National Affairs: Acute Shortage

A native of Detroit met a friend on Broadway, Manhattan.

"When are you going back to Detroit?" asked Friend.

"This evening," said Detroiter.

"No, no. Don't do it. You had better stay over tomorrow and see the parade."

"What parade?" asked Detroiter.

"Why, a woman is going to ride horseback from Columbus Circle to 42nd St. dressed like Lady Godiva. You'd better stay over and see."

"Oh boy! Will I stay?" shouted Detroiter. "Why, I haven't seen a horse for 20 years!"

That the blase dinner guests who tell this story are being more apt than risqué,...

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