Animals: Lions in Missouri

Southeast Missouri has many wild acres, but no one therein has ever encountered a lion. To Denver M. Wright, big game hunter, member of the St. Louis school board and onetime police commissioner of the suburb of Brentwood, this suggested something. Last week from a stranded circus he bought two lionesses. One night this week he intended to release them on a 26,000-acre forest near the Tennessee border. Next morning with two airedales and six hounds he expected to hunt the lionesses to their death. Said he: ''You can't hunt big game in Missouri,...

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