MANNERS .& MORALS: Americana, Oct. 25, 1948


¶ A director of the radio show Stop the Music asked the Boeing Airplane Co. to donate a four-engined Stratocruiser as a prize in the "mystery melody jackpot," saying the publicity would be worth $75,000 to Boeing. The company refused, gently pointing out that the double-deck, 80-passenger aircraft needed a crew of five, sold for approximately $1,500,000.

¶ The mayor of Bridgeton, N.J. (pop. 23,000) ordered that drunks be charged rent (to be paid by working in a municipal park) while sobering up in the city jail.

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