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The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 The Glenville Democrat - Thursday, September 22, 2016. Page 5 'This Old House' is not "This Old School,' Bryan in Gilmer Continued from page 3 it was Mary Crawford Clau- proposal,particularlyifthereis sey, whose late father was a sufficient support for it among dean and president (previously the citizens of the area and the noted in my column last week). NHS Alumni. A free lady and her father, a Mr.WrightandMr.Smith good president! are now trying to organize Secondly,onThurs.evening, and achieve a "Not for Sept. 8 when attending the su- Profit" status, but they need perior Phyllis Marks Concert help from residents across in Charleston, Susan Courtney the communities in devel- Harpold approached me after- oping a community organi- wards, saying, "I'm the great- zation to push for this new granddaughter of Robert F. concept. Since the school's Kiddy Alumni Association is al- I had never met one of his ready a "Not for Profit" or- descendants before. Of course, ganization, hopefully the the Robert F. Kidd Library is alumni will sponsor the pur- named after him at the college, chase of the property, andhis early20thcenturypresi- As aresult, AlumniPresi- dency brought much national dent Denny Bennett is mail- attention to the school. For ex- ing to each member a ques- ample, he attrac d the four- tionnaire as to each time Democratic presidential member's thoughts about candidate, William Jennings this responsibility. Bryan, to campus to address We editors haven't heard the student body in what was back from either Mr. Wright or obviously a stirring speech. Mr. Smith on updates for this Later, Bryan, a lawyer, would noble project, but we hope that defend the Tennessee Biblical they are achieving some sue- CreationismlawagainstJolm cess in the long road to save this Scopes' law suit. Mr. Scopes,a old school from deterioration summer school high school and ruin. natural science teacher, taught Let'shearitfortheNorman- Darwin's Origin of the Spe- town alumni and that area's des theory on human evolution people!, to the students that fateful sum- Postscript, No. 1mer. The Christian "creation- Past GSC People ists" naturally opposed such Like a motion picture these heretical teaching as not being days, memories of past Glen- the Word ofGod as stated in the villeStateCollegepeoplckeep Bible. The conflict culminated flashing before my eyes . Firstly, in national headlines as the so- For One Year: In county: s2332 Out of county: s2968 Out of state $33 (E~. 1ITClLIdOGl) WEST VIRGINIA N SPAPERS SUPPORT AND HONOR THE VETERANS' LEGACY PROJECT "'x J Sponsomdby: | Attorney At Law 304.624.1100 "In Honor of those who have Sacrificed." The West Virginia Veterans* Legacy Project is an oral history, preserving the stories, artifacts, and photographs associated with West Virginia's vete ns who have served from Wodd War It to presenL It is acce ibte at the Glenville State College campus and via .glenville.edu/veterans. For more information contact {304} 462-6163 or Jason.Gurn~gle~lle.edu called, "Monkey Trial." My knowledge of this trial comes from the award-winning movie, "Inherit the Wind," staring Frederick March as Bryan, the prosecutor, and Spencer Tracy as Clarence Darrow, the defense attorney. Also,as aUniv.ofKentueky graduate student in the early 1970s, I heard John Scopes speak and tell his story. He, too, was a UK graduate. His life after that courtroom drama in Dayton, TN turned out rather uneventful, as I recall. Back to Bryan: the late Ca- sey Jones, a GSC administra- tor,told me some years ago that before Bryan gave the speech, he wanted to meet Gilmer County's leaders over dinner. There were four dining shifts, and Bryan, according to Jones, ate a full meal at each one. I'm surprised that he didn't fall asleep while giving his lecture that evening, but he was a hefty mail. Now, I don't remember Bryan, but my late father, T.A. Coreoran, Sr., did. He was about three years old in 1900 and his father, Thomas Patrick Corcoran, took him on his shoulders to the New Albany, IN's downtown to see the great national political figure. That's the city where our family lived. (Dad later attended St. Louis Univ. in St, Louis, where he trained to go into WW I. By the time his basic camp was fin- ished, the war was over; hence, I was later born and attended the same university for my first two degrees. He was a great fan of the Jesuits at SLU, who've been in the education business for 500+ years.) Glenville revisited: I've walked by the Robert F. Kidd grave in the college's cemetery, next to Louis Bennett Hail. It has been very well maintained by the family. Kudos to them, because so many of those older graves are broken and need to be repaired, but with no descen- dants in sight. Postscript, No. 2 Chamber Music Society The Charleston Chamber Music Society is entering their 75th year. See mote on that at: wwwdlar/e zrg Postscript, No. 3 Music at Home If you don't want to travel out-of-town for your musical entertainment, you can find numerous great and spirited recitals at Glenville State Col- lege. The Fine Arts Dept. has expanded and upgraded its pub- lic performances locally in the past few years. In addition to the classic and popular Percus- sion Ensemble (later in the year) under Director John McKinney, there are several other lively concerts by the stu- dents of Professors Lloyd ~m.m9 lvit~iui ~ $9 .LCLll~ Dody,Itarry Rich,among oth. ers. And Asst. Professor Jason Burr and the GSC Jazz Band really enlivened the FRN s Ice Cream Social Thurs. evening, Sept. 15 in Glenville's down- town park. All of the visitors to this event were swinging "in the mood! The Jazz and Blues music was a nice addition, providing the color to this event. Postscript, No. 4 Big Retirement Party Hey,congratulations to Steve Fry, who retired from WACO , after 40+ years of service in the Oil & Gas Industry. I. L. and Sue Morris, company owners, held a big party for him at their home on Sun., Aug. 20. Enjoy your retirement, Steve! Postscript, No. 5 Theater in Pittsburgh Actually, although there is theater almost every night some- ...... Ill Get a quote today from: Charles E $tover Stover ins & Financial Svcs, LLC (304)462-5378 WWW.STOVER!NSURANCEWV.COI'4 Auto. Home. Life. Business. Nationwide" is on your side Prod O Mutual C ml: and AIBlk ed Co -nt , Ohio. Sul *ct to m& w ing and apl ( at N ee & more ...cont'd... wherein Pittsburgh up 1-79 from Gilmer County, there are some thespian performances doser to home. For example, this week, the Glenville State College theater students will be put- ring on a performance; check dsewhere in this edition for details. Under the direction of kindly and patient Professor Dennis Wemm, the young ac- tors and actresses always per- form lively and thought-pro- voking plays. In addition, Sutton's Land- mark Studio for the Arts in the downtown is beginning to gear up for their season. They are starting off with a fund- raiser, so just Google "Land- mark Studio for the Arts" web- site for more details for the up- coming season. Now,in Pittsburgh from Sept. 24-Oct. 16, the City Theatre will present "Hand To God." It's billed as an adult content comedy. I've never been to this theater, so I can't even tell you where it's located. But, you can fred out by going to their web- site at CityTheatreCompany.org or call them at: 412-431-2489. Go Pioneers, Titans! Both Glenville State Col. lege and Gilmer County High School have won all of their games this season to-date, so let's get out and support these local football teams. This sea- son conid become a banner year for both teams, thereby bring- ing more good publicity back home to Glenville and Gilmer County. Conclusion Have a great weekend, kind folks! And, be careful driving during the week as kids will be walking and jogging around town, all looking at iPads. lllllll llllllllllllll 1 PRACTICAL SIDE OF CHRISTIANITY 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 II in any reahn. Man must obey. "Ahhough he was a 1 son, he learned obedience from what: he suffered and n