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November 7, 1975     The Glenville Democrat
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I A Gilmer Graphics. Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gllmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNWY. WV 26351 Friday, November 7, 1975 title II II i / / W. Va. State t~hamplon 4-H Horticulture team and coaches pack their car for trip to nationals at Mm'row, Sue Burke. Rhonda Flasher, and Tim Ro~. Coach Anne }ones and assistant coach agent. iCH Horticultural Winners of the in August at Wednesday contest at competed with on Saturday On Sunday, of interest treated to a i boat trip to an island in the Gulf of Mexico. Winners will be announced at a later date. Team members making the trip are Sue Burke, daughter of State Delegate and Mrs Bill B. Burke, GlenviUe; Rhonda Flesher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Robert J. Flasher, Troy: Keith Morrow, son of GSC Prof. and Mrs. William H. Morrow, GlenviUe; and Tim Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vinton Robinson, Tanner. They were accompanied by their coach, Mrs. Anne Jones, extension program aide, and VvWU Extension Agent Everett Mason, who helped with the training of the team. Mason is noted for his skill in training land judging teams. For the third consecutive year. he will take a W. Va. team to the national contest in April. Gilmer staduts third is that trash said Mayor lets Lang- the hook. the (PSC} service of cited numerous complaints poor service, on scheduled workers neglect in - filed with the license and cOrapanies such PSC also sets for Langford's COmpanies. acting as up the city's according rQany calls over we had to do said. strays were after the he said. "The city's intention in this matter if better service." said Davidson. "We're not out to punish anyone or put anybody out of business" Davidson said the PSC contacted three days after the comph~mt was filed. PSC officials told him a public hearing could be held to hear complaints. If the situation warranted, PSC officials told Davidson. Langford's license would Jnot be renewed. Since the letter of complaint was filed, however, Langford's service has improved to the point where further investigation is unnecessary, Davidson said. Speeding violations decrease, myor claims City police issued approximately 20 s~ citations the first week in September after employing their new traffic control radar system. Since that spree, citations have fallen off drastically, according to Mayor Delbert L. Davidson. "Once the word got out that we were getting tougher on speeders, the violationscut way hack," said Davidson. "'And contrary to rumors, no citations were issued unless the person was driving 11 or more miles per hour over the limit." f W/Mew Psistis| Five Gilmer County H. S. art students designed and painted a multi-colored Halloween window theme at Kaplan's Store in We3ton ~a~t tober 2S to take third place in Weston Board of Trade's Window "Painting Contest. Winners of a third place plaque for the high school were Donna Dobbins, Terri Blau, Kent Woofter. Christine Alltop and Kathy McCartney. All are students of Art Instructor Anna Jean Rogucki. Students from Buckhannon-Up- shur H. S. took first place with their holiday theme at S~lty Shop Second place went to Braxton County H. S. and their window painting at Murphy's. Five schools participated in this Halloween contest, sponsored by all downtown merchants of the Board of Trade. "The students worked it out themselves," said Mrs. Rogucki. "They worked on the window from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. that Saturday and came up with a multi-colored theme of a witch stirring her brew." Joe White, manager at Kaplan's, said the contest was a big success. He said it should become an annual affair. Powdered tempera paint was fur- nished to the students by the Board of Trade, he said. It's HUD Grant pre-application time. again. Last year, city and county officials found out about the federal community development grants just 45 days before pre-application deadline. They had to scamper to submit three separate proposals-one apiece for Glenville, Gilmer County, and Sand Fork. Officials this year have been allowed only 30 days to make pre-application for grants up to $500,000. To complicate matters, HbT) (Housing and Urban Development Agency) says they will give primary consideration to proposals which are jointly prepared by local units of government Last Year, three pre~applica- tions-prepared swiftly but in pains- taking fashion by Dr. Ron Burke and the County Planning Commission {CPC}-were rejected by HUD, which had allocated nearly $5 million to West Virginia. Area officials subsequently com- plained to HUD, claiming that federal officials did not give adequate consideration to the three local emergency services proposals. Giving in to demands for further reconsidera- tion and embarrassed by voluminous criticism, Hb~ invited the three units of government to re-apply. Only Glenvi~e's project-a $499,500 application for water and sewer services-was sent to HUD. The federal agency partially funded that program last summer, giving $155,000 for construction of a new 