MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Oct. 4, 1948

¶ A September hurricane moaned in from Cuba, slammed huge seas against the Miami shore, and buzz-sawed on across Florida, killing five people and leaving a $25 million trail of damaged property.

¶ Wyoming's State Aeronautics Commission asked for a law making it a misdemeanor to fly an airplane while drunk.

¶ In Oklahoma City, Mrs. Clara Pyatt, who lived in a tent with her two children, started to build a shack with tag ends of used lumber. A dozen taxi drivers, some of them on strike, heard of her plight, built her a three-room bungalow in three days.

¶ William Ray, an...

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