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Glenville, West Virginia
June 27, 1975     The Glenville Democrat
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June 27, 1975

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O Pubiisbed By And For Gilier County People GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY. WEST VIRGLNIA Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] O l ar/. Imm 2"/, i Considers grant application jammed into Glenville last weekend to 1 music, purchase handicrafts and bees and have a grand old time. thunderstorm and short-heed power failure enthusiasm as banjo pickers and dulcimer haramered and sang in the glow of kerosene musicians in quest of acquiring age-old musicians play together in GSC Imrking lot. skills played together behind GSC auditorium and under the shade of a PoweU St. tree. West Virginia belles traded tales of pioneer heritage while muzzleloading sharvshooters dreamt of roamin the hills. Artisans demonstrated traditional crafts in Town Hall and along Main St. and festival goers downed nearly a half-ton of barbecued beef and chicken. The songs, poems, stories and sentiments expressed by visiting folk artists evoked the joys, loves, sorrows and fading legends of beloved days gone by. Some of just a few of the highlights of the 26th annual W.Va. State Folk Festival are pictured here. B~ Sexton and Mabel Wolfe lead Senior Citizens parade contingent. Qtarlettuvtlle, Vs. play together during GSC audttmqum cmtcert Saturday. Pat group. ,ai crowd at police officers and local residents. public intoxication from alcohol and other drugs and a barrage of 12-inch signal flares. Citing the largest crowd gatherings in the festival's history. Mayor Davidson lauded the control tactics employed by cooperating police agencies late Saturday night in dispersing troublesome, rowdy cele- brants. The city's three4nan police force was reduced to two when Acting Chief Nolan Ritchie resigned Thursday and began a week's vacation. As crowds in the Main St. area grew larger and more festive, Davidson summoned assistance. Joining Officers Dallas Goodrich and Denzil Runyon were State Police Officers CaR. Davis and Kermeth Smith, Sheriff Clark James and Deputy Dala Hacker, Constable Mike Duelley, and State Conservation Officer Steve Davis. Sworn in and deputized were Clifford Manley, Tom Reaser, Jack Moore and Golden Jenkins. Reaser. Moore and Jenkins are GSC security officers. Davidson also cited pedro Montgo- mery. police radio communicator and failer who helped area police maintain {Continued on Page 4} and during late early Sunday the 26th Festival. Delbert L. Glenville and robbed Friday Starkey. at the hotel, rOOms early employees. aevere facial US, also said to the men are in at Veterans Y robbed and according reterned to a COmplaint. were state-city- .fly Sunday lad bottle a Jse of / Melvin Wine, winner of Over 50 Fiddling ~_ .... ~,~ir~' ~i !~. cers butt to warm up moments, before thunderous rala sieem 'I'bur ay night. rT IF ~[I I .... A Housing and Urban Develop- ment {HUD} official has requested that Mayor Delbert L. Davidson send information to clairfy several points in the city's $499,500 block grant application. It was felt that request indicated that HUD was "taking a good look" at the city's application to federally fund a Water and Sewer Improvement Project. The city filed a full application with the federal agency in April after HUD rejected an earlier pre-application. It was felt that submitting the full application was "a long shot" but the need for the project seemed to demand a follow-up approach. Former mayor David M. Gillespie and Dr. Ran Burke. County Planning Commission secretary were encourag- ed to apply by Jim Marteney. Region VII Planning and Economic Develop- ment director who felt that the city's project was deserving of a second look. The application received endorse- ment from Region VII and from Gay. Arch Moore's State Clearing Homm Rap. John M. Slack Jr. also endorsed the project application and it was felt that the strong support given by agencies and officials might make a difference in HUD's reaction. The HUD official corresponding with Mayor Davidson is Charles Heinz, director of community de #elopment. Heinz asked for additional clarification of background informa- tion in the application. He also requested a specific cost estimate for a proposed water storage tank to replace the city's leaking, 150.000-gal- lon capacity tank. The application also cited an inadequate sewer system. The HUD block grants offer a maximum of $500,O0 for municipal emergency safety and health needs. I Construction to repair a slip on