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4 The G1envllle Democrat/ Pathfinder November 11, 1976 Thelma Wyer passes GED test Mrs. Thelma Wyer, right, of Stumptown, is being congratulated by Mrs. Betty White, left, instructor at the Calhoun-Gflmer Career Center. Mrs. Wyer passed the GED test and received a high school equivalency diploma. Duties of the The presidency is a difficult post to fill. requiring a person of many talents. A President must be proficient in economics, political science, sociology, psychology and communica- tions, besides having some common sense. Defining the actual job of the President is also a difficult thing to do. But first graders at Salem, Ore., school had some specific tasks in mind when teacher Terry Snyder asked. "What should a President do for the people?" president Among the replies: Help dnrks. Sign papers. Tell people where to go. Give poor people money. Keep people from stealing. Feed birds. Help a lost puppy. Help us not die. Help the plants live. Work in the White House. Save eagles. Work of art manufactured at Smithville plant Editor's note: This is a reprint of an article written by Mar Pmu Burews, editm" of the Calhoun . Editor's note: 1"his is a reprint of an article written by Mary Ann Barrows. editor of the Calhoun Chronicle. About two years ago The Chronicle got a phone call to come to the high school football field right quick, to take a picture of a bay cover. Just what a bay cover was didn't seem to matter. The entire football field was covered with a mammoth sheet of white nylon fabric, and ten or twelve men were trying to fold this qiant sheet so that it could be shipped to somebody who wantscl to cover a bay. It took some time to find out that the bay cover was a work of art. The giant sheet, or bay cover was manufactured by Rubber Craters, at their Smithvillo plant. The work of art was the brair, child of Christo, a Czechosolokian- born artist, Christo Javacheff. Another of his works of arts was a cutain across a valley in Colorado. This curtain was made by Rubber Fabricators in Rlchwood. This year Christo had another artistic idea, a big succmm. 18.foot high and miles Ions fence across the California countryside, made of white nylon, this made by Rubber Crafters at Smithville. Twenty.four miles of the white nylon fence was strun8 along the California ountryside, C.hriato's latest work of art. The fence was strung on 2,050 steel fence poles, each costing $85. The poles were orsinally inteaded for the Vietnam war, the nylon was Christo's curtain rises out of the Pacific ecean and divides the California countryside. The curtain was made at Smithville. orginally scheduled to be made into air bags for automobiles. The fence had 365 workers to put up and then take down the fence. Farmers and ranchers along the way received cash for allowing the fence to go through their" property. They also got to keep the poles and the nylon. Permits had to be secured from 15 government agencies, including a $39,000 environmental impact report.. Permission was not received for the last link, down to the Pacific ocean, but the fence went there anyway, the fence disappearing into the water. After two weeks it all came down. Something to sll? Try our Want-Ads. Proven  for your mlseellaneous Items. Call 4g12-7"Jm now! Technology transforms archery American Indians weren't the great shots with bows that Hollywood films have made them out to be. In battle, they preferred close combat with clubs, tomahawks, knives, or lances instead of trying to fell their foes at a distance with arrows. When hunting, careful stalking was necessary to bring a brave as close as possible to his prospective dinner before risking a feathered shaR, the National Geographic Society says. Of course, the Indians were only working with homemade equipment. Given today's fiber-glass-coated, compound bows with contoured grips, adjustable sights and stabilizers, and enough precision- machined aluminum arrows, the tribes might have turned back those Westbound wagon trains. Space Age Technology Even the English longbowmen who punched holes in the myth of armored invincibility by trouncing 13 times their number of French knights at Agincourt in 1415 could not have equaled the accuracy ar- chers now attain with Space Age armament. Using modern equipment, Darrell Pace can put a quiver-full of hollow metal arrows in a bulls-eye nearly a football field away. The American teenager won a Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in Montreal, of- ficially becoming the world's best bowman. To hit targets at ranges of 90 meters, or 97 yards, Olympic contestants use a three-piece, take- down bow consisting of a central grip and double-curved upper and lower sections. Stabilizing rods protruding from the bow hold sliding weights that can be set to keep the bow from twisting when the archer releases the string. Graduated Sights The molded grip includes an adjustable notch in which the arrow rests, and a vertical bar whose peep sight is raised or lowered to give the right trajectory for specified distances. A brightly colored nocking point .on the Dacron or Kevlar bowstring assures that each arrow is positioned exactly the same way, for more uniform shots. The arrows are precision drawn, aluminum alloy tubes with metal points and plastic vanes-instead of feathers--to make the shafts fly true. In a nod to tradition, the core of the bow still is wood, usually a thin strip of mapl e. It is overlaid with a matrix of strong plastic in which glass fibers are embedded. These laminated bows, ap- proximately four feet tall and with pulls of 28 to 35 pounds, are accurate at greater distances than the 15th- century longbows that stood six or seven feet tall and had pulls of 65 to 70 pounds. New hunting bows about three feet tall pack the power of longbows twice their size by using a complex system in which the bowstring runs over pulleys at either end of the bow, doubles back through a second set of pulleys in the bow, and is anchored to small metal posts in the bow's midsection. Comedy team play at GCHS The Harlem All Stars comedy basketball team will invade Gilmer County High School's gymnasium this Thursday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. The All Stars combine comedy routines with top-flight basketball skills for an enjoyable evening of family entertainment. They will play ,,umm anO taculty from Gilmer County Schools. Admission is $2 for adults and $I for students. The money will go to the school's athletic fund. THE IDEAL GIFT. A subscrlx.'- tion to the Hometown Newspaper . The Glenvflle Democrat and The Glenvflle Pathfinder. Rt. 33 & 119 - 4 miles west of Weston A complete selection of Quality Built Homes 12 WIDES - 14 WIDES - DOUBLE WIDES AND MODULAR ON DISPLAY EACH FULLY DISP],AYED AND LIGHTED Phone 269-1510 -- Open Friday tit 8 p.m. Member of W.Va. Mobile Homes Association Dying revam Bavarian What owners in a rebuild their tov alpine village industry as survival? In true town thrives ues to prosper. It'S of how privatt government business and the This is of fewer than 300 of north southern border National Forest. River winds forest and river the alpine village Here's what Helen was a cutting that had industry and there seemed l the town's forlorn buildings from Helen was America's saw some 28 countryside and 1970. Then a sm men. looking one 1969 out the reslaurant at buil,'lins. llit ' 'ill' visit norm They asked in neighboring new design for served in Germans, during t the forest-river iust the thing for with "before" water color vinced all idea wouldn't even one structure in village. But worry about people taking readily. And, even paid their own federal el truly a model enterprise, business backbone of Soon all businesses were hall was rebuilt the fire room. clerk's and public grown to 25 buildings. No# businesses. While each own remodeling street lights and phone underground, at Possibly from the The tourism people and storage areaS, a water as According manager, provide a thousands Becoming a question. things as Scandinavian East, En rean area, are craft and outlet for leatherwork. candy, candle, shops, among To Chamber Atlantic annual Atlantic German weekends ONLY so ty youth news