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March 25, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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Pioneer baseball club begins southern tour the unlighted cabin of a small boat chugging along on Lake. I turned to Joe Beziak and asked: "How do you like Joe's "'boss man," as he calls him. was a short, bearded Was standing in the bow peering into the darkness ahead of us. familiar landmark along the shore. best," Bezjak beamed. "You couldn't work for a nicer, more L Fie gets out there and works right beside you," he said. I had because I knew they had been out on the water ever since more sensible fishermen went in for dinner, we were h, yet!) 0 o'clock at night. But we weren't fishing with aM we weren't out there for sport. : is a District Fish Biologist in the State Division of Wildlife up a walleye project in West Virginia that began in He's also a dynamo. We came off the lake that night the restaurant, with our late dinner finally on the still working, writing feverishly to make sure all data from Were recorded. the winter pool boat ramp at Summersville, it looked as just roared up the reservoir and scattered someone's all over the rock-laden beach. A crumpled tarp, poles, Cage-like affairs, foul weather gear, strange-looking lights, ;ugs, netting, long-handled nets, inner tubes and other in seeming disarray everywhere. and Denzil Courteney soon came, pulled their boat and took me on board, lee Beziak and George Hartley, other DNR crew. were in another boat somewhere. ALL took a break from work to try and tangle with a walleye or three pike and a stringer of crappies, as described here last Work resumed. Jerry Duffield backed a pickup down the boat "s edge, while Joe and George ran their boat over to four : in the shallow water of a nearby cove. The made of netting and 1 x 2 lumber with an inner tube to keep them afloat, held a dozen or more walleyes taken that the lake the night before. The disarray of equipment all very well organized. boat towed one live cage over to the ramp where Donzil net. One by one, he dipped out the walleye and b Frank. "One male." the biologist announced. "One female." t these on a pad. The first walleye was a lunker - about 5 placed it into an aerated holding tank on the truck. If Wondered whether there are any big walleye in that Nicholas e, there are. I saw a sampling. Of all the walleyes the live cages to the tank on the truck, not one would have POunds. wouldn't like it if they saw you taking their fish," I taking out these lunkers hurt the fishing here?" That everyone. "No way," Frank assured me. "Taking these even dent the fish population here." by the time all the fish in the live cages had been transferred making sure the aerator was properly connected to the left with his finny cargo, headed for an impoundment There he'd transfer the "catch" to the holding pond. "When SPawn," Frank explained, "we'll take the eggs and deliver Palestine." The resulting fingerlings will be stocked in Lrt Lake. Tygart River, Stonecoal Lake, the Monongahela. and When it's filled. The adult walleyes that provided the eggs Unfortunately, as I learned last weekend,-the project Setback. Using nets, someone stole 55 walleyes from the Walleye project is to enable West Virginia to become self COmes to obtaining walleye eggs. UntiL reconuy, the state eggs at a cost of $6 to $8 a thousand. Frank. I have to this self-sufficiency concept that he has even kept his home so he can obtain still more eggs for future we loaded 10 cans of carefully folded nets onto onto the lake once again. Expertly, George steered o lights played on the huge rocks and boulders that see. The lake was down about 75 feet. Frank the crew went to work. Frank dropped the weighted trammel net into the water at the shoreline. Then, as boat, the men fed out the nylon netting. It took about in place. Then we left for another location and repeated with a gill net. The fish swim into the nonFdament by the gills. The same crew then p,"" ", ,,ets early frees all fish caught, keeping only ,,o walleyes. "You the big catfish w e get." Joe - an avid catfisherman - told are put into an aerated tank containing a salt the fish might have. Back on land, the fish are at a time, by placing them in tubs of water containing are asleep, the fish are weighed, measured, and tagged. sample for aging and growth determination," Frank are revived in fresh water and placed in the live to be transported. "Work" and although there was a slight chilling breeze Lake, it was comfortable, interesting, and lelp but vonier what it was like out