CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind.-- On its first test, Clyde Slavens' new 'coon dog showed its versatility. The dog, stopping beside a creek, began to bark. Slavens looked. There in the shallow waters floundered a 14-inch bass.
"This dog," Slavens told friends, "is one the most promising I ever had."
Miami (Oklahoma) Daily News Record, November 23, 1939.