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8 The Glenville mocrat/PathRnder An Influenza epidemic has hit the Eastern United States and Gilmer County, alas, has not been spared. In fact. the symptoms are all too familiar to this M.D., as I, myself, have been smitten by the disease over the last few days. How do you know if you have the flu? Sometimes it's not easy even for a doctor to tell, but generally, the flu is characterized by either mild early symptoms of cough, fatigue, and chilliness or more commonly the very sudden onset of a severe headache often with pain behind the eyes, and aches and pains all over the body, most commonly the legs and back and often the abdominal muscles as well. This is accompanied by a fever, usually no higher than 103. The fever and pain usually subside over a two day period but may extend for a week. On the second or third day, a stuffed up nose and cough develop and sometimes can be severe. All symptoms usually disappear over a seven to ten day period. at ethel' illness, can look llke the flu? The flu is caused by the influenza virus. Many other viruses cause similar illnesses, some with vomiting or diarrhea associated with them, others more confined to the sinuses and upper airways. Because the treatment is basically the same, these other viral illnesses are usually considered 'the flu' as well. Illnesses which are important to distinguish from the flu are ear infections, strop throat infections, bronchitis, and pneumonia. An ear GILMER  SHOE  HARNESS 1 REPAIR , We stock workingmen s soles a T heels for every job. II Women s top lifts still $1.75, I II I Only the finest quality I materials and workmanship go into our repairs. II Open9 to 6-jClckOead SBole:n. Et Wed. I 215 S. Lewis St. k At the Foot of Town Hill • illiHilllla ohn M. Moran Democrat Candidate for House of Delegates 23rd Delegate District B raxt on- Calhoun- Clay- G ilmer March 4, 1976 Vote For JOHN M. MORAN House of Delegates Your Support and Vote Appreciated Political advertisement paid for by John M. Moran I I II Henry Block has 17 reasons why you should come to us for income tax help, Reason 15. If you should qualify for the Short Form we'll do that at a very low price. And when we prepare your Federal return our charge always includes your resident state return. i i I I H&R BLOCK I I THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 2121/= Main St.- Glenville Hours 9-5 Phone482-7784 The Well Body Column by Dr. Thomas Heller infection causes pain in the ear, is visible by examining the ear, and requires antibiotics. A strep throat is distinguishable from other long lasting sore throats only by a throat culture. This is important to do because of all the causes of a sore throat, only a strop throat needs to be treated with penicillin. Similarly, sinus infections, bron- chitis and pneumonias often require antibiotics for cure, while, as we shall discuss shortly, the flu is unaffected by Penicillin or any other antibiotic. Is the flu danserotm? Usually, the flu is a very mild illness, of no danger to ether'wise healthy people. Generally it passes within a week leaving no ill effects other than a temporary, mild depression in some people. However, there are disabling and sometimes fatal complications that can occur in patients already debilitated by severe heart or lung disease. The most common complication is pneu- monia that can become severe. In this year's flu epidemic, there are reports of a very dangerous strain of influenza. This strain has been isolated in only four people in Georgia, and fears that this strain has hit Gilmer County are unwa fronted. What is the treatment? First of all penicillin has no place in the treatment of the flu. It does no good for viral illnesses, is a needless expense, and in some cases can be harmful: ar/d it's about time that doctors stopped selling it as a cureall. Penicillin and other antibiotics are essential in the treatment of bacterial infections such as those mentioned earlier, but they are of absolutely no value in the treatment of viral illnesses such as the common cold and the flu. The American Medical Associa- tion has stated that antibiotics "may be the most improperly used class of drugs in all medicine" and are a major contributor to the 30,000 deaths caused yearly by prescribed drugs. So next time a doctor prescribes an antibiotic for you, make sure you know just what he is treating. To return to the treatment of the flu, the basic treatment is: 1 - push fluid, 2 - get lots of sleep and rest during the day, 3 - use a vaporizer at night for relief of the stuffed up nose and dry throat. If you don't have a vaporizer, two or three pots of water on a spaceheater in the bedroom will do. 4 - Gargle with salt water and/or one to two teaspoonfuls of vinegar in a glass of water for relief of the sore throat. Certain medications may provide additional relief, though they only treat the symptoms and not the cause. These medications include aspirin or acetominophin {Tylenol} for relief of fever and the aches and