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August 8, 1975

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D August 7, 1975 The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder 5 _o;'r; GSC land: New York golf star A ,o0 New York golfer ,,roof Oloan cho on A rival coach d cr,bo h,m offers from St. Bonaventure University consistent and that's a sign of a good 4~~.- and Miami-Dade Junior College and golfer." will enroll in the fall at Glenville State Carney said the youngster was "No-bird hunting." "'Bird hunting? In August?" " And thereby hangs a tale or two. wingshooting Saturday. but I did a farmer a 106-year-old farmhouse, saw one of the biggest ever laid eyes on. and was in on the rescue of an of us found floundering on a Run that George about. It was an eventful day that for me started at clock went off five minutes before little Ben. "The game biologist had informed me, "is early in is the biologist who has done such an outstanding at the McClintic Wildlife Station. I was to meet him at He has been a frequent hunting companion of Years. to wingshooting as he is to biology. Unfortunately, Paul toyoming next month. Anxious to increase his with his "swimming pool maintenance" is leaving to take over management of a River Range Indian reservation in west-central missed. In about five years, Matthews has turned overgrown Army arsenal into an ideal quail, woodcock, grouse and waterfowl. He up one of the state's only sizeable flocks of for "political persuasions," a season on the big year. be harvested without hurting the flock," Paul isn't allowed soon, we'll lose the birds to "Ohio." the shade of a barn waiting for "Our birds." Under system was set up at McC]intic this year, DNR canceled plans at the last minute Hopefully, the blind system will be used near Saturday were not crows nor blackbirds, but homing and racing pigeons, now wild, are a major problem to farmers and the city of officials there met to map strategy for a war to trap and poison the birds until plan: pigeon shoots by sportsmen. Since Point than Central Park, officials agreed to the plan. and opened their lands to hunters who sought Sport has been a big success. Paul and Ralph hunter have harvested nearly 250 pigeons this lot more the year before. Oldtown dairy farm, while giving me a tour farm home, explained what a problem the are the most concerned," he said, "because the hog cholera disease." But the dirty birds, as carry other diseases, too-dieaasos that affect "We had an intestinal disease in one of our h'aced to the pigeons," Lewis said. The pigeons when the "control shooting" program began. "A "can eat a lot of expensive grain, and the can contaminate a lot of hay." barnyard, Lewis who is nearly 70, insisted on to see a Sycamore tree adjacent to a huge field Holstedns and corn silage makes up a we arrived at the site, Ralph and Paul spotted "He must have gotten into the overflow pond at two weeks ago," Lewis explained. The oil covered swim or fly. Paul, using dust, attempted to wipe but in the process the duck got away and I get it out. "Unless a predator finds it." its upper branches reaching up 75 feat or more. around. A rising creek had washed soil a cave-like opening in the big root system where sheep and even calves take shelter. As big there in the late 1700's. In his diary, George 'a Sycamore on Oldtown Run. "the tree lacked two wrote. The rotted stump of that ~ere when his granddad ran the farm. "He could turn it completely around, it was that big." The Came from a sprout that grew up in the middle of the us at 4 p.m.) didn't uncaea our shotguns until spread ut a dozen decoys-pigeous shot during until last Saturday. "The decoys are Paul maintains. Piegous decoy as easily as ducks. generally gather up their first downed birds, and place them on the ground in front of their shade of the barn. The first four birds settled saw them, and Ralph-usin8 No. 9 shot in this 28 the first bird. Startled by his shot, I hit my Just as it was about to light. "Watch for the We could sea some of the pigeons as they flew came in over the barn behind us they'd there they were. Instead of scanning the sky, I many birds flew in mid-afternoon. But when and furious. Sometimes the pigeons circled our range. Other times they'd come in high, then like a rocket in reverse. Still others would on a target at sea. In all, we saw about 