The personal advertisement in the classified section of The Dallas Morning News said: "Alice: I love you more than duck hunting. Dave."
Now that the season's over....
THE HORSEY SET
A few years ago it seemed certain that the horse, except for appearances at racetracks and in Western movies, was a vanishing animal and the village blacksmith (Vulcanus americanus) an endangered species.
Not so. The horse is making a strong comeback as a recreational facility and there is, therefore, a surging demand for blacksmiths.
Consider New Mexico State University. It started a course in horseshoeing a few years back and has been swamped with applicants ever since. The course, elegantly labeled "farrier science," was intended for local cowpokes, but it has been attracting far-flung farriers from all parts of the nation, including Brooklyn, where there is a shortage of both spreading chestnut trees and smiths.
Cost of the course is $150. Students also must buy $45 worth of lab equipment—pulling nippers, hoof nippers, a nail clincher, hoof-pick, clinch cutter, pritchel, hoof knife, rasp, hammer and apron. These are not easy to find at Woolworth's.
ONE FOR THE BOOK
With the University of San Diego three points ahead and about one minute of play remaining, San Diego's Oscar Foster drove for the basket and was fouled by a University of Redlands player. At the same moment, a fight began and the officials ruled that Foster would not only be awarded one-and-one shots for the original foul but would also be shooting a double flagrant foul on two separate Redlands players. Total: six consecutive free throws, all of which Foster made. Final score: San Diego 81, Redlands 73.
Thinking the six throws might be some sort of record, someone telephoned Steve Boda of the National Collegiate Sports Services in New York. Boda could find no listing for this sort of thing but said that Foster's feat would be so noted "until somebody comes up with something better."