“Old Bill” Suggests—
A man driving an automobile in 1910 was roundly berated by two women because the machine, although driven slowly, frightened the staid horse attached to their buggy.
“You have no business bringing those crazy machines around, scaring people’s horses,” snapped one. “Some day there will be a law against running those things on the highways.”
“On the contrary,” he said. “some day these machines will be commoner than horses.”
The two women laughed heartily.
“You must be crazy,” said one, not so much unkindly as amusedly. “He certainly is a crank,” her companion agreed.
This story is not imaginary. The incident took place in a little town in Wisconsin and was recounted the other day by one of the participants.
Seeing is not always believing, proverbs to the contrary. Most people will not even believe what they see until it bumps ’em.
ROYAL F. MUNGER.