MANNERS & MORALS: To Save Gas

Joseph E. (Mission to Moscow) Davies, onetime Ambassador to Belgium and Russia, and a wealthy lawyer before he married into the Post Toasties millions in 1935, dealt with a rumor that had Washington buzzing. The rumor: Davies had just bought a fleet of seven new Cadillacs. Reached by newsmen at Tregaron, his baronial estate in Washington, Davies set the whole thing straight. Said he: "I bought four small cars to conserve gasoline. Mine is a Chrysler or Cadillac, I'm not sure which. I daresay there were several Cadillacs bought—new cars conserve gas, actually. We purchased...

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