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Pathflnder i i ~ g "i First of all. let us here at The Glenvme Dem :rat- Patlkqader congratulate the Gilmer County High School girls' basketball team for a fine season and a great tourna- ment. Al ough it would have been nice to win the state championphip, these spunky youngsters -will be back next year to make another stab at the title. For now, they outdid themselves--and everyone's hopes are with you in the future. On another sports note, congratulations also go to the Titan football players named to the Class AA All-State team. They were loci Shanesey-First Team, Ron Stainaker- Second Team, Aaron Chenoweth-Special Mention, and David Peterson-Honorable Mention. This also brings a fit- ting culmination to the Titan gridders best year. Although you wouldn't know it by the weather, this is the Christmas season, and with this time. many persons look to the past, and into the future. With the worlcl a jumble of bad news, with items such as famine, war, economics, and natural disasters, it is hard to thii',k of what we have, and, most importantly, what we have to offer the human race. This season of pell-mell rush into life, the simple things are often forgotten, especially during the over- commercialized season in which we now abide. The feelings and hopes of joy, happiness, mercy, love, and most importantly, peace, often are shoved into the background. Everyone is aware that Christmas is supposed to be the "season of giving," however, in the past, Christmas has become the "season of getting." The most valuable gift that one can Rive. especially to a child, is one of a world that abounds with "peace and good- will towards men." Although the times are not exactly con- ducive to this kind of sentiment, this gift is one that lasts forever. Hopes of peace and joy lie in the hearts and minds of the "next generation." Our children will inherit the world which we give them. During this ross! cherished of holidays, give the gift that will endure--"Peace on earth and goodwill towards men."--ksa. Dear Kyle, Kyle, for the last two issues of the paper you have cried the blues to save the poor deer, especially does. I will be happy to ioin your crusade if you will pay my feed (hay} bill and pay me for the animals that I lose due to miningeal worm, or abortions due to leptospirosis. Both of these diseases are carried by deer: one in the focus and the other in the urine. Kyle, you claim you don't see does! I can tell you why--they are all in my fields getting fat. If you want to see does thencome to my farm, when it's dark, and bring a strong spotlight and shine the light on my hay fields. You will see more does eating my grass, rolling and playing in my fields, than you could shake a stick at! This past year I had to buy additional hay. about $1000 worth, to keep my cattle and sheep from starving. I have counted as many as 25 deer {all does and fawns) in my fields. They don't go into my pasture, where my animals are, because there is nothing to eat there. Last year I set aside one field is be used for grazing come when hay would be sea in, and yes, I do allow hunting, but only with my permission, just to get rid of the deer. The [deer hunting) season should be: first week-bucks only: second week-doe or buck. Your disgusted farmer, Rudy tch By U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd A Helping Hand For Ethiopia The Holiday Season is a time when Americans traditionally open their hearts, and their pocket- books, to the poor and the needy. Whether it be dropping coins into the familiar red pails of the and many West Virginians, have helped already, but more help is needed. We can help without shortchanging the needy in our own country by reachin a little deeper into our pockets and into Salvation Army, collecting t 's our hearts to help these children in for disadvantaged children, their fight for survival. baking cookies for an elderly Many charities are conduc- neighbor, Americans make a ring relief operations for Ethiopia, special effort during the holidays including churches and communi- to share their good fortune with ty organizations. In addition, those who have 1~. donations can be sent to the Fortunately, we live in a na- United Nations Children's Fund tion that has the resourc~ to help (UNICEF) or to the American Red ease the hardship of poverty or Cross. Contributions marked for unemployment. An array of Ethiopian relief can be addressed federal and state programs, in- to the U.S. Committee for eluding unemployment compensa- UNICEF and sent to 110 tion, Medicaid, and heating fuel Mawland Avenue N.E., Box 36, assistance are available to those Washington, D.C. 20002. Con- who need a helping hand. tributions for Ethiopian relief ad- Not every nation is as for- dressed to the American Red tunate as we are. The tragic Cross can be sent to your local photographs and news reports of Red Cross office or to the Central the famine victims in Ethiopia West Virginia Chapter of the have brought into our living American Red Cross, 1605 rooms evidence of suffering Virginia Street, East, Charleston, beyond the comprehension of W.V. 25311. many Americans. This Christmas, your goner- Massive amounts of outside salty can mean the difference be- aid are needed to save the children tween life and death for a story- of Ethiopia. Many Americans, ing youngster. The Glenville Democrat (ISSN 0746-5890) ~i~1Ttmrsdays 51 weeks st the year Second Clau Postage paid at Glenville, WV 26351 Notloo to P(mtmast~. Pl~se ~md address coemctions to P.O. Box 4slk ~, wv 2t~1. W nm.vm SLy, tax !nd.e m, in mar County. Om~ w~. v.~nm ~ts, .m.