AMERICANA: Ways of the Natives

Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Military College in Chester asked the cops for help in warding off bands of teen-age girls who roam the campus between 7 and 9 p.m., send up she-wolf calls, toss stones through open dormitory windows wrapped in such distracting teen-age messages as "Why don't you come out and have some fun?"

California. Los Angeles cops were on the track of the vengeful author of 1,500 postcards mailed to U.S. travel agencies and chambers of commerce, who pictured Los Angeles as "a city of thieves and criminals, ruled by the underworld."

New York. Delegates to the Manhattan convention of the...

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