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New York. For the bebop man, Manhattan's Alley's Creative Clothes­ "The House of Frantic Styles"­offered two of its newest and slickest numbers:at $14.95, a knee-length, double-breasted gabardine "Bop Cardigan," with four patch-pockets and no lapels; at $8.95, a pair of "highrise, drop-loop, saddle-stitch, tricky-pocket peg pants."

Illinois. Just when Chicago was congratulating itself on an alltime record of 13 days without a single reported homicide,* police found the body of one Joseph Barren, alias "Chicken Joe," in a backyard with a knife in his heart.

Washington. After giving more butterfat in her milk than...

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