AMERICANA: Golden Opportunities

Many miles and moods apart, these Americans made the most of their opportunities :

Massachusetts. Four-year-old Rose Marie Ball got locked in a Roxbury Supermarket after hours; it was two hours before rescue came. At first she cried, while 300 people gathered outside watching her, then she began gobbling down bananas, ice cream, grapes, orangeade. She had just discovered the liquor supply (see cut) when the owner arrived and let her out.

Texas. In Houston, where two wealthy householders have already built bomb shelters, a contractor sent out 7,500 brochures advertising a...

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