Carl Yastrzemski slides across the plate with Boston’s final run in the eighth inning in the Red Sox’ 8-3 first game victory over Cleveland in Aug. 1963. Catcher Joe Azcue reaches to make the tag, but too late to do any good. (AP Photo/Julian C. Wilson)
A new method of evading prohibition agents was revealed here today by A.L. Allen, state prohibition enforcement director, who displayed what he called a “cow shoe” as the latest thing front the haunts of moonshiners.
The cow shoe is a strip of metal to which is tacked a wooden block carved to resemble the hoof of a cow, which may be strapped to the human foot. A man shod with a pair of them would leave a trail resembling that of a cow.
The shoe found was picked up near Port Tampa where a still was located some time ago. It will be sent to the prohibition department at Washington. Officers believe the inventor got his idea from a Sherlock Holmes story in which the villain shod his horse with shoes the imprint of which resembled those of a cow’s hoof.
Bill Russell and John Havlicek pull down a rebound as Wilt Chamberlain looks on during a 1967 Celtics-76ers game. The two teams meet tonight in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series tonight. Boston has a 1-0 series lead. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
Celtics forward Larry Bird shoots over the outstretched hand of Julius Erving and Darryl Dawkins during a 1980 playoff game between the Celtics and 76ers. Philadelphia and Boston fans will see another chapter of this long rivalry unfold when the two teams meet in the second round of the playoffs. Both Boston and Philadelphia won last night to advance to the second round. (Walter Iooss, Jr./SI)