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December 19, 1975

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C#mm Am %~/, in the FIE OIv 04 |Was indoors on the main floor of the great convention hall on ~Atlantid City. Nearly 3.000 people gathered there that day. farmers from New Jersey. Pennsylvania. Delaware and buyers from American Stores. A & P. Grand Union and chains. Camera in hand. I stood near the center of edge of a show ring where a freckle-faced 4-H'er proudly led before the scrutinizing eye of a well-known cattle judge. their "baby beef" animals in tow. watched cautiously. n swept a gentle hand across the animal's back as if coat. then and a freckled face of concern turned into a the judge declared, was the Grand Champion Farm Show. Flashbulbs popped, mine included. I worked them. The crowd applauded as the winner was throng in that great hail. Now the auction could begin. Lucky Strike auctioneer of radio days? The Atlantic City me of him as he chanted his slng-song call. I understood and the "Fifteen Hundred" in the auctioneer's chatter. sense to me until he cried out. "sold to Grand Union." for Expensive beef! But. of course, the high price paid would meat counter price. It was more a gesture of good faith in program - encouragement for hard working youngsters: a setting now. I laid prone in the grass, my telephoto camera pillow to keep it steady. I was outdoors now. in a South located in the heart of the Badlands. Surrounding me most rugged and ragged hills, buttes and mesas ever Nature. Anxiously I awaited the moment when the last of ~Qf this strange American landscape would be herded out of the y camera. Then they came, a wild-looking trio. tails almost straight out behind as they galloped by. Was black, one roan. the third brown. One of the most I have ever seen. and I still have it on film. Yet another memorable sight in this column two weeks ago - 10.000 geese on the Eastern Shore. seen while I hunted A elk is another memorable sight: a flight of i~to a set of, an 6.point buck deer silhouetted against a r; a ruffed grouse, its neck feathers flared out. drumming on a the plains of Africa - all. when witnessed. memorable, beautiful sights of the animal world. But, in described above, to me one of the most beautiful animals ' Well-groomed, blocky, coal-black Aberdeen Angus steer. I've among them a $500.000 bull. Atlantic City. I was touched by my proximity to those Paraded before the crowds anxious to see how much the would pay for the privilege to slaughter the "baby beef" by the 4-H youngsters there. Recently. a Spencer man. which this column appears, declared that while I tRY proximity to those birds, he thought that my "kilh__mg this Pathetic and sad." He was, as many seem to be these days. of killing deer, too. How can anyone shoot the animal? !.grace of a deer." he wrote, "is unparalleled." Aberdeen Angus I once photographed on Shadow Isle destined for the china platters at the Gallagher Steak The wild South Dakota horses, shot off by ranchers until I knew would end up as "'Alpo" or some other brand of to dogs. In my travels I have visited poultry processing on as thousands of "Chicken Littles" were brought in. frozen to tim store, rye been fishermen, too, who raised their nets filled with schools !~ost beautiful, graceful fish that swim in the Atlantic. I of pse wild fish flipped and flopped and died from a a horrible way to go! I've seen ladies" coats of leopard. shoes of alligator skin. Where do the anti-hunters stand SPECIAL " B ro ughlon 'A Gal jug-St !i9 SUPERET] I must partially agree with the man from Spencer. a deer is unparalleled. But beauty is in the eye of the I see as much beauty and grace in a wild mtmtang, a a sleek mink, as I see in a goose or a deer. I have seen beauty in a henhouse too - bril~ant rusty-colored Rhode white Plymouth Rocks. And who can deny that a leopard and grace. But unless man condemns the killing of all for the supermarket as well as for sport and the I can see no valid argument in denying that sportsman the wild game. be it a rabbit, a squirrel, the goose, the duck or JV's aid bosJmon Press The Gilmer County Junior Varsity hoopeters defeated Calhoun 44-18 in their Dec. 12 tilt at Calhoun. Robert Greynolds was leading scorer for Gilmer with IS points. Mike Minney had 8 and Keany Kuid and Bob Herren. 6 each. Highest scorer for Calhoun was Johnson with 9. After meeting with Braxton Tuesday night, the W's will travel to Wirt on Friday. Dec. 19. The Calhoun Red Devil Freshman were clobbered Dec. 12 at GCHS 71-31. Bonnie Thompson put in 14 points for Gilmer while John Woodford had 13 and Bobby Kirkpetrick shot 10. The Titan freshman took control at the start and retained the lead throughout the game. The Gilmer freshman will meet with Braxton County on Jan. 8 at 6:15 at Braxton. Randy Hess ~_.1~ oue in for GSC win over Salem. defeaf /hH 61-48 In a come-from-behind win over Calhoun County. Gilmer County's Kevin Kennedy shot all of hie points in the last two minutes of play to aid the come-back effort then sparked Kennedy and the rest of the team as 1 ! foul shots were made in the last period. Three Titans hit in double figures: Lkecember 18, 1W7S The Glenville l)em*)crat/Pathl~.