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November 11, 1976

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2 The Glenvllle Democrat/ Pathfinder November II, 19/6 Adoption plan needed Jay Rockefeller kept telling us to elect him governor and he'd fix our roads. Admittedly, he was usually referring to secondary road repairs, however, the orphaned roads of our state present a growing problem which we think deserve our new governor's attention. The story on page one of this week's issue is a case in point. The state has told the residents of Bennett Hollow that they {the state) do not own the road, simply because it doesn't appear on their maps after 1933. At that time someone arbitrarily decided that the road was abandoned. However, it was maintained by the state until at least 1956. There was never any official order from the Commissioner of the Department of Highways to abandon the road. Examples of arbitrary road maintenance procedures abound in this state. We urge our new governor and our legislators to come up with an orphan roads policy which will deal consistently with the problem. If a road is to be abandoned, let's have a definite order to that effect and stick to it. Make it a written policy so land buyers can know what to expect when they buy a piece of property on an abandoned road. As for these roads which the state has arbitrarily abandoned, we think some effort should be made to re-integrate these in the state's system, if it's apparent that the roads are once again serving an increased public use. Hopefully Jay Rockefeller will not only fix up our roads but restructure the Department of Highways so they'll be unable to make unfair and arbitrary decisions like the one affecting Bennett Hollow residents. .-:..:::::::$:; Pay the consequences To The Editor, If someone had carelessly run over one of our children with their motor vehicle, put a razor blade in an apple or done any of a number of things I might mention, the whole populace would rise up to condemn the evil deed. And yet, there are people sitting at home congratulating themselves that they helped defeat the school bond - a strike against Gilmer County children. (who else?} Are we going to shrug our shoulders and say,, "That's Gilmer County!" The bond had nothing to d-o wlth the amount 0f any salary paid by the Board of Education: all the facts were put out in a complete and straightforward manner; there was no hidden additional interest to be paid, to overwhelm us at some future data; and ALL the monies would go into needed buildings and repair. Did those who freely violated the voting precincts [ignoring the 60' rule] to tell others how they should vote know that they were telling untruths? Did they know that a "NO" vote would not correct the things that they complained of? I pray for the charity to believe that they did not. But what do they really think of the recent progress - the new buildings, the improvement in schools plants? Have they gone to look? Do they know that people have moved to Glenville to put their children in a safe school? Do they realize ff that trend continued, there would be no justification for our community schools? {This was the best chance to save our community schools that I've seen offered] Would they send our Superintendent on his way and go back to the old familiar policies and personalities? I would not fault our board if they did not offer another bond election. However, I sincerely think that the vast majority of the students and parents of Gilmer county were stirred by the outcome of this election - they had thought that surely it would pass this time. I would like to call for another try. And the sooner the batter - before new tax evaluations go into effect. I am certain that many will join in this request. After all, we'll spend more on Christmas than the extra tax would cost any one of us. Let's have a chance to say, "Hapy New Year" with a YES vote for the best "kids" in West Virginia. Sincerely, Bad M. Clough !?:+ ;: 112: KEY TO THE PAST--Earle W. Bennett [far left] recenlty presented a key which used to open (;timer County's Courthouse in 1875 to the Gilmer Commission. County Clerk Jasper Newton Kee used the key from 1875 to 1902. Bennett received the key CALENDAR thuts, nov. 11 A revival at Rhoades Chapel Church, Little Bull Run, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. William J.B. Gum, Weston. There will be special singing. Everyone welcome. when he was a deputy under Sheriff James Hall fro 1921 to 1925. Accepting the key are County Commission Chairman Billie Jean SummerS, Commissioners Boyd Collins and Gene Ellyson County Clerk Mary Davidson. [Democrat photo] A special meeting to elect officers of the Gilmer County Disabled Veterans will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Glenville town hall. Veterans, please don't let your chapter down. +," OOM-PAH--This Gllmer County High School band member helped prey/de musical entertainment during the dedication of the Glenvllle Elementary School Sunday, Nov. 7. [Democrat photo by Chris Brown] fri, nov. 12 There will be a Gilmer County Trailriders meeting at 7:30 p.m. sat, nov. t3 Trinity United Methodist Women will hold their annual Bazaar starting at 9 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. A rummage sale at Delta Zeta Sorority House, 305 E. General Election Continued from page 1 Prec. 1 Prec. 12 Prec. 16 Prec. 18]prec. Prec. 23 Prec. 27 2O 144 100 210 21 157 221 132 187 97 176 155 Z07 137 85 Results 1432 1764 Secretary of State |ames L McCariney A. |am Manchtn i, m I .  I II I [ I [[ [ [[ IIII III I1! I I II II I State Treasurer I Ronald Pearson 159 91 79 86 06  121 25 172 231 141 60 1476 Larrie Barley 171 204 m 110 88 234 154 187 140 77 143 1772 ,,,,, ,, , ,,, ,, . ! Auditor I Glen Gainer 227 218 102 145 113 2,$1 2J$1 164 262 204 100 lS2 2199 bn Gates  1102 65 I 57 5gl II 60 136 87 18 98 151 l llO 47 _ -- I I I I I I , ! Supreme Court " I i Fu|| Term i ! Donald Wilson 99 59 % 60 66 135 01 11 83 145 111 4Z 942 I Darrell McGraw 225 205 130 92 254 255 158 26g 211 96 144 2132 I Thomas Miller 211 203 97 129 gO 2 266 155 146 205 99 141 2106 I I lml I , I  II ! I I ] )reme Court Unexpired Term Sam Harshbarger Edwin Flowers I I 225 105 241 1@9 91 2041 148 17 DO 137 106 990 197 117 Main St., will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. The Gilmer County Gospel Singers Association will sponsor a regular monthly sing at 7:30 p.m. at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. Featured groups will be The Gospel Travelaires, The Woodland Four, The Bethel Messengers, The Ambassadors and The Living Quartet. The public is cordially invited to attend. Troy Elementary PTA will hold the annual Fall Carnival beginning at 7 p.m. Eight door prizes, bingo, food stands, a country store and many games will be featured. Everyone welcome. . A gospel sing at Copen Creek Church will begin at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. tTOn, A Methodist William Griffth wed, The American versity p.m. in the of the Pioneer interested the early program storming brief b refreshmentS. There will be a spaghetti dinner in the Normantown Elementary School Cafeteria from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. the school will hold its fall carnival. Published Every Thursday By GILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING, At 109 E, Main St. Glenville. WV 26351 Phone 462-7309 Second-Class postage paid at Glevil!e and at additional mailing offices Subscription price $5.50 tax included in Gilmer CountY; residents $6.00 tax included. Out of state subscri subscriptions for less than 6 months, (ALL PRICES ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRE= PAUL BROWN JOAN LAYNE