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Animals: Mavericks

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Three steers, unhappily penned in a truck bound for the slaughter house, one day last week broke loose in a residential district of Pittsburgh, ran crazily about the street. Arthur Hay, 32, an ice-dealer, father of six. shooed a crowd of children to safety, herded one of the steers into a yard. When Iceman Hay seized one of its horns the steer tossed him over the fence, leaped after him, trampled him. Then it turned on one William Busch who tried to rescue Hay. Finally it was roped. A second steer charged Policeman Arthur Jennings, pinned him against a tree before he could shoot the animal. The third escaped. Iceman Hay was treated for abrasions, returned home. Hours later he died of a fractured skull.

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