Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 23, 1972 · Page 46
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 23, 1972
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8D--July 23, 1972 *Sunday Gasettf-Mtdl -- Ciirltston, w«*t Vlr»lnl»---- Animals at French Creek Game Farm: 175,000 Viewed Them In Past Year Among- the residents of the popular French Creek State Game Farm are (from left) bears, timber wolf, By Skip Johnson? Today's animal quiz: Of these four wild animals-buck fleer, wildcat, bear and timber wolf--which is the only one to have attacked the superintendent of the French Creek State Game Farm ? Make your pick and see answer near bottom of column. The game farm, which is located on W. Va. 4 near Buckhannon, is one of the most visited spots in the state. From July 1, 1971, to July 1, 1972, approximately 175,000 persons came to see the animals. The chief attractions, according to superintendent Fred Trainer, are the bears and an African lion. The lion is quartered in a building near Trainer's residence (across the highway from the game farm proper). Trainer described the six bears at the game farm as "playful but unpredictable." But he said the same description should be applied to any wild animal in captivity. The French Creek bears are as tame as bears are likely to get. One was brought from Canada as a cub; another came from Virginia as a cub; one came from Cranberry River as a cub: one came from Cheat River as a cub; and two were born at the game farm. They dine on dog food. A full-grown bear will eat an average of five pounds of food per day, according to Trainer. bobcats and deer. The bears are "playful but unpredictable," according- to superintendent Fred Train- Large Buck a Randolph County Native The deer menagerie at the game farm includes four adult deer and four fawns. The adults include two bucks and two does. Each of the does had twin fawns this spring. The largest of the bucks has a magnificent set of antlers which are currently in velvet (see picture). This animal, which came to the game farm from Randolph County as a yearling, is a prime specimen of whitetail buck, weighing between 225 and 250 pounds. As any regular visitor to the game farm knows, he loves to eat cigarettes which are poked through the fence. The game farm people may, however, frown on such extraneous feeding of their animals. The game farm boasts only one timber wolf--a seven-year-old female who was obtained from a dealer in New York. She loves meat, primarily ground beef and deer meat. The deer meat comes from animals killed on the highways and picked up by state conservation officers. The wolf howls only when the coyotes howl, Trainer said. The coyotes howl fairly often. er. The wolf howls only when the coyotes howl. The bobcats sleep a lot. The buck deer pictured above tips Don't Crowd the Wolf and Bobcats There are five bobcats at the game farm, including three on display. One of the bobcats is a 12-year veteran at French Creek. Game farm employees enter the cages of both the wolf and bobcats for feeding and cleaning purposes, but they do so with care. "You don't want to crowd them," says Trainer. The game farm has a variety of birds, including owls, ravens, hawks, *crows, ringneck pheasants and turkey buzzards. The raven--a large cousin of the crow--was obtained in Upshur County, which is unusual because ravens are more commonly found in the Western United States. The various animals and birds at French Creek are scheduled to receive new quarters sometime within the next five years. A new game farm is planned back of the present location. "There will be more shade and the animals will have more spacious quarters," said Trainer. And now the answer to the quiz: Among the deer, wildcats, bears and timber wolf, the only animal ever to attack Trainer was the buck deer. Trainer was in the deer enclosure two years ago when the large buck sought to do him bodily harm. He managed to wrestle the animal to a standoff until help arrived. the scales between 225 and 250 pounds- (Staff Photos by Ferrell Friend) CHESS Barker Leads Charleston Triumph in Tu-Eiidie-Wci! By Edward M. Foy ! THE NEXT AREA weekend tournament will be the K a n a - j The sixth game of the Fisch- er-Spassky match for the world : * ' a aey pen o e e ; , , , . . . . . ,|Aug. 5-6 in the Ballroom of t i c : chess championship is scheduled | Geary SU](Jcnt m ^ M ( ) r r i s l for today. After losing the first (Harvey C o l l e g e , Charleston. : game and forfeiting the second, jThis will be a five round Swiss 1 Fischer won the third and fifth i System event, USCF-ratcd. En-! contests (both with the black I ^ ^ S5 f ° r f nim s H n d * 4 ! , ,, , , , , f o r juniors. Cash prizes. For; pieces). The fourth game was j f u r t h e r information con tact Don-! drawn, so right now the score is aid Griffith, 865 Carroll Road, I 2! 