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April 30, 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 30, 1976 police take top honors Career Center Goodrich, Chief of Police for Glenvllle, and Capt. Campus Police for Glenvilie State College, scored first on the end of course examinations for the law the Calhoun-Gihner Career Center. According to the school law enforcement officials from Glenville have for Chief Goodrich. association. ai ,,re state funds West Virginia Inc., of will Nutrition office April. ," attention Which ran last week Circuit Court the third should Lee in an wound- to do away in the defendants Were fined each.'. rror also "Page in the ratic 'Meet The story had Post as she did dow the club 21 a supplementary funding totaling $23,374 for the Community Food. and Nutrition Program administered by his State Office of Economic Opportunity. The Governor stated that the overall objective of this Community Food and Nutrition Program is to assist poor persons and families in producing and preserving plant food for home consumption. Last summer over $17 worth of homegrown produce was raised by participating families for each dollar spent for the gardening program. The projected value of produce grown in the gardening, program was $1,248,372.21. A total of 9,373 individuals were served. Governor Moore stated that the supplementary funding is being allocated to six Community Action Agencies because of their excellent performance in last year's program and as a means to bring each county's funding level up to their 1975 level. This supplementary funding is being made available to: Eastern West Virginia Community Action, Inc. including Grant, Pendleton, Hamp- shire, Hardy, and Mineral Counties; Mingo County Economic Opportunity Commission, Inc., Mingo County; Nicholas County Community Action ssociation including Greenbrier and icholas Counties: West Central West Virginia Community Action Associa- tion, Inc. including Calhoun, Dod- dridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood Counties; Wyoming County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc., Wyoming County; and Upshur County Community Action Council. Inc., Ulshur County. employs two more manpower act ff Governor One of the new employees, Arlene Calhoun Richards of Big Bend, has been recently working in a secretarial position at the people Center for several months under a recently curtailed West Central these two Community Action Program. Miss Center or Richards is a graduate of Calhoun any funds at County High School and has been the enrolled part-time at the Center this among year. the West Ron Miller has been hired as an Center assistant custodian. Mr. Miller has We had previous custodial work exper- ience in Ohio. State troopers investigate six major accidents Billy Burke receives voting award State Police report they have Murphy was traveling north on Route alcohol The other vehicle involved investigated six major automobile accidents on Gilmer County roads in the past month.  On Wednesday April 21, State Police were called to the scene of an accident on Route 5 which involved a 1968 Chevrolet driven by Kenneth Summers of Grantsville and a 1975 Nova owned by Hubert Frymier of Cox's Mill. According to police, the Summers car was passing a school bus when it sideswiped the Frymier vehicle. The Summers vehicle went out of control and struck a telephone pole. The Frymier car also went out of control, crossing the road, going over an embankment and stopping in a field. Two from the Frymier car were admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital with back injuries. Troopers report that Summers was issued a citation for driving left of center in the face of traffic and that the accident is still under investiga- tion. Property damage is estimated at $2OOO. On Friday, April 23, a car driven by Harold Hinsman was sideswiped ,, near the intersection of Route 119 and Alice Road. Hinsman's 1974 Mustang was headed south when a green car crossed the center line and hit the left side of the Mustang. The accident is still under investigation. On Thursday, April 8, a 1970 Pontiac driven by Fred Skinner of Columbus, Ohio was attempting to pass a 1973 Ford driven by Sandra Drenen of Letter Gap. In the attempt, the Skinner car ran onto the burro and went out of control. The car then came back onto the roadway and struck the left rear of the Drenen car, causing them both to turn around in the roadway. Skinner was issued a citation by troopers for failure to keep his' vehicle under control. Property damage was estimated at $1000. On Saturday, April 17, a 1960 Volkswagen driven