From the July 17, 1961 issue of the St. Paul, Journal:*
Over around St. Paul the other day a Highway Patrol Trooper spied a lime truck cruising along at a sports car clip and stopped it. The following conversation resulted.
What's your name? Bob O'Brien
Where do you work? O'Brien Rock Crusher
Whose truck is this? Joe O'Brien
Who are you taking this load to? Ed O'Bryan
Who is your father? Joe O'Brien
Well, you take this ticket and go see John O'Brien
From John O'Brien, Justice of the Peace, Bob O'Brien learned that it costs $15 to drive Joe O'Brien's truck too fast from O'Brien's Rock Crusher to Ed O'Bryan's. The trooper's name was neither O'Brien nor O'Bryan, but White. It's a wonder the Irish let him into the affair.
* This article, from page 454, is among many Journal excerpts captured in David O'Bryan's Annals of St. Paul: The Swan Song for the St, Paul Journal, July 2, 1936 - November 16, 1961.
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