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September 10, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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September 10, 1976

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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] TO LIFE .. Glenville State e-asleep during the summer alendar of events testifies, the college is bustling again with the opening of the fall term. Many of the college's cultural programs are open to the general public. [Democrat photo] says plant won't pollute of Water Virginia Resour- con- for a coal to be located the old site along I edition of the in which to the Operation of owner of f Spencer, prepara- Democrat- me Preparation ! disburse any k Lih iliethe Little  also noted "'Sould be a I and would te any kind of According to Boggs all solid waste produced by the plant would be buried in pits located above flood stage. He said that five or six sediment ponds would be constructed to filter impuri- ties which result from washing coal. He said the sediment ponds would be located below the plant but above the river's flood stage. However, local disagree with Bogg's contention that no pollution will result from the operation of the preparation plant. Glenville's Mayor, Delbert Davidson, who was at one time an engineer for Rochester and Pittsburg Coal Co., foresees a conflict in the construction of the plant. "We need the additional employment, but the plant,will also add to the cost of providing water to Glenville because of the added cost of additional chemicals needed to process impurities which don't exist in sales continue merchants displaying "Festival of Val- joined together to make this week the in the history of Glenville. You can read city sales attractions, but none of them values to be found here in Glenville this could or would undertake such a eVent as the Glenville merchants displaying rs are conducting. Check the es in this week's edition of the and you will find many useful and would like to have, at unbelievable not attempting to dispose of distress are offering you outlandish values on home, automobile and for personal use. on the "Festival of Values" needs. Shop the firms for the items you couldn't afford. quality of the merchandise described on Values" pages should excite the rost discriminating buyer. Come and see is sacrificing his profit, you stretch Glenville this week. Take advantage Values. If you don't have the ready cash Want, use your charge account or their Y to shop Glenville this week. All as advertised by the following Super Market, Glenvilla Variety, Modern Dry Cleaners, Sears, Towns Daltons, Kanawha Union Bank, Glenville Superette, Guyan Super Service, Glenville Supply, Summers Pharmacy, M & G Furniture, (rocery. the water at this time," said the mayor. Dr. Ronnie Burke, director of Glenville State College's Community Development and Research Center and secretary of the Gilmer County Planning Commission also expressed reservations concerning the plant's operation. "There may be water pollution cause by runoff and siltation and I wonder about how he's going to dispose of his solid waste. Also the road between Duck Run and Stouts Mill is not built to handle the transportation of large volumes of coal. There may be a short-term benefit in an increase in employment, but we have to he sure that no long-term environmental pr blares result," said Burke. Boggs said that when the plant is in operation, eight men will be employed at the plant site. He estimated several new jobs would be created by the opening of four new deep mines by his company in the Bear Run, Duck Run area east of Glenville. Boggs would also supply the preparation plant with coal he is strip mining from a site on Bear Run. The Division of Water Resources must allow 30 days for people to submit protests to the construction of the plant. If they do not receive significant protests by Oct. 8 they will grant the construction and operation permit. The plant will be inspected before it goes into operation to see ff it conforms to all regulations. Jaycees honor merchants for football field aid The Glenville Jaycees held a dinner, Thursday Sept. 1 to honor Glenville merchants for their help in improving the Vanhorn Drive football field. Jaycees' President Mike Anderson expressed special appreciation to I.L. Morris for the use of his equipment in painting advertising signs along the fence at the field. The ]aycees presented Morris With a plaque and made him an honorary Jaycee. Glenville State College Football Coach, Whity Adolfson was the guest speaker. He addressed his remarks to members of the Gflmer County High football team, who were also in attendance. Adolfson told the boys to be proud of their community for the support they've shown the team. Bob Hardman was named Jaycee of the quarter for all the work he has done in helping to complete the football field project. GSC enrollment increases Although complete registration figures are not in yet, Glenville State College President Dr. D. Banks Wilburn is sure they will show an increase in enrollment at the college. The West Virginia Board of Regents will not allow GSC to release enrollment figures until registration is completed at off-campus centers in Weston. Parkersburg and Craigsville. However, Wilburn says that prelimin- ary figures show that the number of freshmen and