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33 I. O Published By Aml For Silmer CeMty People [ GLENVILLE. GILMI~ COUNTY. WEST VIRGINIA 1 Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] Friday, May g, boating access River have by the Soil along Rt. 5, Kennedy, SCS Two of them September if construction and Stan Meseroll the recrea- rand have been the project along to Kennedy. parking, river, boat sites along the One area, a picnic facilities ire 'located at the Rt. 5= -~uarter mile double approach Lumber Co.; mouth of Third Creek; and three miles County line. of PUrchase the prepare the sites. Funds have been earmarked by RC&D (Resource Conservation and Development), a community improvment branch of SCS. for access development. SCS engineers are currently surveying and designing the five access sites. Kennedy said. Site preparation will include providing parking areas, grading existing paths or roads from the parking areas to river, providing boat launching pads, and clearing and widening the bank for pole fishing and casting. The site near Lynch Run will provide a parking area nearly 150 feet in length. The site near Crozier will have two approaches with a 500-foot long parking area. The mouth of Third Run is already a noted fishing area with a long stretch of river for boaters in either direction. Kennedy hopes to provide a picnic facility in this area. There is a natural ford at the mouth of Third run, another site, which can be driven across at times of low water. Kennedy said. Kennedy said he hoped site preparation would begin sometime this summer. He said he was certain the SCS will sties would be ready by next spring. rate jmnps to 6.4 per cut from lowest in to s manpower of 2,610 were back in Harrison-Doddridge (9.8 par cent), and Upshur (8.5 per cent}, In an eight-county area in Central West Virginia, according to the statistics, 7,040 employable parsons are out of work. A manpower study in January predicted that unemployment in Gilmer County would not go much above the 3-3.5 per cent range. Moore proc/aims neighbor- 28.3 per force was of 3,220, in to the workers when the very low. listed in With higher were (II.8 per Per cent}, Gee. Arch A. Moore Jr. has- proclaimed the week of May 4-11 West Virginia Homemakers Week. giving special recognition to the educational efforts of the State Homemakers Council and the work of Homemaker clubs throughout the state, according to Ruby Holland. Gilmer County home extension economist. Logretha Keseecker. county exten- sion homemakers clubs president, called the proclamation a "tribute to homemakers." "We in Gilmer County are proud of our seven homemakers clubs and the nearly 120 women in our group." she said. She also suggested that woman interested in forming new homemakers clubs contact Ruby Holland at 462-7061. /| p d|se led vats this end Gme , to re Ind .ea rjde l y." vdB be the r.em . Robbie Lowther with prize racing bicycle. Lowtker w/ns racer in safety program Fourteen area youngsters turned out at Sand Fork School last Saturday to participate in various phases of a Bicycle Safety Program. sponsored by the Sand Fork Junior Baptist Church Youth Group. Accumulating a total of 244 points. Robbie Loather won a new IO-spead and third, respectively. Debra Shaver took first place in the bicycle decorating portion of the program, followed by Robert Cottrell In a sudden rush before the May 3 deadline, eleven ca~didatss for municipal offices, including two for mayor, filed at City Hall. The municipal election is Tuesday, June 3. Candidates for mayor now include Patrick V. Reale, Delbert L. Davidson, Garry J. Kight, and Dr. Louis J. Manley. City Council candidates are: WARD 1 - Robert E. Reed, 51, the incumbent from this district having served three consecutive terms. He is a guidance counselor at Lewis County High School and lives at 7 Bank St. Robert Cooper. 28, of 7 Morris St.. a photographer, graduated from Glenville State College with a BA degree in English and Education. He is a native of Sutton. WARD 2 - LD. Putnam, 53. of 9 E. Main St., a native of GiImer County, owner of Putnam's Restaurant. Lowell E. Fredtn, 30. of 413 Morris Rd., an associate professor of English at GSC since September, 1970. Jess R. PHtt, 70, of 308 W. Main St., a retired employee of Equitable Gas Co. WARD 3 - Lonnle Fitzpatrick, 62. of 701 Walnut St., running unopposed after two consecutive terms. He manages the State Liquor Store. WARD 4 - Betty C. Writ, 41. of 4 Charles St., a homemaker and wife of a retired U.S. Army First Sgt. Howard C. Carr, 37 of 302 S. Lewis St., a maintenance employee at Four D Manufacturing Co. Clark Wolfe, 56 of III Park St., Glenville Postmaster. WARD 5 - Charles E. Porter, 72, of 426V2 Charles St., retired Equitable Gas Co. employee after 44 years and three months. John W. Imnlmm, 42, of 12 Whiting Ave., postal employee and owner of tim Glenville Pizza Shop. Harry Hoo',nBr. 55. of 207 Whi~ Ave., co-owner of the Hays City Service Station. Grelgory NiclmlsmL 24, of Third Ave., graduate of Glanville State College, sales manager for Gilnmr Graphics, Dr. Mmdey is an osteopathic physician and has lived in Glenvi_,lle for nearly five years, moving here with his family from Franklin Village. Mich, igan. Garry J. Klght. 29, of 417 Dolliver St.. is a graduate of Gilmer County High School and is employed as inyentory clerk at GSC, He also runs the college print shop and is the owner of the pool hall at Court and Main St. Patrick V. Re, de, 59. of 507 Walnut St., is owner of Modern Dry Cleaners. He has been a resident of Glenvflle since his discharge from the U,S. Army in December. 1945. l}elbert L Da~, 37. of 612-4 Walnut St.. is owner of Btm8elow Village Apartments. Mayor David M. Gillespie is serving out his first term and is not seeking re-election. He will be leavi the city this summer to study for his doctorate degree in Florida. Council members not seekial re-election are Avonell Davis, Maysel Luzader and Guy Simmons. Edna White..