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If you are 30 or older, you were born before the dawn of the computer age-before the birth of (1) perhaps mankind's greatest servant, or, as some suspect, (2} Big Brother and his nosy electronic relatives. For better or for worse, the computer is modern man's companion for life, especially for Americans, the National Geographic Society says. In 1951 there were only 10 computer systems in the United States. Today there are 325,000 computers with 700,030 people making, selling, repairing, and attending them. That's not even counting that mutation of miniaturization, the pocket calculator, expected to increase another 16 million this year. Whirl of the Future Enthusiasts are tempted to say there is nothing a computer can't do now. let alone what it will be whirring away at in the future. The family room TV set could become a home learning center for a fee, pulling in all kinds of teaching courses and information from hugh electronic memories fed and updated in storehouses .at the far end of a transmission line. Ca Jewelry Store . -T Open Friday nights for your shopping convenience, Free Credit ttwAW 15 9 Main Ave. Weston, W. Va. Home computers could be programmed to run all household gadgets like vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers, or trained to recognize the voice of a telephone caller and then tell him with simulaled speech a message left just for him. A computer rembering the height and weight of all your friends could size up who is ringing the doorbell and report whether it is someone you know or a stranger, Computers go back to the ancient finger-operated abacus of the Chinese, In 1823 Englishman Charles Babbage invented a steam-powered computer that supposedly would have done almost all the figuring a basic modern computer could do if anybody then knew how to build it. Mmmum lece Electronic computers came along during World War II in time to revolutionize artillery calculations with ENIAC, short for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator. This secret machine went civilian in 1964. A successor, UNIVAC I, helped the Censue Bureau speed up nose-counting and now spends its old age as a museum piece in the Srnithsonian Institution. Many have contributed to the genius of the computer. Among the big names are John W. Mauchly, J. Presper Eckert, and John van Neumann. The miniaturizing breakthrough of the computer came with the invention of the ncroprocessor. Half the size of a stick of chewing gum, it contains up to 3,000 transistors, equivalent to a room-size computer of 10 years ego. With microprocessors, electronic hobbists can build a computer for $1.000 that outworks the best that was available in the early 1960s. Programming-telling the com- puter what to do-is where men hold the reins of this machine that sometimes seems to take the bit in its teeth, grinding out mindless repetitions and gibberish until orate in setting-up instructions are discovered. Despite computers' efficiency and speed, they have their critics who worry about dangers of dehumanizing jobs, hurting the quality of life. and invading privacy in a computerized world. v.'...v.'.v.'.v.';';v.*.,.'.r... Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Drake of Baldwin announces the birth of a third daughter who arrived Sept. 11 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg. The baby weighed 7 lbs. and haA been named Rebecca Bonnie. Maternal |jaaaaaaailananianaanalaallaaalaaaJaaiJaaa grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Adren = I00M Sjg00 ,oo. o, ,.,e.., m i parents are Mrs. Bonnie Drake and the IIi - late Claude Drake Jr. of Glenville. g SATURDAY, OCT. 9 1976 at 1:00 P.M. m  Located at my residence on Tanner #4 near m m ___..  ,, g Shock and Rosedale . I_ Up ghrl t freezer, maytq washer, gas stoves, anflqtm m m bed, Dresser, Hying room suite, W. robe, 20 folding chairs, .  El:t. chum, seperator and cream can, pasteurize, Z m counter scales, axes, sledge hammers, wedges, chain saw, m # 10 Vo plow, cultivator, harrow teeth, grist-ram, corn _o The gorilla is not s fierce crusher, three yr. old cow and calf, other item too ms animal. Actually, itismoody, numerous to mention. slow and limited in initiative. m Lunch will be served by the women of the church.  Something to sell? Try our AUCTIONEI CLARK MINNEY m Want-Ads. Proven sellers for your OWNER HOMER R. SAMPSON m m now!miscellaneus Items. Call .