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2 The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder April 2. 1976 ""'" The right to v0te...a privilege by Chuck Cavallo Secretary of State James McCartney stated in his address at the Bicentennial Lincoln Day Dinner, " is not only a right, it is a privilege." How true this is. The right to vote is one thing, but to be able to vote for whomever one chooses is a privilege. Many countries boast of their electoral system. You can vote for whoever is running, as long as that person is a member of the party in power, In the United States, we rarely realize the real freedom, the real power our votes have. To be able to choose several parties and a host of candidates must be our most guarded freedom. Imagine for a moment how this country would be if the only party was the Democratic party! Or the Republican party. Imagine if the only person you could vote for, for oresident, was Ronald Reagan...or Gerald Ford.., Carter... or George Wallace. that make your vote? It would! useless, merely a pacifier. Voting enables every United States to be hearCL Register and vote. Democrat, Republican whatever, the right to is our most highly privilege. Persecutions increase against religious sect in Africa Sitting Ducks Religious persecution has been a part of history for centuries. From the very day man began to worship God, any god, he has been reprimanded, ridiculed and persecu- ted by those bold enough who believed differently. Only in the past few decades, when the human race (in general) began to look on its members as equal, with each individuals having certain guaranteed rights, has persecution for religious belief been som0what banned. Some people haven't yet come to realize the true wrongnss and utter insaneness of religious persecution in this modern age. Such is the case of persecutions being carried out by the Malawi government in Africa against the Jehovah's Witness. In this most recent case, the primary reason for the persecution is the refusal, on the part of Jehovah's Witnesses, to become members ofthe only existing party CALENDAR OF EVENTS in the African republic, the Malawi Congress Party. By reason of theri interpretation of a verse from John 17:16 " no part of this world," this religious community has chosen to remain politically neutral. This concept also springs from the belief that Jesus Christ was politically neutral. Unfortunately, not being a member of the Malawi Congress Party means no food, water or shelter or protection in most cases. In the first place, having to be a member of a political party only to receive life's necessities is ridiculous if not completely inhuman. Even the modern communist parties don't require member- ship simple for survival. Secondly, though forcing a whole country to belong to one party may have its advantages, the government may have the 'numbers' on the books but not in real support. For the past several have been documented by ment and news media atrocities being carried Jehovah's Witnesses in ment, rape, murder and uncommon these days reports. It has been reported tires of Jehovah's Witness the Malawi Government for to explain their stand. No been given nor has, any been allowed to represent the government. The details of to the imagination of the enough to know this is But should it be? Moreover Americans, firm believers back and allow it to The local chapter of the Disabled Veterans will meet Thursday April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall. There will be a Ramp Dinner at 4 p.m.. Saturday, April 10 at the Cedarville Community Club. The Democrat Womens Club will hold a business meeting Saturday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall. All members are urged to attend. There will be a square dance sponsored by the Trey Alumni Assoeiatie at tim Trey school on Saturday, April 3 beginning at 8 . p.m. Extension Homemakers County Council will meet in the Courthouse Annex on Tuesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. ; There will be a Revival meeting starting April 4 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Elder Charles Fisher, Pastor. Everyone welcome. There will be a Revival beginning Friday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gospel Mission, Wabash Avenue. Sand Fork, Rev. Ernest Humphrey is the evangelist. Everyone welcome. Beginning Sunday, April 4 at 3 p.m. and continuing every Sunday thereafter, there will be Irish and Scottish Square Dancing at the Gllmer County Center for the Performing Arts, located in the Woodshed Building, Glenville. There is a small admission charge. The Glenvllle Jaycees will meet Monday, April 5 at 7:0 p.m. in the Conrad Restaurant. The annual meeting of the Gilmer County Community action Association will be held at the Gflmer County Senior Citizens Center Monday, April 5 at 7:30 pm. Public is invited. April 28 - The Glenvllle Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at 7 o'clock in the Wesley Building for election of officers and a program on "Creativity." APRIL April 4- free educational film "School Without Failure" to be shown at 2:30 in 16L [old Language Lab] of the