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than two months ago. a fellow sportsman, after an "'wing-ding" in Canaan Valley {"We only saw one bird into Glenville for a quick in-and-out visit that included trip afield ("I never even fired my gun"}, this me at the time that the Canaan crowd and I messed our efforts to impress Bob Elman with the wingshooting ~reat outdoor life in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. As "Almost Heaven" we were failures. I thought. Apparently, success in the field is not measured by the 8~lnned down. Later, in a letter, he revealed that he 'vows to more of our Mountain State splendor. to our attractive countryside, Bob noticed something else picture hanging on my living room wall, a print of Mallard and feet down, about to land in a lonely marsh. It was painted Reece. In his letter, Bob wrote that he knew that hang a Reece print would enjoy' a certain new book and so of having one sent to me. "You'll know what I mean he wrote. g ago. Bob was right. But it was. I know. more than that prompted Bob to send the gift. Called "The Great it is a volume about the hunting Life in this country s and lithographs from the 1820's to the present, and it Bob. He selected the paintings and he wrote the descriptive artist and each work of art. And when you read what masterpieces in print, you realize why those magic more to Bob and most sportsman than does the harvest why Bob will treasure those hand-scratching, leg-firing and brush, uphill and down, across weedy fields and of the Mountain State. by Alfred Knopf, New York, is a collector's item any be proud to own. But it is expensive, I'm sure. The library, however, has a copy. and for anyone who worth the hour or more it would take to go through this You may even discover you own a valuable painting of !One on the artists is a West Virginian. His name: William R. also served to remind me that at least once a year I of capsule review of outdoor books that I personally have recommend. This is that week. Want a chuckle or two, I usually pick up "'Tight Lines and Stephen Ormsby Hughes, with drawings by cartoonist Lippincott Co., Philadelphia). If you've ever fought a losing outfit, have ever experienced strange mental processes in the spring, or go through the rituals that are so but deeply mystifying to other humans, then you'll enjoy It'll make you laugh and prove, once and for all, that the nature's most startling creation. into a training problem with my bird dog, I run for a book, turning to one written by an old friend, John Falk. John Arms and is one of the more knowledgeable "dog men" bred, trained and run a number of field trial dogs and was a a popular outdoor magazine for 11 years. "The Practical is one of the Stoeger Sportsman's Library paperback from Stoeger Publishing Co., 55 Ruts Court, South ' L07606. Stoeger. it seems, has gone into the outdoor book a big way...but at reasonable prices. For the outdoorsman on equipment, amino and lures, this is welcome news to Stoeger should get you an entire price List. of mine' among the Stoeger books is "'The Complete BOok by Byron Dalrumple. an illustrated volume that covers this lWell as any book I know. A third favorite, also in the Stoeger ,Cogking Over Coals." by Mel Marshall. The coals in and not only does the writer give the best most advice I've seen in many a moon, but he offers recipe are more than just "transplants" from a Betty Crocker grill or campsite cooking fireplace. big game and gun writers, and recently retired hunting is author of a fourth volume in this set, a book tiffed The writer, as most hunters might guess, is Jack covers everything from stocks to scopes and from the heavy .458. A valuable book to own. Stoeger Sportsman's Library: A delightfully easy-to-read. Upland Birds," by Charles Waterman; "North American by Byron Dalrymple; "The Accurate Rifle," by Warren Wildfowler." by Grits Gresham: "Position Rifle Pullum and Frank T. Hanenkrat. trying to learn all I can about quail, and the most helpful the inexpensive paperback, "Bobwhite Quail Hunting." by in Steeger's Sportsman's Library, but is published • you can find a wealth of useful info in "Bass t McKinnis, also a Stoeger paperback for under three bucks. who want to know the current market value of their 7th Edition o? "'Gun Trader's Guide," by Paul Wahl, has a complete and fully illustrated guide to identification of Stoeger offering: "The Bowhunter's Guide," by who has been writing about his growing sport for as ORIGINAL PAINTINGS GROCERIES GASOLINE N. Lewis St., Gienville, W.Vo. m accept food stamps. 