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The lenvil le Democrat tNuj er 47 A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 Published By And For Gilmer County People Thursday, August 18, lffJ7 not have been any Glenville for Indepen- t there were plenty of at City Hall during esday, August 10, Police Chief Dallas Sergeants Denzil Hess L. Moore tendered effective August 24, to t J. Wyatt. rs of resignation gave no the decision. Wyatt  r,elignations when they 1, then called a special City Council to meet evening to discuss the to determine if any resolved concerning I. h as the officers were not the meeting, Council they be asked to come special session Friday, the officers the Council. After by the Mayor, Fitzpatrick moved ell go on record at the lneeting as "havin and standing behind the Councilman Harry the motion, and it approved. a spirited and discussion between Council, the officers, end Municipal Judge appeared as the for the officers incidents he said officers to resign. things, he mentioned had with the Mayor to Goodrich, were confidential. He said had not kept the e Chief Goodrich, TWO city offic them with various individuals. For this. the Mayor offered an apology "if an apology is necessary." Wyatt said he did not recall that the conversations were supposed to be confidential. The Chief also claimed the Mayor had asked questions of police officers concerning their actions that he felt should not have been asked. Wyatt responded, "The people of this city elected me as their Mayor. I am going to do my job and when I need to ask questions. I'll ask them. There are certains questions I need to ask, and I think I have a right to ask them." He continued, "I want you to know that I feel the responsibility that has been placed on me as Mayor, and I believe, for the good of the city, I must ask questions of employees. If this is just a figurehead position, the city doesn't need a mayor and could save money by eliminating the office." Goodrich also voiced disapproval with terms in the City Charter which say tNa.t a policeman may be dismissed for "cause." He said that "cause" is not defined and that an officer could be dismissed for any reason. Councilman John Collins respon- ded that the best "job security" anyone in public service can have is to "do your best." After the Mayor had emphasized several times that he did not want the officers to resign, Sgt. Moore said. "It's not just you that we are concerned with. Lonnie Fitzpatrick is the only man on the Council we trust." Judge Davidson explained to the Council that he would also like to have tim officers remain on duty. He expresqed some doubt that part of their salary, which is paid by the government, will be paid in that manner for future officers. Councilman Lowell Fredin read a proposed plan for grievance proceed- ings for city employee. He emphasized but had discussed: .....  he did rot mean to imply that the RESIGNING OFFICERS--Seated at an August 12 special session of Glenvllle City Council are the three policemen who resigned effective August 24. They are, left to right, proceeding would be instituted. The officers seemed very interested in this proposal, but the Council did not vote on acceptance of it or discuss it to any great extent. Finally. after several personal comments were exchanged, the Council, Mayor and Municipal Judge again asked the officers to withdraw their resignations. When it appeared d Linda Boyd are new 00r;]kers at Cedar Creek Park Linda was also born in Richwood for similar reasons, but was reared in Webster Springs. Her parents are Marple and Mary Harrison. She graduated from Webster Springs High School in 1965 and from Shepherd College in 1969. Her major field of study at Shepherd was Vocational Home Economics. She taught in Summersville for four years and was a substitute in Fayette County. She said that she might be interested in doing some substitute teaching in Gilmer County, but added that she felt most of her time should be devoted to her two youngsters. The couple noted that it was a bit unusual that James Butcher, a Gilrner County native son from Cedarville, served as Ed's Principal at Cowen High and was President of Shepherd College when Linda was a student at that institution. Both of the new additions added that they like the area. Linda said, quite simply, "I think it's beautiful and I like it here." They also noted that the distance to their home county is about the same from Cedar Creek as it was from Babcock. Ed noted that a couple of maior projects are in the works for the park. 29, has been named t of Cedar Creek State Carl Richards, who cot 3 to Cedar Creek as Assistant Super- k State Park at PSyette County. His effective August 1. UPerintendent brings a family to the park. the former Linda are the parents of two r da ter, Joy Beth, is is, is two. superintendent and natives of Webster born in Richwood Was the only hospital say that he spent his 'vV 3tar County. at Edward and Ruth wen as they did p , POntes was a youth. t COWen High Schoo! of Forestry at Wes '%Cial Worker for the rtment of Welfare counties in :' al Assistant in 1972, " th're until coming to One is already in its formative stages and some of the actual work has been done. A crew will be paving the road in the park from the bridge to the campground and into the new camping area that is being developed. The new area is expected to add from 20 to 25 sites to the camping area. A project which will begin sometime after Labor Day calls for complete renovation of the pool and filter system at the park. In rounding out his appraisal of the work, the new superintendent said that there "are several items that we will be looking to improve. We want to make this park a pleasant place for everyone to eniov." He also added his thanks to the work crew and personnel at the park who have assisted him since he arrived. The workers include: Clifford Lattea, Russell Lattea, Jackie Miller and Bill Taylor of the maintenance crew; Paul Minigh, Campground Attendant: Desi Skinner. Miniature Golf Attendant: Rusty Hern, Pool Manager; and Sue Burke, Richard Conaway, and Kevin Hern, Lifeguards. Sue Burke to enter WVU member of The Society of