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January 2, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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January 2, 1976

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[ O O A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [incl. Tax] ! e5 GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNWY, WV 26351 Friday, ]anuary 2, 1976 is tmhind us and a its promises and us, we can look was as bad, or Education school plan Gilmer's school Was unanimously for the much and teachers four elementary school officials Textbook Review select next year's textbooks. A whereas credits could be College and at the Parkers- on Rt. 47 by Cox's was feet deep. Billy first woman to Court in Gilmer m lx ice arrested tan ~ultiple charges of fires. Gilmer a new $12,811 14, the B & O coal Copen Creek. The with 400 tons of with it a bridge. The approved fire truck. Arbuckle, celebra- on Feb. 14. Tons dumped in the near Sand Fork The shut by new doctors were tin Gilmer: Dr. Tom Gross. residents flood insurance federal govern- Program. Dr. of ffi.d t GSC, wrote a book Ghose Stories Uilmer County lost valu on this Exemptions. with nearly a for a total Sand Fork lrant from the EPA for a sewage Kirk L. Kopic, Gilmer County dismissed from March. The State the school untL! a bond budget was roiected three economic de- "s house u, ttKnown cent drop in County. In men were Calhoun County in the death of farmer. Patrick V. Reele. Garry J. l(ight, mayor State College chosen Black Walnut Festival Princess by the Woman's Club of Glenville. The State DOH repaired the Sycamore Road slip near Rt. 5. The month of July was ushered in with tragedy as Phillip H. Stump was killed in a plane crash about 18 miles south of Huntington. Joe Messina and Dave Alton resigned from the Gilmer County Planning Commission. The city council approved a $30,000 street paving plan for Glenvi]Ie. Ross Van Horn promised a four and one half-acre site for construction of a new Glenville Elementary School. The State promised Gilmer County $829,500 for school improvement. Route 5 was labelled "an obstacle course" after an investigation by The Democrat. A $100,000 law suit was fried in Gilmer County against Glenville by Rickie Roger Wine of Stouts Mills. Tammey Collins, of Tanner, was selected as an entrant in the W. Va. Teen-Age Pageant for 1975. In August, after receiving the money for the Better School Amendment, a new school for the county was planned at a cost of $500,000. Ores Collins of Lockney was selected as District Conservation Farmer of the Year by the West Fork Soil Conservation District. A fire leveled a one-story house on Cain Hill. A $2.2 million school bond was defeated in Gilmer for the third time in 17 months. Four people were injured in a head-on collision in early September. Glanvilla was awarded $155,000 from HUD for construction of a new 300,000 gallon capacity water tank. Gilmer County received a second ambulance from the state. The FBI and state police seized stolen trucks in county. Harlan B. Hogua was honored by the Gilmer County Farm Bureau with a pin and certificate symbolizing 40 consecutive years of membership. U.S. Sen. Jennings Randolph was guest speaker at the Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner at the Gilmer Rec. Center in October. The Glenville City Council filed a formal complaint with the Public Service Commission concerning the inadequate service of Langford's Sanitation Company. GSC held its Homecoming Parade down Main Street and Becky Watson was crowned Queen. The new Career Center was dedicated with Gee. Moore and Rap. John Slack as guests. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed to shift a 150-boat marina from a proposed back-country location on BurnsviUe Lake at Bulltown to Riffle Run near Burnsville. Troy School took its second grid champion- ship by downing Burnsvi~e, 37-0. GCHS band performed on the Capitol stops. The GCHS Homecoming parade helped ease in November. Gilmer County teachers went to Charleston to demand pay hikes. Gi mer County 4-H Horticultural Identification Team sought the national title in Biloxi, Miss. The team consisted of Keith Morrow, Sue~ Burke, Rhonda Flasher and Tim Robinson with Anne Jones as coach and Everett Mason as the assistant coach. The $35,000 street paving job in GlanvtlJe was finished in record time. Normantown volunteer firemen saved a 5-room house on Steer Creek, owned by D. W. Moore, from destruction. Gilmer County volunteer firemen at commence- cont?ollad a potential major house fire early May. A at the rear of the Guy Simmons recommended a residence on Main Street. Glenville PSchool renovation Jaycee President, Mike Anderson May 30. children fly Childhood and Sand and GCHS Earl J. Gainer of the Career has been dry Delbert L. Mayor of was ro-electod The State restwfaced W. Vs. State nearly 3,000 ' Glenville to take Kim Reran was accepted an official state charter for the local chapter. Coy P uldy died in a truck wreck when a gasoline tanker truck