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@ @ A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLgNVH.I GILMER COUNTY. WV 20351 Frk y, October 31, 17 e Im coached by Sill lobs, captured thek second umNcuflve confereace chuqfimshtp last week, (see related article inside). Pictured here are, first row (l-r) Jeff Barley. Mark Harry, Jeff Selby. Buddy Pegp, Louis Austere, Gerald White, Crais Second row Z(l-r) C barlee Burtoa. lelaK Terry Lilly, John Osborne, Ricky Town_-end, Larry Lilly, Robbte Norman. Third row {l-r} Robert Caytom, lucky Moore, Scott Carney, Mark Yernsworth, Steve Ellyum, Rodney Gene Coccari. Clarke Coccari. //ms to Host Anon/Hol/oweea Party Region VII Calls Bus Route Meeting Hero Moss fined The Lions Club will sponsor their COurt costs last annual Halloween party for all Parkersburg youngsters in Gilmer County on by a Wednesday, October 29 at the Resources Recreation Center beginning at 6:30 to report an p.m. Run near There will be games, plenty of refreshments, and prizes for best conservation costumes in various categories. Prior to Sandra PiercT'S Majors Club from Glenville State College will supervise the river," he recreation. to 7O overnight two workman from a ridge eer the stream Creek. oil holes ina inch-and-a-half apparently the spill to states it is oil spills "I wish he said. leer know what have on Said the spill is County. Fou re Pnrale, &if f mtoa Sheila Stump, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stump Jr., will be crowned Homecoming Queen at at dance this Friday night at Gilmor County H.S. A Homecoming Parade will begin that morning at 10 a.m. and proceed along Main St.. featuring class and club floats, Queen Sheila and her court of class princesses, led by Parade Marshall Jesse E. Bell Jr., former C, CHS principal. Class princesses are: Rosemary Luzader, senior class: Joyce Moyers, junior class; Maria Holgate, sopho- more class; and Melody McHenry, freshman class. Friday afternoon, the Gilmer Titans will host Lumberport in a Homecoming grid contest beginning at 1:15 p.m. Region VII Planning and Develop- ment Council is planning a public meeting in Glenvflle to accept suggestions concerning a proposed bus schedule for a seven-county area including Gilmer County. The meeting will be held at the Senior Citizens Center on Friday, November 7. at 7:30 p.m. The current plan calls for 30 buses to be purchased with federal funds made available through the TRIP program. Initial plans called only for round trip bus routes from Gassaway and Weston to-GlenviUe. ! Views excleoged ou e/ectrk rotes Appearing on this week's editorial page is a letter from Carroll Curry. a spokesman for Monongahela Power Co. It is a response to Lowell Fredin's October 2 letter which appeared in the Democrat/Pathf'mdar criti- cising the high cost of electricity. In addition to Curry's letter, a rebuttal by Fredin to Curry's remarks is also published. See page 2 for the lotters-a continuing of con- troversial rate increases set by private utility firms such as Monongahela. Hallie and Leland Conrad celebrated the beginning of their 5Oth year in the restaurant/hotel/motel business last Thursday (October 23}, coming a long way since their early days when they needed instruction in the art of hamburger making. "We started in 1926 with nine stools and four, small tables," said Leland. "After buying out Okey McCartnoy for $1,100, we were on our own-without knowing a single th'mg about the business." The Conrads sold their 228-acre Dusk Camp farm when they decided to give up farming and try to make it another way. "Hez Greenltef taught us how to make a hamburger sandwich which sold in those days for 10 cents (slice of pie for a nickel, T-bone steak. 50 cents with three side dishes and dessert}." Hallie recalled. Their first restaurant was located on the site of their present establishment, but the surrounding environment was ouite differRnt i, those early days. "A mud street ran in front of the place...boats ran up and down the river nearby...Blair Gainer drove the only taxi to and from Gilmor Station...Charlie Griffith's stable and livery were right across the HalIie and L, dand Conrad Witches and ghosts aren't the only possible dangers awaiting trick or treaters on Halloween night {Thurs- day, Oct. 30 in Glenville}, according to Lee Bochtold, Director of the Governor's Highway Safety Adminis- tration. "The combination of cars, darkness and pedestrians can spell trouble for young trick or treaters. We don't want to spoil anyone's fun. just make motorists and pedestrians aware of the hazards. Last year. 54 people lost their lives walking West Virginia's highways. Already this year, 35 pedestrians have been killed: 8 were under fourteen years old. Halloween is potentially the most dangerous evening of the year for our children and all parents should be aware of this fact," Bochtold emphasLzed. The Director urges parents to follow a set of guidelines for protecting the safety of youngsters who take part in the annual custom of Trick or Treating: ..... Wear light-colored H oween costumes decorated with reflective tape for greater visibility. ..... Do not wear Halloween masks which tend to restrict vision. ..... Use a flashlight after dark. Bochtold also urges children to observe the following basic rules of pedestrian safety on Halloween: (1) Cross streets only at corners, never between parked cars and never diagonally across an intersection; {2} street...they used to grind wheat and corn at a nearby milk" Conrads