MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Dec. 27, 1948

¶ Santa Claus (pop. 35), Ind.'s two leading Santa Clauses, William Koch and Milton Harris, were hoping against hope that they wouldn't have a white Christmas. Snow would keep upwards of 100,000 people from visiting their respective tourist attractions, Santa Claus Land and the Candy Palace.

¶ A Brainerd, Minn. jury awarded one Mrs. Lola Ramona Dockter a $5,000 judgment after she complained that her privacy was violated while she was giving birth to a baby. The basis of her suit: her doctor allowed a college instructor to watch the delivery.


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