Foreign News: Refugee

"Scientists," the Communist Berliner Zeitung said last week, "have calculated that a single sparrow destroys five to nine pounds of grain annually. Despite all our love for birds, this calls for countermeasures. The German Democratic Republic has therefore issued a police ordinance by which two to ten sparrows are to be destroyed on every hectare of land." In answer, the West Berlin Kurier told its readers: "If a tattered sparrow should peck at your window, let him in. He's a political refugee."


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