MANNERS & MORALS
Insistent in adult ears, the rhythmic tick-tick-tick of jump ropes sounded last week across the land. From Atlanta to San Francisco, from Boston to Dallas, the shrill chant of little-girl voices made loud the early morning's quiet and the twilight's repose. To the irascible, the runes sounded much as ever, but a careful listener could detect differences. In Dallas, little girls chanted:
Dagwood, Dagwood, do you love Blondie?
Yes, no, maybe so, certainly.
Instead of Charlie Chaplin, now:
Betty Grable went to France
To teach the soldiers how to dance.
Salute to the...