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4IT-- June 2. 1974 Sunday Gazette-Mail -Charleston. V\es» Virginia '74 Bear Bill: Will it Work? NAMATH Thoughts of Acting Prompt Enthusiasm · The bear bill passed by the ^1974 Legislature becomes effective next Thursday, with sheep owners skeptical that will work and the Department of Natural Resources ( D N R i w o n d e r i n g how m u c h i t ' s going to cost. " . ' A meeting of landowners ·has been scheduled for next Friday night at Seneca Elementary School, and Bardon Harper of Mouth of Seneca, -spokesman for the group, said it'.will include landowners Jr'pm the principal bear counties; of Pendleton. Randolph. P o c a h o n t a s , T u c k e r a n d -Grant. I -The D N R . meanwhile,is ·jearing up to pay landowners for bear damages, including sheep kills. Damage complaint and appraisal forms are jeing printed, and conservation officers in the bear counties are explaining the new ·law'.to anyone willing to listen. ~ Money to pay bear damage ^claims will come from a special $4 license f. be charged Tbear hunters and, if this isn'1 -enough, from the DNR's gen- *eral revenue account, which is ,-reg'ular hunting and fishing -license money. ' N o n e of the special bear li - ·cense money will start com - "irig-in until shortly before the -1974 bear h u n t i n g season ^therefore general revenue -money will be used in the in- ..terim. --';i£'s anybody's guess how ^miich the DNR will have to ;*pay out in b e a r d a m a g e '".claims. E s t i m a t e s have o-a'hged from $5,000 to $15,000 ;-yearly, or higher. ;'; THE HEART OF the bill is '-the provision that gives the '; J3NR representative -- either ·;a conservation officer or a ·'wildlife biologist -- the right "'.·toidecide whether a sheep-kill- '·'ingibear will be destroyed or ~;captured. ~~. "We h a v e s p e n t weeks -working with sheep owners in .7'our area," pointed out conser- ~. vation officer Bill Armstrong Zof Randolph County. "I think £they have come to the conclu- wsionLthat we are at least being £! honest with them and that we ^understand their problems." 2~i Armstrong said the No. 1 priority, when a damage com;I plaint is received, will be to --investigate immediately. "If ·' we determine it was a bear," .'·· he added, "we will attempt to ' c a p t u r e h i m , and if t h i s ·"* doesn't work, we'll try to eli- C minate him." "^ The-capturing will be at~" tempted either with snare '·* traps or, if a bear is hunted by £ dogs and treed, through use of ~ a tranquilizer gun. Armstrong isn't overly optimistic about the prospects of treeing a bear and tranquilizing it. "This is rugged country-, and I mean rugged,' he said of the Randolph-Pendelton area where sheep-killing bears are most prevalent. "Also," he added, "there may be-times when we have the By S k ip Jo hn s o n tranquilizer gun in one place and the bear will be treed two miles away." A r m s t r o n g is more confident that the marauding bears can be caught in snares that will be set around fresh kills. SUCH BEARS, once captured, would be removed to some distant part of the state where there are few or no sheep. The DNR has discussed the possibility of transplanting sheep-killing bears to remote areas of Southern West Virginia such as Spruce Laurel in Boone and Logan Counties, where wild boars were stocked several years ago and have survived. Harper, spokesman for the organizing sheep owners at Mouth of Seneca, believes the homing instinct of bears is so strong that they will travel many miles back to their original" range. He also believes a nuisance bear in Pendleton County will be a nuisance bear in Logan County. Armstrong and fellow Randolph County conservation officers Kenny Painter and Mike Pizzino are all fairly new to that county, and they all say they have gained a fresh appreciation of sheep owners' problems with bears. Armstrong said he has received complaints from eight sheep owners so far this year, and in each case, he decided, upon investigation, that their complaints were legitimate. He estimated that landowners have lost from 35 to 45 sheep to bears. "I have found that generally