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October 14, 1976

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2 The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder October 14, 1976 Somehow some way Most residents of Glenville are familiar with the sewage disposal problem that exists in the vicinity of the Stewart's Creek bridge on Rt. 5. The only question is how long will this problem remain a blight on our community. We accompanied County Sanitarian Dennis Fitzpatrick on an inspection of the area last week. If you've been to any home football games this year you may have wondered where that pungent odor was comin$ from. Fitzpatrick confirmed that it was coming from a septic po01 from Dave's Drive-In Restaurant. The sanitarian's office has inspection reports on file since 1971 in which they have cited Dave's for unsatisfactory sewage facilit/es. Neither the sanitarian not the county board of health has sought legal action to stop the polluUon. Dave's and others in the area who are disposing of their sewage in the creek have been unable to find satisfactory sanitary alternatives. Perhaps this is why the responsible authorities have shied away from legal action to halt the pollution. However. somehow, some way there must be a solution to the problem. The obvious solution is the extension of city sewer to the area. The city says it doesn't have the money. But it would seem that if all parties concerned, that is, the city, the county, the county board of health, the school board (they have a new school in the area} and the county planning commission put their heads together they could come up with a solution to the program. We'd like to see our public servants at least make a concerted effort to try and eliminate this and other disgraceful sewage and solid waste problems which threaten the public health. :..:::: .::...'...:::...:: ................................................................................................. Weifare's too easy To the Editor I recently spent two weeks vacation in your area. I was born and raised around there. I have been web'king here in Ohio over 19 years. I have a good iob which I am thankful for, but I didn't get it for nothing. I worked and went to school almost 4 years to get it. I am almost ashamed to tell anyone I am from W.Va. One of the favorite topics discussed at the cafeteria tables during lunch at the plant is Welfare. Someone is always telling how he has relatives down in W.Va. that have been on Welfare all their lives, never worked and nothing wrong with them, but laziness. It is very easy to believe, if anyone looks around a little hit down there, This Welfare mess is a disgrace to a man that works and tries to make an honest living. I was just looking at my vacation pay check stub 13 weeks pay} which they took of almost $300.00 in taxes. I don't object to taxes. I know they are a necesssary thing. I do obiect to the way they are wasted. Hubert Riffle : ....  ....... 192 Howard Dr. ...... BiZunsffick. Ohb 44212 The end is near To the F.atltor: Edward markham said, "In vain do we build the City if we do not first build the man." But man's education cannot be built on dollar value alone, Daniel Webster said: "If there be anything Scriptures. If we neglect its authority, no one knows how sudden a catastrophe will overwhelm America and bury its glory in profound obscurity," The bond issue that will soon come before the people of Gilmer County if approved can never be paid, along with ofler taxes, by the people, and many of those who are retired and the unemployed will loose their homes. Those who are responsible should know that we are living in the last days of our period, and only about two or three generations from the climax, as given us by the prophets of Old. Those who cansee the future believe the quality of education should be upgraded to meet the needs of the future as well as to upgrade the buildings. Andrew Jackson said: "The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." Then why should be let one Shee Divil go before the highest court of our land and steal the Rock. and prayer from under our school system? Immanuel Kant said: "Every attempt to belittle the Bible is a crime against humanity." It is through the medium of poetry that culture is developed preserved and ,passed on to future generations. Wallace Stevens, said, "Homer flourished before Greece flourished." The Golden Age of Greece was based upon the ideals of honor and glory that Homer sang. Without Homer there mzy have been no Golden Age of Greece. Clay, Whiting Glenville, W.Va. CALENDAR thuts, oct. 14 6 RMS RIV VU will be presented at Glenville State College at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. For tickets phone 462-7361, Ext. 318 {speech department} or Ext. {Campus information}. fri, oct. 15 Gilmer County Retired School Employes will have a covered dish luncheon at the Senior Citizen's Center at noon. The state chairman will be principal speaker. Mr. Ron Welty will also answer quest- ions on the upcoming bond issue. sat, oct. 16 The L.K.V.C.B. Club will meet at Mike Duelley's on James Street for a wienie roast and meeting. In case of rain, the group will meet at the I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall. I Calhoun County will spon- sor a dinner to promote the candidacy of Cecil H. Under- wood, Republican candidate for governor, at 6:30 p.m. at the Arnoldsburg Community Build- ing. Dinner will, feature a home cooked dinner including bar- hequed chicken. The Copen Creek Church sing, cancelled last weekend because of high waters, will be at 7 p.m Everyone welcome. sun, oct t 7 Gilmer County Board of Education will observe open house at the Glenville Elemen- tary School and Gilmer County High School from noon until 6 p.m. Refreshements will be served. The sisters of Theta Xi Chapter of Delta Ze;ta sorority, 305 E. Main, will sDonsor a toy drive to collect, toys for distribution to undrrpriviledged children in the Gl,enville area. The girls will collect toys from 1:30 until 4 p.m. ON PATROL--The Gilmer County Fire Department patrolled up and down the Little Kanawha Saturday lending a hand whenever possible. Chief Gerald Davis reported no major causalUes as a result of the flood. The picture above was taken as the firemen went ashore on Brooklyn Drive. (Democrat photo) GARDEN ODDITY-Jimmy Moss of Steer Run near Normantown raised this hugh pumpkin. It weighed 104 Ibs. II IIIII rues, oct. 19 Hamlet will be performed by the New Sh,e,p;are Company of San Fran ('o at the Glenville 5tare College Auditorium at 8 p.m, wed, oct. 20 A covered dish dinner will begin at noon at the Lockney Senior Citizen Center. Everyone is welcome. thurs, oct. 21 Normantown Elementary School P..A. meeting will be at 7-30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Open house will follow. Senior music recital at 8 p.m. in the Glenville State College auditorium featuring Gordon Alien. trumpet, and janet Griffin, horn. GARDEN ODDITIES-J.W. Putman of Rd. displays a fine crop of potatoes which planted in straw this summer. The Putmans potatoes on a layer of straw this spring another layer of straw. J. W., who is 85 years weedless crop of Kennebecs. (Democrat A GOOD PLACE TO BF-- :, Most people who watched } Friday's h0eciing  larkte =" (% ':" were sheltered beneath awnings or under unbrellas like the young fellow above. (Democrat photo) II III sat, oct 23 Gilmer County Alumni Football game. 8 p.m., High School football tield. sun, oct. 24 Senior piano recital featur- ing Faye Chambers at 8 p.m. in GSC auditorium. CARTER COMMITTEEWOMAN--Marge elected vice-chairman of Jimmy Carter's Agriculture Committee. She is pictured above Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass, who i coordinator for Carter's campaign. LIBERTY BELL Declare financial independence. Take stock in America. Buy ! r.S. bavings Bonds. STATVlENT OF OWNERSHIP. MANAGEMEN (As Required by 39 U.S.C. Title of Publication: The Glenville Democrat: Subscription Prices: In-County. $5.34: In-State. Offices of Publication: 109 E. Main St.. Glenviile, Robert Arnold: Editor: Paul Brown: Owner: Inc., 109 E. Main St.. Glenville. WV. 26351: More of Stock: Gilmer Graphics, Inc., 109 E. 26351: Bondholders. Mortgagees or Other Circulation: 3,465: Complimentary Copies: 11: Toiai Press Run: 3.500. I certify that the above statements are best of my knowledge. Rober! D. Arnold. Publisher. Oct. 1. 1976. !