KENTUCKY: The Case of the Crippled Goose

It was late afternoon, and Kentucky's sports-loving Democratic Governor Albert Benjamin (Happy) Chandler had on his hunting clothes and was carrying a shotgun in the Ballard County Waterfowl Refuge. But was Happy actually hunting? Not a bit of it. Rather, as the story came to be told, he was just sort of standing around bird-watching with Wildlife Commissioner Earl Wallace and a couple of refuge employees. Then suddenly a crippled goose lurched across the horizon, and Happy, with nothing but euthanasian motives, blazed away. He and his companions were promptly collared for hunting afterhours by Game Warden Kendall Thomas,...

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