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February 10, 1977     The Glenville Democrat
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February 10, 1977

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! L i / 2 The Gleavine Democrat/ Pathfinder February 10, 1977 I Editorials &amp; Comments " i ' .::::: :" '"""""':"'":" " ?i?:!:::i:!:::;:!:::::::;i;:i:ii:: :::::::::::'::::::::::!::i::::::: I I IIIII III I I IIIIIII IIII I Prepare for spring With the weatherman predicting rising temperatures this week, many people's thoughts have turned to spring. After all, there's only two and a half weeks until March. But because of this unusually harsh winter, next spring could be a little different than others. Plan to keep the long underwear and heavy blankets around at least through early spring. The gas companies tell us their shortage will not ease this spring, so conservation measures will still be called for on those chilly spring nights and mornings. As the thaw settles in you'll have to trade in those fur-lined boots for rubber ones in order to wade through themud. You may also want to check into the possibility of purchasing flood insurance. State officials tell us the chances for flooding are good. Pay close attention to those seed catalogs which have probably begun to arrive in your mail. Drought in California and frosts in Florida mean vegetable prices will probably be out of sight this summer. You should be able to avoid those high prices by planting your own garden. Find some kind of exercise to sharpen your reflexes. You'll have to be quick to dodge those new potholes Old Man Winter has left for us. But just as Spring is sure to come so is jay Rockefeller's massive road repair program. We only hope enough money is left in state coffers after expenditures for snow removal and other winter relief, to do the spring road work. IIIIII III I I :" ':' :}ii:'": .:::':%:'::::':::::' .>::i  ::::,::::;:::::::.::.:::!:::::  :#: ....... : ...................... : .............. :: Calendar III I IIIII II I . I mort, feb, t4 .... Gilmer County School's drama club High will present a Readers Theater production entitled'"Love is Better than the Next Best Thing" at 8 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. SO, TeD. ;", The Gilmer County 4-H visual presentation and public speaking workshop will be" held in Old Assembly Hall at the Recreation Center at 2 p.m. The Gilmer County Gospel Singers Association will sponsor their regular monthly, sing at 7:30 p.m. in the Recreation Center. Featured this month will be the Hickman Family Singers and The Mountainaires. The public is invited. sun, feb. 13 The Glenville Golf Club will hold its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the clubhouse. Members will discuss finances and elect officers for Lhe coming year. President Dennis Fitzpatrick asks all members to attend. mon, feb. 14 The Woman's Club of Glenville will hold their annual Valentine Dinner in the Pres- byterian Church at 6 p.m. Rev. Martin Berisford will be the featured speaker. feb. 17, 18, 19 The Glenville State College Speech Department will present The Miracle Worker by William Gibeen. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. in the college auditorium. Reservations can be made now by calling 462-7361, extension 318, or by writing the Speech Department. Letters policy One of the most important functions of the newspaper is to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas. Our "let- ters" column is open to any of our readers who may disagree with us or would like to express their opinion on subjects about which they think our readers should know. Because of space limitations we ask that letters be no longer than 250 words. They should be signed and include your address. Names can be withheld only in rare cases in which the editor agrees with the author that R's necessary. We reserve the right to edit letters for taste, conciseness, good grammar and length. 3 III I III I IIII I I Published Every Thursday By GILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING, INC. At 100 E. Main St. Glenville, WV 26361 Phone 42-730S iii SetbClm postage Iid at Glenvtlle and at additional mailing offlc Subcription prioe IE0 tax included in Gilmor County; other West Virginia ridents 16.00 tax Included. Out of state subscriptions $7.00. Cannot accept subeoriptione for Im than Ii rnOntlm, (ALL PRICES EFFECTIVE FEB. 1at, 1STl.I ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRESIDENT/PUBLIsHER PAUL BROWN EDITOR JOAN LAYNE OFFICE MANAGER -  .... : . ....... , ......... ......... ..... I/ " i IIII I / ] III Ii I II/ II II II III Illil H MELTING MIRROR--Temperatures reached into the 40's last week, bringing with them melting snow and ice. This pedestrian's image was reflected in a puddle in front of the Glenville post office. [Democrat photo] 1 II III I !:i!i:i:::?:,::":?ii:ki::::::::::::: ::.i: ::: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Consumer News IIIII I I I I by Atty. Gen C, hauncey Browning In December of 1976 1 issued a cease and desist order under the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protec- tion Act against three Charleston area business firms. Rem-O-Rama, Clark Carpets, and Heritage Carpets were ordered to stop certain deceptive sales practices and. as a consequence of that situation, I thought it would be of interest to outline some of the misleading techniques utilized by unscrupulous carpet dealers. One of the most common tricks is a phony warehouse or storewide sale. Beware of advertisements that offer incredibly low prices because you simply cannot expect to buy three rooms of quality carpet for $100. You should also watch out for companies who lure you into their stores with sales and then attempt to pressure you to purchase more expensive carpet. These "bait and switch" tactics are illegal in West Vriginia. If there are no qualifiers in the ad such as "limited quantity," "one per person," or "only five left" and the salesperson says that the sale item has run out, demand a raincheck. Ask for a sample of the carpet at the time of purchase then compare it to what is delivered to your home. Iv some instances, lower quality carpet- ing is substituted for the original order. Guard against items or services which are advertised as "free" or a "real bargain." Most of the time you pay for the gift and you will find that the "Bargain" certainly was not what you had expected. The most important tip is to deal with well-established businesses. Steer clear of companies which give phone numbers but no street addresses in their advertisements. If you receive a telephone solicitation, you should be very caulious since these sometimes result in false, promises and guarantees. Ask your friends about the companies with which they heve dealt and avoid those firms with poor reputa tions. If you have any questions about this topic, you may contact: Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division State Capitol Charleston, West Virignia 25305 (Telephone - 348-8986} I I I I ;  :::':>i:!i:'!:!:ii: !:::t: :::!::::i-:!: ::!:::): : ::) :::::::::::::::::::::::: .::::::: :::::::::: ::: ............ ::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::: :.:: :::.: .:.: ................ :.: ,:.::<., ........... , :::,.,.::,)::  ..... :,:. ::::::i;:::<\