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8 The Glenvme Democrat/ Pathfinder December 16, 1976 Local DECA group appear on TV On Friday, Nov. 13, members of the Calhoun-Gilmer DECA Chapter journeyed to WDTV in Weston, to appear on "What's Happening" a weekly community awareness program featured on Saturday evenings. Karen Radcliff a senior at Gilmer County High School, Sherry Moles. a post graduate from Calhoun County, and Mrs. CAnda Echard, Chapter Advisor, appeared on the half hour program. The purpose of the program was to kick off National DECA Week Nov. 13-19 and make the surrounding communities more aware of DECA's goals, purposes, and activities. While there, chapter members received a tour of the studio and a look at themselves on camera. This created quite a hit of laughter and excitement. DECA is the only national youth group for students enrolled in marketing and distribution. DECA stresses vocational understanding, civic consciousness, community awareness and leadership develop- ment. Activities in DECA have'a tremendous effect upon the attitudes and actions of its members. Other activities observed by the Calhoun-Gilmer DECA Chapter during National DECA Week included the making of bulletin boards, posters, and members wearing "Ask Me About DECA" badges. As a community project for the week, members distributed Thanksgiving Fruit Baskets to patients in the Calhoun General Hospital. ONLY THE NEWSPAPER tells so much about your communi- ty  from the happenings of youth organizations to the news about school activities. Newspapers are truly local. In accordance with an action of Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr., approved by the West Virginia Board of Banking and Financial Institutions, KANAWHA UNION BANK Will close at 12:00 noon on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, December 24 and at 12:00 noon on the aflernmm of New Year's Eve, December 31, 1976. A Treasury of exalting tales and a gallery of outstanding pictures A unique synopsis of W.Va. hisTory lavishly illustrated with top quality reproductions of photography, paintings, and lithograph. Sold by the Glenville Jaycees through The Towne Bookstore ALL CASH SHOW 00NC. M,D STATE mO,NG ARENA. 3 Miles North of Sutton on 1-79 Exit 6"/ December 19, 1976 1:00 Wetern Type Halter * 2. Horse Barrels Roce 3. Pony Barrel Re * 4. Key Hole (Open) S. Horse Stake Race $. Western Pleasure i horse 4 yew= and under) * 7. Flag Race (Open) Colcutta 20%-20%.10% * 8. Ring and Spear (Open) lib. Opsl Western Pleasure tiS00 flr phtcs. 9. Pony Expreu IOINm} Western Plemure (horses 6 yew= end older) Home Pick-up (Open) 4 Corner Stakm lOpe Pony Stake Race Registered Plemure (Wlmm Straight 8r Race (Open) Pony Pole8 Horse Poles E Plmoaro Bridle Psth Hack 4).00 first phu CaUdoo Race (Ope Dash for Cash (Csicutte, Peybeck 20%-20%-10%) Gate Donation #2.00 Children under 12 #1.00 Entry fse $.00 $1000 First Place for High Point Horse md Rider #E00 Second Place Horse and Rider Coggins Test Required NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS It's Habitat That Counts Habitat is the key to wildlife conservation, as any conser- vationist will quickly tell you. Threaten the habitat and you threaten the survival of the wildlife. But animals depend on habitat for more than just survival. They also depend on it for their wildness. Take these unusual photos of a nine-year-old female black bear and her three-week-old twin cubs for example. They were snapped at a private commercial nature habitat on Grandfather Mountain in the Blue Ridge of the north- western tip of North Carolina. until spring. The cubs in these photos are out in the open because of behavioral changes in their mother, Mildred. Black bears are shy, intelligent animals, which avoid human contact in the wild. But in parks and maintained habitat such as Grandfather Mountain, they adjust to the human presence In the wild, you would never see black bear cubs this young. They are born, usually in pairs, while the mother hibernates. For the first 10 to 12 weeks of life, they are nursed by their sleeping mother, who lives off her own energy reserves without addi- tional nourishment. The female is able to survive this drain because her cubs are so small at birth--about eight inches long, weighing six to ten ounces each. That means they weigh about 1/ 500 of the mother---tbe' smallest weight ratio of newborn to mother of any animal, except marsupials. Born