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2 The GIenville Democrat/ Pathfinder June 2, 1977 ill i i i iiii Editorials & Comments III IIIII III II IIIIII A mayor should be... In the past three weeks we've tried to give you a glimpse of the six candidates running for mayor of Glenville. We hope you've also taken some time to probe these men about their intentions if elected mayor. The men are all well known in town so perhaps you feel you know what to expect of each of them if they were elected mayor. There are, however, a few qualities we think the next mayor of Glenville should possess. He must be a man capable of dealing with important fiscal problems. Next year's city budget totals over $101,000. The city will be spending $10,000 more next year than they did this year. The new mayor must pay close attention to see that the anticipated revenues do actually flow into the city's coffers, And although Glenville Utility is currently climbing out of debt, it must be clod:ely monitored to insure its continued healthy operation. The new mayor must be aware of the realities of competition among cities for federal and state grants. Mayor Delbert Davidson has aggressively pursued grant opportunities and the new mayor must show the same dedication if Glenville is to prosper. The new mayor must also be a man who will exercise sound personnelmanagement. The police department and street and water department crews must be supervised in a manner that will insure their continued good work. But most of all, the new mayor must be a man of great imagination, for many times with the limited funds available, imagination is all he'll have to work with. I II IIII I I I II Clover Line by Roma Adkins [ [ H [ ! I[ I II 4-H camp registration packets were mailed to 4-H club members last week. It would be most helpful if you would return the necessary materials for camp pro-registration to the extension office as soon as possible. Class enrollments for a number of the crafts will be restricted to size and therefore you will want to complete your craft selection form and return it quickly in order to insure registration for the specific classes you desire. No money is to accompany your pre-registration materials as this and your health record will be collected the first evening of camp. I look forward to spending this week at camp together in total 4-H experiences of fun and education. Did you ever wonder what it might be like to have a house guest from another country? This summer Gilmer County 4-H club members and their families will have an opportunity to share their homes with an International Foreign Youth Exchange participant from Norway. Egil Suendsby, 20, is a native of Norway and has been an active member of SKOGSTIERNA 4-H. Along with his two sisters and one brother, Egil assists in caring for a 200-acre agricultural livestock farm, He indicates an interest in sports and fishing and speaks fair English. Currently I am involved in acquiring the names of families in Gilmer County who desire to welcome Egil into their homes for a few days. This will be a unique opportunity for our youth and one which I do not believe we can afford to overlook. To my knowledge this is the first time that our county will have particiapted in the 4-H IFYE program in this manner. The experience of sharing your home with a youth from another country does not occur everyday. If you would like to serve as a host family for our Norwegian guest: please contact me at 462-7061 by June 10 so that the necessary plans and travel arrangements can be made. I hope the phone rings off the hook next week with your responses! II I. I . 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The Glenville Elementary PTA will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the school's library. wed, june 8 The Gilmer County Wool Pool will be held from 7-30 b.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. If you have wool to be consigned at this sale, contact the Extension Office, 462-7061. thurs, june 9 G.C.A.R.S.E. elected Officials, executive board members and chairpersons of committees will meet at 10 a.m. at Gilmer County High School to prepare a program for the coming year. For more information call President June Bell, 462-8183, after 7 p.m. sat, june t t Dawson Farms will sponsor a horse show starting at 7 p.m. men, june t3 The Glenville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the GSC Pioneer Center to plan programs for the coming year. All members and prospeqtive members are urged to attend. I I I l I Letters I I I II I I I I One of the most important functions of the newpaper is to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas. Our "letters" column ts open to any of our readers who may disagree with us or would like to express their opin/oo on subjects about wifleh they think our readers should know. _ II I I _ I ' Consumer News i i I I J by AI"rY, GLEN. CllAUNQCt" BIIOWNINI] We all do a little bit of wishful thinking. When we see an advertisement about a free vacation or gift, we usually read the ad closely to find out how to apply and picture ourselves as winners of a fabulous grand prize. All too often these contests have catches. My office's Consumer Protection Division (CPD) has received many telephone cells in the past few weeks from disgruntled consunmrs reardin contests with false promises and "free" vacations tlmt turn out to be not so free. One woman in Raleigh County complained that she entered a conteat and received a letter informing her that she has won a sewing machine. Enclosed with the letter was a coupon valued at $150 toward the purchase