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8 The Glenvflle Democrat/P August 18, 1977 (.or. 00ervationist Vance tours six-county area District , Soil Conservationist Thomas L. Vance joined 30 other individuals on June 28 and 29 for a Resource Conservation and Develop- ment-sponsored tour af industrial forestry facilities in six West "virginia counties. The sponsoring group, known as Wes-Mon-Ty RC & D, is made up of representatives of those counties in the West Fork, Monongahela and Tygart's Valley Soil Conservation Districts. Gilmer County is in the West Fork District. The tour, which formed at the Nathan Golf Armory in Clarksburg, was planned to provide face-to-face data of forestry industry facts for those interested. The tour was open to the public, according to Vance. The group traveled from Clarke- burg by chartered bus to view a stave mill at Flatwoods, where native the tourists saw what is claimed to be ardwoods were cut into barrel staves the world's largest sycamore. Its dimensions are 8sA feet in diameter and 100 feet tall. Other visits were made to Coastal Lumber Co. at Dailey, Mongold Lumbar Co. at Elkins, Elkins Industries. and Ricottilli Rustic Fence Co. of Ellamore. and the residue was run through a chipper and transported to a pulp and paper mill. Next stop was Sutton, to examine Appalachian Timber Services com- puter method for operating its tie yard. The new overhead method of skidding forests was viewed at the Timberlands Division of Westvaco at Rupert, on the stop following Sutton. The tour settled down at Camp Caesar for dinner on June 28, and listened to reminiscenses by E. Hans McCourt concerning timbering in his Webster County boyhood. McCourt is a former President of the Wast Virginia State Senate. On June 29, the tour began in a forest near Webster Springs, where Vance says that he enjoyed the tour immensely and recommends such tours to anyone interested in timber. He said that he felt forestry teachers should be especially interested in the tour. The District Conservationist said that he believed a tour would be scheduled again in the future. He said that information concerning it would be made available and that the public would be invited to go along. Welt:a00'e to provide low-income clothing allowance Gilmer County's school-age child- ren in welfare and foster families will again receive a special allowance for the purchase of school clothing from the West Virginia Department of Welfare this fall, according to Commissioner Leon H. Ginsberg. This year's allowance, in the amount of $50 per child, will provide more than 34,000 children throughout the state with the clothing they need to return to school this fall, the commissioner said. It was noted that in Gilmer County, approximately $8,500 will be distributed to vrovide clothing for 170 school-age youngsters. He pointed out, however, that $5,964 of this amount will be secured from federal matching funds. This matching money will reduce state expenditure on the program to $2,536. The commissioner noted that while the allowance has been previously distributed to low-income families in the form of clothing vouchers that were redeemed at retail stores, this year's allowance will be sent in the form of a check to families who have eligible children. Ginsberg indicated that the school clothing allowance checks will be mailed to welfare and foster families during the week of August 15 to allow purchases to be made in time for school. Textb00)oks flowing into county schools The Gilmer County Board of Education has an updated report on the percentage of needed textbooks which have been turned in to the local schools. The Board had hoped to receive 60% of the textbooks they would need to implement a free textbook plan for all Gilmer County students beginning this fall. The State Board of Education has mandated that all county school systems must provide free books to needy students. Gilmer County decided to provide the free books for all students, regardless of need. According to the data released August 12, Tanner and Sand Fork Elementary Schools have received 95 to 100% of the books needed: Glenville Elementary has 80%, Normantown and Troy Elementary 70%, and Gilmer County High School has between 50 and 55%. Superintendent Ronald J. Welty said that the higher percentage of turn-ins would allow the school administrators to "weed out" some of the books which are in relatively poor condition but could have been used if necessary. Welty said, "we are in a better position to do this weeding out this year than we will be in the future. This will give us an opportunity to be more selective in the books we are able to provide." Mill, .r recounts visit to the Pearl Buck Home EDITOR'S NOTE-The following article This particular venture took us to insights into the life of the great West was prepared by Truman Miller of Letter Gap. Mr. Miller is an accomplished artist and song writer. by Truman Miller Of course we cannot see all the