Sherley Ewing, a waterfowl hunter who promoted support for the new state law, says that it will do much to solve a crop depredation problem caused by waterfowl. But Willie J. Parker, chief of enforcement for Maryland's FWS, checked his files and found only one complaint concerning crop damage inflicted by waterfowl during hunting seasons.
ATTENTION BOBBY RIGGS
Watching a golfing couple teeing off at Riverside Municipal Golf Course in Portland, Maine, John Flaherty, a brash 18-year-old, observed that he could do the nine holes in less than 50 strokes. Using a putter. He had two instant bets.
It was 7:10 p.m., with darkness not too far off. The course was all but afloat from a long, damp spring and the weather was a mixture of mist and rain.
Flaherty took a 7 on the 1st hole, while his opponents smirked. He did get a par on the 2nd but achieved a triple bogey 6 on the 3rd. Then he began banging his tee shots 180 yards with natural fade. He found only two traps, both of which were shallow enough for him to escape with little damage, and he played holes five through nine 6-4-4-5-6. Forty-five minutes after departure he was back in the clubhouse with a 46. And money.
Flaherty had been practicing using his putter as a driver for some time, it turned out.
ANOTHER NAME WOULD SMELL
Parents do like to give their children nice-sounding names and, after waiting eight years for a son, the parents of Alan Gallagher, California Angel third baseman, christened him with every name both of them liked. It came out Alan Mitchell Edward George Patrick Henry Gallagher.
His teammates call him Dirty Al.
THE OPPOSITE FIELD