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three months ago. The setting was a clearing along a two miles from Glenville. Six of us lined up facing a high, and took turns trying to plaster pigeons--claybirds, that from our shotguns, which until then had lain idle in gun racks all summer long. That was the evening my wingshooting I must have missed a dozen black discs in a row. That evening, evenings [and mornings) since, brought to mind a man I the superstar of his day--a baseball slugger named Johnny over .300 hitter of the New York Giants and Brooklyn heyday. {That dates me. I know!) the plate to face a fast ball. slider or curve is to baseball up to a covey of bobwhite to face the fast winging flight of is to the sport of wingshooting. Both are a test of man's a little bit 'o luck besides. When Johnny Mize alump--a slump that to me seemed to last forever--I think I as ha. for in those days I was as rabid a fan the N.Y. Giants f and wingshooting today. his slump, Mize blasted a homerun over the left-field Field. and devoted admirers smiled, knowingly--Johnny was slump, iust as they knew he would. But the hit proved to be respite and the great batter went hitless for still another I the urge to turn in my versatile, all-purpose 12-guage along the day for another straighter-shooting scattergun. I toted the to the Ohio Valley. in the hopes of putting an end to my or shooting slump. As the first sky-driven dove winged my perfectly and with one shell had my "home run." Ah--the end I thought. Six shells and no hits later, I knew my home run The slump was still on. went into his hatting decline, he spent his spare time in a and more practice. I remember we said, will soon . but only when it came to hitting curves. My batting Woods. and two sessions with squirrels at least proved that my due to a crooked barreled shotgun or low-powered shells. I every "pitch." but often enough to give me hope. I abandoned the fast-baU bushytail and went for the and curve--birds, grouse to be exact, and on the first foul one off. One tail feather drifted earthward as the main through the pines, then dove for the right-field stands of and tangled brush. I was still in a slump. in that early part of the season on was about as difficult as baseball team opponent in a town of population 10. so I to test my bird-hitting skills on still another wingshooting ' rise of bobwhite quail. I struck out! But as I shot I heard still scramble through the grass--a cottontail, a "Knuckleball" saw one. "I'll be back," I muttered then, for it was nearly the morning shotgunning game for two days later and first "single" of the season. An end to the slump? Maybe. Game was set for a Virginia farm field stadium, and my were quail. Like Mize facing the Dodgers in Brooklyn, to ending a slump on new grounds, but fate was not in my Mize confidently swinging that bat. eyeing the pitcher him to put a fast ball down the middle. Instead of walked. My "walk" came on the first covey rise. The birds my fight. Mize never connected at Ebbets' Field that day; he and reached first on a fielder's choice. The fielder's choice tovor ny teammates. Like Mize, I walked an( my battery mate, Amy the quail d(lnLekl't that game ago, still determined to bump that slump, I went back to my ballpark. The first inning was a bust. The opening pitch. flush, sent up a dozen "balls" or birds. But once again. I the birds go down less than 75 yards away in the weedy and set out to try for a single. Soon stationed in the I paused to wait for the pitch. It didn't come. Had the leokerroom? Suddenly they split--one to the front, one to my left, two from behind. I swung on one.., and struck out. Then I remembered Mize's slump-ending discovery. He called Somehow, when those quail started up the game. I was Prepared to react. I went home that evening empty-handed, but the shotgunning session had set the stage for the end of my ' game-time was set for 9 a.m. My German shorthair teammate, as eager as I to get the game underway as shd lept from the for the field. We took a warm-up romp through a grouse me mentally prepared. Ready then, we sought the crafty a third-base coach signalling the batter at the plate. Amy the fight sign. Alerted, I was mentally prepared when the I didn't double, but I scored. At last, the slump was over. IB00W| information leading to ;t and conviction of or persons who into my place of s, "Rocky Top Inn" .