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February 5, 1976

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: '"4 ?' . 10 @ A Gilmer Graphics. Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Cdlmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVIIA,E, GILMER COUNTY. WV 26351 February 5, 197R issued Friday, the Kanawha Union Oelbert L. Davidson as American ed all residents of the 1976 Heart Lie be conducted across asked citizens to of the Gilmer Campaign and to the nation's number and blood vessel stated in his that "these diseases a million lives each for 52 percent of causes," Heart Month, will join the more than nationwide to information for research educational and dedicated to of the heart and proclamation heart and blood Sergeant Forest F. of Mrs. Stella A. 1107 Dolliver Street, been presented of the Good Conduct Sill, Oklahoma. established in 1941. is lelective basis for those themselves from military personnel conduct, efficiency their active military receiv the award @d t ; Of 3rd Battalion. 18th at Ft. Sill. entered the Army in was last tationed in in Vietnam and Star Medal and the Medal. and his wife. Stella. Oklahoma. C! Were held last week Career Canter of the first by adult educations certificates were of 16 classes. Delegate Billy B. director of the the program by Also speaking were Blankenship and Welty. Cart of Post-secon- Programs from the of Education, spoke of the adult was active in of the Canter. and the program a vessel diseases each year kill more than one million Americans. a total which exceeds all other causes of death combined, and, "WHEREAS. heart and blood vessel diseases cost the nation $22 billion a year in lost wages and medical expense, and. "WHEREAS, the Heart Associa- tion's relentless battle against this American epidemic has helped reduce the death rate from these diseases through advance in research, preven- tion. treatment and rehabilitation. "NOW THEREFORE I. Delbert Davidson. proclaim the month of February as American Heart Month and urge all our citizens to support the Heart Fund Campaign of the Gilmer County Heart Association through gifts and voluntary services which will speed greater advances in the conquest of this scourge, our nation's leading killer and disabler." Present for the mayor's procla- mation were: Yvonne King, Publicity Chairperson for the GiLmer County Heart Fund: Mrs. Garnett Taylor, County Chairperson: Mrs. Bonnie Drake, Memorials Chairperson; and Mr. Jack Stalnaker. Treasurer. / { Mayor Davtdson presents his l~'~damation to Mrs. Taylor Met b Special SesslN Last Tuesday the Gilmer County Board of Education met in special session at 2 p.m., January 27 and passed a motion by Gideon Ellyson to employ Ronald J. Welty as Superinten- dent of Schools at a salary of $20,000 for the 1975-77 school year, beginning The Superintendent gave reasons for changing his mind saying that his leaving 'might split the county" his various programs and the school system. He said the goals he established for himself and the county "have not July 1 through June 30, 1977. all been met as yet" and he wanted "to The motion passed 4-1, with continue to work to complete them.' . Gideon Ellyson, Janet Deal. Myrtle Ms. Deal explained that Welty "started something here, and its obvious he would like to finish it. He really didn't want to leave in the middle of all the programs and plans." "I'm glad that personalities had nothing to do with the past three weeks, it was a money problem," Welty. "There are no problems now and I didn't want this thing to go on any longer because it could hurt the county." Welty went on to say he "hopes things will get back to normal. A strong Beard is one who can cooperate and work together like we have been doing. residing in each of the state's 55: counties. Under the proposed Braxton County would receive $16.425; Calhoun Count $9,000 and Clay County $11.925. It was announced last week that Roberts and Robert Miller voting for the motion and James McCartney voting against. Ellyson offered Welty $20,000 at the end of last Monday's meeting, but Welty gave no answer at that time. But, Welty thought it over and called Board President Robert Miller early Tuesday morning and asked him to call a Special Session meeting to discuss the matter. Welty informed Janet Deal of his decision and asked her to re-consider her resignation from the Board. Ms. Deal agreed and the meeting was then held Tuesday afternoon. Gilmer may get $10,125 in Gilmer County would receive $799.15 in additional revenue under the provisions of legislation effec tive July 1 which provided for 75 percent new coal severance tax to distributed to counties in which the coal was mined. The remaining 25 percent of new severance tax is to be allocated to The House Finance Committee, whose chairman is Del. Billy Burke of Glenville, originated House Bill 1088 which deals with the additional business and occupation tax imposed on the severing of coaL the rate of tax, distribution of said tax to entitled counties, reporting and