Foreign News: Compleat Conchophilist

"The slug to the snail," says Peter J. Henniker Heaton with the finality of a man disposing of an issue once & for all, "is as the vagabond to the ratepayer."

Mr. Heaton, retired civil servant and amateur conchophilist, is the founder of the British Snail-Watching Society. Last week he, and the 70 members of his organization, celebrated their first anniversary by an all-night watch of snails (they roam chiefly at night) on the darkened byways of suburban London. . Like Henry V at Agincourt, the watchers could cry: "We few, we happy few"-for not only is conchophily a rare passion, but...