MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Sep. 29, 1947

MANNERS & MORALS

Notes on U.S. customs, habits, manners & morals:

¶ In Hartford, Conn., owners of 80 antique automobiles donned linen dusters, set out on a 500-mile drive through New England in a revival of the Glidden Tour (an annual road race for horseless carriages which Financier Charles Glidden established in 1905 to popularize automobiling). The driver most in need of a horse: William E. Swigart Jr. of Huntingdon, Pa., whose 1908 Ford blew a piston head, broke a timing gear, contracted radiator leaks and collapse of the spark coil, and had seven flat tires before he got to the Hartford starting...

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