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Page 2A --- Thursday, Mar. 25, 2004 -- The Glenville I)emocrat/Pathfindel" n PRESERVATIONIST- Robert Fred Radabuagh received a West Virginia History Hero Award in the West V rginia State Theater at the Cultural Center in Charleston on Jan. 29, 2004. Pictured here with Radabaugh I I I II and h s w fe, Willadean (second from right), are Del. Brent Boggs (Dem.-34th District) (far left) and Nancy I I p. Herholdt (far right), Commiss oner of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. I I Photographw Exhibit explores toxw waste ! md Japanese-Amerwan relocatwn camp sites .... debut in Widen, where he won the top prize in a local talent competition. Samples is profiled in the spring Pictures lie " Havashi has documented both the their businesses, their communities, 2004 issue of GOLDENSEAL magazine, now on sale. dI w * 'J " and relocated m often barren, remote val grow rote one of the premier old That s what Masumi Hayashi told a places and the responses of some of _ _ ....... e ! • " " • * * ar as o the American West to walt latestmmodernconven]ences, hewas gradu,atestude, ntl, na1992mtervtew, thelrformermhab,tants. Reluctantto ........... V1"llgl1"ll'll fl AIAIITI / lPl l' lrJlI l t . I711P llgl P. But, itsinthe lie that Hb.yashi finds s,eak about their experiences for de- outwortawar t. • lrr 4, • the approach to her photographic col- ca ies, Japanese Americans of. Hayashi !ilustrates the remnants of .,* . • T t r'v • * , , the camp s tes and the dwarfing, be lages of toxic waste sites and the Hayashis parents generation have - teamrea In IdrOLlll l₯ i zalL ,5 slTrme lgsue remains of Japanese American reid- - ,, u ca on camps. ........... Many consider Mack Samples of things to achieve success in them. cians Lester and Linda McCumbers, rairmont tate wm nest an exnm t DucktobeaWestVirginiainstitution Clearly, whatever his intention, and a story, on the Wetzel Republican called "H sto and Memo Photo . .. ry .. - for his musicianship, and for his ef- Samples has earned every honor that newspaper during the 1940's. graphic t econs rucuons n[ asum l I forts to promote traditional music and has come his way. GOLDENSEAL is West Virginia's Ha ashi"fromMarch2throu hApril ........ Y g . dance in the state. His life and many Also in th s ssue of GOLD- magazine of tradmonal hfe and 2 m the Brooks Gallery on the fourtla • accomolishments are the subject of a ENSEAL is an article about the tragis published quarterly bv the West Vir- floor of Waliman Hall. feature article in the spring issue of Weirton bus crash of 1951, a profile ginia Divison of Culture and History Thisd s unction between the beauty • " ;J " GOLDENSEAL macazine, on saleof Calhoun County traditional musi- in Charleston. of a particular site and often toxic - ,, • • • • . . March 10. T tled A Neat Way to ordcvestat,ngusetsthefoundat, oof " [ Crttical meeting to be at Moose Lodge on the photographer's work. In the late I - _ __..,,,mini S" , le's,-'ancl-'writt-e-n"l y"GO"L-l)'- 14,-,;,-, .... :It... -, r, _ __ "r't. .... 1980s, Hayashx was completing a se ,- - ENSEAL editor John Lilly, the article .... riesonpost-industrialsitesandbe-I examines Samt)lesslife-lon loveof At r:30p.m, onthisThurs.,Mar. 25, theGlenvitleMooseLodgewillhold came intrigued by old prisons and m,, icandr, erformino hismanvvears a ery crucml meeung m order to determine the fraternal group's future. toxic waste sites designated for EPA p°resident 'ofthe West VirginiaState _"I hear that one of the membe will make a motion to close the Lodge ctean-up, ne mea me waste s tes I '-oL I r:,nk Festival his career as an educa- cause our nnancial condition, ' states Governor Dick Harrison. came after she read a newspaper ar- I ,'-r'andcolle eadministrator andhis Continuing, he affirms, "As a new Lodge, we admit that financial problems ticle regarding a quarry outside Cleve- a' ,horshin ofseveral books with West do arise, but we've always worked through them in the past." land, Ohio, that for two ,years had - - " .- "" . "- " [ /']rginia hemes Accordingtoatelephonemessagetoallofthemembers, ifa member doesn't become a depository for pickle li- - - o,,- " [ Mack Samnle's was born in 1939 show up for this meeting, he will be counted as a vote against the Lodge, when quor," a combination of sulfuric and • ] near the now-defunct town of Corton the issue comes up for a vote. "We need to get as many members out as possible hydrochloric acids, dumped by the . i'-. .. [ Clay County where enerations of forthismeetingbecausewecouldbeinjeopardyoflosingthisLodgeifthevote LTV Steel Company of Elyria, Ohio, '."" • n have lived or 200 years goes against us." between 1950 and 1969 The-waste ........ ' ..... . .... re,,. [ Samples developed an early de of was seepmgmtomenearnyumcK lhfethrou h I JIMMY C GREGOR$1 7er "arHtiH -aY eaSthi SwU :r e eoca:t o°nr FSC ART SHOW_ A photo-collage by Masum, Hayashi she.the Gi!a When visiting the site, Hayashi River Relcoation Camp at Dog Grave, Arizona in 199'3 ............ :' " I .... crawled through a hole in the sur- " Although Samples's family had the [ IL tdlllUIC, I'i:lt IUI" . 