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lVllay 29, lr/s Tim Gienville lh.,m~:rat:Pa~hF~#er day 200 years became a colonel in the War 19 years PJanter was But an entire and taverns in he protested the. Second that the task for my far beyond my his "conviction and want of COnduct of the so and recom- be given to veteran of the Campaigns. Ward and John be given the already was of some 14,000 had been at Boston ever Lexington and 1775. Congress Adan rose to Arms to SUPl rt of British Jor the New ? to raise six riflemen in Mary~nd. and approvingly saw ace darken in Adams went on COmmander in t r . O.S. Army's first g!neral opposed his own promotion by Natmnal 6eograpbic Society chief of the new army was a ~enttem~)n from Virginia. Washington left the room. so as not to be present during the debate on his quatffic~,tions. The discussion centered more on geography than on him. There were objections that since the fighting had been in Massa~usetts and all the men under arms were from New England, the solider sho~d be led by someone they already knew-ff not General Ward, then another officer from the northern colonies. Practical Politics Prevail The Founding Fathers were as much practical politicians as any of today's congressmen. Washington became the unanimous choice because he was the ideal compromise candidate. A commander from the south leading New England troops was seen as a demonstration of colonial unity. And it assured southern support for the campaign around Boston. which all felt would end the war within 90 days by bringing Parliament to its senses. The vote was taken on Thursday, June 15. and the following day Hancock announced that George Washington, Esq., had been chosen as commander in chief and that Congress hoped the gentleman would accept. He did, in a brief speech reiterating that "I do not think my seli" equal to the Command I am honeured with." He declined the $500 monthly" pay congress had voted, and" pledged instead to submit "an exact Account of my expenses." On Saturday. June 17. Washington received his commission, drafted in the name of "The Delegates of the United Colonies." It was the same day the British won a'costly victory at Bunker HiLl. Within a week. Washington around the county departed for Massachusetts and on July 3 assumed command of his army at Cambridge. If he hesitated to accept what he described as "This arduous employ- ent at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness," earlier he had been even more reluctant to take up arms a~ainst Britain. Struggled With Conscience tlow be agonized over the conflict between his loyalty to the crown and devotion to the American cause is shown in a new educational film. "George Washington: The Making of a Rebel." The film. one of a series of 12 on "Decades of Decision: The American Revolution.' was produced by the National Geo~ravhic Society in association with public broadcasting station "WQED-TV in Pittsburgh, wnn the cooperation of the Carnegie-Mellon University. No rebellious hothead. Washing- ton in the Film is a retired military officer with the honorary rank of brigadier general, one of the richest men in North America. and very much part of the estabhshment. His chief concerns were the operation of his extensive planation at Mount Vernon and securing the western borders--where he held land-against Indian. attacks. He considered himself an Englishman first and a Virginian second. The Boston Tea Party repelled him because of the destruction of property, But as 1774 wore on. the British retaliatory measures against Massa- chusetts, including closing the port of Boston in order to starve the colony into subrnisaion, alienated him. Washington was a member of Virginia's House of Burgesses. which met at Williamsburg in May and voted to support Boston in its struggle. Virginia's royal governor promptly dissolved the House. The indignant legislators recon- vened their meeting elsewhere, and Washington joined them. He had become a rebel, and a year later became their commander in chief in the fight for independence. Med School grads consider state practice Nearly half of West Virginia University School of Medicine's Class of 1975 will spend their first postgraduate year in West Virginia. Forty from the class of 78 men and four women who were graduated in medicine this month will remain in the state - 30 of them at University Hospital in Charleston and 20 at other West Virginia hospials and locations in Charleston, Clarksburg, Kingwood, South Charleston, and Wheeling. The figures are even better than last year when more than one-third of the 77 WVU-educated new physicians stayed in West Virginia for their internship or first year of residency, Compared to just two in the Class of 1973 and 12 in the Class of 1974, 17 members of this year's class chose the field of family practice. SAVE GAS JIM WEGMANN, INC. Your Authorized Voikswegen Dealer 1710 14th St. Parkenburg, W. Ve. 485-5451 II Your Home Storm Doors, aluminum or white finish Safety Glass Storm Windows, aluminum or white finish. Awnin_ . eight colors, any size FREE ES' IMATES MADE AT YOUR HOME Call or Write ARLIE AYERS 354-7538 or KENNETH WHIPKEY 354-6990 Grantaville, WV ! STORE MOUltS Monday, Tuesday, 11hureday, Friday - 9 to 5 p.m Wednuday, Saturday - 9 to 1 p.m. NEW FALL SUBURBAN IFAILN4 AND I ANC[ CATALOG AVAILABLE wrrH MANY 1Tl: Jt PRICED 5% TO 35% THAN THE EDITION. 482-7 - 462.a4a3 -Authorized CATALOG SALES MERCItANI' ,i ii OWNED AND OPEIIATI BY IANF3' I IIIII I III I I ~ .... II ......... J. mxcz,m. D.O. |le ~,A~Y MAIN I~IPN~'V @LENVILLIL Wlr, lrr 11N|INIA |e$1n May 23, 1975 To the Voters of Glenville= To fullfill our Civic Duty, my f ri. and neighbors encouraged me to run for May< : of Glenville. It is important that an hone ;t intelligent, and dedicated person represen% you in this most responsible position. 'lq~.~: people' s choice of Mayor will receive my he p e and congratulations. I wish each of the candidates success, with Gods help, to b~i~9 t~, Glenville high grade and efficient ]eadcr hi}?. It would be a great honor to help the ills" of the City, however, Z am withdrawi from the Mayorial Election. True to the Doctor's Hippocratic Oath, I shall help you in any way morally and physically possible. 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