National Geographic : 1960 Dec
leaving large holes. When caught, such offend ers are rebuked and made to replace their divots. If Olmsted and Vaux could be on hand on a certain Thursday in May, they might enjoy seeing the colorful world of Broadway make its annual descent upon Central Park. For the opening of their 1960 softball season (page 802), the people of show business paraded up Fifth Avenue on horseback, in open carriages, on motor scooters, in vin tage automobiles and fire engines. One group of actors rode in a turn-of-the-century street cleaning cart. 808 Most of all, Olmsted and Vaux would en joy an encounter with a group of youngsters using a miniature rock-walled canyon as an arena for a Wild West drama. Approaching such a tumble of giant boul ders in the park's southwest section, I heard sounds of battle. Then I saw a band of good guys-small-fry Wyatt Earps, Bat Master sons, and Wild Bill Hickoks-standing off as rascally a passel of varmints as ever dry gulched a wrangler. Suddenly the warfare ceased. The leader of the good guys holstered his pearl-handled Colt .45 and signaled for an armistice.