Miscellany: War

Near New Berlin, the Illinois Conservation Department bombing crew set off their 13th rookery blast of the season. In a crow rookery a quarter-mile long, 180 specially designed dynamite bombs were exploded, killing an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 crows. Approximate number of crows killed this winter in Illinois' crow war: 150,500.


In Taranto, Italy, 28-year-old Battista Rocca walked out to take the air on the town's main street. Promenader Rocca had a furled umbrella crooked over his arm, and not a stitch besides. To the horrified policemen who arrested him, he explained with dignity: "I'm Mr. Chamberlain."


In Dearborn, Mich., Mrs....

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