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Page 4 NovembAr 19. 1981 Ouad City Herald In the Land of Moors and Mist By Wayne van Zwoll Gasoline prices clung tenaciously to the three- dollar-mark - but in one day a nlne-man hunting party garnered 126 pheasants. Such a tradeoff would send any North-Amerlean upland gunner scrambling for his shell vest. But this scenario, though real, Isn't a spur-of- the-moment venture, "A trip like this has to be planned about a year and a half In advance," Uys Polly Smith. She and her husband Horace Just returned to their Brewster home after spend- ing three weeks touring England and Scotland. Six days of shotgunning on private Scottish estates af- forded Horace mixed bags of five native and imported gameblrds. "The men - all nine from the Pacific Northwest - drew for stake positions each day," Polly explained. "The birds were then driven to them by beaters and dogs. Shots were very difficult - incoming and overhead, of- i ten through the trees. The estate managers remarked that this group was corn- posed of particularly good shooters." Though the Smiths had been overseas before, fide was their first opportunity to tour Enghmd and Scotland. : Arriving in London by plane, they spent a week in that city, lodging only a block .from Buckingham Palace. "There was much more to see than we had time for," said Polly. Travelling by train to Glasgow, the couple then shuttled to an Ayr estate, where Horace met his com. panious for the scheduled shoot. "We really enjoyed the train ride; it gave us a great opportunity to see the countryside, which is very picturesque and im- maculately maintained," Polly noted. The ,nltlw had reys] ac- comedatious - literally. A manorhouse with a dining table seating .0 was available for the shooters and their spouses. "The food was excellent and the people very hospitable," recalled Polly. "The weather wasn't always sunny, but we had our share of clear days. Brilliant fall colors remind- ed me of the States. The Scottish beech trees were a vibrant red." Game in Scotland is owned and controlled by the lind- lords. Pheasants and other birds are stocked for their pleasure and profit. Game taken by guests is sold or otherwise distributed locally by the host. Some of the lind- owners are extremely wealthy. "After the week of shooting, we rented a car and toured Scotland by road for several more days'," Polly continued. "We visited Edinborough and Inverness, as well as scenic stone castles and other attrac- tions. It was quite a challenge, learning to stay on the left side of the road while operating the car from the right front seatt" Scottish thoroughfares aren't the same as those in the United States, according to Polly. "The roads are very narrow; approaching trucks often have to stop before attempting a pass. There are no shoulders, only occasional turnouts for slow vehicles and parking. Right- angle corners are scarce, too - at least outside of town, In- stead of intersections, there are roundabouts: circular configurations with no stop signs for approaching cars. You simply enter the circle, driving around its center un- til you reach the appropriate exit. You have to watch carefully for traffic on your right." The Smiths changed most of their travel money to pounds and pence (a hun- dred pence to the pound) before the trip. Currency ex- change was no problem, even overseas. "We probably won't have the chance for a trip like this again," Polly concluded. "But it was a wonderful ex- perience and well worth all the advance planning." To concert Bob and LaVonna Mason, son Merrltt and family friend Cristy Lawyer, atten- ded a concert at Seattle Pacific University Friday evening. LaVorma said it was an "excellent program of concert choir, chamher choir, wind ensemble, and orchestra." Daughter Mlchele was performing with the concert choir. Birthday Here for the weekend to help Mona Dugan celebrate her Friday birthday were her parents from Tacoma and brother Mike from Port- land. Miss Dngan's grades one through three students at the Seventh-day Adventist School helped make her classroom cheery with decorative hangup greetings for her. Union Gap visitors Norma Kapellas of Yakima and Connie Dulaney and children of Union Gap spent several days list week at the homes of Karen Knapp and Bessie Knapp. On Saturday the group was joined by David and Carol Knapp and daughters and George