The convention unanimously adopted a resolution urging a ban on the use of the pesticide throughout the U.S.
Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall urged the society to establish a firm rapport with the younger generation. This, in fact, is already being done.
"We finally got our little boy to attend the Junior Audubon programs," an outdoorsy lady was telling a friend. "He thinks it's called the Junior Atom Bomb Club."
THE DEEPFREEZE GAME
The wind of Pebble Beach? The altitude of Broadmoor? The sand of Pine Valley? For a real challenge sometime, join Bill Joss on one of his golf courses in the Canadian Arctic.
Joss, a station manager for the Hudson's Bay Company at Holman in the Northwest Territories, lays a course over the ice each fall and, before it disappears in the spring thaw, plays countless games by himself and with visiting bush pilots and Royal Canadian Mounties. Temperatures dip to 34 below zero and steel-like gusts blow off the Beaufort Sea, but still Joss enforces his own made-up rule that the club must be gripped with gloveless hands. He paints the balls red with Jungle Glory nail polish so that they can be seen against the white snow and ice.
"Elderly Eskimos think I'm a little crazy," says Joss, "but the small fry can be depended upon to form a gallery whenever we tee off."
NOTICE TO GOURMETS
Buffalo meat may yet return to the dinner plates of North Americans. The National and Historic Parks Branch of Canada's Indian Affairs and Northern Development Department is advertising that some of its buffalo herds are available to commercial ranchers. It should be a reasonably profitable business, according to J. I. Nicol, one of the branch directors. Buffalo have been slaughtered and sold for meat before, but not on the hoof for breeding purposes. The Canadian government has not yet been able to supply the demands of people who want buffalo meat (it's delicious) from the government herds. And this year buffalo burgers were an especially big item at Expo '67, where millions got their first taste of the meat.
A few private herds of buffalo exist, but, mostly, the surviving descendants of the millions of buffalo that once ranged the Western plains live in controlled herds at Elk Island National Park, near Edmonton, Alta., and Wood Buffalo National Park, on the Alberta- Northwest Territories border.