beauty of our home state of West Virginia in a day, a week, a month or a n Jles$ has my di6I it I c&nat  every oortunity. In every county which makes up the great state of West Virginia there are places of interest. No matter how small or large, we West Virginians should add to our memory first, so that if we get the opportunity to visit the rest of the world, we will have some knowledge of our own heritage. I accepted one opportunity to view a facet of our state while on my way to Lewisburg in July. I shared the visit with a friend, Stella Blackhurst, of Coss. Hillsboro for a tour of the Pearl S. Buck Museum. My interest reflected back a few years to a time when I painted a landscape of the Buck home. The painting was sold by the Pearl S. Buck Foundation and proceeds were used to help in the restoration of the Buck home to 19th Century condition.  Walking through the hells and through the fields near the Buck home, visitors can see the restoration of late 19th Century life and recover the ideas and memories of Pearl S. Buck. The opportunity to enjoy such a visit may come only once in one's lifetime. When such an opportunity does come, take time to scan our lofty peaks, look within our walls, visit our secluded areas. There always awaits something of interest. On my visit to the Buck home, our tour was directed by a well-informed hostess who delivered a great many + Straight Answers From Your Power Company This is one in a series of replies to questions being asked by our custo- mers. Answering today is John Hehn, Director, Personnel, for Monongahela. Why can't my electric bill be due near the first of the month, when I get paid? To make all electric bills come due near the first of the month, we would have to have many times more meter readers and accounting people to do all the meter reading and billing work In just two oi" three days of a two-month billing period. Then they would have nothing to do until the next meter reading time. And that would add a lot of dollars to our costs and to your electric bills. Monongahela serves more than 246,000 resi- dential customers. Some of the meters are being read every working day, some of the bills are being prepared, some of the bills are being mailed, and some are being paid. The day your bill becomes due depends on the date your meter is read. By reading meters and preparing and mailing electric bills on a continuing cycle, we have an even flow of work for the meter readers, blllere, and cashiers. This allows us to operate efficiently, with the lowest number of people necessary to do the job, and at the lowest cost to our customers. There just Is no practical way to have 246,000 electric bills becoming due at the same time. at nononSahela Power Part of the Allegheny Power System 1177 Virginia author. Upon entaring the large living room with its cut-stone firaplace, we noted a Mason and Hamlin organ which had been used for entertain- ment. Glancing about cur group, the hostess, asked, "Can anyone play the organ?" After silence came over the room and it seemed we would pass from the beautiful living room, I said that I would like to play the instrument. Seating myself at the organ. I opened a traditional hymnal on the stand to a song which I felt appropriate for a group of traveling tourists. The song, known by one and all, was "Take The Name of Jesus With You." After playing two verses and choruses of the old favorite, I added that I would like to play one of my own compositions. The group, as wall as the hostess, was quite agreeable. I then played and sang my rendition of "Jacob's Wall," a song concerning the Biblical meeting of Jesus and the Samaritan woman. Following that, some of the tourists asked where they might obtain a copy of my song. I had to inform them that it is unpublished at this time. Our tour thus complete, we extended our thanks to our hostess, who, in turn, thanked me for the concert. It was a most rewarding day! Catherine Noclda Flint (-Search on for Miss Mid-State'00 Selection Committee Officials are inviting young women from all over the West Virginia mid-state area to apply for entry in the 1977 Miss Mid-State Pageant. The event will be staged in Buckhannon in early October. The Miss Mid-State Pageant is an official Miss West Virginia - Miss U.S.A. - Miss Universe Contest. The girl chosen Miss Mid-State 1977, will represent the mid-state in the Miss West Virginia Pageant which will be staged for the seventh consecutive time in Fairmont. This five day event will be presented in the Grand Concourse of the Middletown Mall the third week of October. The new Miss Mid-State will receive a magnificient winner's trophy and other prizes plus an expense paid trip to the state pageant. There is no talent requirement. All judging is on the basis of poise, personality, and beauty of face and figure. Applicants must be between 18 and 28, have never been married and have at least six months residence in West Virginia, Thus college students are