November 7, 1947
Waitress Betty Fox, 23, currently sharing digs at 1248 S. Boyington Ave., really needs an apartment--she can't get married until she finds a place for she and hubby to canoodle. The grapevine hummed with news of a three-room flat a soldier was giving up as he entered service, so she tracked the new recruit down and asked if his place might still be available.
"Sure thing, toots, and if you gimme 48 bucks that'll cover the first month's rent."
She ponied up in exchange for the key and address, and soon learned that there is no such number.