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October 10, 1975     The Glenville Democrat
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October 10, 1975

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O A Gilmer Graphics. Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15 [Incl. Tax] ,~.,.,awo~xlp.~.- ~v Road slowly works his team of horses up 33/119 towards Lima. Horses pull old, sone by to haul everythinB from hay to rocks. ]ones still uses horses and sled for farmwork. Board of meeting, Coat estimate of of the g of itemized on for architect. estimate was $500.000. "within -the and walkways said the begin site -acre tract December of the ~l Come out of Amendment County last cafeteria and negotiating a progress fire and elementary with my GLI~4VILLE, GI1,MI~ COUNTY, WV 26351 Friday, October 10, t /S ~Ow a at epitome with treer in would of her horses." and boots to Bud Run as a and ground M M let me go next to rat one to been a began Show Farm of bulging top a n( ~lnd ~|IOW. :?i Y "The architect is to report to the State Fire Marshal this week and determine exactly what is needed to correct the violations," he said. In the meantime. Welty said that all shower rooms in the schools had been renovated. Coaches directed renova- tions at the high school, incl,Jding painting Welty also said the board has purchased ventilation and exhaust systen~ for all school dressing and rest rooms. A survey of necessary light fixtures is being conducted this week. The board is also drawing up preliminary cost estimates for instal- lation of fire and smoke barriers at the high school. In "addition, drawings prepared by an electrician tSr tire alarm systems are under study for approval at the State Fire Marshal's office. Welty said. Core drillers from the H.C, Nutting Co. of Cincinnati completed undersell tests last week and will soon report results to the board. A preliminary report indicated that soil conditions to a depth of 25 feet were favorable for a construction site. Welty said that more than half the cost of construction pertained to mechanicals {heating. ventilation. sewage system), estimated at $160.000, and the electrical system, est!mated to cost $65,000. Architects plans call for a block and brick one-story structure with approx- imately 18.000 square feet of area, including nine classroom, a special education room, library, art room, kindergarten classroom, and adminis- trative offices. Also included in the construction will be a 2,400 square foot multi-purpose room to be used as a physical education area. music facility and cafeteria. A kitchen is also included in the plans~ Cost Construction Consultants is the only firm in the state that offers a guhranteed price on a building project. Welty said. The arrangement guarantees that rising costs of betiding materials will not effect the set price of construction. In July. when the $829.500 in BSA money was released to the Gilmer County Board of Education. officials said the money would guarantee completion of Phase I of the state-approved Comprehensive Educa- tional Facilities Plan. Phase I] of the CEF Plan called for construction of new classroom facilities and refur- bishing existing facilities at all four elementary schools and the high school to bring them up to state-approved standards. Completion of Phase II depended upon successful passage of a $2.2 million county school bond last August 22. But area voters rejected the proposition. The indefatigable senior US. senator from West Virginia Jennings Randolph. reminisced and spoke bluntly before 130 persons at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner only a few hours after riding with President Gerald R. Ford in his bubbletop limousine during the Mountain State Forest Festival Parade at Elkins. Sen. Randolph was driven to the Democrat-Party sponsored dinner at the Gflmer County Recreation Center by Elkins Councilman Joe Martin. The 73-year-old senator, who was first elected to Congress as a member of the House of representatives in 1932, recalled visiting Gilmer County the first time as a young man of 24 during his father's (Ernest R.) congressional campaign. He was welcomed, following a buffet dinner served by the Democrat Women's Club, by Mayor Delbert L. Davidson, who thhanked the senator for his role in helping the city to secure a $155,000 HUD Community Develop- ment Grant a month ago. In his lengthy remarks, Sen. Randolph reminded those assembled of the apprehension most Forest Festival- goers felt while the president was in Elkins. He also derided radicals in this country who have "lost faith in America," citing two recent assassina- tion attempts against Ford. The senator then painted a rather gloomy portrait of continued inflation, unemployment and other pressing problems of the economy, blaming President Ford's