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August 5, 1976 seeks comments on ShortTakes Director out!ms information and,castyurbaU.t! - air ba! installation ,u: needed for come payments When a bag of air in a talkative of air is called it's a vehicle passive hOWever, still is: Do car with you? The of Transportation. :ompanion. wants Transportation Wil- r.. is holding a public D.C.. on the public vehicle occupant than that. He COmments from "A public hearing in this case," said. to holding a public is seeking on the occupant While comments mtil September 17, said, "I hope early so we can the most attention "However." the Secretary said, "the prospect of mandating passive restraints in automobiles has become increasingly controversial. Questions of effectiveness, cost and suspected hazards, as well as the philosophical problems of restricting individuals' freedom of choice with regard to how much they pay for safety protection have been raised by opponents of the air bag. "It is in the context of this controversy that I must make a decision as to the future of passive restraints. And. before I make any decision on passive restraint systems. I want as much public input as reasonably possible." Secretary Coleman said he will issue a written decision on or before January 1. 1977. Written comments may be submitted on or before September 17. 1976, to the Secretary of Transporta- tion, Washington, D.C., 20590, in- dicating FMVSS 208 Hearing on the envelope. Copies of the Secretary's analysis of the issues involved in the occupant "restraint question may be obtained the need for from the Office of Consumer Affairs Secretary {TES-40) U.S. Department of Trane- attractiveness of portation. Washington. D.C. 20590. is two-fold. First, it that they would Snakes kill fewer in preventing seat belts; and seat belts are not than lightning passive restraints. no action by the the FAIR ensure more wide- In snake country. "Don't Tread on Me" is still as good advice as when the warning emblazoned the rattlesnake flag during the American Revolution. But after a misstep today, chances of survival from the bite of a rattler or America's other poisonous snakes is far better than it was 200 years ago. Way back when, accepted ]A treatment was to lop off an offended finger with a hatchet and urge the victim to take in liberal quanities of snakebite medicine produced by the local still. Midway 00rafts Exhibits 21.28 00Oyou OOooooo 0 )Ody the : One at a ; Why not ; ay they tan Life : ldowrnent ; 'tails. : I e Js now : ", N Y, N y. : Many Bitten, Few Die According to the American Medical Association, some 45,000 people are bitten by snakes every year, but only about 8,000 of these are bitten by poisonous ones. For the last five years there haven't been more than 12 people a year killed by poisonous snakes, says the A.M.A. Bee stings and lightning kill more than that. Snakebite "cures"-never-fail home remedies-may even menace more victims than the snakes themselves. Some of the cures, which experts say seldom do any good at all, include poultices and rub-one of minerals, plants, onions, garlic, radishes, tobacco, olive oil, lard, butter and iodine. Instant, if not necessarily success- ful, results are produced by another hill-country treatment calling for a spoonful of black gunpowder piled onto the snakebite wound and then ignited. The most traditional snakebite medicine is alcohol, with much controversy over the relative merits of home-made and "store-boughten" whiskey. The curative theory, according to one believer, is that "as long as a man shows swelling and pains from where the snake got him, he has not had enough to drink; and if he gets to where he's feeling pretty nice, then the venom is powerless to hurt him." Alcohol Dangerous Doctors say that, except for perhaps easing the victim's worry, alcohol does no good and can even be harmful because it speeds up the heartbeat, pumping the poison farther throughout the body. Getting a doctor's help is the best thing to do. Even so, says one physician who has treated many, "30 to 50 per cent of the people bitten suffer some loss of bodily function, say a leg or an arm or finger, or nerve damage and tendon and tissue damage." Of the 116 species of snakes in the United States, only 19 are poisonous: 15 species of rattlesnakes; two kinds of moccasins, copperheads and cotton- mouths; and two varieties of coral snakes. There are no snakes of any kind in Hawaii and Alaska. STORE HOURS Tuesday, Thursday, Friday -- 9 to S p.m. Wednesday, Saturday - 9 to 1 p.m. WINTER CATALOGS ARE HERE I Phone 462-7374 Authorized CATALOG SALES MERCHANT OWNED AND OPERATED BY JANET DEAL IIIIIIIIIIIIlIlIliIIilIllI ogists say, probably because the comparatively cold water of this region in- hibits formation of the big storms. Birch 5ociety The John Birch Society was founded in 1958 by Robert Welch. Welch named the society after John M. Birch. a Baptist missionary and World War II US. Air Force officer. Flashy Plant The fraxinetla (burning bush or gas plant) exudes a gas which gives off a flash when a match is held near the flower cluster on a sul- try, hot night. It is a hardy herb with a strong lemony odor. People who plan suplemental security income payments can save time by first getting together some information about themselves, according to V.T. Handley, social security district manager in Clarks- burg, WV. The supplemental security income program makes monthly payments to people with little or no income and limited resources who are 65 or over or blind or disabled. People can get information about applying for the payments by calling or writing any social security office. "When applying," Handiey said, "it's a good idea to have with you as many of the following as possible: a checkbook, if you have one, to show how much you have in the bank, any savings account books, stocks and bonds, life insurance policies, auto- mobile registration cards, latest real "You should also have your social security card," he said. "Disabled or blind students 18 to 22 should have a school identification card, tuition receipts, or similar evidence of school attendance." The supplemental security income program is administered by the Social Security Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The Clarks- burg, WV social security office is at 722 W. Pike St The phone number is 623-3461. ., /./"'. - ,. Some people believe that if your upper lip itches, you will be kissed by someone who is tell. But if your lower lip itches, you will be killed by someone who is lhortl. Strictly Fresh The boss says most of us put in a full work-weak Yes, Gwendolyn, you might call a miser a doughnut. Show us a person who doesn't like pets. and we'll show you a soul to be pitied Pinto. We've got lots to choose from! Pinto Pony's 2-Doors, 3-Door Runabouts and Wagons. With standard 2.3 liter engine, or optional 2.8 liter V-6. Make your deal today. It's a buyer's market! 00tan00H. re= =r rn=de ===be. Mustang , Boredom 0. Here's America's fun-loving car at buy-now prices( Pick the classic hardtop, racy 2+2 Stallion, Cobra with spoiler, or elegant Mustang 11 Ghia. The Glenvllle Democrat/ Pathfinder 1' Don't be a nerd! Register to vob HEARING TEST SET FOR GLENVILLE W, VIRGINIA Electronic hearing test will be Itven el the Conrad Hotel in Glenville each third Wednesday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. by Mr. Kemper Hyre. Certified Hearin 8 Aid Audtoiollist. BELTONE HEARING AID SERVICE 442-B, W. Pike St, estate tax statements if you own a Clmrksburg. W.Va. 26301 home or anv land, last year's income tax return, W-2 forms, and evidence of all other income." It may save time, too, according to Handley, if people applying supplemental seourity income ments know how much cash they have on hand and know the value of their car, if they own one. for pay- F'IOO. Ford Look into the regular pickup, the SuperCab pickups, the new F-150 Heavy Duty Y2-ton 4x4's, or the new 6V2 ft. Flareside. The choice is yours. The 1976 Ford Maverick, backed by six years of honing and refining. It's the proven family car. that's an even more solid value. Scheduled maintenance requirements are down 57% over the last three years. We're trading high, so come to the last Ford Dealer sale of the year. What a choice! The Pinto Wagon that outsells them all. The Torino Wagon with big wagon ideas and a mid-size | price. LTD Wagons, the pride of the wagonmaster fleet. L You can't go wrong! Prices may never be this low again! GLENVILLE FORD SALES Main 8 Lewis St. Glenville - F--