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2 The Gienvtlle Democrat/PathJ~der June S. 1975 I _ . I I We commend Rep. John Slack for disclosing the sources of his income to his constituents. While Slack has been criticized in the p st for not disclosing his finances, he apparently understands that the conduct of many politicians has been open to question as a result of the Watergate-related revelations. He seems to realize that unusual measures are necessary to counter suspicion. The congressman disclosed the sources for his income in the Congressional Record. We regret the Suspicion prevalent in politics that prompted Slack to reveal his income sources, but we commend the congressman's action for the inspection of Ell. f Commencement ceremonies contain the same message: students have completed a long term of study and emerged to the next stage of development. Graduati . rks some sort of watershed. There is an end to a period of preparation and on to the next step. It's an initiation which, in one form or another, is observed in every society in the world. What we fail to realize is that we commence or begin our lives anew each day. And all that's passed before our eyes has prepared us for the next day, the next challenge. The older we get, the more we realize that school commencement is more symbolic than real. The trick is not to look back on our years of preparation as the "golden years." We're always being prepared for what follows. The best part is that we have "another chance" almost every day to perfect ourselves, to find our direction, to pursue our dreams. To all those who've celebrated official commencements, we wish you the best of luck. Your lives have begun again, and you're on the verge of a new adventure. It appears that Cedar Creek State Park is about to receive a long-awaited face-lifting. State park officials have finally responded to the urgings of area residents, the park superintendent and this newspaper by promising to consider implementing improvements designated several years ago. Apparently, the State Parks bureaucracy is a slow-moving, cumbersome animal, suffering from a lack of manpower and resources necessary to carry out projects which have been promised and paid for. Perhaps something needs to be done in the way of stream-lining the division's organization. There is no good reason why improvment projects should be delayed by as much as three years after money has been appropriated and released. Much more needs to be done to ready the park for tourists and area residents. But. we have at least been notified that some of the projects will be undertaken. We hope that additional work will soon be considered. The Iota Omega Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon TKE of Glenville State College wishes to take this opportunity to thank bv Jim Jacobs Some of the most pressing problems in our society emerged recently at a Senior Citizens "speak-out" at Jackson's Mill, attended by 21 persons from Gilmer County. While many persons rail against welfare and "free handouts," the dilemma faced by our aging citizens can only be eased by increasing the amount of financial and structural protection to keep them from merely surviving. It is obvious when you hear the pleas for help. These are people who have worked very hard for a lifetime and now find themselves at the end of the road, facing a bleak future, unless assistance is provided. Several seniors told panels composed of legislators, civic leaders and government officials that with rising costs they had to choose between heat or food. One women told how many elderly persons using a six-to-eight party line, were forced by the telephone company to change to a two-party line. increasing their cost for telephone service 30 percent or more. The speak-outs, now in their sixth year and sponsored by the West Virginia Commission on Aging, were planned to point out problems faced by elderly person on fixed incomes so that steps can be taken to overcome them. It's going to take a lot to overcome some problems. "Recently a man I know was in the hospital and was told by his doctor he was ready to be sent home. The man told the doctor he had no home nor anywhere to go. Since Medicare would not cover the room costs, he was forced to leave," said Robert Ross of McDowell County. "The man worked 40 years in the coal mines but hadn't been able to save any money-he wasn't prepared for old age. With no nursing home in our county and no one to come into the home to provide care, are we to forget this man or others like him?" West Virginia ranks 50th in Medicare services although state residents pay the same premiums as other states, a recent study revealed. This situation is due primarily to the lack of home health care services in the state. One of the conclusions reached at the end of the weekend-long conference is the need for a national health program and protective services for the elderly. Legal services for the elderly are now being provided in West