~i~r 5 ups seasot 'ec, rt to4-3 , In the last three games, Glenville The wm tq)p~ Morris tl~.~ev :~l State picked up two wins and dropped ret:ord to 2-2 in theconferonco .n(t 2.4l" one. overall. Glenville was 1-2 ia tl~e WVC~ For the second week in a row the and 3-3 overall, t P,one.ers passed the century mark byComing right back to the, winninl~ aexeazmg salem t,o,ege 104-72 at nome side. Glenville took an early 6-4 lea4 on Dec. 9. and gradually pulled away fro~ ,, . The clock showed ?6:59 before Beckley to secure a 77-59 wi== at th$ aaJem could hit the noop tor two, while Blue Hawk fiehihouse. the Pioneers already had 10 showing. This Dec 15 win over Beckle~ Glenville dominated throughout the upped Glenville's season rec~rd to 4-~ game and led by 26 points at the half and 2-2 in the WVC. I 56-33. Despite a great 42 point effort by Tiger Archie Talley. GSC shot 52 per cent from the field. After the impressive win over Salem. the Pioneers dropped one to Morris Harvey, 86-68, on Dec. 11. The Golden Eagles jumped off to a big 24 point early lead, 49-25, and held Greg Arnette back to only 12 points and four rebounds. Glenviile led 6-2 in the beginning, but Morris Harvey immediately took control by scoring 11 straight points and hit on" 19 of 38 attempts the first half. Glenville threatened once by getting to within nine points, 68-59, in the fourth quarter, but MH wanted to win and increased the score ont of Pioneer reach. Greg Arnette hit for 22 points~ Randy Datcher shot 17, Tom Coate~ had 16 and freshman Charlem ~,~,*~t~,c,~ shot 13 for the Pioneers. |, Coming to GSC from iJl~pcrvilt~.~ Va., Warner replaced injnred R.ber~ Hawkins, who pulled a tnu~;cte~ Warner made three of three f, ut .~hot~ for the Pioneers. Glenville will travel to the tt~lidayI Tourney at Williamson, W. Va Der:.~ 29-30. Along with GSC, Con(:urd.~: Transylvania U. and Pikavllle College, KV. will be represented. Glenville. Marietta, Case Western Reserve and Allegheny College will all meet at the Shrine Tourney, Jan 2-3 at Marietta, Ohio. Their next home lilt with Fairmont, Jan. 7. 6015 grapp/ers ore I-.I for the season Getting off to a slow start by losing 46.18 to Clay County on Dec. 8, the Gilmer County grapplars came right back to defeat Harrisville 51-18 Dec. It at Harrisville, In the Clay County meet three Titans won their battles: Rusty Tallhammer {98}. Phil Stalnaker {105} and Rick Gumm {155}. In the meat last Thursday. Gilmer County evened their season record at I-1 by their on-the-road win over Harrisville. 98-Tallhammer (G} pinned Gard- ner {H}, 3rd} IOS-Stalnaker (G) over Simmions {H}, {8-I}; 112-Willdams {G) pinned Louphey (H), 1st period: llg-Stour {H} won by a h~r[eit: 132-Green (G) pinned Gunlm {H), let period: 138.Conrad (G) pinned Itowley (H). 3rd period; 145-Smith (GI pinntd Mossor {H}, 2nd period; 15543umm (f) pinned Wass {H). let period; I ,7 Squibb (G} pinned Mullenlx IH~, e~xl period: 185-Adulf~,on won by forfeit: Unlimited-Dennison {H} pinned Miller. let period. The Titans will meet Wedn~s~y i Dec. 17 with Spencer at home and wiE travel to Wirt Dec. 18, Titans in their 61-48 win in the Little Kanawha Conference battle. Kennedy hit the hoop for 5 big points: one two point jumper and three out of four free throws. In the final quarter, the Titans outshot the Red Devils, 25-9, with almost half of the points coming from free throws. Calhoun took a 10-8 first quarter lead but by halftime trailed the Titans 26-25. With 49 seconds left in the third period. Calhoun once again led 39-34. But Titan Tim Brady put Gilmer ahead 40-39 with a jump shot. This 3 Titus moke class A teams Gilmer County High School was represented in the Class A teams with Tackle Larry Greynolds making Third Team offense. Tackle Robert Alltop nmking Second Team defense and Punter Randy Miller being mentioned in Third Team defense. McPherson with 24 points, Brady shot 14 and Fox hit for 12 points. For Calhoun Heiney had 13 points and John Parsons 11. The Titans will see Braxton at home Dec. 16 and will travel to Wirt County Dec. 19, Friday. CO ON In last week's story c ecerninI the Deer Kill in Gflmer C,o W tho deer checked in st Helney's Grocery Kanawha Drve were inadvertently omitted. That checking station registered 120 deer far the two-week season. HOME IMPROVEMENT CORP. WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATED STORE BURNSVILLE Store Hours till Christmas Dec. 18 thru Dec. 23 Thursday - Friday - Monday - Tmmdlely8:30 till 8:00 Saturday 8:30 till 5:00 "Left Overs" top Team standings for the week ending Dec. 8 are as follows: 1. Left Overs; 2. {tie) Has Beens and Bombers; 3. (tie) Anything Goes and Misfits: 4. Oilers; 5. Monkeyshiners; 6. Accidents: 7. Hit & Miss; 8. (tie) Hobo's and Gilmer Graphics: 9. Gutter Snipes. For men, Bantz Collins had the highest average with 173 and Elsie Kirkpatrick was highest for the women with 167. Sandy Waggoner had highest game for the women with 239 and for the men Bantz Collins had 244-231. High game handicap: Bantz Collins, 250 and Sandy Wagoner. 257. High series: Bantz Collins. 606 and Sandy Waggoner. 557. High series handicap: Junior Boggs. 664 and Gienna Miller. 673. 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