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Page 8-The Journal Opinion-July 21, 1982 S I L Sports 1 INTERESTING FACT Much larger than any lion, the Siberian tiger sometimes measures up to 13 feet long, including the tail. INTERESTINC, FACT The original meaning of the word "clue" was a ball of lhread--so, we "unravel" a clue. f TRIANGLE BABE RUTH ALL-STARS (Back row, i to Hazen, Scott Haradon, David Eckman. Absent when r): Bill Hodge- Manager, Kris Baker, Rod Beane, picture was taken were Todd Burrell, Chris Beck, Doug Urquart, John Dwyer, Andy Tiebault, Carroll Peter Smith, Alan Tomlinson, Gary Tomlinson- Bean. coach. (Front row, I to r): Tom Lund, Brad Coach. Hodge, George tlumphrey, Eric Haradon, Charlie Bradford's Babe Ruth All Stars playing in district tournament BRADFORD-- The five team Gardner Park. Team mere- all-star team. Triangle Babe Ruth League hers from Thetford, Wood- Along with the Bradford will be participating in sville, Topsham-Corinth, squad, teams are entered District IlI tournament play Bradford and Newbury from Newport, Lyndonville, this week in Newport, Vt., at comprise the sixteen player Hardwick and Green Moun- ,IDGE d k COUPS" Bradford, Vermont Friday, July 23rd POST TIME 8:00 P.M. Full Card Of Racing be held in Concord, NH. the second week of August. The local all-star team is as follows: Name Team tain. Tom Lund Topsham-Corinth Bradford opens play on George llumphrey Bradford Wednesday, July 21 at 5 p.m. Cimrlie ttazen Bradford against Hardwick. If they win, David Eckman Bradford their next game will be DougUrquhart Newbury Friday, July 23. The loser's Eric llaradon Newbury bracket game will be played Scott ltaradon Newbury at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. The Bill Hodge Topsham-Corinth double elimination tour- Rod Bean Bradford nament will end with the John Dwyer Newbury championship game at 2:30 AndyTiebault Bradford p.m. on Sunday, July 25. Cris Baker Thetford Winner of this tournament Todd Burrell Woodsville will then play in the State Chris Beck Woodsville finals, scheduled for the Pete Smith Woodsville following week in St. John- Alan Tomlinson Topsham- sbury. The national finals will Corinth III I IIII IIII II __ VALLEY SOFTBMA00 LEAGUE I I STANDINGS Pl.-Team 1. Co. Gas 1.2+Q 3. H.O. Taylor 4. Ben. Fr. 5. Carrier Hammer 5. Colatina Exit 5, G.N.B. 5. Rapid Rub. Rem. 5. Tuck Press L Adults $3.50 Children $1.00 $4.00 Pit Fee FEATURE WINNERS JULY 16TH Coupe Division-Bob Waters (22) Street Division-Thomas Forward (73) -- I -- I TEA M STATISTICS W I, Offense B.A. 12 2 1. Co. Gas .423 12 2 2.2+Q ,422 11 3 3. Hobos .394 8 6 4, C. Hmr. .382 6 8 5. Pe Mkt. .374 6 8 6. G.N.B. .369 6 8 7. R.R.R. .341 6 8 8. St, Impl. .340 6 8 9. Ben Fr. .328 10. Col. Ex. .322 ll, MH.L. .318 12. Tuck Press .306 Top 10 Hitters 1. S, Blood, Hobos .636 2. M. Hale, 2+Q .625 3. A. Page, G.N.B. .605 4. J. Holden, P.M. .587 5. H. Kingsbury, CH. .525 6. B. Farmer, C.G. .517 7. T. Kingsbury, C.H. .510 8. B. Nelson, HO. .500 8. R. Magoon, P.M. .500 8. B. Coutermarche, C.E..500 Home Runs 1. J, Lyman, C.G. 8 2. C. HackeR, B.F. 4 R.B.I.'s 1. S. Blood, Hobos 24 2. J. Lyman, Co. Gas 18 3. B Nelson, Hobos 17 4. D. Lynaugh, 2+Q 16 4. L. Lavoie, C.G. 16 4. C. HackeR, B.F. 16 1 10. Miller H.L. 4 10 10. Peoples Mkt. 4 10 12. Stoddard Impl. 3 11 SCORES Ben Fr. 7 Tuck P. 1 Tuck :. t4 Col. Ex. 11 Ben Fr. 10 Col. Ex. 7 Hobos 5 Miller H.L. 2 2+Q 13 Miller H.L. 12 Hobos 6 2+Q 5 G.N.B. 12 Pc. Mkt. 3 Co. Gas 7 G.N.B. 1 Co. Gas 10 Pc. Mkt. 4 Rapid R.R. 8 St. Impl. 5 Rapid R.R. 6 Car. Hmr. 3 Car. Hmr. 18 St. Impl. 11 Nakamichi 480 cassette the technoloffkd ellence of the Nakamichi 480 wE XNVi00E You TOe KUSA COME IN AND LISTEN "T FREE REMOTE TO ITAT: ..... " i Regular Combined Price $470 CAMERA SHOP of HANOVERI00 Che]sea man completes Army training course CHELSEA-- Pvt. Andrew S. Moran, son of Viola R Moran of Chelsea has completed a tracked-vehicle mechanic course at the U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Ky. During the course, students were trained to repair engines, transmissions, and the fuel, electrical and air hydraulic systems of the Army's tracked-vehicles. They also learned to per- form recovery operations for abandoned, damaged, disabled or mired vehicles. He is a 1981 graduate of Chelsea High School. QUOTE "Duty is what I must do.,. not what the people think." Ralph Waldo Emerson Peaked Mountain Club wants to spread the word on bicycling PIERMONT-- The Peaked Mountain Bicycle