~ tax include. Out of st~e ~nls, ~1~. ~ a~q)t ~ripttons for lots than Mx months. Kelly S. Arnold Editor/Publisher Terrl B. Arnold glpbb.mm As I thought about my co, trams for this week. I came up with two ideas for the outdoor; column, and had to flip a coin, so to speak, about what to write about. As a result of the outcome of that "flip" I decided what the heck--why not write about the other topic in "Files," My attitude was prompted by a cartoon appearing in Sunday's Parkersbur8 News. The cartoon bears a picture of an overbearing looking individual wearing a pair of six- guns, a rifle slung across his shoulder, a bandoleer across the other, and a huge cigar in his mouth. In this detesting man's right hand is a smoking revolver, and lying at his feet is a poor soul literally riddled with bullet holes. A sign behind the scene reads "34,000 Gun Deaths per Year." The bullet riddled body is labeled "effective gun control," while the perpetrator of the dastardly deed wears two pat- ches on his vest. One says "Gunowners of America," the ether reads "National Rifle Assoc." FInally, the caption says "Don't look at me! I only cause one death annually." Naturally, I took this as a personal affront. I wear my "NRA Freedom" cap with pride. I read my monthly magazine, American Hunter from cover to cover. That publication which goes to members only, carries a monthly comment by Harlon Carter, Executive Vice President of NRA, entitled "Here We Stand." This monthly report keeps members apprised of what is happening on the legislative front in relation to gun control legislation. Another monthly feature is entitled "The Armed Citizen." This feature tells several different "success stories" about armed citizens who have defended life and property. Both of these regular features are very important to those of us who want to keep our guns without strings at- tached, but the regular feature that strikes me most is en- titled "Hunting - An American Tradition.'" There is a great deal of truth in that title, and the tradition is even greater here in West Virginia than in much of our nation. To most of us, learning to hunt and handle firearms was all a part of growing up. I began hunting at age 9, and was on my own shortly thereafter. I wSs taught, first and foremost, that there were three very important aspects of hunting which I must always be aware. The first of these was to respect firearms. Safety when hunting and handl- ing firearms was constantly emphasized. Secondly, I was taught to respect the rights and property of others. Last, but far from least, I was taught to respect the game I hunted. While not all citizens who own guns have had that train- ing, statistics show that most hunters and owners of firearms designed for hunting have their interest rooted in tradition--the interest passed on from father to son, or daughter (yes, men--we don't own an exclusive right to the sport). Consequently, it is a safe assumption to say that the maiority of our hunters are safety conscious. Perhaps those individuals who advocate strict gun con- trol are sincere. They don't care about firearms, so they feel,that since THEY wouldn't feel stripped of a freedom by strict controls, the attitude should be universal. However. freedom is a personal thing! Consider, if you will, freedom of the press, or freedom of assembly. While everyone isn't a writer, most will insist that writers should enjoy the freedom of assembly, whether or not they belong to organizations that meet as a group. Since this attitude prevails, I can't understand why in- dividuals who don't wish to exercise the freedom would choose to deny right to keep be r arms ~f~a~who do~ " :. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~: ~ ~o ~ ...... "~ There is a saying abroa' that goes something like this: "Guns don't Kill, people do!" If a killer doesn't have a gun, will that halt his/her act? Hardly, for statistics show that Killings with Knives and clubs are as numerous as those with firearms. Curtailing the purchase and owner- ship of guns will not solve our crime problem, for morality doesn't relate to firearms. Since the technology for making.firearms exists, gun controls will only thwart the honest individual. Criminals who wish to use guns to carry out a crime will find them, and use them on a defenseless public. Organizations such as the NRA, with three million members, should be in- dicative of the importance Americans place on their firearms. NO NRA member would support arms control legislation, and there must be other millions who. although they aren't dues paying members, support the objectives of the NRA. So, to the cartoonist who drew the cartoon which promp- ted this column, I would say--"To imply that the NRA is responsible, even in a remote way, for the 34,000 yearly gun deaths in the U.S. is absurd." Yet, while that car- toonist adds fuel to the fire which would deny me a con- stitutional freedom. I will defend to the end his right to voice his opinion, misguided as it might be! Prices for livestock at the Weston Livestock Marketing for the sale on December 11, were as follows: Steck Steers 300-500 lbs.. : ........................... $52-59.75; 500-700 lhs .............................. $50-57.50; 800 and over ............................... $51-54. Stock Heifers 300-500 lbs .............................. $42-48.50; 500-700 Ibs ................................. $38-44; 800 and over ............................. $39-43.50. Stock Bulls 300-500 lbs ................................. $50-55: 500-700 Ibs .............................. $38.50-45. S aughter Heife ........................... $45-48. Slaughter Bulls ........................... $35.40.75. oral Calvea (by head] .................. $300-385. Slaughter Cows High Dressing ........................... $40-41.25: Utility. $32-38; Canners & Odtters .................... down to $32.75 Veals Choice .................................... $62.,.65; Medium ................................... $50-58; Goods ..................................... $45-48. lambs Blues ..................................... $None; Light Blues .................................. None: Feeders .................................... None. m=b-y Calves (by head) ........................ $28-6o. (CWT] .......................... down to $Z8. Penes (ETWT} .......................... down to $12. 200-250 lbs .............................. $48-50.75; 300-500 lbs .............................. $40-44.75. Male Hogs .................... ; ..... down to $32.50. Piss (by head) .......................... down to $20. I I I "Edu tion makes a peoMe to but difficult to drive; to govern, but imp( ffe to emile." Baron Brougham WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE ORIENTATION FOR NEW LEGISLATORS A plan to provide orientation for new Legislature has been given general approval by Committee on Government and Finance. The discussed with the Joint Committee this Harris, Head, Political Science Department. Uni Charleston. In association, with Dr. Stephan C.up . i the orientation proposal includes an initial di~~", the afternoon of January 8. the day before the" " convenes to organize, and meetings on three during the week of February 18. The orientation Aq clude with a banquet. Funding will be provided . University of Charleston and COGS. The orientati~'.~_.O~ gram will be finalized by Mrs. Harris and Dr. sultation with legislative leaders and the Senate and House of Delegates. COAL MINING A revision is needed in the Staggers Rail Act to Robert G. Szabo, Executive Director of United for Rail Equity {CURE}. Szabo, appearing Legislature's Coal Mining Subcommittee, stated forcing the Staggers Act the Interstate Commerce sion has adopted standards which overtook the in_te., be the coal shipper. According to Szabo, the standards whether the user could get coal elsewhere whether the shipper could ship some other way. result, shippers are overcharged 20 to 25 percent. l has resulted in coal haulage rates increasing by 40~-~ cent. This increase in haulage rates is then transfe~" the consumer. In West Virginia coal costs to utilities raised 73 between 1979 and 1982. As a result, rail costs that passed on to West Virginia consumers, raised million in 1980 to $87 million in 1982 while West coal exports to other countries went down 24 ing that same period. The solution Szabo said would be to get feder~ ~) tion introduced and passed in the United States that would amend the Staggers Rail ACt to railroads that have monopolies. In pursuit of thishis !!!!i Szabo urged the West Virginia Legislature,.,., resolution calling for West Virginia's Congr delegation to support such an amendment. COMMISSION ON INTERSTATE COOPERATION The members of the Commission on Interstate tion voted to recommend to the Legislature regular session West Virginia's the following compacts, which it reviewed during the interim period: Interstate Compact to Conserve Gas, Southern States Energy Compact, Interstate Compact, Interstate Wheeling Creek Watershed tion and Flood Prevention District Compact, Education, Southern Regional Education Compact, terstate Pest Control Compact, Agreement on Interstate Compact for Supervision tioners and the Interstate Defense and Disaster SMALL BUSINESS Former governor Cecil Underwood, Director, Business Development Center, presented a propomd direct support by the Legislature of the West Small Business Center mittee members expressed concern Were going to be available only if state were appropriated. The Subcommittee is drafting for review at its January 1985 meeting, to provide for the Small Business Development Canter program, EMPLOYMENT OPPOR'ruNrrI AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Revised research proposals from Marshall and West Virginia University were received by the committee on Employment Opportunities and Development. Awarding of the contracts is subject to approval of the proposals by the co-chairman. GOVERNMENT OPER&TIONS The Joint Committee on Government Operations recommended continuation and re-establishment of Department of Human Services for sixyears. The ( tee also recommended postponing for one year the ruination dates of the Board of Regents. the Natural Resources (DNR] Water Resources Board DNR Water Resources Division. The postponements are needed for thorough completion of formance audits of those agencies as a part of the ( tee's statutory "Sunset" review responsibil/ties. GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS &ND ........ ORGANIZATIOI A bill designed to expedite vendor payments for purchases of goods and settees was Government Operations to the Joint Standing Committee on Government and Organization. The bill creates an Accounts Payable State Auditor's Office to oversee and process payments. The goals of the bill include passible to the state for early payment, increased vendor tion and reduced costs for goods and services. by Conley Here is a molded salad that would go great Christmas dinner. It's economical and easy to hope you like it. Merry Christmas Everyone! Tanu Apple Ring 2 C applesauce 1 {6oz.} pkg. Lemon Jells 1 {12oz.J can Sprite I tsp. finely shredded orange peel C. orange juice I C. chopped apples 2 Tbs. chopped walnuts In medium pan heat applesauce just until R JeUo. Cook and stir over medium-tow heat dissolved. Remove from heat. Cool. Stir in peel and orange juice. Chill until partially pies and walnuts. Turn into a 4 or 5 cup ring til firm. TO serve, unmold onto serving plate. serve with mayonnaise, and garnish with mint water cress. {8 se~} : .,o