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2 The G|envme Democrat/Pathlmder IIIIIII III II _l _ ~ I II IIII II November 21, 1975 @ A report by School Supt. Ron Welty The following letter from Superintendent Welty should be of interest to all residents of the county: Nov. 12. 1975 Dear Citizens Committee Members and Alternates: I figured it was about time that I wrote and brought you up to date as to the progress we have made on implementing Phase I of our Comprehensive Plan. If you will remember, it called for building an Elementary School in Glenville to accomodate 250 students, construct a cafeteria at the High School, and remedy Barbara Williams f Ext Good friend Bill Frye (Lewis County 4-H me the rather dubious honor of acting as leaders' achievement banquet there. Saturday happily engaged in gorging myself with any including Charlie Cole's apple cider, when curve with the presentation of a "loving cup". loving cup (with the magic-marker-ed inscription +. T 7~ /,. 7: + ? ;i ; +. :+ C~ -;, C ? ~7 The most recent performance by the West Virginia Legislature has done little to upgrade it's usual low-level score on statesmanship, legislative competence and guardianship of the public trust. The funding of the WV Track Hall of Fame to the tune of over $800,000 is inexcusable..This use of tax money collected from 55 counties in West Virginia to provide a tourist attraction in Charleston should be an open invitation to every West Virginia citizen to begin his or her own private undertaking with the idea of laying off the capital costs to the taxpayers. There is now no reason why any tourist attraction or other exhibit that might possibly be conceived by the agile minds of our hardy mountaineers should not be presented to our state capital for consideration for funding by hard-earned tax payments of our citizens at large. "Free + -"enterprtse- zevbr+had it so good-. ....... ' The mandate by the legislature to the Board 6f Regents to assume responsibility for the Greenbrier School of Osteopathy is cut out of much the same cloth. This school was begun as a private venture by a group of thoughtful, well-meaning osteopathic physicians. Their objectives were laudable and of concern to every West Virginian. However, the bail-out by the legislature of this operation is at best meddling in the affairs of the Board of Regents [created originally to take "politics" out of the running of our higher education system) and at worst a local version of the infamous "U.S. Congress-Lockheed" affair. If the Board thought an additional medical school was needed, we feel sure they have the means to present such a proposal to the legislature. Our state may soon have THREE doctor-training institutions. Given our limited population and ability to support such expensive operations, we wonder lust how many such practitioners we can be expected to educate. Many states have no such schools. The argument that graduates can be expected to remain in the state to practice is specious at best. There are just too many "'greener pastures" outside our borders. The chances of rural counties getting many West irginia-trained doctors is slim indeed. The solution lies not in producing more but in making opportunities available and attractive to today's newly trained doctors. We are of the opinion that this lies more in the realm of policy and public attitude than in developing an over-supply of talent. While we strongly believe that school teachers {along with editors and publishers} are underpaid. we regret that the legislature reacted to a strong, physical lobbying effort by the teachers in granting their most recent increase without proper study as to its real costs and to the securing of a continuing escalating amount of tax dollars to meet those costs. The ultimate provider of such increases {the tax-payer} has a right to know. Apparently, it is the sense of the legislature that he only has the right to pay. The message from the special session of the legislature is clear, you can get out of Charleston whatever you can scare out by a show of force. The day of reason is seemingly past. There has been effort by the so-called leadership of the legislature to use any of our state tax surplus f give relief to the already hard-pressed taxpayer. Efforts by some legislators in the past regular session to make good on campaign promises to remove the sales tax from food items were smashed. The legislative mode is to spend and spend again. The inevitable consequence of such action can best be ascertained by following the current plight of New York City. What we really need is a march on Charleston by taxpayers. It is time we had some representation, too. give us some idea as to the total costs of all fire alarm systems). In the very near future the State Fire Marshal's Office will be ready to meet with our architect to agree on necessary renovations to eliminate our violations. {The Fire Marshars Office has been delaying this meeting for approximately two months because of their work load}. A contract has been let, by the Board of Education, to Construction Cost Consultants to build the new Elementary School for a guaranteed cost of $545,211. This bid calls for a completed interior and exterior with the exception of painting the inside walls. The walls will be sealed and prepared for