MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Jun. 14, 1948

¶ Jimmy Moran, New Orleans restaurateur and onetime Huey Long bodyguard, who likes diamonds, added a new item to his wardrobe—trousers with a diamond-studded zipper.

¶ Detroit's Garden City school board dismissed Mrs. Grace Flood for choking her pupils, beating their heads against the wall, taping their mouths, tying them to their seats. Defending her, four other teachers testified that her disciplinary technique was used by other teachers, too.

¶ Offered two weeks at the Children's Aid Society summer camp, 12-year-old Mike Kivatisky, of Manhattan's upper East Side, politely declined. He explained that in Manhattan he could swim at one of the city's...

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