administration for "astonishingly poor management of our country's domestic affairs." "I wish I could report to you that our nation's economy is on the upswing and that all is going well in Washington. l cannot," Randolph said. "I wish I could report to you that our nation's economy is on the upswing and that all is going well in Washington. I cannot." Randolph said. "The efforts of a Democratic-controll- ed Congress to act effectively with the many problems before us are being blocked by the reckless use of the presidential veto." "As a result of Administration efforts, we are faced with even higher prices for oil, gasoline, and related products, and with new grain deals that drain our domestic supply and drive food prices upward," he said. Randolph recalled the days when the nation "enjoyed the longest period of continued prosperity in its hisory {1961-68)," years when Democrats dominated the executive branch and congress. He cited the Appalachian Regional Development Act. developed under former President Lyndon Johnson. as an example of substantial- ly beneficial legislation for a poorer segment of society. He cited a pledge made by former President Richard M. Nixon at his inauguration: "Bring us together." "Yes." Randolph chided. "there are millions of Americans being brought together in unemployment offices and in bankruptcy courts all over this country." Pleading for Democratic Party support in upcoming elections. Randolph said nine million unemployed Americans "are being sacrificed to a political philosophy and an economic theory that doesn't work." He said that the Democratic Party has traditionally stood for the interests of "the people.., the working people," And while he accepted the responsibi- lity of congress for changing the current philosophy and theory of the Ford Administration, lie asked "grass roots" support for election of a Democrat tothe White House, in 1976. Randolph received a standing ovation for his remarks. This was the largest crowd to appear at a Democratic Party rally this year. Del. Billy B. Burke hosted the dinner, filling in for Vic Kirkpatrick, acting Democratic county chairman. Other dignitaries attending were Del. and Mrs. Harold Long, Jeannie Burton, State Democratic Woman's Club chairman; George Jones. past county chairman; Barny Radcliff, past county chairman; Del. George Arnold from Weston; Gilmer County Commissioners and Mrs. Mary Davidson. county clerk; Lane Smith, county court clerk; State Senators W. Walter Neeley and William R. Sharps Jr.; and Democratic Party officials from neighboring counties. Also visiting were Charleston Mayor John G. Hutchinson and his wife. Hutchinson, who will participate in the GSC Homecoming parade this Saturday is a possible Democratic candidate for governor. A. James Manch_in, state director of REAP. also appeared and promised to supply the city with a new flag. The annual J-J Dinner was co-spon- sored by the Democrat Executive Committee and the Democrat Women's Club of Gilmer County. A few hours ago, the President of the United State joined in the celebration of the Mountain State Forest Festival at Elkins. Thousands of We=t Virginians attended this joyous occasion; it was a truly colorful annual tribute to the arrival of autumn in the Mountain State. And yet, for many persons the festival was clouded by appre- hension that something might go wrong. We are mindful that twice within a three-week period the President has been saved from assassins' bullets. In each case, a member of an extremist, violence- oriented group attempted to shoot Gerald Ford. We know that there exists in this land - the freest nation on earth - a small se=mant of our population which has lost faith in America. These are the political extremists who have ,tried to create in America over the past few years their feeling that this nation is guilty; that despair is the only valid emotion; that patriotism is a feeling only for squares. This is not a feeling sharing by most Americans, but those who do espouse it, seem to gain wide exposure. hJ indeed ironic that within the past two weeks. Time and Newsweek featured on their front covers two of these violent extremists - Lynette Fromme and Patty Hearst. Yet. either ignored or pilloried these past two weeks are two individuals who showed great political courage and personal integrity in the fact of strong opposition. I refer to US. Senator Joe Biden {D-Delaware}, a certified liberal who successfully introduced an amendment to prevent the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from forcing mass busing on local school districts through the threat of withholding Federal funds; and to US. Senator James Buckley {R-NY}., who declined to join in a movement to have the Federal government bail out the City of New York from its near-bankrupt status. All of us must be