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including the Lewis St. house he presently lives in. "I also ran a pretty good sized freight and store goods business-Shu- man Transfer Company, We'd go all over. I was licensed for Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and here.In 1942 I sold the business to H.E. Furr and stuck pretty much to the mail routes. I also wound up with 16 houses. 14 of whch I'm still renting." Jeim's family grew as prolifically as his businesses. He married the late Ora Della Sims of Weston and they raised 10 children. One son, Carl, died in a drowning accident. The others are W.R. of Parkersburg, Kenneth of Indiana, John J. and Shirley of Gnio, Herbert of Weston, Mary and Dorothy of Clarksburg, Ruby of Harrisville. Daisy of Berea, and Francis of Wellsburg. "And I've got about 30 urandchildren and nearly as many great-grandchildren," said Shuman. The old-timer seems to have it pretty well made. He lives quietly but comfortably in his house, working in the garden and on his properties during the morning hours, taking the afternoons off to rest and read newspapers. He watches television only on Sunday morning, "when I can get about four preachers in a row." The reporter asked the inevitable question of someone who's lived through decades of changing times. "Changes?" Shuman asked incre- dulously. "Changes!!" "Why, my Lord, I guess so. When I was a boy we raised all our own food and saved the seeds. My father earned 50 cents a day and that went for more food. We bought three pounds of coffee for 25 cents and roasted it on an open july 3, 1975 hearth. We'd take anti pound the roasted beans in a rag with a hammer. "We ate corn bread only on Sunday. Meat was three cents a pound. Eggs were seven cents a dozen. In them days you worked or you didn't survive. I guess you could say I've seen some changes." READ g USE, The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder Smokey :ays: 7 placing mail into route box for the last time. Star route (Continued from Page 1) He gave me a the I got I heard died. I eight years took off his ease his tired m a recliner out again. But the next morning I'd eat some breakfast and be off. "I used to walk the marl when the weather got real bad. I'd walk in the fields from Alum Bridge to Weston and back with two lock sacks over my shoulders. Sometimes the roads were three feet deep with mud and you couldn't ride the horses in the fields for too much barbed wire." let me read nor b school, but I also taught mail sack but 25 cents, I'd John made the transition from horses to automobiles and eventually the mall carrier owned a line of light trucks and several autos, mainly Chevrolets. The Depression was a t/me of prosperity for Shuman. He was able to hire desperate men who would work for $1 a day. In 1932. Shuman purchased 6 lots and built two houses, WANTED Standing Timber or Timberland ALSO MEN WITH TRACTORS OR HORSES TO SKID LOGS YEAR AROUND HAULING FOR LOG TRUCKS CAI L OR WRITE Mark Ellis Forester COASTAL LUMBER COMPANY P O Box 218 Gassaway 2G624 West Virqln~a Phone: 304 364 5986 | .... .. ..... ........ .o ......... .,-. ............ * ........ ..... .............. ...**,*.o ................. a ~/~ml~rter then $10 a month GlenviUe to 1904, he route ~d one year to handle a contract as 10 of men to the rail Alum to Weston to for oil field uarter- 104 head of =addles in middle so's and tie Roads were mud was went a fence rail for other 'eta out. weather we oil cloth, the at night, just fall never ride ! ......... i eam a hving i from a - i,od he o ....... , .... ., Pin,o.,.. ..,.din, ,,.. .... Pt~edreclton Agency, which rate~ =11 carl uling a common dv~arnomeler de*tinalion and dealer prep. Pdee ompariitonl baited on ~lcker pr~es. teUtt~[ pro~Jure. Comp~tilve fuel ecostonty rezults bam=d on EPA Becau=e de~tln~tion ~glil~ ate extra on all cars, and de=let pr~p |1 euy~'s Guide. Mileage muty vary depending on your driving habit, ex~rd on all carl excep~ G~&4 ~t'~ and T@vots, the price all,france may i wheel chair?" ... ,...