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2 The Glenville Democrat.Pathfinder Editorially Sp king More Bids For Our Bonds The costs of financing our power systems, roads, bridges, airports, parks, and water and sewer projects keep rising sharply. Fortunately, there is something we can do about it. Many of these community improvements and facilities are financed by issuing municipal revenue bonds. The revenue from the project, or from a special assessment on users of the service, is used to pay off the bonds. This "user-pays" concept lightens our general tax burden and has become increasingly popular in the 1970s. The only catch is that it is sometimes hard to find bid- ders for the bonds. Last year, over one-half of the $28 million in revenue bonds issued nationwide were sold on a negotiated, one-bld basis to an investment banking group--the only type of firm currently permitted to bid on most revenue bonds. Public officials are faced with a situation, no matter what the interest cost. In contrast, when a state or municipality sells the more traditional general obligation bonds, backed by the full taxing power of the issuer, commercial banks also are allowed to bid. The result is more competition, more bids, and generally lower interest costs. That can be significant. For example, on a typical $25 million, 25-year bond issue, a mere two-tenths of one percent less interest means taxpayers save $650,000. A bill before the Financial Institutions Subcommittee of the House of Representatives, H.R. 1539, would per- mit commercial banks to compete with the investment banks as bidders for revenue bonds. Naturally, the in- vestment banks don't want the competition and are lob- bying hard against H.R. 1539. But municipal financial of- ficiais, the National League of Cities and the National Governors Association, as well as commercial banks, all support the bill, as do other public interest groups. EPA takes stand against Stonewall Jackson In a letter to the Pittsburgh the Army Corps of Engineers Army Corps of Engineers, concerning the impact of pro- Region IIIofthe Environmental posed construction work for Protection Agency has taken a the Stonewall Jackson dam on strong stand against plans for various areas within the pro- the Stonewall Jackson dam ject area and downstream - a project, declaring, "EPA is not so.called "404(b) assessment" convinced that construction of which refers to a section of the the dam as proposed is Clean Water Act. necessary or in the public in-- The agency found the Corps' terest." Kenneth Parker, presi- assessment to be dent of the Upper West Fork"inadequate". The letter River Watershed Association, criticizes the Corps' analysis opponents of the controversial saying, "we disagree with your Lewis County project, released statement that no long-term or detalls of the letter on Monday. permanent adverse impacts The letter from John R. Pom- are associated with the ponio, Chief, EIS discharge of dredge or fill (Environmental Impact State- material. We cite the impacts ment) and Wetlands Review of stream inundation and the Section in Philadelphia, impacts, acknowledged by the stated, "We believe that the CUE (Corps of Engineers) of available outdated incomplete project assessments do not provide adequate or reliable in- formation from which to make a project decision." Attacking the adequacy of the Environmental Impact Statement, which the Watersh- ed Association unsuccessfully challenged in court in 1974, the agency concluded, "The initial Final EIS completed in 1971 is not a viable decision- making aid.. (It) is either very limited, outdated, or inac- curate." The agency concluded, "EPA cannot condone project construction at this time...we stream relocation as obvious long-term adverse impacts." The agency, which will be meeting with the Corps in the next few weeks, according to Pomponio, concluded, "EPA recommends that an EIS sup- plement or new EIS be prepared for this proposal. The document should thoroughly discuss current project need, stream impact, wetland im- pact, agricultural land impact, project alternatives and all other areas required by CEQ (Council of Environmental Quality) regulation." Parker commented, "You can imagine how pleased we are to see the criticisms that we have been pointing out for years being put forth by power- ful federal agency. We hope that the public will stand up and take the corpl their The ject quisi tion his of Persimmon The people in the Lower Creek communities became school established at a convenient munity. The closest schools, tr Spruce, were too far for small In 1906 J. W. Reaser, D. L. prepared and presented a pet Education of Center District other families who were i D. A. Morris, J. A. Bush, G Hersman. The County Superintendent at Davis. The Board of Education Rutherford, Albert Vanhorn and During the summer of 1906, a erected by West and sons on near where Spruce Run empties into school was named Persimmon Gr taught in this school were Russell Fishbach, 1907; Suda Snodgrass), 1908; J. L. FishbaCh, 1910-11; Ancel Reed, 1912; Jason McGinnis, 1914; Oleta Davis (Mrs. 1915; Bertha Carton, 1916; Morethan 70 members of Congress have joined in spon- recommend the project be Tradition Odessa Bonnett, 1918; Grover soring the measure. Understandably so. It could save held in abeyance or abandon- Reed, 1921-22; Clara Brown 1! 