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 The Gienvme Democrat/ Pathfinder December 22, 1977 ,li  i,s i I I _ -T[ l r, Letters iii/i .............................. ii __ II iii i Dr. Kiehl offers information To the Editor: For sufficient reason, I am convinced there is a general lack of understanding of the place of the Gilme County Medical Center in the community, Since the Board and I are planning an expansion of services, I would like to clear up certain points which seem to come up repeatedly. 1. Medical records: The Medical Center is the repository of all charts and records. It contains charts on everyone who has been treated by any Doctor at any time unless those charts were transferred elsewhere at patient request. None have been destroyed. 2. The Board: When the National Health Corps assigned Doctors here it was the right and the duty of the Board of the Gilmer County Medical Center to direct and supervise their efforts, which I believe they did wisely and well. However, that is not the present arrangement. The Board is now a landlord and Dr. Westfall, Dr. Wilkerson and I are tenants with a lease. The idea that the Board or any member thereof tries to tell us how to practice medicine or dentistry can be rejected as silly. They wouldn't try and we would not permit it. Having cleared away this underbrush, I would like to tell what the Board and I are now attempting. We wish to take advantage of HR 8422 to fund staffing of an emergency room and x-ray and lab facilities now in place but unused. We wish to expand the hours during which the center will be open. Dr. Manlay, for whom I have high regard, and I are discussing methods whereby, with the cooperation of the Medical School at Morgantown and Lewisburg this can be done. The Board and I are in close consultation and cooperation to this end. Public understanding and support will be needed if Glenville is to speak with a single voice to the various government agencies with whom it will be necessary to work. Also the Board members are doing a lot of hard unpaid work for which they are receiving very little credit, and I for one wish to thank them. My husband and I will be spending Christmas and New Years with our son in Wichita, Kansas, and our daughter in Houston, Texas. I will be beck in my office Thursday, January 5. The office will be open during my absence staffed by Carolyn Arnold. F.N.P. and Mrs. Cutlip. To all my patients and friends I offer sincere wishes for a happy holiday season. w.jtr , Ka ifJe]d, M.D. Gkavtlk True meaning of Christmas To the Editor: * ' I wrote this while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Everyone was complaining of being away from home, worrying about gifts and no snow (we were in Texas}, so I wrote this poem to remind us what Christmas was really all about! Christmas [The True Meaning] Christmas bells ring loud and clear Bringing joy to another year As they echo their story all over the land They sing, "Peace on earth, goodwill toward Man." We seem to forget, the true meaning so dear Of Christmas time with each passing year We think of only the gifts that it brings And not of the blessed, Holy things. Yes, Christmas is a time to feel gay But it is also'our Lord's birthday So why not bow your head in prayer And give thanks to God you can be here. To share the wondrous, happy hours With friends, gifts and lovely flowers. But one thing we must always remember Dear jesus was born, the twenty-fifth of December. ' Allms Mmn GhmvUle Opinions expressed in letters to the editor are those of rite writers signed, and are not necessarily the olda/ea of rite edUar or publisher of this newspaper. / Column One Well, former Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr. certainly gave state Republicans a welcome Christmas present when he announced his candidacy for the United States Senate seat presently held by Senator Jennings Randolph. There are a few, of course, who would have preferred to have the former Governor wait until 1980 so he could make a run for the Governor's office. Still, most are happy and the presence of Arch Moore on the ticket will cause a lot of Republicans, who might not have otherwise sought office, to jump into various races. Arch Moore is the Republican party's strongest vote-setter in West Virginia. and a lot of people will decide to seek office with the hope that the strong vote he gets will filter on down to the bottom of the ticket, Without saying, "I told you so," I would like to point out, in case nobody noticed, that this column reported on November 17 that the former Governor had told friends at a party he was definitely a candidate for the Senate. As far as I know his comments were not picked up by any of the state political writers, including Fanny Seller who writes for the morning newspaper in Charleston. It's a good feeling to know I knew about it before Fanny knew-I thought she knew everything. Now there are those who will ask me who is going to win the Senate race in 1978. There are those who asked me the same thing when Arch Moore tackled Clove Barley. and when he ran against James Sprouse, and then Jay Rockefeller. When Moore ran against Bailey, nobody could have convinced me Moore would win. But he did win. And he won again and again