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2 The Glenvll!e Democrat/Pathfinder Octobe 3, 1175 e National Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11. ilTraditionally, volunteer members of the County Fire Department conduct their annual : fund-raising drive during this period. However, Chief Gerald Davis has tom us that i flfis year's fund goal of $18,000 amahs that :: solicitations must be spread out over a longer period "than one week. * The firefighters hope to raise enough money to pay the remainder due on a new fire engine. Tim City of Glenville and the Gilmer County have pledged $15,000 each to pay for the $48,000 :, vehicle so badly needed here. Thus, firefighters will conduct a door-to.door :,ifund-raising campaign Wednesday evenings, 6,0 ,p.m. during the month of October through Novmbar !11 Glenville ' Sand Fork . Troy Tanner Cedarville Rt. 33/119 _ Normantown 9 Wednesday Wednesday WedneSday Wednesday Wednesday Octobm.8 Octeber IS Octd Octobm" 20 NeNmbw S Through October Improvement of the fire department ill pert of the overall effort in Gilmer County to provide area residents with the finest emergency Nrvicee protection possible. :To the Editor: I have read with interest the "Straight Answers From Your e by Jim Iacobs 11m respmudbilities of local, rural 8avernment are not only growing in number, they are becoming qn- crea gly tangled in federal guide- lines which themselves are complicat- ed and extra-ordinarily perplexing. Take the recent example of "the federal government's demand that rural communities throughout the nation comply with clean water standards. In order to do this in Gflmor County, sewer systems must be enlarged and/or constructed, along with a new sewage treatment plant at Fork. Part-time government officials are aghast at the prospect of installing these systems which are simply way above the financial capabilities of local government. Fedm' law calls for waste dischargers to install the "best practicable" treatment equipment by 1977. including two-stage treatment for community sewage, and "best available" equipment by 1983, with tim goal of "zero discharge" of obiectionable fluids by 1984. Granted, the waterways of this nation are in terrible shape. One only needs to drive by Stewarts Creek bridge on WV route 5 with a window open to realize that community sewer systems are desperately needed to pr erve good health. But how do low-income communi- tim with small populations like Glenville and Sand Fork and other towns throughout Gilmer County pay for such sky-high cost systems? Carried one step further, how will communities who can't afford sewer treatment sytems. Yet, according to a federal commission s ff report, only $1,034 billion of the $18 billion earmarked has actually been spent. This was attributed to "an extraordi- nary complex grant request, review and "approval process" * which requires almost two years from application initiation to contract bidding. Even with federal grant money, small communities like Glenville and Sand Fork would never be able to come up with matching funds, unless other federal and state grants become available. And ff other monies are made available, competition for them would be intense. Only a few communities would receive grant funds: many would be left out and would have to suffer the conse- quences. After all, there's only so much "extra" money floating around. Recently, President Ford has announced his intention to reduce the reach of what he believes are unnecessary or arbitrary actions by the fedceral government. Takina his cue, Russell E. Train, administrator of the EPA, has ordered his assistants to reduce the number and complexity of regulations they are writing to combat pollution. Critics, with their hearts in the right place, claim that Ford's policy will produce inaction in environmen- tal programs and encourage major polluters to keep up their bad work. Oh, what a mess! But basically, this may be just what the doctor ordered. If regulatory ,'Power Company" column that has been appearing in the 8ysWm8 pay the fines the Environ- requirements can be reduced and ~ Democrat. Some of us have begun to suspect that we're 8etttall i something straight from the Power Company, all right, but it mental Protection Agency says they made less complex, EPA may, with : bears little resemblance to an answer. Therefore. I would like will levy against non-complying their present manpower, be able to to make several suggestions to all pa .r~es involves. . entities? actually improve the effectiveness of |i First, the ~at should identify StraiBht Amlwmrs' ms It's an incredibly frustrating enforcement. | wha~tt ~,*~S:i~etd adverti~t.~ would hart the virtu of and pressure-packed situation, Espe- , Simplication of regulations may clearly diss iatin t.be opinions of Monongahela Power from ciaily when you consider how difficult also improve cleanup programs and :those of the newspaper. As it now appears, the column could be .