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July 16, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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The Glenville Pathfinder A GUmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE. GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 Friday, luly le, 1976 named Robinson. Farmers' Farm Family of served by the FmHA. was made by SUpervisor for The FmHA prior to national "Farm by U.S.D.A, The by the give rural families alaintain the Americat operate a Creek near They began in one bull and the 17 Chickens. The .12 acres of Pasture and D Property. are 'PTA and the Church, Mr, 18 acres of sells lumber. Debbie. attend and The eldest Glenville by the RIGHT ON SCHEDULE - Gilmer County Superintendent of Schools, Ron Welty says that construction of the new Glenville Elementary School is on schedule. The building's exterior is completed. One of the hurdles in construction was overcome last week when the City of Glenville assured the school board that they would supply them with water for the facility. [Democrat photo] Elementary school construction on schedule Work on the new Gtenville Elementary School is expected to be completed by August 15, according to Ron Welty, superintendent of Gilmer County schools. Employees of Mellon Stuart Construction Company, Pittsburgh, said that work on the outside of the structure has been virtually complet- ed. All of the outside doors and windows are in and the roof will be finished as of this week. buildings to alleviate a severe drainage pro blem. "To comply, with fire regulations, all outside doors m the academic buildings and the gymnasium will be replaced." said Mr. Welty. Eight smoke barriers have been erected and fireproof classroom doors will be hung. Fountains will be installed and new tile will be placed on the floors and stairs of the academic buildings. According to Mr. Welty, all constr, uction and renovation will be completed by the end Of August'. On the inside of the school. workers will soon begin painting. hanging partitions and ceilings, and laying tile and carpets. The new Gilmer County High School cafeteria is nearly under roof and will be completed in time for the opening of the fall term. according to Mr. Welty. Drains have been installed and a concrete patio is being poured in the area between the two academic Burke's stand on educational IV  FL Cloc. '" " DFmocrau,t before ;resstime " Grnorv "maintained" that "this sbid that the figures he:quoted in the Gregory, o - " of financial statement is misleading, lnancial statement 'were supplied district, Billy B. n May 26. shows on vulgar and teleipion wasting June "95 per on 'sere "worth- "While I will not dispute the figures on the Summary Sheet as they are printed, I do believe that there are many erroneous conclusions which may be drawn from the manner in which Delegate Burke has chosen to compile them," said Gregory. Gregory also asserted that Burke added some figures twice in reaching some of the conclusions which Burke said supported his assertion that the legislature has given adequate funding to educational television, In an interview with The verbatim to him by the legislative auditor and he stands behind their veracity. r In the Clay speech Gregory outlined his own position on educational television programming. "As I have declared time and again, I oppose vulgarity and obscenity in ANY category. However. I believe that before I would arise on the floor of the House of Delegates to make statements such as the ones attributed to Delegate Burke. I would first check to be sure I knew all the facts and I be very specific as to the rams '[ considered to e vulgar and obscene. "I beleve that our parents and adults should be able to decide whether programming is suitable for their children and young people to consume. I have yet to find a television set that does not have an on-off switch and I think that parents, not politicians, should decide what their children may or may nat view. "I feel that educational television in West Virginia has made a concerted effort-even to the point of conducting Continued on page 10 r, "simple, to City to supply new school with water June 15 statement growing the state of the attorney, of of the Mr. to the Authority. Were Billie of the Commis- and King job in the s hid of for no- sly. will Proposed $7,83. of four will of to be is the roof Sheriffs explain tag renewal. * By David Bean Democra4 Staff Writer The W. Va. Department of Motor Vehicles recently initiated a program which will allow motorists to purchase motorcycle plates and automobile tag renewal decals from county sheriffs' departments. , The biggest problem, according to area sheriffs' departments, seems to be a lack of understanding on the part of the public as to what the program actually is. "People don't quite understand," said C.W. Humphreys. deputy sheriff. Braxton County. "They come in here thinking that they can get everything, including transfers and plates." Plates and title transfers must. as before, be obtained from the Dept. of Motor Vehicles in Charleston. In order to huy a renewal'decal. an eligibility card must first be acquired from the Dept. of Motor Vehicles. This card is then taken to the sheriff's office where the decal can be purchased. Sheriff Clark James of CALmer County, forsees a problem with bad checks, "If someone gives us a bad