300,000 gallon city water tank. The other proposals-S439,800 for a county-wide firefighting and ambulance service, and $485,300 for a Sand Fork sewer line collection system-were not sent for considera- tion. At present, local officials have only until November 30 to submit pre-applications, knowing that HUD would like to see only one-a proiect proposal which would benefit all three units of government. "We have 30 days to come up with a county-wide project, design a pre application, have two public meetings to discuss it, and write it up," said Dr. Burke. CPC secretary. "HUD just released copies of the grant guidelines," he complained. "They appear to have no appreciation for what's involved on the local level. I question their timing." As it appears now, all three units of government will make separate application for federal funds, accord- ing to Burke. "We may have time to tie together a county-wide proposal for fire-fighting services and recreation," he said. I The grant program is referred to as the Discretionary Grant Program in HUD literature. West Virginia is allocated $5.09 million, similar to last year. HUD claims the program will last for three more years. One difference in the program, however, is that communities which have had pre- applications rejected will not be allowed to re-apply. This apparently means that HUE) will tighten up their review procedures. HUD also seems to be encoura~ local units of government to put their heads together and come up with proposals that would have an all-encompassing impact. All pre-appflcations must submitted to Region VII Planning and Development Council in Buckhannon and, simultaneously, to the Governor's Office of Federal-State Relations bY ...... November 30, according to grant guidelines. After a 30-day review period, the pre-applications will be forwarded to HUD's Pittsburgh office. Within 20 days after December 31, HUD respond to the prwapplications by asking for full applications (approval) or by rejecting the proposal, Ideas for a local proposal will be discussed this week. according to Burke. ~ ii~ teachers m~tings Weekend and pay teachers. advanced bills for to allocate reported of 25 Tha bills when this D-Gilmer, Finance that the Association with the !the teachers' expected to after the also said a tax budget Lewis the tea- chance from food. President of of County Associa- tion) here said all five area schools were represented in Charleston. Teachers attending the meetings and participating in a rally at Laidley Field and a subsequent march to the Capitol were: Mrs. ]ames, Georgia P. McCartney, Bobby Frame, Anne Gerstner, Lenita Reale, Damon West, Mary Jo Cunningham, Kimberly Jones, Pat Downey, David Ellison and Deborah L. Ellison. Statehouse regulars in Charleston admitted they had never seen anything like the march of teachers from 55 counties on the Capitol. Conservative estimates of the crowd size ranged from 6,500 to 8.000 teacher. They were demanding an immediate $700 salary increase. In January, they plan to ask for a hike of $1.800. "The march and conference with legislators in Charleston was very effective," said Mrs. James. "Com- ments by our state education leaders were very professional." One of the leaders, Catherine Smith, president of the State Association of Classroom Teachers, was author of a resolution approved by the association's executive committee warning teachers that strikes are illegal and a violation of their contracts. "I don't think our teachers are inclined to strike for salary increases," said Mrs. James. "But I am certain that the majority of the teachers in Gilmer County are in favor of salary increases." After the march on the Capitol, WVEA president Charles Moses told the gathered teachers that lawmakers had agreed to hold a public meeting on the salary bill. Mrs. James said the Gilmer County contingent divided up and attended meetings with Senate and House members. Gilmer County teachers are among the state's lowest paid, according to the WVEA. A beginning teacher with a bachelor's degree here is paid $7,055, only $60 above the lowest ranking counties. Gilmer County supplements teachers' pay at the county level by $100 a year. Marshall County pays teachers $9,255 for performing the same services and holding a similar degree, according to WVEA's Research and Accounting Division. Their county supplement is $2,300 a year. The WVEA also said that West Virginia ranks 49th in the nation in teacher pay based on number of days taught and annual salary. Only Arkansas ranks below West Virginia, according to WVEA. HOMECOMING AT GILMER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL - was a success fzom tim sunny parade to victory over Lum~ in afternoon grid co~stest. Featured in parade were various floats, the Titan Marching Band, cheerleaders, Parade Marshall Jesse E. Boll Jr., former C,(3tS principal, and Homecoming Queen Slmila Stump and her court. ~y isenha_,q braved cool temperatures to ride down Main St. as Titan. Drmmner lee H_tckman kept both hands plenty busy prov4din| music for high-stepping ma}orettes and fla$ bearers. For related sports stury, He page 4. For additional photos of (~een and princesses plus a few extras, please see page 10. / /