~ff 210 Howard St., is running unopposed for recorder, a position she has held for eight years. Citizens commitee and Michael O'Dell. The Citizens Committee for Better would propose a bond vote. Certificates were awarded to all Schools in Gilmer County met April 29, Volunteer canvassers did report participants, as well as bicycle and, upon the advice of a that many area residents were identification cards and other free sub-committee, decided to extend an confused over the CEF plan and that bicycle for scoring high in three gifts, information campaign to help area many hours were spent expla~ cat orias: inspection, written test and residents understand the Compr en- facets of the plan and financing of the safety ob~taci* course, Robert ~rall Mi~ O~Dell and Randy Luzadar siva Educational Facilities Plan. ~oVa~ e~ ~ of Were wi~rs in the bicycle safety The committee will sponsor a schools. and Charles Greynolds placed second poster contest, public meeting Tuesday, May 13 at Coaaty ~H ~oaso$ So did Stuart Sargeant, acting director for emergency health services within the State Department of Health. "We have been operating under the assumption that the Good Samaritan law protects volunteer emergency squad personnel through- out the state," he said. "No one has even approached me on the subiect of volunteers being liable in a malpractice suit." he said. Sargeant is waiting for a ruling by the state attorney's general's office to see whether or not his assumption was There are over 50 persons in Gilmer County certified with emergen- cy medical training. Many of the EMT's organized in February to assist ambulance drivers and attendants Gilmer County High School cafeteria when a decision will be made to p~soas is A..|| propose or postpone indefinitely a lrl ii $2,200,000 bond issue to help cover the T'nirty-four parsons, includtn~ one cost of school renovation and construction, woman, were held in Gflmer Coua~ jail during April on charges Committee volunteers have been rangin~ from public intoxica~ conducting a canvass murder, according to Pedro ~ during emergency calls. But now it appears that their volunteer services will be terminated by the Medical Center Board of Directors because of possible malpractice suits. The board governs all affairs of the county ambulance service. "We want them to be a part of the program," said lohn White. a board member, "'But without insurance, they may be vulnerable to suits." It has been assumed by many practicing county emergency squads throughout the state that a "'Good Samaritan" law enacted in 1931 would "provide immunity from civil liability for those who in good faith render. without remuneration, emergency care at the scene of an accident." This law applies to unpaid volunteers, such as EMT-trained volunteers in Gi]mer County. so long as their actions do not exceed their training. However. the Medical Center Board discovered that the law was not holding up in New" York State. Apparently several suits have been brought against emergency medical volunteers and the board does not want that to happen here. As it presently stands, only paid emergency services employees are covered with insurance in case of a malpractice suit. There is also insurance coverage for the board and County Court. "But lawyers have a habit of not overlooking any possibility in a malpractice gull.'" said White. "If volunteer EMT persons were involved in an accident, they may be held liable and that could he potentially disastrous.'" The EMT volunteers, ardent in their desire to provide additional assistance to two ambulance drivers and two attendants, almost considered taking token remuneration in order to qualify for medical center insurance coverage. But that idea was scrapped at a meeting when they determined that such a move might only serve to invite a malpractice suit. Lois Meserull. chairwoman of the Gilmer County emergency squad, wrote a letter to the president of the Harrisoa County luad to ask if the Good Samaritan hw absolved EMT's from liability for malpractice suits while riding in an ambulance. He claimed the law was sufficient to protect volunteers. correct. If the law is not adequate to protect EMT volunteers from malpractice suits, several emergency squads throughout the state may have to cancel their services, too. At Regienal Art Exhibit Mike Bailey's English teacher ishes he would master Shakespeare. No chance. The 18-year-old GCHS senior is a full-time artist. There's no time for anything else. Recently, his hand-crafted black walnut flax wheels, wood candlesticks. clay pottery and metal sculpture proved of such top quality to take "best in show" at the five-county Regional Art Exhibit last week, held locally at the high school. He also won second place awards in ceramics and sculpture. The raft-spoken, blue-jeaned artist rates e "fantastic" distinction from his art instructor Anna Jean Rogucki, director of the show. "Mike's a fine artist," she said. noting that he's earned school credits for at least 10 different art courses during his high school career. He has shown work at the l~pley Art and Craft Fair and the State Folk Festival in Glenville and would like to become a professional artist if ha can get "some good connections." Mike will be going to Ripley again this year as an apprentice to Joe Frenetic, a former Gilmer County resident now living and working in Roane County. He is also applying for a iob exhibiting at the Cedar Point Amusement Park. Ohio. where craftsmen are paid to create works of art. How did it all begin? (continued on Page 10) throughout the county to determine if there is enough citizen support to try another bond proposal, The State Board of Education approved the CEF plan March 14 and earmarked $829.565 in matching funds to be released for county school use after area voters approve a bond. Gilmer County voters have rejected every school bond issue proposed over the last 20 years. While results of the canvass were not complete, it was felt by committee members and school officials that at least 75 per cent of the county's registered voters would have to pledge band support before the committee mary, jailer. Not all of these peremm were jailed at one time, however. The jail bu . capacity for only 30 persons, The number persons tn ttce,,,nb ed was the second htglumt this year. In October. 39 persons here Twenty-one parsm~s were held mt chargee of public intoxication, two en court orders, one for ~on Of marijuana, four on a murder char , one for being AWOL. two on chock warrants, and one on a peace warrant. Three persons were arrested by Sheriff's deputies, nine by State Police. and 22 persons by City Police. Mike Barley demonstrates vertmal flax wheel he crafted with wheel in background.