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2 The Glenville Democrat/PathfinderThuraday, Nov~ml0mr 7, 1975 . by Jim Jacobs The recent phony bomb scare at GSC was not only an example of doltish behavior on the part of the perpetrator, it was also an extremely dangerous enterprise. Luckily, students only had to stand in the night for two hours outside Louis Bennett Hall, sl .'vering in their bedclothes, while volunteer firefighters risked life and limb searching for an imaginary bomb. : We shudder to think what might have happened ff there had really been a bomb. But merely the reat of live explosives in a college dorm might have sparked panic. Firefighters racing to the scene might have been injured. The threat itself constituted a tremendous jeopardy for the well being of GSC students. Incidents like this rarely turn up a culprit. The fool is probably still sniggering over his version of a prank. But if the malefactor is discovered, he should be severely punished. m 8 I. Ir skl k. Ammmr wasn't too long ago when deceptive sales tactiIcts could be used on unsuspecting West Virginia : consumers without any real fear of prosecution. ili Adequate laws simply were lacking. Even as late as spring of 1974 a Raleigh County ;couple purchased what they thought was a new sewing roaching. When it broke down a few days later, a repairman had to inform them they were : owners of a reconditioned two-year-old machine. At that time, there was little they could do, but te iay, businesses can not represent a product as new if it has been reconditioned, used, altered or is i second-hand. Putting it another way, ff a consumer misled, misrepresented or deceived in a i !trausaction, help is now available from the comparatively new West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act. of the common deceptions covered by the I act is called "bait and switch" and goes something this: A store advertises a product at an unusually low price. When a consumer attempts to purchase ! the item, a salesperson intentionally steers him away from the cheaper item, offering a supposedly better product costing "only a few dollars more," The consumeer has been "baited" into the store and liberately "switched" to a more expensive i Another deceptive sales tactic has the same purpose-to draw the consumer into a store. This gim ck, known as "phony sales," has several For instance, an advertisement mightread ii' "going out of business sale" with great reductions on all merchandise. Quite often, the so-called reductions represent overinflated prices which have been cut to reasonable levels. After two or three !i? weeks, you notice the store is still advertising "going out of business" sales, and several weeks later it's still going out of business. Some merchants have even advertised "fire sales" although no fire actually occurred at the place of business. Such phony sales, or those which make false or misleading statements of fact concerning the reasons for price reduction, are now illegal and ishould be reported to the Attorney General's ! -Consumer Protection Division (CPD}. !! Numerous letters to the CPD indicate false or misleading advertising is a major concern of West Virginia consumers and rightly so. It is discouraging to read an advertisement, go to a store and find the item has been sold out. If that happens regularly at the same store, we would like to be informed. An acceptable exception to such a pattern occurs when an advertisement contains such statements as "offer good while supply lasts" or "limitation of quantity." It is also illegal to make false claims about goods or services, including such matters as quality, used, characteristics or endorsements. As I indicated earlier, the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division may be of help ff you have been a victim of questionable sales tactics. Second-Clmm potage peid at Glenville and at ad~tionai mailing offic~ Sub~cdption prtoe $6.00 phm lS oent~ ulm tax in Gilnmr Co~/, other West Virginia rmident~ ~r~80 pttm 17 cm~ts tax. Out of state subscriptions t6.00. Can not subscriptions for less than 6 months. JIM JACOBS ................................... EDITOR JOAN LAYNE ................. CIRCULATION MANAGER An advance man for Alabama Gov. George Wallace said last week that the sullen, bantam polemicist will enter the West Virginia Democratic primary election in 1976, probably against the state's "favorite son," Sen. Robert C. Byrd. The advance man, Mike Tallent, told interviewers in Charleston that Wallace does plan to campaign personally in the state. He also proclaimed: "'West Virginia is composed of