MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Jul. 24, 1950


¶ Traffic on the Pulaski Skyway—New Jersey's elevated high speed automobile thruway to Manhattan—was jammed into a honking, mile-long tangle by a mule named Devil's Brother. When the cops arrived, they found pans, bundles and other impedimenta from the mule's pack scattered over the highway, and the beast itself engaged in a tug of war with Owner Clarence Hornbeck, a cadaverous, 58-year-old man in a tall silk hat. Hornbeck's explanation: he had bet some friends in Galesburg, Ill. that he could walk the mule to New York, bum a cigarette from a radio comedian and walk the mule back....

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