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Z The Glenvllle Democrat/Pathfinder September 30. 1976 n$Yo Regressing progress If progress is "gradual betterment" as Webster's Dictionary says, then recent improvements such as those made at the high school and grade schools, at the Recreation Center area, to the golf course, to our county roads and city streets, at the GlenviUe State College and high school athletic facilities, and on "Tank Hill" can certainly, be defined as forward moves. These and other recent improvements around our county, we think, are to be commended. But there is one progressive improvement made in Glenville a few years ago that seems to be regressing, and that is the present condition of the settling tanks at the rebuilt water treatment plant in Glenvflle. For one reason or another, the outdoor tanks apparently have not been cleaned since last March, with the result that the algae build-up on the walls of the tanks can only be described as "unduly heavy." The settling tank used when back washing is done likewise has not been cleaned out and currently sports a healthy green crop of weeds growing in the sludge that has completely filled in one end of the tank. While workers apparently have been busy repairing water line leaks end breaks and making other needed repairs before winter sets in, we would hope that Glenville Utility can find the time to clean up at the plant soon. Every additional day the tanks are left uncleaned will, we should think, mean extra costs involved in treating our city's water supply. Thanks from Farm Bureau To The Editor: The Gilmer County Farm Bureau desires to thank all those individual, merchants and business concerns whose contribution helped make the Farm Show of September 9-11 a successful event. This annual event encourages our boys and girls to engage in various farming activities and provides them valuable training experience in competition with youngsters from other counties. At Jackson's Mill the week after our show, Gilmer County boys and girls, with their calves, were entered in every event. Ira Burkhammer of Troy won the State FFA championship in showmanship. Gilmer County ranked high in the performance of the boys and girls and the quality of cattle produced. Donations from the following makes all this possible: $200, Kanawha Union Bank; $100, Gilmer Fuel {Mr. R.A. Darnall}; $25, C&P Telephone, Glenville Rotary Club; $20, Drake's Quaker State, Four-D Manufacturing Co., Glenville Ford Sales, I.L. Morris, Monongahela Power Co.; $15, Calhoun Super Service, Gilmer Graphics, Glenville Lion's Club, Hope Natural Gas Co., and mmmrs'Pharmacy, $10, Ben Franklin Store, Dowell ii Chemical Co., Equitable Gas Co., Glenvine Supply Jones Store, McPherson Real estate, Seats Store, Spurgeon Mortuary, and Trio Petroleum Corp. $5 C.M.Bailey Feed Store, Brown's Texaco, Butcher's General Store, Collins Insurance Agency, Clyde Cumberledge, Cunningham's Store, Dobbin's Tractor Sales, Dunrite Crafts, O.V. Ellyson, ILxpo Barber Shop, Gene's Barber Shop. Gilmer Grocery, Glenville Suto Parts, Glenville Pizza Shop, Glenville Superette, Gordon's Store, Hamric Jewelry, Hardman Hardware, Hiney's Grocery, James Exxon, John's Texaco, Kanawha Grocery, Kewanee Oil Co., Langford Sanitary Service Log Cabin Service Station, Lowe's Grocery, L.K. Matheny, Minnich Florist, Modern Dry Clmmere, Pine Manor Grocery, Rastle Auto Parts, Phoades Furniture, Sears Exxon and Grocery, Somerville Exxon and Grocery, Ware's Store, Williams Grocery and Exxon, and Paul H. Woodford. $3, Cole's Store. $2, Cedarville Grocery, The Grill, and Thompson's Dry Cleaning. $1, Elza Carpenter, Novelty Shop, and Blaine Stump. Col. "Buck" McCartney Glenville, W.Va. The dismaying debate To the Editor: I have no clue to who or what the League of Women Voters is, but I am cvt__nced that it is a handmaiden to the feminine "liberation" movement, As such. it will Vrobebly never again have so potent an opportunity to strike out at e "male, chauvinist pig" as it enjoyed last night when, under its aegis President Ford and preaident-Aspirant Carter stood up in Philadelphia and "debated" their positions and philosophies in this disheveled world of ours. Those poor men: the demands that were made on them were little less than sadistic. The format of the "debate" (three minutes to answer the acidic questions put to them and two minutes for a "re, answer") would have dismayed Socrates himself, and it was not surprising that both men were glistening with sweat before it was over. The three members of the panel confronting the victims were sophisticated, poised, well informed, and sold as Cassandra; they posed questions that no mortal man could handle meaningfully 'in the time alloted for answering and rebuttal. As a result, the answers consisted largely of flurries of figures and statistic as colorless, flavorless, and meaningless as campaign speeches, and, if the TV audience did indeed number loo,ooO,000, the snores must have been thunderous by the time modern technology went dead (what poetic irony!