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t -,4 L 7 0 7 The Glenvllie Democrat/PathFinder April 16, 1976 ' t l J I I I At your service! CALENDAR OF EVENTS The Lions Club will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt, Faster Sunday, April 18 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. Children ages preschool through sixth grade may attend. There will be a Gospel Sing at the Copen United Methodist Church Saturday April 17 at 7:30 p.m. ' Featured will be the Pilot Quartet from Summersville and the Heaven's Ramblers from ...... Glenvilie. There is a revival now going an at the Rock Grove Baptist Church in Linn. It will continue through April 18 and begins at 7:30 p.m. Guest speakers and special singing will be featured. m E i q 5: There will be a Health Fair at the Gilmer County Medical Center on May 1 beginning at 10 a.m. There will be a meeting of the West Virginia Folk Festival committee at City Hall April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The Gllmer County Red Cross will have a blood drive Thursday, April 22 at Noon in the Pioneer Center Ballroom at GSC. There will be a Shooting Match April 17, starting at 11 o'clock at the .White Pine Association Building sponsored by the association. There will be music and singing at the Association Building, April 17 starting at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Little Kanawha Valley Citizens Band Club will sponsor a spaghetti dinner April 17 - 4-6:30 p.m. at "Glenville Rebecca Lodge Building. Open lo the public. Small fee [s carged. al Fredin elected secretary of state conference Dr. Lowell Fredin, Associate ! Professor of English at Glenville State College, was elected Secretary of the : West Virgima Conference of the American Association of University Professors for 1976-77 at its spring meeUng, held April 9 and 10 at Concord College. During the Friday evening banquet, Dr. Espy Miller, : Professor of English and Chairman of the Language Division t Glenville State College was given special recognition for his service to the AAUP as Chairman of the Advisory Council of Faculty to the West Virginia Board of Regents. The AAUP, which is the nation's most active and influential profession- al organization in higher education, has approximately 500 members i West Virginia's colleges and universi- ties. Glenville State College, with 32 members, has one of West Virginia's most active chapters. Dr. Fredln is President of the local chapter; Dr. Gary Gillespie is Vice President, and "Miss Virginia West is Secretary Treasurer. Published Every lVllm By GILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING, INC. At 109 E. Main St. Glenville, W/28351 Phone 4-7309 Second-Clsss posge psld m Gimwflle and m sdditlonsl mailing offices Subscription price $5.50 tax included in Gilmer County;, othm Wst Virginia residents $6.00 tax included. Out of state sulboori/ons $7.00. Cannot accept subscriptions for less than | months. (ALL PRICES EFFECTIVE FEB. 1st, 1976.) ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRESIDENT/PUBLIsHER CHUCK CAVALLO EDITOR LAYNE OFFICI Bits & Pieces by Chuck Cavallo I Planned rally is chance to meet your man This Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., the Gilmer County Democratic Executive Committee and the Democratic Womens Club will sponsor a "Meet Your Candidate" night at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. Even though it is the eve before Easter Sunday and many families will either be visiting friends and relatives or have company themselves, I would like to urge everyone, if possible, to come out for a few minutes and get to know and hear the candidates that will be present. Those sponsoring the gathering have done an excellent job getting a cross-section of the democratic candidates that are running. Most of the fifty-five state and local candidates have accepted invitations to attend the rally. In addition to all Democratic candidates for county offices the following State candidates are expected to attend; tI. John Rogers, John D. Rockefeller IV, Ken tIechler, John Hutchinson, candidates for Governor. Phyllis Givens, candidate for Secre- tary of State. Chauncy Browning, candidate for Attorney General J I . I I News for Consumers Atty Cn. Chauncey Browning My last column dealt with some of the initial procedures a conbumer should utilize if a mobile home purchase is being considered. Assuming those procedures have been followed and a selection has been narrowed, the warranty and location site should still be considered prior to a final purchase. The warranW protects you if something goes wrong with a mobile home; therefore, it will be to your advantage to shop around fer the strongest warranty coverage. Consider the length of the warranty, whether some or all of the parts are covered, where the home will be serviced and whether or not labor charges are included. The appliances, water heater and furnace in your mobile home will be covered by separate guarantees from their manufacturers. Check with an appliance dealer on the reputation and quality of these brands. Remember these warranties are only as good as the manufacrers who stand behind them. Your Final consideraon should be the site you choose to place your mobile home. Whether you can place a home on your own land depends on county and city regulations. To avoid complications, find out if there are local restrictions before you buy any parcel of land. Check the condition of the roads leading to your new homesite since a mobile home may be severely damaged by travel over rough terrain. If you do not wish to invest in land, mobile home parks can offer a wide range of advantages. You should inquire about rental costs, park regulations and setup and placement of your home. Also, check the upkeep of the park, particularly the sanitation, water and sewer facilities. Even though you have purchased a home from a reputable dealer with a good service department and you have made a thorough inspection of your home at the time of delivery, service problems may still occur. First, contact the dealer's service department about any defects. Be sure to make all requests for service in writing and keep your own copies. If the dealership is unresponsive to your complaints or is unsuccessful in its attempts to repair your home, contact the sales department of the company which manufactured the home. When doing so, request a meeting with the factory