MANNERS .& MORALS: Americana, May 2, 1949

¶ Women, declared Dr. Walter C. Alvarez, noted Mayo Clinic diagnostician, exhibit a tendency to "wear themselves out trying to make over an ordinary, good, kind prosaic husband into a Charles Boyer."

¶ The Cigar Institute of America offered the Smithsonian Institution an antique: an 85-year-old cigar (unsmoked).

¶ To stay abreast of the times,, the Colorado state legislature defined grand larceny as the theft of anything worth $50 or more. The old limit was $20.

¶ Los Angeles barflies were intrigued by a new diversion: automatic quiz machines. For 5¢ ginmill intellectuals could...

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