pains, cough medication to either help bring up phlegm or stop a cough, and decongestants to relieve the runny or stuffed up nose. The use of these medications is not recommended during pregnancy, as they are not essential for cure. Finally, a yearly vaccine to help prevent the flu is available. This vaccine is not fully effective, as most other vaccines are, because the flu virus is continually changing ever so slightly. However, the vaccine is strongly recommended for high risk groups including all who suffer chronic heart, lung disease, diabetics, and everyone over age 65. The vaccine is given in Autumn so that immunity is high during the winter months when influenza strikes. Next Week: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Smoking and Didn't Care to Ask. When a short article on the American chestnut trees appeared in a North Carolina magazine a year ago, no one had any idea how much interest it would generate. Basically, the article told how the blight had wiped out the American Chestnuts back in the early part of this century• Of course, there are still many sprouts growing from the roots of old chestnuts, and some of the sprouts reach fairly large size. Also, there are many blight resistant Oriental and Spanish chestnuts around, and some of these trees have reached large sizes. The article asked readers to contact the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commis- sion if they knew the whereabouts of a very large, old American chestnut that had survived the blight• They were looking for an American chestnut that might be 80-100 feet tail with a trunk about three feet or more thick, and planned to send this information to a man in Maryland who is conducting a study to try to restore the American chestnut tree to its former range. So far, the Commission has • ildre The search for American Chestnut trees conttnuesL0000;:, iii children s' ,ir necks to If the nuts from t=a ..... • m.i ? tame filled other surviving,  h._., "uIJLU E chestnut - should Ill-fl,''L y "=ui HOW • ' e th blight resistant th Y-'c be ' ' str ,ues grow a healthy '9  .,, , chestnuts that coul lln., • _t '0, me tabl trees to the AopalSt'-,u¢^a - is '"d'uwithtl The study • received 200 letters, in addition to many telephone calls. About 90 percent of the reported trees turned out not to be true American Chestnuts. Instead, some were Oriental or by Thelma Shacerd Spanish chestnuts. Some were buckeyes. Of those which turned out to be true American chestnuts, it was soon apparent that the trees were sprouts and not mature trees that had survived the blight years ago. But a few of the reports proved potentially helpful. For example, one lady in Wilkes County, N.C., wrote that an elderly man she knew might be able to show the Commission a pair of huge American Chestnuts that had survived. A search turned up one large chestnut perhaps 80-90 feet tall with a trunk over 33 inches thick. Fcresters identified it as a true American chestnut. How it has survived all these years is a mystery, but nuts from it have been collected and sent to Maryland for replanting and study. Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Adams over the weekend, were Mr. and Mrs. Marion Adams and son, Ronnie, of Salem, W. Va., Wade Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Warner, of Harrisville and Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Adams and daughters Beverly and Beth of Parkersburg. The Adrian Adams were also visiting Mr. and Mrs. Page Ware. Mr. and Mrs. Opal Townsend were in Akron, Ohio recently on business. On Friday night February 20th Debby Simmons celebrated her 14th birthday with a party in her honor. The following girls spent the night with her: Dian Somerville, Debbie Bennett, Susy Crouch, Connie David- son, Myra Chico and Debbie Moore. Mrs. Pare Butler is doing her directed teaching at Gasseway, W. Va. Wilbur and Rella Yeager of Morgantown visited Leon and Dab Law on Sunday. Joan Simmons and Toots Shackle- ford were shopping in Glenville recently. Manly Zinn trapped a Golden Eagle one morning. He reports that his grandfather, Manley Zinn, killed a large eagle about 65 years ago on his farm. The eagle had killed some small lambs. Doctor Eddy of Auburn, W. Va., mounted the eagle. McCartney launches voter Secretary of State James R. Doctor E. R. Cooper of Troy, W. Va., born near Cox's Mills, was buried February 25 at the Hall Cemetery also near Cox's Mills• We extend our sympathy to his daughter, Mary Lee Massey and son Evert Reese Cooper. McCartney today announced that he is initiating a comprehensive voter registration survey of all County Clerks in West Virginia. McCartney said as a result of his meeting with the County Clerks and Circuit Clerks at their annual meeting in Martinsburg last spring and after attending the annual meeting of the County Officials Association in Charleston last week that changes are needed in the West Virginia voter registration laws. "The County Clerks serve as voter registration officials in the various counties of our state and the knowledge