"Good old Crow" was the shout that went up from many sections when the crow-killing contest held by the du Pont powder company was announced (TiME, March 31).
In defense of crow-killing E. R. Galvin of the powder company, submits:
1) Of 43 replies from state game wardens and commissioners, 38 indict the crow.
2) Crow is vermin of the worst kind. He destroys song, insectivorous and game birds. He demolishes poultry. He raids the nests of other birds.
3) Crow does not eat as many insects as would be eaten by the insectivorous birds...