2) Fox hunting. "If you have had no experience with jumpers, do not accept a hunting invitation."
3) Skiing. "Take your lessons seriously, or there is a fine chance that you may break your neck."
4) Skating. "Generously proportioned women would do well to eschew the ballerina-type costume."
5) Swimming. "You do not swim beneath the diving board, for reasons that should be perfectly obvious."
It's a good, sensible and even entertaining presentation of the etiquette of sport, written with a fine understanding that the purpose of sport is fun.
LIKE BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW
It has been a sorry season for the skiing fraternity of our California slopes—little or no snow, you know—and last week the California Ski Operators Association asked Governor Pat Brown to declare the state's ski country a disaster area, like the Polo Grounds when the New York Mets are playing there. Not only lack of snow but recent floods have imperiled a $20 million investment. Most resorts have had at best two or three days of skiing, except in extremely high sections, and some are hanging on by their financial fingernails. The first heavy snow fell two weeks ago and revived hope, but temperatures rose and rain ruined everything below 8,000 feet.
There's a man in Odessa, Texas named Jay Dee Amburgey who says he can raise your bowling average 10 pins just by drilling a ball to suit you. Rancher and oilman, Jay Dee is 55 and didn't take up bowling until he was 48. For the past three years he has been working on his theory, has patented a special drill and has employed University of Colorado engineers as consultants on the law of physics behind it all. In the past two years, he says, he has spent $25,000 on the project, which he regards as a hobby.
"There's no doubt about it at all," he says, "that the way you balance a ball can make you hit the pins about 40% harder."
It will not, however, make you a more accurate shooter.