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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 20, 1975
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July 20, 1975 «*s» Virgin** Wilderness Areas Luring Visitors ASttVKiOfMT-STOfliC. SCOTTi MUFFLERS Wilderness designation for the Otter Creek and Dolly Sods areas of West Virginia has brought on an increase in visitors, particularly out-of-staters, to these areas. Since the U.S. Forest Service instituted a permit system on May 23 for users of .these areas, a total of 658 permits have .'been issued, including 393 for Dolly Sods ·and 265 for Otter Creek. · Most of the permits were issued to hik- !ers and backpackers, said John Ballan; tyne, recreation officer on the Monongahe- ; la National Forest. · "My own impression is that the wilder" ness designation, which was accompanied by a lot of publicity in the metropolitan areas, has triggered additional use of both areas," he added. However, the Forest Service didn't have '. good figures before on how many people ·were visiting these areas. Ballantyne said -that is one reason for the permit system. By Skip Johnson Country placed in the study category. Its wilderness characteristics are to be protected until it's decided if the area or part of it qualifies as a wilderness. However, Mid-Allegheny Corp., the owner of the mineral rights under the Back Country, is core drilling there, and under the terms of the deed the Forest Service can't do anything about it. · * * Doider Top Angler The permit system has worked well thus far, but Ballantyne expects it to be put to a stiff test in deer season, when there is a large influx of hunters. Some of them may not have heard that a permit is now required. The permits may be obtained from any district ranger on the Monongahela or by writing the forest headquarters in Elkins. Otter Creek is a 20,000-acre wilderness in Tucker and Randolph Counties. For de- tailed information on this area, write to Cheat District Ranger, U.S. Forest Service, Persons, W. Va. 26287. Dolly Sods is a 10,215-acre wilderness in Tucker and Randolph Counties, set atop the Allegheny Mountains at a 4,000-foot elevation. For detailed information, write Potomac District Ranger, U.S. Forest Service, Petersburg, W. Va. 26847. In addition to the above-designated areas, the 36,300-acre Cranberry Back ,, * · £ Bernie Dowler, a fish biologist with the Department of Natural Resources, won the individual title in the West Virginia BASS Tournament held recently on the Ohio River at Belleville. Dowler, fishing for the Parkersburg Bassmasters, caught 11.3 pounds of fish during the two-day tourney. Other top finishers, in order, were Gene Beatty, Parkersburg Bassmasters, 8.6 pounds; Dewey Kerbow, Parkersburg Bassmasters, 6.10 pounds; Jack Reinbeau, Almost Heaven Bassmasters of Wheeling, 6.7 pounds; Don Pepper, Wood County Bassmasters, 6.2 pounds; and Ed Clark, Kyowva Bassmasters of Huntington, 5.5 pounds. The top six will compete in the national tourney in September. A total of 60 fishermen caught 105 bass that weighed 126 pounds. Ninety fish were returned to the river. Largest fish was a 3 pounder by Hank Orum of the Wheeling club. Team standings were: 1, Parkersburg Bassmasters; 2, Wood County Bassmas- ters; and 3, Upper Kanawha Valley Bass- masters. The 1976 tourney will be held at Summersville Lake and the 1977 tourney at Tygart Lake. * * * Manuel Townsend of 123Va Hill Dr., Charleston, caught a 22-inch, 5.2 pound smallmouth bass last week at Summersville Lake. The fish wasn't weighed until several days after it was caught, so it was actually a heavier fish than indicated. Townsend was fishing at night with minnows and action was slow, so he decided to try a top-water lure and the big small- mouth struck. "I just hit it lucky," he said. * * * Top muskie catches recently included a 41-inch, 14-pounder from Leading Creek by Curtis Hardman of Glenville, a 40V4-inch, 14-pounder from Middle Island