MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Feb. 9, 1948

¶The American Library Association announced the subject in which the U.S. book reader took the most interest in 1947 —himself and his personal problems. Books on psychology were most in demand, books on housing ran second, books on business third. The average American betrayed no interest at all in World War II, atomic energy, or international affairs.

¶To commemorate the birthdays of Presidents William McKinley (Jan. 29, 1843) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (Jan. 30,1882), the Democratic congressional committee handed out free carnations last week to all Congressmen — red for Republican McKinley,...

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