Sycamore Road near Rt. 5 was to have begun Monday. June 23 according to Mayor Delbert L. Davidson. The mayor was contacted by Everett Stoneking, supervisor in Giimer County of the State Department of Highways. He said if the city cooperated in finding a location nearby to dump dirt and debris from the construction, a DOH crew would repair the slip at no cost to the city. Davidson contacted Billy B. Burke. owner of property adjacent to the slip location, and received persmission to have the DOH crew use his land as a deposit for the dirt. Stoneking told the mayor that hauling the dirt would have been a major expense and a stumbling The mayor said Burke was hesitant when asked if fill and road debris could be dumped on his adjacent property for fear of adverse publicity, but relented when he learned project would be of no cost to the city. Former Mayor David M. Gillespie: reported two weeks ago that a DOH oMcial suggested the city repair the slip. If the city repaired the slip, according to Gillospie, the state official promised to pave Sycamore all the way to Mineral Road, which is scheduled to be resurfacad in the fall, Gillespie apparently refused official's suggestion, replying that the city could not afford to repair the slip: It is now hoped that the Mineral Road - Sycamore Road route will soon be upgraded facilitate raffic flow in block to repel he slip "am M .... ......... : ~ : .... ...... ) ~" , ;: Kim Roten chosen Walnut Festival princess Kim Retch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Roten of Glenville. was Storm causes power failure in county A thunder storm accompanied by high winds battered north central West Virginia early last Friday night, causing a power failure here for approximately two hours. But the traditional music show at GSC auditorium continued unabated, in the dark and. later with kerosene lanterns. Alan Freeman, a young guitarist and folk singer was in mid-song when the lights went out at 8:I5 p.m. By the time Jim Bush ambled onstage, kerosene lamps were provided and the music continued without a break. In the meantime, power failures were reported on lines at Tanner 4 Road. Rt. 47, and Gilmer Station due to high winds whipping power lines together, producing fuse-outs, accord- ing a a Monongahela Power Co. spokesman. The storm left only .32 inqhes of precipitation in Gilmer County but recently chosen Black Walnut Festival Princess by the Woman's Club of Glenville, The Festival Selection ttee selected Kim as maid of honor June Z2 at the Holiday Inn, Parkersburg. Kim will be a senior at Gflnmr County High School where she is a majorette. She was also recentl selected as a sere_i-Finalist in the West Virginia Teenage Pageant at Morris Harvey ge. extensive storm damage was reported in the Clarksburg-Weston area where the storm reportedly was centered. Many area residents witnessed a spectacular sunset as the dark thunderheads passed in f:ont of the ~etting but still-blazing sun, The storm helped cool the air Friday night but sunny skies prevailed throughout the weekend. Melvin Wine, oebe Persons top fiddlers end banjo pkkers Fiddlers and banjo pickers delighted traditional and bluegrass music fans last weekend at GSC auditorium. :. Melvin Wine, last year's Winner*in the Over 50 Fiddle Contest, reAain his title, playing an encore with his 10 grandchildren sitting, behLnd him. The contest results are as follows: Over 50 Fiddle: Melvin Wine of Capon {winneri; Dslbert Hughet. Kanawha County (2rid) and ira Mullens of Clay County (3rd}. Over 50 Banto: Phoebe Parsons of Orma {winner); Phillip Cressman Of Ward, Pa. {2nd} and Noah Cottrill of Sand Ridge (3rd). Under 50 Fiddle: John Morris Ivydale {winner}; Jenny Cleland of Ithaca. N.Y. (2nd} and Jerry Mlllnes ~f Chapel Hill. N.C. {3rdL Under 50 Carl Baron {winner}' John Hilston {2nd} and Mark Campbell of Charlottesville. Va. {3rd}. The artists were judged by Stu Cohen, Joel and Kathy Shimberg and Armin Barnette. ::i at Brown's Texaco investigated Thieves broke into Brown's Texaco Station, 111 S. Lewis St. and made off With an undetermined amount ofgoods last June 18 after trying unsuccessfully to force ent into the nearby L&S Grocery. according to City Police. Police siad the thieves entered the service station by knocking in a wood door panel. An investigation is beb~ conducted by City and State Police. Newspaper will not publish July I0 In order to enjoy a week's open duringthat week except July vacation, we will not publish theOrders [or printing and ad~| Democrat/Pathfinder for the issue of will be accepted durlall that week. ~ July 10. The office, however, w~ be .- t ..... I Jllll I III I[] Illllll I I fl