Animals: Passing of Arthur

Wherever Thomas Ross, famed carrier-pigeon expert (TIME. Aug. 11), went, his old brown bird Arthur was indisputably king of the roost, for Arthur had a didactic turn of mind. Expert Ross joined the Army to train its Signal Corps pigeons. When he was transferred from Philadelphia to Fort Monmouth, N. J., it took Arthur some two years to get used to the change. But when he did consent to rule the Fort Monmouth roost, Arthur astounded the signalmen. He would help them teach a flock of young "squeakers" to home, by swooping...

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