MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Mar. 10, 1947

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

¶ In San Diego, Calif., Attorney Alfred Wesley Ingalls and his wife were charged with having kept a Negro maid named Dora L. Jones in payless slavery for 30 years by threatening to expose her for a misdemeanor in her youth. Californians were particularly horrified to learn that Dora had never seen a talking picture.

¶ In Washington, at a V.F.W. meeting, U.S. Attorney General Tom Clark tried paraphrasing the old Army rule: "If it moves—salute it; if it doesn't move—pick it up; if you can't pick it up—paint...

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