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2 The Glenvflle Demmerst/Pathfinder 4 May 21, 1976 m = Sunday, May 30 - Memorial Services +will be held at 1 p.m. at Corder Cemetery in Vadi8 in conjunction with Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 25 - May 25 - Final weight reduction and exercise claeses at 7:30 p.m. in the Medical Center basement. Saturday, May 22 - "Wings of Faith" Sing at the Weston National Guard Armory beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m., no 8dmissimi charge. F6eturin s, "Wtnp of Faith" T.V. and radio dnprs, duets, quarts, trl0'sand choirs, Everyone welcome, Sunday, May 23 - Movie, "A nief in the Night" at the Sand Fork Baptist Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. No admission. Sponsored by the Sand Ferk Baptist Youth Fellowship. Sunday, May 30 - Memorial Services will be held at I p.m. at the Corder Cemetery in observance of Memorial Day. Sunday, May 22 - Clean up day at the Hiney Cemetery all day. Sunday, May 30 - Second Annual reunion of the descendants of Albert and S.F Vanhorn at the Gllmor County Recreation Center. Bring a covered dish. Friday. May 21 - The Smithvflle Eighth Grade class will sponsor a Square Dance with live music at the Smlthville School Gymnasium bednj at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23 - Troy Elementary School Sports Banquet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 - West Virginia Folk Festival meeting at City Hnll at 7:30 p.m. Public is invited. Arts and Crafts Festival has bicentennial theme ::, The Bicentennial theme will be /lected at the North Central West Vlrginin Arts and Crafts Festival with It  of exhibits of historic crafts th those of the p,esent, +: The Memorial Day weekend tival will feature handicrafts such sflversmithing, quilting, and leather lind wood working alongside demon- ations of coin jewelry, dough art, crafts and sand sculpture.  the third annual North Central West Virginia Arts and Crafts Festival be staged in the National Guard Krmory in Falrmont May 30 and 31. Some 70 artists and craftsmen from Wet Virginia. Ohio, Pennsylvania, !awland and Virginia, will demon- strate their skills and offer products for sale. The festival is sponsored by the Fairmont Jewish CemmuniW Center. "The arts and crafts festival is a perfect way to celebrate our nation's Bicentennial," says Henry Stern who serves as co-ordinator. The arts and crafts reflect this history of our country, and with the new techniques and processes developed in recent years, indicate the future direction." Exhibits will include pottery, ceramics, wood toys, nature crafts, statuary, tale painting, macrame, oil painting, stained glass, tinsel painting, homemade candy, and yarn products. Published Every Thursday By GILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING, INC. At 100 E. Main St. GlemdlJo, WV 26381 Phone 482-7309 Seo0etd-Cless postage paid at Gienvlllo cod at additional mailing offices :Subscription price .80 tax Included in Gilrner County;, other West Virginia residents 6.00 tax included. Out of state 8ubeption8 $7.00. Cannot accept subscriptions for less than months. (ALL PRICES EFFECTIVE FEB. 1st, 1976.) ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER CHUCK CAVALLO EDITOR JOAN LAYNE OFFIC Bits and Pieces by Chuck CavaIlo Once again, Gilmer County has the chance to have an 'Instant Library' within its boundaries. The difference in the new proposal is, now, the Library Commission is able to provide funds for total construction and equipment of the proposed library. More than a year ago, the same proposal was made, except, this time, the state would provide total funding for the project. Under the new proposal, Gilmer Countians would only provide funds for yearly operating cost. (Estimated at around $7,500} Unemployment rate drops As a result of a decrease in the rate of insured unemployment in the state, the current duration of West Virginian's Federal Supplemental Benefits {FSB}, Federally-funded com- pensation payable to individuals exhausting other unemployment bene- fits, is being reduced from 26 weeks to 13, Clement R. Bassett, Commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Employment Security, announced. The reduction, required by Federal Law, limits the number of weeks beginning on or after May 16. 1976 for which unemployed West Virginians may receive FSB and will affect individuals fding new claims for Federal Supplemental Benefits after that date, as well as those having more than 13 weeks of benefits remaining on previously established claims. The availability and duration of Federal Supplemental Benefits depend upon the state's insured unemployment rate {IUR} for a moving 13 - week average, Commissioner Bassett ex- plained. If the rate equals or exceeds six percent, an eligible individual may receive Federal Supplemental Benefits equal to 100 percent of his regular benefits {up to 26 weeks). If the rate is less than six percent, but equals or exceeds  five percent, the FSB program will pay only 50 percent of the claimant's regular benefits {up to 13 weeks}. West Virginia's rate, above 6 percent since January, fell to 5.89 percent recently, triggering the 13-week reduction in current entitle- ment effective May 16. Should the rate drop below five percent, the FSB program would terminate in the state after a 13-week phase-out period. To be eligible for Federal Supplemental Benefits, a claimant must be totally or partially unemployed and meet the requirements of the West 000000OOOOOOOO Originally, if approved, operating costs would be shared between the County Commission and the city of Glenville. Sources indicate that Glenville City Fathers are still willing to consider this ff the County Commission will do the same. The library is for Gilmer County. Some people don't seem to realize that the Glenville State College Library cannot hope to meet the varied needs of all the people in the county. It is a college library for college students. The monthly bookmobile visit is almost phased out of existence. Virginia Unemployment Compensation Law, including being able to work, available for full-time work, and registered for work with the Employment Service. A claimant may be disqualified from receiving Federal Supplemental Benefits for voluntarily leaving employment, being discharged for misconduct, or other reasons cited in the state Unemployment Compensa- tion Law. Federal Supplemental Benefits, payable to an eligible claimant at the same weekly rate as his exhausted regular claim, are funded entirely by the Federal government. Claims for Federal Supplemental Benefits may be filed at the nearest unemployment compensation office of the West Virginia Department of Employment Security. The FSB program will end in all states on March 31, 