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Driving along a road near the University of Maine at Machias, student John Turner spied a large bobcat crossing the road. Since a bobcat is worth a $15 bounty in Maine, Turner got out of his car and chased the cat until it treed. It was then he realized that he had no rifle.
Hoping another car would come by, Turner waited. None came. So Turner solved the problem. He took off his hat and coat and dressed a small tree so that it resembled a man. Then he drove to a friend's house and borrowed a gun. Hastening back, he found the bobcat still treed, glaring balefully at the hat and coat.
Turner got his bounty, and earned it.
SKIP THE DANISH
The M.C. was Curt Gowdy, and the speakers included Ted Williams and Bing Crosby. The occasion at New York's Waldorf-Astoria last week was not another midwinter sports dinner, but a concerned gathering of the Committee on the Atlantic Salmon Emergency.
CASE is out to stop Danish commercial fishermen from taking Atlantic salmon feeding at sea off west Greenland. Every salmon country in the world, including the U.S., takes the position that high-seas fishing for salmon cannot be justified because the catch cannot be regulated to protect home rivers. The Danes have gone on fishing.
Now CASE has drawn up a timetable to make the Danes listen. CASE is considering a formal boycott of Danish goods if the Danes don't agree to stop at an international meeting this May. CASE is taking ads in trade magazines to warn importers of the possible boycott. "We have no desire to see the American businessman with unsold goods on his shelves," said Bramwell Fletcher, who delivered the timetable. "So we give adequate advance notice. We'll go next to the supermarket magazines and finally to Danish newspapers." (In Congress, Representative Thomas Pelly of Washington is reintroducing a bill that calls for a ban on the importation of any food product from any country hurting the conservation of North American Atlantic salmon.)
In a way, the boycott already has begun. Ted Williams told the dinner guests he was shopping the other day when he picked up a canned ham. It was labeled IMPORTED FROM DENMARK. Said Williams: "I dropped it like a hot potato."