and again. I doubted that Moore would beat Sprouse, but he pulled it off. I felt he would defeat Rockefeller, but I would never have believed it would be by such a wide margin. In short, Arch A. Moore, Jr. has made a believer of me. That doesn't for a minute mean I'd endorse or vote for him. I reserve such a decision as that for a later time. I'm just saying I wouldn't want to stake my life on the fact he wouldn't win. The fact that the crowd swelled from 500 to 1300 when they discovered he would probably announce his candidacy should tell people something. The man has a magic about him that's difficult to describe. Senator Randolph. if he remains in the race, will most certainly know he had a race even if he defeats Moore. Since the former Governor has given the Repuhllcans his version of a Christmas gift for 1977, it is probably time for me to sit down with a list of the things that should be found in Christmas stockings this year. Let me be quick to point out that I have done this kind of thing before, so I'm not copying L.T. whatshisname, perish the thought. So with all good wishes, and tongue in cheek, I offer the following: President Carter: A telegram, endorsed by 100 million Americans, with the simple message: "Mr. President. We trust you." Mrs. Carter: An EKG of the President's heart showing he hasn't "lusted" after any women lately. Billy Carter: A promise from the President that he'll stop telling people, "I'm Billy's brother," every: time he wants his way. Miss Lillian: More famous children like Billy. The rest of the Carter clan: Jobs. Senator Robert C. Byrd: A slate, with plenty of erasers and chalk, so that he can write, "I believe the Panama Canal treaties are in the best interests of the United States," 1000 times-or until he really believes it. Congressman John Slack: Another opponent like Harry Zain. Congressman Robert Moilohan: An announce- ment that John McCuskey has taken an ambassador's post in Portugal and will not be available to run for the House of Representatives in 1978. Congressman Harley Staggers: A statement showing that the AMTRAK run through his Congressional District showed a net profit for the last quarter of five dollars-or five cents, it doesn't matter. Congressman Nick Joe Rahal A around the District in, and the former Congressman Ken Heclder lute registration to Republican. Former Congressman HeClder: recording of his statement in 1 to run for Governor and give up the House of Representatives. Also, an invitation from the President that he another bill-signing at the White Former Governor Cecil H. from former Governor Moore asking him as much in Moore's Senatorial race helped Underwood in the 1976 Secretary of State A. James original copy of the state seal supposed to be 18 points on the sledge hammer to boat down Republicans) and his very own Treasurer Larrie Bailey: A note State Treasurer Ran Pearson for saying "I just want you to know better job than I did." Auditor Glen Gainer: A note except that his would be signed Attorney from the Attorney General shall automatically Governor. b . Speaker of the House Don KoPP:  vote by the House that new seats Home chamber. Senate for the Senate chamber. The staff of The Glenville finder: A more conservative Editor. The Editor of The Glenville Indar: a lifetime subscription to Charleston newspaper. Merry Christmas to all, and everyone," as Tiny Tim said. Under The Dome by Former Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr. has never lost an election and there is no way he can lose in 1978. That doesn't mean he will beat incumbent Democrat Jennings Randolph in the race for Raadolph's seat in the United States Senate for Randolph has to be considered the clear favorite at this point. , But evenif he suffers his first de'eat at the polls next November, L IVk)ore will at[l! #in-i lele measure of respect from the party for taking on Randolph and giving the GOP a strong candidate at the top of its ticket. His campaign will enable him to strengthen and renew his political ties while he solidifies his position as the state leader of the Republican party. Other GOP candidates will appreciate the value of Moore's name at the head of the ticket and this clearly sets the mood for hie campaign to get back in the governor's office in 1980. And he might even beat Randolph. Clearly, an impartial judgment at this time has to rate Randolph as the favorite but no one can ignore Moora'e campaign record and his ability to woo Democratic voters. Perhaps his biggest handicap will be the absence of a real spoils in a U.S. Senate race that are so much more identifiable for a governor. But four years of political silence could be fatal even to Moore. He would never admit it publicly but he is a political realist of the first order. So it is not so hard to imagine he weighed the options, discounted anything less than a statewide campaign (such as the First Congressional District) and decided his campaign against Randolph was an "everything to gain, nothing to lose" situation. Randolph, however, had no choice but to run again in 1978, if not for himself then certainly for the Democratic party. Without Randolph in the race, Moore could have run for the U.S. Senate and probably have beaten any Democratic challenger to