-7309 mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 5t2 Elk St .... . Gassaway, W. Va. Office 364-8365 364-5547 REALTOR PRICE REDUCED ON THIS BEAUTIFUL CABIN 18 Beautiful Flat Acres on the Little Kanawha; 440 Acres, Calhoun County, per acre; 550 Acres, $60 per acre; 56 Acres, Sand Fork Close to the College, 4BR, only $14,995.00, call Mr. Hay 70 Acres, 15 minutes out of Glanville, good Swimming, Fishing, 10 Acres flat, Balance in good timber NEWI RT. 33-Just out of Glenville, Freegas, 3BR, Full basenmnt, on 135 Acres, call Dan Law Duplex-live in one, rent one $17,500,2 nice apartments or perrnenent small homes, Sand Fork Downtown Glenville, 2 story, 4BR, on the river, $17,500 2BR, Full basement, $15,500 MANY Business Opportunities, call for details MANY] MANYI MORE Listings in Gilmer, Braxton, Calhoun, and Nicholas Counties (call for our free cam0) Evenings; Dan Law 462-5290 Weyndetl Hay 765-5164 Ab Stewart 364-8808 State produces crop varieties The steep terrain found through- out the Mountain State places an important premium on the availability of land that is suitable for crop production, especially for those crops that require tillage. West Virginia farmers made good use of the cropland available in our state, however, to rpoduce 759,000 acres of principal crops in 1975. Crops produced in the Mountain State can generally be divided into three categories: (1} those produced as livestock and poultry feeds; {2) these produced to generate cash farm income; and {3} those produced for home consumption and preservation. Hay production in the Mountain State in 1975 utilized 605.000 acres of cropland. Over 90o/0 of the hay produced in West Virginia is utilized directly for livestock food, with the remaining amount, as well as surplus production being sold for cash to other livestock producers. Eighty-five per- cent of West Virginia's hay acreage is in grasses and mixtures of grasses and clovers. The remaining 15% is alfalfa, Even though very little of the hay produced in the Mountain State is used to generate cash farm income, it is extremely valuable to West Virginia's agricultural economy. The total value of hay produced in the Mountain State in 1075 was over $45.1 million. Corn for grain, silage, and forage was produced on 103,000 acres in West Virginia in 1975. Approximately two thirds of all of the corn grown in West Virgini a is grown for grain. The remaining one-third is grown for silage, with only a small percentage for forage. Most all corn is used directly by livestock or poultry operations in the area where it is produced, making it a valuable asset to West Virginia's agricultural economy. The total value of corn produced in the Mountain State in 1975 was nearly $15 million. Small grains are used by many West Virginia livestock and poultry producers, primarily as supplements or in mixtures of feeds their operations require. West Virginia farmers produced 17,030 acres of wheat, 18,000 acres of oats, and 10,000 acres of barley in 1975. Burley tobacco is an important cash crop in several counties of West Virginia, primarily those in the southern and western portion of the State. West Virginia farmers produced 1800 acres of burley tobacco in 1975, which had a total value of over $3 million. Most all of West Virginia's hurley tobacco production is sold at auction through the Huntington Tobacco Warehouse in Huntington. Farmers in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. primarily Hampshire, Mineral, Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson Counties. rely heavily on the commercial production of apples and peaches for their cash farm income. West Virginia generally ranks 7th nationally in the production of apples and 14th in the production of peaches. in 1075, 8.2 million bushels of apples and 583,000 bushels of peaches were produced in west Virginia, generating a combined farm income in excess of $20 million. In addition to the orchards required to produce apples and peaches, many West Virginia fruit operations also consist of facilities which permit grading and storing of a sizable portion, particularly apples, to aid in orderly marketing and balancing of supply and demand. Many of the apples produced in West Virginia are processed into such items as apple juice, apple cider and apple sauce at processing plants located near the apple producing areas. Several specialty crops are crops. In 1976. 