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August 20, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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August 20, 1976

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t The Glenville Pathfinder00 A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 Friday, August 20, 1976 Those strange looking devices are all part of systems recently installed in the Troy and Tanner upper left corner is a fire alarm, a smoke sensor and 'Which both are connected. [Democrat Photos] :!i @o@oo@ @0@@@@ added fire protection has always to those where fire between. idea of an through an can have elementary was installed Electric 26 smoke the main arten and extinguisher stove in the Ctivated, flood connected to the basement tad one in the alarm goes off, pinpoint Tanner, also llectric, cost in price is due detectors school and have been escapes in both schools. With the reduction of enrollment, due to the opening of Glenville Elementary, the frightening prospect of a mob of frantic, confused children trying to excape a fire has become much less a possible reality. Other summer renovations at the schools include the addition of a steam table with a sneeze guard which has been installed in the cafeteria at Troy. This will enable the students to pick up their lunches without entering the kitchen as they did in the past. This procedure was a violation of the state health code. An identical steam table will be placed in the Tanner cafeteria prior to the opening of the fall term. The money for the alarm systems and steam tables was obtained from the hot lunch budget and non-food assistance money from the State Department of Food Service on a 75 - 25 per cent cost sharing basis. Under the supervision of Dehnar Burkhammer, custodian at Troy, a group of youngsters have been busy this summer painting floors and walls, cleaning, washing windows and sanding and varnishing seats in the school auditorium. At Tanner, students have, with the help of Custodian Kline Frymire, painted the gymnasium walls, bleach- ers and dressing rooms. man wins F est prize drawn in the Festival of Values merchants was that of Mr. Henry He had registered at the Guyan or one of the free prizes, and he received a Stout received the second prize, a hot beCause he had signed a registration slip Super Market. Mr. Stout has won only In his lifetime, and that too was at the Market during their grand opening go. be three prize drawings per week until been distributed to the lucky people who at participating merchants in the is no purchase required. For best notification, be sure to list your phone slip. That way. you can soon luck if your name happens to be drawn. of Values is an eight week promotion Your attention to all the benefits of in the Glenville area. These merchants needs and keep their shelves supplied with especially for you, at prices that will firms for value: Community Super Lriety, Glenville Ford Sales, Modern Dry Bookstore, Spirit of Fashion, Union Bank, Hamric's Jewelry, Davis SUperette, Guyan Shoe Outlet, Calhoun Supply, Hardman's True Value. M & G Furniture, Ben Franklin, Local Republican delegate selection questionable By Paul Brown Editor An investigation by the Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder has revealed several irregulari- ties in the selection of county delegates to the Republican State Convention. Gilmer County Republicans did not select their convention delegates at magisterial con- ventions nor did they comply with a state law which requires that a Class II-O legal advertisement be published stating the time and place of magisterial district conventions to elect delegates. The statute which the Republicans failed to comply with was Chapter 3 Article 5 Section 21 of the West Virginia 70 years toEether draws TV news When you've been married years you deserve a little attention. WWVU-TV (Channel 11) pay special tribute to Mr. and Mrs, Riley Murphy this Friday, Aug. 20 their 11:30 p.m. news show. The couple was married on Aug, 22, 1904. They are the parents of three !daughters: Mrs. Norene Zerbest of Glenville, Mrs, Kathleen Schultz of Morgantown and Mrs. Mary Ann Yeager of Huntington. They have one granddaughter, Miss Margaret Zer- of Morgantown. Code. This statute states that the legal advertisement must also include notice of the number of delegates each magisterial district is allowed. The state Republican party allotted eight delegate slots to Gflmer County. Russell Bush, Gilmer Coun- ty Republican Party Executive Committee Chairman, said that notice was posted in the courthouse and "someplace in Center district" to inform the people of the magisterial conventions. "I informed committee members in each of the districts that they were to hold the meetings and that they were allowed two delegates in each district. I don't know if they had the meetings," said Bush. Fred Furr, co-chairman of the county Republican executive committee, refused comment when asked how the party's delegates were selected. How-, ever, Ronald Gregory of Glenville and a Republican candidate for the House of Delegates, told the Demo- crat/Pathfinder that "they just took a head count and anyone who showed up (at the state convention) was asked to sign up as a delegate or alternate." According to Gregory the Republican delegates from Gilmer County were Mary Ellen Scott of Linn, Vickie Adams of Troy, Anita Harold of Glenville and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bush. Violations of election laws are investigated by the West Virginia Secretary of State's office if a complaint is lodged. If it is determined that there was indeed a violation, the case is turned over to the district attorney's office for prosecu- tion. However an official in the elections division of the secretary of state's office told the Democrat/Pathfinder that his office sets priorities for investigation of violations and that because of the nature of the offense and the fact that the division has only one investiga- tor it would be unlikely that this offense would ever be in- vestigated. City moves quickly to secure new buildinl[ Swift action by Glenville's mayor and city council may bring dividends in the form of a new city building. applications would be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Five million dollars will be available for public works projects in West Virginia. Davidson then contacted Rene Zabeau, head of the Economic Development Administration office in Clarksburg. Zabeau told him that he had received a few other letters of intent to file for funds and he would be meeting with his superiors in Huntington on Aug. 19 to discuss the letters. "Zabeau indicated that our early interest would probably put us near the top of the list for consideration. There are also certain income and On Aug. 2, during the council's regular monthly meeting, Councilman Clark Wolfe suggested that Mayor Delbert Davidson contact U.S. Con- gressman John Slack and make application for funds to be released under a new public works appropria- tion. When Davidson contacted