MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Aug. 16, 1948


¶ The Secret Service announced that during the last fiscal year it had made the biggest haul of counterfeit U.S. money in history. Reason: an increase in counterfeiting abroad. Of $3,094,000 in seized fake money, $2,145,200 was uncovered in the raid which U.S. agents and French Police made jointly in Marseille.*

¶ A Beverly Hills butcher advertising himself as "the Tiffany of the Meat World," displayed expensive steaks on red, amber, silver and blue Cellophane cushions.

¶ Max Sherover, director of the Lingua-phone Institute, decided that St. Louis women have the country's sexiest voices. He explained that they speak with "river...

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