From the May 1946 magazine.

The Clip Sheet

NAUTICAL SHOE CAUSES DUNKING

Plainfield, N. J., Courier-News: "What first appeared to be a duck floating sedately down Green Brook. . . turned out on closer scrutiny on the part of park strollers to be a large-sized man's shoe, enthusiastically if not expertly pursued by two potential members of Alcoholics Anonymous.

"The shoe steered a steady course in the middle of the stream for several hundred yards, blandly staying out of reach of the outstretched sticks of the two tipplers. Climax came when the shoe moored on a rock in the middle of the stream and both stimulated gentlemen fell simultaneously into the water in their efforts to reach the nautically-minded footgear.

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