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LINEUP FOR TUNA
The U.S. tuna team, which will compete against 10 other nations for the Sharp Cup in Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, Sept. 12, 13 and 14 (see below), was announced last week; and at the same time came word of yet another international tuna-do, this one on the collegiate level. Last week Alain Wood Prince, captain of the five-man Yale angling team and son of William Wood Prince, president of Chicago's famed Union Stock Yards, boated a 630-pound bluefin off Wedgeport to shut out fishless St. Francis Xavier University of Nova Scotia in the first annual International Intercollegiate Tuna Match.
Wood Prince's ponderous catch secured for Yale the Hulman Cup donated by Anton Hulman Jr., ex-Yale athlete, veteran tuna fisherman and owner-president of the Indianapolis Speedway. Next year six or seven collegiate teams are expected at the match, but meanwhile the Yales, confident and flushed with victory, are preparing to travel southward next week and take on female members of the Bahamas Angling Association.
TEMPEST IN A TEPEE
Time was in the state of Connecticut that Indians fished and hunted in all seasons without a thought of licenses on or off their reservations.
Now, however, it is the written opinion of the state attorney general that the 300 remaining Indians have no special right—inherent, ancient or by treaty—to continue to do so (OUTDOOR WEEK, April 16).
A lot of things are done in the name of conservation, but as Woodbury Town Constable Raymond Burton, who is charged with enforcing the new edict, says "The state should be gracious enough to let people of Indian lineage fish and hunt without all the regulations." Constable Burton, it must be understood, is a man thoroughly divided among himself—he is a Mohegan, name of Grey Fox.
And there is a muted war whoop from Bob Kilson, a 73-year-old bachelor Pequot of the Schaghtoke Reservation at Kent. "It's those white folk," he says, "who come on the reservation and fish out of season and without a license and claim they're Indians, and they're no more Indians than that rusty tin can over there."
TWILIGHT OF A BEAR
The grizzly, that dish-faced solitary old bulk of a bear and largest of all the world's land-borne carnivores, has, of course, no natural enemies, but he is being slowly marched toward extinction in the United States. Before man came with his guns and traps and the dogs he made fearless, the wilderness was the grizzly's to rumble through as he pleased.