1977: SUBURBIA "It's your broker. Do you want to take the call here, or on the extension in the study?" News for Consumers Atty. Gen. Chauncey Brewinj Dne out of every five people changes residence each year, and 20% of those who move file damage or loss claims. It is therefore very important for consumers to know how to prepare for a move so that problems can be kept to a minimum. The secret to a good move is good planning. It is best to choose a moving company a month or two before your desired moving date. Have several companies send a representative to your home for an estimate. In order to help you make a selection, each mover is rtluired to furnish a report of its performance along with "Summary of Information for Shippers of Household Goods", a pamphlet prepared by the Interstate Commerce Commission. You should remember that the exact cost of your move cannot be determined until your household goods are weighed after the van is loaded. Keep this in mind when the representative gives you an estimate - it may cost more or less depending on the actual weight. Beware of companies that may offer an unrealistically low figure in order to secure your business. You may want the mover to pack your household goods before the transfer: however, this may mean an additional charge. Even though they do the packing and unpacking for you, there are certain preparations which are your responsibflib/. Major appliances require disconnecting and special services to protect them during shipment. Any items attached to walls or floors, such as draperies or tacked-down carpeting should be removed. Never pack money, jewelry or important documents with the rest of the shipment because the mover may not be liable for their loss or damage. It is essential that you understand how much the shipper is responsible for in the event your goods are lost or damaged. Unless you purchase additional coverage, you will be reimbursed 60 cents par pound per article for each item damaged or lost. If you wish to be paid full value for lost or damaged articles, you must declare a lump-sum value for the entire shipment and pay an extra charge depending  the value you declare. At the time of pickup, the mover will issue you a bill of lading which is the contract of transportation between you and the mover. This is an important document since it serves as a receipt for your goods. On the bill of lading you should find the weight of the van before loading {tare weight), the correct destination address, and information on bow to notify you of any costs and delays. As a final note, before the movers leave, check the inventory of your goods and be sure that you agree with them on the condition of the items packed. There are several agencies you may contact if you have any questions about moving. The Interstate Commerce Commission, 3103 Federal Building, 500 Quarrier Street, Charleston, W. Va. 25301, handles questions concerning moves from one state to another. The Public Service Comission, Motor Carrier Division, State Capital/ Charleston, W. Va. 25305, handles matters involving moves within West Virginia. Or you may call our Consumer Prbection Division in Charleston at 348-8986 for further information. The opportunity to grasp young and old of source of varied, informative reading especially for them. A satisfy this need. Money is not the funds lying about themselves enough are not discussing though, that can be just for the asking. keep it up? There is couldn't! There is shouldn't. FmHA available to assist development J. Kenton Lambert, State Director of the Farmers Home Administration, recently pointed out that there are many ways his Agency's authorities and available assistance can be used to provide severely needed public utilities and other essential community facilities for West Virginia communi- ties which have populations less than 10,000. This fiscal year has already seen more water and sewer dollars made available through FmHA to assist more West Virginians in acquiring new or improved water or sewer service than in any previous year. Lambert revealed that during the first 9 months of this Pineal year more than $15,600,00 has been made available in the form of loans and grants for 26 projects which serve over 94,000 people. The Farmers Home Administra- tion makes its loans and grants for water and sewer available to public bodies and nonprofit organizations, which are rural in nature and serve primarily rural residents, to develop or improve domestic water supply systems and waste disposal systems. The term "rural" is defined as any area not having a city or town of more than 10.000 population located within it. A borrower's total indebtedness for these loans, together with any assistance in the form of a grant, cannot exceed $4,000,000 at any one time. The maximum term or length of time for the loans is 40 years and the present interest rate is 5%. Grants can be made up to 50o/0 of the total eligible cost of a project and are sub}act to Grants are extent individual lion to debt equal to 10 income for specific 'New ments and closely projects." values up enough to grant in a short concluded. In sewer Agency now credit under 10,000 range of hospitals, industrial ambulance tars, town the like. essential for -is in all assistance, further noted county or schools f'mancial We are improve the State's The new position to diverse Byrd's.Eye By U5. Senator America in During this bicentennial year, we are being remind- ed constantly of America's p a s t-- a worthwhile en- deavor, since ours is in- deed a glorious history. Yet, as we celebrate our 200th anniversary as a na- tion, we should spend as much effort looking at where we are going as we spend looking at where we have been. Experts p r e d i c t that, from a material stand- point, the future looks bright for the United States. By the year 2000, for example, our gross na- tional product will have more than doubled to at least $3 trillion, and, with a projected population of 250 million persons, the average family income is expected to be about $23,- 000 annually. The trend toward small- er families is expected to continue, which will help to balance the increased costs of education for the American family. And, be- cause of the smaller num- ber of children per family, women will be holding more than 40 percent of the jobs by the turn of the century. Employment op- portunities for both men and Women should acceler- ate, specifically in the sere- the Future ice sector and one of sons for merit will be more ing fewer Currently, work week could be by the leisure greater most Also, the of AmeriCa according to mentalists, the retur the had not eral years. OUS, one "that we needed all, of problems.' Thus, America to insure remember lng a is as terial legacy earlier rekindled and after us.