Club has as its goal the promotion of all aspects of bicycling for people of all ages and of varying abilities. This was the stated goal of those who came together to organize the club recently at the home of Marian and Arnold Shields in Piermont. The first task accomplished by the founding members was the development of a ride schedule. Other procedural items such as the election of officers and establishing Peregrine Falcon membership dues will occur - at subsequent meetings of the I : ,Ou[ tmof_Door I club' said a gr°up sp°kesman• _ Thoughts on tho fromTheretheWill Pest be a rideofficeleavingin Piermont every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting). The Saturday ride will begin ,,llllB y 4ory W, A/[ooro at 10:00 a.m. and is planned for more experienced riders __   who can cover a 50 mile route in about 4 hours over New Per00es released in area England roads. The once nearly extinct peregrine falcon may soon call the The Sunday ride will be a c]iffs in the area home. Six young birds were released on leisurely, family styled ride of June 17 at a secluded site in the circulation area of this paper, approximately ten to 15 miles The spectacular cliff site is one of three in Vermont that designed to promote received the falcons this year. The other two areas are on fellowship, inspire confidence, National Forest land in southern and central Vermont. and stress safe riding. The The peregrine falcon disappeared as a nesting bird in the Sunday ride begins at 1:00 eastern U.S. in the 1960's and is officially designated as an p.m. from the Post Office in endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Piermont. The populations of the magnificent birds in the Rocky Other rides, including races, Mountain states have been greatly reduced also. are being planned by club The fear that the peregrines might become extinct in all of members. As the dates and the U.S. led to the formation of the Peregrine Fund which has times for these rides become facilities at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Fort firm, they will be announced Collins, Colorado and Santa Cruz, California. in these pages. Since the start of the program in 1970, The Peregrine Fund For more information, call biologists have developed techniques for producing large 603-2724969 any day before numbers of falcons in captivity and for releasing the birds in 6:00 p.m. the wild. As a result the peregrine falcon again nests in the eastern U.S. and there are signs that the birds are stabilizing in the west. The peregrine was never a common bird. Now it is hoped that the new methods of raising and releasing the birds will merall°Wrange.them to reestablish on the cliffs throughout their for- Re,00atta t/ckets The female peregrine has a wingspan of a little over three feet. The males are a bit smaller, but the plumage is the on same. At a distance they appear to be the size of crows and LITTLETON-- The 1982 N.H. are often mistaken for a raven or a goshawk, both of which Chrysler-Dodge International occupy the same range. The peregrine can be identified by Regatta tickets are now on the dark slate blue back and pale barred front with heavy sale. The event is scheduled moustache markings below the eyes. for September 11-12, 1982. The bird is easily disturbed in its nesting territory and will Hydroplanes from across the become very aggressive if the nest is threatened. The adults U.S. and Canada ' will be defend their nest by diving at the intruder at high speed and competing for thousands of calling a continuous high pitched "kek kek kek kek". dollars in purse money and Climbers may well find themselves in an uncomfortable points. position as the birds begin their attack when the intruder Advance tickets are $6.00 nears the nest ledge, each for adults, which com- Peregrines do not actually build a nest as many birds do. bines two days of racing or They will sometimes use an old nest of another bird, but $4.00 at the gate on Saturday usually they scrape a shallow depression on a ledge to hold and $5.00 on Sunday, No fee for the eggsw0 to four eggs of which are laid in early sling, children,under 12. Very young chicks are delicate and if left alone for any Tickets may be purchased length of time will die. It is important that anyone who finds at your nearest N.H, Chrysler- young birds in a nest leave immediately. Dodge Dealer, Sanel Auto As the birds become a bit older the parents spend more Parts Store or by writing the time away from