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8 The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder October 30. 1975 (Continued from Page 1) Boy, I just happened to have the money for him. I felt like a Rockefeller then." Boom times for the Conrads began when World War II broke out. And they've enjoyed prosperity ever since. Jack, their so~, left a promising teaching and administrative career in 1974 when Leland became ill. The elder Conrad had worked 40 years," seven days-a-week without suffering a serious illness. But, Finally, the heavy toil took its toll. "I just couldn't go on," he said. Leland~ who is now 75, took an entire year off to rest. but still puts in a good day's work in the kitchen and driving a cab. HaUie. 73, is not allowed to work in the restaurant as in the pest because of illness, too. That puts the burden of maintaining the family business on Jack and daughter Madelyn. "Jack came to the rescue and now puts in long hours at the restaurant and hotel," said HaUie. "Many people don't realize it, but Jack was an assistant principal at Morgantown High School for 12 years and was a counselor 0f students at Fairmont High School for 13 years," said Hallie. Jack has a ba Lor's degree and master's degree from West Virginia University in counseling and guidance. Madelyn, who is married to William M. Kidd, judge of the 14th Judicial Circuit, shares management responsibilities with Jack, even though registered in many ways by their loyal customers. Just listen in some morning, noon, or dinnertime. And enjoy. The Conrads expect you to. New slide film she lives in Gassaway. She was also in describes rural education, teaching for seven years in -- ,r ,a'velo'men Braxton County schools. She is certified in three areas: English. French and Mathematics. "We've also got four grandchil- dren, three of whom are married, and three great-grandchildren with, hope- fully, several mQre on the way," Halite laughed. For all their business success and their immense popularity in Gilmer and neighboring counties, the hard-work- ing Conrads are ready to retire and sell the business. "Jack wants to return to his career in education and we want to quit for good," said Hallie. "All we're looking for is a buyer who can handle the business." Conrad's has been known in these parts for many years for their fine, hearty food at most reasonable prices a rare treat in these days of convenience foods and skyrocketing prices. As a small gesture of respect. City Council named the once-muddy street in front of their business Conrad Court. But every-day appreciation is ~l ~~~~~11 I IIII H IIII Techniques for improving the quality of rural life are described in a ll-minute color slide presentation and filmstrip produced by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The narrated presentation is called "Rural Building: A Better Way." It shows how " a hypothetical community uses the Rural Develop- ment Act of 1972 and other legislation to upgrade itself in the areas of human and economic development, community facilities, and environmental improve- ment. No one community is likely to use all of the techniques employed in the show. They are used in the presentation to demonstrate what is possible through the more than 500 federal programs available to rural communities, according to USDA's Rural Development Service. Copies of the 103-slide set can be purchased from the Photography Division, Office of Communication, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Wash- ington, D. C. 20250. IIIIII III I I I LB The ark may have been a bit crowded, but Noah had the right idea: someone has to save the wildlife. Although the biblical story's original intent probably was not ecological, it, nevertheless, has implications for the conservation- minded. For example: make your own yard into a 20th century ark and bring into it "'Two of every living thing." Such a notion is not so absurd as it seems, according to a current movement by the American Associa- tion of Nurserymen which encourages readers to "invite wildlife into your own backyard.'" The chain of interdependence between wildlife and plant life is such that the management of vegetation in a given territory can control, to a great extent, the kind and quantity of the wild forest creatures. The presence of beech or white oak trees, for example, will offer nuts that attract squirrels and songbirds, while elderberry bushes provide flowers for butterflies and ground- cover where ma~m~als and reptiles may hide to reproduce. By the same token, if the plant life were removed these creatures would be forced to relocate. The ecological balance, which nature effectively manages if left to its own devices, is subject to human manipulation and, can pro,4de three basic elements - cover, in the form of plant life, and food and water. By careful tending, you will have birds visiting you year 'round. Now that the threat to the environment is approaching flood stage, it seems that only the most sweeping of measures is relevant. Thus the question persists: what can one person do? You can take such measures as those suggested here and become partners with nature in improving the quality and beauty of the environment, and doing so where it matters most to you - in your own backyard. 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