GREAT HARBOR—Thomas Mayhew, owner of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, finally found a buyer for the smaller island, he announced today in Great Harbor. The buyers, led by one Thomas Macy, paid two bushels of corn and a yam.

"I really thought it would fetch a better price," said Mr. Mayhew. "But when they asked me why they should pay more, I really could not come up with a good reason."

"But they seemed so earnest and hopeful that I threw in a football and a yardstick so they'd have something to do when they got over there," he added.