Slack, he told him that application forms for the newly appropriated money had not even been printed yet, but that employment levels that applicants are required to meet and we meet them," said Davidson. Davidson said the city would l applying for approximately $200,000. "If we are invited to submit a full application then we'll get an architect in here and develop some plans and come up with a more accurate figure," noted Davidson. The new building would probably be erected on the site of the current Town Hall. Davidson envisions a two-story building with offices for the police, city recorder, mayor, streets department, senior citizens and a public meeting room. School boartraises 00bus rental The Gilmer County Board of Education voted Aug. 9 to raise the milage fee they charge groups which use school buses for non-school trips. Groups will now have to pay 25 cents per mile and the driver's salary. In other business the board of education: APPOINTED as substitute teach- ers: Flora Frame, Lois Holloway, Lois Puskas, Charlotte James, Vickie Kirkpatrick and Deanna Dooley. Substitute cooks appointed were: Marlene Minney-Normantewn, Maude James-Normantown, Linda Fisher- Normantown and Sarah Smarr-Troy, Glenville and Gilmer County High. APPROVED a request from the Giimer County Junior Leaders Associa- tion to use a 66 passenger bus and driver to attend the West Virginia State Fair on Aug. 24. Chaperones approved were: Mrs. Anne Jones, Mr. Everett Mason and Mrs. Lucy Ann Ellyson. ACCEPTED the resignation of Mary Jane Bayer as ECE teacher at Glenville Elementary. The board gave Diana Miller maternity leave. They also approved the transfer of Mrs. Jane Kennedy to the position of early childhood teacher at Glenville Elemen- tary. In another personnel move, the board hired Glenda Jenkins as a Secretary I to replace Diana Miller. PAID bills totalling $95,669.62. According to Chairman Janet Deal the majority of this money was used to help pay for some new buses the county has bought and for additional bus repair. Local students scoriq higher Robert H. Hardman, assistant superintendent of Gihner County schools, reported last week that recently received results of the Stanford Achievement Test indicate continuous improvement over past years' performances. "The summaries of the various tests show a general improvement in the scores over the past few years. This indicates an overall up-grading of the basic program developed for New students must receive shots The Health Department wishes to remind parents of children entering school for the first time next fall that all children must be adequately immunized before entrance. The state law requires that all children be immunized against polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, measles, and rubella. The law applies to children entering kindergarten and first grade and to those transferring from other states. TB skin tests are also required. A period of time is often needed in order to complete the series of immunizations. Therefore, it is most important that immunizations are begun immediately so that they may be completed before school starts. Some children may also be in need of booster doses. It is recommended that parents of preschoolers contact their family doctor of the Gilmer County Health Department to determine their children's immunization needs. Immunization clinics are conduct- ed by the health department every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Gilmer County schools," said Hard- man. Each student in grades 1.8 are given the complete battery of the Stanford Achievement Test in May. Teachers, principals and county office staff study the test results to determine strengths and weaknesses in the county's instructional programs. As a state, West Virginia's average scores do not reach the national scores, but Hardman said that Gilmer County has been able to go above the national scores at most 3fade levels. Summaries of the test scores show that at grade levels 1-4, 51 per cent of the students in Gilmer County are above the national grade score expected. Forty-four per cent of the students in grades 5-8 are above the national level. The county average for grades 1.8 shows that 47 per cent of the students are above the national average. Hardman has also recently evaluated results from the State-Coun- ty Testing Program. These results show that in most subject areas county students scored above the state mean score but below the national mean score. "These test results indicate a better than average instructional program in the county school system, But they also indicate that additional steps need to be taken to improve the instructional programs to allow students to perform up the the national mean score. "The citizens of the county should be proud of the local teachers and their efforts to offer a type of instructional program that allows students to perform above the state mean score," added Hardman. Methodist minister transfmed The Reverend D. Edward Bayer, who has been pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Glenville for the past nine and one-fourth years, has been appointed to the pastorate of Wayside United Methodist Church in Vienna, W. V. The appointment is effective Sept. 1. While Mr. Bayer has served as pastor of Trinity Church the congregation has completely re- modeled the church and church school facilities. Mr. Bayer has served on the Citizen's Committee for Better Schools; the Gilmer County Medical Center Board of Directors and Operating Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the Medical Center. He has been a member of Glenville Rotary Club and served one year as president. Mr. Bayer was director of Wesley Foundation at Glenville State College for several years. Mrs. Bayer was a first grade teacher at the S@nd Fork Elementary School the past three years. She had been appointed as a kindergarten teacher at the new Glenville Elementary School, The move to Vienna has made it necessary for her to resign this position. Roy. D. Edward Bayer Mr. anO Mrs. Bayer altu melr sou, Danny, a student at Gilmer County High School, and their daughter, Maria, who attended Glenville Elementary School, will move to Vienna about Sept. 1. Diane Carol Gerwtg Beverly Lynn Hmm--ic 6SC hires local freshmen Two of the top members ot last year's Gilmer County High  :heel graduating class have been hired by the Business Education Division of Glenville State College as student employees for the Business Divison. ' Diane Carol Gerwig, of Cedarville, and Beverly Lynn Hamric of Glenville, are the new employees, Ms. Gerwig was her class valedictorian and received recognition as an outstanding senior English and mathematics student. She will be majoring in Administrative Science. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Gerwig. Ms. ttamric graduated in the top ten per cent of her high school class and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was president of the ! senior class and was active in basketball and track. Her parents are Mr. i and Mrs. William Hamric. She will maior in business.