paint. This price does include all walks and blacktop; it does not include furniture. Surveying and core drilling of the new site has been completed and site preparation is to begin this week. As you may remember, this work is being done by volunteer help. Thank goodness! Costs ere presently being compiled by the Spaur Brothers for the Cafeteria at the High School. This job appears to be well within the capability of local people and will keep the money here. Another reason which prompted the exploration of local labor was the high preliminary bids of Construction Cost Consultants on this project. We are presently exploring the possibility of replacement windows in the schools as an alternative plan to future Bond defeats. Replacement costs are being obtained for all of the entrances at the High School. Replacements would be of safety glass and steel. {I feel that all of the improvements v~n make at the high school will be very beneficial because of the fact that Lti~chool serves the entire county}. Curriculdm improvements are being planned. I will elaborate on this segment of our program in a future correspondence. In addition to the above mentioned progress, we are proud of the fact that we were able to paint practically every room in the county this summer, paint and replace many of the bus houses {This work will continue as time and weather permits} and repair the roofs of three of the four elementary schools. Sand Fork's roof really needs attention, but it is difficult to know what to do with it. Total replacement will have to be considered next summer. Well, that is about all I think of at this lime. However, I would once again like to remind you that we do need your contined help and supperL and that the Board of Education is making every effort to plan and implement programs that will benefit all of the children of Gilmer County. Sincerely yours, Ronald I. Welty, Superintendent Gilmer County Board of Education W.Va. 4-H'ers Capture Top Honors Miss Burke Bonenberger Two West Virginia Univer- sity students studying to be veterinarians, a high school senior interested in journal- ism, and a fourth youth inter- ested in engineering are among some 30 state winners of 1975 4-H awards. Expense-paid trips to the 54th National 4-H Congress in Chicago Nov. 30-Dec. 4 have been awarded to Diane Burke, 19, of Glenville, and Kenneth Bonenberger, 17, of Wheeling. ]oanne Maki, 18, of Charleston, and Sheila Rhodes, 16, of Kenna, are re- cipients of $50 U.S. Savings Bonds and are eligible for trips to Chicago if they place in sectio~ competition. The ~ awards program is arranged :by the National 4-H Service ~mmittee. Winners are chol~h by the Coopera- tire Extension Service, which supervises 4-H work. With the money received from the sale of feeder steers, Miss Burke, state beef award winner, was able to pay for her second semester at West Virginia University where she is studying to be a veterinari- all. Celanese Chemical Com- pany, A Division of Celanese Corporation, will sponsor her Chicago trip. During her five- year beef project, the Gilmer County girl more than d o u bled her original herd consisting of seven cows and a bull. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Burke. Bonenberger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bonenber- Miss Maki ',hodes gel won state honors in pho- tography and will have his trip sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company. Bonenberger decided to participate in 4-H's phOtogra- phy project four yeaxs ago when he discovered he was "merely taking snapshots, not composing pictures," with his current camera. Since then, the Ohio County youth has learned to develop his own film, enlarge prints and cam- era composition. Bonenberger hopes for a career in engineer- ing. Helping her horse, Ginger, overcome the fear of people was one of Miss Maki's first veterinary science projects. Her savings bond was donated by The Upjohn Company. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tauno Maki, the Kana- wha County girl attends West VirRinia University where she is studying to be a veterinari- an. Miss Rhodes, a state public speaking winner, received her bond from Union Oil Com- pany of California. "'Through public speaking I've found I can reach people and talk to them regarding present problems and how to solve them," said Miss Rhodes. During the past four years, the Jackson County girl has participated in a number of county public speaking con- tests, where she earned blue- ribbon ratings. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rhodes. II I II IIIII I Punished Ever/Thumdw By GILMER COUNTY PUBUSHING. INC. At 10g E. Main St. Glenvflle. WV 28381 Phone 4S2-730S Sm:amJ-Cla potage m Glen le and m midmoml maUing offims Subl~ripttml wi~ I.W ~ 115 trent= m tim in Gilrn~ County. ~ W~t Virginia mtdm~ iS30 pim W tax. Out of sta~ mdm~pamm N~I}. ~m not mx~lat sui:moription8 for I~ then S montlm. BAYARD YOUNG ............................. EDITOR JOAN LAYNE ................. CIRCULATION MANAGER II III III I Illlllll III I IIII the same texture as hamburger. Not only does a lower fat content than ground beef, it Blocks of minced fish were tested by families to cakes, chowders, salads, sauces, stews, and comginations. They said that they liked the were really surprised at the absence