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2 The Glenvl]le Democrat/ Pathfinder I January 6, 1977 It's not free The emergency services provided by the Gilmer County Ambulance Authority are a reassuring comfort in times of trouble. Little thought is given to the cost of such services when you're in the middle of a crisis. But the ambulance service is not free. It is now beset with over $7,000 in unpaid bills. It costs $2.25 per loaded mile to operate the ambulance service. The Authority charges a $20 loading fee and 75 cents per loaded mile. The Gilmer County Commission has graciously provided some financial support, but the ambulance authority was set up as a self-supporting entity to be paid for by those who use it, not by the taxpayers. The Authority is collecting only about 2/3 of the amount billed. Most of the money that is collected comes from Medicare or Welfare payments. Only about 58 ler cent of the amounts billed to people not eligible for these programs is collected. The Authority asks that if you have insurance claims or if you are unable to pay for some other reason, to let them know before second and third notices are sent out. The authority would like to avoid the embarrassment and frustration of legal action to collect the bills. We agree that such action is probably unnecessary. The people of Gilmer County are responsible bill pavers. We would hope their failure to pay their ambulance bills is merely an oversight. # ] ] II IIII I Mail went through easily Open letter: Now that Christmas is behind us, I would like to take the time to thank you for your cooperation in making Christmas. 1976, a success despite some very trying circumstances. Figures on the national and local level indicated this mailing season was one of our most successful in spite of nationwide effect of a 15-state parcel strike that ran from mid-September to mid-December. Despite the fact total 4th class mail volume for Christmas mailing season rose to about 185 million compared to 150 million last Christmas. the tireless efforts of our employees enabled the Postal Service to handle the additional volume without undue delays. particularly important to us was your cooperation in mailing early this year. We moved the mailing deadlines H !,11 I ..... up a week for letters and parcels, and your compliance with these earlier mailing deadlines enabled us to efficiently handle both the Christmas mail and the overflow of packages from the UPS strike. Locally, our volume was up compared to last Christmas season. Our successful Christmas season follows the announcement of a more positive operating trend for the Postal Service in the Transition Quarter when we achieved an operating surplus of $15 million for the July to October period. We hope our continued cost reduction efforts will contribute to further positive financial news as we move into 1977. Again, thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Sincerely, Betty Lou Heavner Acting Postmaster IIIIIIII Looking back Editor's Note--Mrs. O.N. Cutright of Rt. 1, Glenville, sent us a yellowed clipping from the Dec. 17, 1942 issue of the Glenville Democrat and asked ff we'd reprint it. The article, written by former editor Linn Hickman, gives us a glimpse at times gone by. Otis Cutrisht spent four years in the service, was wounded in France and received the purple heart. A Vigenette of Tlay 'The Sunday's storm was blowing in, a father arose at, what he said was 6 a.m. "'my son's war time," poked-up the fire, dressed, and started walking over the Little Bull Run-Duck Run road. The uneven ruts, frozen as they were, didn't slow his gait. He was living in hopes. He had an appointment to keep. He'd made it and he was going to be there. It was bitter cold. It wasn't daylight, for the shortest day of the year was a short ways off. Otis was coming home. That was what mattered. Home on a three-day furlough . . . before sailing. From the morning bus from Clarksburg-to-Charleston step- ped Pvt. Otis Cutright, of Ft. Gee. Meade, Md., of the YD {"Yankee Division"}. Silently they embraced. No words were spoken, but there were words aplenty of love and tenderness in their eyes. After purchasing a pair of overshoes they started the trek home, for a short stay with a waiting mother and an eager brother. Robert Cutright, the kid brother leaves tomorrow {Fri- day} for the United States Army, too. III i I CALENDAR sat, jan. 8 tues, jan. 1 1 The Gilmer County Gospel The Blue Ridge Quartette Singers Association will sponsor will appear in the Cedarville their monthly sing at 7:30 p.m. at the Gilmer County Recreation Community Club building at 8 Center. Featured this month will p.m. be "The Harvesters" and "The Carriers". The public is invited. men, jan. t0 The Jaycees will meet at the Conrad Hotel at 7:30 p,m. The Woman's Club of Glenville -,,'ill meet in Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. The theme for the program is "Safety in the Home." Miss jeanne Kubuszew- ski will present a special freindship feature. Bush inifioted into DeHo Zero Miss Karen D, iae Bush, daughter of Mr. and MrS. Asa Bush of Cox's Mills, was recently initiated into the Delta Zeta National Sorority on the