Creek by Kermit Jones of Pennsboro and a 38Vj- inch, 12%-pounder from Little Kanawha River by Bill Looney of Left Hand. Hardman also caught 36-inch and 28-inch muskies from Leading Creek. The state muskie tournament will be held Sept. 27-28 on the Uttle Kanawha River. Tourney headquarters will be the Calhoun Countv Junior Oddfellows Park. Two Owls Need Aid Norris Gluck of Charleston has a rather unusual request. He'd like someone to climb a 45-foot oak tree and build an owl nest. Gluck, a member of the Brooks Bird Club, has been watching two great horned owls for the past five years at Coonskin Park, and for the first four years they nested in the top of a sycamore tree near Elk River. When the top blew out of the tree, they took over a hawk nest. This spring they raised two young and, in the process, wore the nest out. Owls won't build their own nests, Gluck pointed out, but they will quickly take over a nest built by other birds or by humans. So if anyone wants to build a nest for a couple of lazy owls, contact Gluck. Gluck said he personally couldn't climb a 45-foot tree if an owl's life depended on it. MUFRtt/TULPIPE BOIHFUUy GUARANTEED SCOTTi 1 AMBULANCE SERVICE Replaces ACE AMBULANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT * 24 HOUR EMERGENCY and CONVALESCENCE SERVICE TRANSPORT TO ANT PLACE IN U.S. A. CHARLESTON 343-6378 SO. CHARLESTON 744-2537 ST.ALBANS 727-8127 j 7 2 / - O I 2 / 5 INSTU1EDIN 30 MINUTES bythtmiffkrttftrts 'i'JSCO"'»liU(l!CIV(RS'« 1. FULL METAL THICKNESS for corrosion and rust resistance. 2. DOUBLE-CRIMPED, LOCKED- SEAMS for positive seal against fume leaks. CUSTOM BENDING We custom bend on premises Exhaust tail pipe systems to fit all U.S. cars regardless of make or age CALL US! SCOTTi [MUFFLER CENTER call the experts, 1 locations 342-2846 i 7444621 Plaza East 238 MacCor'sle A»e. Mortis 4 lexis Sis. I So.Chas. Cooling It Donald Dixon, 13, of 108 Lakeshore Dr., cools off on a hot day by wading and fishing along the shaded Middle Fork of Greenbrier River near Thornwood^in Pocahontas County. (Photo by Ferrell Friend) Silver Brand Clothes VARIETY Widen Native Finds Challenge In Job With Forest Service '·* By Skip Johnson ';* Dr. David R. Pattern, a native of Widen, « Clay County, has found variety in his car- '£ eer as a wildlife biologist with the U.S. £ Forest Service, ranging from studies of . .- the resurging American bison UTthe en!- dangered Apache trout. ;' Patton, who was here last week visiting v relatives, is stationed at the Rocky Moun^ tain Forest and Range Experiment Station : '~ at Tempe, Ariz. From that post, he does ;- wildlife research on the 13 national forests ; i in Arizona and New Mexico. . ' ·- "It's a challenging area because of the :£ variety of wildlife and vegetation," said £ Patton. "You can go from desert to moun- ·; tains in a short time." * C Patton, 41, has been with the Forest Ser- I-' vice since 1960, excluding a year's sabbati: scal in 1966 to study elephants in the South ';" African nation of Zambia. As a result of y-.his study, the Zambian government em- .'vi barked on a $7 million, three-year project } : to preserve its elephants. ;) Patton is a 1960 graduate of West Virgin'" ia University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in forestry. He ob- ;-plained a master's degree in wildlife at "£ Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a docto- 2 rate in watershed management at the ·- 1 University of Arizona. :* * * * $ PATTON'S JOB at the Forest Service C experiment station in Tempe is to deter' mine the effect of man's activities of wild- -·*- life and to develop habitat criteria for t wildlife, including game species, non- ;· game species and endangered species. '." "We know quite a bit about the food re'. quirements of animals but we don't know a lot about cover," he said. "For example, when timbering occurs we want to be able to say how it will change wildlife habitat and whether it will go from good to