Robert F. Kldd Library. Public invited. The Plauger Family will be appearing at Stout Chapel on Hyers Run Saturday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. There will be sining at the association building at White Pine every third Saturday night starting at 7:30. Everyone welcome. No charge. Burke renews efforts to rid state of malt|flora rose Delegate Billy B. Burke. chairman of the House Finance Committee, has renewed his efforts to secure additional aid for the eradication of multi-flora rose ir West Virginia. Delegate Burke was successful in "mtr_oducing and coordinatin the passage of a state law naming multi-flora rose a noxious weed, which wa necessary to allow eradication of the plant. To date. $650,000 of state and federal funds has been appropriated to eradicate the multi-flora rose. Pubflahed Every Frida By GILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING, INC. At 109 E. Main St. Olenville, WV 26381 Phone 4-7309 Second-Class postage paid at Glenvtlle and at additional mailing offices Subscription price $5.50 tax included in Gilmer County; other Wast Virginia residents $6.00 tax included. Out of ststo subscriptions $7.00. Cannot accept subscriptions, for less than 6 months. (ALL PRICES EFFECTIVE FEB. 1st, 1976.) ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRESIDENT/PUBLIsHER CHUCK CAVALLO EDITOR JOAN LAYNE OFFICE MANAGER Dear Readers, On March 20, 1976, the Glenville State College Baseball Team embarked on a southern tour which began in Newberry, South Carolina. We continued to Charleston, S.C., Boiling Springs, North Carolina, and Misenheimer, N.C., and ended in Charleston, WV on March 27. The money used to Finance the trip came from local merchants, individual donations, work by the players, and raffle donations. The college supplied the 22 persons involved with a van, a station wagon, and a car. Gasoline was also provided for by the college. Each We were beaten by all the teams we played but indicative of our players ability to play in the WVIAC. mention was made about the games. Everywhere we represented. Everyone invited us back because of conduct, good manners, and consideration of others. participated shewed the people in the south that people. The schools provided lodging and food in person was asked to take $20 for his own entertainment. We established that may play some other schools or go back to the ones we from Saturday, March 20, to Saturday, March 27, that the trip, not includig .... either case, the trip will help improve baseball at transportation would cost around Seek We were wrong., This trip cost us Southern Tour is also anothe reel point in approximately $500 with about $250 lft over to begin next year's trip. It ito those people who helped make this trip possible that I, on behalf of my team and staff, wish to express our thanks for letting this experience take place. The purpose of this trip was to allow our young athletes to work out and play ball in order to gain experience in game competition. I used the games as a learning situation for myself and my players. We found some players who really excelled in game competition. The trip was very exhausting as we had seven sore arms by Wednesday. With only 16 eligible players, we moved all of our players around to see who played best where. The scores did not mean ' much to me because we were primarily concerned with using the spring break as a preliminary warm-up for the regular season. atlete o mlroll into a college I friendly community and the high academic excellence I fell that everyone enjoyed the trip, learned the field, met new people, and grew from a bunch of boys young men. This trip was possible only as a team effort and the community. It is through this coordination of Again, I would like to thank everyone for allowing this hope that we may always represent the people of College of Glenville in the best manner possible. Dear Editor, There are those that say laws are made to protect us from ourselves and from others. We do not doubt the intent of the laws now governing interstate highways but we do doubt sound judgment. At the cost to taxpayers of more money in most cases than we can imagine...interstate highway6 are constructed to enable us to travel from point to point via the shortest distance and/or the shortest length of time. Thus the current speed limits on interstate highways are for the most part defeating the purpose. We have always been dubious about the ga6 shortage which those that defend the current rate of speed will certainly raise as a number one reason. We think further that it is dangerous to travel at ] built for high speed wear. What is left to cope with is a doing his job. If you are or have been an offender you might agree what your reasoning or thinking on the subject is on's your turn to stop. They're doing their jobs. I think that it is time we revised the speed limits Even "talk" of the gas shortage has leveled off in the five miles an hour on a super road is like putting a ldddi0 ps Tis the season to be giving Tis the season to be-giving and giving and giving. Wouldn't it be nice to see something really tangible for that which we donate. There