check we must make good on it to the state. They will not take the loss, the county will." he said. "But i've always said that I ought to be able to go to the courthouse and get tags. I've got no room to complain now," James said. "I feel that the county should sell tags, titles and decals." Gilmer and Braxton Counties each have been authorized to hire one person to assist in selling decals. So far this has been unnecessary.', "The count# will receive $1 from the sale of each decal. The rest will be passed along to the state." said Humphreys. "When we have to hire someone we are going to lose money, it looks like more of a nuisance to me than anthtng else. I iust can't see any advantage to it." According to Marie Wilson. office deputy, Calhoun County. that depart- ment has not yet been authorized to hire any extra help. "We would probably only need someone toward the end of each month. That is when most people will come in, to buy their decal." she said. Farm Bureau dinner planned The fifth annual CAlmer County Farm Bureau Cotpmunity Good-Will dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 7. The event, one of the highlights of the summer, provides an opportunity for county citizens, farm and townspeople alike, to assemble for some excellent food and an evening of friehdly socialization. It is a time to welcome new'people to the community, renew old acquaintences and make new friends. As in the past, an individual from the county will be selected for special recognition for exceptional ervice to the community. Dr. Espy Miller, recent chairman of the English Dept. at Glbnville State College, will be the guest speaker. Paul Nay. president of the state farm bureau organization and other farm bureau officials are expected to attend. Betty "Jo Snider and tht Country Aies will provide special music throughout the evening. In addition there will be selections for groqp singing. The dining hall will be decorated in keeping with the bicentennial theme. Tlib Gilmer County Farm Bureau will provide-hot rolls, drinks, bqtter and condiments. You're urged to bring dish or container of food as a cofftribution. Everyone is urged 'to attend and make it a gala afair. Glenville's water supply was a major topic of business last Tuesday. July 6, when Glenville City Council held their monthly meeting. The council decided to provide the ,new Glenville Elementary School with city water and established four water-related expend- iture projects for a $55,000 HUE} grant. Gilmer County Superintendent of Schools. Ron Welty appeared before the council to inform them of the status of the school's water system. Welty informed the council that be had met with officials of 4-D Manufacturing, which is near the school site, to see if they would allow the school to hook onto their water lines, since the city had not taken any, action to provide the school with water. Councilman John Jamison was concerned about the necessity of tapping onto 4-D lines instead of city lines, o "This school is the greatest thing to happen to this town in nine years. Now what's the hang-up in getting them water?" he asked. A heated exchange between Welty and Mayor Delbert Davidson then erupted as each tried to explain the reason behind the lack of city action. Welty maintained that a letter had been sent to the city on Nov. 25, 1975 informing them that the school would need a two-inch water line. However, Davidson maintained that the school's architect had told him on two or three different occasions that a two-inch line would be inadequate. "At different times, I was told to lay a two-inch line, a four-inch line and a si-inch line, I didn't know what to do. I dicln't want to spend the city's money on something that was going to be wrong," said Davidson. After further discussion. Jamison movid ihat tlve ciW extend the present two-inch line along Van Horn Drive to the school's service hookup, without charge to the school beard. The motion passed unanimously. The City also had to decide how to spend $55,000 which was left over from a HUD grant for the construction of a new city water tank. The city had estimated that it would cost $155,000 to construct the tank and so they were awarded that much by HUD. But actually costs turned out to be $55,000 less than estimated. In order to use that $55.000 the council had to come up with water-related projects for the money. The city arrived at four priority projects which they estimate will cost $55,000. They are: 1} The restoration of the old water tank. This would provide the city with an additional 150,000 gallons of water. The new tank holds 300,000 gallons, 2} Upgrade the water line on Van Horn Drive to a two-inch line, 3} Install new water lines along River Street. 