Glenville State College campus where she is a social work meier. The initiation was held Friday, Dec. 10 in Glenville. "Wildlife, Water" - featured on , stamps "Wildlife and Water" has been chosen as the theme for the National Wildlife Federation 1977 Conservation Stamps. The theme will be carried out in a sheet of 36 full-color stamps made from paintings by some of the country's top wildlife artists. The stamps will be distributed by NWF, the nation's largest conservation organization, in mid-january. Like all living things, each species portrayed on the stamps needs water. Even the desert kangaroo rat, which never sips water but makes its own water from starch in seeds it eats, indirectly needs water. Without water there could be no seeds for the kangaroo rat. Other Conservation Stamp subjects featured this year include the [noose, mink, osprey, brown pelican, West Indian flamingo, white-eyed vireo, black-crowned night heron, King eider, dolphin, green sunfish, and manta ray. The Federation, which has issued its now-familiar stamps since 1938, has also produced a Conservation Stamp Album in which to display them. The album tells the story behind each stamp subject. An essay inside the front cover reminds the reader of the different water needs of various animals. The essay inside the back cover notes some of the ways man has changed wildlife's water supply and suggests ways of "Protect- ing Water for Wildlife, Preserv- ing Clean Water for Man." A set of stamps costs $1, an iIbum is' $1, or a'set of stamps with album is $2. Conservation Stamps were initiated after an anonymous letter writer in 1937 made the suggestion to the then newly- founded NWF. Funds raised through sale of the stamps have helped wildlife and the nation's natural resources since 1938, when President Franklin D. , Roosevelt bought the first sheet : of stamps and thus focused national attention on the problem. The Conservation Stamp program, which grows yearly in popularity, attracts the services of such leading wildlife artists .... as Donald R. Eckelberry, Roger Tory Peterson, Maynard Reece, Charles L. (Chuck) Ripper, and Anthony ]. Rudisill. These artists' work are among those reproduced on the 1977 stamps. , Water-colors are the preferred medium for stamp paintings; every detail is carefully checked for scientific accuracy. People wanting to order stamps and/or albums should write: Dept. 2077, National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th., osprey N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. kangaroo rat marbled salamander inoose Christmas baby at Calhoun General Members of the Gilmer-Calhoun VICA Club presented Christmas gifts to the children of the Calhoun General Hospital. Mrs. Carolyn rnold attended a seminar on screening and early diagnosis Dec. 6-8 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. Mrs, Arnold is a nurse practitioner at the Gilmer County Medical Center. Mrs. Frankie Martz of Glenville. entered a Parkersburg hospital Monday, Jan. 3 for tests and observation. Mr. and Mrs. Flavil Tinney and their grandson, Charles, spent the Christmas holidays with their son and family Mr. and Mrs. David Tinney of Orrville, Ohio. Charles is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Tinney. He makes his home here with his grandparents and attends Gilmer County High School. A baby girl hal was born to Mr. Dorsey on Dec. 29 at Hospital. She Paternal g Mrs. William Md. Maternal grar and Mrs. Bed W.V, The son of Frymyer, petty Clarksburg. U.S.N. visiting relatives Christmas holidays. ed in San Diego, instructor of tactics by utilizatiort Jason Swearengen was a real Christmas present for his family as Dec. 25 was the day he went home from Calhoun General hospital. He was born there Dec. 22 at 3 a.m., to Mr. and Mrs. William {Karen} Swaarengen of Rosedale. He weighed 5 lbs. 7/, oz. The baby went home in a Christmas stocki R furnished by the Auxiliary of Calhoun General hospital. In the picture are Dr. Juanito M. Aya-Ay. Mrs. Swearengen and son, Jason. and Mrs. Rose Norman, and in the back Mrs. Freda R. Yoak. Mrs. Karen Booth, Mrs. Janet Davis and Mrs. Delma Kemper, auxiliary members. |||mmmmmmm|mmm|mmm|m| mlm|mlmm|m|||||m m m | m | | | | m m | m m | | m| m||m Only in Wmlhington, We like Senator Frank Church's comment when asked how a memo recently released by the Senate Select Committee on Intelli- gence could still exist when it was clearly marked "Do Not File." Said the Senator: "1 can only assume that a 'Do Not File' document is filed in a 'Do Not File' file," Mr. Paul Lotas of Windsor Heights Matthew has been visiting friends in Glenville Civil War over the New Year's holidays. He is over 7,000 presently a graduate student at eling with W.V.U Published Every Thursday By GILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING, INC. At 109 E. Main St, Glenville. WV 26351 Phone 462-7309 ' " Second-Class postage paid at Glenvill and at additional mailing offices Subscription price $5.50 tax included in Gilmer CountY; residents $5.00 tax included. Out of state subscriptions subscriptions for less than 6 months. (ALL PRICES ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRE= PAUL BROWN JOAN LAYNE /i