Clipped From The Courier-Journal
ALLAN M. TROUT. Flash! Bulletin! Stop the presses, boys, and make room for the most remarkable true story I ever read, as follows: "When I was a boy living at West Point, Ky.," writes T. E. Jenkins of Lexington, "I had a pal by the name of Ed Laswell. Ed had an uncle living on Salt River in Bullitt County. One spring Ed's uncle brought us boys two young ground hogs about the size of large rats. "We tamed and trained them to do such stunts as jump through hoops, stand up to be fed and roll over and play dead. "We made little suits for them, with pants and coats, out of cottonade. They wore these suits, without much discomfort. They would sit up to a little table, eat, then walk for a short distance on their hind legs. All this was very amusing indeed.