The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 6, 1976 · Page 14
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 14

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Vi-?Jm Beach Post, Monday, December 6, 1976 Mitchell From Bl more about pigeons than I really wanted to know." Frenchman with water freezing on his hearth would eat a full-grown, street-hardened pigeon," Wiggins said. "I'm talking about a street pigeon that has been eating stale popcorn, bugs, animal droppings and soot. They even eat soot, did you know that?" "Soot?" I said incredulously. "Why would they do that? There's no nourishment in soot." "Tell that to' the pigeons," he said. "I think I'd rather just forget the whole thing," I said. "Even if what you say is true, you have told me far You've got Class You've got Style You've got Charm . . If you can Dance! SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OfftR WE WILL LEND YOU MONEY ON YOUR HOUSE and authority that I included it in my column, only to incur the scorn of the editors. "Did you ever hear of squab?" one of them asked. "Well, that's a pigeon. It's a delicacy. Who told you pigeons tasted bad, anyway?" "Wiggins," I said. "Some inner instinct told me so," the editor said as he deleted the paragraph. "Wiggins is trying to sabotage your column. You ought to go back there and smear rubber cement on the earpiece of his telephone." Wiggins, however, stubbornly clung to his position that pigeons are virtually inedible. When pressed for his source, he muttered he had "read it somewhere." Wiggins conceded that a squab is a pigeon, but said they are edible only because they had been fed a special diet of corn and were young and tender. "The test is whether a starving 76 If your dancing isn't becoming you OR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 1st or 2nd Mortgages Highly Competitive No Appraisal Fee All Calls Are Confidential Approval in 24 hours Come In or Call J. I'. Maton-Gporgi' I'. Slalon. Licensed Mortgage Brokers SLATON, INC. 600 South Olive Avenue 655-8666 $1I you should be coming to US. 3 - 1 hour Private Lessons 4 Group Lessons 2 Parties "itonnd solemnly. "The edges of the l)Ms Tell them that." u.tnlly had I committed that coun-' i to memory when I received a ttcr from J.N. Spielman of Lake .'.irk, who advised the FAU students " forp.'t about the pigeon commit-"' .(nd the scientific research. "Take ;m old paint man's advice," ' iclmaii said. "Buy a half-pint of neap vainish gloss oil, if they ' n find it mix a tablespoon of ' astur oil in it. Brush on a light ' at. The bird will get loose, but he ' ;u't come back. ' (Is the same system used in rukinn fl paper," Spielman said. ' lint llypai er wouldn't work, be- use they i the pigeons, not the t,i(lints would fly away with the i'-. paper I kn iv it will work," Spielman -aid confidently. "I have recom- irmled it a number of times and I ' ow it will work." I hope it does work, because this ninile pigeon business has stirred up other interoffice controversy. 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'.Journal of the Plague ii ' look place in London." ! ihat point I became a little im-t ; n t myself and told my col-- .,'iie that 1 wasn't in the mood for aailiriK literary niceties, adding ' Maiie Antoinette (I know, it n't Marie, it was another woman i"i' court i was never quoted to Let them eat squab." 1 would like to settle this . - in of pigeon edibility once and .ii 1 say pigeons are inedible, i.i 1 speak not of your 3-month-old i ted squab. 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