break the 20 years of Democratic control In that same harsh reality, it must be noted that on March 8, 1978 Sen. Randolph will be 76 years of age. If he is reelected and would serve six more years, he would be nearly 83 the year his term expires on Dec. 31, 1982. So it must be considered that Sen. Randolph, after winning, might be forced to resign from office something during that six-year period. HIS wife of nearly 45 years is in poor health, as he has repeatedly mentioned in recent months, and Randolph's own health could easily fail him. This, of course, would open the way for a successor to be appointed by the governor. There is now ample precedent in the United States for Gee. Jay Rockefeller to appoint himself to the Senate seat and many observers think he would not hesitate to do so. In fact, some of his more callous detractors maintain Rockefeller hae promised Randolph a prominent position with the Rockefeller Foundation as an inducement for Randolph to step aside after he wins the race. If that were to be true, then the 1978 U.S. Senate race in West Virginia is far more important to Rockefeller than it is to either candidate becattse - it could open the way for Gay. Rockefeller to kail down a Senate seat the easy way. But Jay has insisted his uncle offered him a U.S. Senate appointment in 1968 when Nelson Rockefeller was governor of New Kennedy had been slain. Jay If you carry this political conclusion, then the governor's turned over to the President of W.T. Brotherton Jr., D-Kanawha, that post, subject to the biennial membership which next occurs Since Brotherton has been political soundings in recent years, ambitions in this direction. If Moore loses the 1978 Randolph, then Rockefeller faces the prospect of risking his the 1980 gubernatorial election a admittedly could be less terrifying it is now. But it could also make the U.S. Randolph retirement either induced ally far more appealing, gubernatorial showdown with Moore Democrats. Right now all these frustrating to Rockefeller much 1976 GOP standard bearer Cecil must have had a last Monday gala in Charleston when the disregarded him by not even maki 8 rostrum for him. Being e astute politician hale, he can't eit idle for three years impetus he now enjoys. can't lose in 1978. Hort Shorts Wouldn't it be nice. in the middle Of January, to see spring flowers blooming in your home? It certainly would help to chase away the mid-winter "blahs." It can easily be done by a method called "forcing.', This involves causing bulbs to flower by other than natural means. You artificially create and control the conditions required by plants to grow and flower, instead of letting nature take its course. First of all, obtain the spring flowering bulbs of your choice. Next, select a container. Ideally it should have a drainage hole.,If you can obtain a "pan" to plant in, use it i;.stead of a pot. {A pan is e short, squat pot.} Pans supply more een drainage, although pots with straight sides, or whose tops are larger than the bottoms will work just as well. Place a layer of drainage material in the bottom of the pot. Pea gravel, shale or small pieces of broken clay pots work well. Next add a couple of inches of well drained soil. If you are using soil from your back yard, or purchased potting soil, you may need to add some sand or perlite to it. The importance of well drained soil cannot be overemphasized-rotting of the bulbs may occur if drainage is overlooked. Place the bulbs on top of the soil and fill around them. Tuplis, daffodils and hyacinths should be planted such that the "nose" or tip just shows above the soil line. Crocus and grape hyacinth should he planted an inch below the soil line. The amount of bulbs you put in a pot is up to you, but be sure none of the bulbs toucheach other, or the sides of the pot. by MstY You do not need to add any fertilizer to the soil, since bulbs store their own food. After you finish potting the bulbs, water them until the excess begins to drip out of the bottom of the pot. Let the pot drain a few minutes before beginning the cool treatment. Place the pots in a cool location [about 40 degrees) for a period of ten to twelve weeks. You can put them in a refrigerator, in a dark cool basement or root cellar, in a garage buried in hay, or buried in leaves out of doors. You do not need to supply any light at this time, since there is no plant to use it. As the cold period is coming to a close, you should begin to see one to two inches of the shoot emerging through the tip of the indoors to a cool dark location until leaf growth begins. Then bright location to flower. weeks for the plants to flower them inside.) In the spring, these bulbs outside. However. forcin req and the bulbs may not bloom years until they have re For a pleasant prelude to started now! You'll enjoy the the cold winter winds blowS. P4b"ed ZvoryThundey By GlUt4ER COUNTY PUBLISHING, INC. At 1GIE. Main St. Glonvllle, WI/;M3S1 Phe 412-730e SeoonCiass postage iJd at Glenviils , anal at additional mailing offices Su!cription prioe tlS.EO tax induckld in Gilmer rsekients 44.00 tdm inolvdmL Out of state subscriptions subscription for loss then I nmcMm. (ALL PRICES ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRESIDE RON GREGORY JOAN LAYNE