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March 5, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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March 5, 1976

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The Glenville Pathfindel' A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmr County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] 23 GLENVILI GILM] ODUNTY, WV 26351 Friday, March 5, 1976 Street Levy due vote LMa00rch 9th '\\; ,/ The renewal of the existing street levy is to be voted on Tuesday, March 9. Glenville Mayor Delbert Davidson voiced his hopes that the people in the city will support the levy and stated it is called an "Additional Levy", which is misleading, since the levy has been in existence for many years and according to state law must be renewed every three years. A vote of 60 percent is needed for passage. The Mayor stated that voting for the levy would result in the to flee, gather around a water Riled tub to learn how to fill a plastic bottle with a funnel. This is just learning concepts used at Glenville's Child Care Center. For more on the story, please turn to page 9. County Planning Commission outlines activities of an eight-lane, track, four tennis lights, and lights for all part of Phase State College ' on Mineral Road, are mt projects in Gilmer County half of this year, the Gilmer County at its regular 25. President James the GSC project also bleachers, rest- a press box, age building. be advertised lucation. range, 210 feetand to be GSC Forestry planned for 1976. will be off Walnut will be used the county and the some of which were listed in" Report of an Development Plan The objective of the ate, plan and for economic the area. school improvement by the Gilmer r, uucw on, according report. Construction high school and will be started of elementary fire and health Construction of elementary school the present camp- of tennis Cedar Creek State in the report. Dr. Ronnie Burke, already has for these and for park water system. also will be acquired. listed as being County Court Other agencies is of Mineral Road, and Route 5 East, all Dept. of Highways. Glenville on Route be widened by the Tennis courts, a basketball court and additional dorm facilities are planned for the County Recreation Center. Roadside Parks and access sites to the Little Kanawha River are in the planning stages and are expected to be completed in 1976, the Commission report says. A preapplication for HUD funds for community services, water and sewer line, fire, ambulances, and the Recreation Center, all sponsored by the County Court, has been completed. The Commiion also reprted that Phase I of a Waste-Water Feasability Study for Sand Fork will be completed this spring and Phase II, the design stage, should then get underway. A preapplication for HUD funds to be used for a sewer line collection system has been sent in and the town is now awaiting a response from HUD. Money has been allocated for construction of a 3OO,OOO gallon water storage tank for the City of Glenville. Core drilling at the site, it was learned, has been completed. A preapplication for HUD funds also has been prepared and submitted for extension and improvements of the City's watersewer system. In other business, ienvitle Mayor Delbert Davidson was elected vice president of the County Planning C,mmission. Conservation officers report five illepl deer kills Approximately 20 complaints were answered by the West Virginia Conservation Officers in Gilmer County between January 1 and February 16, according to a report from Sgt. Gary Bourne, Five known illegal deer kills, apparently the result of spotlighting, were investigated by the officers. Kyle Hardman and Charles Junkins, both of Ritchie County, were issued citations for illegally killing game and were fined $30, according to J.B. Moss, Justice of the Peace. John Gum of Gilmer County was fined $30 by Moss for illegally carrying an uncased gun in a vehicle. Bourne also reported that deer kills by vehicles continues to run higher than in past years with six being reported in the month and a half period. One deer was reported killed by dogs and one injured deer had to be destroyed by the Conservation Officers. The officers also investigated four cases of pollution in the county. The Golden Eagle rescued from a trap in Gilmer County and taken to the French Creek Game Farm by the local Conservation Officers several weeks ago fully recovered from its ordeal and was banded, then released by the Department of Natural Resources from the Upshur County facility on February 26. Local Rotary to attend convention in Weirton Members of the Glenville Rotary Club, along with 22 other West Virginia Rotaries, will travel to Wierton, April 2, to take part in the 24th Annual Conference of the District 753 Rotary International. According to Dr. Carl L. ScLweinfurth, district governor, the three day conference will bring together more than 500 rotarians and their wives from northern and central West Virginia. Hosting the conference at Oglebay Park's Wilson Lodge will be Rotary Glubs endeavor to improve the community, promote high ethical standards in business and professional life and foster international under- standing through student exchange and youth educational award pro- grams. Guest speaker will be Mr. George Uhlig, representing Ernesto Imbassaby de Mello of Brazil, president of Rotary International. Mr. Uhlig is from Haverford, Pa., and is currently serving Rotary as chairman of the 1976 the Wierton Rotary Club. continuation of the street levy allox sing the Mayor and the City Council mot tey that can be used only to repair and pave streets and repair culrbs throughout the city. He went on to say that he and the council have tried to be completely fair by paving and upgrading streets in every neighbor- hood, not concentrating solely on ome area, thus giving everybody somethizlg for their tax money. Just recently completed was one o,f the biggest paving jobs evelr undertaken in the city when 8i i'ruckloads of blacktop, at a cost of $ 35,564.33, was laid. Almost all of this w'as paid for by federal funds and only $5i,000 was paid for by funds from the ex.isting levy. The Mayor went on to say that the city will not receive any more federal funds unless the Federal Revenue Program is renewed, which makers it so important for this levy to pass. Passage of the levy would provide the continuation of paving and repair plans for the city. Stonewall Jackson hospital receives accreditation It. JWmes Clark R. James of Glenville is a Democratic candidate to succeed himself as sheriff. He is presently serving his second term as sheriff, this being his eighth year of service. James Was born in Center District, a son of the