaigning for Congress in Baltimore, Democratic candidate Paul Burke set up a television set in a roped-off street, tuned in a basketball game, waited for the crowd to gather, delivered his political speech between the halves.

¶ Four straight days of heavy rains brimmed over the Ohio River, drove 31,000 people from their homes, cost, seven lives. The flood was one of the highest in Ohio River history, but it was no disaster. Thanks to control dams, Cincinnati's flood was confined mostly to its downtown riverfront lowlands. Other river...

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