remittance ot tax, creating rules and regulations. creating funds in the Office of the State Treasurer. If passed by the Legislature. Gilmer County should receive $10,125 in new Business and Occupational Tax revenues. Under the p~ Finance Cm mittee bill counties would receive approximately $1.28 for each person the counties through a plan introdued implement this distribution. O i i! i [i-r] Mrs. King, Mayor Davidson, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Drake and lack Stalnakor. The ' Dd was ended by Robert Mider, chairman of the Center Administrative Council. Certificates were presented to the following: Cincla Echard, cashier training/window display: Foster Kirby, Accounting I; Cheryl McCallister. refresher typing; John Fleming, basic electricity; Beecher Reed, beginning carpentry and block and brick laying. Ester Parsons. beginning sewing; Terri Foglesong, pattern fittings and alterations; Charles Roberts. blueprint reading; Robert EUiott. automotive mechanics and automotives for women; Ron Hathaway. automotive mechanics; Darren Lowery, basic arc welding; John Calhoun. mig and tig welding: Judy Kerns, adult basic education; and Mavis Miller, EMT. The Glenville State College Speech Department will host the 1976 West Virginia State Thespian Festival, February 20, 21 and 22. The Festival will be a weekend for some fifty-five Thespian troupes across the state. While residing on campus, the theatre enthusiasts will participate in a package plan consisting of make-up, publicity, and silk-screening seminars, one-act plays (high school Thespian produced), campus tours, and a special monologue performance by R_hys Watson, guest actor of Glenville's production of OF MICE A_Nff) MEN. Thespian activities will be capped off with a dance in the college ballroom for those attending the Festival. The highlight of the Festival boasts Glenville State College's winter drama, OF MICE AND MEN, by John Steinbeck, on Friday, February 20, at 8 p.m. The play runs Wednesday through Friday, February 18, 19 and 20, at 8 p.m. in the GSC auditorium. Parents are requested not to bring young children due to the mature theme of the drama. Joanna Icenhower, Junior Speech major at GSC, serves as Festival Coordinator for the State Thespian Director. Miss Kobuszewski, director of OF MICE AND MEN and Festival Director. expects 200-250 high school Thespians. Thespian one-act play partici- pants presently include Berkeley, Summersville. Ripley, Ravenswood and Nitro high schools. Thespian troupes need NOT bring a play to participate. Any schools wishing to perform or attend the Thespian Festival should write to Ms. Kobuszewski of the Drama Department, Glenville State College, Glenville, WV 26351, or better, call 462-7361, ext. 318, by February 5. A glimpse of Drama student activities at GSC will also heighten the weekend of events. On Saturday, February 21, Ms. Mary Morton (Sophomore Speech and P.E. major} and Mrs. Kyle McC_,artney (Junior Speech and English major} will present their student directed scenes for Festival audiences. Ms. Morton directs AUTUMN CROCUS and Mrs. McCart- ney directs a scene from OUR TOWN. a m The West Virginian Department of Education announced its policy for free and reduced price meals and free milk for children unable to pay the price of meals and milk served in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Program. During the current school year only, the income levels for reduced price meals have been raised, making more children eligible for a reduced price meal at school. County school systems have adopted the following family size income criteria for determining eligibility: Children from families whose income is at or below certain levels are eligible for free or reduced-price meals or free milk. In addition, families not meeting these criteria but with other unusual expenses due to unusually high medical expenses, shelter costs in excess of 30 percent of income, special education expenses due to the mental or physical condition of a child, and disaster or casualty losses are urged to apply. Application forms aloe being sent to all homes in a letter to parents. Additional copies are ava.i]able at the principars office in each school. The information provided on the applica tion is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may be submitted any time during the year, In certain cases foster are also eligible for these benefits. If family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals and milk for them, the head of the family should contact the school. If a family member becomes unemployed or if family size the family should contact the school to file a new application. Such changes may make the children of the eligible for reduced price meals, additional benefits such as free and milk if, the family income falls below certain levels. Families who already applied for and have been approved for free or reduced price meals continue to be eligible and need not reapply. However. other whose income now falls within income scale listed