late William W. and Alma Reed James. He is married to the former Helen Radcliff. They have a son. Gregory Clark. lames is a graduate of Sand Fork High School. Prior to becomin sheriff. Word has been received that the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals {JCAH) according to Emil E. Baldwin, Administrator there. This accreditation, which covers from 1975 to 1977. is the result of an on-site survey made by field representatives of the Joint Commis- sion's Hospital Accreditation Program (HAP). Accreditation indicates that this facility has chosen to operate according to standards set by JCAH and that the facility has, in the main, met these standards. The standards, published as the Accreditation Manual for Hospitals, set forth optimal achievable goals of excellence against which a facility can New Orleans Convention Committee. meeting and explained that anyone measure itself and be measured by the general .hospitals throughout the Joint Commission's survey. United States that have earned this Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hos- recognition. There are approximately pital is one of aporoximately 5,300 7,400 hosphtals in the U.S. 'Democrat' names new Editor Chuck Cavallo, 21, has been named the new editor of the Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder by Robert Ar- nold, President and Publisher of Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Cavallo hails from Philippi and is married to the former Sandra Findley of Belington. They have one son, He attended Philip Barbour High School where he was the editor of the "CoWs Tale" and also served as the circulation manager and staff writer. He attended Alderson-Broaddus College after graduation where he majored in Met fical Science. While at A-B, he was ale o active at the college radio station wh ere he served as a disc jockey, new director and finally program director. Cavallo also worked as an announcer at WPDX radio in Clarksburg. Cavallo also se reed in the U.S. Air Force, statio.od at I',ackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. Whie in the Air Force he served as a newsp, spar staff writer, circulation manager tmd editor. Admission charp among topics at Folk Festival ineethlg The old-time fiddl.:rs' contest, ,1 dancing, trash reutoval and control of exhibitors were the main topics of discussion at the February meeting of the West Virginia State Folk Festival. Inc. held at the Glenville City Hall last Wednesday night. President Fern Rollyson presided. The Festival will be held in Glenville June 17 to 20. A proposal to charge admission to the music contests and other evening entertainment at the Glenville State College auditorium was turned down by the 13 members present. A motion to accept donations at the door instead was presented and passed. The members tabled until next year a proposal to change the dates and times of the fiddle and banio contests. A proposal to change the location of nighttime street dancing during the Festival and of the huge food tent also came under discussion, but no final decision was reached pending study of other possible areas. In past years, both were located in a one-block area between the Kanawha Union Bank and the Dalton Store. It was pointed out that this causes a fire safety problem since quick access by firefighting equipment to Powell street and the Conrad Motel and Hotel is blocked. A Clean-Up Committee reported that they have been promised at least one dozen 50-gallon drums by Dowell Co. These will be placed at key points in the downtown area during the Festival. Plans also have been made to use a truck provided by Joe Putnam to aid in the nightly cleanup. Vagrant exhibitors setting up booths without permission to sell wares not in keeping wilhh the aims and traditions of the Folk'Festival have become a problem, according to the group, and methods to control the practice were discussed. Glenville Mayor Delbert Davidson attended the ELECTION--'1976 a Two county officials running for re-election he served as policeman for Glenville for twelve years. He is a member of the Steer Run Baptist Church, Normatown. He is also a member of the Glenville Lions Club. His main hobby, which he finds little time to pursue, is coon hunting. Duo to present duties, he reports that he will be unable to make a house-to-house canvas before the primary election. L. R. Dick Stalnaker of Kanawha Drive is a Democratic candidate to succeed himself as assessor. Presently. he is in his twelfth year of service as assessor, this being his third term. selling at the Festival is required, by local ordinance, to purchase a permit from the City. He suggested that the Folk Festival issue identification to all bonafide exhibitors, and that any others illegally selling items be asked Stalnaker. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Okay Stalnaker of Letter Gap. He is married to the former Marito Mac Furr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Furr. They are the parents of two sons. Michael Richard and Patrick by a Festival Commit,ee and, if nt,,cessary, ,the ty Police , to leave. In other business, Trt asurer Pat Herder reported that tht Glenville Lions Club.had donated $90 to the State Folk Festival. Left, Ron DeCarlo, Training Officer, Philadelphia, Pa., Ruby lean Bush, Gkmville, Hazel Moore, Glenville, David Cutlip, Director VISTA Program, Par| mrsburg, r Glenville VISTA members atteml Parkersburg program Ruby Jean Bush and Hazel Moore both of Glenville were two of tweh,e West Virginians in attendance th:is past week in Parkersburg fo,r centralized training under th,e direction of VISTA Director David Cutlip. "The VISTA's responsibilitiet are to improve, strengthen and involve people in the programs especially designed for them on the local level. The VISTA will be visiting the elderly in their homes as well as making visits to local nursing homes and hospitals to explain the services, benefits and programs available for thm (the elderly) in their own communities. These volvnteers will p,roviete the direct link between the people a ud the local social service agencies an d the programs." said Cutlip. According to West Cm atral Executive Director Paul Booth ' 'the program has been most suc,cessful, and well received in the communities t his past year because local commun ity people are working in their o vn : community." Lloyd. He is a member of the Kanawha Drive Community Church. He is also a member of the Glenville Lions Club. Since he was born and reared on a farm on Grass Run. he has continued his interest in farming and maintains a place on Kanawha Drive. He was educated in the public schools of Gilmer County. In addition to his interest in farming, his main hobby is hunting. L.III. "Dick" $telaker