exploded. Dr. Herbert Franklin Withers, Glenville's long-nine dentist. died in the Clarksburg VA Hospital. With December, the first week of deer season opened. A record deer kill was checked in Gilmer County with 812 the first week and 882 for the two week period. Diane Burke won the national award for the 4-H beef program. A new Go-Mart is almost finished on the corner of Main and Lewis Streets. The Glenville Rotary Club planned to pick three students to study abroad. Wi~iam Cutlip was chosen the new Rehabilitation Counselor. + into On Wednesday, December 24 at 7 " p.m. John McLaughlin overturned a truck into the Linn bridge. McLaughlin was not iniured, but was trapped inside the truck for a few minutes, but was freed by the time the Gilmer County Fire Department arrived. The truck was a 1965 Chevrolet and belonged to William F. Byrd. The Fire Department was called out because a considerable amount of gasoline had spilled on the road and there was a threat of a fire. The wreck caused traffic to be backed up several hundred yards in both directions while the truck was being taken from the bridge. Federal M I WHliam j. Osborne receives $2,500 goodwill check from Kanawha Union Bank President John E. Arbuckle. m II II A non-profit organization to oppose collective bargaining for public employees in West Virginia has been formed by a group of the state's leading citizens and civic leaders, West Virginia Taxpayers Against Union Control of Government and Schools, Inc.. was chartered Dec. 18 following the filing of incorporation papers in the office of the Secretary of State in Charleston. Dr. Leonard Riggleman. a Charleston resident and the retired president of Morris Harvey College, has been named to head the organization which now includes 24 members. The membership, composed of civic leaders from throughou~ the state, will be expanded later on. In announcing the action, Riggle- man noted that the movement to create such an organization dates back several months ago following the introduction in the State Legislature of several bills which, if enacted, would have authorized collective bargaining for all public employees in the state. None of the measures was approved but similar bills are expected to be presented to the lawmakers when they convene again in Charleston in January, 1976. "The formation of this organiza- tion is the direct result of the concern of many of the state's leading citizens who are unanimous in trmir belief that collective bargaining for public employees would be a determent to better government. West Virginia has been relatively free of the problems that have beset other states which have allowed public employees to bargain collective|y and we feel every effort should be made to prevent similar problems here," Riggleman said. ]'he incorporation papers filed with Secretary of State James R. McCartney empowers the organization to: "Promote the stable and efficient operation of the government of governmental services for the benefit of the community, business and citizens, "'Conduct research and study on the subiect of public policy with respect to public employee unioni- zation. "Engage is dissemination of ~ki, f~rmation pertaining to public employee unionist/on to legislators and to the public in general, "Study and deal with matters of legislation which may affect public employee unionization. "Appear before legislative bodies for the purpose of influencing legislation affecting public employee unionization. "Do all and everytllmg necessary, suitable and proper for the accom- plishment of any of the foregoing purposes or the furtherance of any of the foregoing powers." According to Riggleman. the corporation is also empowered to solicit and expend funds and to operate on a not-for-profit basis as provided for in the Internal Revenue Code. While details of financing have not been worked out. Riggleman said. "We certainly plan to ask many West Virginians to support the organization financially. After all. good government in West Virginia is important to all of its citizens." A public information campaign and possibly a series of meetings are being planned to acquaint West Virginians of the purpose of the organization and the reasons for its opposition to collective bargaining. Additional details will be announced in the near future, Riggleman said. Riggleman pointed out that West Virginia law currently prohibits strikes by public employees and an attorney's-general opinion holds that "the right of collective bargaining, closed shop, strike, etc., does not exist with employees of government at the state, county or municipal level." This is applicgble to employees of the state, its counties and municipalities as well The Federal minimum wage will go up on January 1, 1976, for all workers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act {FLSA)+ receiving the minimum wage will gain a 20-cent-an-hour increase on New Years Day. "For agricultural workers cov- ered by the FLSA - those on larger farms - the increase will result in a $2.00 minimum hourly wage," AngeU