Riley, all of Okanogan. Jim Asbury recently made a trip to Los Angeles for a visit with his daughter, Terri Jack and family. Uncle's funeral Julie Tarbell, Seattle, was home for the weekend with her parents, Jack and Nell Tarbell, for the funeral of her uncle, Sam Wagg. Pre-Christmas Season Close Out on Games Specials on: Basketball Backboards, Hoops & Pole Assemblies Electric Trains, Variety of Games, ' Other Toys A coast to coast Bridgeport Tel. 686-5321 Displaying some of the items destined for the United Methodist Holiday Bazaar are, left to right: Mlehelle Dow, M/ehael Dow, Wendy Keflman, Jeff Keilman and Ann Colpltts. Pateros cn plans bazaar The Pateros United November 21, beginning at 9 baked cinnamon rolls and Methodist Church will hold a.m. coffee, as well as a lunch of its fourth annual Holiday Directed by the United home-made bread and soup. Bazaar at the Methodist Methodist Women, the For more information con- fellowship hall Saturday, bazaar will feature home- tact Barbara (Mrs. Don) Reynolds, chairwoman; Baby snou,er for Mat Troutman Little Mathew Wade Troutman was honored with a baby shower Friday evening at the home of MllUe Henton. The new baby is the son of Wade and Pattie Troutman, Pearl Hill. Celebrates 83rd birthday Sunday Ann Brown of Geese invade wheat fields By Pat Spence Huge flocks of wild geese, noisy and beautiful, are giving area wheat farmers a hard time. In early morning thousands of the birds rise off the Columbia, ascend to the plateau and settleon the fields of green wheat where they enjoy an ample break- fast before moving on to the lakes. Just before dark they return to the fields for another repast before bed- time. Thousands of geese feeding on the field of winter wheat can leave it looking as though it's been assaulted by a herd of hogs. Obviously wheat ranchers are not pleased with the invasion, but what to do about it is an unanswered question. Triangle Club sponsors group Triangle Club's luncheon meeting Tuesday at Geraldine Elliott's in Okanogan was enhanced by the surprise attendance of absentee life member Erma Elwell of Wenatchee. Elaine Hobart, a guest, became a member, to receive a year book of programs. The group agreed to spon- sor the usual Camp Fire group, with Ila Renner remaining the chairman. Reports of information and thanks were made by the Meredith Craft and Zada Wise chairmen. Both of these girls were remember- ed with Halloween gifts. The committees will arrange for Thanksgiving and Christmas plans. Early Okanogan County data, historical names and Flea market items of books and white elephants are needed for December 4 and 5, Madeline Arden has pointed out. Members will be needed to help man the booth. The next gathering of the group will be the Christmas party, December 8, at Hiinm Pryor's, with Minnie Mar- chesseau and Myrtle Gain- - ble assisting. Names were drawn this year for the gift exchange. Tired of Waiting? Have Lunch at the Bo Try .our 7 oz. pure ground beef Bo-Burger, Hoagie San- dwich, Homemade Potato Salad. We also have Deep Fried Chicken, Chicken Strips, 21 Shrimp, Burrito, Onion Rings and Mushrooms. For the cold winter days, have a Hot Tamale, covered with Good Chili, garnished with Cheese and Onion. While your order is being prepared enjoy your favorite Beverages, a game of Pool, Space Invaders or Fooz ball. SEE YOU--- Chef Floyd Several friends and relatives welcomed the new arrival County Demos schedule meeting Okanogan County Demo- crat Central Committee will have a regular monthly meeting November 21, at the Okanogan Grange Hall in Okanogan. This will be a dinner meeting, serving will start at 11:30 a.m. by the Forward Democratic Ladies Club. The speaker will be Web Hallawer. Bridgeport Mini Storage Tel. 686-5321 or 686-5326 R N Brewster Legion Club November 21 with gifts and enjoyed refreshments served by the hostess Jacque Allen. I Methow celebrated her 83rd birthday with her daughter, Norene Hagen and son Jack Brown and family. places, the 1811 Washington State date, and others were stressed in a questionnaire put out by program chair- man for the day, Geraldine. Bohemian Tavern Brewster Turkey Daze 6obble Up These Values For Juniors A-Smile James Jeans 20 off Selected Styles Levis 25 off Flannel Shirts s6ge All Converse ;ketball Sho00 Moon Boots % Men s, Women's, Children g off 20o, o Sweatshirts Sizes 8-20 Rawson's In Brewster All Coats & Vests 2000;,