PERIPATETICS: Of Mules & Men

To keep the world from collapsing, the U.S. is exporting animals as well as statesmen, technicians and businessmen. Both animals and men need physical and mental conditioning to become citizens of a strange and troubled world.

The celebrated Missouri mule, isolationist by temperament, has been having some rude shocks, is due for more. Mules sent to Mexico as replacements for oxen killed in the campaign against aftosa (foot-&-mouth disease) have been causing trouble because they were too pampered.

Said Mexico City's Ultimas Noticias: "It is said that the mules must be bathed every eight days with warm water. Their hides must...

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