1926; Lenore Danely (Mrs. many of our local communities and pt blic agencies a ed" until several issues are Nestor, 1928; Cuff Doran, 1929 good deal of money. Any legislation that could help resolved. CHILI BEAN Some of the activities of the lighten the burden on taxpayers deserves the support of One of the issues concerns CASSEROLE Societies, Holiday Programs, Spe all of us. We believe H.R. 1539 should be enacted by the inadequate studies of socials. The money made from th Congress. alternatives to the high-rise purchasing a library case, bookS, For further information, contact Paul G. Collins, dam. "The essence of our up-1 lb. ground beef desk, etc. -f the Public Affairs and Financial Communications, 4 position tothe project," Parker 1 cup catsup Some of the outstanding pupilS ;11 Cathedral Square, Providence, RI 02903, or call commented. 1 16 oz. can kidney beans Alva Bush; Arnetta Coberly (Mrs. A.r 401-274-0059. - EPA stated that "It is evi-3 tablespoons vinegar CMoberly and Edith Coberly, whO la .= t@lB dent that alternatives to the pepper to taste ary Reaser and Nell Reaser, whO be . proposed action are available 2 16 oz. cans Pork and Beans L. Morris, who became an electrician; i Citizen water monitoring and have not been adequately 1 teaspoon salt who became a machinist; Art CoberlY.', / explored in any review 1 cup chopped onions tin mill in Baltimore; Claude Hinzman--' documents." The letter went3 tablespoons brown sugar thus Coberly and others who were k, class to be held on to point out that "a small 1 tablespoon hot chili powderThose who were in the United statejs scale, in town, stream improve- world war were Adra L Morris, ment structure would offer Brown ground beef and Reed, Shirley Kelly, K. K. McVaneYha ; The West Virginia Mountain monitoring programs in comparable relief" to flooding onions, combine with remain- By 1932, the enrollment of the Stream Monitors (MSM) pro- several areas of central West problems in the city of ing ingredients in large baking it was not enough for a school. HOW ll ! i ject has announced plans for Virginia where little or no Weston, the main beneficiary disl . Bake at 350degrees F for miles up Cedar Creek a few famtlieSl the second in a series of water quality information had of flood control from the pro- about 1 hour. farm of D. W. O'Brine, and the sch ol volunteer water quality been previously available, posed Stonewall Jackson dam.For extra zest use hot catsup,the Reaser farm to the O'Brine f monitoring classes to be held The data collected through In assessing water quality Georgia Carr school was taught in a room of the at the Braxton County High the Project, he said, has been benefits, the Philadelphia of- who was living on the O'Brine farm. p,n,,,.- School on October 25 at 7 p.m. made availab!e to all parties rice suggested that "the im- ,. APPLE KRAUT DISH the school, i1 0t,t instruction in the use of with pollutton'controt respon poundment may act to degrade . In 1933, several more families mo , for water testing and sampling sibilities, including the state water quality if the remaining community, a larger room was neeO.eu_.. "aMliD equipment will be provided by and federal agencies, as well 60% of mineable coal in the i lb. pack sausage links small building on the farm was MSM staff and West Virginia as the companies involved in watershed isexploited, related 1 lib. can sauerkraut school house. The name of the Department of Natural the polluting, acid runoff is collected and1 lib. 1oz. can apple sauce O'Brine. The teachers who taughtin Resources personnel, and will "We have documented acid pollutants are absorbed into or sliced raw apples August& Hersman, 1933-35; Ancel He,", lead to certification of par- drainage problems associated fines dropped from the water in 1937 and custodian, Jess Furr. ticipants as "voluntary water with recent mining activity in column." Brown sausage links, combine quality monitors" through a this relatively unpolluted Critical of the Crops' kraut and apples to sausage provision of the State Water region." Webb stated. "This assessment of water supply and drippings. Heat 15 Pollution Control Act. The up- has" serious implications in needs based on a 1965 study, minutes. Serve with mashed coming class will supplement that the area has been targeted the letter states, "We would potatoes. a March session at which 24 for extensive coal develop- not recommend the use of pro- persons received training at ment in the immediate future." jections that are based on in- the State Water Resources "Although we have seen formation that is almost 20 Division Headquarters in some real improvements in in- years old." Charleston. dustry attitudes toward water Noting that the project The MSM Project, which Mr- resources in the last few would destroy 7,650 acres of ranged the sessions, was in- years," he said, "the changes hunting grounds, the agency itiated last November under are largely due to a growing notes that "the recreation West Virginia Citizen Action level of public awareness and value of the project area may Group direction, by a coalition concern as reflected in en- simply shift from one form of of environmentalists seeking vironmental protection laws. recreation to another." to provide means for the con- We still have a responsibility The comments by the cerned West Virginia public to to fulfill," he asserted, federal environment agency get involved in the national "The protection of our ere prompted by a public commitment to clean-up and neighborhood environment, in- notice issued on August 3 by protect the country's water cluding our