With the enthusiasm of a flushing spaniel, Earle Angstadt Jr. quarters the countryside, bringing home doves from Delaware, quail from Louisiana, deer from Pennsylvania, ducks from Illinois and even a trapshooting trophy from the Grand American at Vandalia last month. This is all quite appropriate, since Angstadt is president and board chairman of that venerable sporting goods institution, Abercrombie & Fitch.
Angstadt and rifle were all set last week to jet off to Wyoming for the opening of the elk season. Five similarly armed friends were to accompany him. Then, to his dismay, and what was surely to be that of the Secret Service, he discovered that the President of the United States was scheduled into New York's Kennedy International Airport at exactly the same time that Angstadt and artillery were scheduled out.
After some frenzied telephone calls Angstadt managed to place rifles and ammunition in the hands of the New York Port Authority police, who took over the task of escorting them into the baggage compartment of his plane. Moments later, feeling much like James Bond in the 14th chapter, Angstadt slipped quietly into the terminal building, boarded his plane and fastened his seat belt. Wordlessly, a stewardess pressed a claim check into his hand. Only then did Angstadt lean back, take a bottle of Bonded 007 from his briefcase, and wipe his perspiring brow.
UNTO ONE OF THE LEAST
A New York girl with a slightly bleeding heart picked up a wounded pigeon in the street last week. It evidently had been hit by a car and had a broken wing. Now it must be conceded that this pigeon would not have been missed (five million of its brothers and sisters infest the city), but the girl in question felt herself in a moral crisis that cried out for existential commitment. Accordingly, she called the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. If accompanied by television cameras and press agents, the ASPCA would climb the Rockies to release a tethered elk; it maintains a public relations department to nurture its public "do good" image; and it is prepared to exhaust its treasury, if necessary, to contain the corrida at the Mexican border.
To relieve her of the pigeon, the girl was told, the ASPCA would charge her only $5.
ADDRESS TO THE JURY
The new president of the Washington Redskins, Edward Bennett Williams, famed and very persuasive trial lawyer and himself an ardent sports fan, has some thoughts on the National Football League's television policy.
Such as these: