Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 13, 1976 · Page 55
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 55

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 13, 1976
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13D -June 13, 1976 Sunday Gazette-Mail Uncertainty Covers Idaho Flood Area James Woodrow and His Dog at Big Otter Family Running Post Office Since Turn of Century I e e e 9 9 e e e 9 « C 9 e o e o a Cross -Town T!f Cross-Conntry Education gets your business of! the ground. a o a 9 e e o IDAHO FALLS. Idaho i.M'i - A week after the collapse of the Teton Dam, as residents worked to reclaim the flooded valleys of eastern Idaho, they still didn't know exactly what caused the collapse, what the long-range effects would be or who would pay for the repairs. Thousands of 'persons had to flee their homes when the l : .S. Bureau of Reclamation dam gave way and 80 billion gallons of reservoir water rushed into the Teton and Snake River valleys. Hundreds were injured. Homes, businesses and farms by the hundreds were destroyed or severely damaged. TEN DEATHS have been confirmed, and 11ie latesi estimate of property damage is $1.17 billion, but that's far from a full reckoning. There are too many unknowns -Only time can tell, for example, how many people were killed. About 30 persons are believed missing and it's possible some bodies will never be recovered. Mi's too early to determine the effect of the silt, sand and gravel deposited on some of Idaho's most productive farmland. Some areas may have been rendered useless, leaving owners without their livelihood and consumers with increased food prices. ··There's the ironic prospect of 400.000 acres drying up because the torrent damaged irrigation canals. Friday's rain was helpful, and the government has launched a crash program to repair the canals, but it's a race against time. ··And there are thousands of homeless people who will have to rebuild destroyed homes, repair damaged ones or find new ones The 2,000 living in dormitories at Ricks College in Rexburg may have to move out by July 10 because officials say preparations must begin for fall semester. * * * PRESIDENT FORD asked Congress on Friday for $310 million to help the victims "rebuild their lives and rebuild their communities." Victims also qualify for other disaster assistance such as emergency loans, b u t m a n y residents believe t h a t since it was a federal government dam. they should get full restitution, not loans. Some are demanding that the government admit full liability. "Most of us are in debt anyway." said Hob Schofield. whose store in hard-hit Sugar City was knee-deep in mud and rotting meat. "All a loan does is put us deeper in debt." The investigation into what caused the collapse prompted the Bureau of Reclamation to a d m i t t h a t operators of the MT-foot-high structure noticed unusual water seepage downstream two days before the dam gave way. And Robert Robison, dam project director, said major water leaks close to the dam were noticed at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, three hours before the collapse. After the break, a team from the Denver office inspected the broken dam, and the bureau later said water seeping past concrete barriers lining the dam may have caused its collapse. A team of eight federal, state and private experts on dam construction has been named lo investigate the cause. Bv Strat Douthat DUCK. W.Va. '.API - Things are just ducky in this central West Virginia community, especially down at the post office. A scattering of homes along the Elk River north of Clay. Duck is served by a fourth-class post office. And a l t h o u g h such tiny rural outposts are in jeopares these days. Postmaster James Nottingham feels the folks at Duck have nothing to worry about. "1 really haven't heard anything." he said recently. "But as far as I know, they won't close our post office. We're too busy here. We took in almost S4.000 last year and, on an average day. 150 first class letters go out of this post office." Nottingham's post office is located in his store, just a stone's throw from the river, lie says four carriers work out of the slore. serving some 800 postal patrons. MANY SUCH post o f f i c e s are being closed by the U.S. Postal Service in what the bureaucrats say is an economy move. Rep. Ken Hechler. D-\V.V'a.. who has opposed the closings, says as many as 448 such post offices may be closed in West Virginia. Duck may be sale because it has one ol the larger fourth-class post offices. Bui if the folks here don't give a quack, consider their neighbors in such surrounding communities as Nicut. Elmira and Big Otter. The proposed cutback has many of them on