full-time students registering in Glenville is up from last year's figures. Wilburn. who will retire at the end of this year, attributes the increased enrollment to the school's recently adopted two-year technical career programs. "They are evidently programs that have some prestige, particularly our forestry program. We have many out-of-state as well as in-state students enrolled in this program who have an interest in the outdoors," said Wilburn. He added that land surveying and a new program called ornamental horticulture were also popular two-year programs. Business Administration contin- ues to draw the most students in the State threatens to close Langford Sanitation Co. The West Virginia Department of Health has ordered John Langford, of Langford Sanitation Co., to make immediate improvements at his dump site on Lynch Run Road or be faced with a cease and desist order. In a letter dated Sept. 2, Dale Parsons. director of the department's solid waste program, stated that Langford has not made satisfactory progress with disposal improvements since his landfiU permit was revoked last fall. Parsons noted that conditions at the dump site have in fact deteriorated and that Langford is simply dumping over the hill on the far end of the property. property. Parsons issued the following directive: "You are hereby directed to take immediate corrective action and advised that failure to show substantial improvement by the time of the next inspection will result in a cease and desist order, or other legal steps as appropriate." According to Mike Gaff, a staff engineer for the state department of (Continued on page 9) four-year degree programs, while elementary education is second. Wilburn pointed out a four-year program in social work. which was begun last year, is also gaining in popularity. According to William Simmons, dean of Academic Affairs. career opportunities are growing rapidly in the bio-science fields. The college now offers two-year pre-professional courses in medicine. dentistry, pharmacy and biological sciences. The only four-year program begun this year is a teacher education program to prepare chemistry teachers. The college has tried to increase their service to the region by consolidating programs at the Creigs- ville and Weston centers and by offering classes in cooperation with Parkersburg Community College. Last year GSC offered classes in Summersville, Webster Springs and Richwood. This year they have consolidated their resources by offering classes only in Creigsville. "By centralizing we can offer a more extensive amount of courses since we can consolidate our faculty and offer a more definite program," said Simmons. In Weston the college is now offering more programs to allow hish school students to receive college credits. At two-year Parkersburg Community College, students can take courses which they can later transfer to a GSC four-year program. Fewer students means more enthusiasm Students and teachers at Sand Fork School will have a little breathing room this year when they return to school. The school's enrollment has dropped from 360 last year to 250 this year due to the construction of .enville Elementary School. Right now s looks likb Its going q to be our best year since I've been here. Everybody seems more enthus- q iastic, they're taking pride in the school and I think it's all because of the changes we've been able to make," said Principal Tom Dooley. For the first time in several years students will have access to a saperate i science laboratory. The room will also double a an art room. In previous years science classes and labs met in the same room. { This will also be the first year that ! Sand Fork will be able to offer a classroom for students with learning disabilities, One large room has been q | reserved fr these students. With the decreased enroLLment, q Dooley was able to remove several lockers from one of the building's q smaller rooms. This space will now be used as a reading room or independent study room. The room that was used ! i for storage last year, is now the principal's new office. The old principal/secretary office has now be partitioned off into a combination teacher's lounge, secretary's office. Students will now have more mobility in the library, since tables once used in classroom instruction [i have been removed. The added space will also allow Sand Fork to offer their first kindergarten classes. Last year, Sand Fork kindergarten students had to attend classes in the Catholic Church UNCROWDED CONCENTRATION - Mrs. Lorraine Foster, matlk in Glenville. A new drawing of the Sand Fork teacher at Sand Fork, prepared lesson plans in her more spadom Lion will greet students as they enter classroom during the week before school starts& The classroom was the front door. The large wall painting less crowded this week when school opened because many of the was done by Kent Walker, an art students who formerly attended Sand Fork's school are now student at Glenville State College. attending the new Glenville Elementary School. [Democrat photo] t I 1 RENEWED SPIRIT -- Sand Fork School students were greeted with a new painting by Kent Walker of their school's masco PHnclpal Tom Dooley says his teachers are approdehlng the school year with renewed enthu- siasm since a reduction in enrollment has relieved a severe overcrowding problem. Dooley is pictured in his new office. !