} and we were treated to e few moments of blessed silence. But the ladies are inexorable; three more of these abortions are yet to come. If only Balla Abzug were running for President! Carl A. Kerr Glenvilie, WV News item error To The Sdtt: We are sorry that an error was made in a news item which we gave you for the Sept. 16 issue of your paper. Would it be possible for you to run a corrected item of same in your next issue? We would appreciate it very much. as we would like to send e clipping of the corrected item to our relatives in Germany. Corrections are in bold as follows: Mr. and Mrs. T.L Steinmetz of Stout's Mill recently entertained guests from West Germany. They were: Nephew Hans Stetmmetg lind wife e from Ceisenheim on the Rhein. Hans is Superintendent of equipment and maintenance at the Henckel champagne factory in Wiesbaden, kl, wife Memdotte is an investment counselor at Nassauitmhe Sparkasse Bank. Mrs. TJ. Steinmeiz Stout's Mill, WV Wants poems, pictures To 11re IMItOr" I didn't know all of the people who grew the big vegetables, but I did know that Kerns boy for a long time. He preaches somewhere in Glenville, which shows that some preachers work. Not all expect a handout. I sure miss poems about the outdoors and pictures about the good o1' days. Tonia Putman of Glenville was the Festival of Values lucky winner and received an electric iron last week from Patty Hamric, clerk at the Dalton Store. Somewhat skeptical about events, young Mrs. Thomas Dooley of Glenvllle, accepts a Festival of Values prize from Oral Super.Service. Consumer News By Atty. Gen. Chauncey Browning , O,*o,,OoOoOo%-o%%,o%%,,Oo%.%.%.*o,o%,o %%%.?"%*.%*-%.%%..*.**%....**.......%%...%%..%*% , *,,,o, ....... ,,,,- .... Although the Consumer Protection Division has not received a great number of complaints regarding hearing aids, the complaints that have been fried are particularly serious because of the vulnerability of those who must use hearing aids and because of the relatively high cost of he .product, These factors have promptedthe states and the fedl !gbvernmerd to reassess the regulation of the hearing-aid industry and those who sell its products. Consumers who believe their hearing is failing should not let themselves be pressured or tricked into buying a hearing aid. Unscrupul- ous people often take advantage of the hard-of-hearing by making false promises and claims about the benefits of hearing aids. Before purchasing a hearing aid, be sure to have your ears examined by a doctor who specializes in medical problems of the ear. Your county medical society can recommend such a doctor. The specialist can diagnose your problem and determine whether it is possible to cure the loss by I II treatments of surgery. If your hearing can be helped by a hearing aid, ask the doctor to suggest an audiologist or a competent hearing-aid dealer for further hearing tests. There are certain rules and regulations concerning the sam and fitting of hearing aids to protect we : Virginia consumers. For example, persons desiring to engage in the practice of dealing in or fitting hearing aids must obtain a license from the West Virginia Board of Hearing-Aid Dealers and Fitters. So, if you are considering the purchase of a hearing aid, be sure that the dealer shows you his license to practice. Recently, in our state, several hearing-aid fitters have been found to be practicing without a license. Other tips to follow when purchasing a hearing aid are: {1) Compare the prices of at least three dealers before buying. {2) Don't let yourself be pressured or intimidated by the sales person. Consider the purchase carefully in your own home. {3} Get in writing all the facts I III IIIIII I I II ,yrd's.Eye View By U. Senator Robert C. Byrd American Inventors The inventor has always been considered a