the nest site. Both adults will be hunting to Littleton Area Chamber "of feed the young. Commerce, P.O. Box 105, The young birds will remain around the nest site for a Littleton, N.H. 03561. month or more after they begin flying. During this time they play and practice their skills. They can be seen screaming and diving at each other in a high speed game of tag. It is at the playful stage that I saw the birds when I visited the site two weeks ago. The peregrines were seven weeks old INTERESTING FACT and I saw one of the birds fly for the first time. The two at- The eyes of the four-eyed tendants were overjoyed that the last of their charges had fish of Central and South finally taken the big step and soloed. America are most unusual.  :. These fish swim on the ! surface of the water. The upper half of their eyes are ..........  adapted for seeing in air, the lower half for seeing in  water. YOUNG CHICKS-- Very young chicks are delicate and ff left alone for any length of time will die. It is important that anyone who finds young birds in a nest, to leave the area immediately. What a thrill it was to see the birds dive at high speed and then swerve just inches from the cliff. They acted like kids on the first nice spring day as they zoomed around the mountain valley. The high speed flights would often alternate with slow drifts as the birds rode the thermals rising around the cliffs. The Vermont Fish and Game Departraent is assisting in the program to establish the birds in the state. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is doing much of the work and they supply the volunteers needed to baby sit with the birds for about six weeks. Cornell University hatches the birds and they are delivered to the state at the age of five weeks. They are then taken to the mountain hacking sites where they are put in the hacking box until they can fly. Two attendants stay with the birds 24 hours a day during the full six weeks. They are there to see that the birds are fed before they are able to fend for themselves and that predators and man are kept away. The baby falcons are fed by dropping dead chickens down a long tube. The person doing the feeding is hidden in a blind so that the birds can not see him or her. It is important that they, not get used to man. Getting the large hacking box up the mountain was a real chore. A helicopter that was going to help could not lift the box so it and six week's supply of chickens had to be carried in as well as tents and the normal camping gear. The second week the birds were on the cliff a red tailed hawk killed two of the falcons despite the efforts of the at- tendants to scare the hawk away. Certainly the hawk will not get another as the falcons now would be more than a match for any hawk. With luck we may well see peregrines nesting in the area next year. Now that we have ended the use of DDT and other compounds t nearly wiped out the peregrine the area is again suitable for the magnificent birds. ' BETWEEN THE by Vidian CONNECTICUT VALLEY MINOR LEAGUE another successful season with 11 teams Bradford, Orford, Newbury, Thetford and West Fairlee. A big the coaches of each of the teams regardless record. The coaches had as many as It had to be quite a juggling equal playing time. The fan support was substantial for most parents, friends and even some major attendance• President of Connecticut Valley Larry Martin is also to be commended for a The umpires, two for each game, put in alot of fort, with no pay, in order to keep the [ manner of orderliness. Finally, 170 kids participating in the program. You're either make or break the league. SOFTBALL FANS who are still for see the finals of the Southern League Saturday and Sunday. Four teams I and Wentworth Kings are still undefeated in: elimination tourney. These four teams will meet at 4:30 and 5:45 on Saturday. Sunday. Refreshments will be available at the is no gate charge. Games begin at 9 a.m. on continue until dark. LEGION BASEBALL is past the midwa well on the way to another Northern League ti three wins last weekend, they sport an league mark and a 13-3 overall record. Huntington, Gary Hayward and C'harlie Grant help pace the team with Dave Stever seeing action. ANDy TAYLOR, former BMU standout, the St. Johnsbury-Caladonian entry in Legion the team has only a 3-9 record, two of the three victories from the mound grand-slam home run against Lamoille to third win. MORE ON BOB VALLIANT  He has been starting pitcher's role for