Harrisburg Telegraph Harrisburg Pennsylvania Saturday 26 September 1931
Farmer Says Motor Truck Just Ruined His Mules Ever since that gol - danged gasoline gasoline contraption struck his two mules, Josiah Gingrich, East Hanover Hanover township farmer, has had no more use for them, he complained today in the Dauphin County Court. Just about a year ago, Gingrich was riding peaceably along the highway at the edge of Grantville. He perched atop the driver's seat and every now and again flicked a whip at the tail of one or the other mules pulling the wagon. Along came a truck of the Breyer Ice Cream Company and, according according to Gingrich,, smashed into the rear end of the wagon. Gingrich was hurt and for that he asks damages. But that wasn't so bad, he fig ures; he got over it but those blam ed mules just can't forget it. Every time since that accident Gingrich has taken those two nules out on the highway there's been trouble, he complains. One mule lies down and refuses to move and the other makes tracks as fast as possible for the nearest place where there aren t autos. Gingrich asks $6407 damages for injuries to himself and the loss of the use of the mules.