is one thing, though it is hoped that you never have need of it. What is this mysterious gift? It's blood. Your donation to the American Red Cross of money, volunteer service, and some of your own blood occasionally, helps!, Life giving blood for your family, your neighbors, in fact for all citizens of Gilmer County in the event a need occurs. If we didn't have this valuable service provided by unselfish people like you, we would have to pay upwards to $50.00 a pint. For life, though, we would pay any price to helpeur loved ones and ourselves wouldn't we? Blood is not the only service the Red Cross offers. At any hour day or nigbt, you can contact a military service person anywhere in the world in the event of s crisis, a death in the family, marital or family difficulties at home, or the happy occasion of a new birth. Glenville's Red Cross chapter's telephone number is 462-7490, where a parent, husband or wife of a military person can call to receive help. Another of the many services which the Red Cross provides is Disaster Relief Service. Your Red Cross Chapter in Glenville is set up to handle any calamity or disaster that might befall you or the town. God forbid that it should ever happen, but it has happened before, witness the great 1967 flood. The Red Cross was there. ADVr,,rnSEMWr Notice to Contractors Sealed bids for all work in connection with sRenovation of Campus Electrical Distribution ystem at Glonville State College will be received by the West Virginia Board of Regents until 2:00 P.M.. LPT. April 8. 1976 at its office. 1316 Charleston National Plaza, Charleston, West Virginia. at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The successful bidder, or bidders, will be quired to furnish a satisfactory Performance ed and labor and material payment bond in the amount elf the contract price, certificate of comprehensive eneral liability insurance. certificate of comprehensive automobile liability insurance, and certificate of workmen's compensation insurance. Each bidder must be licensed to do business in the State of Wet Virginia and must show his Federal Employees Identification Number on his bid. Drawings. specifications and cohtract documents may be examined at the office of the Chief Staff Engineer. West Virginia Board of Regents. 1316 Charleston National Plaza, Charleston. West Virginia: the office of the Business ManaFer, Glenvilla State College. Glenville. West Virginia: the Dodge Plan R)m I007-A Bridge Road, Charleston. West Virginia: and at the office uf Alfred iiublitzell anti Associates. Architects, 205 Masonic Temple Building. CharlestOn. West Virginia. Bidding documents, drawings anti specifics- tiuns may bi obtained by depositing Ten Dollars ($10.00) with Alfred Hoblitzell & Aociates. Architects. for each set of dmuments st) abtainml. The deposit will im returfa.,d te each actual ht(ld(er whn returns |h#. d(I' gefll('lll, ill (u,r In the next couple of weeks a volunteer will call on you at home or office. Please give generously, for this organization is one that you and your family can benefit from. Who needs the Red Cross? You and I Do. condition, within ten (I0) days of the date for receipt of bids. Deposits will be refunded if documents are returned in good condition: otherwise deductions will be made in an amount not to exceed the cost of reproduction. All documents must be returned within thirty {30) days after receipt of bids. A certified check or bank draft in the amount of Five Percent {5o/ol of the total amount of the bid, payable to the West Virginia Board of Regents. shall be submitted with each bid: or a satisfactory bid bond furnished b a solvent surety company authorized to do business in the State of West Virginia in an amount equal to Five Percent [5%) of the bid may be furnished in lieu of certified check or bank draft. ' After the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids, no bid may be withdrawn for a period of 30 days. Tbe certified check, bank draft, or bid bond shall be forfeited to the West Virginia Board of Regents as a measure of liquidated damages should the bidder fail or refuse to execute the contract within 10 days after written notification from the Board of Regents of the acceptance of his bid. The bid bond or check of tl. unsuccessful bidders will be returned when an award is made: thai of the successful bidder will be returned when the c(mlracl and the born| are approved. Attenti.n of bidders is particularly called te lh,.' requirements as t. (:Oll(|i|il|ns of t*n|ph)vmenl io he i)hfiervtd ;lad aliniFiium '.';|t! F;I|IS |0 bit l)aill tJndqr lhi c()nlr;Ict. 'i'ha W,l Virinm ih);)rd Iff R*,mHs rc?rv, the right lo rfiec| azv .r all hid and 1. waivv a.v inhwnndilies m 11., bidding. 'l'ht W+sl Virgini;, Board'of re:ents March 18. ItlTll l]V: ()kov [.. i)aHeson 3-25-2h' [ IRS extends for toll frl I: tj "lorn'L!l a//J/o toll-free telephO available on sel last three weed period, d The purpose to supplement no (8:30 to 4.45 Moa: by offering assi who .are unable  the hours of th workweek. Beginning toll-free 7 p.m. on the March 29, April 12, Wednesday, 15. offered from 3, and SaturdaY, telephone go00" - 18o h ca gdk