Miscellany, Mar. 25, 1935


In Chicago, Grocer John Baguilais forbade neighborhood urchins to enter his store on roller skates. His wife thwacked them with a broom. Minus roller skates, two boys returned to the store with a covered basket, set it down well inside the door, removed the cover, fled. Out of the basket flew approximately 100 dirty English sparrows. Sparrows filled the store, spotted cracker barrel, cookie counter, sugar and prune bins and pecked holes in the breakfast food boxes. For two days Grocer Baguilais, his wife and police swung brooms in the air and...

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