there two weeks the snow, the wind and the cold, Frank, Denzil, Wer e still there, setting and lifting those big nets and provide you and me with more and better sport in travels around West Virginia I have met many "Franks" - game biologists, hatchery personnel, conservation we're fortunate that they are there. It's their job their dedication to their work, I believe, is to be =Ppreciated by all sportsmen everywhere. First row - L to R - Terry Baker, Tom Phillips, Randy Buckhannon, Keith Hager, Dale Stover, Charlie Hook, Buddy larrell. Standing - L to R - C. Bob Belcastro, M. Duayne lapps, Roy Alltop, Dave Gibson, Rick Vass, Timmy Shepherd, Bill Cocheran. Jim Ross, Tom Mathias, Scott Anderson, Dale Norman, Ralph Smith, Ed King. The Glenville State College baseball team left early Saturday morning for Newberry, S.C. to begin the first Southern Tour ever taken by a Pioneer nine. Headed by Coach Bob Belcastro. 16 players are making the trip in three college-provided cars. Cost of the tour is being paid for by money earned by the team at odd iobs and by contributions from the business community in Glenville. "The help and support given by the merchants," Belcastro said, "is greatly appreciated." Three team managers, one trainer, and assistant coach Jim Riffle also are making the trip. The Pioneers were scheduled to open their lO-game tour on Sunday against Newberry College in New- berry, S. C.. then follow up with a White scores at Glenville coarse It started out just like any other golf game, but when a group of Weston golfers, standing on the tee of the fifth hle. began shouting and waving their armswildly, veteran golfer Dick White knew tlat his drive was different from usual. It was one of golfdom's rarities - a hole-in-one! The well-known Glenville golfer used a No. 7 iron. Because it is a "blind" hole, he couldn't see the ball hit the green, but the Weston men left no doubt as to where it had gone. White was playing with John Lilly, Bob Wagner and Greg Adolphson who confirmed the u Jsual shot. It was the first hole-in-one of White's long golfing career. The par three fourth hole of the Glenville course is officially listed as 137 yards long. but plays more like 150. White said. The excitement of his accomplish- ment didn't really "catch" up with the left-handed golfer until later in the game. "I was three feet short of an eagle on the very next hole," White recalled the next day. "and got a birdie." He ended his game. however. with a score of 39, three over par for the 9-hole course. The hole-in-one was White's first in nearly 40 years of golfing. "I played my first golf with 'Wib' Beall and Nate Rohrbaugh," White, who now helps care for, the course, recalled. "Nate talked me into golfing right-handed back then, but I switched back to my left-handed game several years later." Actually, White is ambidextrous and can play either way, But the chances are, with a hole-in-one now under his belt, he'll stick to his left-handed ways for good. Moving? Pleas send u both old and new addrusm so that we may make your subscription change without delay. PINE MANOR GROCERY GLENVILLE fly rods, 6 or 7 ft. a $50.00 value, just 37.95 8 reel and Garcia Pro line ultra lite rod, a $64.95 49.99 reels a 3.98 value, just 2.49 of rods from 3.98 up P waders just 14.95, chest waders just 18.95 ,rs just 32.95 25 lb. box only 8.95 WE CAN TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR FISHING TACKLE NEEDS. doubleheader against Baptist College in Charleston. S.C..' on Monday. Tuesday, still in Charleston. they were to face the Citadel in a single game. The tour is to be concluded in just six days. "We may convert one doubleheader to a single game. if we can work it out." Belcastro said before the team's departure. They were scheduled for doubleheaders with Gardner-Webb College in Boiling Springs, N.C. on March 24 and 25, then will wind up the tour in Misenheimer, N.C., in two games against Pfeiffer College on March 26. The Pioneers will stop off at Charleston. W. Va,. on the return lrip to open their regular season s(:hc, du!o, against Morris Harvey Ibis Sahrda. They'll face Davis and Elkins for a two-game stint in Clenvillo n;.t Wednesday at 1 o'clock. Send in your subscription renevts promptly. Purina Farmers O Chows Friend We carry a complete line of Purina Chows Et Health Care Products, also a complete line of Protein Blocks, Salts Et Supplements. Custom Mixed Feeds DAWSON TACK Et SUPPLY Glenville, WV I I I II II I I II I I II t t I STOCK CATTLE SALE MARCH 27, 1976 I:00 PM SATURDAY WITH REG. SALE United Livestock Sales Co. 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