The two most striking group portraits in the U.S. last week came from an Arkansas reservoir where thousands of ducks heeded the herd instinct and a California living room where a hunter posed with a taxidermical herd collected over a 40-year career

Thousands of ducks quack safely and contentedly at the end of their southward flight on the waters of W. H. Claypool's reservoir near Weiner, Arkansas. The reservoir is used as a duck-rest area, and only limited hunting is permitted in the surrounding countryside. George Purvis of the state game and fish commission estimates 500,000 ducks are in the area at present.

Stuffed Trophies, each one representing a separate trip into the wild, line the Los Angeles living room of John Quincy Adams (right), a great-great-grandson of the sixth U.S. President. Also present are Mrs. Adams, who accompanies her husband on his expeditions and dusts the trophies daily, and Victor Morgan, who served 18 years as the Adamses' guide in Alaska.


The current rage of the French stage is a new pantomime starring Jean-Louis Barrault. In the production, which is scheduled for the U.S. next fall, Barrault plays the part of Baptiste, owner of a steeplechaser which breaks a leg in a race and has to be destroyed. Baptiste, stricken with remorse, turns into a horse which has to undergo many trials before the happy ending.

Race horse owned by Baptiste (Barrault) informs his new owner that he is not feeling too sharp

Baptiste regretfully agrees to give the horse a shot so he will be able to win steeplechase

As a man turned horse, Baptiste next tries to use his talents in an act for the circus

To the astonishment of the circus rider, Baptiste keeps up with horse news by reading "Paris Turf"

The pepped-up horse breaks a leg and dies in the race and his ghost comes to haunt remorseful Baptiste

Turned into a horse through remorse, Baptiste finds he is useless on stud farm

Years later aging Baptiste is pulling a hack in front of a station when his parents find him


One of the most exciting moments in the chase occurs when the sportsman catches his quarry. While Edward R. Murrow and his friends went hunting at the Dutchess Valley (N.Y.) Club (above), other sportsmen were putting an end to their chase in church

Jim Finigan, star infielder for the Kansas City Athletics, smiles for the cameraman with his laughing bride, the former Peggy Reason, after their wedding at Visitation Catholic Church in Kansas City. Soon after they left on a Florida honeymoon.

Startled architect Dan Higgins is caught off guard momentarily as dog suddenly flushes pheasant. A second later he recovered, took aim, shot pheasant.


Person to dog is theme as Murrow bends down to get duck retrieved by pointer. The ducks shot by Murrow were released from other side of mountain almost mile away from blinds.

Joe Louis, former heavyweight champ, and bride, Beautician Rose Morgan, cut cake after a Christmas wedding in New York.

Enos Slaughter, Kansas City outfielder, walks down aisle with fifth bride, Helen Spiker, in wedding at Cumberland, Md.