9 ! GSC fights for rebound against Wesleyan, GSC lost 98-71 Dropping their second game in a row, Glenville State was easily defeated by W. Va. Wesleyan last Wednesday night, 98-71, in a West Virginia Conference game. The Bobcats had four men in double figures and connected on 40 of 77 shots for 51.9 percent. GSC hit on only 31 of 82 attempts for 37.8 percent. The early minutes of the game saw the lead tied many times. Wesleyan scored first and went ahead to stay when the score hit 11-10. The closest the G-men got in the second quarter was within three points, 31-26, with 4:30 in the first half on Roger Dingey's basket. The Bobcats came right back to lead at the half. 47-36. Pioneer Tom Coates got 12 rebounds. For the Bobcats, Gatewood and Davis both got 13. In the second half, Wesleyan managed their lead with a 20-point plus advantage. The Pioneers tried hard in the third to catch-up, but turnovers and fouls hurt the effort, Glenville is now 8-11 overall and 5-7 in the WVC. Randy Datcher led the G-men in the points department with t3, Coates had 12 and Wayne Washington 11. The Pioneers have two away games at Davis and Elkins on Feb. 4 and West Liberty on Feb. 7 before returning home to meet W. Vs. Tech on Feb. 10. February 5, 1976 West Virginia Conlerence indivi- dual and team statistics for the week of January 21 were revealed last week. Salem's Archie Talley still leads the Conference scoring department with an average of 38.5 percent for 22 games. Talley has accumulated 847 points so far this season. Ranked last on the list is Glenville's Tom Coates. This is the first time in weeks a GlenviUe player has made the scoring list. Coates has an average of 15.4 points per game after 17 games. He has accumulated about 261 points for the season. G-man Charles Warner is listed ninth on the foul shooting list. In 16 games, Warner has made 48 out of 60 foul shots for 80 percent. GSC Iosl to Undefeated and fifth ranked in the small college poll, Faimont State battled to a 99-82 victory over Glenville last Monday at Fairmont. In the conference, the Falcons are 11-0 and are 14-O for the season. Fairmont was 27 of 34 at the charity line while GSC converted 10 of 19 fouls. Each team had 36 field goals. Dave Moore led Fairmont in the scoring department with 26 points, Paul Brownlee added 22. Jim Johnston y It was a slow moving first half, but Gilmer County's Titans finally took a 2.0 halftime lead and went on to defeat Pennsboro, 45-20, in a LKC game at Gilmer last Tuesday night. After a scoreless first quarter. Titan Ed Reed sunk a shot in the early minutes of the second quarter to give Gilmer the 2.0 halftime lead. Pennsboro slowed the game down with help from Gilmer. Getting the opening tipoff, the Titans moved down court, shot and missed. After trying for two consecutive shots. Pennsboro got Gilmer's rebound and went into a four-corner stall. Copies of each week's Glenville Dm'nocrm are available at Community Super Market, Summers Pharmacy, The Grill, Conrad's Motel, GSC Bookstore, Plormer Grocery, Superette, and Gilmar G rap~cs, Inc. The Gienville I)emocrat/Pathi=mder 5 Team statistics show Glenville State rated number 10 on the offense list. Total points accumulated is 1304 in 17 Rames for an average of 76.7 points per game. On defense, GSC rated ninth with 1295 points in 17 games and an average of 76.2 points per game. Rated tenth in field goal percentages, GSC's average is 45 3 percent in 17 games. For rebounding. the Pioneers got 721 points in 17 games for an average of 42.4 percent. In the Conference team standings. Fairmont is rated the number one team with a 10-0 conference record and 13-O overall, Then comes Shepherd 8-0 in the WVC, Wheeling 7-1, W. Va. State 7-2, W. Va. Tech 8-3, Bluefield 5-2 and Glenville 5-5. 9 16. Vance Carr 13 and Harvey Austin had 12. The Falcons were 36 of 71 for 50.7 percent. The Pioneer's field goal accuracy was led by Tom Coates with 26 points, Roger Dingey had 13, Randy Datcher 12 and Greg Arnette 10. Glenville hit on 36 of 64 field goals for 56.3 percent. Glenville's next home game is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10 with West Virginia Tech. Pennsboro attempted a shot with 10 seconds left in the first quarter, but failed and after eight minutes of play neither team had scored. In the third period, the Titans put the pressure on and forced turnovers. Gilmer outscored Permsboro 21-6 and led 23-6 at the end of the period. Two Titans got 12 points: Jerry McPherson and Tim Brady. The win upped Gilmer's record to 7-4 and 5-2 in the Little Kanawha Conference. GSC drops third Glenville State College dropped their third straight as the Beckley Blue Hawks nipped the Pioneers at GSC, 70-68, last Friday night. Beckley dominated the action for the entire game. The Pioneers took an early 2-0 lead, but Beckley came back to lead 13-11 and never trailed after that. The Blue Hawks outrebounded GSC. 50-39 as Robert Day led the way with 16 while John Ramsey got 11. G-man Randy Datcher was Glenville's leading rebounder with 12. GSC trailed by at least nine points during the game. They got as close as to within one point, but the Blue Hawks. who hit on 20 of 34 foul shots. won the game from the foul line. High point man for the Pioneers was Tom Coates with 21 followed by Randy Datcher with 10. GSC dropped to 8-12 for the season. They will return to action Wednesday when they travel to Davis and Elkins, then return home February 10 to battle with W. Va. Tech. A pair of spools tacked close together on the wall will make a broom or tennis rack- et holder. 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