Sport: Show Boats

Every half hour last week a ship's bell chimed from a loudspeaker through Manhattan's Grand Central Palace, followed by an announcement such as this: "Four bells. Two o'clock, nautical time. This signal was brought to you by courtesy of the Sea Scouts of America. The bell was struck by Scout Robert Schmidt." If the bell rang between times everybody in the hall stopped, listened. It meant that another boat had been sold from the floor of the 29th annual Motor Boat Show.

The sales bell rang often enough to keep up the general...

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