Miscellany: Beauty Pageant

Last week the citizens of Atlantic City, N. J., gathered along the ocean to witness an almost incredible spectacle. Their mayor, one Anthony M. Ruffu Jr., was being joggled along, uncomfortably enthroned upon a curious vehicle. Sitting beside him, dressed up as Father Neptune, a Broadway comedian named Eddie Dowling bowed and grimaced and made remarks which were inaudible. Behind this incongruous pair, an interminable succession of similar vans, decorated in fantastic style to resemble skyscrapers, vegetable gardens, bird cages, beaches, groves or prairie lands,...

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