LABOR: Men for Mules

Some of the best mules of the Arkansas State prison farm near Tucker are dead and there is no money to buy more. Last week Superintendent Arthur Grenade Stedman was faced with a problem: how to get the prison farm's cotton patch seeded? For each dead mule, he harnessed six strapping convicts to a cotton planter. When five other machines had likewise been hitched with prison labor, he sent them forth to inseminate the good earth of Arkansas.

Although men and women serve as draft animals in China and Africa, the use of men for mules in Arkansas made news....

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