Nothing To It But Fun 27 Aug 1960 The Charleston Daily Mail - George McDerment

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Nothing To It But Fun  27 Aug 1960 The Charleston Daily Mail - George McDerment - sat, aug. 77, 1960 Cbatimon £>aflp q^afl 9...
sat, aug. 77, 1960 Cbatimon £>aflp q^afl 9 wToItButFW! lotk By CLAUDETTE HAS HID. Of The Daily Mail Staff And RAY WHEELER, Daily Mail Photographer Skimming over the water on a pair of finger - thick slats is sheer excitement! Water skiing is a bonus boating sport that the average family has come to master and enjoy. There's really nothing to it but fun for everyone! The sport has been around for a long time, but it used to be the polo of water sports. Only a few could afford the power boats needed to pull skiers. And skiers were regarded as. daredevils on skittering plankf, dramatizing the thrill at the end of the rope. How come the big boom of water skiing in the Kanawha Valley, as in other parts of the country? Modern outboard motors have wiped out the financial barrier that stood' between water skiing and the average American family. Take the Kanawha Valley Water Ski Club, for example. * It was formed two years ago by Clarence E. "Andy" Anderson, a water ski enthusiast. In that time members have put on exhibitions, taught many others" to master the sport and enforced many safety measures. During the summer months, the club meets near the Marmet Locks. And it's a family affair. The men try new feats, modify their gear for a new maneuver, master the jump. Their delight is teaching a "newcomer." Their wives, who can man the boats, also have learned to ride the skis, slalom, (one ski) saucer and surfboard. Their children swim or boat ride and are taught to water ski as soon as there is a mutual feeling of readiness. One two - year - old miss rides - the skis with her father. And then, together, the families picnic. Their picnic 'tables' frequently are the saucers or the dropped back ledge of their station wagons. The interesting thing is the variety of women who ski. One is a business administrator at the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co., another is a nurse, another owns and manages a skating rink, others are housewives and mothers , on a full - time scale. All anticipate the exhilerating combination of skis, sun and spray as a perfect outlet to their weekly routines. As Mrs. Anderson put it. "You can tell we're ski happy by our garage. "You can hardly get the car in for all the water skiing equipment!" 47 % y % ■ ••••• - s.^o,.... . . . ',' - • - 7. - EXPERT SKIER JOHN 'ANDY' ANDERSON SLASHES THE WATER ... at full speed to produce a spangled explosion •DAREDEVIL'S' ON SKITTERING SAUCERS Mrs. Richard Sayre, 'hit, and Mrs. John Tucker FLYING ACROSS THE SURFACE AT THE END OF TOWROPES Rose and 'Andy' Anderson, husband - wito team SUCCESSFUL HEADSTAND ON A SAUCER George McDcrmott, expert trick skier KANAWHA VALLEY™ SKI CLUB EXHIBITS PENNANTS Anderson, M^ar%ret Tucker From Mt, Richard Sayre, Joe Anderson and John Tucker MaryTayrT DeeGee Anderson ... END DAY WITH PREPARED PICNIC Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson at station wagon 'table' <v - - - - - - ~ • Junior Conservation SEVEN CHA RLESTONIANS. NAMED

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  1. The Charleston Daily Mail,
  2. 27 Aug 1960, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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