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6 The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder March 27, 1975 It's a tall man's world One of these days Americans won't have to ask. "Hey, Stretch, how's the weather up there?" They'll all be up there with hiq . and can check for themselves, That's the view, perhaps stretched a bit, that scientists are taking after studying the height of people "one generation after the next. Following the tatest round of measuring, it appears that more than over it's a tall man's world and getting more so all the time, the National Geographic Society says. In the last two generations. Americans have grown 1 inches, and now at an average height of 5 feet 8.2 inches they continue to be the world' t est people except for the Watusi arm Dinkas in East Africa, Tape Measure Truths Europeans have grown that much. IV, inches, in a much shorter time. ]apanese junior high school children are 2 to 21/2 inches taller than youngsters there were ten years ago. Bigger classroom desks now are a nationwide necessity. Around the world, men with tape measures have noticed the same thing: almost everybody is growing taller. Why, however, is not so obvious. Nutritionists say it is because most people are eating better than ever. especially more protein and vitamins. With Americans, another factor may be that they are supposed to be the world's most overfed. Health care generally is better than ever, say doctors. A genetics experts talks about a melting pot effect. He says Americans' average height seems to have begun inching upward following the floods of immigrants in the last century. The most primitive people accord- ing to their fossilized bones, may have been about 3 feet high. Historians say Christ was less than 5 feet. If their shining armor is proof, knights were only about 5 feet in their spurs, and a Minuteman in the American Revolution was about 5 feet 4. American doughboys of World War I averaged 5 feet 7-~/~ inches, GI's in World War II wore around 5 feet 8V2 conle to us leosoll 5 : If the IRS should call you in for an audit. H & R will with you. at no additional cost. Not as a legal representatfve. , . but we answer all questions about how your taxes were prepared. THE INCOME TAX PEOPL'E GASSAWAY 518 Elk St. 364-8291 Open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays. 9-5 Sat. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY GLENVILLE 30 E. Main St. 462-7784 inches, and Viet Nam vets averaged 5 feet 8-9110 inches. Goliath in at Center Towering Americans are most noticeable on basketball courts. There are 20 college players over 7 feet, and five in the National Basketball Association, including7-foot-2-inch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Before David flattened him, Goliath stood 9 feet 6tA inches or 6 feet 10, depending on how scholars read the Old Testament. The tallest American. Robert Wadlow, was 8 feet 11.1 when he died at age 22. There may be at least one advantage to being tall. Some companies tend to hire tail men, apparently impressed largely by their size, despite equal or better qualifications or smaller job candidates. None of this apparently goes to their heads. They may be taller, but their average hat size is still 7-1/8. Americans may be nearing their ceiling of growth, but some nutritionists think food technology could put six more inches on another generation. The sky is not the limit. If a Gulliver-like giant grew close to 40 feet tall he would have to start taking life sitting down. Otherwise, calcuianng his weight and the strength of human bone material, he would break his leg every time he took a step. WILLS Guy F. Bailey, Unn, WV, deceased. Filed March 14, 1975. FIDUCIARIES Alpha Spurgeon estate, Hayward C. Spurgeon, Administrator. Final settlement. Halite James, deceased. Helen M. Woodford, Executrix of the Will. Final settlement. Dessie Vasbinder, estate. Jane V. Riggs. Administrator. Final settlement. Freda B. Burke, deceased. Ronald Burke, Executor of the Will. Final settlement. Robert G. Starkey, Clark R. James Sheriff of Gilmer County, Committee for Robert G. Starkey. Final settlement. Hayward L. Hefner, d~eased. Glenna Hefner, Executrix of the Will. Final settlement. Josie Rogers, deceased. Laura B. Keith, Executrix of the Will. Final settlement. WiBa Jane Massey qualified as Administratrix of the Estate of Willie Cecil Cooper, deceased. Pauline Edwards qualified as Admini- stratrix of the Estate of John Edwards. Ethel G. Gum qualified as Executrix of the Will of E. Kemp Gum, deceased. =MARRIAGE Roger Lloyd Gerwig, 21, Gassaway, WV to Wilda Jo Mohr, 18, Gesseway, WV. DEEDS Harry E. Radcliff to Harry E. Radcliff and Dorothy L. Radcliff, tract, Grass Run I I IIII i I I I t I I I |immie & Earl Fitzwater Hair Styling & Reg. Hair Cutting Closed on Mondays 462-9942 II II II I I I RT. 33-119 PH NE Many Units to Choose From 12" Wide - 14" Wide Many Homes With Expando Rooms Double Wides on Display Service-Parts-Awnings-Under Pinnings unty Clerk's news Glenville District, Gilmer County, VVV. Sandra M. Bennett Shurnan to Douglas Lynn and Sandra May Shuman, lot, Collins Addition, Glenville, Gilmer County, WV. Glen and Maxie Kuhl and Minnie Garrett to Herbert Thomas Martin, lot, Crooked Run, Center District, Gilmer County, WV. Boyd and Nell Clowser to Janice P, Neal, lot, Cedarville, Center District, Gilmer County, WV. Jerry B. and Janet Allen to Thomas McPherson, Cecil Reaser and Farmers Home Administration, lot, Siteer Creek, Center District, Gilmer County, WV Margorie Wesson Francis to James Paul Gearv, et at, lots, Grass Run, Gilmer County, VVV, J.W. Perrill to Linda S. Adkins, lot, Sand /!\, Garnett and Man.cROSS Morris and E.A. Bro~ is r and gas, lot, Crooked F~d juicy Gitmer County, VVV ~e lettuce F/o~sie Thompson tg~nt for c lot, Steer Creek, Cen ! hel County, WV. ~d-morr~ UKC coon show winner R.D. and Muriel G~ and Clara Louise Keml:~,l~t,i, food Troy District, Gilme, Brooks and Beryle T~ILuP as y, and Florence C Hatton,~ und Creek, Troy District, Gi~eoifpu.. tt He,en Irene and VVal~qo, mcid, Judith Kay Clemons, 2~m~cl c o AdOition, Glenville Gilr~l! # f, sort 'ol in bit At studq First prize winner in Best of Breed class, nine months old W~ puppy owned by Larry Brown of Burnsville. Results of U?KC c~ Rh0(] Recreation Center last Saturdy were not available by pr~ MFGRS. SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE $9'85 GAL YOUR PRICE on EVERY GAL. Of UJALL CHARm t pra 1.00 mlflUS REBATE $.50 gAL. TOTAL PRICE $64 , super-wash Buy 2 .3 1.50 1975.