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The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder AlzrU 30, 1M715 Bits & Pieces i - by Chuck Cavailo - Main Street driving like an obstacle course Among the many complaints that filter through my office daily, one that filters through more often than not concerns the dangerous and somewhat bothersome parking and driving problems on Main Street in 'Glenville. Being somewhat of a newcomer to this fair city, I am not familiar with the steps {if any) that have been taken in years past to alleviate the problem. More recently, though, city council has moved in the right direction by denoting a whole section of a block as a loading zone. However, out of the kindness of their hearts, they do allow persons to park there for a few minutes. After all what can that hurt? But, the problem still exists. Shoppers and city workers still have to drive an. obstacle course up and down Main Street. And the 'loading zone' might as well be an 'unlimited parking zone.' One might consider several solutions to the problem. First, as a little background, we must remember that the streets were originally built for the horse and buggy. Nobody thought the automobile would make it big! The solution that first comes to mind would simply be to widen the street. This would make everybody happy! The result would he new sidewalks, wider streets and the city wouldn't lose its parking meters. The only catch is the amount of work and money involved. To dig up the street involves tampering with the water and sewage lines that run underneath. No telling what may happen then. Another solution might be to do away with all the parking meters along the street from the red light to College street. The time and work involved here is minimal. But then you have the businesses that line main street complaining that tiffs would take away some of their business. One then might consider buying, leasing or renting a lot 'to be designated a municipal parking area. This way, the city could move its meters there and not loose any money while the businesses would benefit from a centrally located parking area with more space for their we find a lot within I think it is im be done soon if the shoppers for the businesses and business to answered the q answer. It is up to city problem a priority and manner. **** The mayor he has received many garbage pick-up in the the Public Service  understand the rectified itself. But happened before and local garbage their old habits. -k'/t 4t Remember, voting privilege and a yourself and vote on :,,. Exodusl CALENDAR OF EVENTS There will be a Health Fair at the Gilmer County Health Center BIds., Mineral Road, May I from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. There will be a Sing at Piskey Church on Bt. 5 the first night of every month starting, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a Sin s , SMuday, May 1St: 7.30 at Mt. ' ....... Ernest Methodist Church at Con p. The POwdm  ..... Everyone welcome. Wednesday, April 28 - The GJenvllle branch of the American Association of Universfty women will meet at 7 o'clock in the Wesley Building for election of officers and a prorom on "creativity." !High School Art exhibit opens May 2 Gilmer County High School will be aousoring a West Virginia Regional igh School Art Exhibit, open to all Mudents, grades nine to twelve, ginning May 2.  According to Anna Rogucki, of the iigh school art department, first and ond place prizes will be awarded each of five categories. They clude painting, drawing, sculpture, aeramics and crafts. Also, a best in how award will be given to the high school with the most outstanding vllection overall. { Judges for the contest will be Mr. arles C. Scott, Chairman of the lenville State College Art Depart- ent, Virginia Walker, art specialist  for the state department of education d Avrfl Boggs, well known West irginia artist. = All entries may be marled or livared to Anna Rogucki, Art partment, Gilmer County High School, 300 Pine Street, Glenville, hone 462-7960. Thus far, the following schools zave promised to participate - Calhoun unty High School, Lewis County High choel. Braxton County High School, loddridge County High School, ncer High School, Walton High hool, Bnckhannon-Upehur High chool, Clay County High School, larrisville High School, Liberty High chool, Parkersburg South High E[cheel, Ripley High School, Roosevelt- Wilson High School, Wirt County High School, Notre Dame High School, Monongah High School, East Fairmont High School, Mannington High School, Washington Irving High School, Philip Barbour High School, and Gilmer County High School. III v.s. YAitor's Note: The opinions exPressed in our Letters to the Editor column are solely the opinions of the writer and not those of the Glenvllle Democrat. Names are withheld on request, but Itters must be signed. Friends. As some of you may know. we will be leaving Glenville this week, An opportunity has been extended us to open a funeral service facility in Clendenin, and. at this point in our lives, we feel we cannot let this situation pass by. 'We leave with mixed emotions; excited to get our facility underway, but sad to leave our many friends in Glenville and throughout the county. Your friendship and warmth will never be forgotten, and we hope to be remembered in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks for three great years!! May God Bless. Dear ,Sir; ..... ,  The Stricklands Steve, Linda, Beth and Mark An editorial devoted entirely to an envelope of doggy-do will go down in the annals of stupid journalism. Public acknowleement, newspaper coverage, and the mayor's personal returning of the envelope are as childish and disgusting ae the offense. It will not be a bit interesting to see what happens nxt, nor will it be surprising, since you consider it so worthy of public attention, if City Hall Finds itself deluged with various noxious substances. Far more would have been gained by ignoring the incident. Would it have broken any poor cheap hearts, or bankrupted the "city" to have thrown the whale mess away? The local lawmakers had better get their heads together and quickly pass an ordinance. Perhaps, on the other hand, the mayor will emerge with enough experience to obtain a position as driver for a dydee wash service, or as a fertilizer salesman. Mr. Cavallo wouldbetter serve the community by eliminating silly editorials and using the time to correct the glaring grammatical and typographical errors which constantly plague the paper. Sincerely Geraldine Warder American Heritage is topic of oration contest at Sand Fork According to Mr, Chapmen. officials of Modern Woodmen felt this topic would encourage research and stimulate the interest of contest participants. Judges in the final competition of the Sand Fork Civic Oration Contest will be Fern Rollyson, Bobbi Nicholson, Nelson Wells. Finalists delivering speeches on the topic, "Our American Heritage," at this competition will be determined from elimination rounds. According to Dooley, who is directing the Modern Woodmen of America - sponsored event, judges will use a numerical rating system