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June 4, 1976

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The Glenville Pathfinder,00 A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c {Incl. Tax] GLENVHJ.F.: GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 1 'Friday, June 4, 1976- Center receives McCartney to attend Girl's State convention " from GM cheerleader, participate(] in girls J Mr. Elliot and Mr. Hathaway Career Cen- several Motors engine a Chevrolet of carbure- barrel and a along with a and a of the contact with to bring Mr. General i Pittsburgh, get material to him, "We like to take that we the local economic situation. Your approach is the soundest for a long term change. And, we thank you for this opportunity to play a small part in your endeavor." The Career Center staff, especial- ly Mr. Elliot and Mr. Hathaway, Automotive Mechanics Instructors, wish to express their thanks to Mr. Thomas and General Motors for such a donation. They feel that by having these new items for the students to work with, a much better learning experience can take place. The items can be assembled and disassembled by the student to further his knowledge of the latest in automotive trends. Many hundreds of requests for such items are received by General Motors each year and the Center is grateful to receive aids in its first yearof existence. to attend State in June junior at has been Lions Club Mountain- Mill project in practical OUtstanding Mike is employed part-time at the Buccaneer Food|and and attends Light Chapel Church. i: and Mrs. He is Mrs. Herman and Mr. and W.Va. of the Concert and Community in the Leaders Buckhannon Festi- selected with the Michael Furr Kathleen Gay McCartney, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren S. McCartney of Glenville, has been selected by the Women's Club of Glenville as their representative to the Rhododendron Girl's State Convention to be held at Jackson's Mill, June 6-12. A junior at Gilmer County High School, Kathy was recently elected president of the student council for the coming school year. A member of the National Honor Society, she is listed in the 1976 edition of the Society of Distinguished American High School Students. Miss McCartney has served for three years as a freshman and varsity basketball, lettered in girls track and has been a member of the community softball league. She is currently serving as president of the Art Club and GAA historian at school. She has also been a class officer and princess. A member of the high school band, she plays the flute and piccolo. She is presently studying the organ and is very interested in heritage music, especially the dulcimer. An active member of the Glenville Presbyterian Church, Kathy's hobbies include swimming, skating and tropical fish. Rodeo troupe in Festival parade discussed at meeting A request to allow a rodeo troupe to join the Folk Festival parade was approved by State Folk Festival. Inc. members at their monthly meeting held last Wednesday night. i i Names Omitted In the May 27 issue of the Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder, we unintention- ally omitted the following names from the story concerning the Gilmer County High School graduation and honor students. The list should include Debra Sue Frymier and Barbara Ann Smith. Additionally, the following senior Mike Anderson, President of the Gjlmer County Jaycees, announced at the meeting that his group will sponsor a rodeo, to be held at the I. L. Morris riding ring near Glenville, during the Festival weekend and requested permission to have the rodeo participants take part in the annual parade scheduled for Saturday, June 19. The rodeo will be staged from 8 to 10 p.m. the same day and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Anderson said. Folk Festival members also learned during the meeting that Glenville Mayor Delbert Davidson has stated that anyone who sells food products and wares of any kind from a exhibit during the Festival will be Board of Education meets citizens also attended the three day re-uired to urchase a hawker's and , . . tt , P conference at Jackson s Mill Madeline [ ...... '  | peddler s permit, as reqmred by a Chy Dawason, Mary woofter, bammy I . _ |gL'dinance. Exhibitors at previous Reese, Masel Pritt Jess Pri. Frea t | . . ' . | leetivals have nt hetd permits, i was Kflhngsworth and Coy Jammon [ " I pointed out. A committee, appointed [ | by Festival President Fern Rollyson, '  will attend the June City Council meeting to obtain detailed information about the permits. A previously passed motion to establish a 25 cent charge for square dancing was rescinded by the membership as unworkable. The Gilmer County Board of Education met for their regular meeting May 24, in Glenville. Among other items, the hoard approved a resolution to allow the Community Action Association to use school sites for their summer recreation programs. The board also approved a motion to allow the county's special education students to attend the State Special Olympics in Parkersburg, June 5. Also approved were a bus, driver and chaperones to and from the event. A motion was passed to purchase ten Royal 5000 Element typewriters for the high school business education department. Cost of the machines total $4995. Other business included the acceptance of a bid of $2350.00 from Alton Skinner for a six-inch gas line to the new elementary school, approval (Continued on Page 2} In other business, Vern Martin