the farmers want to cooperate with us," Armstrong continued, "but they don't want sheep-killing bears left in the area." Officer Larry Guthrie of Pocahontas County said he is also under the impression that most landowners are willing to give the new law a try. * * * IT IS PROBABLY true that most sheep owners, individually, are inclined to give the new law a chance to work, and hopefully they will not join Rocky Fork Offers Cash Rocky Fork Raceway has guaranteed a $400 purse for an AMA sanctioned motocross beginning at 1:30 p.m. today. The raceway will offer cash or trophies for the first three finishers in all classes from 100 cc through open. Practice will begin at noon. with the few who want to Dear hunt year round and see the 1974 law as a threat to that inalienable right. In any event, it will be interesting to learn the answers to these questions: Can the state afford to pay landowners for bear damages? Can nuisance bears be captured, rather than killed? Can a Randolph County bear find happiness in Logan County? By Dave Anderson (C) A'pir York Times Serrire NEW YORK - Joe Namath might not play football anymore. If he retires as a quarterback, he probably would accept a m u l t i m i l l i o n - d o l l a r o f f e r f r o m t h e A m e r i c a n Broadcasting Company to replace Don tyleredith in its Monday night football booth. He also would focus on being an a c t o r in f i l m s and TV shows. Joe Namath isn't trying to be evasive. He's trying to make a decision. But the inflections in his voice over the telephone from his Bachelors III restaurant in Tuscaloosa, Ala., betrayed his inclinations. When he spoke of returning to the New York Jets for his 10th season, his voice was flat, almost uncaring. When he spoke of the takeover Charlies' Title Rings Arrive By A. L. Hardman Better late than never, the Charleston Charlies will tell you. At long last, those beautiful pennant-winning rings have arrived here and will be presented to the players who were on that 1973 championship team during special ceremonies at Watt Powell Park next Thursday night. This particular time was chosen because the Pawtucket Red Sox, managed by Popular Joe Morgan, will be here. It was Morgan who led the Charlies to the flag last year, earning for him the Sporting News Minor League Manager of the Year Award. Besides Morgan, others on the championship team, who are still with the Charlies, will receive rings. They are pitchers Doug Bair, Johnny Lamb, Jim McKee. Brad Meyring and Daryl Patterson, outfielders Ed Ott, Dave Augustine, Phil Bushman and Charlie Howard, infielder Art Howe and catcher Jim Campanis, The other Charlies, who are now with the parent Pittsburgh Pirates and elsewhere, have either received their rings already or in line to receive them by mail. As the Charlies come home off a 13-game road trip Tues-. day to open a nine-game, eight-day home stand, all kinds of promotions are lined up as the drive really starts in earnest to bring out the fans. R I G H T OFF the b a t . is "advertiser's Appreciation Night" on Tuesday as the Charlies salute firms, organizations and individuals who have contributed to the club's advertising program. It also will be Senior Citizens night with all fans, 60 years or over, to be admitted for 50 cents. Wednesday will be 10 cents draft beer night with fans to enjoy their brew over the first five innings at this special price. And. assistant g.m. Regis Cole, has thrown in something extra in that all fans sporting mustaches to be admitted free. Hhe one with the fanciest mustache will be awarded a portable radio. On T h u r s d a y , it w i l l be "Topless Night." All bald headed fans will be admitted free and will take part in a contest to pick the "baldest." A Methodist preacher. Rev. J. B. F. Yoak, Jr., was the winner last year. OF COURSE, the highlight of the week will be the first of two Union Carbide Nights on Friday. A gigantic pre-game show will start the evening at 7 p.m. with the South Charleston High School band playing. Jim Malone, vice-president of Union Carbide, will come from New York to be on hand. He'll toss out the first ball to baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn, who will make one of his rare appearances in the minors. Roland Murphy of the South Charleston Carbide plant will be master of ceremonies. District 3 Little League night is set for Saturday night and it also will be another Senior Citizens night. Lions Club District 29 will be honored on Sunday. June 9. The Pawtucket Red Sox come to town a week from Monday, playing the Charlies in a double header. It will be Knot Hole Family Night with youngsters presenting their membership cards to be admitted free. T h e n , of c o u r s e , i t ' s "Pennant Night" on June 11. The first 1,200 fans entering the park will receive a cup cake and everyone who shows up will get a small pennant replica of the Charlies' flag. Hot dogs will be sold for 15 cents, too. and a huge cake will be presented to the players. ) --Staff Photo by Lawrence Pierce. Champs With a magnificent record of 34-2, this John Adams team won the Kanawha Valley Junior High tennis championship this season. They then won the county championship by beating South Charleston, 4-2, and Horace Mann, 4-2, in the postseason tourney. Overall, the Falcons had a 42-6 record, its best yet. In the picture are, from left back row, Coach Roger Bryan, Dan Goldfarb, Mike Deardorf, Russell Proops. Front row -- Steve Wilhoit, Bruce Goldfarb, Ken Silverstein, Frank Baer and Don Deutsch. j of Charlie Winner as the Jets' coach, he sounded disenchanted. When he spoke of the New York S t a r s , w h o hold t h e World Football League negotiations rights to him, he sounded disinterested. When he spoke of the ABC offer, he sounded agreeable to discussing a "business" deal. But when he spoke of being an actor, he sounded enthused. * * * JOE NAMATH lives on enthusiasm. Once his enthusiasm for football prompted his "guarantee" that the Jets . would win Super Bowl III but now his enthusiasm has transferred to a virtual guarantee that he'll succeed as an actor. "I'm excited about being an actor," he said, "I know I can do it well. I was in three movies a few years ago but I was still on a learning level. I didn't know what I was doing. I hadn't taken any acting lessons. Anthing that I've ever done, I was taught. I did three movies without a lesson. I took some acting lessons privately in New York last year and now I know I can be a good actor." Joe Namath doesn't know if he'll report to the Jets training camp next month, assuming the National Football League labor dispute is resolved by then. "I'm not solid in my mind that I'm even going to training camp," he said. "But if I do, I want to be ready so I've been approaching it as if I were going, i've been working out for a couple of months. I've been throwing a football lately. Even if I go to training camp, I'm not sure I'll want to stay there. I'm dubious about playing football. I'm not worried but I'm dubious. I know Charlie Winner and I don't know if I want to be in a situation of total football. My life is not there anymore. I want to play but I'm not sure if I want to play under those conditions. Nothing helps my day more than seeing Emerson Boozer or Jerome Barkum smile. But it sounds to me like the start of a new regime. I don't know if I'm willing to go through the mental aggravation. I hear things and I see things." What he saw was the letter that Winner wrote recently to all the jet players. In it, the new coach demanded "100 per cent of your time and a t t e n d i o n to football," expected "your f u l l concentration" and declared that "permission will not be granted for late reporting" to training camp, one of the favors that the quarterback often was granted when Weeb Ewbank was the Jets' coach. "I'LL GO out and do my job," the quarterback said of Winner's letter, "but I don't need any jive." He apparently doesn't need the New York Stars enther. Once upon a time, when several of his friends hoped to obtain the Birmingham franchise, the f o r m e r A l a b a m a idol a p - peared interested in the WFL. But no longer. "If I play," he said, "I want to play for the Jets but if I don't play this year, I don't think I'll ever play again." Tourney