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2 The Glenvme Democrat/ Pathfinder October 27, 1977 i i Editorials & Comments I III I Things are looking Up for us There continue to be all kinds of good signs for Glenville and Gilmer County. We can only hope that all of the good indications will become reality and we will all be able to enjoy the benefits. We applaud the action taken by various groups within the county to get a swimming pool constructed at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. Despite the few remarks we have heard-and expected to hear-that, "We already have a pool at the college," and, "What about the pool at the park?" we are optimistic that good sense and cooperation will prevail and the pool will be constructed at the Recreation Center. We say this with all respect to the institutions and individuals involved at the two other locations discussed. As with the Robert F. Kidd Library at Glenville State College, the college pool is not designed to provide for the needs of every citizen in the county. Of course, it will continue to function as it presently does and will provide the only indoor swimming facility we have. ,In that capacity, it will serve the college community and the local community as it always has. The staff at GSC has, as we have said before, been tremendously helpful and considerate of the needs of our county when planning use for their facilities. We again thank them for the consideration shown, and know that many of them will welcome the new pool just as we do. As far as the pool at Cedar Creek State Park is concerned, it too will continue to serve its purpose. In fact, work is underway to renovate the pool at the park and we expect it will be used even more extensively next summer than it has been in the past. Still, in spite of all this, surely most people realize that we need the new swimming pool to provide more and better recreational facilities for our people. How often we hear the cry, "If only there was something to do." The pool will help provide a little "something to do." Additionally, we can only keep our fingers crossed that all will work well and the Senior Citizens of Gilmer County will get an adequate building and facility for their various meetings and et togethers ..... =, ...... - . , , "4' It seems the Senior Citizens are virtually htt of getting new building with federal funding, arid we hope the money will be used wisely to get the most for the money expened. As we said in the beginning, things continue to look good for Gilmer County. Let's keep working to make sure our plans work, and we get the things we need for our people. TIII I I I Letters II III I Questions concerning Medical Center To The Editor: Friday I received a letter from the Medical Center that all money due to them was to be paid bv September 30. It stated that Dr. Kiehl was operating her own private practice. I was under the impression that she was going to work under the Grant program. I was later informed that she was under the program but only worked two weeks and decided against it. Dr. Kiehl later met with the board and they agreed to rent her space in the Medical Center. If Dr. Kiehl signed an agreement to work under the program I think she should be held to it. Dr. Kiehl is a pediatrician, and probably a very good one, But Gilmer County has a majority of Senior Citizens and I really don't think their need can be satisfied. I also think the people should be informed and not find out about what's happening in a brief letter. Surelv the Administration knew about Dr. Kiehl's change of mind but didn't inform the public. Why was the Medical Center built? Wasn't it for the benefit of the people? Will Gilmer County still receive the Grant or lose it because we don't have a doctor under the program? How long did Dr. Kiehl lease office space? ls she under contract or will she iust some day decide she wants to leave? Then where will we be? If we lose the Grant then we couldn't even offer that to another doctor. Ron Belmont Troy EDFFOR'S NOTE-In reference to Mr. Belmont's letter, we would direct your attention to an article on page one of this issue in which we feel most of the questions asked in this letter are answered. We would point out, with due respect to all concerned, that we have had the letter for some time and have investigated as extensively as possible each item mentioned. We hope that the article on page one will answer the questions that have been raised not only in this letter, but by individuals who have discussed these matters with us personally. I I II IIII I Published Every Thursday ByGILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING. INC. At 109 E. Main St. Glenville. WV 28361 Phone 462-7309 Second-Class postage paid at Glenville and at additional niling offices Subscription price 6.B0 tax included in Gilmor County:, other West Virginia residents #6.00 tax included. Out of state subscriptiorm $7.00. Cannot accept subscription for lass than 6 months. (ALL PRICES EFFECTIVE FEB. 1st, 1976.) ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRESIDENT/PUBMsHER RON GREGORY EDITOR JOAN LAYNE OFFICE MANAGER II - -Ill -- Ill li lillll ......... L-- Column One I, oh, just wanted to say, oh, that. ah...I think there are a good many extra "ah's" being used by people these days and I find myself falling into the same habit. I assume everyone knows what I am concerned with. It seems to me that public speakers, officials and just ordinary folk inject those "ah's" and long pauses into their conversation more these days than ever before. It would be impossible for me to decide exactly where the whole thing began. I do recall a time. though, when one listened to a political speech and was impressed because the candidate or party dignitary had something to say and got it said in as smooth a fashion as possible. Specifically, it is not difficult for most of us to recollect the 1960 "Great Debates" between then-Vice President Richard M. Nixon and then-Senator John F. Kennedy. In those debates, the former Vice President lost points according to the experts because of his general appearance and because of the fact that he did not speak as eloquently as his opponent. As I recall, the late President Kennedy did not stutter, stammer or "oh" his way through his remarks concerning any subiect before him. He was obviously well-prepared, and his preparation helped him "win" the debates and the Presidency. Another example came in 1964 when former Governor Cecil H. Underwood debated Hullett C. Smith. Underwood did not win that election, as everyone knows, but he dramatically "won" the debate. I even remember commentators chided the new Governor ,mith later because they said when they asked his name in the debate, he paused, glanced at a piece of paper, and responded. "" In the example of Governor Smith. the thing was not so obvious as the Capitol reporters made it seem. but it was fairly clear that Underwood was the better speaker of the two. I suspect that even my friend, former Governor Smith, would agree with my statement. I would also make it clear that the speaking ability of the two men had absolutely nothing to do with which man made the better Governor. In any case. it does bother me that there seems to be an epidemic whereby we must add those pauses (and they don't refresh} and "ah's" to our comments. In general, ask the man on the street about the weather today and you get no quick, simple response. Usually he'll stare blankly into space, look at the sky for 45 seconds, and then say, "I, oh. feel. oh. that it. oh. will probably, oh. be a nice day. oh. but I don't know. oh. what the. oh. weather, oh, man. has to say, oh. about it." Bringing former President Nixon back into the picture. I'm not certain that most of the whole affair didn't start right after his first televised appearance with David Frost. If you saw the program, you may remember that there were several times when the former President seemed surprised by questions Frost put to him. I'm not sure he was ever surprised by any of the questions, and I have no idea why he would have been. but he definitely appeared to be quite upset at times with regard to the questioning. On those occasions, President Nixon would give a blank stare into space, wipe his upper lip {nothing by Ron new, he always did that anvwav}. to say. "Well. oh, when taken in that would say. oh. that. oh. I did net. oh. do, considered, oh, to be the wrong, oh. time." Perhaps it just didn't dawn on me people do the same thin until the former did it, but it seems to me that I've been with increased regularity ever since. I will have to admit that the ]on "oh" give somethin of the idea that one great deal of thinking concernin topic of conversation may be. but it dense me that we have to o into the act every discuss something. So. oh. I just. oh. thought, oh. I might these thoughts, oh. alon to you. oh. so could consider them. oh. and the next someone asks. oh. your opinion, oh. able. oh, to give it. oh. to them, oh. with of pauses and lots of. oh. ah's. NOTE-I have marked the larin, page one of last week's paper with a mark to constantly remind me that I did it. involved regarded the appointin of the Relations Director at Glenville State the mistake was entirely mine. A line in was omitted in favor of a line from causing the entire first para,raph n .no sense. I am starin at the mi,take and. while I won't promise it will again. I will promise I will try to keep thing from happening aain. Under The Dome by Tom Gee. Jay Rockefeller has bared his pocketbook and told us he is worth $19.7 million. A growing number of West Virginians think he may be worth far less-as a governor. On a more serious note. the myriad of information made public by the governor last week gives most West Virginians more detail than they could possibly want to know about the financial affairs of a millionaire, We now know that Rockefeller had taxable income of $544.339 last year, all of it from dividends, interest, etc. and none from wages or salary. We know he had income of $651,168 in 1975 and $524.963 in 1974. We know Gov. Rockefeller has a home and farm Rockefeller lists a mere $200 in political contributions on his 1976 federal income tax return. Yet in Logan County alone during the 1976 primary. the following political contributions were listed on statements filed in the Secretary of State's office: * Mike Hill, Democratic candidate for House of Delegates, $5.000 contribution from John D. Rockefeller IV, 1515 Barberry Lane, Charleston on May 5. 1976. * Ralph Grimmett. Democratic candidate for sheriff. $5,000 contribution from John D. Rockefeller IV. 1515 Barberry Lane. Charleston, on May 5, 1976. * Robert Browning, Democratic candidate for magistrate. $5.000 contribution from John D. Rockefeller IV. 1515 Barberry Lane. Charleston on Queen also listed a $5,000 Sharon P. Rockefeller. 1515 Charleston. on May 8, 1976. The 1976 return made public by Rockefeller joint return for both he and Mrs. This amounts to a total of $45.000 county for the primarv election statements filed in the Secretary of also indicate that Rockefeller the campaign of Albert Falvo who was assessor in McDowell County. After so meticulously listing his, donations in 1975, right down to a $12.50 located o1I WeSley Chapel Road in th G reenbank May 5 1976. Cabell Huntington Hospital in Dmtrict of Pocahontas County,. valued t $$,381 ,2. :' i ::. Ervir-' S'.' m:" Deffl'6cl, fiOW.;zl:$qall for the purposes He has another home located at 1515 Barry Lane county commissioner. $5,000 contribution from John governor didn't overlook at leat in Charleston, valued at $520,678: Yet, West D. Rockefeller IV, 1515 Barberry Lane. Charleston. contribution. The Internal Revenue St Virginia voters have granted him rent-free residence at 1716 Kanawha Boulevard E. in the governor's mansion. It must be comforting to Rockefeller to know that even if there were no stock dividends or interest earnings next year. he is still in the enviable position of being able to borrow $650,000 from his father, which he did June 20. 