MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Mar. 7, 1949

MANNERS & MORALS ¶ A 24-year-old artist named Cock van Gent ran an advertisement in a Los Angeles newspaper offering her left ear for sale for $24,000; she explained that she would use the money for living expenses while pursuing her career.

¶ Apparently stimulated by the approach of spring, 250 male students of Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., raided a women's dormitory, tipped over beds and pushed screeching coeds into cold showers. The girls seemed delighted. "It was more fun than anything else," said Senior Lois Taylor. "In fact, we had an inkling they were coming."

¶ San Francisco's famed Armenian...

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