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 . . ....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!