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Select Group Goes On First Audubon Tour Along Little-Travelled Road In Everglades 'Twas a drizzly day to go scouting around the wilds of the Everglades but the company was nice and most of 'em were no strangers to this sort of thing. With the exception, perhaps, of a couple of congressmen that is, one is a congressman already and the other is the Democratic nominee. When Charles Brookfield, Audu-on society representative in South lorida, asked us to go aionz we were flattered. Having knocked around the 'Glades quite a bit there are still lots of places we've never seen. The prospect of the trip in trigued us no end. On Sunday morning; at 10 we started out in three station wagons from the Tuttle hotel. In the party were Brookfield. Laurence & McLendon. It- G. Withers. Mr. and Mrs. II. L. McCay, Rose Mai-lory. Mrs. T. V. Moore, George Smathers, Daniel O. Beard, manager of the Everglades National Wildlife Refuge; A. D. Barnes, J. Kennard Johnson, of the chamber of commerce; Dr. Julian D. Car-rington, professor of zoology of the University of Miami, and Mrs. Carrington, and A. D. Hawkes, botany student at the university, all of Miami, and Norma M. Prescott. August Burghard, and Congressman Dwight Rogers of Fort Lauderdale. We travelled down the Tamiami Trail to the 40-Mile Bend and then proceeded on the Loop road to Ochopee. There was plenty to see. The canals are running like all get-out, the water going into the ocean without benefit to anyone. Smathers was very interested in this. He said he was learning a lot that would come in handy when he's in congress and the talk turns to conservation of soil, water, fish and game. Congressman Rogers didn't say much, but he too --was impressed with what he saw. The company had an opportunity to see how some people will hunt on forbidden ground. A man and his wife were seen on the road with a shotgun and a J22 rifle. They were much surprised when a man with a badge stepped out of one of the station wagons. Not having shot there was little to be done except tell 'em to move on. Where you least expected it we found the swamp buggy of the state game wardens hidden well off the road and ready for any emergency. We encountered Luther Bunnell, game warden, doing his duty in a smooth-running Model A Ford that took the roads nicely. Hawkes proved his worth in one of the station wagons by being able to rail out by name most every bush, tree or flower we passed. Although a young man, just out of the service, he has written a book on orchids in Florida. We're looking forward to a copy as soon as lt comes off the press. In spite of the inclement weather and the fear of an approaching tropical disturbance, we saw some birds nesting in trees, and standing in the tall grass. Among them were herons, black birds that looked almost blue, a bald eagle, several kingfishers, and several other species too numerous to mention. ! With all the expert advice we didn't have any trouble learning about the flora and fauna of the 'Glades. When we stopped at a bridge on the lone road, we saw several bream, bass and large garfish cavorting in the swift running Six-Man Bout Slated Tonight With three men on each team, the Biscayne arena weekly wrestling show will feature one of the mat games'a most unique events the six-man tag event, tonight. One team is composed of John Clifford, Charlie Laye and Jack Welch and the other is made up of Prince Omar, Sailor Olson and Harold Schott Because of the anticipated action in the main go, two referees will handle the battle. One official has been assigned to cover the goings on in the ring and the other is set to watch the apron portion of the squared circle. The show opens with a 30-minute, one fall bout sending Laye against Olson. Welch meets Omar ia another 30-minute scrap. The favorite, Cresson farm's Val-dina Labar, outlasted a stretch drive by J. L. McKnight'a Blen weed to take the six-furlong Stone-ham purse at Suffolk Downs. Val- dina Lamar ran the sprint ta 1:113-5 and paid $4.20. Evening Flight was third. waters. Too bad I had a fishing license along but no fly tackle. We did see one big raccoon running along the road and heard several woodpeckers beating a tattoo on a cypress tree. One 'coon had been caught running around late at night and was lying quite still in the middle of Tamiami trail, a monument to the speed of man that is disseminating our wild life.. At Ochopee a home-cooked dinner awaited the weary travellers. There were some puns made at the table of chopping your choppers at Ochopee. And like one big family the 2 tourists fell to. One thing I must say. George Smathers was deeply interested. He makes himself at home in any company and said he was much interested in conservation of all the wild beauty he had seen. And , . . when you look at him you must admit that he s sincere. The tour was one of many that will be available to the public this winter. You'll hear more about them and where you can contact the Audubon society for further information. GOLF BALLS AT FRANK T. BUDGE CO. 3rd Floor I C. tlarlor COLLEGE FOOTBALL Friday tlight

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  1. The Miami News,
  2. 08 Oct 1946, Tue,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 7

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