by Michael 119/33 near Stumptown when he was sideswiped by a 1966 Pontiac driven by Dale Goodrich of Sand Ridge. Goodrich was driving left of center in a curve when the accident occurred. Goodrich left the scene and was arrested later for driving under the influence of alcohol and hit and run. Damage was estimated at $500. On Sunday. April 18, an accident occurred on Route 119 near the State Road Garage. A 1970 Dodge, driven by John Wimer of Roanoke was involved in a race with another vehicle. Wimer apparently lost control of his vehicle in a curve, traveled another 350 feet and struck a large tree, totaling his car. He injured himself and his passenger, Marvin Musgrave of Walkersville. Both were taken to the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston where Wimer was treated and released. Musgrave was detained for observation and released the next day. Wimer was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of was driven by Roy Burkhammer of Alum Bridge. He was charged with reckless driving. Damage was estima- ted at $900, Finally, an accident occurred Tuesday April 20 which led to the brush fire that destroyed several acres of land. The incident occurred when a 1964 International truck, driven by Darel Swisher of West Union and owned by Hugh Spencer also of West Union, backfired while going down the Stewarts Creek Hill. Investigators surmise that the sparks from the backfire ignited the 60 gallon tank of crude oil on the truck. According to the driver, after steering the truck towards a ditch, he and his passenger, Rennie Rhinehart of Jane Law, jumped from the truck. It later came to rest on a mound of dirt and ignited the brush on both sides of the road. The Glenville Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene and the fire was extinguished. Damage estimates were unknown at this time. GVFD report rash of blazes durinE April Officials of the Glenville Volunteer Fire Department report that calls were received to extinguish 16 fires during the period of April 9 through 21. Of these, 11 were brush fires, 2 structure fires. 2 vehicle fires and one cook stove. The fdllowing is a list of the fifes: April 9 - brush fire at Cedarville; April 10 - Trailer belonging to Vicki Sponaugle Ellis; April 12 - brush fire at Gilmer and a cook stove on South Lewis; April 13 - brush fire at Dekalb on Rt. 5; April 14 - an outhouse at Letter Gap and a brush fire at Oak Crove Hill; April 18 -brush fire on 'VanHorn Drive: April 19 - brush fire below Cadarville. brush fire at Trace t Smith announces additional hours SPECIAL NOTICE TO VOTERS Circuit Clerk Lane Smith has announced that his office will be open aturday May I and Saturday May 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the convenience of absentee voters in the county. Fork and a pick-up truck on Rt. 18; April 20 - a tanker truck and resulting!: brush fires; April 21 - a brush fire on Little Bull Run. GSC Forensic team places 7th in L.A. The Glenville State College Forensic team placed seventh overall out of 128 schools participating in the National Forensics Competition held recently in Los Angeles, California.  The six-mem four representing West Virginia in the competition and placed first among the four. Glenville State made a clean sweep of the 'After Dinner Speaking' competition as team members Mark Hickman, Brenda Henthorn and Judy Ditlow scored first, second and third places respectively. Mark Hickman also placed tenth in the pentathalon, a combination of ten separate speaking events. The team returned to Glenville on Wednesday. Delegate g the award he received for voting in the house of Delegates during the last session. The award shows that more than 1,000 votes were cast and that Mr. Burke voted in every ballot. Bloodmobile visits Glenville The Tri-State's Red Cross Blood Center bloodmobile was in Glenville Thursday, April 22 soliciting donors. It was the second visit of the year and the third for the fiscal year. The county joined the blood program in October 1972. The July 8, 1975 visit produced 9 blood donors, five of which were donating for the first time. The first visit for 1976, which occured in February, produced 27 donors, 19 of , first ti, .... since 'ginning of the year, Gilder County residents received 38 units of blood. According to Dr. Bruce Flack. the new Blood Program Chairman for Glenville State College. five bloodmo- bile visits are scheduled for Gilmer County per year. Most of the visits will be at the college and the county's goal is 120 donors per visit, Red Cross officials explained that any Gilmer Countian in need of blood is assurred of receiving it through