poor or from poor to good. It will give us the opportunity to make some choices." From the standpoint of numers, the major game animals in Arizona and New Mexico are mule deer and elk, Patton said, but turntable populations of desert bighorn sheep and bison also exist. Hunting of all these species is by permit only. Poor fawn survival during the past several years has hurt the mule deer population throughought the western states, Patton pointed out. He said wildlife biologists · aren't sure whether the problem is nutritional deficiency, predators, disease or something else. Among the endangered species in the west are the Apache and Gila trout, peregrine falcon, blackfooted ferret and southern bald eagle. Patton described the much-publicized bald eagle's plight as "very precarious in some areas." He said the building of dams and channeling of rivers has destroyed a great deal of eagle habitat. * it it * THE WESTERN forests are receiving more visitors than ever, said Patton. He said the increased use of recreational and offroad vehicles is threatening to adversely affect deer and elk populations. On the controversial subj ect of clearcut- ting, which started in the ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forests of the west, Patton believes it was done on too large a scale at the start. "There were mistakes made, and people realize this," he said. "Clearcutting is good, depending on its size." Large clear- cuts are bad for deer, he pointed out, because research has shown that deer won't go into middle portions of large clearcuts to feed due to a lack of cover. The Forest Service is converting to small, well dispersed clearcuts that are contoured to blend in with the landscape, he said. On an entirely different matter, Patton would like to see a return to something like the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) of the 1930's. "I think there is a tremendous potential for a CCC in West Virginia, for example," he said. "Just think what could be accomplished if young people were put to work on conservation projects." Patton resides in Tempe with his wife, Doris, and their three daughters, Paula, 21; Kelli, 14;' and Myra, 11. He is the brother of Lt. Col. Paul Patton, assistant chief of the law enforcement division of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Church Softball St. Marks 15 Bream 13 Presby 12 Central 10 Morris Mem 9 Church Softball womtns Division , W L W. 0 4 4 6 7 Summer Basketball Trinity Luth 9 9 Christ Meth 8 10 Emmanual S 12 Trinity Meth 4 12 Baptist Temple 3 10 Starcher 3 14 Last Wttk's Stirs Kim Grandon, St. Marks; Janet Mottingham, St. Marks; Alice Weddington, Starcher; Roxie Hartman, Starcher; Suzanne Conway, Christ Meth.; Liz Atkins, Christ Meth.; Pam Parkings, Central; Jo Dorcas, Central. Mtn's Division West L W L 6 Presby 15 1 6 Grace Cov 13 4 6 Chist Meth 12 5 7 Starcher 12 6 East vv Bream 13 Emmanual 11 Central 11 Randolphs! 10 ·* Ttatn .* Nets ,· Spirits .* Colonels Poca Summtr taskttball Junior Division Standings W L W U 6 0 Squires 3 3 3 Pacers 2 1 5 Last Wtfk's Rtsults Nets 44, Squires 38; Spirits 35, Colonels 24; Squires 30, Pacers 27; Nets 40, Colonels 39; Pacers 29, Squires 19; Spirits 30, Colonels 29. InttrmtCHitt Division Standings __ ..... _ ..... _ Lakers"""""~"""..5 0 Bulls ........................ 3 Celtics ...................... 1 4 Warriors .............. .'.... 1 Last Wttk's Rtsults Chapman's Funeral 75, Gaten's Funeral 56 Chapman - Rusty Sovine38; Gaten's - J. R. Marshall 26 Diehls Dairy 57, Insurance Exchange 51 Diehls -- Denny Underwood 17; Insurance - Tim Henson 19 Conrads 78, Harris55 Conrads -- Bud Lett 32; Harris -Doug Greenlaw 18 Insurance Exchange 64, Conrads 56 Insurance -- Billy Joe McClanahan 29; Conrads - Bud Lett 20 Chapman 68, DieMs Dairy 60 Chapman - Rusty Sovine 31; Diehls -- Tim Henson i7 Harris54, GatensS*Harris --DougGreenlaw2!; Gatens - Davy Sowards 19 TopScortrs Rusty Sovine 25.0 Billy Joe McClanahan. 