the Johnstown's minor league baseball. Currently his team is in the standings. His first starting assignment was be this past weekend, too late for press time. LITTLE LEAGUE OBSERVERS at the in Barre this past week commented on the local squad. In years past, Connecticut Valley represented well, reaching the finals once in the quarterfinals three times. Those who throughout Vermont feel that the locals have chance. SOMETHING TO BE CONSIDERED for next necticut Valley Minor League System. A clubs and leagues are going to the T-Ball the game. There are many variations, but like this. When a batter receives a justable tee is brought to the plate. The hatter the opportunity to hit the ball off the tee. Once it is played like any normally hit ball. The ball, and the runner runs to first. The major advantage of this game is then able the ball, and running the bases, as well as situations, Too much time iS r now runners just rounding the bases on walks, control of opposing pitchers. It has been the various coaches in the league, but now planning for next year and implementing FLYING TIGERS are off and running at racing around the oval to the each Thursday evening, along Local entry is Darrell driving a Stuart Bean assisted by has copped a first place in heat running and a fine third in a feature event at TR two weeks ago. continue into September on Thursday nights. •. race fan, you'll enjoy the action. INTERESTING FACT In 1900, one-third of all the automobiles in Chicago, New York and Boston were bat- tery-operated. IN' Every time use thirteen you frown, yoU muscles. SF000## MHflY# DATE: SUNDAY JULY 25, 1982 TIME: 12:00 NOON PLACE: BEHIND BRADFORD NATIONAL BANK OFF MAIN STREET ENTRY FEE: $20.00 PER TEAM BENEFIT: ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY SPONSOR: CONNECTICUT VALLEY JAYCEES Please complete the enclosed form and return with to Connecticut Valley Jaycees, Box 467, Bradford, Each team will consist of 5 persons, one driver and four entries will use the same bathtub furnished by the Valley Jaycees. Trophies will be awarded. DRIVER ..... PUSHERS 1. PUSHERS 2. PUSHERS 3. PUSHERS 4. _._- Please send entry fee along with team name to as soon as possible. For f m'tt e infor ns pp, Bradford, Vermont 05033 telephone 222-5582. Page 8-The Journal Opinion-July 21, 1982 S I L Sports 1 INTERESTING FACT Much larger than any lion, the Siberian tiger sometimes measures up to 13 feet long, including the tail. INTERESTINC, FACT The original meaning of the word "clue" was a ball of lhread--so, we "unravel" a clue. f TRIANGLE BABE RUTH ALL-STARS (Back row, i to Hazen, Scott Haradon, David Eckman. Absent when r): Bill Hodge- Manager, Kris Baker, Rod Beane, picture was taken were Todd Burrell, Chris Beck, Doug Urquart, John Dwyer, Andy Tiebault, Carroll Peter Smith, Alan Tomlinson, Gary Tomlinson- Bean. coach. (Front row, I to r): Tom Lund, Brad Coach. Hodge, George tlumphrey, Eric Haradon, Charlie Bradford's Babe Ruth All Stars playing in district tournament BRADFORD-- The five team Gardner Park. Team mere- all-star team. Triangle Babe Ruth League hers from Thetford, Wood- Along with the Bradford will be participating in sville, Topsham-Corinth, squad, teams are entered District IlI tournament play Bradford and Newbury from Newport, Lyndonville, this week in Newport, Vt., at comprise the sixteen player Hardwick and Green Moun- ,IDGE d k COUPS" Bradford, Vermont Friday, July 23rd POST TIME 8:00 P.M. Full Card Of Racing be held in Concord, NH. the second week of August. The local all-star team is as follows: Name Team tain. Tom Lund Topsham-Corinth Bradford opens play on George llumphrey Bradford Wednesday, July 21 at 5 p.m. Cimrlie ttazen Bradford against Hardwick. If they win, David Eckman Bradford their next game will be DougUrquhart Newbury Friday, July 23. The loser's Eric llaradon Newbury bracket game will be played Scott ltaradon Newbury at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. The Bill Hodge Topsham-Corinth double elimination tour- Rod Bean Bradford nament will end with the John Dwyer Newbury championship game at 2:30 AndyTiebault Bradford p.m. on Sunday, July 25. Cris Baker Thetford Winner of this tournament Todd Burrell Woodsville will then play in the State Chris Beck Woodsville finals, scheduled for the Pete Smith Woodsville following week in St. John- Alan Tomlinson Topsham- sbury. The national finals will Corinth III I IIII IIII II __ VALLEY SOFTBMA00 LEAGUE I I STANDINGS Pl.