MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Sep. 1, 1947

Notes on U.S. customs, habits, manners & morals:

¶ U.S. Army headquarters in Rome announced that pregnancy was no longer a reason for marriage. Reasons: 1) too many "undesirable" Italian girls were using it as a means of getting to the altar with a G.I., and thus to the U.S., 2) too many occupation troops were too young to recognize a scheming woman.

¶Some 2,000 Colorado Shriners dressed up like Arabs and went to the Great Sand Dunes National Monument for an induction ceremony. They penetrated the sandy wastes in tractor-drawn wagons, put up a ceremonial tent, ate barbecued buffalo and applauded...

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