|:interesto thepaper andthe.:icoustrnedfasa public servicePower Com'peny motivated by the rpUfl ithJfor the federal government to get speed up the flow of money to the major industrial polluters to communities who've already applied iStraight Propaganda motivated by the interests ofyour Friendly comply with existing clean water/air for financial assistance in implement- Local Monopoly. regulations, ing clean water/air measures. Second. Monongahela Power should give us facts ~fl~res rather than pleas for public underB~. As both ~ Unfortunately, federal programs :student and teacher of our language. I find deqdo~laJe like EPA's have grown out of deeperato attempts to curb life-chok- Monongahela's willingness to use statistics in theb favor end to cloud facts in great billows of emotionalism and plmny 8ppeBhm logic. For example, in the September 18 .: Democrat, the Company tells us how many customers :added last year. Because of such expansion, we are led to betiev~ ra. tl naturally and inevitably go up; ~ reduced earnings' slmp~ cannot handle the load. On the one hand, we are told precisely how much the Company expanded last year; on the other, we are not told in in8 pollution which has been our environment for many ye&t . But the programs themselves are suffoca ag, completely lacking in balance, and are very costly as they t equire an immense centralized bureaucracy to administer and enforce stringent regulations. dollars and cents why Monongahela's present, profl~ de It~ have a margin adequate to absorb the costs of We f are left with a strong suggestion that we ~ our fallow nma Cover 75 percent o for electricity, This may be true. but I still have a ~ ing that we are really paying throngh the non for the gr~tet glory of Monongahela Power. ~ i So., Monongal ela, why don't lay such doub at with a public disclosure what you are doing with mo y consumers have already given you? Perhape profit :and loss sheets in hand, we could weep for the ~collapse of your noble experiment in capitalh~. : Finally. I suggest that the public write, but not to the i~ :relations department of Monongahela Power, as the *'~'aljl~t ~Answers" writers (or ghostwriters, as k more probable) suggest. Write to this newspaper. Write to your ~on41r~m~ iyour senators ~ " (state and national), your delegates s/ld year ~Public Service Commission. If you remotely suspect you have been the victim of :monopolistic abuse, say so. If you should writs to Power. ask them whom they think they're kidding. 4tS N db Ib l Qmdlb Editor's Note: "Straight Answers" is a paid advertisem~mt and appears clearly as a display advertisement. The opiaim~ ~f the ~newspaper are only found on the editorial pa~ und~ tim heading, Comments and Editorials. A regular reading of them ~opmions should clarify" to the reader the stand the :Democrat/Pathfinder takes against high electric utility Published Evory Thursdw By GILMER COUNTY PUBUBHING, IN~ At 109 E. Main St G ~m~ll~ WV Z~S1 Phone442-7308 secor Cl,m' e it end at additiomd nmlllng offlam 8utx~ption price ~.00 plu~ 16 cants m tm in County, other West Virginia residents tU0 Idm 117 eeme tax. Out of state subecriptiom M.O0. Can net acmtpt tmlmcriptiom for Isis thsn ,6 numtha. JIM JACOBS...: .~.. 9.:...# ..................... JOAN LAYNE ................. CIRCULATIOll IkUkJtlAd~ F loral ants are scaled to waste water Certainly any leveling of the federal bureaucracy would be cost-saving. And the money thus saved could be channeled towards communities like Glenville and Sand Fork to help defray the immense cost of new and expanded sewer systems. More money is certainly needed. The $18 billion voted by Congress is inadequate to assist in municipal sewage improvement needs now estimated at $444 billion. Thank you so much for your excellent press coverage of the annual Gflmer County Farm Show of 12-13 September and other related events. This is a fine example of a hometown newspaper supplying a vital community service in an outstanding manner. As you know. a major objective of this project is to provide 4-H and FFA members an opportunity to demonstrate their accomplishments during the year. It encoureaes them to further effort and achievement by a regular program of i'ecognition and awards for their accomplishments. For the adults of our community, the opportunity to display examples of their succ~se in farming and gardening, expertise in canning and baking, skill and creativity in crafts and needlework is a most gra~fying and rewarding experience. All of this. conducted in a friendly, competitive spirit results in an exhange of ideas and stimulates interest, inspiring us all to greater effort. Much of the success of this annual community project is due to the generous support of our local organizations, businesses, professional people and concerned citizens who provide funds to defray the cost of this activity. The Gilmer County Farm Bureau desires to express their collective