MANNERS & MORALS: Teen-Age Moderation


In the class war of teenagers, the leather-jacket set long affected ducktail haircuts with lush sideburns, and early-to-bed, high school athlete types favored the crewcut or its level-roofed extreme, the flattop. Inevitably, such a division in the ranks, visible even to parents, had to go. The suave slobs in jackets—leaderless since Guitar-Whanger Elvis Presley played a command performance in an Army barbershop last March—began to let a little more of their hair be cut off. Their short-haired opposites took second looks at the fraternity boys home for Thanksgiving and Christmas...

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