MANNERS .& MORALS: Americana, Mar. 28, 1949


¶ Ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson urged bird watching upon U.S. neurotics, but warned: "Beyond a certain point even the birds can't help."

¶ Don Sinnott, 18, smashed seats, uprooted radiators and unhinged doors in a Los Angeles theater, to prove that he deserved a part in a new Superman film.

¶ The Indiana Unemployment Compensation Bureau in Gary ruled that out-of-work prostitutes may not collect unemployment insurance. Reason: they are "independent contractors."

¶ Detroit's Fire Commission Chairman Paxton Mendelssohn sought to equip battalion chiefs with hand extinguishers. He explained : "As...

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