VISITORS FROM FAR AWAY
The two most striking group portraits in the U.S. last week came from an Arkansas reservoir where thousands of ducks heeded the herd instinct and a California living room where a hunter posed with a taxidermical herd collected over a 40-year career
Thousands of ducks quack safely and contentedly at the end of their southward flight on the waters of W. H. Claypool's reservoir near Weiner, Arkansas. The reservoir is used as a duck-rest area, and only limited hunting is permitted in the surrounding countryside. George Purvis of the state game and fish commission estimates 500,000 ducks are in the area at present.
Stuffed Trophies, each one representing a separate trip into the wild, line the Los Angeles living room of John Quincy Adams (right), a great-great-grandson of the sixth U.S. President. Also present are Mrs. Adams, who accompanies her husband on his expeditions and dusts the trophies daily, and Victor Morgan, who served 18 years as the Adamses' guide in Alaska.
HORSEPLAY IN PARIS
The current rage of the French stage is a new pantomime starring Jean-Louis Barrault. In the production, which is scheduled for the U.S. next fall, Barrault plays the part of Baptiste, owner of a steeplechaser which breaks a leg in a race and has to be destroyed. Baptiste, stricken with remorse, turns into a horse which has to undergo many trials before the happy ending.
Race horse owned by Baptiste (Barrault) informs his new owner that he is not feeling too sharp
Baptiste regretfully agrees to give the horse a shot so he will be able to win steeplechase
As a man turned horse, Baptiste next tries to use his talents in an act for the circus
To the astonishment of the circus rider, Baptiste keeps up with horse news by reading " Paris Turf"