working people. And if there's anyone on the national scene today who speaks for and represents the working people, it's got to be Gov. Wallace." Wa ace has always posed as a man of the common people. This political posturing is a southern tradition, even in literature-Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men" is a masterful, slightly veiled biography of Louisiana's Huey Long. And of course, such populist sentiments are proclaimed at political rallies in Gilmer County. from Byrd to Burke. But for Wallace, it's pure bunk. In Alabama, Wallace gave business just about anything it wanted. Labor got nothing. And the world should be familiar by this time with the Wallace attitude toward social benefits. He would, given the chance, enlarge the military esta- blishment. When he last ran for president, his running mate was a well-known advocate of bombing any handy target. Even more tncmFmms is the self-enrichment program Wallace has tied to his candidacy. It permits him to collect personal royalties from sales of campaign medallions bearing his likeness. Last year he pocketed $15,000 from this source. This year he figures to make a lot more. But, more than this, Wallace has never been an idealogue. Unless, of course, you consider his own grim quest for national prominence a philosophy. He has been, first and foremost, for George Wallace, wearing any hat that fit. And he has been especially enthralled with spontaneous folk combustions and popular crises. Daddy Fu= Fobom, Alabama's titan patriarch governor of the 40's and S0's, was eclipsed by Wallace in 1962 with a wolverine savagery that sparked a decade of racial hatred and violence. Folsom campaigned for racial amity during a season of heightened tension on that matter all over the South. Wallace meanwhile struck his sullen stubby pose behind a lecturn in the doorway at the University of Alabama, shouting out with pentecos- Ud fury: "Segregation nowl Segrega- tion tomorrow! Segregation forever!" But times have changed. Ten years after his doorway scene, he crowned a black Homecoming Queen on midfield at the University of Alabama. He appeared bouyantly at a convocation of black mayors in Tuskegee recently, shaking hands with eager little nose-wrinkling grins and winks of cozy conviviality, exchanging a soul spank of the palms with one mayor's four-year-old son. His personal reconstruction, of course, stems from blacks gaining their proportionate heft of the vote since 1962. One of Wailace's most distasteful political rapacities was running the late Lurleen as governor, even though she was shortly to undergo surgery for cancer of the uterus. He ran her because he could not succeed himself. And when she died, Wallace denied her last personal wish for a closed casket and, instead, presented her body for viewing in the rotunda of the capitol building in Montgomery. Shortly 8 erward, Wallace be- gan his first quest for the presidency, in 1968, sustained by the primal energy of the black awake g in America and the subsequent white backfire which combined to produce racial conflagration which sickened most decent people. He never mentioned race out loud. He used all the other issues-law and order, running your own schools, protecting property rights, But he was, in effect, saying: "A nigger's trying to get your job, trying to move into your neighborhood." He spoke to the lowest sentiments in people, talking to them in a kind of shorthand, a kind of code. Almost as if there is some truth to that myth, "what you sow, so ye shall reap," an assassin's bullet appeared to stop him in Maryland in 1972. Alnmst at the point where his demagogue's enterprise was nearly realized, he was cut down, robbed of his particular, albeit venomous, vitality. But his campaig machinery has a ]fie of its own and he seems to be almost a captive candidate, a true shadow of his former dynamic serf. And now that the governorship is no longer available to him, his only chance for glory is the presidency. But now he is dressed and tended and trundled about like a doll, produced only for those carefully- selected and programmed occassions where he appears before orchestra- ted crowds and the television cameras. Then, -when the crowd scatters, he is wheeled off, slumped and blank, and stored to wait for the next appearance. In the last analysis, he is no viable candidate. He is merely keeping himself alive. -- L iiii OPEN LETr Soma time ago a football field improvement project was kicked off in Gilmer County. This project has demmmtrated the principle of cooperation. Through the help of the County C, ommi on, the board of education, the Lions Club. the Jaycees, the Cflmer County Athletic Boosters, and a large number of businesses and individuals, almost enough money has been raised to complete the project. includes a face lift for the lights, enough new bleachers to seat. 1,000 fans, and several smaller items. The cooperation in this project is able, it also demonstrates that through cooperation we can achieve desired goals in the county. If you as an individual are interested in helping the sports program in Gilmer County High School please consider this an invitation to attend our next meeting November 10, at 7:30 P.M. We meet at the High School. Bly Miller To Uttm-: On November 14. 