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August 13, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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The Glenville Pathfinder A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] I s J. 48 GLENVUIF (.rLw.u COUNTY, WV 2__1 Fl4d#y, Aug'_'t 13, 11ff6 l I _ I I IM ,.: " " " New owners of h,stor,c j WI for CoUnty Board of rded $120,306 '  i cation under Secondary of 1965. Hardman, of ESEA. "the give assistance an educational performing up spent on the students are :iqmt. The law ,ry needs be met that the money services county offers. Le nent Tests, last spring, as the subject of COme first to the Education. The w up a budget tUtds which is beard. The Will be held by Used to cover arise r. Hardman the J dollars for a "t salary, his d travel ex- dollars for reading of the county's for the Visitor who the schools' for a to conduct dollars for HISTORY PRESERVED-Pictured above is he main part of the Farnsworth Farm located halfway between Linn and Troy. Michael Ross, of Ross and Wharton Gas Co. which recently purchased the property, has said that the property STAGE STOP This log building, now used as a barn, was omce a stagecoach stop on the Staunton to Parkershur$ turnpike. will be preserved. The small building behind the large white home, is part of the original home built by James S. Farnsworth in about 1839. GSC professor directs humanist speakinE tour for Dr. Barbara W. Tedford, asso- ciate professor of English at Glenville for State College, has been charged with providing "traveling humanists" to dollars dollars County Hiah School is 8ettin8 a new cafeteria. -rowded last year that students had oaly 15 minutes was hustled in, The new bufldin8 will be ready for I)lvid Bean] : new cafeteria groups around the state interested in their presentations. Most of the speakers are college professors who give presentations on subjects like folk music, heritage arts and crafts and various historical subjects. The program is sponsored by the Committee for Humanities and Public Policy in West Virginia. By the end of July, four of these humanists had appeared before some 500 West Virginians in the counties of Gilmer, Pocahontas, and Randolph. More programs are being scheduled in other counties for late summer and early fall. Humanists have appeared in conjunction with a variety of organizations and events, including the Glenviile Folk Festival; the Hillsboro Bicentennial Committee and the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, the Bicentennial celebration sponsored by Beverly Community Action, and Augusta Heritage Arts Workshop, Continued on Page 10 crowded lunch room :er School ation has Uilders of "  brick and cost of Merchants salute homemakers A special "Salute" to the Homemakers of Gilmer county. Your taste in homemaking would make any community proud. The town and farm homes in the Gilmer area depict the prosperity that Gilmer enjoys. Gilmer homes will always stand as a challenge to other communities. You, Mr. and Mrs. Homemaker, are indeed to be congratulated for the way you keep adding to your home's comfort and beauty. Some of you are fortunate enough to have the ready cash you need to keep your homes the way you want them, while others must operate your homes within a limited budget. But whether you run your home on a budget or with unlimited capital, you can have any type home you desire. The local financial institutions can and will finance most types of home construction or improvements. If you feel your home is not up to par and in need of repairs or modernization consult a local contractor or building material firm, paint store, furniture or appliance dealer. Tell them your wishes, and they will supply you with the latest material, dependable labor and best possible service - all at a price to fit your budget. You, as a homemaker, should take advantage of these opportunities. It's a good time to build that extra room, sun porch, bath, new kitchen, patio, install central heating or air conditioning. The Glenville merchants are proud of the part they have had in making your homes more enjoyable. They honor you with "Festival of Values" this week. Check their ads in the "Festival of Values" pages and shop firms displaying the "Festival of Values" posters for special bargains. Shop these firms: Community Super Market, Glenville Variety, Glenville Ford Sales, Modern Dry Cleaners, Sears, Towne Bookstore, Spirit of Fashion, Daltons, Kanawha Union Bank, Hamric's Jewelry, Davis Clothing, Glenville Superette, Guyan Shoe Outlet, Calhoun Super Service, Glenville Supply, Hardman's True Value, Summers Pharmacy, M & G Furniture, Ben