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April 16, 1976

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The Glenville Pathfinder A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY. WV 26351 Friday, April 16, 1976 Municipalities get utility money ]oh M. Gates his office has of Public his office to tuaiipalities of e CUrrent fiscal Stated the total to this amount for County and $909,212.67 for Is an increase over the final distribution from last fiscal year by $1,558,890.80. According to the release, Gilmer County received $110,439.07 of the monies while Glenville received $2,336.44 and Layopolis received $164.91. Kanawha County led all counties receiving $2,420,951.23; followed by Harrison with $1,153,373.54, Grant with $908,952.52, Putnam with $884,697.98, Cabell with $671,357.87, Monongalia with $641,828.57, and Wayne with $605,376.77. The smallest county distribution was made to Tucker County in the amount of $29,789.45. The City of Charleston received $152,738.98, followed by Bluefield $41,998.62, Parkersburg $35,823.07, Wheeling $35,235.09. Glasgow re- ceived $39,033.03 and the smallest municipality distribution was received by Brandonville in Preston County, in the amount of $4.83. An additional $1,919,959.18 was transferred to the State Sinking Fund for Bond purposes. er DECA Club wins prize in state contest n Junior Hereford ;rust at Jackson's association .and went through pertaining to Wendell was selected during to select the national show- next July. was named who has services to retired to fill yes Mr. Todd :he annual state and will be Herefords activities contest and a are on tap for The Calhoun-Gilmer chapter of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA} has won a $15 prize in the state's theme contest for 1975 - 76. They are now preparing an article for the newsletter on "Leadership Shows - Where DECA Goes." Students at the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center who are enrolled in distributive education are now responsible for the state DECA newsletter. They were represented by Donna Wilson, president, and Mrs. Cindy Echard, sponsor, at Vocational Education day in Charleston on March 5. Two of the center's students hope to attend a Chicago meeting of clubs in May. Only 28 from all of West Virginia may attend the Chicago meeting, and the Calhoun-Gilmer chapter members are working on several fund raising projects to send their representatives. They have also helped with the Heart Fund and Muscular Dystrophy fund drives. Students enrolled in distributive education learn retail store operations in the'school's store, and by working in area businesses. All but two of the students are in their first year in the two year course. The two students taking the second year are transfer students and those two are now working for a part of the week in retail stores. Next year more of the students will be ready for outside employment, according to Mrs. Echard. Jaycees donate to special olympics ummNp IIIII1|! m| 9'S Officers in approxi- Q February 17 of the includ- Prosecution. of Glenville COurt costs by Moss for Waste into the 42-day apparently unknown, of land on the officers and road kills the officers complaints }re were six plus four g from far OPerating an arrestor, Prosecuted. were Mike Anderson and Jim Collins M the Glenvllle laycees presented Tessie C, huey with a check for $200 to help slmneor 50 children now in special education classes in the county to attend the Special Olympics to be held in Parkersburg June 4-5. Some of the events the children will participate in will be the 50 yard dash, swimming, basketball and the broad jump. New water.tank construction due to beEm In May Mayor Delbert Davidson an- nounced Wednesday, April 7, that bidding for the new 300,000 gallon water tank in GlenviUe has been completed. Bids were held on April 6 in Charleston. Four bids for the project were submitted with Welding Incor- porated of Charleston submitting the lowest bid. The tank is expected to cost Sa5,5oo. Mayor Davidson explained the work is due to begin in May and will take approximately thirty days to complete. Financing for the project is being completely funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. TKE's walk to capitol for fund raiser ilii "" Ill! nil! Ull[ nil! The TKE's from Glenville State College embarked upon their annual fund raising drive this year by pulling a bathtub to Charleston to raise money for the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Forty six members of the fraternity left here April 9 and expected to be in Charleston the following day. Once there, they will meet with hospital representatives and Charleston Mayor John Hutchinson. q Dr. E.C.Kennedy to be honored at GSC Eathering On Saturday, May 1, Glenville State College will honor Dr. Eddie Clifton Kennedy, a 1947 GSC graduate, as the college's Alumnus of tlxe Year for 1976. Kennedy has been presented many state and national awards and honors for his achievements in education and for his pioneering efforts in the field of reading. In 1946, he married Marguerite Gerwig who attended GSC from 1935 to 1936. Mrs. Kennedy was a native of Bennett. Gilmer County. The Kennedys have four children. Edward Gerwig Kennedy is an attorney in Clarksburg. Helen Kennedy Davies lives in Morgantown and is a teacher. Anita Kennedy Belcastro 7he aftl(earaward is . resides in Glenville and is employed at  presented to an alumnus who, because Kanawha Union Bank. Anita's of the outstanding achievements in the husband, Robert Belcastro, is a GSC individual's field of endeavor, has faculty member in the Division of brought distinction