-]'hurl NiChols 12 WIDES - 14 WIIS - DOUBLE WIDES AND MODULAR ON DISPLAY tULLY DISPLAYED AND LIGHTED 26W1510 -- Open Friday til 8 p.m.  of W.Va. Mobile Homes Association Gilmer drops two on road Gilmer County High's basketball team found the road an uninviting place last week as they lost games at Doddridge and Braxton. The Titans were crippled by 30 turnovers against Doddridge as they lost 72-67. Doddridge shot 53 per cent from the field, including a blistering 65 per cent in the second half. At the end of the third quarter they held a 59-45 lead. Gilmer tried a comeback in the last period as they outscored - Doddridge 22-13. However. their comeback fell short. Bill LiLly and Jerry McPherson were leading Titan scorers with 14 points. Doddridge's Galen Ash led all scorers with 22 points. Titans played good first and last periods against Braxton. but the Gilmer frosh drop Doddridge Gilmer County High's freshman basketball team had an easier time with Doddridge County last week than the varsity did as they defeated Doddridge 47-30. The Gilmer fresh were never seriously challenged in this their first game of the season. They held a lead of 8-4 after the first period, they led 24-8 at the half and were ahead 30-18 after third period. Steve Carney led the freshmen with 17 points. Ricky Smith added 11 points. Titan Coach Bill Jones said. "I was fairly pleased with our overall performance, but the team had some of the usual first game mistakes." The freshman play again Jan. 3 at Calhoun. Bill Lilly, a 5'11" senior Bruins outscored the Titans by enough m the middle periods to take a 54-45 victory. Gilmer led 7-4 after the first period and outscored Braxton 26-18 in the last period, but the Bruins outscored the Titans 32-12 in the second and third periods. Bill Lilly again led Gilmer scorers with 12 points. Jerry McPhersen chipped in with nine points. Shawn Bodkin of Braxton led all scorers with 24 points. December 30, 1976 The Glenviile Democrat/ Pathfinder 5 GSC shoots well, but to no avail in Marietta fromDeSpintieor a :2aPint ToPerfoatec: AhBiha;oY'e9n9'thatincontest.the WestOncoates Glenvtlle State College fell victim to hot netted 26. shooting Alderson-Broaddus, 116 to GSC's Charlle Warner also hit in 104. in the sixth Marietta Shrine basketball Classic last week. Glenville faced A-B in the consolation game after losing to the Classic winner. Rio Grande. by only three points. 90-87, the night before. The Pioneers previously had beaten Hunters harvest 6,737 antlerless deer Antlerless deer hunters unofficial- ly harvested 6.737 deer in seven counties or parts of counties during the recent special two day antlerless deer season Dec. 10 and Dec. 11. according to Dan E. Cantner. wildlife resources chief. This was 94 percent of the predicted and desired harvest in these counties. The kill per counties open is as follows: Hampshire. 2,979: Hardy, 1,991: Grant, 807; Mineral. 420: Pendleton. 293; Tucker. 165 and Morgan, 82. The 1975 antlerless deer season kill was 3,373. The total legal harvest of deer in the state this year should be approximately 40.000. double figures last Tuesday, scoring 26 points in the losing effort to A-B. Coates' 42 points came on 19 field goals and four fouls. Joe Knicely netted 11. Coates was named to the All-Tourna- ment team. Rio Grande defeated Marietta 83 to 68 cop the annual Classic. In the first round of the tournament, Glenville trailed Rio Grande 51-37 at the half, but then roared back to close the gap behind the hot hand of Wayne Washington who netten 20 of his 28 points in the final period of play. Charlie Warner also found the mark. scoring 14 of his 20 markers during the second half comeback. But the Pioneer surge fell short and the final three-point difference was the closest GSC could come. The Pioneers connected on 51 per cent from the field, while Rio Grande shot 54 per cent and out-rebounded GSC 43 to 36. Coates was held to only six points. The Pioneers. now I and 6 for the season, return to their home court next Wednesday, Jan. 5, against Morris Harvey. