Manners: Oteliaquette at Chapel Hill

Good manners are not nearly so good as they used to be. In a freewheeling society with no hard-and-fast code of etiquette, this is perhaps inevitable. But there are individuals—ask any lady who has had to stand up on a bus—who insist that what is needed is not a new set of rules, but a new ruler. The old-fashioned wrist-tapping kind. Especially for these young people.

Students Smart. At the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, many a campus carpus has felt the sting dealt out by 69-year-old Otelia Connor. An inveterate Letters-to-the-Editor writer and widow of an American Tobacco...

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