pins and needles these days. Recreation Activities Number one la pilot educlllon lor joins Tory down-lo-eirlh rilsoos. -t'i INC. Kanawha Airport Charleston, W.Va. 342-5646 9 9 9 O Tennis lessons, a fitness program and open gymnasium hours are among activities available to St. Albans residents this summer by the St. Albans Recreation Department. Registration for tennis lessons will be held between 6 and 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the St. Albans High School tennis courts, according to Recreation Director Jim Vickers. Adult tennis classes will be seven weeks, with two classes per week. Youth lessons will include two four- week sessions. The recreation department and the St. A l b a n s YMCA w i l l eosponsor a men's physical fitness class at the St. Albans High School gymnasium and track. The six-week class will meet on Monday and Wednesday nights starting at 6 p.m. Activ- ities will include jogging, calisthentics. weight lifting and basketball. Certificates will be awarded participants who run 50 miles or more during the program. Cost for the litness class will be S3. The St. Albans High School gym will be for such activities as basketball, weight lifting, volleyball, and table tennis starling June 28. The program is designed for students of junior high age or older Hours will be from 9 a.m. to noon, and I p.m. to -I p.m. Monday through Friday. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the gym will hold night hours from G to 9 p.m. For additional i n f o r m a t i o n on St. Albans recreation programs contact Recreation Director Jim Vickers. advanced option seminar. If you're already into options trading, but would like to learn seme o! the more sophisticated trading methods, don't miss this informative se-n.nar We'll explain a broad range of option options: Naked option writing. Variable ratio hedaing. Various methods of spreadmg-buli spreads, bear spreads, calendarspreads, butterfly spreads, and transmission spreads. Tax considerations. And other technics that could heip you oecorne a more successful options trader. We'll discuss Ihe poten'ia! gam ana degree v " c ," -or r-ach strategy. Arc 1 answer any questions you may have. Prospectuses ;;·' becisinbutec. Dale: Tuesday. Ju^e 1 5in. 7 30 c T: Where: Damei Boore Hotel. Pa r 'or A Oa"e£:" Speaker: John Macdor.aid. Reg.ona 1 Op;o-.s Sa:ei Coo-cJ:'V,;or Admission is free To reserve your seats call (304) 342-3121, or return Ihe coupon m Bacne K'i:sy SU"3 r i i.'.c r ___ -r _ 1221 Kanawna Vaiie/ Bi..- :'.."': i/.^'e.-.:o~ v'.' V« ^.;0' (304) 3-1P-3121 · Harry A Vv'ai'sce ill 1/5' Please reserve . s e a i f s j ' o r m e a t /ojr Aa.-ancec Oreo's Seminar ; ; I won't be able to attend the seminar. DJ| cie-ase senc f.e options trading literature a. ache "They're closing the post office at Kirn ira j u s t up the road." said George White, husband of the postmistress at Nicut in Calhoun County. "The post office people stopped by here not long ago and looked around but didn't say what they planned to do. If they'd asked me. I'd have told them they should close the post oll- ices that ain't doing nothing but not this one. Why. we serve 300 people." * * * JAMES WOODROW voiced the same sentiments as he sal in the shade beside the post office a! Big Otter, a few miles away in Clay County. Woodrow. whose wife is postmistress, admitted he has a strong proprietary interest. " Alvira has gone lo Spencer to do a l i t t l e shopping.' said Woodrow. a retired construction worker whose family has run the Big Otter post office since before (he turn of the century. "Some young fellers from Charleston came up and looked around not long ago but they didn't tell n* a n y t h i n g . " he said. "It would be a shame to close this post office. My grandad was the first in the f a m i l y to serve as postmaster, lie ran a store here back in 1875. "Back in those days they sorted the mail by kerosene lantern and delivered it by horseback. In fact, they were still doing it that way not too long ago. We didn't pet electricity here u n t i l World War II "I'd sure hate to sec them close our post olfice The folks around here need i t . " Lease or Rent the new Ford Car or Truck you need. Parties, hauling, business, sudden emercjencies, short or long term. Whatever it is, we'll give yoo extra transportation flexibility with a new Ford Rent-A-Car or Truck. Selection is great with a variety of models in both cars and liucks. Yoo can renter lease a Ford car or truck in minutes -· and you're oil and away with a new driving freedom! JUST LIKE HERTZ mid AVIS, but at lower .ales. You can deal with a local business and get better service and SAVE MONEY! 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