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00,500 state t available construction ilmer library of the West Virginia parcel of land on Walnut St. as a site told residems of for a public library. Week that a grant of available for the The library building would cover a public library in 1,350 sq. ft. and would have space for from 6,000 tO 8,000 volumes. It would be a six-sided building with a porch Field Librarian for and carousel roof. Ms. Bussler noted which includes there is a possibility for the group of interested establishment of an outpost library at the Conrad Hotel elsewhere in the county in the future. 21. that all that was the grant was a show She also explained some of the and a committment differences between services offered City Council and the by Glenville State College's library and Commission to pay a public library. ][.ratin . costs and a r Salary "The college has been generous of $.t per hour. * enough to let residents of Gilmer 8, r noted that a library County use their library, but they ia e one available for really don't have to. The college is Ig In built in Cowan. She budgeted to provide books for college er_nrnents students and professors; they don't ,500 to operate that new have a collection suited to the general had agreed to public and don't offer public j',, grant would cover the programs," said Ms. Bussler. tantLibrary" building Two members of the Gilmer kTh'Uction six tables, 24 County Library Commission also voiced Raas's desk, a librarian their opinion on the need for a public ry. some equipment library instead of the college facility. /e grant would be used "Books are bought for the college bOOks. The commission library on the basis of faculty ilable $5,000 for books recommendations, not for the public, r and about $3,000 for per so." said John Hymes. ollowing year. "There are many , people who r urged the newly visited the Bookmobile (it s now broken r Library Commission down) who wouldn't darken the door of Einterested in the the college library," said Mrs. a public library to meet Elizabeth Turner. 'y and county officials to She noted that Gilmer Ms. Bussler urged interested in the state that residents to seek funding sources and Public library, apply for the grant as soon as possible because other communities are County Board of interested in securing the money if 18 to donate a Glenville does not act soon. .... GILMER COULD BE NEXT..Pictured above is the "Instant Library" recently constructed in Burnsville by the West Virginia Library Commission. The Commission recently made available a grant of $49,500 for construction of a similar library in Glenville. Glenvllle's library would differ from the one above in that it would be six-sided instead of octagon-shaped and would contain 1,350 sq. fo compared to Burnsville's 1,250 sq. ft. The Glenville library would a] have space for 2,000-3,000 more books than the Burnsville fa.thv. [Democrat photo] ,,,ms iii M i i ii i The G lenv i I le Democrat Volume 73 Number 44 I I Usable books must be turned in I IIII IIII I I I I A Gilmer Graphics. inc. Newspaper Published By And For Gilmer County People ,H i ,l , p Single Copy Price, 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 Thursday, July. .,,"S ;';" l llll Ill II I I I II II . '" Board will provide free textbooks In accordance with a state decree to do so. the Cilmer County Board of Education Voted July 18 to provide free textbooks to all county students. In a suit brought June 17 against the Barbour and Lincoln County school boards, District Judge Charles Haden ruled that it is the board of education's responsibility to provide textbooks to the needy. The Gilmer County Board of Education has taken that decision one step further, in that they will attempt to provide textbooks to all students, regardless of need. Superintendent of Schools Ran Welty explained how the new before Aug. 5, After Aug. 5 U. board will attempt to reach any'family  hich they think has not returned their books. "It would be ec.,mic ally unsound to purchase all nee. bok,, defoliation textbook program will work during a when there are so many ..,oo,, b,ok.-' hela Power's helicopter meeting of parents and teachers luly available. I can hardl\\;, s,:, ,,.,. nga 2, He stressed it is imperative that parent wouldn't want to x i1:,1.: .'ifii every family turn in all usable the idea, but if they wul, t ,-!.  end this wee " Gilmer CounW textbooks currently on the county's withhold their prescnt b,,,{,,L; qv . r ID ...... AdoptmtTextbook it. ,,, .wou]:m'0vale to them starting "If every parent turns in usable Sept. 6, 1977," noted Weltv. textbooks the board will be able to buy Welty estimates it will :o.t flc already been told, spraying at the edges of fields, near Power lines in each county served Ellis pointed out that the spraying all the remaining number of textbooks board about $20,000-$25,;]0 i buzzing overhead for houses or gardens, and crossing by Men-Power are defoliated every defoliation was necessary to prevent needed for grades K-12, buy all the purchase the additional book, .r ,, , in Gilmer County is roadways and streams. We've never five years. Gilmer was last sprayed in trees from growing up into the power new science and health books and for next fall. He said money t. P;V f.r Power's power had any reports of this having any ill 1972. Doddridge