MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Nov. 17, 1947

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

¶ In Audubon, N J., Mrs. Myrtle S. Lewis defied a notice from her landlord to vacate a six-room house. Landlord David C. Lang then removed the roof. But the First Presbyterian Church Men's Club started building Mrs. Lewis a new roof. Despite a risk of prosecution for trespassing, the Men's Club remained firm in its "belief that all people should have roofs over their heads."

¶ In Schuylkill Haven, Pa., voters were disconcerted to learn that they had elected to their borough council a John McHarty, Republican, who did not exist.

¶ In...

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