of the machine. The total price was 250, and she was required to make up tim difference. Another woman, from the Huntlneton area, entered a contest and was instructed to send a small amount of money two or three different  in order to claim the grand prize. These examples should open our eyes to the fact that you rarely st something for nothing. The Federal Trade Commission is presently investigating a "free" vacation scheme which ends up ctin8 the consumer over $10 in filing fees, in addition to other charges associated with the vacation. The CPD has these suggestions when dekiing with free offers: -Watch out for telephone calls or mailings which hain with statements such as "You have been specially selected" or "You are under no ob]igat" -Never send money to a company in order to enter a contest. -If you do enter a contest, he sure tO retain copies of the ad and any other correspondence you receive as contestant. -Should you have any doubts that a contest is not legitimate, contact th Better Business Bureau nearest tim sponsor or call my C.umr Potection Division in Charleston. by Nina! What's new under the Did you knowthat plowing the ground during the waxing of between the new and the full moon) will make your ground will be loose and fluffy? On the other hand, the hard and packed if you plow between the full and the ns Or, did you realize that planting corn when the moon is its ears to point up, fill with rainwater and even rot? Well, I sS of you who have farmed for many years have heard and wondered about their validity. The Farmer's Almanac these claims, end nobody ever went wrong, or lost friendly advice. This is the opinion of Delphia, Martha have been farming all their lives. And they seem to are doing becahse they raise the lushest gardens I have peas usually have pods before most people's even flower and are twice as big as mine! "Old Joe Golf used to say that a fellow should not stack of the Moon because it will not settle. It will stay fluffyand will fill with water and rot. When stacked on the old of the more solid and preserve better," said Harry Pierce. "Winter fruit should be picked during the old moon," Delphia. "If you pick apples when the moon is waxing, the decay fester and much of it will spoil. The same goes for potatoes which should be dug during the old moon to help preservation." "If you put wooden shingles on your roof, moon, their ends will curl up, but they will moon is waning," added Harry. All these moon stories sound very fascinating and WhV sh0ld clsstial body gofer away from us cause to rot? AncLwhat is dmrelationship betwee fruit-picking,Wcsidered aupeflciaUy, it does not sense! For this reason many narrow-minded people branded these stories as "old wives' tales". "It is a formally established opinion for many years. Yet, these beliefs and perceptions are based on observation and experience. The farmer may the scientific knowledge to explain why this is so, but he he planted his corn during the waxing of the moon they grew because he has seen it happening over and over again. ears stick up and fill with water. He noticed that yield better crops when planted before the full moon when and fluffy. It is up to the open-minded scientist to farmer is, first of all, a practical person. One cannot plant, breed animals, build barns and validate his observationS But. what is the explanation? Does the Moon really earth? I say the answer is: yes. beyond any doubt! Why? and planets(including the Moon, the Sun and the Earth) act They are surrounded by gravitational fields which are can be measured. After all, if our Earth had no g stick around here. We would ell fly into space. What happens during the full moon or more notably, rising? Our earth becomes situated between two powerful and very distant--the Sun, and the other smaller but close magnets exert a pull upon the earth from both sides and some changes in atmospheric pressure. In order to see happens I recommend the following experiment: Take two magnets and, in between them, place a loosely wrapped in transparent plastic (to prevent them to create cohesion). The magnets should be placed such, hall so their fields will affect it but the ball will not be magnet. Now, watch what happens to the filings, observe that they seem to behave restlessly. They each other and the distance between them will increase the ball is our earth and the magnets are the Sun understand now what farmers mean when they say that and fluffy during the full moon"? It is why the hay ground plows better. Hence, Harry Pierce's observations scientific basel In my own limited experience as bread and that bread grows faster and takes less yeast during My most severe flops, when carefully tabulated, were the waning of the Moon. especially during the Some scientists are beginning to suspect that not Moon but also other planets of the Solar System may the Earth through their electro-magnetic fields energies which we have not discovered yet bu' easiest influences to prove are those of planetary during which two or more planets are focused in the sky. Such conjunctions seem to be related to the are known to affect earthly conditions. This celestial influence the weather and atmospheric pressureS, relationship to social and spiritual events. the "Star of Bethlehem" was not a comet but a (from Mercury to Saturn) in one "spot" in the sky. when combined together, created a comet-like appee gleaming light. The Magi, who were learned in that such an unusual appearance meant that an was taking place. Thus they came to Jerusalem, ssyi: King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the him." (Matthew 2:2)