January 6, 1947

The four boys who rented ponies for an hour’s canter from the Rocking Horse Stables at 470 Riverside Dr. seemed like nice kids to manager Roy Brown, but a day after they saddled up he’s yet to see the front of ’em. The names and addresses they left were false–one is a Van Nuys funeral parlor–and Brown can offer few clues save that one of the quartet walked with crutches. With the horses and their gear, Brown is out $6000–an expensive lesson in the low moral character of the youth of 1947.