Franklin, Pioneer Grocery. You can register for prizes at each place. in two shifts giving the students more time to eat. "The new facility with its multi-colored furnishings should pro- vide an atmosphere of a modern day restaurant", said Ron Welty, superin- tandant of county schools. "Such an atmosphere will provide students with a more enjoyable and satisfying lunch period." The kitchen, planned by consul- tants from the State Department of Educaiton and approved by state health and safety officials, contains an elaborate heating and ventilation system and covers some 1,2o0 sq. ft. The cafeteria will contain several new items of equipment and furniture, including a 40-gallun tilting skillet, a steam table, a baker's table, tray and utensil racks and tables and chairs in the dining room. Farnsworth farm to preserve the property According to Michael Ross, of Ross and Wharton Gas Co.. the historic Farnsworth farm between Linn and Troy will be preserved in its original state. After nearly two years of litigation, Ross and Wharton Gas Co. and Margaret Bailey Covey, co-exe- cutrix of the estate of Bonnie Farnswortb finally reached agreement on the sale of the property. Agreement came following trial of a suit brought against Mrs. Covey by the gas company in July term of circuit court The estate became involved in litigation in October of 1974 when officials of West Virginia Wesleyan college filed a petition to have Mrs. Mary Lee Massey renived as a co-executrix. Money from the sale of the property was to go to a college scholarship fund. The college officials maintained that Mrs. Massey would not agree to sell the property to Greenbrier Coal Co., which had offered $150.000 The petition stated that Mrs. Massey insisted on selling the land to Ross and Wharton Gas Co. for $110,000. The college agreed to drop their petition when Ross and Wharton brought suit against Mrs. Covey and Mrs. Massey in December of 1974. In this suit Ross and Wharton asked the court to require that the defendants sell them the estate as allegedly stated in a deed drawn up by an attorney representing the two ladies at the time. The suit was later changes to include only Mrs, Covey. Following the trial, but before the case went to the jury last month, Ross end Wharton agreed to pay $1eO,000 for the property. When the estate was in litigation there was some concern among local citizens that the property would fall into the hands of strip miners. In a recent article in the Buckhannon Record the purchasers were incor- rectly refered to as coal operators. "We're not going in there and start tearing things down and make an eye sore of the place," said Ross. "We'd like to preserve it like it is." He said that they had plans to paint the house, trim some of the shrubs and harvest some of the timber on the property. He said that there is a possibility of drilling a few more gas wells on the property but their main reason for buying the property was for investment. "We bought the place for investment, we're not looking for a quick buck," he added. James and Abigail Farnsworth bought the 300-acre farm in 1839 for $2,000. Two rooms of the original log house still stand. A building which is now used as a barn, but once housed e stagecoach stop and tavern also still stands. A stately Victorian-style house also graces the property. A cemetery with grave stones dating from 1836 is also located on the property. EMT course to be offered locally An EMT tr course is being According to Tommy Luzade ef planned for Gilmer County beginning the Amance Service, it is that an accurate count of those who Aug. 24, according to officials of the Gilmer County Ambulance Service. The course will be an 80-hour course with state approval. In addition to the classroom trEming each person must work 10 hours in a hospital emergency room. are interested be made available. If you are interested in attending this course please write Gllmer County Ambulance Service, Box 3, Glenville, i WV 26351. Give your name, address, and phone number. ! PTA members to tour new school The Glenville Elementary PTA will hold a special meeting at the new elementary school for prospective new PTA members. The public is invited to come and look over the new school, The school's new furniture hasn't arrived yet, so you're asked to bring your own chair. There will be a business meeting after the tour of the school. HOMECOMING AT JOB'S TEMPLK-Thase people were amoa8 uverail who gathered fr the 37th annual Job's Temple Homecoming last Sunday, Aug. 8. U.S. Senator Robert Byrd spoke to the crowd on the need to preeerve our state's heritage and the institutions of family, church and school [Democrat nhotol