-Team 1. Co. Gas 1.2+Q 3. H.O. Taylor 4. Ben. Fr. 5. Carrier Hammer 5. Colatina Exit 5, G.N.B. 5. Rapid Rub. Rem. 5. Tuck Press L Adults $3.50 Children $1.00 $4.00 Pit Fee FEATURE WINNERS JULY 16TH Coupe Division-Bob Waters (22) Street Division-Thomas Forward (73) -- I -- I TEA M STATISTICS W I, Offense B.A. 12 2 1. Co. Gas .423 12 2 2.2+Q ,422 11 3 3. Hobos .394 8 6 4, C. Hmr. .382 6 8 5. Pe Mkt. .374 6 8 6. G.N.B. .369 6 8 7. R.R.R. .341 6 8 8. St, Impl. .340 6 8 9. Ben Fr. .328 10. Col. Ex. .322 ll, MH.L. .318 12. Tuck Press .306 Top 10 Hitters 1. S, Blood, Hobos .636 2. M. Hale, 2+Q .625 3. A. Page, G.N.B. .605 4. J. Holden, P.M. .587 5. H. Kingsbury, CH. .525 6. B. Farmer, C.G. .517 7. T. Kingsbury, C.H. .510 8. B. Nelson, HO. .500 8. R. Magoon, P.M. .500 8. B. Coutermarche, C.E..500 Home Runs 1. J, Lyman, C.G. 8 2. C. HackeR, B.F. 4 R.B.I.'s 1. S. Blood, Hobos 24 2. J. Lyman, Co. Gas 18 3. B Nelson, Hobos 17 4. D. Lynaugh, 2+Q 16 4. L. Lavoie, C.G. 16 4. C. HackeR, B.F. 16 1 10. Miller H.L. 4 10 10. Peoples Mkt. 4 10 12. Stoddard Impl. 3 11 SCORES Ben Fr. 7 Tuck P. 1 Tuck :. t4 Col. Ex. 11 Ben Fr. 10 Col. Ex. 7 Hobos 5 Miller H.L. 2 2+Q 13 Miller H.L. 12 Hobos 6 2+Q 5 G.N.B. 12 Pc. Mkt. 3 Co. Gas 7 G.N.B. 1 Co. Gas 10 Pc. Mkt. 4 Rapid R.R. 8 St. Impl. 5 Rapid R.R. 6 Car. Hmr. 3 Car. Hmr. 18 St. Impl. 11 Nakamichi 480 cassette the technoloffkd ellence of the Nakamichi 480 wE XNVi00E You TOe KUSA COME IN AND LISTEN "T FREE REMOTE TO ITAT: ..... " i Regular Combined Price $470 CAMERA SHOP of HANOVERI00 Che]sea man completes Army training course CHELSEA-- Pvt. Andrew S. Moran, son of Viola R Moran of Chelsea has completed a tracked-vehicle mechanic course at the U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Ky. During the course, students were trained to repair engines, transmissions, and the fuel, electrical and air hydraulic systems of the Army's tracked-vehicles. They also learned to per- form recovery operations for abandoned, damaged, disabled or mired vehicles. He is a 1981 graduate of Chelsea High School. QUOTE "Duty is what I must do.,. not what the people think." Ralph Waldo Emerson Peaked Mountain Club wants to spread the word on bicycling PIERMONT-- The Peaked Mountain Bicycle Club has as its goal the promotion of all aspects of bicycling for people of all ages and of varying abilities. This was the stated goal of those who came together to organize the club recently at the home of Marian and Arnold Shields in Piermont. The first task accomplished by the founding members was the development of a ride schedule. Other procedural items such as the election of officers and establishing Peregrine Falcon membership dues will occur - at subsequent meetings of the I : ,Ou[ tmof_Door I club' said a gr°up sp°kesman• _ Thoughts on tho fromTheretheWill Pest be a rideofficeleavingin Piermont every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting). The Saturday ride will begin ,,llllB y 4ory W, A/[ooro at 10:00 a.m. and is planned for more experienced riders __   who can cover a 50 mile route in about 4 hours over New Per00es released in area England roads. The once nearly extinct peregrine falcon may soon call the The Sunday ride will be a c]iffs in the area home. Six young birds were released on leisurely, family styled ride of June 17 at a secluded site in the circulation area of this paper, approximately ten to 15 miles The spectacular cliff site is one of three in Vermont that designed to promote received the falcons this year. The other two areas are on fellowship, inspire confidence, National Forest land in southern and central Vermont. and stress safe riding. The The peregrine falcon disappeared as a nesting bird in the Sunday ride begins at 1:00 eastern U.S. in the 1960's and is officially designated as an p.m. from the Post Office in endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Piermont. The populations of the magnificent birds in the Rocky Other rides, including races, Mountain states have been greatly reduced also. are being planned by club The fear that the peregrines might become extinct in all of members. As the dates and the U.S. led to the formation of the Peregrine Fund which has times for these rides become facilities at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Fort firm, they will be announced Collins, Colorado and Santa Cruz, California. in these pages. Since the start of the program in 1970, The Peregrine Fund For more information, call biologists have developed techniques