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July 16, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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July 16, 1976

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2  Glenvllle l)emocrat/Pathflndex lh4d, July 16, 1976 it sure would be nice No real burning issue served to stimulate the editor's pen this week, but there were a few slightly simmering subjects that deserve our editorial suggestions. It sure would be nice if the City of Glenville had a copy of their city charter available for inspection by the public. Last week I tried to get a copy of the charter. Three employees in the city offices said they'd never even heard of a city charter. City Recorder Edna White cduld not produce a copy of the charter. They all suggested that I ask the mayor for a copy, but he was out of town on city business. The public should not have to chase down the mayor in order to see a public document which plays an important, if sometimes obscure, part in their lives. It sure would be nice to see the Gilmer County Commissioners conduct their meetings in a more business-like manner. We'd like to see them issue an agenda before their meetings, and give copies of correspondence and other pertinent information to our representative so that we can keep you better informed. It sure wmdd be nice if the state came up with some more money so the city could pave Sycamore Run Rd., now that Mineral Road has been paved. It sure would be nice if the Jaycees were able to coax a few more dollars out of local merchants to buy uniforms for some of the boys in their baseball league who didn't get them. When you're ten years old, it's heartbreaking to see your friends playing in nice new uniforms, while you have to play in jeans and a T-shirt. It sure would be nice if the local Community Action and Welfare agencies got some recognition for the fine work they did in organizing last week's Gilmer County Youth Opportunity Camp. se people provided a week of fun and learning for 104 children om low-income families in the county. It sure would be nice if the city would make a commitment to make Walnut St. a through street just above where it dead ends at nden St. It should be a paved street, not just a dirt path. Perhaps an engineers' study should be authorized to determine the extent of any possible damage to property along the street. If Walnut St. were opened up a lot of the congestion on Mneral Road would be alleviated. Barb's Wire BARBARA WILLIAMS Extension Agent / I collect wishes. When I was a little kid I always used to pull the old ,tsh-on-the-flrst-stsr bit, but then, as I got older, I began to learn of other good luck charms and potential wishables. Did you know, for instal, tliat wishes made as u pass a haytrdckon the highway will come true? I have discovered through personal experience, however, that hay truok wishes must be for rather small things. You can save your big wishes for pie bites. Pie Bites: you ask; beginning to seriously question the mental stability of one Extension Agent. Yes, pie bites. What you do is to make the wish silently as you cut off the first bite of pie, pushing that piece aside to be eaten last. If you don't forget and eet that piece early, then your wish will come true, My brother, who has always doubted my credibility, inadvertently learned, while working in a drug store, that you can also wish on acctdently-broken ttles. That was a new one to me, and I have waited (unsuccessfully) to a:cidently break a bottle for some five years now. Until I do, I'm afraid I cannot honestly vouch for the workability of bottle wishes. An old Appalachian folk belief prompted me to try the "Rabbit" routine, which has been the most successful of any of these. The story goes that you must say "Rabbit" Bxst thin s on the morning of the first day of any month for exceptionally good luck that month. Oh boy, does THIS one work. folks! The most recent addition to my wish collection has been the Dropped Comb Wish. What you must do in order to collect your wish is step on a dropped comb - that's allt There is a negative aspect to this operation, thou3h, because ff you should happen to drop a comb and forget to step on it, you may be assured of bad luck for some time. I collect things other than wishes-and I'll share a recent acquisition with you. In case you haven't tried granola yet, you've missed a real treat. GRANOLA 6 cups uncooked quick or old fashioned oats 1 cup chopped nuts cup wheat germ 4 cup packed brown sugar cup flaked or shredded coconut cup sesame seed cup vegetable oil cup honey 1 teaspoons vanilla Toast the oats in an ungreesed pan, in a pro-heated 350 degree oven for ten minutes. Combine dry ingredients and coat well with the honey, off, and vanilla mixture. Split the concoction in half, and bake each portion for 20-25 minutes in the 350 degree oven, stirring occasionally. After it has cooled, stir again until crumbly. The recipe makes about nine cups of granola, which should be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Besides being a good cereal with milk. granola makes a good snack for an uncontrollable case of "The Munchies", of which I am often a victim tttt Did you happen to hear about s certain local insurance agent who hated to churn butter as a boy? He arrived at a rather unique solution to the dilemma by utilitziug his mother's wringer washer for the chore. I think Ace showed a lot of creativity in his problem solving, don't you? Published Every Thursday By GILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING, INC. At 109 E. Main St. Glenville, WV 28381 Phone 482-7309 Second-Clas postage paid at Glenville and at additional mailing offices Subscription price t6.50 tax included in Gilmer C'ou, othm West Virginia residents N.00 tax included. Out of state subscriptions $7.00. Cannot accept subscriptions for tess than 6 months. (ALL PRICES EFFECTIVE FEB. 1st, 1976.) ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER PAUL BROWN EDITOR JOAN LAYNE OFFICE Praise for a peaceful festival Open letter I would like to thank the many area residents, too numerous to list here, who donated considerable time and energy, making the past W. Va. State Folk Festival a complete success. I would like to praise the control tactics employed by cooperating police agencies during the festival by their dispersing troublesome, rowdy celebrants making it safe for even women and children to walk down any street or alley without fear. I would like to thank the following police officers: State' Police Officers C.R. Davis and Kenneth Smith, Sheriff Clark James and Deputy "Dale Hacker, Conservstion Officer Steve Davis, Constable Mike Duelley, City Police Officers Dallas Goodrich, Dean Boone, Robert Goodrich, and Marvin Henson. Sworn in and deputized as Special City Police Officers were Jack Moore, Ralph Southall, Golden JenkinS, Tom Reaser all from the GSC Security force with the permission and cooperation of D. Banks Wilburn, President of Glenville State College. All Police officers worked long, hard hours to insure the safety and enjoyment of the festival goers. There wore 29 arrests (18 for public intoxication, 4 for possession of marijuana, 2 for street fighting and 5 for miscellaneous charges). I would also like to cite the work of Pedro Montgomery, Police Radio Communicator and jailer, who helped area police maintain order by relaying messages throughout the festival, day and night. o In addition, I would add my praise for City Employees and especially John Moore, Paul Gillespie and Ray Ables for their efforts in keeping city streets and sidewalks clean of debris during the festival. Thanks also to Vern Martin who suggested and placed the large trash barrels in key spots'throughout the festival area, thereby keeping a lot of litter off the streets. Delbert L. Davidson Mayor, Glenville Culverts ruin cropland Head, W.Va. Department of Highways Charleston, West Virginia Dear Sir: My wife and I, in conjunction with the Farmers Home Administration are currently purchasing a 63 acre farm located in Gilmer County, West Virginia. Of the 63 acres approximately 5 acres are "bottomland" and presently assumed to be suitable for crop growth. Of the 5 acres, the house, outbuildings, and garden absorb about one acre; leaving 4 acres for crop production. The 4 acres are the subiect of ths correspondence. The 4 acres are presently unusable as cropland due solely to the existence of drainage culverts installed under the public road at some earlier year. The culverts allow an almost constant flow of water from the ditch on the opposite side of the road to drain directly into my fields. In February 1976 a representative of the Dept. of Highways visited our farm at our request to examine the situation. He seemed to agree that the drainage problem could be solved by deepening the drainage ditch on the opposite side of the road to show the water to drain into the nearby creek instead of into my fields. In Juno 1976 a road grader appeared and made a valiant effort to effect the deepening of the ditch, however, his effort was in vain as the .equipment was not designed to perform the ditching necessary to correct the problem. Through the valuable assistance of representatives of the U.S. Dept. of d # I I PHOTO CiAMICS CILqFMEN - Patty Goodrich [right brqpd], David Fisher and Jimmy Law work diligently to prepare pieces of lay for the ceramics kiln. Herlan Hope was an adt volunteer 4br the ceramics class. [Democrat photo] Agriculture (Mr. Southall and Mr. Kennedy) we determine that the grade slope from the ditch did the nearby creek therefore proper deepening of the to the creek and thereby solving my problem. My desire is to be able to utilize my small piece of of revenue. Under the present circumstances I am I realize the necessity of priorities and workload patient, however, I would appreciate being advised as t0! that I might expect the Department of Highways to might proceed with my planning for next year's crop. Any assistance or support that the remaining correspondence mightese to offer will be gratefully copy to:  Hon. Earl Butz, Secy., U.S.D.A. Hon. Robert Byrd, U.S. Senate Hon. Arch Moore, Governor, W. Vs. Gilmer Co. Super., W. Vs. Dept. of Hwys. Mr. F. Southall, U.S. Dept. Agr. Editor, GlenviUe Democrat In praise of Jo To the Editor, This essay was written by a sophomore at DuPont High She made an A+ on it in her English class. The lady Gilmer County resident and a lot of the young people same way about her as do her husband and son. MY FAVORITE PERSON Everyone has their own way of picking their simply on age, looks, etc. But it takes omeone fant I've found that person. Joann Basham is that person. I think they invented the for her. Jo is not just family, she's also a very dear friend. If she all our lives would be lacking in that special something I wish I had her energy, she never stops! Jo can talk to anyone on their own level, young, never stops being interested in people and things. She's every inch  lady. She can make the finest comparison. She never puts on airs, or acts as though she's All these qualities along with the fact that she has s house and she's always there when you need her and whether you're a stray kitten, an injured bird or best. If only you knew her you'd learn to love her as Beware of glass To the Editor Mrs. Crislip wishes to thank the people who were so when he got hurt. The Scott's and Adams' were really good would like to warn all parents about glass doors. They ALBUM Youthful With some lofty objectives in mind, the local Community Action Agency launched the Gilmer County Youth Opportunity Camp last week. One hundred three children between the ages of seven and 14 attended the camp. The camp's objectives were: 1) To develop the camper's social sense and skills, sense of pelf-worth and initiative. 2) To improve the camper's attitude toward, and concept of, the world and other people. 3) To available to 4) To appreciation heritage of Funding for the W, est Action AgencY. based on a College, Luzader photo) and out. MOLDING INTO SHAPE - Jackie Goodrich, are plchwed molding pottery durla| huff Opportunity Camp: Frank Pusku was the [Democrat photo] we4'