MANNERS & MORALS: Reasonable Facsimile


There is probably no more efficient fund-raising device in the U.S. than a clear-eyed, neatly uniformed Boy Scout who is patriotically seeking adult help in doing his daily good turn. Last week, as a result of a campaign by hundreds of Scouts, hollow, eight-foot copper reproductions of the Statue of Liberty— guaranteed to turn green like the original, except along their soldered joints—were sprouting in the nation's parks.

The statues, which are calculated to "strengthen the arm of liberty" are the brain children of a wealthy and civic-minded Kansas City manufacturer named Jack P. Whitaker. He was first struck with...

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