?Call of the Wild
Because of their "deadly effectiveness" in calling ducks and geese, the Department of Interior banned electronic bird-calling devices (mostly well-amplified recordings of the sounds birds make while eating) for the coming hunting season. Penalty for their use: $500 or six months in jail or both.
?Poet of the West
Although Pete Rademacher may not accept the IBC's offer to fight in Madison Square Garden ("I kind of lean away from them"), Promoter Jack Hurley, Seattle's leading prose poet, thinks Pete's boxing future could be bright. Sings Hurley: "He's as confident as Einstein doing long division."
?Hope in the Isles
The British, after a long period of austerity in their annual track meets with Russia, think they see prosperity ahead. They lost the meet again last week, but by only 26 points. Britons dominated the running events and even did surprisingly well in the field. "At the European championships next August," said one expert, " Britain is going to be the longest thorn in Russia's side."
?Bud vs. the Bug
Bud Wilkinson, the football coach who thinks of everything, brooding about the havoc Asian Flu could wreak on a football team, has arranged to have his Oklahoma squad inoculated any day now.