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: .... ';PUT A LITTLE CLASS IN YOUR NIGHT LIFE'" GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE a sc00k of evening classes State seeks energy conservation input COURSE DESCRIPTION ACCOUNTING 438-01 Acct. Theory & CPA Review (6:30.9:00) Lettering (6: 30-8: 20) Textile Desipa & Printing BUSINESS 306-02 Business Law 498-01 Energy & the Environment The West Virginia Fuel and ART Energy Office recently announced that 205-01 it is seeking comments from interested 320-01 citizens on the development of a State energy conservation plan. West Virginia's energy conser- vation plan, which must coincide with the Federal Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975. will include provisions for thermal building standards, lighting efficiency st ards, procurement standards, and the prohfiofl "f carpools, vanpools, and public transportation. 01-03 Special task force teams repre- senting various phases of West 319-01 Virginia's economy are being organiz- 350-01 ed to develop the guidelines for West 4154)1 Virginia's plan. 430-01 John Anderson. Director of the 435-01 Fuel and Energy Office. emphasized that all citizen comments will be reviewed by the task force teams. Interested citizens or groups are urged to comment on or raise questions about the provisions of the West Virginia energy plan and should address their comments to: West Virginia Fuel and Energy Office, 1262V Greenbfier Street, Charleston, West Virginia 25311. All comments should be sent to the office no later than January 1. 1977, so that they may be incorporated into the planning effort. Opals, prized for their vivid hues. sell for from $5 to $3,000 a carat. The stones are formed when groundwater containing silica seeps into cracks in bedrock and slowly evaporates, cementing the particles together. MUSIC Opals' glowing colors are caused by 356-01 the prismatic effect of light bending 360-02 around the silica, National Geographic says. Plant remains aid in the reconstruction of past climates and cultures. The ratio of tree pollen to pollen from other plants suggests to a paleobotanist the extent of forests at a given period. Palynologists can trace the varying abundance of fossil pollens through time and thus recognize changes from dry to humid or from hot to cold conditions, reports the National Geographic Society's new book, "Clues to America's Past." EDUCATION 100-01 Ctte GId'ce & Pogrlm Oflmt CREDIT TIME DAY INSTRUCTOR ROOM 3 6:30 Th Hinter 102A Theories of Learning (Cogequhdte: 30 dock hr. activity & A-V IAtb.) O8. & Adm. of Early Education Pvoxam (N-K) 3 Educational Meuumment 3 Practicum in the Teaching of Reading 3 The Mentally RetaNed Child 3 Guidance fog the Mentally Retarded 3 2 6:30 T Scott 309A 3 6:30 W Rom 309A ENGLISH 102-12 Wr. & Spoken English !I 3 202-06 Intro. to Literature 3 335-01 Intro. to Film 3 3 6:30 M McOmmy 307A 3 6:30 T Gaines I02A FINANCE 42%01 invetment 3 FINE ARTS 100-02 Intro. to Fine Arts 3 FOOD SERVICE 102-01 Food Service Plant & Equipment GEOGRAPHY 303-02 World Geoiwaphy 3 HISTORY 208"02 U. L since 1877 3 Chumc Guitar 1 Mu Meth. & Mat. (NK-6) 3 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 228-01 Appalachian Squaw Dancin 8 1 399-01 Beginning Karate 3 SAFETY EDUCATION 331-01 Org. & Adm. of Driver Ed. SECRETARIAL SCIENCE 410-01 Office Systems & Simulation (Mar. 8-May 10) SOCIAL WORK 102-02 INterviewing & Counseling SOCIOLOGY 210-01 Appalachian Culture Ymr Hem, |mprovemmts 1 white fluish with Safety Glass, Storm Windows, I aluminum or white flnizh. 1 Awnings, eight colors, any J FEE SCHEDULE -/Residents) size. I| 1 Hour . $1200 I FREE ESTIMATES MADE , 2Hours. 20.00 AT YOUR HOME II 3 Hours- 28,00 Write 1 4 Hours. 3a00 ARLIEAYERS '  5Hours- 44.00 or 1 6Hours. 52.00 KENNETH WHIPKEY I 7 Hours- 64.00 Grantsviile, WV 26147 I _" __-." : _: _ -__... 6:30 M Fox I02CH 6:30 T Gray 102CH 6:30 M Tenmmt 101Cll 6:30 W J ames 1 6:30 T Kran 301A 6:30 M K_eaton 202CH 6:30 Th Keaton 201([t 6:30 Th On 305A 6:30 T Kemper 30A 6:30 W Oft 30A 6:30 W M 102A 6:30 W G. Giilespie 208A 6:30 T It. Adkim I(]IOS 6:30 Th Weekky 204CH 6:30 M Matray 204C!1 6:30 M Strmmtdeg 214A 6:30 W V'meyani 29 LBH 6:30 M Samples MPR 6:30 T Th W. King 153H 6:30 T Millikan 209H 4 6:30 T Th Smith G5-811 3 6:30 M O'Bflen Lib. MIi 3 6:30 W Hall 307A REGIsTRATION 5 8:30.3:00p.m. Pioneer Center Jmuaty 10,11,12, 13 3.'30. Z'OO r Academ Affaln @fflce Admlnbtratlon Building CLASSES sTART M Monday. Ist Class -January 10 T Tuesday, - 1st Class - January 11 w .lstOass.Jtmu12 TH Thursday . ist Cl. January 13