for producing large 603-2724969 any day before numbers of falcons in captivity and for releasing the birds in 6:00 p.m. the wild. As a result the peregrine falcon again nests in the eastern U.S. and there are signs that the birds are stabilizing in the west. The peregrine was never a common bird. Now it is hoped that the new methods of raising and releasing the birds will merall°Wrange.them to reestablish on the cliffs throughout their for- Re,00atta t/ckets The female peregrine has a wingspan of a little over three feet. The males are a bit smaller, but the plumage is the on same. At a distance they appear to be the size of crows and LITTLETON-- The 1982 N.H. are often mistaken for a raven or a goshawk, both of which Chrysler-Dodge International occupy the same range. The peregrine can be identified by Regatta tickets are now on the dark slate blue back and pale barred front with heavy sale. The event is scheduled moustache markings below the eyes. for September 11-12, 1982. The bird is easily disturbed in its nesting territory and will Hydroplanes from across the become very aggressive if the nest is threatened. The adults U.S. and Canada ' will be defend their nest by diving at the intruder at high speed and competing for thousands of calling a continuous high pitched "kek kek kek kek". dollars in purse money and Climbers may well find themselves in an uncomfortable points. position as the birds begin their attack when the intruder Advance tickets are $6.00 nears the nest ledge, each for adults, which com- Peregrines do not actually build a nest as many birds do. bines two days of racing or They will sometimes use an old nest of another bird, but $4.00 at the gate on Saturday usually they scrape a shallow depression on a ledge to hold and $5.00 on Sunday, No fee for the eggsw0 to four eggs of which are laid in early sling, children,under 12. Very young chicks are delicate and if left alone for any Tickets may be purchased length of time will die. It is important that anyone who finds at your nearest N.H, Chrysler- young birds in a nest leave immediately. Dodge Dealer, Sanel Auto As the birds become a bit older the parents spend more Parts Store or by writing the time away from the nest site. Both adults will be hunting to Littleton Area Chamber "of feed the young. Commerce, P.O. Box 105, The young birds will remain around the nest site for a Littleton, N.H. 03561. month or more after they begin flying. During this time they play and practice their skills. They can be seen screaming and diving at each other in a high speed game of tag. It is at the playful stage that I saw the birds when I visited the site two weeks ago. The peregrines were seven weeks old INTERESTING FACT and I saw one of the birds fly for the first time. The two at- The eyes of the four-eyed tendants were overjoyed that the last of their charges had fish of Central and South finally taken the big step and soloed. America are most unusual.  :. These fish swim on the ! surface of the water. The upper half of their eyes are ..........  adapted for seeing in air, the lower half for seeing in  water. YOUNG CHICKS-- Very young chicks are delicate and ff left alone for any length of time will die. It is important that anyone who finds young birds in a nest, to leave the area immediately. What a thrill it was to see the birds dive at high speed and then swerve just inches from the cliff. They acted like kids on the first nice spring day as they zoomed around the mountain valley. The high speed flights would often alternate with slow drifts as the birds rode the thermals rising around the cliffs. The Vermont Fish and Game Departraent is assisting in the program to establish the birds in the state. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is doing much of the work and they supply the volunteers needed to baby sit with the birds for about six weeks. Cornell University hatches the birds and they are delivered to the state at the age of five weeks. They are then taken to the mountain hacking sites where they are put in the hacking box until they can fly. Two attendants stay with the birds 24 hours a day during the full six weeks. They are there to see that the birds are fed before they are able to fend for themselves and that predators and man are kept away. The baby falcons are fed by dropping dead chickens down a long tube. The person doing the feeding is hidden in a blind so that the birds can not see him or her. It is important that