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January 23, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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i O A Gilmer Graphics, inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] , I GLENVIL!,E, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 Friday, lan~y 23, 1976 l 1 I only a Sine men have various county January 19. for February last week that has filed for fact he has not since he filing fee. Statement, he is fding and sometime this for only candidate J.W. Perrill, !" has filed for of the 23rd Calhoun. and as a National to word that if supporting convention. | on January 11, 1965. i has successfully in 1966, '68, Chairman of for the has been since were planned )l Id recently by Conservation were: G. lanes. P.E. Mason, David S. Technician: Soil Conserva- l ease. Office Agricul- Conservation geese, Service activities Fiscal Year, the SCS has put in planned are: with the Resources in a ect where revegetatecL and planned. the Extension cooperative 4-H groups, conservation ana labs. The Troy, High of in West first :483 an 1974 (44G) of the A s- as 8 that of of Glenville is seeking re-election as Prosecuting Attorney, For Assessor. Richard Stalnaker of Kanawha Drive. is seeking re-election and Roger N. Kennedy of Steer Creek has also filed for that office. Nelson Garrett, of Cox's Mills, is the only person who so far has filed for the seat on the County Commission being vacated by out-going Court President Billy Jean Summers of Normantown. For Magistrate, Nelson Reed, of Mineral Road, and Robert W. Minigh, of Lower Level Run, have filed. One member is to be elected to the Gilmer County Board of Education this Did. "Billy" Burke America Club will be encouraged to participate in keeping a scrapbook for the FFA-SCD annual contest. The chapter will be visited and informed about land judging. In addition to placing conservation books in the schools for the children, a Conserva- tion Education Awards Banquet is being planned. Assistance will be provided in "all possible avenues in the promotion, installation and maintenance of watershed activities planned for the year. Soil survey information will be used to help developments in such things as schools, industry and housing before any construction is started. WFSCD will render assistance to sanitary landfill operators and the Health Department in site selection and soil information regarding landfills and/or oxidation ponds for individuals and/or groups. Suggestions will be solicited from all sources on how the county and district can be of greater service to those WFSCD serves or who are set up to be served. WFSCD will continue to offer help to county industrial committees, the medical association and civic clubs. They will secure information on determining land rights of surface land owners relating to mineral rights. which will be published in the local newspaper, As needed, a determination will be made of the need and availability of labor for the district work crew. in 1975 1975 wMcl~ accounted for 30 tatal~tms. This compares to 19 accidents in January of 1974 with 21 deaths and 25 accidents with a total of 26 fatalities in January of 1973. Bechtold went on to say that adverse weather conditions, post holiday "'let down" and increased traffic could have been res and all to year. Outgoing member Gideon Ellyson, Cox's Mills, who represents Troy District has not filed for re-election. Under the law no more than two members of the five-member board can be elected from a single district. Since two members of the present Board are from Center District, the newly elected member can reside in either Glenville, DeKalb or Troy District. To date two persons have filed as candidate for the non-partisan board: Robert E. Fox of Glenville and Donald Cornell of Troy. Filing fees for the various offices are as follows: Sheriff-S95; Prosecuting Attorney-SlOe; Assessor-S95; County Commissioner-S25; Board of Education Member-S9 and Magistrate-$100. The fee constitutes one percent of the salary of the particular office. Ran Weity, will he be re-hired? Governor Arch Moore announced recently that the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration has award- ed $3,808,o00. to West Virginia to fund programs to reduce crime and improve the State's criminal iustice system and support corrections programs for Fiscal Year 1976. The Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction programs outlined in the State's Comprehensive Criminal Justice Plan which includes manpower develop ment. crime prevention, detection, investigation, deterrence