MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Dec. 29, 1947


¶ The once unrefusable March of Dimes was refused permission to raise $40,000 in Oklahoma City.

¶ Elevator operators in Los Angeles' City Hall were told to stop calling out. "War Department!" for the floor on which Divorces are granted, "Flatfoot Alley!" for police headquarters, and "Ball & Chain!" for the city attorney's criminal division.

¶ Detroit police gathered disturbing statistics on juvenile delinquents. Eighty percent of 10,000 teen-age lads who had had trouble with the law in Detroit last year came from families with adequate or above-average incomes.

¶ A...

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