89,000 colonies of bees in West Virginia produced honey and beeswax with a total value of $1,366,000. Other specialty crops produced in The P-AILI significant amounts in some areas of pages of h West Virginia include buckwheat in VIRGINIA the Preston-Tucker County area, maple totally p" syrup, in the Eastern mountain area prepared 1 and such items as green beans, Maryland. -m, WEST '/!!K.  tomatoes, sweet peppers, strawber- 9V x 9V, ties, sweet corn, and black walnuts. Virginia ]a% Generally the cash income book, stateVL- produced by specialty crops such as available, these, with the exception of black walnuts, buckwheat, and maple syrup, is insignificant to the total agriculture income in West Virginia. By far, the most important contribution of items such as green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, etc., is in their production for home consumption and preservation. The number of people who have home gardens to produce fruits and vegatables for their own use has greatly increased in West Virginia in areas in the past two years. Reportedly. there are more home freezers per capita in West Virginia than in any other state. If this is true, then it is easy to explain the increase and interest in fruit and vegetable production for home use.-Reprinted from the W.Va. Food and Agriculture Exhibitions Program. Jim said that "exce cana." He s "coffee tab "scholarly  cause "it ; dramatic written toll-free available for Virginia the He said telephone or state. In sur! District of Co usa toll-free Over included in subjects. and Strat Virginia State's economy keeps growing Through July--one month into the second half-- the state's economy continued on a "plus" performance course generally for the year, accordin to the monthly BUSINESS INDEX of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, However, July, alone, showed a slackening in consumer activity, which reflected a normal seasonal trend. For instanca, in July, retail sales, auto sales and bank debits were all "down" from June. Evidently, West Virginians Bear 0t exc00 The s Resources is more tha claims, acco wildlife resO" By law, said from r s stamp req regular be no'# "- ever, it sta from the operate the  "Funds about the were vacationing outside the state hunters be., during July because gasoline sales and stamps.'i were less than half the amount of June. Most ofm Through seven elapsed months of claims have 1976. nearly all components of the beehive dar state's economy showed increased Pocahontas activity compared to the same period the Departm in 1976: total employment was up 1.4 pays elaim$ per cent; unemployment was 10.7 per personal p r cent less [7.0 per cent of the labor Nuisance force vs 7.8 per cent in 1975}; removed to automohlle sales were up 22.3 per cent A total . retail sales up 6.4 per cent; bank debits landowners up 43.4 per cent; dollar volume of fiscal year 1 building permits up 15.2 per cent; livestock lo. gasoline sales up 10.7 per cent; and while beem sales of ordinary life insurance were up 14.9 per cent. The influx of students seeking summer employment was substantial in July. The labor force totaled 684,500 compared to 673.400 in June. av increase of 11,100; and employment in state and local government jumped from 93,300 in June to 100,800 in July. Manufacturing employment is continuing to rise, although not appreciably. There was a 600 employee gain in July from June to 121,9oo employed. This compared to a 7 month average of 120,186 in manufacturing. Personal income in West Virginia during the first seven months of the year was 14.7 percent ahead of last year; and the consumer price index was up 3.g per cent during the same period. Collections of major taxes are subsantially ahead of last year-Per- sonal Income by 17.1 per cent; Consumers Sales Tax by 13.4 per cent; $3.198.38. J "These t costs associa . trapping n Cantner. "F removing suCb operating fu Mr. and Parkersburg Jake Minnicb. last week, 13 Durbin to do  Wix is a meit Borg-Warner Mrs. Wix is s Ames and % I former Mary  I produced in various areas of West and, Business and Occupation by 9.2 Virginia. Some are grown for the per cent. : purpose of generating farm income. but by far the largest majority are produced for home consumtion and/or THE IDEAl. IFT - A .htHn. preservation. Of the specialty crops Uon  te'H'omet(wn e;aDer produced in the Mountain State, the ....... was given_ The t-lenvme uemocra arla value of honey and beeswax produced " honor of Mr. by West Virginia s bee population is The Gienvflle Patlffinder, of OrlandO,  generally greter than other specialty Sr i Furniture At A Savings New & Used Furniture 00.ving. room stats $139.95 & up. Dinette sets . $119.95 & up. tables $15.00 & up. End. & Hex. tables $ 29.95 & up. Swivwl rockers $ 59.95 & up. $49.95 &up. $29.95 &up. $399.95 & Ups $19.95 & up. $23.95&up. $59.95 &up. We also have a good variety of carpet in stock, Shags, Hush, Jute, Rubberbac and in-door out-door ready for 00ate delivery. Furr's Furniture Mart Next door to Furr's Quality Car Sales ers Lamps Bedroom suits 5 pc. Headboards Mirrors Mattress & Founda00icm their six family of Wine and twO Jack and Rr  home. other  White of Io, S rouse of GII P of Louis "e: attend, s_ t 21 and Rose i;  Glenville, a" I