It's an experiment that just might provide a solution.
THE ALLEGHENY YO-YO
Western Pennsylvania fishermen and boatmen have been disturbed during recent seasons by the ups and downs of the Kinzua Dam near Warren. Last year the water level in the reservoir rose and fell as much as 52 feet. Below the dam the Allegheny River fluctuated up to eight feet. Result: poor fishing and uncertain boating.
Ordinary protests to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Pittsburgh have been unavailing. Now the sportsmen are using a more subtle technique. They are mailing Yo-Yos to the Corps.
EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND SPORTS
After accepting the idea of the American drugstore, the French have taken to pinball machines and, not to be outdone, the Americanized Japanese have made bowling an explosively expanding business.
The French refer to pinballing as "flipper" and practice the game on an estimated 150,000 machines from the C�te d'Azur to darkest Lille. There are 20 major distributors, most of them American. Naturally, the game has produced its own breed of Minnesota Fats, the flipper hustler who drinks all day on his touch and reflexes.
As for Japan, that country had only about 50 bowling lanes 10 years ago. At the end of last month there were 44,600 in some 1,800 bowling centers, all equipped with mechanical pinspotters and other paraphernalia supplied by American companies in joint ventures with Japanese firms.
Japan, long enthralled with baseball, more recently with horse racing, golf and skiing, has now become the second most devoted bowling nation in the world.