both to the Foundation Studies. David Lee individual and to Glenville State College. Dr. Kennedy enrolled at GSC in 1932 and also taught in the Gilmer County Schools during the time he was working toward his degree. While he was a student, he was a member of the College Orchestra: the Glee Club; the International Relations Club, spon- sored by Bessie Boyd Bell Scott: and was a reporter and editor for one semester of THE GLENVILLE MER- CURY, sponsored by Linn Hickman. World War II interrupted both studying and teaching. While serving in the Air Force, Kennedy received the Belgian Fourragere (a citation for military service), and the Bronze Star Medal (a citation from the United States}. In 1946 he returned to Glenville and in 1947 finished a BA Degree in elementary and secondary education with fields in English and history. In 1948 Kennedy was awarded his MA Degree in English and education from George Peabody College for Teachers. In 1951, he earned his EdD. Degree at Indiana University. Dr. Kennedy, who was born at Often, Gilmer County, received his early education in the county schools. He is the son of the late Howard E. Kennedy and Loretta L. Kennedy who still spends part of her time in Gilmer County with her family here. Bailey, Ellyson vie for seat on Board of Education leon lmlyNm C. Marling Barley of Newberne is a candidate for the Gilmer County Board of Education. He is the son of Clay and Joy AUman Bailey of Smithvilie. He is married to the former Sylvia Gordon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gordon of Newberne. They have five children. Bailey operates a feed and farm supply business. He is a graduate of Troy High School He is a member of the Auburn Baptist Church and of the W. Va. Feed Dealers' Assn. Bailey says that he is familiar with the Comprehensive School Plan for the county, but does not agree with it. He especially wants to see the community schools maintained and kept. He objects to changes in the bus pick-ups. His business and farming pre- clude any hobbies. Leon Ellyson of Cox's Mills is a candidate for the Gilmer County Board of Education. He is the son of Raymond Ellyson and the late Nine Speirs Ellyson of Cox's Mills. Ellyson is a 1956 graduate of Troy High School. He is employed by the Equitable Gas Co. and also does some farming. He is a member of the Cox's Mills Methodist Church and of the Gilmer County Masonic Lodge #118. Prior to his present employment, he served six years in the Armed Forces and Army Reserve. Ellyson is married to the former Mary Catherine Oldaker of Weston. They have one son, Steven, and two daughters, Kathy and Mary Jo, all students in the Troy Elementary School. He states that he is pretty familiar with the schools in the county. He is for better education by maintaining and improving the district schools. His main hobby is hunting. they chose to include him in their Hall of Achievement in Reading. This honor is accorded nationwide without regard to a person ever having been a student or faculty member at Colorado State. In 1974, Dr. Kennedy was selected by Academic Therapy Publications as the "Outstanding Teacher in Excep- tional Education," He said this award was vemaeh.e nrprise to him since he has done no specific work in the area of retardation. Through examin- ing his publications and research, Academic Therapy evidently based Dr. Eddie Clifton Kennedv Kennedy will graduate in the WVU Class of 1976 with a Bachelors Degree with specialization in accounting and business administration. When asked about the most outstanding events in his life, Dr. Kennedy responded that number one on this list is "being called 'DADDY' by four wonderful children who, along with their mother, have been my greatest joy, inspiration, and pride." Alumni who were at GSC in the late forties and early fifties will recall that Dr. Kennedy was an instructor in the Education department from 1948 to 1949 when he left to pursue doctoral study. In 1951, he returned to GSC and was appointed Chairman of the Division of Education and Psychology. Fie remained in this position until 1953 when he accepted a position at Wesl Virginia University where he has worked for twenty-three years as Professor of Education with assign- ments in education and reading. This spring Dr. Kennedy will retire from the WVU faculty. In 1965 and again in 1966, Dr. Kennedy was particularly pleased to be honored by WVU students as the "Outstanding Teacher in Education." This award recipient is chosen by student vote. In 1973, he was honored by Colorado State University when their selection on his working in remedial reading and visual percep- tion problems. In 1965 and 1966, Dr. Kennedy had 2,400 students at one time in his courses. He made a series of television tapes for Channel 13 in Pittsburgh in the area of Developmental Reading, a course in reading for classroom teachers. This was a commercial television station rather than ETV and had a wide viewing range. Dr. Kennedy said that it was almost overwhelming to have the responsibil- ity of evaluation 2,400 sets of papers even though he had assistance to do so. In 1974 and 1975, Dr. Kennedy made a series of eighty-seven taped lectures for WWVU-TV, Channel 24. This is the instructional television channel operated by WVU. The series was broken down into two courses in "Developmental Reading" and "Di- agnostic and Prescriptive Reading Instruction." Both courses could be taken for three hours each of either undergraduate or graduate credit at WVU. Dr. Kennedy recalls with fond memories the "BrandonviLle {Preston County} Research Project in Ungraded Elementary School Instruction" of Continued on Pap Two