AMERICANA: Private Lives

These Americans last week did their bit to make the U.S. the kind of place it is:

Michigan. Competing stoutly against a bevy of capable housewives, Clifford Sterns, a young bachelor who drives a school bus for a living, won four blue ribbons at the Monroe County Fair: for his baking-powder biscuits, chocolate cake, spice cake and berry pie. His apple pie was only third. Detroit's Welfare Superintendent set about investigating 50 overweight women on the city's welfare rolls, who get an extra $3.30 every fortnight to...

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