reported that advertising space on all 12 trash barrels has been sold and that the 50-gallon drums are presently being prepared for use. I, L. Morris, he reported, has volunteered to have the barrels steam-cleaned, while Joe Putnam will donate the 60-gallon plastic garbage bags for the" containers. Mack Samples reported that four portable sanitary units will be placed in town during the Festival. It was announced that a bus or van to be used as transportation for an Airstream trailer group frm Hays City to downtown Glenville is still being sought. It was also announced that water and an ice chest will be made available to participants in the muzzleloading rifle shoot to be held during the Festival on Sycamore Road near the Recreation Center. Details given on county schools conservation award The Gilmer County School System, named one of ten school systems in the country to receive a national award for energy conservation, will be putting the money it saved back into the schools. In the project, the learning process extended beyond the savings of energy. Students learned to read meters and thermometers and the importance of preventative mainte- nance of equipment. They improved theiz: skills inhe writing of jou'nals, skits and speeches, and in art by the painting of posters. When the project ended in May, the countywide savings in electricity was 39 percent over the previous year. A 17.5 savings in natural gas was realized from the previous year. As their reward, students received a total of $4,326.01, which represented the actual savings in money from last year, plus $625. more in bonuses. The elementary school students indicated they would pur- chase audio visual materials. lhey high school students planned to survey the student body to determine how they would use the money to improve the educational programs. At the high school, $1,252.80 in electricity and $696.95 in natural gas were saved and earned bonuses of $75 for a total of $2,023.95. At the Normantown elementary school, they were able to save $223.35 on electricity with a $50 bonus., However, since they .. we ui ' i*tlU ;gas usage,, the ..... rebate was reduced to $149.33. At Sand Fork Elementary school the savings were $528.66, and $794.47 and the bonus $200 for a total of $I,523.13 At Tanner elementary school the savings were $67.60, and $166.00, with a bonus of $150 for a total return of $383.60. I At Troy elementary school the savings were $374.50 and $346.50 which earned a bonus of $150 for a, total of $871.00 returned to the students. Kuhl to attend conservation camp ..... Kenneth Kuhl will be attending, along with more than 300 boys and girls, the 1976 West Virginia Conservation Camp at Camp Ceaser, Webster Springs, WV on June 7-12. Kenneth is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Kuhl of Letter Gap. He is a sophomore at Gilmer County High School participating in basketball and track, a FFA member and Christian Youth Group. He is also a member of the Lockney Braves 4-H club, Normantown Scout Troop #70, and the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church at Stumptown. Kenneth was chosen and is being sponsored by the Women's Club of Glenville. Riley Murphy m II : Riley00 Murphy... Still going strong at 91 received a teaching degree from what was then Glenville Normal School. He taughf in Gilmer County for some 33 years. With retirement from the school system just around the corner, Riley looked ahead for a new means of earning a livelihood. With the aid of a home study course, he became a watch repairman. He was so adept in this new-found skill that during World War 2, Riley was commissioned by the U.S. Government to a position as instrument maker and repairman for fine, precision aircraft instruments at Langley Field Air Force Base, Newport News, Virginia. He received a 'Grade A' rating for his services in this work. A multi-talented man, Riley mastered the art of ventriloquism. During the summer months in the 1930's, Riley and Kenneth Khul 'Jimmy', a ventriloquists doll, toured many: areas with a hometown variety show. He is also an accomplished violin, guitar, banjo and mandolin player. He is very much interested in politics and greatly concerned about the condition of the economy. Spry and alert, he has a remarkable sense of recall when it comes to names and faces. 91 years! That's 1,092 months, or 4,732 weeks or approximately 33,215 days. A long time one might say...over the hill. ::, .... : Well, 91 year old Riley Murphy doesn't agree. In fact, spending some time with Riley just might change one's thinking about a lot of things. Some people have a knack for doing things in one lifetime that would take most of us several lifetimes. This reporter visited Riley in his vegetable garden last week and learned some very remarkable things about a very remarkable man. Riley was born in Gilmer County, just above GlenviUe, on April 8, 1885. When he was ten years old, he was forced to drop out of school to help his father with the two .- : \\;, mail routes he operated. Four years later, , .' , he picked up where he left off. He quickly ,,  ....... ,-. advanced through school and ultimately Riley's pride and joy are his gardens. "I have this garden, a smaller one and several patches here and there," he commented as we walked through the one behind his house. He grows a variety of plants, from onions and tomatoes to rhubarb. An avid sports fan, Riley exclaimed, "Being 91 isn't any great handicap...if you stay in shape!" : ! i, !i