19.3 Allen Atkinson 18.2 Budd Lett 17.4 Tim Henson 17.0 Steve Bailey 17.0 Last Wttk's Rtsolts Lakers 64, Warriors 57 LaKers -- Je« Burford 23, Danny Chaney 15; Warriors - Barry Lanham 24, Chuck Gibson 18 Bulls 74, Celtics 40 Bulls - Sandy 5«yre 34, Teddy Barker 15; Celtics Rick Cotfrill 10 Lakers 54, Celtics 48 Lakers - Jefl Burford 25, Glenn Jeffries 13; Celtics Steve Bailey '6. Warriors 61, Suns 49 Warriors - Barry Lanham 26; Bulls - Randy Duncan ». * StnMrOMiMn This Wttk's SchttMt Tgtsdar 4:15 p.m. - Diehls vs. Conrads 7:15 p.m. - insurance Exchange vs. Gatens 3:15 p.m. -- Chapmans vs. Harris 76 Thgrsday 6:15 p.m. - insurance Exchange vs. Harris 76 7:15 p.m. - Chapmans vs. Conrads 8:5 p.m. -- Gatens vs. Oiehls CftDtttrtct Orls tesfeffkall W L W L Elk Blue 2 0 Elk Green ,,,, ,, 1 Elk Yellow 1 1 Elk Red 0 B'Nai Jacob .............. 7 10 St. Marks ................. 7 11 Good Shepherd .......... 3 13 Trinity Luth ............. 6 12 Trinity Meth ............. 2 17 Asbury ..................... 0 18 Ust WMk'i Stars Larry Wigal, Trinity M«th.; Jerry Miller, Starcher; Tony Barillaro, Randolph St.; Bobby McNeill, Randolph St ; Randy Lilly, Randolph St.; Dale Jones, Bream; Herb Taylor, Bream; David Tate, Good Shephard; Gary McDonnell, Emmanual; Jim Bill Friedman, Presby. This Wttk's Schtdult Monday 6 p.m. - · Baptist Temple vs. Presby; 7 p.m. - · Bream vs. Morris Mem; 7 p.m. - ' Baptist Temple vs. Christ Melh.; 8p.m. - · Bream vs. Trinity Meth.; 8p.m. - Asbury vs. St. Marks; 9 p.m. - Grace Cov. vs. Christ Meth.; 10 p.m. -- Good Shep. vs. Emmanual Tutsday . 6 p.m. - · Central vs. St. Marks; 7 p.m. - · Presby vs Bream; 8 p.m. - Randolph vs. B'nai Jacob; 9 p.rn. -Starcher vs. Trinity Luth.; 10 p.m. -T Central vs. Good Shep. wtdntttfay 6 p m - ' Central vs. Baptist Temple; 7 p.m. - ' Trinity Luth vs Trinity Meth.; 8 p.m. - * Morris Mem. vs. St. Marks; 9 p.m. - Trinity Melh. vs. Bream; 10 p.m. -- Presby vs. Grace 6pm - 'St. Marks vs. Envnanual; 7p.m. -- * Presby vs Starcher ; t p tr\. -- B'nai Jacob vs. Good Shephard; 9 o m. - Christ Meth. vs. Przsby; 10 P.m. - Presby vs. Central. VALTO'ISO!BIG SELECTION MEN'S Suits Doubleknits, Swedish knits, worsteds, year round. Featurmg Botany 500, Phoenix and SBC. Sizes 36 - 52 reg; 38 - 52 long, 37 - 44 short. MEN'S REG.'79.95 DOUBLEKNIT Vested Duos A 3-pc. outfit! Sport coat, contrasting slacks and matching/contrasting vest. Big savinas, hurry! VALTO'55!GROUPOFBOUBLEKNIT ^-^^ Sport Coats $29" You'll be omozed ol the big selection o( solid colors and patterns in these quality GROUP OF FAMOUS BRAND KNIT FLARE Slacks saw VALUES TO $18! Solids, patterns and more. Wrinkle free for super looking wear. All popular sizes. 0 f FAMOUS BRAND SHORT SLEEVE KNIT SHIRTS VALUES TO $10! Plackett fronts, crew necks, tank tops, Sizes S, M, L, XL . . HEN'S YOUNG MEN'S CUT-OFFS WALK SHORTS VateS to $iO.Perma-press, poly blends, knits. Sizes 29 to 50 MEN'S FAMOUS BRAND SHORT SLEEVE DRESS SHIRTS Values to $1.0 . Perma-press and knits. Solids patterns. Sizes 14 '/2 to 17 . . . MEN'S FAMOUS BRAND SWMWEAR Values to $7. Boxer, volleyball and racer styles. Sizes S, M, L, XL FAMOUS BRAND CUFFED FLARE SLACKS Vahes to$20 each. Plaids, solids, checks and more. All sizes SELECT GROUP DOUBLEKNIT LEISURE SUITS Reg. $5195! Luxury knit tailored styles. Popular fashion styles SELECT GROUP MEN'S FAMOUS MAKER SHOES [NTM STOCK IWUM.BOSTOimUVeilOtSHOfSlOS OFF Insurance Exchange LChapman's Fun. Ho Galen's fan. Home. -W L Conrads Barber Shop6 2 2OieMs Dairy Bar 35* i Harris 7t Station 1 1 T«f Scarars Bef Chambers 26; Langmaack 16; Jessie 11; Mitchell 10; QMmbers 9; Allen t; Botkin t; Smith 6; Fosco i; MarheoyS. 6pm.-' Morris Mem. vs. Baptist Temple; 7 p.m. -- * resCy vs Emmanual S p.m. - .» St. Marks vs. Trinity iiem.; 9 p/n. - · Starcher vs. Trinity Luth. - Denotes women's games. USE YOUR SBC CHARCE ACCOUNT 101 -- 110 CAPITOL STREET Abo in ··clctey and Logan

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