Virginia. including Gilmer County, and none too soon. Consumer fraud was frequently mentioned during the speak-outs. Too many senior citizens are being ripped off by illegal or unethical business practies. The major theme stressed throughout the conference was that there are thousands of persons in the state who must survive the present economic crisis on low, fixed incomes and they need all the help we can give them. It's going to take financial assistance and a great deal of social and economic planning to combat senior citizens' pressing problems. Physicians who refuse to accept Medicare assignments must be encouraged to help care for the elderly. Pharmacists should be encouraged to fill prescriptions generically rather than with the more expensive brand-name drugs. More doctors and other health care personnel must be encouraged to locate in West Virginia. The costs of economic survival should be lessened for all persons on fixed incomes. And perhaps we need to rethink our position on assistance to persons in need such as our senior citizens. In many cases, we are obligated to help these valuable members of our society regain their sense of dignity and worth. We are so generous with our tax dollars when it comes to defense spending. Why do we grimace when it comes to helping our fellow man? i_ IIIIII I II III IIl III Ill I To the Editor: In a short time, we will be leaving Gilmer County to resume medical training in California. We want to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has made our experience so great. Having coming from a different area and culture, we are grateful to those who have shared their lives with us and have allowed us to share our lives and training with them. Clearly the time spent in GlenviUe will greatly influence our lives. We also want to express special thanks to those with whom we worked at the Gilmer County Medical Center, Early Childhood Development and Health Dept. They are responsible "for making our jobs so rewarding. We wish the best for the people of Gilmer County who have given us two very good years. We willthink of our "second home" often. Russ and Pat SiJventein To the Editor: I am a former resident of Gilmer County and thought you may be interested in knowing that my son, Randall Wayne Marks graduated May 9 with honors. from The Colorado School of Mines. Golden, Colorado with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. He received an award from The American Institute of Chemistry for the outstanding Senior in his class in the field of Chemistry. He has |irblrl WBIiams 11 was. all told. a pretty good week 4-H'ers. To begin with, both iunior and judging teams placed first in the members are ROd Somerville. Ins Dawn Hinzman. Sue Reed, Jeff Baile Willard Wright. and Dave Skinner. Everett Mason. our co-worker) is coach also vying for honors as one of the understand. I think it would be really group to the international contest. The other nice thing that happened was Day, last Saturday. Over on hundred despite threatening clouds, and ran raceS, displayed exhibits until after lunch. I was particularly pleased to see some of represented at this event. Ellis Country Pioneers,and Tanner Pioneers joined the took home their shares of the ribbons. I was the tricycle race for older always bad a sadistic streak, and those one beck of a time pedalling their vehicles. close match, though, since the winner manageil the finish line with only two wheels. No, that's! l Everett Mason, Adren Jones mud O.IL Tri-dtatrict winning land judging team Somerville, lea Burkhammer, Jan llinmmmm Sue Ann Reed, David Skinner. ]eft Gary Bush and WUIard WHght. Our distinguished iudges were Patsy (pronounced "shoe-strum"} and Cousin Rose}. They were a lot of help, except nobody's perfect, I guess. I would like to thank Tom Minney for pong match, and the unidentified baseballs for me. This week on the 4-H agenda is Junior Saturday. Other than that, most camp planning, so if you are a 4-H member, I bag out of the mothballs and get psyched! 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AUCTIONEER: ROBERT J. residents fpi" your cooperation and assistance in our recent also received a scholarship from Harvard Graduate School where he'll begin bath tub pull for St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. working on his Doctoral Degree in Chemistry this Fall. For your information the trip was made safely and very I was born and raised in Gilmer County and a 1944 graduate of Normantown successfully. We raised $859 in donations. High School. Normantown. and a 1947 graduate of Mountain States College, , FOR MEN. It s due to the efforts and generosity of people such as you Parkersburg. I worked for The Parkersburg National Bank for two years before that these stricken children are helped, becoming associated with the Government Employees Companies, Washington, :.:: MEN S JEAN SHIRTS-C Once,again, my sincere personal thanks "and that of the D.C. 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