MANNERS & MORALS: Sudden Violence


The happy dollars (less taxes) fell like the indiscriminate rain:

A young Long Island bachelor named Kermit Rorkmill walked under 100,000 of them and immediately 15 girls called him up—including a few who had passed up his engagement ring. "I didn't know girls were like that," he said.

Another $100,000 fell between two plump divorcees named Mary Markovich and Anna Osojnak while they labored in a Manhattan automat. Straightway, they began to weep and dream of freedom and fur coats.

In New Jersey, part-time Counterman Peter Chenes started violently when $20,000 hit him. "I refuse to get excited," he declared. "But if...

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