they possess will be of tremendous help in developing new voter registration legislation," he said. McCartney stated "the current system of voter registration, especially the quadrennial check-up, is ap- parently not meeting the needs of our citizens because of the lack of funds, the inclement season in which the quadrennial check-up is conducted, the availability of personnel, and the Rev. Robert Jones is teaching a session of classes at the Cox's Mill United Methodist Church beginning each night at 7:30. Subject of the session is a new adventure or the meaning of United Methodist member- ship. Racy and Rita Emmerson of Cox's Mill were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Langford of Conings, Sunday Feb. 22. Rita was celebrating her birthday. Clarence {Shorty} Minor has returned to his home from the Stonewall Jackson Hospital. Reba and Irene Ware were recent visitors of Ray and Ottie Lynch of Weston. Ottie is recovering from a broken hip. We wish him a speedy recovery. They also visited with Rev. and Mrs. Earl Debar of Weston. Rev. Debar is a retired Methodist minister, and a former Pastor at Cox's Mill United Methodist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Hayward Childers of Elizabeth, W. Va. and Henry Kolb of Charleston visited relatives in Cox's Mill on February 26. under the jurisdicti°alkls ,- dkl the c Parks and Conservau'-- -- _ 'Y 01d hous Leo F Pahl 8130 i. r, • , . d'mnvillek Pasadena, Marylan ! "-Jely eel i" ting the nuts and re ..... re, ," Sa di] Anyone visiting  a --, - • "nstt , a large American o| th=n-,,uor. bearing nuts should here,,_. ' the size of the tree, =aee,=,__ k lntoa( reoistratk,,...._ P, th legal restrictions ¢ enWCOc i personnel for their v rvices, this He continued by ! ,enters in be necessary that w ' °Peration system of voter regist  Careful p will provide for m! vdidn'tw  participation in our  'Ouid last o while also providing  dMr_s. B expense and a mini  .-'/:rpt| ' for West Virginia's i population." the PLannir Secretary McCa Chief Elections Virginia he will be of county clerks order to specifically areas in voter "Once the have boon corrective emphasized. • Speed Q. • Gibson • Zenith. Washers • Refrigerators • Tel00 See the Zenith Color Sets on display. We install and service all sales. RHOADES PLUMBING  FURNr 15 Powell St. Glenville pp WE SERVICE ONL Y WHAT WE SELL SPINNING MARCH GSC Forensic team earns 12 trophies FABRIC The Glenville State College Forensics team, coached by Ms. Katherine J. Leisering, earned 12 additional trophies in two recent tournaments. The team won second place sweepstakes points at the Buckeye Individual Events Tournament at Kent State and individuals won four additional trophies for GSC. Trophy presentations were awar. ded to the top three finalists only in each category. The GSC team also won seven trophies earlier at the Georgetown, Ky., Julep Invitational. About 30 teams competed at the Kent State Tournament. Earning 134 sweepstake points and first place was Defiance College, which had 18 entries. Glenville State had nine entries and earned 102 points for second place. Oberlin, Youngstown, U., Dayton U., Ohio Wesleyan, Miami U., and others followed GSC in the rankings. Qualifying for the national finals at Kent were three GSC members. Tina Crump repeated her first place win in Prose Interpretation at George town at I _ I I I mEM00A MIZER Spinning Wheel Fabric DOUBLE KNITS WA 1 Lot at 1.00 yd. 5 for 1 Lot at 1.35 yd. Thread 1 Lot at 1.69 yd. 5 lb. Bur DOUBLE K SCREEN PRINTS Et for PON.TE A ROMA 1.50 2.69 yd. (New Spring) Womens Polyester DOUBLE KNIT SLACKS Size 8- 44 4.25 pr. Kent State, which is a first for a GSC BUTTONS 2 CARDS SAVE Your 1976 On A New KX250, or KX Save On All '7S Models In Lockards, Inc. Monday Thru Friday 8-5, Close Noon Saturday Just Off 1-79 At The Flatwoods Exit il I I Authorized Volkswagen-Volvo Mazda-Dealer K X400 Was s 1495 00 Now 11250o Close Out On 1975 Motocross Suit $ $1.19 contestant. Dorothy Wright scored an impressive victory in the area of Extemporaneous Interpretation of Poetry. In this category, each round requires the contestant to interpret a poem, or series of poems, and write an appropriate introduction and transla- tion with only 30 minutes preparation. Ms. Wright had to prepare four separate and different programs. Judy Ditlow and Brenda Henthorn took the third first place for Glenville at Kent with their Drama Due presentation of a cuttin gfrom Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit". This was also a first for GSC in this category. Placing sixth were Ms. Henthorn and Barb Stemple with their duo presentation of "The Bad Seed". Mark Hickman placed third in Persuasive Speaking for the fourth individual trophy. Judy Ditlow placed fourth in Informative Speaking .nd Barb Stemple placed fifth in Prose Interpretation. I JIM minim. II 1710 14th ST., II PARKERSBURG oal00 $2895* 42 highway 32 °''' - city Cotton B roadcloth Wash and Wear 1.00 yd. U.S. Rt. 33 At Pickle Street, 2 miles E. of Linn, 3 • Alum Bridge Mrs. Lois Summers,