PRODUCTS: A Better Boomerang

Lorin Hawes started out as a U.S. nuclear physicist, but in 1956 he emigrated to Australia because, he says, "I was fed up with warmongering, hillbilly officers, the CIA, the Pentagon, the whole damn lot." He lectured in Australian universities, but by 1965 found Australian society also becoming too militaristic for his liking. He then turned for his living to what had become his hobby: making and throwing boomerangs. Says the 39-year-old Hawes, a sardonic, 280-lb. mountain of a man: "I decided to join the select group of people who work less and earn more by being unproductive. What...

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