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Glenville, West Virginia
May 16, 1975     The Glenville Democrat
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2 The GlenvUle l]Was rat/Pa dar I . I i~lU I I I il i ii May ~ 1975 i i ii i iil It raised in flowers. central ~ o. c Id born and not know about and" animals native to All any chiid needs to do is walk out of any backyard and he or she is immersed in nature, unlike the "disadvantaged" city child who must contend with miles of asphalt, concrete, glass and other urban artifacts. But we live in a unique time many children would rather watch television portrayals of family life and yearn to tinker with cars and motorcycles to the exclusion of playin8 in the fields and streams of the radults opt for this lifestyle, too, and furniture and go for a Sunday drive rather than co-mingle with the beauty around us. But in the last analysis, our environment is our most important ptxKluct, to :borrow a portion of a TV slogan. And we appla Normantown School officials for creating the'.u- tmtdoor science laboratory. It is a tremendous facility for helping children learn about their land and the life it nurtures. It also teaches children about the fragile conditions which must be observed and encouraged in order to promote life as nature plans. It's especially heartening to hear teachers speak of studying nature in terms of co-habitation. Many of us forget that we share our environment with plants: animals, and othm- living things. Too often we tend to think of man as a manipulator of nature, bonding or breaking the delicate balance created us in to construct a man-made edifice. If our ehildran are helped to become aware of nature's plan for. survival their educational experience will be one which we can all be proud of. a notorious pest here and throughout Introduced in the 1950's and widel3 living fence and agreed and cover for wildlife, the plant has infiltrated thousands of acres of hilly farmland. It crowds out crop and pasmmland and most landowners would like to be rid of it. ' But there are those who believe the cure for multiflora rose will be worse than the plant itself, A large number of landowners have signed up to use Tordon 10K on the rambling rose, too rugged for environmentally acceptable herbicides The agriculture departmenL Environmental Protection Agency amt Dew Chemical Co. will jointly monitor the appli tion of Tordon 1OK in three counties, including neighboring Braxton county. The monitoring will attempt to resOlve the issue of the harmfulness of tim herbicide, There is no doubt that Tordcm 1OK will kill multiflora rose. , But there have been protests filed, one by the National Wildlife Federation. Which claim the use of Tordon 1OK pre nts "a po , persistence and accumulation flint poses a problem not only for fish but also for plantlffe and the organisms which feed on it." Robert Leo Smith, professor of wildlife management at WVU said studies have shown the herbi has la in thesoft forUt least 566 days when applied at five acre. "'Avplied at 32 ounces he added, "it affectea alfalfa soybeans for nine months after a :, Tordon lOI( will be used this summer's experiment at the rate ,of 40 per acre. We would hope that the monitoring process will be a order to ensure that, while hopefully be will not By ' I~JBUS~, INC. Second-Clam mmm at (]hmd Subscription price ~J6.00 pkm 15 cbnts sate tax in Gilmm" County; ~ West Virginia residents $6.60 plus 17 cents tax. Out of su~ 8ubedptJons t6.00~ Can not accept subscriptions for le~ than (J months, JIM JACOBS ................................... ED~'OP JOAN LAYNE ................. CIRCULATION MANAGER by Jim lacol ppear to be so many persons in Gilmer County who are confused about news articles and a ertme" manta, editorials and col- umns, that I've decided to hold a modest class in journalism. There are almost as many definitions of news as there are newspapermen, including my favorite: News is what editors say it is. But Dean Lyle M. Spencer of the University of Washington said 50 years ago: "News is any event, idea, or opinion that is timely, that iatertmts or affects a large number of persons in a cemmunity, and that is capable of being understmd by them." We do not ask payment from persons who bring us news stories. It does cost, however, to print advertisements. An advertisement could be classified as being newsworthy. But it usually consists of an out-and-out sales pitch, including price and other commercial qualifies. These items, hopefully, are never run as news stories. There are all types of news stm-ies. Politics, education, crime, sports, society page, personality features, medicine, science, business, public health and the usual straight news stories, such as the TRIP bus schedule. These stories tell what is happening, as objectively as possible, without editorial opinion. If a citizen or company sends us a news story of this type we check it out and then edit the copy carefully to eliminate unnecessary, frivolous details and print it in concise, readable fashion. Many readers complain that news stories, like Mrs. Agnes Moore's announcement of her daughter's acceptance into college, were unfairly cut short or "censored," probably because we didn't like Mrs. Moore. Not so. The ori ginal story penned by her was far too long for the purpose of the story. Readers, are not concerned that her daughter is: looking for a nice place to live in Ohio, what her plans are. already, for graduate school and whet her future occupation might be. We just need to know the immediate, reliable news. Editing, in this sense, is a sort of "cleaning up." The only money we charge customers, besides for ads, are for photographs of weddings, engage- manta, and anniversaries taken by other photographers than our own. This is a tradition in Gilmer County and among other rural weeklies because many persons use this newspaper announcement to let friends and neighbors know of the blessed event instead of sending out invitations or cards. Everything else is considered newsworthy and is accepted free of charge. We are pleased to receive news stories and other tips from our readers. These bits of news are the backbone and stud of the business. Without this help, we would be hurting for stories and ideas to pursue at a later date. Another practice which is usually frowned upon by editors is the running a news story two weeks in