European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 6 1968, Page 15

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 6, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 16 the stars and stripes april 6, she s a straight by John Krueger staff writer so fur so Ood As far As safaris Are concerned and mrs. Robert ii. West found it the dream of a busted her share of game too. Mrs. West wife of the colonel who commands the dental detachment in Giessen accompanied her Hus band on a wildlife safari to Tanzania in East pert pretty native of Minneapolis Mother of two demonstrated her skill with a custom made.308-Cal. Mauser Rifle by bringing Down six antelopes of various sizes and shapes including a Thompson Gazelle that represents a prize Skull and Horn trophy As Well As a Gnu of similar mounts Are proudly displayed in the family living room along with the Sharp shooting colonel numerous trophies. However mrs. West can t qualify As a full fledged Bonnie of the Bush country. She could t bring herself to shoot a Zebra because it would be too much link shooting a operating out of a base Camp the wests journeyed out every Day in a land Rover with their British White Hunter covering up to 150 Miles on the round trips. Nevertheless there was still much stalking on feet Knees and elbows. Still mrs. West found the month in the wild no great Way to lose weight. The eating was too Good. They supplied their meat with the game they their native Cook was a wonder even at baking conditions were most civilized recalled mrs. West considering the circumstances such As the bucket Shower. Camp boys kept everyone in clean fact mrs. West they treated me like a Queen found that at times she got too much the evening she liked to sit quietly and listen to on safari mrs. West poses with Gazelle she bagged with custom made Rifle. Native Drums and singing from near by villages. But the Camp boys would have none of this. Instead one would Rush to her Side with a blaring transistor radio tuned to a South african station. The fall weather was comfortable Cool enough for sweaters in the morning and evening and in the 80 s during the Day. The most practical attire consisted of fatigues topped toy baft up Bush hats. Mrs West proved she wan quicker with a gun than with a camera. She brought Down two animals in one Herd a rare feat her guides told her. But when Cape Buffalo charged the land Rover she forgot to take any another occasion a cobra reared up beside the the wests agreed that the Bird life was out of this world besides her mounted trophies. Mrs. West also brought Back a Leopard claw necklace and a Bracelet made of the hair from an elephant Tail. The latter she said is supposed to bring Good Good Luck mrs. West would like most of All would be to to go Back to Tanzania tomorrow. The country s is photos by Merle Hunter trophies from her Tanzania trip Are displayed in family s living room

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