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12 The Glenvtlle Democrat/Pathfinder April 10, 1975 i At ham, bacon and egg show Col. Rebel, Butcher is not just a local legend, he's been one of the leading auctioneers at the ~innual FFA Ham, Bacon and Egg Show in Charleston for nearly 15 years. '~ii~~ At the last show and sale, held at the Daniel Boone hotel, Butcher presided over the record $11,977 sale of the grand champion 141/2 pound ham to Jack Catalano, owner of Central Distributing Co. Catalano paid $826 a pound for the prize ham. How's that for inflation? The previous record sale was ; claimed by Kentucky last year during tta state fair when a ham was sold for $500 a pound. Other prices paid for auctioned items were $1,830 by Shoney's for the reserve champion ham. $1,005 for grand champion eggs by James Produce Co., $825 for reserve grand champion eggs by Shoney's, $2,763.75 by Kroger Co. for the grand champion bacon, and $732 for the reserve bacon by Shoney's The whole idea of the show, according to the Colonel, is to support I~A youngsters who raise and prepare their own ham, bacon and eggs. It's been going on for 32 years and prices get higher each show. Needless to say, the auctioneer puts most of his effort into getting the highest price out of the wealthy bidders. State records can be set in each category every year and Ibatchar loves to set them. "I predict," Butcher entoned. "that within the next two years the winning sale price for ham is going to be $1,000 a pound." The winninu items are Judged vrior to the auction. For example, the prize hams and bacon are determined by the way they're cut, aged. smoked, and trimmed. They're checked for spoilage, layers of fat and color, too. The selection process for winning eggs is just as rigorous. Byrl Law, owner of the Smoke House on Rt. 33/119 near Glenville and GSC science instructor, has served as a judge at the Charleston Show and Sale for many years. Of course, the real show begins when Col. Butcher addresses the crowd with an introductory "sales pitch." "This is a big thing." Butcher emphasized, "and you've got to start off the auction with a rousing plea and pitch to get people warmed up to the excitement of the sale. I usually start off with a warm crowd greeting and give a background talk about the show and the many exhibitors who are aiming for prizes." It's no accident that Butcher has been invited to lead off the big sale year after year. His oratorical prowess is phenomenal. Soon, the bidding gets underway and, with help from three celebrity "ringmen" - bid-catchers-Butcher is off and running to set record prices in every category. them are wealthy restaurateurs aod "'Some el those ring men rc.il~ ~;L food distributors. His skill is in the crowd to a fever bid(iin~ pit(:h," prodding them to keep the bids high, said Butcher. "'Why, one of m,~ best mainly by appealing to their pride and ringmen just gets to yelling and slidifig showmanship, around the floor, skidding to a stop and And. after ths show is over. the yelling bids to me, that I can hardly Colonel does not return empty-handed, keep up. It's a real challenge for me to No sir. keep up with my cheerleading ring "'In spite of the record men." championship prices, there are always One of the aspects of the bidding excellent bargains in the prime, choice match is for the auctioneer to appeal to and good cateories." said Butcher, the crowd for ever-increasing bids. smiling. Butcher knows his audience. Many at Multiflora rose at crisis stage The multiflora rose sounds couht bring ecological disaster to the innocent enough, but state Agriculture Mountain State. Commissioner Gus R. Douglass says it's "Its the only thing we have found a pest of crisis proportions that must that will control multiflora rose and we be combatted with a controversialwant to show that this chemical can be herbicide once used to defoliate used commercially, if applied Vietnam jungles, carefully," Douglas said. The sprawling plants which The Post repoet quoted environ- threaten to engulf pastureland were mentalists as saying Picloram is so introduced to the state about 20 years dangerous that "the Department of ago. Douglass" department is planning Defense is committed to never using it an attempt to eradicate it with the again in war." herbicide Tordon 10K with the help of Douglas pointed out that his a federal grant, department has already experimented "The government promoted them with Tordon IOK, manufactured by as natural, living fences," Douglass Dew Chemical Co. and distributed in said Monday. "But they got out of hand the state by Southern States when the birds began to scatter the Cooperative. seed and now thousands of acres of Douglass said it does not