Disting- uished American High School Stu- dents. She was listed in Who's Who Among American High School Stud- entS, 1974-75 and 1975-76. Sue was a member of the Glenville Shooting Stars 4-H Club for twelve years, a member of 4-H Pinners, 4-H All Stars, and a Past Worthy Advisor of Rainbow Girls. She received a certificate of award from the National Junior Horticulture Association for Ninth Place, Individual, 4-H Division in the National Horticulture Contest in 1975. Sue was a finalist in the Junior Miss Pageant in 1975, and served as Strawberry Festival Princess in 1976. She is a member of the Sand Fork Baptist Church. Sue Burke daughter Burke of one of 72 the West rvl Virginia University School of Nursing when the semester begins August 24. The class, the 18th to be admitted since the school opened, is composed of 70 women and two men. Miss Burke was a pre-nursing student at WVU in 1976-77. From the original pre-nursing class of 400, these 72 students were selected to continue in the program which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and qualifies those who successfully complete three years of schooling and training to take the licensing examination to become a registered nurse. Sue, who is currently emoloyed a Lifeguard at C " "State as edar Creek Park, appeared on the Dean's List of Outstanding Scholars for academic excellence during the first and second semesters in 197677. A 1976 graduate of Gilmer County High School, she was a member f the National honor Society, the Girls' Athletic Association, and girls' varsity basketball team, and the band. She received the MathematiCS Award for C,Cs in 1976, and was a Sun's mother, Merge, explained that her daughter has "always been real fond of children" and that has caused much of her interest in nursing. that the resignat/ons would not be withdrawn immediately, Council voted to give the officers until noon Saturday, August 13. to reconsider. The policemen were instructed to phcne Councilman Ftizpatrick if they derided to withdraw the resignations. The noon hour came and passed Saturday without a call from any of the officers. Therefore, all three resigna- C,_. have been accepted effective August 24. Captain Dean Boone is the lone member of the force who did not resign. Gilmer County has new officers rs resign Sgt. Bryan L. Moore, Chief Dallas Goodrich and Sgt. Venzn Hess. Glenvllle Utility Company Manager Michael Dudley looks on between Goodrich and Hess. \\; Following the noon deadline Saturday. the Mayor was unavailable for comment. Councilman Fredin issued the following statement: "The fact that three-fourths of the police force resigned puts us in an awkward position concerning law enforcement in the immediate future, but I am confident that the city government has the solidarity to work the problem out. Dean Boone is an exeeflent offlcer In . whom I have a great deal of confidence. He is a fine nucleus for the new force." Council Fitzpatrick said that he was sorry that the officers had chosen to resign. Councilman Collins com- mented, "I'm sorry the police left. I'm still not certain as to why they resigned. Their reasons were rather vague. The Council gave them every opportunity to voice their problems and to reconsider their resignations. They opted, however, to leave of their own ccdJL ........ With the resignations accepted. the city will presumably be looking for three new police officers. Corporal W.S. Haines Trooper Willy Sutton Cilmer County's State Police Detachment has a new commander and a new trooper to join Trooper First Class Kenneth Smith in providing the county with around-the-clock police protection. Corporal W.S. Haines. 23, who  'as born in Pine Grove in Wetzel County, replaced Corporal C.R. Davis as Detm "hment Commander July 1. Davis retired from the West Virginia State Police to. accept a position as an investigator in the Wood C, ounty Prosecuting AttornLey's office. Cpr. Haines explained that his fat her was in the service at the time of his birth and that he was born at the hone, of his grandparents. The Haines family spent eight years in Raleigh, Nm:th Carolina, before returning in West Virginia. Upon their return to the state, they lived in Charleston. The family moved to Wheeling in 1960. The corI:mraFs parents, Spencer and Ruth Haines. continue to live in Wheeling. The new commander graduated from Triadelphia High School in 1962, and attended Wheeling College with a major in biology. He graduated from the West Virginia'State Police Academy at Institute on Sept. 27, 1968. He had been a trooper at Martinsburg prior to his pronnotion and assignment to Gilmer County. Haines said that he has found the pace fn Gilmer County quite different from that in Martinsburg. "Up there, our detmhment would investigate 60 or 70 traffic accidents in a month," the commancter said. He explained that not nearly so many calls ere made here, The commander, who is single, says that ,we "Will need some time to adiust" to the pace here. but added that he is heippy witl his promotion and his new position here. The new trooper is Trooper Willy Sutton. 20. who was born in Fairmont. He replaced Trooper C.W. LeMasters who was tr'ansferred te Shinnston on hdV 19, Trooper Sutton is also single, and is the son of Wilford and Dorothy Sutton of Dillonville, Ohio. Like Cpr. Haines, Sutton explains that his father was in the service during his youth and that his family did a great deal of mewing. The spent time in California. Utah and several places overseas, Trooper Sutton graduated from John Marshall High School in Glen Dale in 1975. He graduated from the Police Academy on Mav 13, 1976. and was assigned to the Harrison County detachment, where he served until being stationed here. The trooper, too. describes the iob here as "a little slow compared to Harrison County, but I'll get used to it." He is livitg in the McPherm Apartments on Mineral Road in Glenville. Sue will be working this fall at the Both he and the commander enjoy all types of partici pation sports in their leisure time. West Virginia University Hospital and  . Clinic as part of her training program. "  I [I I II I /I I II I/lll I I  ] I ...... I .......... ............. .......