they, not get used to man. Getting the large hacking box up the mountain was a real chore. A helicopter that was going to help could not lift the box so it and six week's supply of chickens had to be carried in as well as tents and the normal camping gear. The second week the birds were on the cliff a red tailed hawk killed two of the falcons despite the efforts of the at- tendants to scare the hawk away. Certainly the hawk will not get another as the falcons now would be more than a match for any hawk. With luck we may well see peregrines nesting in the area next year. Now that we have ended the use of DDT and other compounds t nearly wiped out the peregrine the area is again suitable for the magnificent birds. ' BETWEEN THE by Vidian CONNECTICUT VALLEY MINOR LEAGUE another successful season with 11 teams Bradford, Orford, Newbury, Thetford and West Fairlee. A big the coaches of each of the teams regardless record. The coaches had as many as It had to be quite a juggling equal playing time. The fan support was substantial for most parents, friends and even some major attendance• President of Connecticut Valley Larry Martin is also to be commended for a The umpires, two for each game, put in alot of fort, with no pay, in order to keep the [ manner of orderliness. Finally, 170 kids participating in the program. You're either make or break the league. SOFTBALL FANS who are still for see the finals of the Southern League Saturday and Sunday. Four teams I and Wentworth Kings are still undefeated in: elimination tourney. These four teams will meet at 4:30 and 5:45 on Saturday. Sunday. Refreshments will be available at the is no gate charge. Games begin at 9 a.m. on continue until dark. LEGION BASEBALL is past the midwa well on the way to another Northern League ti three wins last weekend, they sport an league mark and a 13-3 overall record. Huntington, Gary Hayward and C'harlie Grant help pace the team with Dave Stever seeing action. ANDy TAYLOR, former BMU standout, the St. Johnsbury-Caladonian entry in Legion the team has only a 3-9 record, two of the three victories from the mound grand-slam home run against Lamoille to third win. MORE ON BOB VALLIANT  He has been starting pitcher's role for the Johnstown's minor league baseball. Currently his team is in the standings. His first starting assignment was be this past weekend, too late for press time. LITTLE LEAGUE OBSERVERS at the in Barre this past week commented on the local squad. In years past, Connecticut Valley represented well, reaching the finals once in the quarterfinals three times. Those who throughout Vermont feel that the locals have chance. SOMETHING TO BE CONSIDERED for next necticut Valley Minor League System. A clubs and leagues are going to the T-Ball the game. There are many variations, but like this. When a batter receives a justable tee is brought to the plate. The hatter the opportunity to hit the ball off the tee. Once it is played like any normally hit ball. The ball, and the runner runs to first. The major advantage of this game is then able the ball, and running the bases, as well as situations, Too much time iS r now runners just rounding the bases on walks, control of opposing pitchers. It has been the various coaches in the league, but now planning for next year and implementing FLYING TIGERS are off and running at racing around the oval to the each Thursday evening, along Local entry is Darrell driving a Stuart Bean assisted by has copped a first place in heat running and a fine third in a feature event at TR two weeks ago. continue into September on Thursday nights. •. race fan, you'll enjoy the action. INTERESTING FACT In 1900, one-third of all the automobiles in Chicago, New York and Boston were bat- tery-operated. IN' Every time use thirteen you frown, yoU muscles. SF000## MHflY# DATE: SUNDAY JULY 25, 1982 TIME: 12:00 NOON PLACE: BEHIND BRADFORD NATIONAL BANK OFF MAIN STREET ENTRY FEE: $20.00 PER TEAM BENEFIT: ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY SPONSOR: CONNECTICUT VALLEY JAYCEES Please complete the enclosed form and return with to Connecticut Valley Jaycees, Box 467, Bradford, Each team will consist of 5 persons, one driver and four entries will use the same bathtub furnished by the Valley Jaycees. Trophies will be awarded. DRIVER ..... PUSHERS 1. PUSHERS 2. PUSHERS 3. PUSHERS 4. _._- Please send entry fee along with team name to as soon as possible. For f m'tt e infor ns pp, Bradford, Vermont 05033 telephone 222-5582.