100 birds two thirds of them. I shot 20 shells and I didn't count. Pigeons they don't want? The Glenville Merchants softball team will travel to the State Softball Tournament in Parkersburg for the second straight year. The Merchants earned the right by competing in the District Tournament held in Clerks- burg recently. In the opening game. Buddy Jarrell led the Merchants to a 10-0 win over Dola with back-to-back home runs. Bob Fox also helped by adding two hits and scoring three runs as Pitcher-coach Tom Moore notched the victory. Pete Godfre'9 picked up victory number two by defeating Bills Place of West Milford 16-5. The Merchants displayed a well-balanced hitting attack as Don Stout led the team with three base hits. The third game saw Glenville defeat the Log Cabin Supper Club 9-5. Scott Anderson drove in six RBI's with a pair of home runs giving Pete Godfrey his second tourney victory. League ends The summer Monkey Bowling League came to an end at GSC lanes with team two taking top honors. winning 18 and losing 6. Winning team bowlers were Reta and Garry Kight, Edna Collins and Clarence Bumgard- Second place team. with a 13-11* record, included Glerma Miller, Katie Waggoner. Bob Arnold and Melvin Robinson. High game bowlers for the season were Melvin Robinson, 237. and Reta Kight, 218. High game handicap bowlers were Mike Frymier, 235. and Glenna Miller, 235. Moving? Please send us both old and new addresses so that we may make your subscription change without delay. ONE TO SUIT EVERYBODY'S NEED Holly Park Windsor Norris Freedom Double-Wide Itcxnu OPEN DAYS A WEEK SUNDAY 1-6 BELKNAP MOBILE HOMES. INC. Phone 364-5606 lOpposite Sraxton County Armoryli~t' 4 Just off 1-79 Take Gassaway-Suthm Exits Toward Gassaway , Gassaway VVV GLNVILLk of shells just arrived, plus some guns and equipment, also some archery equipment. 'Glenville clinched the tourney bid by defeating Bill's Place of West Milford a second time, 14.8, giving Pete Godfrey his third win. Randy Newlon belted a three run homer to lead the attack. John Mork, Wilbur Clark, and Rudy King each added two hits to balance the hitting and insure the win. The Glenville Merchants line-up consists of picthers Pete Godfrey and pitcher-coach Tom Moore, Wilbur Clark catching, Rudy King at first, Buddy Jarrell at second. Randy Newlon at shortstop, and Bob Fox at third base. The outfield has Scott Anderson playing in left, John Mork in center, and Don Stout in right. The overall record of the Glenville Merchant's team now stands at 22-14. They will entertain Kalo Motors of Grafton in a double header at Kanawha Drive Sunday, August 10 at 2 p.m. Kalo boasts of having one of the toughest pitchers in the state. summer bowling season High series bowlers were Lynn Marks, 58b, and Elsie Kirkpatrick. 559. High series handicap scores were notched by Melvin Robinson, 626, and Glenna Miller, 614. ~kgh averages were carri~ by Lyml ...... s, 178, and Elsie Kirkpatrick, 168. College, according to golf mentor Tim Carney. The zero handicap golfer should be an asset to the GSC linksters, WVC state champions this past season. He'll ioin veteran performers Jim Scott. WVC gorier of the year. Terry Crislip, David Thompson and Rick Simmons. Brady who as a freshman was number one on his Archbishop Welsh High School golf team. lead his team as a senior to a 19-4-1 record. He also coached the squad. During last spring's campaign he fired a four-under-par 66 in a team meet, the best competitive round ever turned in by a high school golfer in that area. During four years of competition. he led Welsh to a 95-11-2 record on the links. He has also rated as a top contender in the Southwestern New York-Pennsylvania Men's Amateur tournament. The past two years he's made it to the championship flight finals. He's also seen action in qualify- ing meets for the U.S. Amateur and Porter Cup events in nearby Niagara Falls. steered to GSC by a Salem College student golfer who felt that the Pioneer golf program was tops in the state, if not the region. He visited the campus in July and notified Carney that he would enroll this fall. HIIIII III I I II DAWSON Tack & Supply I __ Jim Brady Saddles Horse Blanket Bridles All Horse Care Products Available. Halter Reins At Dawson Farm - 462-7119 Horse Shoes I I I I I Jimmie & Earl Fitzwater Hair Styling & Reg. 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