Dates In Doubt PARKERSBURG - A decision will be made either Monday or Tuesday on when to resume the State High School Baseball Tournament, Gordon Eismon said Saturday. Eismon is executive secretary of the Secondary School Activities Commission which is in charge of the tournament. O n l y t h r e e games were completed Thursday and Friday before rain stopped play. Fairmont West. Wheeling and St. Albans won first round games. Huntington East and Collins High of Oak Hill were halted by rain in their game and will have to start a new game to complete the first round. The resumption of the baseball tournament has been complicated by the school's graduation ceremonies scheduled this week. Eismon said. The Collins High of Oak Hill seniors will graduate Monday night and Fairmont West Wednesday night. St. Albans, Huntington East and Wheeling all will hold their ceremonies Thursday night. This would tend to indicate that the baseball tournament would resume next Friday and Saturday. But Eismon said the decision has yet to be made. G. W. CluhtoMeel The George Washington boosters club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria. JOE NAMATH UNSURE OF FUTURE He's Enthusiastic About Acting High School Golfers Set at Guyan Monday PARKERSBURG ( A P ) The 21st annual State High School Golf T o u r n a m e n t opens at noon Monday at the Guyan Golf and Country Club in Huntington. P a r k e r s b u r g H i g h a n d George Washington of Charleston are both unbeaten this season and rank as co-favorites. The 1973 champion, Huntington High, did not qualify this year. The 11-team field includes four Kanawha County teams: George Washington, Stonewall Jackson, Nitro and St. Albans. Here are the pairings and tee-off times: First Tee 12:00-R. Buscca, Wheeling Central; 5. Gilmore, Parkersburg; T.Steindler, George Washington. 12:05-Pat T. McKnight, Parkersburg; B. Sears, George Washington; E. Burdette, Nitro. 12:10'Bill Lickert, George Washington; R. Raley, John Marshall; M.Walk- er, Nitro. 12: 1 5-S. Bibee, Parkersburg; S. Davis, Triadelphia; B. Beymer, Huntington. 12:20-8. Melnik. Wheeling Central; P. Sprinkle, Morgantown; N.Venitsanos, Stonewall Jackson. 12:25-T. Whitton, Woodrow Wilson; T. Gandino; Tridelphia; T. Weaver, Morgantown. 12:30-6. Long, St. Albans; T. Hensley, Scott; L. Miller, Gauley Bridge. t2:35-J. Frankhouser, Parkersburg; T. McNelis, Nitro; R. Simmons, Ripley. 12:40-5. Hudnell, Nitro; J. Rider, Morgantown; J. Brown, Scott. 12:45-J. Wilson, East Fairmont; J. Davidson, St. Albans; D. Thomas, George Washington, 12:50-J. Kuyk, Stonewall Jackson; C. Hamm. Wheeling Central; G. Foose, Triadelphia; B. Powers, Princeton. Ttnth Te« 12:00-J. Smith, Nitro; T. Zambos, Woodrow Wilson; Pete Savage, Wheeling Central. · 12:05-J. Salango, Woodrow Wilson; M. Devault, East Fairmont; D.Robey, St. Marys. 12:10-R. Soyles, East Fairmont; R. Becher, Woodrow Wilson; E. Williams, Scott. I2:15-J. Ellwood, Morgantown; C. . Kaylor, Bluefield) D. Taylor, Stonewall Jackson. 12:20-J.Dawkins, St. Albans; F. Smith, · Scott; A. Slater, Norwood. I2:25-N. Hale, East Fairmont; F. Fa-·· cemire, Nicholas County; S. Belden, Stonewall Jackson. 12:30 - P. Brown, Woodrow Wilson; R. Reilley, Wheeling Central; J. Abels, Parkersburg. 12:35-M. Moroose, East Fairmont; R.Billups, St. Albans; M. Johnson, George Washington. 12:40-S. Musick, St. Albans. R. Wainwright, Morgantown; J. Kimmins. Triadelphia. 12:45-S. Lilly, Scott; T. Holmes. Stonewall Jackson; K. Hosfelt, Traiade'phia, J. France, South Charleston. INVENTORS! | INVENTIONS/IDEAS) EARN CASH AND ROYALTIES IN INDUSTRY FREE EVALUATION! NO IDEA IS TOO SMALt' FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, WRITE OR PHONE COLLECT MR. POOLE (312) 827-2170 INNOVATIONS 2250 E. DEVON AVE. SUITE 322 DES PLAINES, ILL.60018 SUMMER TRUCK SALE NOW WE HAVE THEM- OVER 140 IN STOCK Standard Shifts--Automatics-Air Conditioned-Power Equipment LARGEST SELECTION IN WEST VIRGINIA COME AND GET THEM-NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED! '74 DODGE PICK-UP As C 2788. '74 CLUB CAB. (ONLY DODGE HAS IT!) 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