The ASBA has been actively involved during the past year in educating the various organizations of the ski industry as to the proper procedures for riding ski bobs. Although ski-bob lessons are not necessary, the ASBA does recommend that a basic one-hour course be conducted by the existing ski school to teach beginners how to ride a ski bob without doing unnecessary damage to the slopes, which can happen if they do not ride the device properly. It will also teach them how to ride various ski lifts properly and, most important, point out the rules of the slope and ski-bobber conduct.
The ASBA is also promoting the development of ASBA chapters in various communities as well as in schools. Incidentally, serving with Willy Schaeffler on the ASBA board are Lowell Thomas, John Jay Sr., Lawrence Jump and George E. Garcia.
American Skibob Association
A MATTER OF MONEY?
As everyone knows, it is impossible for anyone to defeat an opponent in any field of competition—bowling, bridge, golf, basketball, football, etc.—unless all players involved have a substantial monetary stake in the game. You can outscore an opponent, but you can't beat him. It would be interesting to see the list of champions if all opponents had to support their abilities with cold hard cash.
This observation is prompted by your article on JoAnne Gunderson Carner (Gundy's Victory Was No Fluke, Feb. 10). JoAnne can be called the world's best woman golfer only when she competes with her peers for money—not when she can play the game nice and loose with nothing to lose and everything to gain. There is no doubt that Mrs. Carner is a fine player and may be the best in the world, but until this is proved day in and day out, I for one will go along with the gals who drive for show, putt for dough and maybe squeeze the club just a little when they have to make a shot that means bread next week.