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The G00lenville Pathfinder A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By end For Giimer County People Single Copy Price 15c [incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 WWVU-TV reacts to Burke's remarks " ^. In an interview with The Burke, which guarantees $1,000 pay material in them," he said. percent of its funding. Representatives Democrat last week, WWVU-TV raises to all state employees. According to Van Camp the of the educational television stations ..... Program Director C. Gregory Van In the press release, Burke number of complaints about objection- must appear before Burke and his Camp said that he is not intimidated qualified his previous remarks by able shows on his station has gone finance committee to make their ( by, and in fact welcomes the criticism saying he thought 95 percent of the down considerably in the past three requests. that Delegate Billy B. Burke of Glnville programs broadcast on educational TV years. has leveled at the "adult-oriented were "worthwhile". Among the "Before 1973 we didn't have much In his press release Burke said, "The " "' category" of educational television, programs Burke said he and someof control over the producers in the big Legislature has strongly supper- ,, t .... : (See Burke's complete statement on his constituents object to are: "HAs cities. But I think increased pressure ted the Educational Broadcasting page 7.} Tribal Eye", "Nova", "Firing Line" by smaller stations llke us, located in Authority and Educational TV and has , "I appreciate fully Mr. Burke's and "Masterpiece Theatre". more conservative areas, has severely increased its funding on a substantial t concern, because I know that it's an In an interview with The limited the number of objectionable level, year by year." opinion that's shared by many in our Democrat last week Burke, chairman instances in programs," he pointed However, in a financial statement coverage area. And of course there's of the House Finance Committee, out. .  the other side who want to see these maintained that he wasn't suggesting Van Camp, a member of the Public accompanying Burke's press release programs that some may object to. We censorship of educational television. Broadcasting System's programming figures show that educational TV was try to serve both audiences," said Van He did, however, offer his views on committee, said that he finds it granted the exact same amount for Camp. WWVU-TV is the Public programs that could be substituted for necessary to screen a program about 1976-77 as they received in 1975-76. Broadcasting System's station which the objectionable "adult-oriented" every two weeks, He said his station The appropriation of $718,576 was the serves Burke's legislative district, programs, has followed the guidelines of Policy amount requested by Gay. Moore. Burke released a statement on "There's a wide array of medical No. 27 {see Burke's statement) in broad Although Burke said he believed June 15 which was intended as a programs, baby-care programs, voca- terms for the past four years. This "the funding has been generous", Van clarification of remarks he had made tional education programs, new law policy was formalized and put in Camp disagree, criticising educational TV during orientation programs and many writing in April, 1975. "I don't want to sound critical, but debate of House Bill 1590 three weeks straight cultural programs that don't According to Van Camp, WWVU- the funding just hasn't kept up with the : .:: ago. This was a bill, sponsored by have so much of the objectionable TV relies on the state legislature for G5 needs," said Van Camp. Gi.lmer second in Police crackdown bails city out of possible debt } two musicians were among several who primary vote tally 1 weekend for the 27th Annual Recent revisions of the City of fines to a much more effective local increase in arrests. Under this Glenville's levy estimate reveals a police force, program, a patrol car on duty 24 hours Festival. More festival pictures are on page 2. Statistics released by the West dramatic increase in municipal court "The present police force is a very passes through every neighborhood in Virginia secretary of state's office prosecutions, hard-working force. They're very town every 45 minutes. show that Gilmer County recorded the The city spent $20,000 more than professional. I believe they're a better "In the past, the policemen would i crowd smaller second highest vote turnout in the state the original levy estimate {budget} for force than the city has ever had," said just sit down on Main St. and the only , during the recent primary election, fiscal year 1975-76 and therefore must Davidson. crimes they was were the ones Secretary of State James R. file a revised levy estimate with the Davidson estimated that munici- committed right in front of them. Now 29 during festival McCartney had praise for all 55 state tax department. However, with a pal court cases rose from 200 to 650 in the number of breaking and entering counties as a record number of voters $14,000 increase in police fines and the past year. He said the cases were cases has gone way down, where there turned out for the May primary, other increased receipts the city was primarily offenses such as speeding, used to be one every two weeks or so.  However, he had special praise for the able to pay for the unexpected rise in illegal parking, public intoxication and Now the police are where the action made 29 said. ' six counties which had over 60. per expenditures, disturbing the peace, is," concluded Davidson. will agree Some people complained of undue cent of all registered voters cast their According to Mayor Delbert "You can either have a law and He also added that the number of State police harrassment (see letter to the ballots. Davidson the increased expenditures order town or a town where everybody petty offenses are starting to decline. one than editor, page 2) while others praised the "These are extremely high figures were the result of the necenary does as they please," he added. "If you get caught once doing one efforts of the police and mayor, for a primary election especially when purchase of a new police car, new Davidson points to a new of these thines, you're going to