prepared to express our convictions even though they reflect differences with the majority. My beliefs compe ed me to take such a imo~,aa ~. ro,'.,en~ pa,y~ j~lue During Senate debate on the pay resolution. I indicated that I shall turn back to the Federal Treasury any increase in my present salary. I voted against the inclusion of Congressional salaries in the pay comparability measure, a few months ago. In reference to the matter of the increase for Members of the Senate, I am not criticual of any colleaue. I have not indicated how my vote would be cast on a separate bill to increase Congress- ional salaries. But I believe that Members of the Senate should vote directly to either decrease their salaries, keep them at present levels, or increase those salaries, I think this is an obligation which we, the only elected officials in this program, should face. We must be candid about our differences and frank to speak our {Continued on Page 7} Last month, she took Reserve Champion honors. Several weeks ago at Jackson's Mill. Ina won the Reserve Championship of Junior Show. Other state honors include: 1st place Showmanship. Junior Girls 4-H. 1971: 2nd place. Senior Girls 4-H. 1972-73: 1st place. Senior Girls. 4-H, 1974. There have been many other awards for showing calves and steers too numerous to mention. Despite being raised on a farm, Ina credits 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) with giving her career direction, along with the vital encouragement provided by her family and good neighbors, Glendall Butcher and Nelson Garrett, whose livestock she has shown. "'One of my friends, Janet Lockard, told me about 4-H. She said it was great. So I joined the Cox's Mills Jolly Millers club. I first took the W.Va. trees proiect-collecting leaves and learning proper tree identification. But, beginning the second year, I really got into feeder calf projects. By the fourth years 1 had a calf to show in the State Farm show (1st place. Jr. Girls 4-H Showmanship}.'" "Of course, I also learned a lot abou! care [J the animals and pricing und other aspects of livestock raisin~.'" Becomin~ Involved with the high .~,:h,.d FI'A program pr, med difficult. h.w,.ver. i ~11|1~:11 tl~ ~1~| ill ~IS ;I Jl'l;s|lm;ln, but was discouraged by the principal at that time. He probably felt that any girls who wanted to take FFA courses just wanted to get close to the boys. who had a first priority. But a new principal my junior year said it was okay for Sue Miller. Teresa Wiant and me to join." she said. Ina has been active in the organization ever since. With the Jolly Millers, Ina has held every office but treasurer. She remembered hay rides, weiner roasts. hundreds of club projects, and, of course, five straight years of feeder calf projects, lna plans to remain a 4-H'er for three more years, until her 21st birthday. Interestingly, Ina's only had one calf of her own to show. "'My first show year was 1971," She recalled. "Dad and I talked to 'Butch' and he let me work with one of his prize calves." Butcher's encouraBement proved the proper tonic for lna. "Butch worked with me alot. showing me how to lead the calf. work it right, keep it roomed. and some of the finer points of showing, like setting their feet and showing control." "Always keep your third eve on the judge. Ins." he told me, "'Dad and I also talked to Nelson Garret. another neighbor, and he hei~t me. t(m, when he saw my interest." she said. Sin(:(., then. hm has shown calves and steers for Garretl and Butcher. III "'The way we work it is we pick out the best calves two or three weeks before the show and turn them away from the cows. From then until the show the calves feed on lust grain and I work with them and get them ready." laa's brothers. Eddie. 15. and Mark, I0. are also involved with livestock and have entered several shows along with' Ina. Another brother. Buddy. 16. "is more interested in other aspects of farming, like horticulture." Older sister. Barbara, 20, "isn't inclined towards farming as a way of life." and Ina's morn. Rite. despite growing up on a farm. "never knew anything about showing until I got into it." said Ina. lna's plans are currently to study hard so she can transfer from GSC after two years studying horticulture to WVU, where she hopes to enroll in a animal husbandry program. After that. she'll be ready to be a farmer. "'I iust don't know yet how it's going to happen." lna said. 'Tve done a lot of thinking about it. but haven't come up with a solution about where my farm is going to be or how 1"11 get it. I'd kind of like to stay in Gilmer County. but it really depends on where l {;lit find the farm.'" "Wlhereever it's going to be. ! want my animals around me... my horses ~d cattle. That's what my life ls f~mS to be." 7 Ina Burkhamer re, sis between chores at Nelson Garrett Farm.