MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Dec. 6, 1948


> Students at Ava, Ill.'s Trico Consolidated High School were driving teachers wild by doing "red outs." They knelt, took a deep breath, put one thumb in their mouths, and then blew (without actually exhaling) until they fainted.

> Jake Bird, a 46-year-old convicted Negro ax murderer, learned that his lawyer, J. W. Selden of Tacoma, Wash., had died. Selden was the fifth man connected with Bird's trial to die in the eleven months since the killer had predicted: "All the guys who had anything to do with this case...

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