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The GlenvUle Democrat/Pathfinder November 13, 1975 M '_y # I ! m m I m I ......... " . ........ ~er County H. S. Band performed on steps of Capitol in Washington, D. C. during recent tour. Photo by btty Heretic. Sat. Nov. 15th THE COUNTRY BAR Et RESTAURANT formerly AIItop's Furniture Rt. 33 4 miles from Glenville {Weston Road) Serving Delicious Food in our Newly Decorated Dining Room Pizzas of Your Choice SERVING HOURS Monday-Saturday 10:00 Sunday 1:00 For TAKE-OUT ORDERS Phone 462-5219 am to 2:00 am pm to 2:00 am Dandng Thursday Friday Night 10:00 pm to 2:00 am Music by the "HARD TRAVELING BAND'" Virginia Dilley Cecil Smith Proprietors IIIIII _ IIIIII +__ _ | I I i t ! ! i Thomas Jeffc,~on, charged by the Continental Congress to write the Declaration of Independence, deli- vered it in 17 days. Now, some scholars spend entire careers studying the momentous document. Jefferson's "original rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence is on display in Washington. D. C., as part of a major Bicentennial exhibit at the Library of Congress, the National Geographic Society reports. Scheduled to run through 1976. the show includes rare books, manuscripts, prints and engravings, maps, official notices, and newspapers of the Revolutionary War era. FmJ1 for the Times "We chose the materials to show the revolution as the people of the time saw it," says Leonard Faber, the Library's assistant exhibits officer. "Everything in the show had real meaning to the tradesmen, farmers. town folk, and political figures involved in the struggle with the mother country." One of the most curious items in the exhibit, the Olive Branch Petition, was a peace feeler written by John Dickinson of Pennsylvania and adopted by delegates to the Continental Congress on July 5, 1775. This attempt at reconciliation with the Crown was sent to England but was not seen by King George re,who refused to receive it. Another document of special interest is the exchange copy of the 1778 Treaty of Conditional and Defensive Alliance between France and the United States. signed by King Louis XVI and his foreign minister, the Count de Vergennes. The treaty appeared like manna from heaven to a grim George Washington. who learned of the pact on April 30 at Valley Forge. It seemed, said Washington, that "the Almighty ruler of the Universe" was "raising up a powerful Friend among the Princes of the Earth." Paine's Powerful Pamphlet Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" -a first edition is on display- is one of the reasons that Washington and many of his men persevered at Valley Forge. The pamhlet favoring independence was that rarest of writings: words that demonstrably changed minds whole- sale. The grave Washington, who had been decidedly reserved toward talk of Can a machine be invented that runs without fuel and is pollution-free? Yes, says Olen White, former Gilmer County resident now a plumber in Belden. O., who claims he has stumbled on a machine that could run on magnets. AND HE FEELS if he gets some specialized help from some physicists or electrical engineers, he may be able to develop an energy source at least as revolutionary as fire. An amateur inventor and profes- sional plumber, White says he has worked on his magnetism machine for about 10 years, putting it aside when he was stumped, then picking it up again when an inspiration would hit. Then recently, White discovered a secret he believes could make it work. HE EXPLAINS the machine works on the same principal as the electric motor, but without the outside electricity. Using the principle like poles of a magnet will repel. White visualizes placing one fiat magnet as a base, with a revolving wheel suspended above it. On the end of each of the spokes of the wheel would be other flat magnets, turned so they would be repelled by the base magnet. He theorized the force of repulsion between the base and wheel magnets could cause the wheel to turn. An axle through the center of the wheel could then be used to drive machinery. HOWEVER the machine is stymied by another characteristic of magnets, which causes the two ends of the flat magnet to repel equally in opposite directions. The wheel stands still. To overcome this stumbling block, which White says is the real obstacle to utilizing magnetic energy, he tried to mask one half of the fiat magnet with different kinds of metals and other substances. At first, he thought nothing would work, but now he says independence, spoke for thousands when he pronounced "common Sense s nd doctrine and unanswerable reasoning." About 500,000 colonists - proportionate to 45,000,000 Americans today in terms of total population - bought Paine's tract. Illustrating the effects of the war on the home fronts are a letter from Charles Thomson, secretary of the Continental Congress. protesting the converstion of his home into a hospital and an anonymous pamphlet, "Written + + +by a Black," imploring the Americans fight for racial as Well as poetical frN~dom. The loyalists had to be circum- spect with their correspondence. On view are some letters written by a wife to her loyalist husband. They were tightly folded, hidden in buttons and other wearing apparel, and smuggled through American lines. Thronghout the conflict, the Patriots drummed Loyalists from their communities. Almost 100.000 men. women, and children fled in the largest exodus in American history. It began in 1776 when, besieged by the fledgling Patriot army, General William Howe evacuated Boston and escorted 1,100 Massachusetts Loyal- isis to Halifax. Nova Scotia. Participants in the Revolution are represented by a variety of portraits, including contemporary engravings of King George HI, George Washington, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson. Benjamin Franklin. the Count de Vergennee, the Marquee de Lafayette, and Lord Cornwallis. Powderlmm Slmws Surreadm" One of the unusual items in the show is a powderhorn depicting the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Revolutionary artisans frequentiy engraved scenes, maps, and figures on their powderhorns. Shown, too, are the first and last pages of the articles of capitulation signed at Yorktown by Cornwallis in 1781. The vanquished British marched out between rows of Americans and French as required - to a British tune. With a touch of irony, they selected World Turned Upside Down." Lord Cornwallis did not attend; he pleaded illness and sent his sword by his brigadier. The formal surrender in a cow pasture ultimately meant what Lafayette said of it in a letter: "The play, sir, is over." WATER PROBLEMSP?? Hard. Rusty, Bad Taste For All Your Waterr- Call: RAIN SOFT The Wm.ids Finest Wat~ Cmmdlttoning System lit 1, Box 43B Gienvme, W. Vs. 462-7752 i .... % p,4J~ / t ,= j USING A PENCIL to swing one of the magnets, White magnetic motor. The motor he envisions would contain not wheel of them, all powered by magnetic repulsion. Cloth on b~ invention that he claims can make it all work. he has found a combination he believes does nov,-. will work. be to keep the movi~ What that combination is remains shape and to White's secret. He is cautious because periodically. he doesn't have a patent yet and wants White's machine to protect his idea. law of energy: it "MY IDEA is to get this invention energy. down to the average working man, not It sounds too to make a profit for the oil companies," remember people White explained. He would like a grant Wright Brothers from the government or a private And in the company to help develop the magnetic it was repeated over motor, nation that He believes if his idea works, it controls the future." could be adapted to heat and light our White is the homes, to run an automobile, or and Lucille anything else a conventional motorClenville now WANTED Standing Timberland ALSOMEN WITH TRACTORS OR HORSE~1 YEAR AROUND HAULING FOR CALL OR WRITE Mark EIb's Forester COASTAL LUMBER PO Box 218 Gessaway 26624, West Virginill Phone: 304-364-5986 ME: Rt. 33-119 - 4 miles west of West A Complete Selection of Quality Built 12-wldes 14-wides double wides and moclular on display Each home hdly displayed and shopping convenience Member Open Weekdays 8:00 - 7:30 Phone 269-1510 of W.Va. Mobile Home 9 9 Now/bye Is St cJ by SPIED 40" X 3600" Just the Thing for Oinners, BanqndS, Ig. 109 E. Main St. tW. Va