and appre- hension, as will as diversion and adjudication. Also included in the Plan are adult and juvenile treatment and rehabilitation programs and criminal justice information processing and evaluation, while $401,000. will be will use $3.405,000. to fund anticrime used to fund corrections programs. Over $10 million allotted for farmer credit in W.Va. At last week's Board of Education meeting, a motion failed in Executive Session to "re-employ Ronald J. Welty as Superintendent of Gilmer County Schools for the 1976-77 year, at a salary of $22.0OO." The motion was made by Janet Deal and seconded by Myrtle Roberts, It failed 2-3, with Robert Miller, James McCartney and Gideon Ellyson voting against the motion. As to Welty's present status, he "has not been rehired at any salary," according to Ms. Deal, At the next meeting, scheduled for 8:20 p.m., Monday, January 26, Ms. Deal said more discussion on the Welty matter is planned with another vote to be taken. Welty has been Superintendent for the past year and a half and presently makes $18,O00 a year. He has not received a raise in salary since accepting the Gilmer County job. See related editorial comment concerning Welty on Editorial Pap. In other action, the retirement of Mable Wolfe was effective January 12. Ms Wolfe has worked 42 years for the county school system. Approval was given for the following people to be a member of the Textbook Adoption Committee. Nor- mantown Elementary School: Madge Vannoy and Joan Marks, teachers, and Edward McElwee. of Lockney, and Ronald Parsons, of Normantown, parents; Sand Fork: Onidee Nutter and Lorraine Foster, teachers, and Sue Bennett and John White. both of Glenville, parents. Tanner Elementary: Reva Bennett and Gaff Hamric. teachers and Pare Ratliff and Edsal DeWees, both of Glenvine, parents. Troy Elementary: Mary Jo Cunningham and David EUison, teachers, and Dorothy Radcliff, of Cox's Mills, and Charlie Harold, of Glenvilla, parents. Also, the members of the Advisory Committee for the Calhoun-Gllmer Career Center were approved. Members and lengths of time are indicated: Dr. D.K. Somerville. Retired Dean, Glenville College, three years; Mrs. Mary L. Davidson, County Clerk, two years; Mr. C.C. Coberly, Owner of Dunrite Crafts. three years: Mr. Earl Schlotterbeck. Plant Manager at Kinney Shoe Corporation. two years; Mr. Bayard Young, Newspaper Reporter. one year; and Mr, W'-nitey Westfall, Plant Manager at Dowall one year. Barbara K. Williams was granted one semester leave of absence in order that she may return to school for work toward her Masters Degree in Youth Development. She will recieve one month's salary, to cover accumulated annual leave, and leave without salary for the remainder of the semester. e a "TmHA loans can meet any need for farm credit that a farm family might have," added Lambert. These ]oans, coupled with guidance and counseling, are particularly helpful to "young farmers starting ~g to established farmers who need to expand or reorganize their operations for greater profit. FmHA Farm loans may also be made to help a farm family establish a non-farm enterprise to increase income. Many farmers have found that machine shops, repair shops, roadside markets and other similar enterprises fit well with farming. Lambert said the increase in loan funds would be of great assistance to increasing agricultural production in West Virginia. Agricuhure has always been important to the economy of our state and to the 25,000 farm families who depend on farm income for all or at least a part of their livelihood, he stated. It is even more important now that West Virginia must play a part in feeding our own citizens as well as helping to feed the starving people in underdeveloped countries. Lambert said that "we must look to the farmer For our food." The Farmers Home Administra- tion cooperates fully with banks, the Federal Land Bank and all other lenders who provide credit for farmers, he said. Our combined efforts should meet the credit needs of all farm families in the state. No farmer will need to delay development and increased production because of inadequate credit. "The Farmers Home Administra- tion has allocated $I0,990,000 for loans to West Virginia farmers this year," announced J. Kenton Lambert, State Director. This is the largest allocation that FmHA has ever made for farms loans in this state. FmHA real estate loans are used for the purchase and development of farms, and construction and improve- ment of farm buildings and for refinancing debts. Operating loans are made to purchase livestock, equip