MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Jun. 30, 1947


Notes on U.S. customs, habits, manners & morals as reported by the U.S. press:

¶Chicago celebrated "Rat Extermination Week," hoped to wipe out 2,000,000 rats. Aldermen toured the city in sound trucks urging everybody to pitch in.

¶In Oregon, the logging town of Shevlin (pop. 600), complete with houses, offices, stores, post office, was moved to a new location for the fifth time in 26 years. Everything was hoisted onto railroad cars, hauled 40 miles to a new timber stand.

¶Hobo King Jeff Davis, arriving in Atlanta as a paying passenger on a train, announced that hoboes had stopped...

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