THE SKY HUNTERS
It takes more than being a good shot to bag a moose. One factor in success may be to use the right airline. Bohman Airways of Ranier, Minn. has built up an especially good name in the business, so much so that it is under fire in Canada.
Bohman flies hunters and fishermen into Manitoba and northwestern Ontario on a charter basis. Last year its three Cessna 180s and one Norseman transported 1,316 passengers on 452 flights into northwestern Ontario—more than any other U.S. line serving the area. What makes Bohman so successful—and is causing it trouble with Canada's Air Transport Board—is its method of helping clients to spot moose.
The hunting is not always good around hunting camps, so Bohman offers more than just transportation. Bohman stays in the air until a herd is spotted, then sets the hunters down nearby, using either pontoon or ski landing gear, depending on the season.
This may well be spoiling business for some of Bohman's less enterprising Canadian competitors, and now the Canadian Air Transport Board is demanding that Bohman show cause why its air license should not be suspended.
SERMON ON THE TEE
Things are proceeding in some areas just as Pope John XXIII would have wished. C. Scott Marozan, pro at the Kingsboro Golf Club in Gloversville, N.Y., has issued invitations to the golfing clergy of all denominations to take part Sept. 11 in The Ecumenical Open. A collection of $7.50 per golfer will be taken up.
INFLATION IN THE MINI-12 MARKET
In this America's Cup year there is, naturally, a certain fervor of excitement about the coming races, and this has led to the marketing of a number of 12-meter models. Cheapest available is a copy of a Sparkman & Stephens design, 30 inches overall and fully found. It may be had from R.R. Larsen & Co. Inc., South Norwalk, Conn. for $38.50. It looks just fine on a mantel and can be sailed. Then there is a 12-meter at Abercrombie & Fitch, tagged at a neat $1,800. She's one-of-a-kind, measures 52 inches overall, is beautifully lacquered and with rigging—winches, sheets and halyards—is completely operative.
The topper, though, is a three-foot sterling-silver model being offered by Shreve, Crump & Low of Boston. Described as "a masterpiece in silver artistry," it's yours for $15,000. Maybe a syndicate could be put together to buy it.
As for the Abercrombie & Fitch number, it was commissioned by the store for a preferred customer who, according to a discreet salesman, "met financial reverses before taking delivery."