streams and water resources, supplies, will in the long run," News from your Gilmer Public Library Partial funding in support of he continued, "depend on _1 the Project was provided by local people getting involved ..... ,y the U.S. Environmental Protec- understanding the problems, tion Agency in response to and expressingtheirconcems. congressional instructions to It is too important a respon. We have had some excellent responses to our newspaper ads for filling our CETA position and our encourage public participation sibility to leave it totally up to vacant part-time position. Making a decision on who in the water quality manage- someone else." merit process established by Persons interested in the to hire was very difficult, however, we are happy to the 1977 Clean Water Act. upcoming training session announce that Sharon Mitchell will be filling the should contact the MSM Pro. CETA position, and Bonnie Wiseman will be our part According to MSM Project ject Operations Center at 202 time worker. They will be happy to help you when Coordinator, Rick Webb, par- 2nd Street, in Sutton, West you borrow books. The Library Board met at the Library on Tuesday, ticipants in the earlier session V i rg inia 26601. Phon e: October 9. New member Espy Miller was present for have established volunteer 765-2781. his first meeting. Among other items of business, Rite Kight submitted her resignation from the Board, effective Immediately. We are verysor.ry to see her go because of her tremendous contribution to the Library during her Board membership. The Board accepted a recommendation from the Librarian, Janis Owen, for new, extended open hours for business. The recommendation was presented in Your newspaper is a light of our new employees and the fact that now we souree of dail: saddle! have more hands, we can do more work and service to the city and county. The new open hours become effective on November 5 and you who are reading might want to clip this out and keep it, or pick up a copy of the new hours at the Library. We will be open seven days a week. Monday, 1.9, Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6 and Sunday, 2-5. Including our Outreach Libraries, as soon as Normantown Outreach opens, we will have a total of 75 hours of service to the county as a whole. The Glenville Democrat AJso at the Board meeting, Mrs. Owen introduced Published Every Thursday to the Board members two college students who will By GILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING, INC be working for us under a work study program in CO- At109 E Main S! m Glenville, We~'. rqinia 26351 operation with the college: Vickie Booth and Becky 462-7309 Straley. We are delighted with them and the fact that (UlIN= =l=eM Setup,d-CLass p .... qe pa,d at Glenvi[te Glenville State College offers,such a program. and at aaai. nal maiiin ol i es The Delta Zeta Sorority has decorated the Library Subscription price $6.50 tax included in Gilmer County; other West for Halloween. Stop by and see. We would like to Virginia residents $7,28 plus tax, Out o| state subscriptions $9,50. Cannc,| accept subscriptions for less than six months, thank them for thinking of us. Also, Mrs. Alma Mon- DANNY C[JNE GE2 ERAL MANAGI tgomery worked hard this week, repotting our out- STEVE BOILON EDITOR door plants to preserve them for the winter. Thanks |OJ l Y. ][,AYNE OFFICE MAN&GER to Mr. and Mrs. Bayard Young for plant containers. Mrs. Montgomery has also furnished us with some H lovely dried flower arrangements. Those who helped furnish infor are: Mrs. O'Brine, Ancel Reed, J. Rodney Reed, President and treasurer. Information from the Education. IDEAS FOR ALL The Deer Hunter " Anyone who has bagged a deer knows With palm tips trader Separat your the your a that once the shot is fired and the deer up is down, the thrill of accomplishment subsides and the real work begins-- gutting, dressing, transporting, skin- ning and cooking. If you're not sure about how to han- dle the gutting, for example, the meat could spoil, learn Here are some tips for starting the Bob field dressing: tion chief Put the deer on its back on a fairly Game innards blade so theY ,There's so: smootZ level spot where it will not slide years, ha~ or roll by itself as you work on it, ~ books on Elevate the head slightly. With theMost belly up, the entrails settle in the body cavity below the cut you are about to make. It really doesn't matter which end you start but remember that the rib cage up front holds the hide and mus- table. cle away from the entrails below, and there is much less chance of piercing ste doorsman hunting or techniqueS viscera if you start there. Make the Be first cut into the body cavity immed- from your lately behind the midpoint where the your aext t ribs join together, sonaJ field washable c [~/ pack and '~" your copY i ................"--" paper, just -,, below. ; ........... , GLENVI : There is only one correct way to , 96223 make the belly cut, whether it be up : c~,~otl or down the middle, and that is from : underneath in the body cavity. The : PleaSe Next Wee~: Sweep muscle, tissue, and hide is cut from : "Gam~ below, up through. : each. , 0 the starting slit (several inches) : Name is carefully made through the parted : Address hair at either end into the body cavity, ! stand astride the carcass facing the : direction in which the cut wig he made. .. With knife in one hand, bend over and put the index and second fingers of the free hand through the incision,