special kind of person--creative, imaginative, and a person whose products have a pro- found effect on the way we live. And the United States, because of the freedom it offers its citi- zens, has provided the kind of atmosphere in which in- renters flourish. In few other countries would bicycle manufac- turers have had the chance to test their theories of flight  but Orville and Wilbur Wright had that opportunity in America. So, too, did portrait painters Samuel F.B. Morse and Robert Fulton have the freedom to invent the tele- graph and the steamboat, respectively. oneThe telephone, as every- knows, was invented by Alexander Graham Bell, and Eli Witney invented the cotton-gin. Both those men were teachers by pro- fession, but the United States offered them the flexibility-needed to experi- ment with ideas outside the classroom. The same was true for Charles Good- year, a medical doctor whose invention of vul- canized rubber led to the modern tire, and for street- car conductor George Pull- man, who developed the railroad sleeping car that bears his name. Even our founding fathers dabbled' successfully at in- ventions. Among George WaShington's accomplish- ments were a drill for sowing seeds and a 16- sided barn with a thereto- fore unheard of threshing floor. The talented Thomas Jefferson invented a ma- chine for measuring strength, a weather vane, a folding ladder, and swivel chairs. And Abraham Lin- coin developed a system of inflatable tubes for boats. lractically all inventions of lasting value resulted from months and even years of hard work, and many obstacles had to be overcome before the task was accomplished. One of those obstacles was en- during the ridicule of peo- ple who could" see no wisdom in moving through unexplored areas. For instance, the maga- zine Scientific American once ran an article highly critical of Thomas Edison's plan to combine two of his inventions--the kintoscope and the phonograph--into a new form of communica- tion. The article was titled "Curious Inventions," and the idea which it ridiculed turned out to be the talking motion, picture. Resohrcefuiness and per- severance were two qual- ities of our ancestors that are particularly worthy of revival during this Bicen- tennial Year. about the hearing aid-especially the complete cost and guarantee-before you buy. " {4} Ask the dealer if you might have a thirty-day trial period. (5} Don't sign anything until you understand clearly what you are signing. {6} Be particularly careful ff you are considering buying a hearing aid from a door-to-door salesman. Do0r- to-door salesmen cannot give you accurate hearing tests in your home. If you do buy from a door-to-door law8 business $25.OO your home, And, questions, visi6n, General, West 348-8986. thurs, sept 30 Sam Harshbarger, candidate for W.Va. Supreme Court of Appeals, will be at the Grimer County Courthouse, 3:45 p.m., to discuss Court Reform System. Public invited. sat, oct 2 The Plager Family will present a gospel sing at Hyers Run Methodist Church at y:30 p.m. Open Art Exhibition by local resident Ron Sheppard, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Gilmer County Center for the Performing Arts, 405 N. Lewis St., Glenville. Works in all mediums. All works will be fo  sale by the artist. Sing, Pisgah Methodist Church, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Glenville Woman's Club will hold a rummage sale at the Glenville City Hall from 9 to 5. Anyone wishing to donate items can bring them to the hall Friday afternoon or call 462-8847. Ox Roast Dinner, at Gllmer County Recreation Center, hosted by Gilmer County Democratic Exeucttve commit- tee and Democratic Women's Club., 4:30 p.m., with lay Rockefeller as the main speaker. sat, oct 9 Square Dance at the Smith Community Building near Leopold, from 9 to 12. Music by Blaine Stowart's Band. Dance sponsored by the community. High School sat, Gilmer game, 8 field. sun, ed by be held RecreatiOn p.m. Menu the purchased member 462-8847. Sept. Sunday, Iner Baptist Public Oct. Clenville, Norton, 7:30 p.. 7:3(], welcome. Publi$1:l By GILMER COL At 109 E. Main St. Glenville0 WV 26361 Phone 462-73 Second-Class postage paid at ( and at Subscription price $5.50 tax included in Gi|mer residents $6.00 tax included. Out of stme subscriptions for lass than 8 months. (ALL ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRES! PAUL BROWN JOAN LAYNE III I II I I IIII I I MIll II II 11111 I I