MANNERS & MORALS: Hoosh!

MANNERS & MORALS

West Coast hot-rod fiends have been making pedestrians leap like kangeroos ever since some nameless hot-rodder rigged a sparkplug in his exhaust pipe and made a profound discovery—that waste gases, thus ignited, produce a spectacular "hoosh" of flame. Last week the Portland, Ore. city council was taking steps to make hot-rod flame-throwing illegal. But the fad was moving faster than the lawmakers ; Longview, Wash, reported with nervous pride that a local rodder was regularly getting a six-foot "hoosh."

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