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4 The Glenvme Democrat/Pathfinder May 20, 19/6 WVDH builds new machine from spare parts What do you do when the product you use all the time is only made by one company - and it goes out of business? If you're the West Virginia Department of Highways, you build a new machine from spare parts on hand. With ingenuity and a few safety modifications, the machine will be better than the original and should attract the interest of national manufacturers. The Department experienced exactly such a problem recently when the builder of its 14-year-old power broom units ceased to produce the cleaning devices that are used _ _ IHI I I . . throughout the state, particularly in preparing the highway for paint stripping. One manufacturer, who had purchased the original idea. could supply the Department with six-foot units on four-wheel drive. But all that was necessary was a 30" model that could be operated with two-wheel drive in front of a pickup truck. And repair of the old models was prohibitively high, The problem was turned over to the massive DOH Equipment Division at Buckhannon. Division Field Supervisor Harry E. [ I I K eaton Medical Equipment Company Is Now The Frsrfchtsed Dealer In This Am• For The Kendall Company (Curity) Shipment Arrived This Week With 45 Different First Aid Items Now In Stock Also Dealer For Ferno-Washington, M.S.A. Armstrong Ind., Hudson Oxygen Your Complete First Aid & Supply Center KEATON MEDICAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY GASSAWAY, W.VA. I _ [ II I . II I ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: : SMILEN NEW Et USED • NEW SEWING MACHINES • m m SALE ON AUTO PARTS ' • • Oil Filters $2.00 • • m Condensers, Points, Plugs 10% Off • a Taking in sewing -- from men's In baby's • m • • and many other items • a • ii 7 So. Lewis St. Glenville, W. Va. • iBilDBBBBIBBB•BD•IBaHBIBIUEIDIDIDIDKI••OIDBIDID•B ROBERTS DOZER SERVICE 850 Case All Hydraulic Blade Call Roberts - Glenville, W. Va. Phone 462-7438 READY 1"O RE'I'I RN to its job of cleaning state's highways is power broom unit recently modilled by Department of Highways' Equipment Division at Buckhannon. Chapman and a team of highly skilled mechanics began by salvaging parts from discarded mowing machines for the broom unit, which was mounted on a new pickup truck for each of the Department's ten districts. Power units developed from scrap parts, chiefly old engines that had been used to power salt and cinder spreaders, were mounted in the back of the truck so that they could be removed, along with the broom, if the vehicles were needed for other uses. Operated from inside the truck with only three levers, the power unit hydraulically moves the broom 60 inches from side to side on the front of the truck, and can angle it 30 degrees on the right or 35 degrees on the left when needed for cleaning the highway. Recent modifications by the Equipment Division have added new safety factors to the heavily used units. A convenient fail-safe switch to kill the power and a cover to prevent hot oil from squirting into the cab should the hydraulic system be damaged are now available to the driver. Although a commercial sweeper is now on the market, it must be manually shifted from side to side for optimum use. "We think our broom is better," says Highway Commissioner W.S. Ritchie, Jr.. "and we're proud of the Introducing A New Line... SUZUKI WeSell SUZUKI For Fun And Reliability Mid-State.Marina Route 19 North Sutton Phone 765-7325 ability of our employees to devise new machinery and new methods. Not only does such an invention provide a new utilization for material that might otherwise be discarded, but it also saves the Deparh-n, .It - and the taxpayers - money.'" Junior High Fellowship to Marietta The junior high fellowship of the First Baptist Church commemorated the bicentennial year by taking a trip to Marietta, Ohio, to visit the Campus Martius museum on May the 15th. This museum housed the part of the Fort Campus Martius in which a revolutionary war soldier by the name of Rufus Putnam lived. The young people viewed the artifacts belonging to first settlers in the Northwest Territory. A highlight of the trip was a tour of the steamboat J.P. Snyder and an hour's ride on the Muskingum River on the paddle-wheeler Valley Gem. Coninss Home Club meets The Coning's Home Demonstration Club met for their May meeting at the home of Mavis Cole, with 11 members present. Betty Cole had devotions and she was leader of the lesson, "How to Cope with Change and Stress." There were five "Show Hews" Clarence Maze selected president of Virginia college from Indianna University, he left for Ibadan, Nigeria where he served for two years as Chairman of the Commercial Teacher Training Project under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development through Ohio University. Upon his return, he remained on the faculty of the University of Tennessee for seven years until returning to his alma mater in 1972 as Dean of Academic Affairs. Maze is married to the former Marlene Dotson of Pennsboro. They have two sons, John and Tom. Clarence Maze, Jr., a 1953 graduate of Glenville State College, has been appointed president of Richard Bland College, a branch of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, effective August 1. Maze has held a number of professional and administrative posi- tions. After receiving his degree from GSC, he served two years in the United States Army. He completed his Master's degree at West Virginia University in 1966 and began teaching at Glenville State. In 1962, after earning a Doctorate Kanawha Homemakers meet members to vote on a belle to represent Gilmer County at the Folk Festival June 17-20. : The recrmtlon committee assisted by *Pare r Ratliff provided games and contests at the close of the business meeting. The recreation committee consists of Rosa Belle Gainer, Bea Roberts and Deanna Williams. Refreshments were served by Pam Ratliff and Sandy Cunningham. Twenty-one members were pre- sent. Next meeting will be held June 7 with Pam Ratliff as leader. The Kanawha Drive Homemakers met May 3 at the Community building for their regular meeting, President Nancy Barton" presiding. 'Dgons were en by Mrit0"Stalnhker. The • "L; " ' : f lesson as  "Copin il ICTge" and was led by Reva Bennett. A nominating committee consist- ing of Pam Ratliff, Ruth Williams and Mary Ann Howes. was appointed by the President. The club voted to serve a dinner for the Folk Festival belles at the Community building on Friday evening, June 18. Ballots were given to all • Speed Q. • Gibson • Zenith • Washers • Refrigerators • Televisions See the Zenith Color Sets on display. We install and service all sales. RHOADES PLUMBING  FURNITURE 15 Powell St. Glenville Phone 462-7355 WE SERVICE ONLY WHAT WE SELL PRE-APPROVED AUTO LOANS Todayls Way to Buy a Car 1. Come in; tell us your plans. 2. We'll pre-approve your credit. 3. You shop around as a cash buyer. KANAWHA UNION : BANK 51enville The Reed, Jeff Furr, Carney, Gina Davis, Myra Chico, Steve chaperones Mrs. Tim Killinl Mrs. John MI were unable t Reed, Mindy ] Steve shown. guerite, Mildred, sue' Thelma. Sue  our hostess ments. They in June. HAP and on a your to for a travel be. looks, on *a mild K2r@ let item: usable or wel to your and hing6 don't tween with such Fold body than vent Copies d Democrat Community mers Conrad's Pioneer Go-Mart Bookstore, InC.