Sport: Skeeters

Because an enterprising editor of a national sport magazine wanted to increase his advertising by booming the arms & ammunition industry, a new U. S. sport named skeet was created 13 years ago. An offshoot of trapshooting. its procedure of firing from eight different stations around a semicircle appealed to tony country-club members because it did a pretty good job of simulating upland game shooting. Five years ago there were 800 skeet clubs in the U. S., 20.000 registered skeeters. This year there are 2.500 skeet clubs, 100,000 skeeters.

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