Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1948 Page: 9 of 16
SECTION 2 PAGE 1
THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1948
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DALLAS, July 16—Texas hopes
to lend aid in federal attempts to
keep alive the near-extinct whoop-
ing crane, America’s tallest bird.
The crane, which gained its name
because its cry amounts to a
“whoop,” winters in Texas along
the Gulf Coast, the only place in
the United States where the few
remaining birds are known to visit.
However, officials who are try-
ing to keep the bird alive don’t
know the exact breeding grounds
of the whooper.
Last year, representatives of the
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
hopped into a plane to follow the
six cranes which visited Texas.
They tracked them all the way
to Canada, but lost the trail in a
narrow valley near the spot where
the Mackenzie River empties itself
into the Arctic Circle. They still
haven’t found them.
The federal agency, along with
the National Audubon Society is
attempting to find the breeding
grounds because they say that is
the only place where they can hope
to increase the bird’s number.
They are going to keep a watch-
ful eye on the cranes when they
come to Texas this fall. If there
are any left, officials said, they
will arrive some time in October.
Last Half Schedule
For Hug-Coast League
Sunday, July 25
Louise at Palacios
Danevang at Bay City
Hungerford at Taiton
Sunday, August 1
Palacios at Hungerford
Taiton at Danevang
Bay City at Louise
Sunday, August 8
Palacios at Danevang
Louise at Hungerford
Bay City at Taiton
Sunday, August 15
Taiton at Palacios
Danevang at Louise
Hungerford at Bay City
Sunday, August 22
Palacios at Bay City
Hungerford at Danevang
Louise at Taiton
Sunday, August 29
Palacios at Louise
Bay City at Danevang
Taiton at Hungerford
Sunday, September 5
Hungerford at Palacios
Danevang at Taiton
Louise at Bay City
They stay until March.
The federal service, as it has
done in recent years, has enlisted
the aid of the Texas Game, Fish
and Oyster Commission.
Last year, six birds came to the
Gulf Coast of Texas, a drop from
the 30 which made the Southern
trek the year before. The whoop-
ing crane stands nearly six feet
tall and is all white.
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Dove Season In
South Texas To
Open Odober 20
AUSTIN—Hunting seasons on
mourning doves, and white winged
doves were announced today by
the Texas Game, Fish and Oyster
An unbroken 35-day season on
migratory waterfowl was recom-
Mourning doves may be hunted
in the north zone Sept. 1 through
Oct. 15 and in the South zone Oct.
20 through Dec. 3.
The zones are separated the
same as last year, the line running
roughly from Maverick County
northeast to Shelby County.
White winged doves may be
hunted three days, Sept. 17, 19,
and 21 from 4 p.m. to sunset with
a limit of 10 a day and 10 in
Concerning migratory water-
fowl, the commission also recom-
mended a bag limit of 8 this year
instead of 4.
The commission took under ad-
visement the request of a group of
fishermen from the Matagorda
Bay area. They requested a chan-
nel be cut from where the Guad-
alupe River flows into San An-
tonio Bay across Matagorda Is-
land to Matagorda Bay.
Test Case Likely
Of Fishing Law
GALVESTON, July 17—County
Attorney Sherwood Brown Jr. may
have a chance to uphold in court
a law he wrote several years ago
as a member of the state legis-
He said Saturday a test case to
determine the constitutionality of
the Texas fishing license law may
develop from charges filed here
this week against four Louisiana
The mqn are charged with fishing
commercially in Texas waters with-
out payment of licese fees.
Brown wrote the licensing bill,
which requires out-of-state fisher-
men to pay $|500 per boat and $250
per person for Texas fishing.
The Louisiana men have been
freed on $500 bond each. Their two
boats are being held at Freeport
by the state game, fish and oyster
A yellow-hammer is a member
of the woodpecker family.
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(Hollywood National Syndicate)
The pennant race in both major
leagues is still far from settled
but many already are picking the
Cleveland Indians and the Boston
Braves to meet in the World Ser-
ies. Maybe it’s just hopeful wish-
ing but it could very easily happen.
However, from here in, the Indians
and the Braves can expect plenty
of competition with the league
standings changed quite often.
As far as Cleveland and Boston
fans are concerned, they’re behind
Lou Boudreau and Billy South-
worth 100 per cent. Both teams
were only given an outside chance
to cop the pennant so their showing
to date has been a big surprise.
Can they keep it up is the big
puzzler right now.
The Indians won their last pen-
nant back in 1920 and then went
on to win the World Series de-
feating Brooklyn 5 games to 2.
The Braves copped their last pen-
nant in 1914 and then won four
straight from Philadelphia in the
October classic. So, considering the
time element alo.ne, they're just
from 39 to 53, he’s still pretty
tricky with that hall. He throws
overhand, underhand, side arm and,
as far as control is concerned,
he once pitched 40 consecutive
strikes. So ho should do all right
if he shows anything like his old
Satchel is not a stranger among
big league players. He has pitched
to many of them in exhibition
games. Last year, in Los Angeles,
he faced Ewell Blackwell and an
all-star aggregation. He pitched
four innings—and struck out nine
men. That’s terrific pitching any
way you look at it. And Just to
prove it wasn’t a flash in the pan,
a few nights later he faced Bob
Feller, now his teammate, and
another all-star team. This time
he pitched the full nine innings—•
and struck out 16 batters in-
cluding such sluggers as Ralph
Kiner and Ken Keltner. OI’ Catch,
of course, isn’t expected to be
quite as effective everytime he
goes to pitch. But he should give
a good account of himself and
probably save many a game for
Boss Bill Veeck.
It begins to look as though this
will be the Browns' last year in
St. Louis. President Dick Muck-
erman recently remarked that un-
less his team received better sup-
port he would move the franchise
to some other city. The Browns
are not drawing, in fact, they're
not even drawing as well as last
season when only 332,000 customers
turned out. If Boss Muckerman is
wondering why fans are staying
away, he himself is to blame. He
sold every name player on the
team with the exception of Bob
Dillinger. He fired his manager.
So you couldn’t expect fans to
support a team that was ripped
apart. Muckerman will have to
build his team and he’ll have to
build confidence with it. And that
is going to take a few year's at
least. Evidently, that’s too long a
* * •
Marcel Cerdaji regained his Eu-
ropean middleweight title by de-
feating Cyrille Delannoit, the Bel-
gium scrapper, the other night. But
he had much difficulty in doing it.
The crowd in fact booed the de-
cision. Delannoit, an unheralded
fighter, took the title away from
Cerdan several months ago. Every-
one figured then that the French
Battler had an off day. Naturally,
in a return match, Cerdan would
be at his best so they can’t say
he was off form again. Either
Delannoit is a very good scrap-
per or else Cerdan has lost much
of his old zip.
* * *
Boss Bill Veeck of the Cleveland
Indians is just about the smartest
man in baseball. He proved that
when he signed Leroy (Catchel)
Paige of the Kansas City Mon-
arehs. All Veeck has to do is to
announce that OF Satch is going
to pitch and the ball park should
Many seem to think that the
Negro speed artist is not the pitch-
er of a few years back. Satchel
admits he has slipped a little—
that’s why he is dropping down to
the majors. In spite of his age,
which is reported to be anywhere
Incidentally, Satchel was so
nicknamed because of his extra
* * *
It's very evident that Ted Wil-
liams, slugging star of the Boston
Red Sox, has been concentrating
on hits instead of homeruns this
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