THE MOOD: Of Roosters and Rumblings

The state of Illinois has a new champion rooster. He is a large black and brown Araucana called Hawkeye, and he is owned by John Lynch, 12, of Mount Pulaski, Ill. After a lot of urging and grimacing, John last week persuaded Hawkeye to crow 69 times within a half-hour, 26 times more than his nearest rival at the state fair in Springfield. In Georgia, meanwhile, they are still talking about the new tobacco-spitting champion, Mrs. Marie Davidek by name. "You wouldn't believe it," said Bob Anderson, manager of the 25th annual Georgia Mountain Fair. "Here was this nice...

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