(This article originally appeared on page 3 of the May 31, 1952 publication of the Baltimore Sun and is reprinted word-for-word below.)
London, May 30 (AP)—Feminine cries of “I like Ike!” rang through the trees around the houses of Parliament today. Startled officials found 24-year-old Jeanne Thurgar trying to lure her parrot Benji out of a fig tree.
“I taught him to say ‘I like Ike,’” she explained, and answer it as a summons. She said Benji escaped from her near-by Baker street apartment a week ago and has spent most of his time around Parliament since.
At nightfall he was still up the tree.