MANNERS & MORALS: Americana

MANNERS & MORALS

¶Mayors of three Florida cities indicated their opinion of California weather with a hearty bit of dumb show when they arrived at Los Angeles for a visit last week. As soon as they stepped off the plane, they began struggling into parkas, raincoats, and putting up umbrellas. One donned skis, another skates, and the third a pair of snowshoes. As if in reply, thunder rolled, lightning flashed and hail and torrential rain fell on the city.

¶Hal D. Dickinson of Columbus, Ohio gave up trying to keep the five children from incessant telephoning, ordered a second line run into...

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