Sport: Pedigreed Marksmen

Long before William Tell displayed his skill with bow & arrow, Saxon wood carvers engaged in a sport called Vogelschiessen (shooting at wooden birds perched on poles). Last week, at Saxony Rest near Milwaukee, 400 of their U. S. descendants gathered for their annual jamboree and Vogelschiessen tournament.

Far more exclusive than polo, class J-yacht racing or court tennis, sportsmen who want to indulge in Vogelschiessen must present a pedigree. Only descendants of these old Saxon craftsmen may shoot. With steel crossbows and steel-tipped wooden bolts, the Thierfelders, Dietzes, Dreschers—now butchers, knitters, iron...

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