4) If any money remains after e above projects are completed, the council will extend the water line along Van Horn Drive to the old fairground property. In other business the council: Moved that Kanawha Union Bank reinstall two parking meters on Powell St, which, they had removed when they were constructing a new parking lot adjacent to the bank. The bank had asked that' the meters be removed in order to provide better access to the parking lot. Mayor Davidson pointed out that some meters in town bring in as much as $100 a year and that the council could instruct the bank to pay them $100 a year if they took the meters down. Councilman Clarke Wolfe argued, "'Once you make an exception. I don't care who it's for, then the next one's going to come up and we're going to have difficulty." Appointed Mike Duelley special police officer. He can ,be called out by the Mayor for special events or emergencies. He is to be paid $3 an hour for any duty. Heard a complaint from Landus Rhoades concerning the possibility of continuing Walnut St. from the point where it dead ends at Linden St. to the point where it resumes where the new college housing has been built. "I want  st opened Up, or a 10 ft. street, just so you can get a. vehicle through it." Rhoads said. Mayor Davtson painted out that the section of road in question had never been officially opened by e city. According to the mayor, the cry charter states that access easements must be granted by property holders on both sides of the proposed streets. The council moved to seek the permission of the three property holders who have property along the proposed street. On Wednesday, July 7, the mayor sought the signatures of the three property holders. Two of the three refused to sign the easement releases. Grand Jury indicts 6 for November term of court The following are the indictments returned by the July, 1976 term of the Grand Jury of the Circuit Court of Gilmer County, W. Va. State of West Virginia vs. Charles Mullens: The state maintains that Charles Mullens did unlawfully stab. cut. wound and cause bodily injury to Carl Rio.bards, by means of a blow with a fist. with intent to maim. disfigure disable and kill him. This is a felony indictment and continued to the November term of the Circuit Court. Bond was set at $2,000. State of West Virginia vs. Charles Mullens. John Murray and Bernard Stuart: The state maintains that Charles Mullens. John Murray and Bernard Stuart did unlawfully by threats, acts and otherwise forcibly hinder West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer. Gary L. Bourne as le was attempting to arrest Charles MuIlens. They did so by striking, shoving, restraining, threat- ening and otherwise forcibly opposing BOurne. This is a felony indictment and is continued to the November term of the Circuit Court. Bond was set fo" John Murray and Bernard Stuart at $t.000. State of West Virginia vs. Calvin Lee Cottrill. Harry lames Wood and Harry Haymon Cottrill: The state maintains that the above 6amed defendants stole four oil and gas seperators with control valves. valued at $1.065 each. belonging to Stoaestreet Lands Co.. Inc. This is a felony indictment and was continued until the November term of Circuit Court. Bond was set at $1.000.Harrv Haymon Cottrill failed to appear and was fined $25. State of West Virginia vs. Roger Lee Tucker and three juveniles: The state maintains that these persons stole a 1973 model motorcycle, valued at $400 belonging to Okay G. Hinzman. This is a felony indictment and the trial of Roger Lee Tucker was continued to the November term of Circuit Court. Trial date for the three juveniles has been set for July 15, at 9 p.m. Bond for Roger Lee Tucker was set at $2.000. State of West Virginia vs. William L. Rubin and James L. Salanso. Tbe state maintains that Jambs L. Salango and William L. Rubin did break and enter the place of business of Billy and Marietta Burke. They were also indicted on a second count charging that they did unlawfully enter without breaking the place of business of Billy and Marjorie Burke with the intention of stealing goods. This is a felony indictment and , was centn/ed to the November term of court. Bond for William L. Rubin was set at $2,000. James L. Salango failed to ,. appear and a capias was issuedfor hia arrest. State of Wet Vlr[iLia vs. Richard Kennard Carter: 1he state maintains that Richard gennard Carter did unlawfully appear in public in an intoxicated condition, This is a misdemeanor indictment and was continued to the November term of Circuit Court. Bloodmobile visits in attempt to raise low Gilmer donations If all, Gilmor County residents want to be assured of Red Cross blood, they mast meet their donation goal. So says Sally Yeager. chapter chairman of the CAlmer County Red Cross. In lares! nine-month reports, the county reached approximately 2! per cent of its goal in its three bloodmobile visits. Mrs. Yeager said total coverage cannot continue with the present collection, rate. She explained that total coverage meant every person and their immediate family would be covered anywhere in the United States and Canada. The county's inability to meet their goal overlaps a time when the Tri-State Red Cross Blood Program faces a"'summer slump." Mrs, Yeager said. Summer slump was defined as a summer period when blood donations tended to drop off ' sharply as blood-related accidents increased sharply. This happens beeaus more people take off for vacations and are involved in outdoor activities. As a result, hospitals call Tri-State Red Cross Blood Center more ofteu cecil day only to receive less blood. Mrs, Yeaser said, Should a blood shortage occur at the blood center, it would be reflected in hospitals used by Gilmer County residents, according to Mrs. Yeager. A hospital which depends on Red Cross for its total blood supply may be fOrced to pepone elective surgery, Mrs, Yeager said. Mrs, Yeager said the Wesley Foundation visit in Glenville. to be held from 12 to 6 p.m. Iuly 15 is crucial to the success of the counW's blood collection efforts.