MISSOURI: Prankster v. Governor

On the grounds of Missouri's Capitol at Jefferson City repose three old cannon from bygone wars. Every time that Ralph Coghlan, a ruddy, owlish man who breathes fire and snorts the editorial page of the famed St. Louis Post-Dispatch, thought about them it made him mad. He thought they belonged on the nation's scrap pile. But Missouri's earnest, toothy Governor Forrest C. Donnell said he could not prove that the State owned the cannon, therefore could not give them away. This made Ralph Coghlan even madder.

Last week he took matters into his...

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