2 to 2',2. Charleston, W. Va., 25314. The general public is certainlv Following the KV Open will be 1 not frfifipri hv Mr F TMu._." i the big one: the 34th annual W.! not edified by Mr. Fischer s| Va chess Championshi p t o u r n a j conduct-more likely it iSj m e n t at Concord College, Ath-! s h o c k e d or appalled-- Boris j ens, over the Labor Day weck- Spassky has a lot of Americans end - Se Pt- 2 ' 4 - Tm ' s will be a six pulling for him now. Chess play- TM und ' USCF-rated Swiss Sys. ,.,. . . . . tern tourney, with a $50 cash ers are not edified, either, but award for first p i ace . For fur . they have seen enough of Fisch- jther details write to Prof. Berer over the past dozen years not { nard Kiernan at Concord Colto be unduly shocked. j Undoubtedly, there was a lot of wishful thinking, hoping against hope that Bobby might get through this match without running true to form. Unfortunately, the chess genius is only part of the Fischer package; and it is a package deal. Paul Morphy has been called "the pride and sorrow of American chess". The Fischer story is a tragic one, too. Fischer is a lonely man in a small world-for there is a great deal more to life than chess. Wild Lands Meetings Set This Week There has been a great deal of clamor within the past few years to preserve cherished areas--such as DoUy Sods in Tucker County and Otter Creek in Randolph County--in their natural stale as much as possible. The U. S. Forest Service and Congress are considering legislation to establish a wild lands system in the East which would preserve portions of the national forests. Meetings will be held at Elkins YMCA Tuesday and at the House of Delegates chamber at Charleston Wednesday (both 7:30 p.m.). Interested persons are asked to attend one of the meetings and give their comments on areas they would like to see included in the wild lands system. Unseed Pattison Has 2nd Upset COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Unseeded Andrew Pattison moved into the finals of the Buckeye Tennis Championships Saturday with his second straight tournament upset, an impressive 6-0, 7-5 verdict over second-seeded Bob Hewitt. The 23-year-old Rhodesian faces top-seeded Jimmy Connors of Belleville, 111., for the singles title Sunday in the $25,000 U.S. Lawn Tennis Association tour stop. Pattison, who stunned fourth- j seeded Pancho Gonzales Thurs[day, turned Hewitt's erratic service and numerous errors into a remarkably easy victory. For the 8*it In Sport Fiibinj, Ifl MOREHEAD CITY, N. C ·; '.'the Fishing Porodrie of th« CorolmOl" i For The Best Fishing j ·---Contact-- CAPTAIN OTTIS and His Sport Fishing .. § Fleet 11 Booli -- AH Modern Equipped Wr.l*. Wire or Phonp Your Reiflfvatro Phoni-: 726-4020 or 726-4600 OTTIS FISH MARKET All KINDS OF BAIT-- ICE BOX 444, MOREHEAO CITY. N. C. GIGANTIC MID-SUMMER SALE ON ALL CAMPERS Visit our New Parts and Accessories Store. ALL DO-IT-YOURSELF SUPPLIES CHAD'S CAMPERS BELLE, W.VA. 925-3351 Half a mile below the Trail Drive-In Theatre On Old Route 60 "Quoth the raven, nevermore." Boat Racing Set At Tygart Lake GRAFTON-The Grafton Jaycees are sponsoring a day of 50Dt; racing on Tygart Lake next Sunday, July 30. Featured will be outboard hydroplanes capable of speeds as hieh as 75 MPH on the closed one-mile oval. The racing starts at 1:30 p.m. and there is no charge. Between 70 to 80 drivers will participate in the races. Boats are expected from Georgia, the Mid-Atlantic coast and Michigan. MARVIN ".JOE" BARKER of Charleston won top individual honors in last week's Tu-Endie- Wei tournament at. Pt. Pleasant, scoring 4 ' 2 to : .. The Charles-; ton team won first prize, too,j scoring 15', points. Contributing'; to the team scoring were Bar-' ker ( 4 V U ) . .)oe Norton andl Jim Sutherland (4 to 1), a n d i Steve Smith 3 to 2). ' j Barker, who lia.s won eight, of his last nine W. Va. Opens. was ! closely followed last week-end! by five players, each with a 4 to 1 record: Joe Norton and Jim' Sutherland of Charleston. John! Richardson of Glenville. Jack! Molino of Huntington, and Rob-. eri Smith of Parkersburg. Jon Ancrile of Parkersburg scored .3 ',2 to i', but. he was able to 1 hold Barker (they drew) : Following the" Capitol Cityi team scoring came Parkersburg iy/2), Pt. Pleasant ( H 2 ) , Winfield (9\ Huntington ( 8 ' 2 ) . and Gallipolis (fi4). Thirty-seven players took part in the tournament. Roy White was the tournament director. YOU CAN OWN THAT NEW NOW :AN OWN THA 1972 CADILLAC · EXCELLENT SELECTION · PREMIUM PRICE FOR YOUR PRESENT CAR ON TRADE · BEAT NEXT YEARS PRICE INCREASE NOW SELLING ALL DEMONSTRATORS, COMPANY OFFICIAL CARS! SEE JAY DUNIVAN TODAY For Your CodiUnc 1 3 1 1 Showroom NEVER WILL YOU GET MORE FOR YOUR PRESENT CAR ON TRADE. WE NEED GOOD USED CARS! NEED CASrfcRemodeling? BOND HAS THC CASH$$$ For Low Cost 2nd Mortgage! 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