built up a thrivil~ reputable restaurant busine~ and constructed a 42.room motel beglnnin8 in 1965. They also operate a 64-room hotel adjoining the restaurant. And Leland has operated a taxi service for nearly 30 years. "We built five times on this side of the street over the years," said Leland. "We put this all together like a jipaw pugS. bit by bit." Times were bin, d, however, at the bestuning. "During those Depreuion days, we wore lucky to make $3 a day. Hallie end I worked morning and night, seven days a week, too. Why. in those Depression days, o customer would buy a plain loaf of bread down the street and come here to eat it, wuhed down with an occessional five.cent cup of coffee or just water." But the Conrads continued doggedly, working very hard, picking up recipes along the way. improving their menu as best they could. "We served the first hot does in Glanvll and the first graham cracker pie," Hallie recalled. "Leland paid $40 for one recipe for chfl/on hotdop. Of course, purchasing food in those days was a bit easier. The Conrads didn't have to rely on out-of-town wholesalers. "We dealt primarily with local people. There were butcher shops {Tom Brannon and Earl Bennett and John Shuman) here and we could buy our produce lecalb/. We made our own bread and muffins, too," Leland said. "It was a dlffmrmt wm4d in those days," said LMand. "Why, there was a fellow over where the Hamric Ieweh.y Store now is located, looking for somebody to change a $10 bill. He couldn't get it until I happened alon_8. Continued on Page 6) Look in all directions before crossing the street; (3) Watch for and obey all traffic lights: (4) Walk, never run across the street; (S) Walk on "tin sidewalk or at the extreme left hand side of the street facin8 traffic; {6) Wait on the curb, not on the straet.i until the way is clear to cross. Mr. Bochtold had words of advice for motorists, too. He cautioned drivers to be on the alert for excited youngsters in the late afternoon and evening of Trick or Treat night and Halloween. "If we all do our part and follow common sense rules of safety, this Halloween will be an enjoyable and safe holiday for the children of West Virginia," Bechtold conclude. to raise for traveling H.S. 8o88on by a Capitol in "r'dan band. at the Robert C. day after Day received at "There around it.' 11-1s} the Titan in the arrived for a Severed a were music; in that "But People and That the by as the tho in Titans in parade competition at the Point Pleasant Bemd-O-Rama. The Titans were the smallest bend represented, according to Bornhouee. On September 27, the Titans participated in a TriState Marching Band Festival at Marshall University's Fairfield Stadium. Huntington. They placed third among 12 bands in their class, as did the majorettes. Bands competing in the festival were from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Playing away from home means staying in hotels. Does that present a problem for Barnhouee? "I heard some rumors that the kids were wild and carrying on at the Holkiav Inn in Huntington, but I called the manager when we returned and he said, on the contrary, they behaved very well and the Inn would be very happy to host them on a return trip," said Barnhouse. Financing the band trips is purely a student and Band Booster responsibility. couW rash Sch Mard g S. I pictur here pm4m g at haUMme durtn| Perorate' Day at Hays Clty last week" "During the 1968-69 school year, the Boosters purchased band uniforms at a cost of approximately $9,800)' said Barnhouse. "The Board of Education, in their limi4ed budget, provides approximately $2,000 a year towards purchase of instruments. But the kids and their parents pay for many of the instruments. During Walkathon on October 4, the youngsters raised $1,000. They raised another $1,000 on their own selling homemade ice cream on the steps of the pharmacy during the W. Va. State Folk Festival. We've also received approximately $500 in contributions from area businesses. And the bandsmen raise additional money on smaller fund-raising projects." Bernlmuse receives invitations to band competitions and festivals early in the school year. "I try to pick those which our style goes with and which will challenge the players-chaUengo them but not discourage them." said Barnhouse. Bsndsmn have cempetod in u m ral umwe this seama and, at invitation of nob, C. Byrd {n.w. Vs.} en ,top. d natlou's The Titan band has participated in fewer competitions this year than in previous years ~tse nearly half the band is made up of freshman. Barnhouse says he sclmdulem tripe and performances to stimulate an interest in performiug and to allow the CAlmer bandsmen an opportunity to observe other groups. There are also 50 students participating in concert band and Barnhouse hopes to see 65-70 students out for marching band next year. The Titan bend dkeetm, is a man. He teaches band, music theory, and music history each afternoon at the high school, and instructs instrumental work and band leeemm,at all four elementary schools in the county, He is a graduate of Ripley Hish School where he wa# a student band director. Barnhouse then attended GSC, where he majored in piano and was the Pioneer drum major for thx s years. Bornhonse says that high school bands in West Virginia are rapidly tmprovtn~ in comparison to school hands from neighboring statee.If hard work is any measuring stick, the yott Gflmer County H. S. marching band should be ranked near the top in the very near future. continued on page'll Trk m.