Great NebraskaNaturalists and Scientists
NOU, Joy Higgins, Letter, 1903, June 19
Prof. Lawrence Bruner
I have had numerous requests lately for the Law protecting birds. Have you the Game Laws and Bird Laws in circular form? If you have we would like a couple hundred and if you will kindly send me price list. We also want a number of your “special Bulletin No. 3.” I have another matter I should
like your advice on- The robbing of nests for the purpose of having a collection of birds eggs is a common offense in Omaha & thereabout. We can and are going to prosecute under a city ordinance. One young main claimed to have permit from the Game Warden. His name is Frank Perkins 4102 Lincoln Blvd. He was reported to me by Mrs. Payne, Mr. Paul Hoagland is a young man
who has a very large collection which he is fond of showing to the small boys of the neighborhood with the result that they went out and robbed wholesale, bringing in as a couple of hours work – 68 eggs – This Mr. Hoagland buys the eggs from the boys thereby establishing an infamous industry. I should like to know how these people can get a permit. Miss Van Sant does not believe they have them. I wish our Society could be converted into a State organization. We have done a good work
in Omaha among the children. We have enrolled over 10,000 junior members. You will be fatigued with this long letter. I enclose postage and hope to hear from you.
Joy Higgins Secy.