a row. For example, the coach of the Sand Fork basketball team insisted we run a photo we took of his team two weeks in a row with the same story. Why? Because they had won the county tournament. We believe in recognition due, but news changes each week and we owe our readers a new sports page week after week. Besides, this insistence at recognition comes on a bit too strong to be legitimate. Some persons receive fair coverage and then are upset if an additional story is not played up to feature style. Editorials and columns are usually found on the same page. They both reflect opinions. Editorials are opinions of the newspaper, carefully thought out and based on facts. Traditionally in the U.S., the libertarian press {as opposed to newspapers in oppressed nations} has served as the watchdog or conscience of the community. It is a tremendous moral responsibility for editors to assume positions on various issues. These positions are taken with the welfare of the community in mind. Many of them, for that reason, are unpopular with some segments of the community. Other editorials are unpopular with the majority of the community. But that's okay. Minority rights and positions are often expressed in editorials if that particular news- paper deems it worthy. My column is also considered a type of editorial. But my column is my opinion, not shared with the publisher or executive editor. It is a very personal type of news reporting and can be humorous or serious, depending upon the writer's style and inclination. Columns are a part of the newspaper tradition. Hopefully, people enjoy reading the opinion of a professional journalist who may shed light on some small or large piece of information. News and opinions have traditionally been separated in most publications. News should be opinion-free and as objective as possible, In news stories, one is concerned with reporting facts and allowing readers to draw their own conclusions. Editorials and columns allow journalists to tell their side of the news story, in most cases. Another point: newspapers always make mistakes. And unlike most mistakes, are out front for all to see. When a newspaper errs, it usually publishes a correction and, if necessary, an apology.. We strive to be as accurate and fair as possible. I III I I I IIII To the Editor: Thought you might be interested in some information concerning Jack GreTnolds, graduate of AldersowBroaddus College and West Virginia University: Basketball coach at Barberton High School... 1974-75 season {with four sophomores and one senior) record 21-3... wean Akron Sectional, District and went to the Regional Tournament Finals... team was ranked No. 1 in the state most of the year... Final rankings 6th UPI poll. 7th AP poll. Jack has been chosen to coach the North team in the states annual North-South All-Star game in Marion. Ohio in June. and was chosen Summit County Coach of the Year for the third time in six years. He has coached 20 years - had 20 Winning seasons - won 14 conference championships. Career coaching record 313 wins 94 loses. He is the son of Mrs. Allie Graynolds of Glenville. married to Mary Burke of Sand Fork. has a 9 year old son Jack, Jr. s=k M= ,a 2358 Csntem ltd. Akrm, Ohlo Berbers WJJJJems The tragedy trend in motion wrong-it's not that I'm prej wish you loads of it. I do feel, however, l towns have been discriminated a with which we can identify. For instance, it is hard for me to floor of an apartment complex certainly tried!) I've never even And visualize Agony Airlines baler twine just in time to prevent a Airport. Somehow, as they used to say make it. I propose rural relevance in motioa l writers end directors come out here make movies that are true-to-]Life. I here for the taking. Talking out of my hal you say? you tragedy! Try this: every-week trip to the laundromat three spinster school teachers, a when an automatic washer turns entertainment.) Malnstreet Traffic '75 - Two on their way to HI) Lesson Leade: car in an onslaught of unexplaina]Me for the faint of ]mart! (This movie central W.V.) W O=-A causes panic in a small town and forc~ closer until the quietus. Day ~dtlm Carwesh- A innocent 4-H agent, forcing her, Mexican hat-less dance until the ( is all wet.) - Desperate travelling salesmen try to find a cup (Tense dram in this one.) So who says Hollywood has all tl :! 6i/mr C sty Second Monday each mouth - Bo tm meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Third Mondays each me th - meetin|, 7:30 p.m. at hish school's GSC pao nse commm p.m. Tuesdays, Thursday=, 7.,8 p.m. Thursday, IM~y 15 - p.m. Friday, May 16 - Gflmer HaIL 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17 - Sins, Church, Rt. S Mkmday, May 19 - Hm~e talk M=r important 1e881 matters, 7:30 p.m. invited. Tuesday, May20 - GlenvtHe 7:30 p.m. at Lodge Hall m i tn wh Thursday, May Department, Mineral ltd., 9-11:30 Senim. Cltizmm meetins, 7:30 p.m. at Ceatm'. Sudly, May 2,5 - LO.O.F. Ssrvks, LO.O.F.Cemetery, By U.8. OPEC Certe h A funny thing has hap- pened to the oil shortage; sure it has turned into a glut. The That doesn't mean our tries petroleum problems are about over. What it does mean they is that the oil-consuming countries have a chance" to has crack the cartel and bring by the price down. tel A decline in consump- in tion. especially in Europe for and Japan, and the races- as sion---which ironically The OPEC's extortionate price- strai~ rigging helped to bring reaso~ about---are causing a world- m a k i ! wide surplus of petroleum deals products. Industrial pro- hopes ducUon is down every- tion where--around 12% in the ing U.S.--and oil use is down being with it. terest; Sufficient r e a s o n for are seeking to break the car- tel exists in the fact that cut there is little or no rela- tionship between the price witldrt of producing a barrel of been oil and the price OPEC has ture been demanding for it. In bia's a good pert of the Middle spect East it costs about I0 cents a barrel to get crude out It of the grouml--for which U.S. consumers have had of to pny $11.65 or more a at the barrel, leum ~_tary Kissinger 1974, proposed putting an artifl- ('iai $7-a-barrel floor under from fhe price of |ml~)rted oil. five That is prol~ibly unsound they economics, even if thc this laudable objective is to In'O- The c tt~'t U.S. efforts to deveh)p " Hvery alternative fuels. If mar- made ket ffffces ate, allowed to hold.