MANNERS .& MORALS: Americana, May 9, 1949

>The annual convention of New York's Catholic War Veterans got a resolution recommending that members stop calling one another "Comrade."

> The New York Telephone Co. declared war on "Hello." Said the company in a burst of confusion-making advice: "Think of the time that would be saved if all telephones were answered: 'Mr. Smith.'"

> The will of Mrs. Mary Elkin Moritz of Lexington, Ky. left the bulk of her $20,000 estate to her cousin Roy T. Elkin, "provided that from this day on he does not add the 's' onto his name . . ....

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