County's power lines lines and grounding them out and to provide all new workbooks," he said. the new books will come from part 4" i Program. effects on humans or livestock," said were also defoliated this summer, keep brush down in order to make it Welty noted that a system will be the $40,000net gain the beard r,:/i.::! ter has been spraying Southern Division Manager Harold Company officials maintain the easier for repair crews to get into the developed to insure that those students from this year's property reapprai al. ight-of-ways for the past Ellis. helicopter method of defoliation is power lines if necessary. He added who have bought new books for next i, aixture of Tordon 101, Jim Nichols, district supervisor of much more economical than crews of that the herbicide doesn't kill the year will receive those same books or He noted several advmt: :. m. ertllizer} and water, construction, said there have been six men sent out to cut away the brush, underlying grasses, books of equivalent condition, the free textbook program fcials maintain the reported cases of spray damaging "We used to send men out with a Men-Power officials expected to "We're not going to use any "A parent willnever h,v. t- },.v. ' as no elements toxic to gardens this year. But he said truck and sprayer, but we've found it's have finished their spraying about two shabby books," added Welty. textbook or workbook again. \\;%. wii veStock. investigation by an employee of the much more economical to use the weeks ago, but were delayed by The board hopes to receive 60 per be treating every student in the ,,,,:.!; helicopter contractor has shown that helicopter. We'll send a crew of men weather conditions. They say spraying tre is approved by the .......... , ....... 've" to -^" onera*:ons should be completed in th- cent of the textbooks they need through the same. Many parenl, v, fi! :ve le were actuauy out after me uem;opt tu  5t v u . , v . . it Partment of Agncul- none of those cases ......... . ........... cou .... -, ..... ek the re-call program. Parents will be hundreds of dollars over  fiw: v.r . eli',ronmental Protection caused by the spraying. ;naeE]:as ne wa unuu. ., =v-,y .... y ....... asked to bring textbooks to the school and there will be no, more siandh,,: L' nil ': [iconter ..... nilot -tons his " in their communilT or the h" h school hne for book sales,, he, m,ml,," .,.t _.roy The Gilmer County Board of the leaks. Last summer the h,..,rd Education gave the Troy PTA an covered the roof with alumim.'-I! i---ses unexpected boost in their attempt to theunusuallyharsh winter r,' '':";  r' "   pay for a new roof on the school gym, rust too much for the old roof tu ha.h. when they voted July 18 to allocate "We finally decided t. do $2,500 to help pay for the roof. something about the root" when we Roy Woods Construction Co. of watched the boys out there,, pl.v, . Ym Clendenin completed the new roof on ball and slipping and falling all .'r July 8. The PAT had raised about the place." said PTA member, }r(m( $2.200 through fund raising activities Somerville, and had borrowed $2.000 from Troy Principal David Elli,.;on " Kanawha Union Bank. Cost of the new explained that during one. ha&b[ roof was $4,000, game last winter he had to ..I Superintendent of Schools Ron crews at each end of the flo)r :t Welty explained that each school was when the teams ran to the oth,r .J ,] budgeted $20,000 from Better Schools the floor a mop crew would mp h:, Amendment funds for repairs. The vacated end of the floor before ; UP at the board expected it would cost more to teams returned. roof the PTA has eliminate some fire hazards at Troy Ellison noted that at lime th;,re for Troy Elemen- than it did. After new exiting was was an inch of water on the flour. th The group raised completed two weeks ago from the two floor has buckled where w.lcr ,.(:,'. various projects front sub-level classrooms, the board stood, but Ellison hopes the fbr w}]} loan from Kanawha found they had enough money left over now regain its shape and the ch.ot in their Troy account to be able to will be able to repaint it. the remainder of donate $2,500 toward the cost of the However, the Education new roof. Mrs. Hatton expressed hc.r tha,k Mrs. Florence Hatton. PTA to members of the PTA and other:, wh last meeting president, indicated that the board's helped complete the proiect ('ailh,:  $2,500 tO donation would be used to pay off the a "real community cfh,'t-. 'I' the cost of bank loan. following is a list of priwte d(mrs: of the people The PTA began their drive to Nelson Erwie--$20: Edward Zak "roof raising" secure funds for a new roof in April[. $20; Charles Harold-S25: h:4r [clockwise The group made $450 on a ramp Montgomery-S25; Deloris Sire(ms--S5: Burkham. supper, their first fund raiser. They Fie Reed-S25: Ronald Cregorv--$!O: Ellison, later held two bake sales, three Butcher-S5: Nettie Turner--S1: Mrs. rummage sales, a yard sale and French Bailey-S1: Stanley D'O,.- Small, collected donations, azio-$2: Stanley Stallman--$1: Nrm Radcllff, The roof had been leaking J. Zatko-$10: Everett Ellison-.$50: Herren, intermittently for the past six years Everett Mason--S25: Mr. an(:] Mrs. and Brenda and each summer the board's Bradley Adams-S25 and the Cilmcr Photo] maintenance crews had tried to patch County Board of Education-$2.5(). /