leach pastureland are overgrown. Multiflora into streams and is not toxic to man. rose grows so thick even a deer can't beast or grass, but does kill broadleaf get through it. plants and conifers. "Maybe a rabbit could, but not "We used it in 1972 and 1973," he livestock." said. "but the environmentalists got in Douglass discounted a Washington before we could finish gathering our Post report which said the herbicide data. We had enough indications it Picloram, contained in Tordon IOK. does not leach, however, that we were BOARD OF EDUCATION LEVY ESTIMATE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, COUNTY OF GILMER, to-wit: At a Regular Session af the Board of Education of Gilmer County, held at the regular meeting place thereof on the 24th day of March, 1975. Present: Robert Miller, President of said Board of Education, and Janet Deal, Gideon Ellyson, James McCartney, and Myrtle Roberts, Members. In accordance with Section 12, Article 8, Chapter 11, of the West Virginia Code, as amended, the Board proceeded m make M estimate of the amounts necessary to be raised by a levy of time6 for the current fiscal year, and doth determine and estimate the several amounts m be as follows: SCHOOL CURRENT-ESTIMATED RECEIPTS Insurance and Judgments ..... 15500,00 Rental of Land and Buildings ................. 8,400.00 _TOTAL FIXED CHARGES ................ $ 88,900.00 FOOD SERVICES: Contracted Services ........................ $ 8,000.00 TOTAL FOOD SERVICES ................ $ 8,000.00 STUDENT- BODY-ACTIVITIES Salaries ................................... $ 800.00 TOTAL STUDENT-BODY ACTIVITIES ....$ 800.00 COMMUNITY SERVICES: 4-H Club .................................. $ 4,600.00 TOTAL COMMUNITY SERVICES ........ $ 4,600.00 Meaumeats & Markers Display Yard at Graatsvffle W. Vo. 354.6162 GCVFD emergency rescue vehicle after paint iob. Truck can't be missed in new lime yellow coat. able to get an experimental permit to experiments into o continue using Tordon 1OK on a even it drys up. He said bigger scale than before." applications from The Environmental Protection who may participate' Agency, which has granted some funds class on proper use for the project, permits the use of "We'll be Tordon 1OK on western grazing lands pounds of Tordon t0](I but has prohibited it in such hilly said. states as West Virginia because of weather and runoff patterns. He said only a Douglas said he plans to put the is needed to kill the Named Junior Cattleman of Gary Bush. 17. honored recently as an all-league footballer for Gilmer County H.S. was named outstanding iunior cattleman for 1974 last week by the West Virginia Cattlemen's Association. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Bush of Cox's Mills. The state-wide honor was present- Group ZODIAC needs guitar player and rhythm player. Possibly drummer. Call 354-7238. ed April 2 at the Ag~_ m the l'l~ Cierk Banquet dur" g ~'e'" tel; c ta;i fi:: ki::n 7 0~4~ ):~ The young farmer crossbred yearling heifers and steers. These cattle Virginia gram. Cooperation has helped replacement heifers gaining, low grade (1) The amount due end the amount that will become due end collectible during the current fiscal year EXCEPT FROM THE LEVY OF TAXES m be made for the year. IEstJmated Beginning Balance (Including Balancein Sinking Fund) .......... $ ~.050.00 T~ation and Appropria~ Received (Other than net tax collectionsl .............. 4,000.00 Other Revenue from Local Sources .............. 1,500.50 State Funds ................................... 955,05Z00 Federal Funds Received Through State ........... 5,000.00 Non-Revenue Receipts ......................... 1,600.00 Claadng Accounts ............................ 153,200.00 Total Estimated Receipts Exclusive of Current~roperty Taxes .......... $1,166,402.00 SCHOOL CURRENT--ESTIMATED DISBURSEMENTS ADMINISTRATION: S~| ................................... $ 49|000.00 Contracted Services ........................ 3,000.00 Other Current Expense ...................... 15,000.00 TOTAL ADMINISTRATION. : ............ $ 67,000.00 INSTRUCTION: Salaries: ................ $ 72,500.00 Principals .................. Consultants or Supervisors ................... 7,000.00 Teachers .................................. 637,000.00 Other Professional Instructional Staff: ......... 25,000,00 Secretaflal and C~l ...................... 18,400,00 Other Salaries Non-Professional .............. 12,000.00 Total Salaries .......................... $771,900.50 Other Current Expense: ................ $ 1,500.00 Textbooks ................. School Libraries Et Audi~al Materials ....... 6,400.00 Teaching Supplies .......................... 10,000.00 Other Expenses ............................ 