111 1-111 rounding fence to shoot the scene, beguntorecalltheirtimeinthecamps, wildering beauty of the still-empy I -rT , " • • • The result was what appeared to be a recordingtheirlivesfortheirchildren landscape, the not-so-temporary drawn to the more old-fashioned I Honest * oeDenaalale ...... lifest le he wime sea at his and ar . pristine rock quarry surrounded by and thenr chddren s children,homes of the Japanese American in- Y gr P " J • r • .... the reds and yellows of fall foliage, "It was at my father's funeral that I terns ents home. I uaro- worKln the blue sky reflected vibrantly in the talked with my cousin (who had) vis- "Tiae imnact of the ima ,es is haunt- After service in the Navy, Samples ] .-, ,. • . ,r.., , _~-, _ ~ ....... ,, " ° duated from Glenvdle State Col t.,analaate [or me eo le el tJnmer Lounty water. The artist wanted to capture, ited Gila and told me where it was, in , overrmwerin , even majestic in gra " " I people el tJllmer t..oumy the irony of the beauty of the scene Hayashi says. "It was a very strange ef ect,"sai-r(IMari J. Hollin er, Cu. legeandtookateachingjobin South and its deadly effect: the water is feeling to actually find elements of ratoroftheBrooksGallery."Thescale C.ar01ina. However, like many West Plddforb 'thee dJdate poisonous and the fish in the fiver the camp. I think I did a little prayer brings the viewer into the experience Vnrginians, Mack wanted to return to f • his home state, so he accepted the hay•mutated. , because l wanted to leave something in a way few photographers have been ......... ..... | f A[ i V L:\ ,x | "Iwantedthecolors, 'Hayashisays. formy family, my own ritual with the able to do." posmon orreg swar at tatenvme 5tat• u m u I wanted it to look radiated. 'land. Hayashi is Professor of Photogra College, a poslauon he held for the I ] Arizona, Hayashi (who has no direct" camps, which help the viewer to un- by callin (304) 367-4300 or (304) became ill," Sampi tookoveras pres,- I '.. ltqA ?Pl/'12 f #14/ I memory of the camp herself) has set derstand the violence of the family 367-4219 .Admissionisfreeandonen dent, a position he held until 1994. | t../- v v- J, vv j- vv/jp, | herself the task of hoto ra hin v " vi " " '-- His tenure as resident saw the festi- - ' ": p g p g upheavals and de astatton s ted to the public. . P - | | former camp sites now reduced to upon the Japanese American families " " - [ I-, .,.-, ,,.4 i-. t-, | Scant remains. Like an archeologist, who were tipped from their homes, time music and dance events in the ] | state. I ~. 1]I~.."~ I • . After his retirement, Samples stayed / " ~L~. .... Republican Attorney General busy playing in the Samples Brothers | ...on select n-stock " [ • • " Bancl with his brothers, Ted and Roger Necklaces, Rin S I . Candidate, Hiram Lewis, [ g ~" SalethroughMarch. I * calling, bringing togethe the music, [ Old I=: rrinac '.’ g / I.,,41 IU II,.U//II I ~P/ ""~ I t=a s on Wlct raw 1o l esl n rhythm, and spirit on the dance floor. . ~ • May not be as pictured. • through his patter, and is an accom- / ' i i Th Re li candi plished square, ballroom and swing | \ i i / e pub can date for At- Lewis scoffed at the notion that amounts to cam ai nadvertisingp g • ....... aaneer . amnlesr___ token hv ____ ...................., al A• torney General recently called on taxpayers are not being harmed by "If Darrell McGraw wants to run Drise with this 2003 Vandalia Award, | DarrellMcGraw to resign in the wake McGraw's self-promotion, ads and silly radio jingles promoting [he state's highest folklife honor He | tj tJ of revelations that McGraw's spend- "The excuse that this money comes his name, he should spend campaign sa('s "i didn' t start out to do tl ose / 144 Main St., Spencer 927-1620. 4=n 9-5° Sat 9-noon • • . t i, i J ' [ I ' . . i I mg on self-promoUon conUnues tofrom corporations that have lost law- money to do it, said Lewis. Its a suits is no excuse at all," said Lewis. "McGraw's office says it's not state money. Well, Mr. Attorney General, it's not your money either." Lewis called on the Legislative Commission on Special Investigations to open a probe of McGraw's spend- ing, saying it was blatantly unfair for settlement money to be used for what rise. "Our Attorney General has spent nearly a million dollars with one Charleston advertising firm in just the last five months," said Hiram Lewis, referring to a March 9 story in the Charleston Daily Mail 'Tle has vio- lated the rest of the people he is sup- posed to be protecting•" • :•". " • • : • • • • ",• = i,';.. • • • " • :i •=•• ..i-• • i!:i ... The Glenv le Democrat ::: :-::i ..... :~:/-::::::: : , .Publis~by:Corcoraa'Newspa~: ........ :~.:: i::::: : he" itllle .... -. :•. iL :.? • •?: blatant abuse of public money to pro- mote himself with settlement funds." Lewis, 33, of Morgantown, served in 2002 as minority counsel in the state Senate, and was a candidate for the U.S. Senate that same year. He recently returned from Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 111th Engineer Corps. Rentschler to sign book Robert Rentschler, author of Four Steps from the Sycamore, will appear at Gilmer County Public Library on Friday, April 2 for book signing of his new novel. This is in conjunction with the library's book sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. On Sunday, April 18, he will be at the Calhoun County Public Library at 2 p.m. On both occasions, his new Editor's Choice book will be available for sale. It is also avaliable locally at Town• Book Store and G/B Drug- store in Grantsville, or at Amazor com. Dr. Rentschler is director of Cal- houn-Gilmer Career Center. 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