appreciation to the following whose generosity made our 1975 Farm Show a success. Contribution of $200; Kanawha Union Bank Contribution of $25; C ~t P Telephone Co., IL. Morris, Rotary Club. Contribution of $20; Drake's Quaker State Service Contribution of $15; Lions Club, Monongahela Po-~ Co. Contribution of $10; Ben Franklin Store, Brown's Texaco Service, Calhoun Super Service, Community Super Market, Dalton Store, Ford Sales and Service. Midland Co,, Hardman Hardware, Rhoades Furniture, Spurgeon Mortuary, Summer Pharmacy, Trio Petrokmm Corp. Contribution ot $7; Strout Realty Inc. Contributions of $5; Butchers General Store, Mr. Tom Camobell, Collins Insurance Agency, Conrad Mote~ and Restaurant, Cunningham's Store, "Doc" L.K. Ma~, Dowell Chemical Co., Dunrita Crafts, Erwin Williams Ins., Expo Barber Shop, FIos Beauty Shop, Gitmer Grat~ics, Glenville Auto Parts, Glenville Pizza Shop, Glenville Superette, Glenville SOlgdy Co., Gene's Barber Shop, Hamric Jewelry, James Singleton ins., Jones General Store, Kanawha Grocery, Lowes Grocery, Marling Bailey Feed Store, McPhemon's Real Estate, Modern Do/Cleaners, Page Ware Store, Atty. J.W. Perrill, Atty. Paul H. Woodford, Paul H. Woodfocd Building Supply, Somersville Exxon and Grocery. Contributions of $3; Gordon's Store, Hays City Sewice Station, Hiney's Grocery, Paul Cole's Store. Contributions of $2; Ray Campbell's Store, Mr.'Elza Carpenter, Sand Fork Exxon. Contributions of $1; Mr. Kenneth Jones. Thank you all for your support of this most worth while community project. MOCarmey, Pruid t C unty Farm Bureau It hrJmrl WJJJb$ I got a pretty ~ rmponse to my few weeks back. In case you missed that trying to find some bit of logic behind the fishing worms. An anonymous explanation: the tobacco juice burns the an adequate vocabulary, responds by accelerated speed, thus attracting a predators (FISH-for you non-hookers thereof}. me. makes sense. I'd wiggle too. Another amateur tnBier friend technique, using only tobacco and no worm. fish grabs the )obacco from the hook cheWS surfaces to spit. you clout him with a method is more mv slxmCl. next little item dmuld be of intm~t ~' newspaper people. No ~? W~ Ag researchers are working on a rati~ animals (like cows) which would be about newsprint. They say the woody tissue for cellulose from forage. And since we. in tur the cattle, I guess it could be said that words, huh? Remudmr that ~I ~ C~b~ r~m'd where] his mother trying to sneak raisins into his disguised as lumps {the raisins disguised mother)? Well, unless you're trying to slip little texture to your kid. add the cereal to very slowly, stirring constantly, to prevent from developing a rubbery film. cover the hot in the ton of a double boilm, over hot Wanna try something a little different? milk rather than water. Or sneak in some (including raisins}. That's not different for it: try eggnog instead of cream and suaar. my idea, and no, I'm NOT going to try it, but wish.) Gilmer CoMty CaleJ Monday-Thursday -Nutrttkm Program at Center, reservatiaas a day in advance, Gihner County Athletic Boosters Club of each month, 7:30 p.m. at the High Scb Thmmiay, Octdm z - Jam Hall, 7:30 p.m. ThuredBy, Octobe 2- Food hBndlm5 HeaJth I)epartm L Minerld Itold, 7:30 Saturday, 4 - Gia C mty a.m. - S p.m.- Saturday, Octolmr 4 - Sin~, IN~ah 7:30 p.m. S=turday. 4- wy! Ctmmy ibNmmti U.S. Cdim Co. Democrat Wemm't nb. Wednesday, October 8 - Gflmer Coe tY lhdh'oom, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sumlay, Octoi~ 19 -.Dedkmtiim of ne~ Career Cretin', 2 p.m. U.8. SeBtor Immigrants still flock to turned America's shores in search sheep of opportunities that do not With exist in their native lands, sheep rtuni In that respect, our court- wool and, try has changed veD, little from its earliest begin- bonuses nings, because the New and World's first settlers were some motivated by the enormous turned " opportunities to improve moved their lives. The In the 1600's, salaries for was laborers in America ranged trade. from 30 to 100 percent caught above the equivalent of tiers for $10-,$15 a year that labor- plus ers earned in England. No ers for wonder, then. that so many Englishmen mortga- ged their futures, and be- came indentured for as of many as seven years to New raise the $50 needed for more transportation to America. 4,000 cod It is estimated that, at 1800, the time of the American Revolution, indentured im- migrants accounted for 75 a percent of the populations from of Pennsylvania, Virginia, the and Maryland. But even been from their rather restrict- tunities ed status, they could see the the Promise of their new en whO country. And they seized the oP- destinY. portunities as soon as they could, countle~ Land was readily avail- it is the able, and 95 percent of all to Amcricans were engaged in of agriculture from 1600-1800. the Many of the fit.~t fa:~et,~, settle~ l~wever, rec~gnizod the acter clothing and fabric sh~wt- cans age which existed, and