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Glenville, West Virginia
July 25, 1975     The Glenville Democrat
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employers The majority of the funds nearly wage 65. was recovered under provisions $2.00 per of the minimum wage law. The 44 hours remainder was owed to workers who Labor had not received the fair prevailing H. Mills wage for their work on public improvement proiects, such as the construction of highways, schools or Io businessesother public buildings. Mills said that he attributes the full-time increase to an improve performance with gross by the inspectors of the Department's or less. Wage ad Hour Division. "'Our staff also said made over 4.000 separate inspections iusl ended, this past year." he said. "Inspections recovered for minimum wage violations alone owed increased more than 200% over the in preceding year." The figures are especially a 96% interesting. Mills said, in light of the over the fact, that. until just recently, the Department had no actual oower to enforce payment of back wages. "'At that time. we took the only avenue "ooen to us." he said. "We used the authority of our office to encourage re-payment." As of Jul~ 1st. however, the Department of Labor now has the authority to initiate legal action on behalf of employees seeking payment of back wages. "This also applies to the payment of separation pay." Mills added. "which is due within 72 hours of termination, if the employee is fired. or on the next regular payday, if the employee quits." Persons with questions about the state's Minimum Wage Law or its new Wage Collection Law are encouraged to contact Joseph E. Lanham, Acting Director of the Department's Wage and Hour Division. in Charleston. at {3o, t) 34a-789o. ifroln Page 1) lii...i ................................................... More Driving Route 5 from between to steer BurnsviUe and Grantsville on a rainy, and get foggy night is like trying to grope your and way through a ghost walk in an iv cars amusement park - but a lot more their dangerous. White lines on the right Over the edges of the road, valuable guides to drivers, are non-existent or so faded as to be useless. highway holes {a driving an Army of the putting minor deep that to swerve head-on. ' aarrow that ' I::mt get into East over wide, but reduce and long, eSPecially alany is a auddy and off from the side of get off reason, his drop is a fence. in gone over and have l~ttlers on annual Methodist of the those provide of food. as well Normal maintenance on Rt. 5, in Gilmer County. also seems to be a problem. Water backs up in uncleared ditch lines thus causing some of the bad road problems. Brush on many of the more dangerous curves has not been cut back. Tree branches and multiflora rose practically hang over the highway in some places reducing driver visibility considerably. Equip- ment that must be rented by the local State Road Commission constantly breaks down. One of the more hazardous sections of Route 5 East is on the northern apporach to the ancient, narrow Sand Fork bridge. Promises by the State Highway Dept. to the Mayor of Sand Fork to install an effective driver warning system at the bridge have resulted only in the erecting of yellow-and-black striped, wordless signs at both ends of the bridge itself. The signs are meaningless to most out-of-state drivers. Between 50 and 100 coal trucks that weigh 30,000 to 50.000 pounds apiece, when loaded, travel over a 12-mile section of Route 5 East almost every day, week long, hauling coal from near GlenviUe to a tipple at Gilmer Station. Some of the bigger coal trucks are even heavier. An undetermined number of big. log-carrying trucks also travel over the highway and heavy trucks including tractor trailers carrying heavy construction equipment, owned by gas and oil drilling firms and others, must also use Route 5. So do big tractor trailers making deliveries in Glenville. Grantsville, and Burnsville. Add to this the hundreds of recreational vehicles and local and out-of-county cars that use Route 5 East and West as a corridor to Interstate 79 and to recreation areas such as Sutton Lake. one begins to wonder how long the 20-year-old base of Route 5 will bear up under the load. The amount of tax dollars collected by the state and federal governments as a result of all this traffic must be staggering, yet little or none of it has been spent on this road and others in Central West Virginia. Why not? [To be continued] Coal trucks can be observed daily swinging over into the left lane as they make a straight approach to the bridge. "It's pretty frightening." one driver stated. "'to see one of those big monsters coming at you in the wrong lane.' ........ Moving? Please send us beth old and new addresses so that we may make your subscription change without delay. Elvin "ER" Garrett Invites you to stop in and see him at his car lot in Lian 74 Corvette Cony. 73 Ford 1 ton 74 Pinto 60 Nova 74 Gremlin 69 C~evelle 73 Hot~et Spt, 55 leap C]5 Salesmen: Elvin Garrett or Tom Jolliff Low Overhead Does Makes A Dilleronce! ........ Jl ............. 11 ....... _1 _ I ........... ILLI .......~ _~_ llh~ddonce of Lowell Williams, Rt. 5 - Kanawha Drive, 1/i mile below Kinney Shoe Factory, Gi~vme, West Vtrt~uaia. reunion 3 at the will be on July to Well-filled Saturday, August 2, 1975 - Starting time - 1:00 P.M. Couch & chair sets. Lounge chair, Platform rockers, Lamps, Fans, Girl's 20" BicycLe. End Tables. Coffee Table. Folding Chairs. Bed, Box Springs, Mattress, Dresser, 2 Electric Hot water heaters, Cookware, Dishes, 3 T.V. sets. Maytag wringer washer. Refrigerator. cook stove, gas heater, car top carrier,Car mirrors, Radios. Jacks. Jars, Collectors items. Air conditioner, Silver certificates. Man],, other items too numerous too mention. 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