Animals: Scooped Lions

The circus played our town one day; Three bengal tigers got away. The manager looked straight at me; Said he: "Your opportunity! "Somebody's got to get them cats, "Somebody's got to go. . . ." — Bert Williams

Notorious throughout the land last fortnight was Denver M. Wright, the man who wanted to hunt lions in Missouri (TIME, Oct. 17). Unknown to readers of the story in the newspapers were two Missouri newshawks whose rivalry was to reduce the episode from the bizarre to the ridiculous.

Into the Ozark foothills in a truck...

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