STATES & CITIES: Pigeon Shoot

Colorado's capitol building at Denver makes an ideal home for visiting pigeons. The crannies are comfortable and from time to time Colorado's philanthropic legislators provide a penny's worth of peanuts, prime pigeon fare. But last week the birds returned evil for good. Through a window they entered the legislative chamber, scratched, cooed, flew about the high ceiling making themselves a nuisance. Debate on a $600,000 appropriation bill was dropped, the Speaker called the janitor. The janitor called his assistant. His assistant called Electrician Fred Karns. Finally, over the protest of several...

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