of fish It looks like fishburger is going to be a before long, so you might cast your eye ff you want to be first to hook a good buy. like fish. you could worm out of the problem combination dishes, which are supposed to be the meantime. I think I'd better fin-ish this article inseine--and that's no tail. 6ilmer County Cafudar County Athletic I~Ntm Club meetings, of each mo~th, 7:30 p.m. at the High School Manday-Thundgy - Nutrition Pro gm at Citizens Omter, reaervattons a day in Wednesday, November 19 - Covered dish C~mk ~ Citizen, be~im~g at 11 s. Comm.n Wednesday, November 19 - Blood l~m'e and at Gflmer County Healty Depm-tmant, Mineral 11:30 a. m. and t p. m. to 3:30 p. m. Wednmday, November 19 - Meeting of W. VII, Festival, Inc., Couatry ~, 7:30 p. m. Wedmmday, November 19 - Puppet interest after ami, Glenville Prubyterian Church. invitmL Wednesday, November 19 - AAUW [American University Gl viIle branch, business m., program at'8 p. L Wule Foundation BIdlF w, =,day, November t9 - df w, Thm'~lay, Nov. 20 - IOOF Box Social at Hall 6:20 p. m. Public invited. Friday, November 21 - Dinner meeting of Historh:al Society, S p. m., Conrad Hotel Friday, Nov. 21 - Lut day of County 1. Friday, Nov. 21 - Master Masem degree work 8jtd' dinner at 7:30 and 6:30 p. m., respectively, local Saturday, November 22 - Rotary Golden "DwW" Rlmdes and his ord stra, (dlmer Center, 9 p. m. to midnisht. Saturday, Nov. 22 - Goep~+. sing at Mt. Chmrch, 7 p. m. to ? - Sunday, Nov. 23 - Harvest Festival, Glenvifle covered dhdt beginning at S p. m Monday, Nov. 24 - C, evered dish dinner for all and their wives, Granmville hall beginaing st e P Wednesday, Nov. 26 - Cmm==u Thanlm l Trinity United Methodist Church, Glanvilie, at the Rev. Gene Adklns, dlrect of the wesley GSC mi=dster, as speaker. Thmmdgy, Nov. 27 - Two hour spedal 1 l0 p. m. over w1Trv 5, =po~ locaUy by Ba k. t II k k I k A trueh, thoughtful gift which continues to the year is a SUBSCRIPTION for a relative or hometown newspaper-- THE GLENVILLE DEMOCRA For this Christmas, give a gift of news. filled-out coupon below is all we need to 'thoughtful gift from home is sent for a whOle I ]/N COUNTY 155. 5/yrl [ ] [ I OUT-OF-STA TE [$K00/yr] [ ] GLENVILLEPATHFINDER [ ] GLENVIi i t ],m,,,, Enclosedismy f '+ Send this gift subscription to NAME, CITY IIIIIIIII II IIIIII I STAi T SUBSCRIPTION ON L 7 7, + M Alaska for 38 cents a dozen this past summer. Also during the summer, a variety store on Long Island frankly told a UPI reporter that he had thousands of lids and was selling them in ted quantities at about 40 cents a dozen. Several Grantsville residents had learned of a store in Cleveland, O., that appeared to have unlimited lids for $1.00 a dozen at the height of the canning season. Question: Where and how did any and all of the above outlets acquire their stock of lids? Why did our politicians fail learn of these hoards and fail to investigate their methods acquisition? All we ever heard were weak excuses and assurance that lids would be available. But during the maior canning season, they were not. So once again we were given the shaft wherp it really hurt by our fiscally irresponsible, do nothing, elected officials. Jar : the fire and safety violations, including fire alarm systems in all the schools, The Year" was given, sans saucer, int he hope Much noise and publicity was made by our politicians Board of Education was told at the last board meeting, by the architect, that coming year I would earn it. ___~ during past months regarding the painfully apparent shortage Phase I work could be completed by the beginning of the next school year. This is I have always felt that Bill's foremost attril~ of jar lids when they were sorely needed during the canning really good news because I believe that it is solid proof that the Board in sincere undying optimism. + ~ eason. Now that the season has passed, except, perhaps for in its efforts to complete these tasks and to do exactly what it has promised the ********************************************__ ! ome meats, a local TV station has started running an ad County's citizens. Although I know it's not exactly the season to be~ Now I want to list what has been accomplished to date: with picnics and such, you might be on the look0d~ offering 48 jar lids for $5.00 plus 60 cents for mailing. Simple All shower, dressing and restrooms have been renovated, kind of cookout (or cokin) material soon to hit the ~,i] brithmetic shows that this is $1.40 a dozen for lids that sell in Ventilation equipment has been purchased to provide air circulation in FIS UR - f om a indications the AmenCa~ regular stores for 40 cents and under, the same areas {This will remedy a critical health violation), wh IO ;E L~ddrcompejte with hamburger and An ad in the W. Vs. Hillbilly offers 10 dozen lids for $6.00, Fluorescent light fixtures have been purchased to make it possible to . . . , I start upgrading classroom lighting, swallow d hook. line, and smker. ~l which is obviously more reasonable. The Pat Farnsworths Costs are presently being obtained for the fire and smoke barriers at theThe U. S. Commerce Department tackled the ere able to buy any number of lids that they wanted in High School and the fire alarm systems at Trey and Tanner. (These prices will texture, and developed a method of producing