1977, according to the statment of net worth, It is a jolt to see his statement of net worth on one line reflect a $500 membership bond in the Charleston Tennis Club and on the very next line summarily list investments totaling $7,143.689. But the governor's fiscal disclosures raise as many questions as it answers. Consider the fact that on May 8. 1976 * Naaman |. Aldredge. Democratic candidate for circuit judge, $5,000 contribution from John D. Rockefeller IV, Charleston. on May 5, 1976. * Andy Sos. Democratic candidate for magistrate. $5.000 contribution from John {Icy} Rockefeller IV, Charleston. on May 1. 1976. * Mrs. Amos Doss. Democratic candidate for assessor. $5.000 contribution from John D. Rockefeller IV. 923 Charleston National Plaza. on May 5. 1976. * Jimmy Vance, Democratic candidate for House of Delegates. $5,000 contribution from John D. Rockefeller IV, 1515 Barberry Lane. Charleston. on May 5, 1976. allows $200 in deductions for political Despite his meager earnings of year. Rockefeller was able to contribute to his primary and general election according to statements filed by his committees. If he is only worth $19.7 apparently was willing to invest more cent of that total wealth to capture his political prize. And he was willing to ten per cent of his 1976 taxable, inc county's primary election for other 4-H Clover Line by Roma It certainly was great to see so many smiling faces at the Recreation Center this past Wednesday evening for the Annual 4-H Achievement Banquet. I had a great time: the food was yummy and the "company" superb! I'm sure that you will agree with me in each case. This was the first time for this activity to be held as a "family affair."'I think it worked out great! It was good to observe as many Morns. Dads. Sisters and Brothers of 4-H'ers having such a super time together. Let's do it again next year! The Gilmer County Extension Homemakers did a real find job decorating the facility as Well as with the food items they provided. This group of homemakers donates a great deal of time. energy and money to this event each year. For this and all the other means of support they provide throughout the year. those of us associated with the 4-H Program of Youth Development in Gilmer County are most appreciative. Approximately one-hundred 4-H awards were distributed at this year's achievement banquet. There are achievement awards available in nearly every proiect area 4-H has to offer. As you work through your projects and participate in your club work this year. remember the 4-H motto. "To Make The Best Better." Even though you may have received an award for your 1977 work. continue to put your best foot forward and work toward greater achievement and success during this enrollment year. Nothing would make me any happier than to see both some new faces and old faces come front and center to receive awards next year at this event. *'k**** I am currently attempting to organize 4-H clubs in the Tanner, Shock, and Cedarville areas of Gilmer County. If you would be interested in ioining one of these clubs, or if you would like to assist with one of these clubs, please contact the extension office at 462-7061. Remember, don't let the best you have ever done become the standard for the rest of your life. ****** The Horticulture Team. Jan Willard Wright and Fran Davis. is weekend with County Agent Everett Team Coach Anne Jones to Carolina. for the 1977 National Junior Convention. This team is the West entry in the Horticulture Team conducted as part" of the Convention. Traveling along with them Thrasher. who will represent Mountain State in the horticulture pr presentation competition also Convention. Best of luck to all these youths a have a great time. a safe trip. worthwhile educational experience! HortShorts by Mary Ross and Many people like dried flower arrangements but are disappointed at the sight of the price tag on one in the store. Even the materials to do it yourself are often expensive. However, if you are determined to have a dried flower arrangement. there is a less expensive alternative. Use materials from nature! Many so called weeds and native plants make attractive flower arrangements. Some common plants used in the "upside down" method of drying flowers include baby's breath, butterfly weed, cattail, dock. goldenrod, ironweed, ice pye weed. marigold. pokeberry, wild onion. Queen Ann's lace and yarrow. Collect the flowers just after they have opened. Strip them of all of the leaves. Later you can add ferns and other green material to "fill in" the arrangement. Wrap small bunches of flowers together at the bottom of the stems with a rubberband or short length of string. Turn the flowers upside down and hang them from a cord you have strung across a dim. dry room. Be sure the flower heads are not touching to insure rapid drng. Leave the plants hanging for approximately two to three weeks until they have dried. To store dried materials for future use, place them gently in a box in a dark, dry area. This will help protect against rotting, sl Try the do-it-yourself arranging-it's inexpensive and rev The newspaper cannot responsibility for the expressed in the letters columns that are pages. The views not the views of the the publication.