in the winter, the cubs do not emerge from the den with their mother In a commercial habitat, e "tame" blsck bear reveals her three week otd cubs. a sight unseen in the wild. and especially the offerings of food. Mildred was born in a zoo and has lived for years on Grandfather Mountain. Like the other bears on the mountain, she is fed daily. She is "so tame," remarks Dick Barkley at the Mountain, "she's like a pet." These bears, he explains, do not go into deep hibernation, because they are used fed. Mildred in used to having that she carries (without harm to open and even be handled. In the bears are extremelY tive of their cubs. Dirty King Coal gets clean bill of health National Geographic News An old American monarch didn't care who won the last election. His new reign was assured. Both presidential candidates strongly endorsed "King Coal." The ancient energy source long shunned as a dirty fuel has turned from a toad into a handsome prince, eagerly courted as an alternative to nuclear power and oil. Several plans already have been advanced to hasten coal's ascendancy, the National Geographic Society reports. The Energy Research and Development Administration recently sponsored a $178 million program for construction of the largest coal liquefaction plant ever built in the United States. Chan Coal to Oil Scheduled to begin operations in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, on Septem- ber 1, 1978, the pilot plant will transform up to 600 tons of coal a day into 2,000 barrels of synthetic fuel oil. The magic is worked by mixing hydrogen with ground coal and water at high pressure and temperatures. Changing coal into a liquid or gas is nothing new. A century ago, "coal gas" fueled street and home lights. In World War II a liquid fuel derived peat. Squeezed dry by continental upheavals and the pressure of accumulating layers of soil, it became lignite, and then coal. Enormous Storehouse of Coal The U.S. had 3.2 trillion tons of coal, a fourth of the planet's known reserves, but only about 7 percent, or 217 billion tons, is economically recoverable with present technology. Virtually all the anthracite and mq O,tebit  in the U.;: t Of' "teSiSBt# River. Further west are vast sub-bituminous mad lignite deposits. Tapping this vast store of energy in the West presents problems. Although both lignite and sub- bituminous are low in sulphur pollutants, they burn with low heat value. Shipping them east by rail might cost more than the coal itself. Much of the land covering these coal deposits is fragile, with little topsoil and moisture. Although the seams are thicker in most places than in many eastern fields, the reclamation problems are enormous as well. Still, the great Western coal rush is on, sparked by the realization that Western coal can now produce high-grade gas after being treated in specialized plants similar to the one ! ' Beautiful Paintings, Landsca I I from your color photos mak?s a ! I Christmas gift. Call 462 - I Santa will be in Saturday Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m. till 1 p.m. e N00FRAN GLENVILLE from coal kept Germany's air force funded by ERDA. aloft anditstanksandtrucksmovi. Gifts For Sports00 Coal also may be a valuable source of aluminum someday. Scien- tists are studying the possibility of recovering the metal from coal wastes. "Complete recovery of the aluminum found in U.S. Coal Fly Ash could provide the amount of U.S. aluminum now extracted from foreign ores," says an ERDA spokesman. Coal is the legacy of immense swamps that flourished about 300 million years ago and deposited layer after layer of decaying vegetation. Unsqueezed, the material remained The Rocky Mountains reach an apex in Colorado, where 50 or So peak exceed the 14,00e-foot mark and 1,500 summits climb above 10,000 feet-six times the number of comparable peaks in Switzerlands, points out the National Geographic Society's new book, "Our Continent." Mountain ranges act as baffles when air currents strike them. The resulting swirls of wind can affect weather hundreds of miles away, National Geographic says. Stock ,22. 357.45..44 Ruger 10.22 Rifles and PICTURE HEARING TEST SET FOR GNVILLE W. VIRGINIA lectronic hearing test will be iven at the Conrad Hotel in Glenville each third Wednesday of the month from Z p.m. to 4 p.m. by Mr. Kemper Hyre, Certified Hearing Aid Aud/ologist. BELTONE HEARING AID SERVICE 442-B. W. 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