says. "Non-farm workers covered by the law fall into two groups. The first and largest group includes employees whose lobs were covered by the FLSA before February 1, 1967. Their as those employed by agencies such as minimum wage wi~ be $2.30 an hour on Boards of Educ ~d January lst/~+~mgell says. corn: missions and public service districts. "There are good reasons for this law and for this opinion and because of these we have not experienced the problems of New York, Chicago and Pittsburgh. Good government cannot result when the power to govern is transfered to third parties." Riggleman said. The former college president emphasized that the organization is not opposed to, and in fact supports. proper compensation and improved benefits for public employees m West Virginia. "What we are opposed to is the proposed method of bringing this about. The people of this state have elected public officials to serve them and to operate government on a sound fiscal basis. This cannot be done if these public officials made concessions that are not authorized by the voters and expend non-budgeted funds," he said. in workers covered by the law afle~ February I, 1967. This group sho~ receive at least $2.20 an hour in 197@. Angell explains that February I, 1967 was the day when 1966 amendments to the FLSA went into effect. These changes, as we}] as amendments passed by Congress in 1972 and 1974. brought more jobs and businesses under the minimum wage law. wl'dch was first enacted in 1938. "'By 1977. all the non-farm workers will have a $2.30 an hour minimum wage," Angell points out. "and by 1978 the covered agricultural workers will also reach the $2.30 hourly rate." WOrkers or employers who have questions about the new minimum wages may contact the Labor Department's WaRe and Hour Division. usually listed in the telephone book under "United States Government - Labor Department." Glenvffie State College will be offering a broadcast course for credit called THE ADAMS CHRONICLES, detailing the lives and contributions of four generations of the Adams family from 1750-1900. Glenville will list the course as History 399, THE ADAMS CHRONI- CLES. Students may enroll for three or four hours academic credit. Students may register or obtain information on the course from the Academic Affairs Office at Glenville State College through January 20. The course will be coordinated vdth the 13-part series of the same rifle, produced by WNET. New York, and fed nationally by the Public Broadcasting Service. beginning Tues- day, January 20, 9-10 p.m. over WwVU-Morgantown. Please check local listings for other PBS stations' listings. ' Noteworthy among the Adams's professions were two U.S. presidents {the second and the sixth), a vice-president, a delegate to two Continental Congresses. a secretary of state, several ambassadors, negotia- tors of maior treaties, members of the U.S. House of Representatives. a member of the Massachusetts legisla- ture. Civil War officers, historians, financiers, and numerous other selfless individuals. Accompanying the course will be two reading supplements: an anthology of historic documents and papers collected and edited by history professor David J. Rothman of Columbia University and a compre- hensive study guide produced by Regina Janes, instructor of history, for the Coast Community College District. Costa Mesa. California. The'series was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. and the Atlantic Richfield Company, and was done in cooperation with The Adams Papers. the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Harvard University Press. The West Virginia Lung Associa. tion and its medical section, the West Virginia Thoracic Society. are offering to health care personnel five scholarships of $200.00 each. These scholarships are to attend and participate in the annual New Orleans "'Supercourse", a Christmas Seal Project. This well-known course is to be held at Braniff Place Hotel, February 16-20. 1976 and is divided into three sections: Respiratory Disease Care Course. Pulmonary Function Course. and Pediatric Pulmonary Course on Asthma. The five scholarships are being funded from contributions to the Christmas Seal Campaign and are offered to physicians in training. lmrses, and respiratory therapists. In order to receive a scholarship. applicants must be currently engaged in teaching or patient care programs, The scholarships are designed to cover tuition and $50,00 toward expenses. Transportation, living expenses, and other costs must be borne by the individual or his institution. For more information or to send letters of application, please contact: Carl C. Booberg, Executive Director West Virginia Lung Association P.O. Box 4228 Charleston. West Virginia 25304 Telephone: (304} 925-6664 Letters of application should include name. address, telephone number, current appointment or position, a brief outline of responsibili- ties. and reasons for wishing to attend the course. Applications must be received by ~WLA no late~" than Friday, January 9. 1976.