1975, I ahag complete my last day of employment as a rehabilitation counselor in Gilmer County. I want to publicly acknowledge the dedicated cooperation of all the citigens in this community. It is this fine cooperation that has made the many successes of the VR program in Gilmer County. This program was shared with the nation in an article published in the National Rehabilitation Association's kmraxl of itehabilitatloa (July/August 1974}. Gilmer County has once again played a great part in the pioneering spirit of progress in our cotmtry. I wish to express my sincere appreciation for the personal and professional growth I ~have obtained while working here. Dennis Myers, Counselor Cdenville Branch Office |irl.rn Williems This week's little gem is for all you there-male and female-who are confused at and even confused-er after you get home with Meat cuts are either tender or where they come from on the cow {which WAS now a "carcass"}. Usually, the tenderness of the meat will cook it. because some methods suit the meats and some go better with meats that require gum power. In general, you should use dry heat methods broiling, panbrofling, and frying} for {braising, cooking in liquid} for tough stuff. takes longer because softening the connective process. Broil or fry steaks such T-bone, Delmonico, and anything that in the form of a steak. Almost everything else should be roasted the possible exceptions of top round steak broiled or fried) and, of course, ground beef. If you own a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, electric skillet, you can pretty well cope with cuts. If you don't-well, you can work wonders a hunk of meat. a can of mushroom soup. and foil. Guess I'll meat you and your shopping grocery store-sirloin as you can afford to wouldn't rib you!} Arm you glad you didn't chuck article? Gilmer (outy Ca/esdar CAlmer County Athletic Boosters Club meetinl~, of each month, 7:30 p.m. at the High Sdmoi. Monday-l"nursday - Nutrttlom Program at no~, Center, reservatlo~ a day in advance, minim~ Friday, November 7 - Nkwmantown l~emeut~ fall carnival. Doors open at 6 p.m. Quee~ ceremonin 8:30 p.m. today. Novmb r 7 - qm== d Planning and Ceuadl, to public bus mutes, at Senior ClflmM Camter Saturday, November 8- Tanner Elmn ntar begins at 5:30 p.m. Games and c tests Everyone invited. Saturday, November 8 - Cedar Creek Game 4 dinner, begins at 6 p.m. Community Saturday, November 8 Monfldy sinS, Recreation Cater, feaUn4n8 Gb radalres, waltm Family, t - dted Harmmdze , beSi invited. Sunday, November 9 - Gommunlty meetin| to d cu= havre dh am of Spencer Food Seventh nay Adveutlst Church, Arnoidsburs Monday, November 10 - Mee4/ns of the Conrad Rutau~anL All m~m lmtw~m 18 &. 315 ahead. Monday, November 10 - Woman's Ch=b of City HaIL 7:30 p. m. Prolpram: "Rocemt Books Eve Shmdd Know." Monday, November 10 - "A Streetcar Named by Tvnnmume Williams, presented at GSC by Shakespeare Co.. Audi~ st S p. m. Thur~lay, Novmalmr 13 - DAV [Disabled meefln8, P~nams i[~tauraat. 7:30 p. m. Saturday, ~ tS - LKVCB Club moefln| and covered dlah dinnm. Ira. mmsdmrs. Monday, November 17-Ja~ C~art~ Center. Monday, November 17 - Cdhner County Shrkaar~ Restaurant, 6 p. m. Wednesday, November 19 - Puppet i=tm~ after .hod, C= val= rmb t dan invited. Wednesday. November 19 - AAUW [Amm University Women] G nv e branch, babu m., pr am at 8 p. m. Wesley Found ti W.d..day, w. w Festival, I c. =t City HalL 7:30 p. A truety thoughtful gift which continues to the year is a SUBSCRIPTION for a relative hometown newspaper-- THE GLENVILLE DEMOCRART/PA For this Christmas, givea gift of r'-,,=,es. Vouf filled-out coupon below is all we need to thoughtful gift from home is sent for s mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm [ ] IN COUNTY [$5. 15/yr] [ ] [ ] OUT-OF-STATEI$ OO/Yr] [ ] GLENVILLE PATHFINDER [ l llnew [ ] renew# Endosed is my Send this gift subscription to NAME ADDRESS CITY STAir Y SUBSCRIPT/O/# L#~ SIGN GIFT CARD