the Red Cross and the Blobd Program. Elizabeth Turner to be honored at GSC alumni Eathering 1947. she did additional graduate work at Peabody in library science. In the summers of 1948 and 1949, she did more graduate work in the same' area at the University of Michigan. From 1947 to 1949, Mrs. Turner The Turner family has been active in plannirig and carrying out activities for the West Virginia State Folk Festival, and have entertained the Festival Belles in their home many times. Saturday, May 1, Elizabeth de Gruyter Turner of 211 High Street, Glenville, will be honored at the Glenville State College Alumni Day Banquet. Mrs. Turner is the recipient of the 1976 Alumni Service Award. This award is presented by the GSC Alumni Council in grateful recognition of invaluable and devoted service to the Glenville State College Alumni Association. In 1955, Mrs. Turner, a 1937 GSC graduate, was elected Secretary- Treasurer of the GSC Alumni Association. She has served continu- ously since then as a member of the Alumni Association Executive Council; as First-Vice President from 1971 to 1973; as President from 1973 to 1975: and is currently serving as the Second-Vice President, an office she will hold until 1977. For twenty-one years Mrs, Turner has been a vital member of the Association. Although she cannot remember precisely, it is most likely that she has helped to orgav.tze every Alumni Day Banquet during that time. Alumni who have attended banquets and receptions on campds have enjoyed flower arrangements and decorations prepared or supervised by Mrs, Turner. Mrs. Turner's volunteer work has not been confined to the Alumni Association. She served on a local committee that was instrumental in getting the Bookmobile to schedule stops in Gilmer County in 1962. From then until the present she has helped staff the traveling library on its visits to Glenville. In the Glenville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Turner serves as Church organist, has taught Sunday School, vacation church school, and has twice ,been president of the Women of the Church, She is a member of the Woman's Club of Glenville. Mrs. Turner was past president and treasurer of the Glenville Garden Club when it was an active group and has won several blue-ribbon honors for flower arrang- ing. On campus, Mrs. Turner is an active member of the Faculty Wives Organization and was a charter member and the first elected president of that group, She is also president of the Delta Zeta Sorority House Corp. In 1966 she was honored lby the Glenville Public Schools by being made a Life Member of the West Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers. This was in recognition of her volunteer work over twelve years and specifically her work with the library service. Mrs. Turner graduated from GSC in 1937 with fields in social studies and English. While a student at GSC. she was a Student Council representative. a member of the International Relations Club. worked on The Glenville Mercury, and was assistant director for the Senior Class play. From 1937 to 1939. she taught at Walton High School. and from 1939 to 1947 at Spencer High School in Roane County. In 1942 she completed an MA Degree at George Peabody College for Teachers with fields in social studies and library science. In the summer of was on the College staff as assistant librarian and was also assigned to teach classes in library science. From 1949 to 1950. she worked in the lending library of Columbia University in New York City. In 1919. she married Byron I. Elizabeth de Gruyter Turner Mrs. Turner recently* returned from the W. Va. Federation of Women's Clubs Convention at the Greenbrier Hotel, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.. where she received a white second-place ribbon for her hand appliqued quilt called "Wash- " "'"'--I " I lUlng responsll)lll00. @ uIIIIVOT[! Tfirner. a 1934 GSC graduate, who was also on the facultv at that time. Dr. Turner is currently Professor of Chemistry in the Division of Science and Mathematics. The Turners have one son. John Mark, who is a student at Rochester InstitUte of Technology. RocheSter, N. Y. He has finished an Associate in Arts Degree from that institution in nature photography and is now finishing a ington's Plume." An old traditional pattern done in red and green calico. the quilting pattern was specially designed by Dr. Turner and includes "1776-1976"" around the borders. Mrs. Turner has also won  another while ribbon and one blue t'ibbon for her appliq ued quilts. Besides Mrs. Turner. other recipients of the Alumni Service Award have been John V. WHite, 1972: .... i i