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2 The Cdenville Democrat/PathFinder December 25, 1975 i lcomr erll'c i i ' by Tom Oalesio i i [ . . Ever since the Gilmer County Two-thirds of the fluorescent I think this cola" is ,edit( 'lois students started participating in an bulbs have been removed from hall idea! Too many of UJ 4 i [ energy saving contest, I was skeptical fixtures and the remaining ones were when it comes to using e about many of the program's used only when absolutely necessary, said that it isn't only requirements and regulations. Many Also, the thermostats were turned are participating in tbs rumors flew around my office down to 67 degrees and the room teachers and custod concerning the contest and how the lights are used at a minimum. The been made more gym at" GCHS was so cold that contest is spread over a four-month conservation. Even MERRY CHRISTMAS! students had to wear coats to take period, Nov. 1 through Feb. 28, and an energy shortage, I physical education, will compare last year s consumption should be more Those of us associated with Gilmer Graphics and its After becoming concerned about with this year's. Every classroom has conservation of our rg publishing companies are proud of our growth and of the role the cold situation in the schools, I a thermometer to remind students of energy supplies. After I we play in our communities here in Central West Virginia. We went to see Supt. Ron Welty and was the contest's aims. A monthly poster never miss something are even prouder of the fact that our friends and neighbors set clear about the situation. He told contest is also a part of the program. The Gilmer Counff find it good business and good reading to use our products, energy conservation is t For it goes without saying that without the support o!, our me the reason the gym was so cold Unused lights are being turned off and was that the heaters had not been to follow. Innovative advertisers and the good wishes of our many readers, The the heat, gas and electricity are being i o:/ Glenville Democrat,, .... The Glenville Pathfinder," "The cleaned for the past 17 years. The regulated, have been institut Calhoun Chronicle, "The Braxton Democrat" and "The heaters towered above the gym floor In an effort,to involve all county curriculum and is Braxton Central' simply could not exist, and could not be reached. One of the facilities in the Energy Conservationcounty school facmtiss- motors had completely burned out and Program", Tanner will be given the there is any other coU We appreciate all the comments, both complimentary the heater fan was running but the who has promoted such and caustic, received concerning our efforts and invite you to responsibility of monitoring and continue to let us know when we please, to take us to task filters were so clogged up with dirt making suggestions on how to of conservation. M i and debris that no heat came out of conserve energy at the maintenance provided through tl when we err and to voice your opinion on our pages when you the ducts. The temperature in the gym benefits and again, it is l i i disagree, facilities and will benefit from their Board of Education add was much colder than the rest of the savings and Troy will be given the Our papers are now received in nearly 12,000 homes and school rooms- about 52 degrees. After County Office, to provide the same Since we are fa businesses every week and, are subsequently read by nearly hearing about this, Welty said the assistance. Because of different serious problem in 40,000 people. To that growing circle of readers and heaters were immediately fixed and nation, effectivecons customers, our growing family {See page 11}wishes you and billing dates, all school contest filtered through all yours the merriest of Christmases and a heart-felt Thank You! the gym heat was set at 67 degrees periods are not at the same time. "As society. If the the same as the rest of the school, an added incentive, the Board of successful, and I -RDA- Welty also explained the reason Ed tcation has agreed to award $100 ....... ,' ......... .... --,- for starting the contest was that it to any Elementary School that students will become seemed that all industry and school accomplishes a ten per cent savings in problem and will conti systems have been hounded with rules gas and electric consumption and energy conservation at and regulations about energy $200 for a twenty per cent reduction, as in school. Hopeh conservation. Many types of booklets and foends will get ths and informaUonal data has be, en sent Gilmer County High School, because conserve energy too. i of its potential to save, will be We all" need to rt F E/Gg AFFA/R5 out to "educate the public' about awarded $50 for a ten percent savings energy needs. Many t 40 per cent reduction in energy reduction." The students must hand in save our energy. The b / alloted to industry and all institutions a iournal describing energy saving were urged to try to conserve as much energy conservation _ I as they could. The public may think that "nobody is freezing" in the schoolsavings we can reC i:i methods they used. Welty stressed / there is no energy shortage, but just more than you have .... , ". =- rooms and it isn t costing the Board of i - -- when energy prices '- [ ask big business and large Education anything since the money is [] being protected from major cutbacks, put back into the schools instead of conserve. We don't i!!= motivation or benefits bills to the utility companies. existed to even try to save energy," Last year for the Nov. 21 electric . individ l type of tlz Welty said. So, it was decided that the bill, the high school used 18,420 .