MANNERS & MORALS: Sorrows

MANNERS & MORALS

It was a week of frustration for many:
¶After gathering farmers for miles around to watch a demonstration of his fire-extinguishing bomb, an enterprising salesman set it up in a tobacco barn near Dillon, S.C., gleefully built a fire of hay and leaves beneath it, then waited for it to put out the fire. It didn't—at least not before the spectators had to run out. And after that the barn burned down.
¶Mrs. Janice Pollock, who was chosen as Mrs. America of 1946 but turned down the honor (and a chance to make $2,500) to...

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