to select the winner and runner-up. Students' orations will be judged on delivery and presentation, material organization, overall effectiveness and personal qualities. Individual trophies will be awarded to the winner and runner-up, along with gold award pins. The next five finalists will also receive gold award pins to denote their achieve- ment. .. "Our American Heritage" is the topic that students researched as they prepared entries for the Civic Oration Contest to be presented under the sponsorship of Modern Woodmen of America at Sand Fork School, Sand Fork, WV. Mr. Thomas Dooley, Principal will supervise contest proceedings. The students participating in the contest are under the direction of their individual teachers. Those teachers include, Lorraine Foster, Helen James, Barbara Reed and Will/am Turner. There will be individual trophies for beth the winner and runner-up. gold award pins for them as well as the next five finalists, and certificates of participation for all students taking part. All awards are donated by Modern Woodmen of America. The 1976 contest topic, "Our American Heritage," was chosen after polling all educators previously involved with the Civic Oration Contest. Published Every lzqlAs ' qBy GILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING, INC. At 10 E. Main St. Gkmdlle, WV RB1 Second-Cim postage paid m Glenvflle and at additional mailing offices Subscription price .0 tmx included in Gilrner County; other West Virginia residents .00 tax included. Out of state subscriptione $7.00. Cannot accept subscriptJone for less than $ months. (ALL PRICES EFFECTIVE FEB. 1st, 1976.) ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRESIDENT/PUBLIsHER K CAVALLO EDITOR OFFICE MA The names of the winner and runner-up will be engraved on the permanent school trophy presented by the fraternal insurance society's Rock Island, Ill., Home Office. This school trophy spans five years and will include winners of Civic Oration Contests of Sand Fork from 1973 - 1977. All students entering the contest will receive certificates of participa- tion. The speeches will be held in the Sand Fork lunchroom on May 3, 1976 at 7:30. / Byrd's.Eye By U. Senator Rbbert Solar Satellites of these positioned a r earth, arrayed stars but of energy, suns. the talk about tionary source optimistic, say that they all of the and safety out first. They their project controversial, corde or In the high cost of will rule out tial funding lerns have the system tt be zae affordable. T estimates, staggering. that it would ilon dollars .more efficient and another the heavy would take to deep space would be addition, it around $7.6 up each of the But one we are going ing a lot more satellites in come. Our are growing we can't caught short. physicians smaller cities. "D.O.'s Hahn physicians in rural areas. Energy scientists, envir- onmental'rots, and legisla- tors in Washington are talking excitedly a b o u t solar satellites -- a poten- flatly new energy source for the 21st century. Imagine, for a moment, larg sail-shaped metallic satellites flying in space 25,000 miles from earth, collecting the rays of the sun and transmitting this energy back to the earth where it would be collected by giant dish-like antennas. From these antenna sta- tions, the energy would be sent to nearby power sta- tions which would convert it into electricity. Although the idea sotds incredible, it has been get- ting a lot of serious atten- tion in Washington and in many research laboratories around the country. One reason scientists are so in- terested is because the solar satellites are an ad- vancement over the earth- based solar heating plants already in operation. The solar satellites could col- lect and transmit the en- ergy from the sun around the clock and would not be limited to the daytime or clear weather--the prime drawback with the exist- ing solar plants. Scientists working on the solar satellite idea say that by the year 2025, I00 State osteopathic doctors to meet and treatment of human illness, disease and injury," Dr. Hahn explained. "We are just as dedicated as other medical practioners. We can and do provide primary health care to individuals and their families. We may differ in our philosophy with other medical practitioners, but our purpose is the same, to care for people." Osteopathic practitioners 87 percent of them general family Th( to have an persons at the (Holiday Inn). Watch out for Homeowners- be on the lookout for termites! The swarming season for termites usually occurs after the first few warm days of Spring. If termites are spotted, do not panic. Damage usually develops slowly, so there is time to carefully select a reliable pest control company to determine the extent of the infestation and measures that are needed to prevent further damage. Termite control should be considered as another repair needed to maintain your house. Make sure that you select a reliable, licensed pest control contractor. Douglas stated that a new W. Va. Law requires all owners or managers of pest control companies to be examined and licensed by the West Virginia Department of Agricul- 'ture {WVDA}. Any firm not licensed is operating illegally and should be reported to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Charles- ton. WV 25:05. So. homeowners be informed - familiarize yourself with termites and their habits! A publication that will help you understand them is available from the Superintendent of Documents. U.S. Washington, 'Subterranean vention and cost of 50 centS. The Hidden obtained by extension Department Control 25305. Dr. Louis J. Manley of Glenville, a past president of the state osteopathic medical association and Dr. V. E. Hoefer are expected to attend the three-day convention of the West Virginia Society of Osteopathic Medicine in Charleston. Members of the second oldest medical society in the state opens its 74th convention May 2 for a three-day program. The West Virginia Society of Osteopathic Medicine, headed by Dr. Earl C. Hahn of St. Marys, will review the progress being made by the profession in the delivery of famil health care. Attention will be given to anticipated future developments. "We have come a long way since the beginning of our profession after the Civil War period. With the growth of the Wet Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisbur8 we are entering a new era of growth and service to the public," Dr. Hahn noted. In addition to lectures by recognized medical authorities, physi- cians will hear State Insurance Commissioner Donald R. Brown on malpractice insurance and get a briefing on the state's new Medical Examiner program that replaced the coroner system in determining cause of death. Dr. George ]. Luibel of Fort Worth, Tax., president-elect of the American Osteopathic Association. will be honor guest for the convention. With the opening of the new term at the Lewisburg four-year medical trainin center, the number of students training to enter the medical profession will *exceed 100. The accredited school is one of nine now operating in this country. "Osteopathicmedicine is con- carried with the prevention, diagnosis