- to becoming aware students would be paid ff they kilowatt hours and this year only conserve. They could do whatever 11,820 kilowatt hours, That is a 36% ways. but it shouldz they wanted with the mOney: fix savings. For the gas bill ending Dec. 3, collective part con school property, buy ma rials for the the school used 442.7 mcf ancl something about it , school. In other words, the money the year 253.2 mcf - a savings of 430/0. concerned citizens. j ; students save by conserving energy So far the Troy school saved 46% on all work together to would be put back into the school their gas bill. MCF meansthousand resources. The =:: % instead of paying the utility cubic feet. good example to companies. WORTH following! ------ --- - points of view] co o.. Raymond V. Eye Chief. Law Enforcement Division Department of Natural Resources Reminder - All calmW ! IIolidays Dec. 23 to 4. Class ye View Dear Colonel Eye: .1 GiemvlBie State ~ win be ~ Thank you for your sincere and carefully composed correspondence o'f Friday, Dec. 19 qbtil l~y, Dec. 2~ December fourth. Certainly that letter was a departure from the patronization so Thursday, J~m. & often offered by public officials. By U.S. Sen&tor Robert C. Byrd I stand corrected in my comment regarding the "'irreparable" damage All clinics ~ by tl~ rendered the deer herd by game law violators. cancelled until Jim. 13. = However, we do have a significant difference of opinion regarding the extent Russia and the American Computers of illegal harvest. Based on my personal experience, even my most conservative W~y. I]~:. 23 - at 8 p.m.. tin ~ The Soviet Union, which American submarines run estimate would place the illegal harvest at three times the legal harvest. Is it C~n'istmu e~mem-t at tim lfl~ ~ :~ has used American grain quieter, and American mis- possible that this disparity would be unique to the Troy district due to its border to compensate for the fail- siles are more accurate location? ,~ ings of its agricultural sys- than their Russian coun- ' Wedne~lay - Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. film tem, has also begun to lean terparts. Your letter has established that I share responsibility for violations as my will hold the annual (]L,'istm :. heavily on American com- The United States mill- only effort to help was in complaining. Be assured this shall be corrected in the will arrive am the ire tnmlk. 1~~ puter expertise to over- tary advantage could dis- future, and our party will support the conservation effort in the manner come the shortcomings of appear quickly if, in the advocated. Russian technology, name of detente, we suP- Wednesday - D~. 31, tl~ ~vil~ J~:~ :~ To be sure, the Soviets ply the Soviet Union with In closing I wish to express my appreciation again for your letter; il left me Years Eve Dance ~om 9 p.m. ta I a. m. F~ : can produce computers; the technology needed to not only impressed, but inspired! My only other question is "how else may I but they lack the technol- become our equal in the help?" contact a~y Jaycee m~b~r, ogy to both manufacture field of computer science--- Cordially yours, them in any great quanti- especially since e x p e r t s Tu~day - |~n. 6, at 7:30 p.~. "'W~ ty, or with sufficient qual- have testified that while Louis A. Tobia, D.D.S. be held at the Medical Center. ~: ity to meet the problems the Soviets have not 631 General WaedonDrive ; of today, achieved" great success in West Chester. Pennsylvania 19380 Monday - |~m. 12, flhe W~'$ ~ ~r Russia, therefore, has adapting their purchased spent the past few years computer technology to ci- hold lm~ttn|. ~ ~ :~ acquiring computers, scien- vilian purposes, they have | M~S. V~ IL~ [H~J title instruments, and ad- obtained some very good ~r~. vanced equipment from results in military applica- Monday - |~mo~r~ 12, ~ W e s t e r n manufacturers, tions. Ladies Aid will ~ in tl~ elk.'oh Soviet trade in such rna- I believe that a mora- chinery and instruments torture should be called on IF,~t~ Note: This poem. entitled "A God Made Snta" was reached $2.7 billion in 1974 the sate and exchange of SUb~! b~ R~. Ernest L. Beard. :, --a 60 percent increase sensitive computer exper- over the 1972 purchases- tise to Russia. Both the A God made Santa, Yes. your Santa he is here ~o and $500 million worth was U.S. State Department and Come all little children As you can see. hear and feel from the United States. the U.S. Department of From far away and near And all he ask's of you is be good o Commerce should use the The Soviet Union is also moratorium to evaluate For your Santa has ~omethin~ nice And remember that your Santa is real ~E-v~ : obtaining computer teeh- both the benefits and dan- He wants you all to hear By GILMER COUNTY nology through data ex- gers of selling and ex- May God Bless you little children changes, contacts with corn- changing computerg and Now God made your Santa And older folks as well andPuter fromfirms jointand scientistS,research otherto a countrySCientifiCintentequipmenton us- Just as Santa asked God to be As you know God's gift from heaven projects. Typically, Russia ing American technology Like the disciples and Jesus Was give~ within you to dwell ~ * has gained more than it to b~ef-up its own war ma- Who were here long before we has given through the e- chine. May the gift of giving still dwell md~~kxml ~+~ changes and joint projects, If the transfer of cam- Now little children Within our hearts today lm kml=doo pl There is a very real ~tan- puter technology, either God knows that your love ger in the United States' through ~mmerciat agree- For God so tovatt my. Brethern C~. ~ ~ ~ being too (x~operative in ment~ ~r cooperative re.- IS the truest of any That he gave us'his gift to stay tim. Out of m ~ ._ sharing our c o m p u t e r semx:h, brings our greatest Beneath the stars from above ~lm~m~ ~ ~N thin I know-how with the Sovi- (~)mpetitor to our level of Now just a word to fathers and mothers TOM DALIESIO ......... ets. %'hatever military .~u- development, t h e n w e Now God has given you a Santa JOAN LAYNE periority America current- (~)uld be impairing not Throughout this land where-in we dwell " ............. ly po~esses over Russia is only our own commerciPl Or should we say a Saint Nick May everything we do on Earth a direct result of our ad- interests but also our own And he has given you the beat Be accepted in heaven as well. rancid computer science national security. Without a foolish trick