Animals: Ten Ducks, Four Geese

In an office at the Department of Agriculture, behind a desk often littered with drawing papers, crayons and watercolors, sits a quizzical, conscientious public servant whose fame is far greater as Cartoonist J. N. ("Ding") Darling of Des Moines, Iowa than as Director Darling of the U. S. Biological Survey. Upon him, for many months, have converged strong currents of conflicting opinion, brought to bear by two opposing armies of enthusiasts on an issue which it was ''Ding" Darling's public trust and duty to decide.

Long and prayerfully he pondered and last week, with...

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