=.,... : What if sickness or acci- T~k~t~' F l~llel~dumVWl~ to work? HOW long would your salary' be paid? /710, Could you keep up with That~ the same a Chances are you couldn't --which is why Metropoi- That brim" Town= Coupe. itan's Versatile Disability "l~ ~.ttt~th~n manychars. Income Protection Policy i is so important if you: r =or ;z-Do Sedan with optional WSW fires ($30) should face a long-term i disability. Our V.I.P. Policy can turn just such a bad break In- to something you can live with. Call me today for all the e details, i Hunter B. Beall, Jr. 813 GranO Central Avenue Vienn& W, Va 26105 e Office: (304) 295-4561_* Res~clence: (304) 295-5353 Metropofftan Lifo, New York, N.Y. eeeoeooeeooooeoeooeoeeae4teae %9Z3 le= than Audi ,673 lea Opd 190 And d=n may od = Mustard II ~i Hardtop 0 New Pinto _ . The country s best selling sub-com New Mustang H . Better EPA eage ratings economy car line now has a new model with higher mileage than any small, luxury car [34mpg highway }. Lower priced ratings at a lower price than he leading foreign car. than any foretgn competitor. When you see our newest version of Amenca'~ makes the regular Pinto ~ popular: rack and best-~eUing sub-compact, you're looking a~a pinion steering. 4-s~ed shift, overhead cam car that beats the VW Beetle in price and EPA 2 L]iter 4 c,,iinder engine with ~lid state test mileage, i ignition, front di~" brakes and mote, l~'st ,f You can buy the new Pinto MPG atno all, Pinto MPG corne~ with the same type of increase in pnce Choose from a 2:D~r Lifeguard Design Safety Features found in Sedan, 3*Door Runabout or Wagon and get our {ull-s~ze Fords including side d~x~r ~ams, the same kind of standard equipment !hat protec~ix'e bumDers, and many others P'mto ~Wagon with Squire Option =nd WSW tires A= 's best- lling wagtm now has a new high m,x Pinto MPG Wagon is EPA rated at ~4 milcs per every other wagon in rhis c,~untry, big or small, gallon highway, 23 city And you can buy it at no If you want g~w~d mileage in ;~ wagon ~'c your increas~ in price. Pinto Wagon already ou~,ells F~rd l~atet no~ America'sbest-~IIing small luxury car now gives you the luxury of increased mileage, EPA highway tests got 34 miles to a gallor. {-?3 mpg city) with a 4-speed transmission. With automatic transmission, the new Mustang lI MPG got better mileage than many ~mports You get: tachom- eter, rack and pinion steering, steel- belted radials, floor-mounted @speed stick--and the same low Mustang II price Choose from three MPG models: 2-D~or Hardtop, LD~x~r~ +.~ or the luxurious Ghia Mustang II $3,S29" $2,575 less than Datsun 28~TL $1,124 less than Audi Fo~ $896 less than Mazda ~X4 $784 less than VW Dasher $1,223 less than VW ~irocco And $~03 less than Mon:a Towne Coupe with its 5-spe~ option, which is req~ired to achieve its best mileage results. *Base sticker price of Mustang 11 MPG Hardtop excluding title, taxes, destination and dealer prep. Price comparisons based on sticker prices Because dest|nation charges are extra on all, and dealer prep is extra on all cars except OM cars, the price diffcrcncc may vary in some areas. equipment: Ford M~'s come with a 2.3-1iter ZV @cylinder engine, 4-speed manual (or optional automatic transmission), a 3.18 axle ratio and catalytic con- verier. This is the equipment that produced these high results in the EPA tests. trazt m highwz:...z mpg city. O~ial U.S C;overnmer*t Enviro,~mett,=l rrot~z~n Agency trses~ Unlike some competitors, Ford doesn't make you buy extra cost optiom for increased mileage. See your Ford Dealer. W.Va. Member FDIC ii; y~ I I I J If I ii I II i 31 ;