representative and the dealer. If any "problems" are still unresolved, contact the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Die. in Charleston at 348-8986...or you may contact Left Moore, W. Va. Mobile Home Dealers Assn., 631 Charleston National Plaza, charleston, W. Va. 25301 or telephone 345.0664. The latter agency has established a good rapport with mobile home dealers and manufacturers and operates to assist consumers with mobile home complaints, For information on inspections and standards, contact the W. Va. Department of Labor, Consumer Protection Die., State Capitol, Charleston, W. Va. 25305, or call 348-7890. Don Adams, Nich Cicarella, Larrie Bailey, candidates for State Treasurer. Kemp McLaughlin, candidate for Auditor. Gus Douglas, Charles Jenkins, candidates for Commissioner of Agricul- ture. tIarry Camper, Jr., Darrel McGraw, Thomas P. Maroney, Sam R. Harshbarger, Lea Castronis, candidate for Supreme Court. Billy Burke, Harold Long and John Moran candidates for House of Delegates. This will be an excellent chance for Gilmer County voters to meet, hear and talk to the democratic candidates and hear their opinions on the issues that face all West Virginians. If you have the chance, why not drop by Saturday, April 17, at the Recreation Center. Bring a friend! Editor's Note: The in our Letters to the solely the opinions of not those of the Names are withheld letters must be signed. Dear Editor; This morning I was performing my most despised household task - washing dishes - when I looked out the kitchen window and noticed a flock of crows behaving in a very peculiar way. Most of them were on the ground, kind of staggering about. Some were apparently trying to get airborne but their comical flapping wouldn't get them very far, and they'd have to settle back down on the ground, there to stagger about some more. I minutes, what was The They were at crock of vet been emptied ! My another my Journal, I skunked. And doing that while thus By U.S. Senator Three years ago leading authorities predicted that the use of hern in the United States :ould de cline steadily fcr the next several years Now how ever the same authorities say their predictions were wrong and that the use of the illegal highly danger ous drug is increasing at an alarming rate. The peak period for heroin use in our country was 1971, when there were an estimated 500,000 to 600,000 daily users. A crash program was under- taken at that time to estab- lish treatment centers and to develop drugs that would ease addicts away from their dependency on heroin. By mid-1973, experts were declaring the crash pro- gram a success, pointing to the fact that the number of daily users had dropped to an estimated 250,000. But new statistics, re- leased in March of this year, claim tkat te um- ber of dailsers of h:in. has risen to somewhere between 300,000 and 40C 000, and experts say the increase could continue for some time to come. The main reason for the pessi- mistic predictions current- ly being voiced is the fact that, where heroin use was once confined to two or three large cities, its use has now spread to many smaller cities and towns Heroin Use throughout That grim a careful dose and 15000 hospital To halt use and vital the decline And ment they were for the over usage What Was a the part was key was the groV poppies, axed governments suaded to drug countries States The attack was forcement tion" the tram from during this: What is renewal 1972-1973 the new use show dropping drug ers Dr. Kennedy . ..omtiBod which he was project director and supervisor. The project was funded for six years by WVU from 1956 to 1962. West Virginia teachers may recall that the project was featured in the WVEA JOURNAL "I, Lbe Late tties. The intent of the Brandonville project was to find out how rapidly children would progress with no grading by levels. Students progressed at their own speed without any idea what grade level they were working on in a particular subject. The Brandonville School, which had two classrooms, was in a rural area. Visits were made to each child's home before the experiment was started to see what the parents felt would be effective to include in the program. Dr. Kennedy felt it was largely due to this personal contact with each child and his parents that the program was so well accepted. Fifty-eight children began in the program in 1956. and sixty-four children were in the program when it terminated six years later. No report cards or grades were used to evaluate progress. Profile sheets stating what the child had done during a six-week period were prepared. The next six-week's work was also mapped out. Parents came to school to pick up the reports and discuss them with the teachers. Dr. Kennedy said they even had a school garden which provided vegetables for the hot-lunch program. Parents came to school to help to preserve the food for use during the winter months. The Brandonville project was highly successful .if student progress and attitude are the gauges used for evaluation. Dr. Kennedy said there were virtually no discipline problems after abou the first three months of the progranL The children were happy and they were learning. On April 23, Dr. Kennedy is being honored with a presentation in Morgantown:by Phi Delta Kappa. an honorary research organization for Outstanding Contributions in Educa tion" On April 24. the West Virginia State Reading Council. an affiliate of the International Reading Association. present Dr. Kennedy with their first award designed to honor people who have made outstanding contribu- tions to reading in West Virginia. According to Dr. Mary Marackie. President of the WV Reading Council, Dr. Kennedy was selected because he has "set the tone for the area of reading in the state," and has been "instrumental in establishing pro- grams that are reaching fruitition today in our schools and {he} can most deservedly be entitled Mr. Reading of West Virginia." Dr. Kennedy is the author of three books dealing with reading and the co authal of one book with Dr Ruth Leavis He has many monographs and articles to his credit. By January of 1977. he hopes to have out a new publication. This will be a revised edition of his CLASSROOM APPROACHES TO REM]IAL READING. which was published this text Canada Kennedy brand FOR READING TO has asked program Dr National West College Virginia Delta Pi and the guest of the campus. are $5.50, Alumni College, deadline April 26.