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Glenvme Democrat/ Pathfinder Page 4-B October 21, 1976 ,Celebrate the J_u00. 4thfe "e00on November 2n& Vote. the Bicentennial You won't need the "new math" to figure out the advantages of these Metropolitan fixed income annuities which can provide teachers and others who are qualified with a monthly income as long as they live. Metropolitan annuities are especially attractive to teachers and other employees of public schools and to employees of most non-profit charitable, educational scientific, literary and religious organizations because of special Federal income tax Drvisions. Call today. HUNTER B. BEALL, JR. 813 Grand Central Avenue Vienna, W.Va. 26106 Office: (304) 295-4561 Residence (304) 295-5353 0 N00tropolitan When: the Ibtur00 is now Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. N.Y., N.Y. 4eooooeeeoee Meet your candidates Editor's Note: In this week's issue of the Democrat/Pathfinder we have provid- ed a forum for all local candidates for political office to answer questions we submitted to them in order to help familarize you with them. We asked them to answer the following questions: 1] Why are you a candidate for this office? 2] What do you feel are your qualifications for this office? 3] [Incumbents only] What do you feel has been your major accomplishment? 4] [Challengers only] What would you do differently than the incumbent? The rest of the candidates have elected to submit their answers in next week's issue. This is one in a series of replies to questions being asked by our custo- mers. Answering is Harry F. Wyne, local representa- tive in Gassaway. v Ronald J. Gregory Republicant House of Delegates. {1) I seek election to the House of Delegates because I believe that the citizens of the district deserve a representative in Charleston who will carefully consider their situations and dires before casting votes in their behalf. I would simply like to have the opportunity to show the people of this Straight Ansvvers From Your Power Company How can I tell how much electricity I use? Let's read another meter. As in the last example, the pointer, on the dial to the ex- treme left in the illustration below seems to point to eight. But in this case, the pointer on the next dial tO the right is just starting revolution. So the poifiter in question to the left has just passed the number eight'. The correct reading is 8125, not 7125. Now, why don't you try your hand at read- ing a meter. Remember to record the num- ber each pointer has just passed. Here's an easy one: Correct reading: 98g'9 This one isn't quite so easy: @@@ Correct reading: 8tg'L 8 This one's not so hard: Correct reading: L'L Now that you know how to read a meter, you may want to use this knowledge to help conserve on your use of electricity. For ex- ample, read your electric meter at about the same time every day: Subtract yesterday's reading from today's. This is the amount of electricity used during the last 24 hours. Compare today's kilowatt-hour use with yesterday's--or with use for th'same day last week. Jot down reasons for the differ- ence. After a few weeks, a study like this will help identify which family activities use the most electricity. Then it's up to the family to decide which activities to elim- inate or curtail. ANSWER: This information is available to you from your electric meter. That's the same source of information we use in preparing your electric bill. To read your meter, read each dial sepa- rately from right to left, and put down the figures in the same order--from right to left. Start with the right-hand dial, and mark down for each dial the number the pointer has just passed. Counter. clockwise counter, clockwise clockwise clockwise 1876 The correct reading above is 4235 kwh. (If you have a five-dial meter, you'll have five figures to work with.) Now let's try a more difficult reading-- when the pointer on one of the dials is so near to a number that it seems to point di- rectly to it. When that happens, how do you know whether the pointer has just passed the number or is just approaching it? Check the next dial to the right to answer this question and get the correct reading. For example: In the illustration below, the poier on the left-hand dial seems to point to eight. But since the pointer on the next dial to the right is near the end but has not yet com- pleted its revolution, the hand in question to the left has not yet reached the number eight. The number it has just passed is seven. So the correct reading is 7831, not 8831. @@@@ Monongahela Power Part of the Allegheny Power System district what can be done in this area. I would like to serve every citizen. {2} I feel that the fact that my wife and I have lived in three of the four counties in the district, and have worked in all four, is my greatest qualification for election to this office. I know and understand the feelings of our people. My work for the West Virginia "Hillbilly," and our operation of stores in Sutton and Glenville has afforded me the opportunity to come in contact with the divergent groups of people within our district. I helieve that I can feel the emotions and desires of our young people, our aged, our rich and our poor. I feel that this is a prime qualification--I can REPRESENT the majority of our people. (4} First of all, I would make myself available to all of the people of the district through regular meetings in each county and through the use of a toll-free telephone which I would have installed in my home. I feel that this would assist me in representing the maiority of our citizens. I believe that my opponents, Mr. Burke in particular, have lost contact with the public in these four counties. I fear that Mr. Burke has allowed his position on the House Finance Committee to influence his voting on key legislation. He has, in my opinion, come to think of himself as an official who must represent the entire state, as may be seen by his strong support for dog racing and other items which are of little concern to this district. If he desires to serve a statewide constituency, including the gambling interests in Wheeling and the eastern panhandle, I strongly suggest that Mr. Burke seek election to the office of Governor or United States Senator. These are positions in which he could continue his present pattern of positions and perhaps justify his actions. On specific legislatiou, I believe that the record will show that both delegates have forgotten the common man and have goue on far too many occasions with the special interest groups. Taking only the 1976 regular session, each man favored an amendment to FIB 750 which would have required a $5 fee to be paid for the opportunity to sign a public Horse Show Oct. 31, 1976 at 1 o'clock Dew,On Glenvllle WV official's recall petition. I feel that this is an absurd infringement upon individual fights. They each opposed amendments to HB1643, one of which would have established a low, fixed rate for basic electricity and gas requirements; the other of which would have prohibited utility deposits from being required of new customers who do not have previously overdue bills. Representing our people, many of whom are in the low-income bracket and others who are elderly living on fied incomes, I would have favored both of these amendments. These are but a few of the reasons why I believe that these two men have displayed no feeling for the low-income, "common" man, who makes up the majority of the people of our district. I would like to deliver a "people-oriented" representation, not willing to compromise the welfare of our people for the sake of big corporations and special interest groups. I believe ou people deserve better. I would like the opportunity to prow that it can be done. William R. Sharpe, Jr. Democrat, State Senate Since I began my life in public service 16 years ago, I have based my candidacy on one thing ..... and one thing ouly....that being, the betterment oflife for the cltizeu of West Virlzda. I have continued to run for the State Senate because I truly believe that I can represent the interest and needs of the average West Virginian. I believe that I am qualified to 'serve in the Senate for three basic reasons: (I) My business experience which includes working my way up through the ranks of labor to a managerinl/owner position; (2) My labor background which familiarizes me with the problems and interests of tim average working man; {3) My xteonlmrS;oxperience in the West Virginia Senate. I believe that my greatest accomplishment while serving in the Senate is the respect I have earned Warm Sweaters Cardigans, Pullovers Bright pullovers and cardigans to wear with pants and skirts. 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