14,000.00 Total Other Current Expense ............. $ 31,900.00 TOTAL INSTRUCTION .................. $803,800.00 ATTENDANCE SERVICES: - Salaries ................................... $ 5.200.00 Other Expense ............................. 500.00 TOTAL ATTENDANCE SERVICES ....... $ 5,700.00 HEALTH SERVICES: Contracted Services ...................... :.6,500.50 Other Current Expense...................... 200.00 TOTAL HEALTH SERVICES ............. $ 6,700.00 PUPIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: Salaries ................................... $105,700,00 Replacements of Vehicles .................... 26.258.00 Pupil Transportation Insurance ............... 1,700.00 Expenditures in Lieu of Transportation ........ 1,100.00 Other Expenses for Operation and Maintenance. 49,500.50 TOTAL TRANSPORTATION ............. $184,258.00 OPERATION OF PLANT: ....................... $ 3~,000"00 Salaries ............ 500.00 Contracted Services ........................ Heat for Buildings .......................... 18,000.00 Utiliti~, Except Heat for Buildings ............. 32,200.00 Supplies .................................. 12.000.00 Other .............................200.00 TOTAL OPERATION OF PLANT ........... $ 97,900.00 MAINTENANCE OF PLANT: Salaries ................................... $ 24,700.00 Contracted Se~ ........................ 15,000.00 Replacements of Equipment .................. 2,500.00 Other Expense ............................. 17,000.00 TOTAL MAINTENANCE OF PLANT ....... $ 58~------------------~0.00 FIXED CHARGES: School District Contributions to Employee Retirement ................. S 65,000.00 CAPITAL OUTLAY. Sites ...................................... $ ZO00.O0 Buildings .................................. 3,000.00 Equipment ................................. 9,000.00 TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAY .............. $ 14,000.00 CLEARING ACCOUNTS: Food Services ............................. $150,9F~.00 Student Body Activities ..................... 2,250.00 TOTAL CLEARING ACCOUNTS .......... $t53~00.00 SCHOOL CURRENT EXPENSES--RECAPITULATION Administration ................................ $ 67,000.00 Instruction ................................... 803,800.00 Attendance Services .......................... 5,700.00 Health Services ............................... 6,700.00 Pupil Transportation Services ................... 184,258.00 Operation of Plant ............................. 97,900.00 Maintenance of Plant .......................... 5,9,200.00 Fixed Charges ................................ 88,900.00 Food Services ................................ 8,000.00 Student Body Activities ........................ 800.00 CommuniW Services .......................... 4,600.00 Capital Outlay ............................... 14,000.00 Clearing Accounts ............................ 153,200.00 Total School Current Expenditures ........... $1,494,058.00 Total Estimated Disbursements Lines 16, and 21 ........................... $1,494,058.00 Estimated Recipts from Page E-4 ...... : ......... 1,166,4Q2.00 Net Amount to be Raised by Levy of Taxes ....... 327,656.00 Total Lines 23, and 24 (Must agree with line 22) .............................. $1,494,058.00 SCHOOL CURRENT - EXPENDITURES ESTIMATE Rate of Levy Proposed Assessed Assessed Including Excess, Taxes Valuation if any Levied CLASS I Personal Property... ...... $ 2,137,900 22.95(: 4,906 Public Utility Property .... 707,000 22.95c 1,622 Total Class I ......... 2,844,900 6,528 CLASS II Real Estate .............. 8,094,520 45.9c 37,153 Personal Property ........ 496,610 45.9c 2,279 Total Class It .......8,591,130 39,432 CLASS Iit Real Estate .... " ......... $ 4,614,880 91.8c 42,364 Personal Property ........ 9,367,830 91.8c B5,996 Public Utility Property ..... 14,344,50091.8(: 131,682 Total Class III ....... 26,327,210 260,042 CLASS IV Real Estate ............. $1,954,710 91.8c 17,944 Personal Property ........ 1,602,54091..8c 14,711 Public Utility Property ..... 680.200 91,8c 6,244 Total Class IV ........ 4,237,450 38,899 TOTAL VALUATION, $44.000,690 $344,901 STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA. COUNTY OF GILMER, TO-WIT: I, Ronatd J. Welty, Secretary of the Board of Education of said county do hereby certify that the foregoing are true copras from the record of orders made and entered by said board on the 24 day of ,March, 1975. Given under my h,~r~ thi~ 24th day of Mm'ch, 1975. 4-3-2tc. I, DELBERT L. DAVIDSON, am a candidate for Mayor for the City of Glenviile. I am not a politician. I lhave the time and would like to serve the public. I have owned and managed a successful business here in Glenville for 15 years and feel I can do the job. Your i support and vote will be Very much appreciated. t: :!-c:: :~],l~