"I went to Washington thinking that one man might be able to do the job. I found that I was as helpless as a cork in the middle of the ocean."

Thus last week did pungent Cartoonist Jay Norwood ("Ding") Darling, who had done the job of saving the nation's wild life fully as well as any other one man could have done it, explain his resignation as Chief of the U. S. Bureau of Biological Survey.

When Secretary Wallace persuaded Cartoonist Darling, a lifelong conservationist, to leave his desk at the Des Moines Register...

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