below may complete an application and submit it to their school at any time during school year. i} f ature was Ann Murphy Yeapr GlanvHla. Ms. writer far the and the of small towns, may often wonder they came, to and what they is an account most outstanding F gon left Glenville was missed, but because he left Those who to know him. the awareness gain great would make a that he would a very early age he lessons from the ) Arbuckle. who was his cousin. This reporter recalls that everyone looked forward to spring recitals, because they enjoyed hearing Angelo play the piano. Recognizing his great potential, his teacher urged him to pursue the keyboard to the ultimate. After graduating from Mrs. Arbuckle's school of music he studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the Julliard Conservatory of Music in New York City. He also earned degrees from Glenville State College (then Glenville Normal} where he was voted graduate of the year. Marshall University (then Marshall College) and West Virginia University. Many of his peers agree that he could have become a celebrated Concert Pianist. It is the dream of every musician to bring to a composition the feeling, the flavor and create the mood the composer had in mind when composing. Critics and music authorities agree that Dr. Eagon possesses this great skill. But entertaining was not enough; he did not seei self-aggrandizement. He wanted to give to music lovers some of the knowledge his possessed, but in a more permanent sense. So, he directed his talents into a broader spectrum. One of the highlights of his career came when he was appointed Cultural Affairs Officer. American Embassy. Vienna. Austria. Here he arranged for music schools and develope and to go to various areas and establish musci schools and develope and promote a better environment in regards to American Music, He headed the committees of all cultural presentation programs. It was here that he received an honorary, life-time membership to the Society for Friends of Chamber Music. This is the oldest and most honorable music organization of its kind in the world, having had as its past members such great names as Schubert, Brahms, Mahler and Bruckner to name a few. Dr. Eagon would present to the society scores of American Piano Trio. Great musicians from all over Austria gathered at the Eagon home for evenings of music. Here he received many plaudits for his sensitivity and skill in performance at the piano keyboard. He was also Music Advisor for the U.S. Information Agency and Depart- ment of state. This appointment was made on the recommendation of William Shuman who was President of the Julliard Conservatory of Music and later President of Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts. In this position he was responsible for formulating the U.S. Cultural Programs and for sending American Artists and Groups in the field of Music. Dance and Theater to represent the U.S. Government abroad. The information Libraries of all of Austria were under his supervision. He established many libraries of American books; many of them in German translation. He would contract and underwrite all the proiects that were to be included in the translation programs. He also worked closely with the exchange of students; sending American students to Austria and Austrian students to , merican Colleges and Universities. Dr. Eagon was an educator in the fields of literature and dram l as well as music. He has taught in H mtington schools, at the University of K entucky, Lexington. Kentucky, headted the Department of Fine Arts at the Temple Buell College, Denver. Col or do and was Director of the Arlingto n Academy of Music. Arlington. Virginia. Among his accolade s are; a scholarship from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and two scholarships from the Malk in Conser- vatory of Music. Boston. Massachu- setts. He received special commenda- tion from the National Federation of Music for his work as Music: Advisor to the U.S. Information Agency. Also special commendation fr,om t he National Federation of Must(; for his work - in presenting American MusiL= at the U.S. Foreign ~ervices Installations abroad. Here he responsible for developing promoting programs that would in American Music throughout all formal establishments abroad. This in a better understanding and better relationship between foreign countrie and the United States through music. He is the Author of: Two Cab of Published Concert Music American Composers-Sca recrow Press. Inc. "Overseas With American Music"-Music Educator's Journal teaching of foreign languages in school - Journal Of National Education Association. He was also Editor of Department of State bulletins, documents and papers. Department of State. Wash- ington. D.C. Dr. Eagon is the son of the late James and Cora Eagon who or, reed and/ operated Glenville's leading Depart- ment Store in the 1930's. He is still very .~ active in the world of music and with his wife Anne in Woodbri~, Vi ia, They are the parents of childrnn