J. HORACE LYTLE
For Field Trial Veterans J. Horace Lytle and his orange-and-white setter Illsley Chip the recent Miami Valley meeting at Versailles, Ind. was the climax of two careers. The 71-year-old Lytle was awarded Miami's Gaines' medal for sportsmanship, and 10-year-old Chip won the annual all-age stake. Chip's victory gave Lytle possession of the Dayton trophy, in competition since 1930.
High point of the season's field trials for beagle fanciers is the International Beagle Federation's competition, which this year drew to Pittsburgh representatives from more than 300 clubs. In the 13-inch Derby class, Handler Frank Straw (left) guided Monark Ike to the title, while Handler Jack Greene piloted Hammer Creek King to victory in the Derby class for dogs of 15 inches.