Bobby-Soxers' Gallup

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Bobby-soxers crowd in a hallway at the Hotel Alameda, waiting for actor Errol Flynn to return

What is the younger generation coming to? Last week a pollster's promise to answer the question out of the mouths of the youngsters themselves produced the country's hottest new syndicated feature. Before its first appearance, Pollster Eugene Gilbert's "What Young People Think," distributed by A.P. Newsfeatures, lined up 271 U.S. and Canadian newspaper outlets with 17 million circulation. In several cities editors vied for the weekly column. The Washington Star snapped it up without even seeing a sample, and the New York Journal-American" splashed a red bannerline atop its masthead last week to...

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