think afternoon "I got over 50 phone calls from very seldom do 50 per cent of the police uniforms and inflation. He neighborhood patrol program as pne of twice about doing it again. Now the year. , merchants andothers, telling me what nation's voters actually turn out i, , attributedtlm Imlps Incruso in polive the feora" which has led to  :tmpfetiaaecaught,' he :" enlarged a fine job they thought we did," said primary election," noted McCartney Combined to Davidson. Those six counties were: Boone at a Of the 29 arrests 18 were for (64.3 per cent); Gilmer [63.2 per cent]; public intoxication, four for possession Preston {61.7 per cent); Summers {61.4 Reed to represent Gibner in Braxton Regatta officers of marijuana, two for street fighting per cent,; Pend]eton {60.9 per cent} Carol the crowd, and five were for miscellaneous and Wirt (60.8 per cent). robbed charges. Thirteen of the people Unofficial returns from all 55 : arrested, arrested were from Gilmer County and counties show that the total vote cast Davidson 16 were from out of the county. All for the office of Governor is 53.20/0 of D Year to stop those arrested either paid a fine or all registered voters. This is a record Carol Lee Reed of Glenville has ing bands, and Student Council. In Committee, and works as a part-time: it got out of posted bond with the mayor's high, exceeding the previous high of been selected by the Glenville 1972 Carol was selected the secretary for the Social Science  municipal court. 51.9% in the 1968 primary election. Women's Club to represent Gilmer Monongalia County Heart Queen, and Department, that I can Mayor Davidson also praised the The turnout for Democrats was 58.7/o County as princess at the 1976 Braxton in 1973 she was a Homecoming Carol is a member of the College  i one that I clean-up efforts of Vern Martin and his breaking the previous record high of County Regatta, June 24-27. Carol is the Princess for GCHS. Street Methodist Chruch. Her hobbies volunteers and city employees, John 54.8% in 1960. The Republican turnout daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John w. Miss Reed graduated from include swimming, cooking and " he Moore, Paul Giilespie and Ray Ables. was 44.90/0 comparable to the 1972 Jamison and is 20 years old. Glenville State CoHeRe in May with an dancing. Republician primary turnout. A.S. degree in Social Service  A 1974 Gilmer County High School Technology, and plans to continue her 000 dividend from HUD grant graduate, Miss Reed was active in education to obtain her Bachelors many school affairs. She was a degree inSocialWork, ln college Carol member of the Girls Athletic serves as president of GSC Young Association, both concert and march- Democrats, is on the Activities which The cost of the project is now only recovered by a savings in overtime on $100,000. However, Davidson said that pay. an he hasbeenassuredbyHUDthatthe "With thetwotanksinservicewe Troy woman kifled by train City of city will be able to keep the additional would have a storage capacity of $55,000 if the council can come up with 450,000 gallons. With this much water, Delbert one or more water-related projects to we wouldn't have to send a man up for a use the money for. there on weekends to run the pumps. Carolyn Lou "Pritt Parnell, 26, of husband Ovid Lee Parnell and her Urban Possible projects include the There would be an adequate supply for Troy was killed instantly Monday, June mother-in-law. Mrs. Parnell stepped a new city extension of water lines, the repair of the city to draw from," he pointed out. 21 when she was struck by a Chessie from the middle of the tracks onto a Would cost existing water lines and/or the repair Construction of the new tank will System train and thrown 25 feet near cross-tie to warn her father-in-law. granted that of the old water tank. The council will be placed on city property directly West Union. She was, however, standing too close decide how to use the money at their beside the old tank. Existing lines from The accident occurred as she was to the rails and the train struck her as due to next meeting July 6 at 7:30 p.m. the old tank will be used on the new returning to her father-in-law's house it went by. said Davidson estimates that it would one, The tank's capacity will be after shopping. According to Dad- going up probably cost about $20.000 to repair 300.000 gallons as compared to a dridge County Coroner Charles Funeral services were conducted It t slowed the old tank but that this cost would be capacity of 150,000 gallons in the old Michaels the two were warned of the Wednesday in the Cedar Creek Baptist tank. on-coming train by Mrs. Pernell's Church in Cedarville. Carol Reed ), ,attn all that's left in completion of Burnsville Dam i . . , . .IIy taper off to some as depth at the lower been a plan to trail along an old the headwaters of the proposed Stonewall near Weston. But that been shelved since the Jackson Lake project has The only part of the dam currently open for public use is the 1.400 ft. long auntered outlet channel used by fisherman. sition in Impact on the area dam to The re-location of U.S. Rt. 19 e Little Although you won't be able to boat ramp and camping area at Riffle between Bulltown and Falls Mill is one water ski or do much fishing at the Run and Bulltown. a historical site of the most obvious changes caused by dam this summer, the structure is near bulltown and various picnic the dam, But there may be more subtle the Froviding limited flood control, areas, changes with economic growth along have "Even though we are not storing DAM PROJECT NEAR COMPLETION-The picture above shows a view If you're just interested in trolling peripheral areas of the dam. in any water behind the dam, the fact of the Burnsville Dam from an olmervaflem area. Other Iconic observation about in your boat, it's 11 miles from "l don't see much populatin that the am is there still affords a points, picnic end campin8 areas and boatlnl end fladm8 facilities will be the dam to the other end of the growth around the immediate area of the pretty fair amount of flood control." located throughout the 10,000 acre pro|act ares, when it is completed next reservoir at Falls Mill. The summer gee maintains Odale. summer, water level will be approximately 40 ft. {Continued on Page 8} ] A,