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I was rummaging through my closet at work looking at old field trial catalogs for names of some of the people from S. La. (the mention of Buddy Schiro prompted my search), and the Port Arthur catalog revealed some interesting entry numbers (and names too).

Open 85
the pros - Joe Schomer, Abel du Treil, Chuck Crook, Bill Wellman, Arnold Boudreaux, Bill De Buse, Floyd Hayes, Billy Wunderlich, Jim Swan, Bob Chance, Rufus Deskins, Willard Higgs, 10 dogs for a pro was a big string, most ran 3 to 6

Amateur 65

Qualifying 50

Derby 65
 

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LOL, see if I was in the Derby or Qual w/ Bar Ken's Hot Pepper, please.

Jerry
 

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Jerry said:
LOL, see if I was in the Derby or Qual w/ Bar Ken's Hot Pepper, please.Jerry
Nope, no Jer, lots of pros in the D and amateurs current and forgotten, e.g. Kaye Culbertson (Fuller), Janie Trahan, Glenn Soprano, Jerry Sims, Pat Kenny, Ralph Parker (remember him?), Sally Holler (remember her), Ken Stupka, the aforementioned Eddie Duplantis, Carl Thurman :shock: , Jack Hicks (wild man from Lake Charles), Martha Laughlin (Russell), Brent Bergeron (before he became a pro and then disappeared), Pattie Harper (McClelland's significant other), and last but not least Corrine (Sweet Pea) Thompson 8)
 

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Jack was the one who cooked the alligator for us at Calcacieu.

Bill Domingue's wife made the Gumbo.

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Jerry said:
Jack was the one who cooked the alligator for us at Calcacieu.
he probably caught it too......

more interesting names Raymond Trouard judged the Derby, Gordy Moss judged the A

and from from the Q........Mike McCrory and his extremely good looking wife Ellen :) , Dudley Duhon, Butch Neel, Curtis Laughlin, Dale Roff, Jack Loftus, Sam Kenny, Charlie Hogg, Sam Cobb, Jim Watson, Fred Wilson, John Ramsey, and some guy named Ed Aycock 8)
 

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Ed, do you remember a fellow that had a aluminum cane and ran a yellow dog with a big black (as big as your hand) patch on his right neck? I remember him cause he was the first fellow I ever saw that was able to come to the line with a training aid, and when I asked about the black patch on the dogs neck, was told it was "collar burn". Educational to a young fellow.
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Bill Watson said:
Ed, do you remember a fellow that had a aluminum cane and ran a yellow dog with a big black (as big as your hand) patch on his right neck?
if he was from the Beaumont/Port Arthur area it was probably Ralph Parker, a semi-surly older fellow who had a stroke and used a cane
 

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And Ralph always seemed to develop a slight case of Palsy when he got to the line!! The cane would rattle and the dog would duck!! :D

Ed, he only had one leg. Never wore his prosthesis to the line but would wear it at the dance afterward!!! :D :D

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So what your saying Jerry is the game was just as corrupt then as it is today?

:wink: :lol:
 

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Ken Guthrie said:
corrupt :
perhaps "corrupt" is a bit too strong

However the first time I went out of state to a field trial, I went to a trial in Ogden, Utah, this was probably in 1975. At the first series of the Open everyone was parked on a road with a very long walk through 2 or 3 holding blinds to the line. I observed a handler walking from the parking area through the holding blinds with a golf club shaft in his right hand. I asked someone who this individual was and I was told his name was Wes Peltzer, one the more prominent and legendary amateurs of the time :shock:
 

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I was reading a RFTN from 1978, and a letter to the Editor decrying the huge entries. :)
 

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Ken Guthrie said:
So what your saying Jerry is the game was just as corrupt then as it is today?

:wink: :lol:
Honestly don't remember Ralph having too much success but he competed and enjoyed it.

If you want to talk corruption, we did have 2-3 in our area that were capable of doing about anything. :evil: :evil:

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EdA said:
Jerry said:
LOL, see if I was in the Derby or Qual w/ Bar Ken's Hot Pepper, please.Jerry
Nope, no Jer, lots of pros in the D and amateurs current and forgotten, e.g. Kaye Culbertson (Fuller), Janie Trahan, Glenn Soprano, Jerry Sims, Pat Kenny, Ralph Parker (remember him?), Sally Holler (remember her), Ken Stupka, the aforementioned Eddie Duplantis, Carl Thurman :shock: , Jack Hicks (wild man from Lake Charles), Martha Laughlin (Russell), Brent Bergeron (before he became a pro and then disappeared), Pattie Harper (McClelland's significant other), and last but not least Corrine (Sweet Pea) Thompson 8)
Ed,

Was Sweet Pea rnning "Charlie"?

Thanks,

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Gun_Dog2002 said:
Man you people are old. I was 6 years old then....

/Paul
And don't forget it young man!!!! :twisted: :twisted:

You're about the age of my Son & Daughter but they were running FT's at that time and in fact BOTH have trophies.

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Jerry said:
And don't forget it young man!!!! :twisted: :twisted:

You're about the age of my Son & Daughter but they were running FT's at that time and in fact BOTH have trophies.

Jerry
Yes Sir. I was too busy making sure my new boots had sheep $h!t on them. :shock:

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Ed, did you know Frank Lucas?? He showed up at the 2004 Nat'l.

Same old Frank except he is now a Preacher!!! :D :D

Jerry
 
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