REWARDS AND PUNISHMENTS
The Good Outdoor Manners Association, dedicated to improvement of the etiquette of all who hunt, fish or otherwise enjoy the outdoors, soon will pass out its annual awards—praise for the group or individual with the best manners, a lambasting for the worst abuser of outdoor resources. Winners will be announced in February. Entries postmarked no later than January 1 will be considered. Send them to the association at 4534� University Way, Seattle 5, Wash.
The bad-manners award this year will be a montage, suitable for wall hanging, of an illegible trail-direction sign shot full of rifle holes, some rusted beer cans, a selection of corroded bottle caps removed from Yellowstone's Morning Glory Pool and crumpled foil wrap found in the woods.
?The kids who wiped out with air rifles the delightful water ouzels (they dive into streams and walk on the bottom in search of food) of Oregon's Silver Falls State Park.
?The rock hogs who used blasting powder to collect specimens of ancient Indian hieroglyphics from the Painted Rocks area near Gila Bend, Ariz.
?The vandals who broke into remote patrol cabins of Mount Rainier National Park and wantonly destroyed food caches left for persons lost in the winter wilds.
?The cretins who reversed a trail sign in Mount Baker National Forest. Two small boy hikers were thereby lost for a day and a night.
Prime candidates for the good-manners award are laudable junior groups who give up summer weekends to the nasty task of cleaning up after their elders. Thus, junior members of Seattle's Mountaineers hiked five miles to Trout and Copper Lakes and in two days' hard labor fished up and carried out 43 gunny-sacks of junk from one lake, burned and buried a mess of garbage from the other.
FLY TO WIN
The San Francisco 49ers have completed their 1962 road games with a 5—2 record, the best "away" mark in the 17-year history of the team. Management believes that the new travel arrangement, flying to and from every game, is responsible. Before the jet age, the 49ers had to lay over at eastern points for as long as three weeks at a time, suffering from strange practice fields, loneliness, hotel meals, theft of secret plays and other alien ills The cost of flying the team is $58,000 more per season, but Vic Morabito, president of the 49ers, thinks it's well worth it. Now all Morabito needs is some means to make his team win at home, where they have been 1-5 this season.