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June 17, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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June 17, 1976

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The lenville Democrat A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published B And For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GIIA4ER COUNTY, WV 26351 Thursday, June 17, 1976 38 !KICK-OFF-Mayor DelhertDavidson is shown purchasing Claudette Hacker to kick off the benefit sale for ' Itepresenting the veterans was Pat Reale [I] and Victor Is Dawn Hacker. artisans offer of traditional crafts craftsmen will be during the West sstival. Most of in City Hall on can be raen badges. craftsmen and in the Harper from W.Va. ass. Community will be selling soap. Senior Citizens of st. as, spimdng wheels flax. Spring Creek will be doing woodworker Will be selling other items. of Cullowhee, N.C. will be selling herb salves. Edwin C. Mueller of Berea, W.Va. will be selling copper jewelry. Micheal Rhonehouse of Floe, W.Va. is a dulcimer craftsman. Harry Lynch of Summersville, W.Va. will be doing silk screening in the window of The Gallery on Court St. t Rick Barnhart, a blacksmith from heater, W.Va. will be demonstrating his craft. Steve Morningstar, a qulck-sketch artist and his wife June. who will be selling embroidery work are from Trout. W.Va. Pemberton Cecil of Wileyville, tW.Va, will be selling handmade toys. Joan Jackson of Salem. W.Va. will be demonstrating bread dough sculpture and applique. La Donna Woofter of Weston, W.Va. will be selling wooden planters with plants. Richard Guise, a Florida silver- smith, will be displaying his craft. Linda Breza of Tanner, W.Va. will be selling beadwork, paintinp and mint tea. New mining activity may bring lOO local jobs The Democrat has learned that Orlando Coals Inc. of Spencer is making plans to greatly increase their coal production in Gilmer County with the construction of four small deep mines, an additional strip mine and a tipple. Orlando is currently operating a strip site in the Bear Run area approximately five miles east of Glenville, They are also leasing a small deep mine to J & K Coal Co. in the same area. All of Orlando's additional mining sites will be located in the Bear Run area, while the tipple will be built on the site recently occupied by Crosier Lumber Co., one mile west of Gilmer Station. Harry Boggs, owner of Orlando Coals Inc., estimates that the addition of his mining sites and tipple will bring 100 new jobs to Gilmer County. The deep mines will emplo 10-12 men on each of two shifts. According to Boggs, the environ- mental impact statement for the construction of the tipple has been filed and accepted by the Environment- al Protection Agency and the West Virginia Water Resources Commission. Construction of the tipple will begin sometime in luly. Boggs had been processing and selling his coal through Gilmer Fuel Co.'s tipple in Gilmer Station. Construction of Orlando's second deep mine in the Bear Run area will begin in August with the construction of a third mine in the fall. Boggs says he has plans for at least two more small deep mines in the area. New Bear Run stripping opera- tions are at least 60 days away. Advertisement of the intended stripping must run in a newspaper of general circulation in the county for three weeks. A 3e-day waiting period follows the last advertisement, If there are no protests filed luring this advertisement and waiting period stripping can begin. "There is ver,y little strippable coal left in that area, but we will try to do a little more up there," said lggs. "I hope we don't run into the protests on this one that we did on the last one." Fire strikes Crosier sawmill during dismantling A fire early Wednesday morning, June 9 destroyed much of the remaining equipment at the Crosier Lumber Co. sawmill near Stout's Mill. The all-electric sawmill which optimistically opened for business in September 1973 was being dismantled and moved to a company site at Ellenboro. Glenville Assistant Fire Chief Greg Nicholson reported that no clues had been found as to the cause of the fire. He conjectured that the fire was probably caused by an electrical spark igniting saw dust in the mill. Vernon Crosier, general supervisor of the mill agreed that this was probably the cause. According to Crosier the mill's operation hadn't been as profitable as was first expected. "We were just mainly brokering the ties for people around here. We didn't buy many logs. We had a good chance to sell the property, so we sold." he added. The property was sold on May 15 to Orlando Coals Inc. of Spencer. The coal company will erect a tipple on the property. At one time the mill employed 14 people. According to Crosier some of those employees will be moving to the Ellenboro operation. He also said that his firm will continue to buy ties from his previous suppliers in Gilmer, Braxton and Calhoun counties. Cheryl Carr to represent county in Black Walnut Festival The 22nd annual West Virginia Black Walnut Festival will be an event on the weekend of October 14-17 in Spencer and representing Gilmer County will be Miss Cheryl Ann Carr of Sand Fork. Miss Carr, the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Carr of Sand Fork will arrive in Spencer, Roane County, on Thursday evening, October 14, to begin the weekend. Included is a live concert on Friday evening, October 15, by country singing star leannie C. Riley. The Riley concert will be the feature entertainment for the corona- tion of Queen Michelle XXII that evening at the Spencer High School athletic field in Spencer. Miss Carr will be in attendance as a Princess of the Queen's Court. The Black Walnut Festival will begin on October 14 with exhibits and the annual carnival opening. The Queen's Coronation and Jeannie C. Riley concert will be the highlights of Friday. On Saturday, the Grand Parade will begin its course through the City of Spencer at 12 noon. That night the Spencer Jaycees will hold the Queen's Ball at the National Guard Armory on the Arnoldsburg Road with tickets available at the door. Cheryl Ann Carr Local police force enlarged for festival crowd control Glonville Mayor Delbert Davidson has beefed up his city police squad in preparation for more adequate crowd control during this week's West Virginia State Folk Festival. In addition to the four regular city policemen, Davidson has deputized five Glenville State College security officers and one other man. Two officers from the sheriff's department and two state policeman will also be on duty in GlenviU'. Following last year's folk festival the city council passed an ordinace that forbids consumption of beer or other alcoholic beverages on the city's streets. "We're going to be very strict on public intoxication. Hopefully we'll be able to prevent what happened last year," said Davidson. Seventeen people were arrested last year on charges varying from public intoxication to assault, Only two city policemen were. available last year to control the largest crowd in festival history. According to Davidson there will be 11 policemen on duty from 6 p,m, to 2 a.m. and there will always be at least two policemen on duty 24 hours. IT IS FOLK TIVAL WEEK IN GLENVILLE FOR A COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SEE PAGE 9 ill i ...... ,,,i!:i. CARNIVAL TIME The annual Glenville Lions Club carnival was held last week with kids enjoying traditional rides like the merry-so-round and new rides like the Moon-Walk. The Lions Club also premiered their new food service trailer during the carnival. That's incoming president Jim Roten dishing up a hot dog from the new trailer. Features of the new trailer include two corn dog machines, a hot dog cooker, a soft drink dispenser, a cotton candy machine and a hot and cold water double sink. The trailer will be set up beside the Ben Franklin store for the folk festival.