eligible. All girls interested in competing for the Title must write Miss Mid-State Pageant Headquarters, P.O. Box 71 Buckhannon, West Virginia, 26201 by August 23. Letters must include a recent photograph, a brief biography and phone number. Three charged with manufacturing controlled substance According to Commander W.S. Haines of the Gilmer County Detachment of the West Virginia state Police, he and his officers along with Gilmer County Deputy Sheriff Dale Hacker, Jr., and Glenville City Police officers Denzil Hess and Bryan Moore, executed a search warrant on Bobby Joe Townsend, 37, who resided on Leading Creek near Troy and Cox's King named newsletter editor Professor of Journalism at GSC, reports that the first edition of the newsletter is printed and will be sent to all Heart Association members in the state. The newsletter will be published quarterly. Mrs. Yvonne King of 113 Center Street, Glenville, has been named Editor of "Heart Pick," a new publication of the West Virginia Heart Associ- ation. Mrs. King, who is Assistant Saturday August 27 10:30 a.m. At the residence of Mrs. Ethel B. Cole 330 Mid Ave. Shadybrook, Weston, W. Va. Couch and chair, ottoman and chair, coffee table and end tables, recliner, platform rocker, polelamp, 9x12 rug, daybed, floorlamp, I lot stands, telephone stand, large mirror, knic-nac shell candieholders, 2 heating stoves, 5 piece bedroom suite, chest, wood wardrobe, utility cabinets, old rocking chair, baby bed, card table, old cupboard, kitchen cabinet, porcelain top table, 7 piece dinette set, true test cook stove, Coldspot refrigerator, 3 metal lawn chairs, water hose, 10 gallon jar, brass kettle, griddle, 1 lot garden tools, broom maker, sad irons, hand saws, stepladder, Power Craft rototiller, garden plow, 2 wheel cart, quilting frames, porch swing, 2 wheat cradles, cross cut saws, 1 lot pipe 3/8. Other items too numerous to mention. TERMS CASH NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS REFRESHMENTS WILL, BE SERVED BY V.F.W. POST 1976 LADIES AUXILIARY ESTATE OF SHIRLEY COLE ETHEL B. COLE ADMINIsTRATRIX AUCTIONEERS: THE FAHEY BROTHERS Mill. Tha warrant was executed Tuedsay, August 8. Subsequent to a search of the premises, Townsend, Rex Larry Wallbrown, 20: and Kendrick Stewart, 20: were all charged with manufactur- ing a controlled substance. The three were taken before Gilmer County Magistrate R.W. Minigh and were released on $500 bnd each. Flint. exchan Catherine Brant Flint at 10:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Glenville. The celebrated by Father The bride is the and Mrs. Carmele GlenviUe. Mr. and Mrs. Lumberport are the bridegroom, Given in father the bride wore gown of giana. The designed with a adorned with Venice seed pearls. The lens trimmed with applique came to a point at the fell into soft folds and chapel train. Her headpiece lace and seed pearls veil of silk illusion compliment the gown. bouquet of roses, babys breath with Mrs. Gene and sister of the bride honor. She wore a gown with a short matching attendants were Mrs. and Mrs. Keith Smith and Mrs. John Currey all sisters of the bride. gowns of lighter rust. accented the neckline They carried bouquets baby's breath and Sarah Elizabeth Flint groom served as flower Nocida, of Wheeling, bride, served as altar Smith of Charleston, bride, was ring bearer. Flint of Spencer Mr. Robert Flint brother of the best man. Ushers were Louie Nocida, brothers and Keith Smith and brothers-in-law of the Music selections Sister Beth of Bernadine of Indiana iod by guitarist Mike Grantsville. The resessional were Miss Ann Lorentz Mur by Mrs. Paul Woodford, The mother of attired in a pink dress jacket and white corsage of yellow bridegroom's mother dress with corsage of yellow A buffet rec the ceremony. Mrs. Mrs. Louis Nocida the bride, served the Pete Oliverio, aunt the punch. Mrs. Ma Rose Snow and Mrs, helped with the arrangements were tion of Jeanne The bride is a Glenville State Virginia University. she the reading High School. The bridegroom, of Glanvilla State Virginia University, is the Ritchia County Boa] After a wedding Mr. and Mrs. Flint Parkersbure. 'Used car for equipment? Call information on Classffed Ads. Automobile and Homeowners Policies from a Metropol,tan Company? YES. Maybe you didn't know that a Metropolitan com- pany offers both automobile and homeowners in- surance. Well, we do---and you owe it to yourself to look into it. Because you cn get from Metropolitan Property and Liability Insurance Company the same kind of excellent service Metropolitan Life policyholders have enjoyed for over a century. The advantages are numerous. So why not give me a call and make sure you're not missing ways to get more for your insurance dollar. Do it today. + HUNTER B. BEALL JR. i 813 Grand Central Avenue Vienna, W.Va 28105 " Office: (304) 296-4861 Rmidlence 1304) 364-8823 ,+ 0 Metropolitan Property and Liability Insurance Corn Warwick, Rhode Island A Subsidiary of Metropolitan Life