ment. feed, seed, fertilizer and to meet operating expenses as we]] as to pay debts. Four monetary contributions have Each contribution by the firms or been received by Glenville State ~~iBmatc, hed~ a onedo-nt~ College since December I, according to basis. College President, Dr. D, Banks Loans received since December 1 Wilburn. are: $1.000 from the Consolidated Gas Supply Company who supplies this area with commercial gas and has its main office in Parkersburg; $500 from Dr. Wilburn said the college the Calhoun County Bank in writes to firms, corporations, busines- GrantsviUe; $350 from the Southern ses and private contributors every Division of Monongahela Power year who have given money to the Company: and $1,000 from the college in the past. Kanawha Union Bank of Glenvtlla. These contributors have been "annual contributors", according to Dr. Wilburn. remains in school." When a student who receives a loan "graduates or quits school a three percent interest rate is then charged." ~ As ions as weather ~ these ~teers will work hard to clear the land at the Elementary School site: Dave Montgomery and empioymm, Mike Bol;P, Dick Pegp, Steve Putnam. Joe Putnam. Bud Fester, Brent Wilmoth, James Cosner. Buck~ Aym, Carl Cart, Harry Drake, Hatzel Wells, Rick Black, Steve Frye. Jack Grogs, Kenny Grc~gg, Denzil Frederick, Lyie Coffatan, Royal Oil and Gas Co.. Jerry Mart.z, Dowell Company, John C~gham and I.L Morris. on for 60 da) additional $46,087.0(X).00 trom General Revenue. plus another $22,755,000.00 from Revenue sharing. Another proposal suggests that the Legislature put before the voters of West Virginia another $300.000,000.00 in road construction bonds. On this proposal, both Delegate Long and Delegate Burke (representing Gilmer County as part of the 23rd Delegate District) agree that the obligation for bond indebtness of the citizens of West Virginia is too large. Outstanding interest of road bonds already will cost the sixt~ miUion The money is to be used for the National Direct Student Loan Fund, which is subsidized by the Federal Nutriti0a program government. Loans are given according to student needs and no interest is will be presented charged "as long as the student Energy costa of the state residents has become a major legi#lative concern. The Governor proposes an Energy Stabilization Bond which would cost the state at least $42,000,000.00 to implement, according to" Delegates Burke and l,on~. On Wednesday, January 14 the second 60 days session of the 62nd Legislature began and was marked by the delivery of the Governor's annual State of the State address to both Houses of the Legislature. One of Governor Moore's major proposals centered around the Department of Highways. During the last regular and special sessions, the Legislature has been asked and has provided some additional funding for the West Virginia Department of Highways from the General section of the Governor ts the for an ~llars this A minimum salary bill for state employers is in the making. The ttouse Finance Committee. under the direc- tion of Chairman Burke and member Delegate Long i~ pr(~s(mtly working on this legislation. Eight bills were int! un to Senior Citizens Gilmer County senior citizens will hear a presentation on Nutrition Thursday. January 22. at 6 P.M. as part of a statewide consumer education project, according to Region 7 project director Carol Yount of Philippi. The program, to be presented by Connie Bondi in~be~ of Glenvilla State CoHeRe. is one of a series of programs on tel)ice of consumer interest presented in this seven-county region by faculty members from Alderson-Broaddus. Davis and Elktn& Glenville State and West Virginia Wesleyan Colleges. The project, established through the cooperation of the West Virginia Board of Regents, is funded largely by Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Counties covered by the Region 7 program include Tucker. Randolph, Barbour. Upshur, Lewis. Braxton and Gilmer. Senior citizen groups or public school inservice directors from this area who wish to schedule consumer education programs should contact Mrs. Yount in Philippi at 457-3029, All programs are offered free of charge to these groups. need reading material for Because of a new reading improvement program planned at Gilmer County High School, school officials are asking residents to donate any or all old magazines, hardback and paperback books to the schools. All reading materials can be drupped off at the following locations: the Kanawha Union Bank, the Variety Shop in Hays City and all elementary sch(mls in the county. Last day to contribute is fan; 2~