Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 76
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 76

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 20, 1976
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3C --June 20,1976. Sunday Cuselte-Mail Charleston, West Virginia State Exhibit at Centennial Was Called One of the Best By Ann Johnston Haas Monuments of coal, standing like sentinels, flanked the entrance to West Virginia's building at the U.S. Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. President U.S. Grant opened the exhibition May 10 and an estimated 3 million persons were to visit the 1876 event during its six-month run. Philadelphia citizens would comprise 200,000 of the visitors. According to an 1875 account of Acts of the Legislature, a West Virginia Board of Centennial Managers was created to oversee state plans. The board, along with at least one representative from each county, collected materials to be exhibited in Philadelphia. The legislature appropriated 520,000 for the display. Reception rooms built entirely of native woods finished in their natural colors were planned by West Virginia building architect C. C. Kemble of Wheeling. Resources and handiwork made up most of the displays. State building contractor H. S. White reported to the Wheeling Intelligencer that West Virginia's exhibit had a "most desirable location" near entries from Japan and Great Britain. A review by a Cincinnati Commercial For The .Occasion West Virginia 1876: An Adolescent State--2 reporter read: "West Virginia has the best display of timber specimens of any state, the best display of mineral waters and, above all, the best display of coal of all of the rest of the United States and territories put together." One of the coal specimens was a 20-foot block sent from Randolph County. Detracting from the Centennial Exhibition's appeal, however, were high prices, according to a Wheeling newspaper account. "Any hotel in Wheeling will furnish . .. as good if not better dinner for 75 cents than the Centennial restaurants at Philadelphia charge $3 for," the report read. "The idea of such items as roast beef 80 cents, asparagus $1, mashed potatoes 50 cents, salad 25 cents, glace (ice cream) 30 cents, service 20 cents. The total: $3.05. A cup-of coffee or tea would make the bill $3.25. "This is simply an outrage and a swindle and if such prices are going to rule at Philadelphia . . . people will . . dismiss the idea of going to the Centennial . . . " State's Building at Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition Included Was Display of Textbooks Used in Public Schools . 'Ttaecb 1016QnarrirSl. Ptitnt 3W-04J3 and-leave The Laundry To Us 1 . Superior Laundry Will Set You Free- ... Free to enjoy a Summer Vacation-or just a weekend in the great outdoors, free of the drudgery of weekly laundering. Superior offers a complete laundry and dry cleaning service- right to your door. Everything from a shirt or dress to complete family bundles, including your finest linens, finished to perfection. Call us loday and let us set YOU free! 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Take full advantage of selling assists -- facilities of the dealership/tools of information and demonstration and skills and experience of coworkers, j ..' 5'. Cultivate a relationship with owners -- of continuing ^personal interest, responsibility, service^nd counsel. , '· . 6. Use time to the utmost, realizing the most valuable asset of a salesman is each hour of the working day. 1 i 7. "Create loyally by being loyal -- to myself, my product, my dealership and my tustomer. 8. Build my position as an asset to the community, remembering that my personal conduct reflects 1 favorably or unfavorably on all those who sell ^automobiles. ,1 9. Continue'to gray""--- by setting new goals and reaching higher levels of ability and enthusiasm. 0. Take pride in the fact that my way of earning a living is a powering force in the economy and the community. ERNIE GREATHOUSE Soles Specialist TOM HENDRICKS Sales Specialist HARVEY LONG Sales Specialist MIKE LOUDEN Soles Specialist ISS'fivft H£^ mpg highway EPA estimates* THAT'S VECA WITH STANDARD WrtA.sV I-IAMEL, HO-CU. IN. ENtlNE, STANDARD MANUAL TRANSMISSION, STANDARD REAR AUE AID WITHOUT AIR CONDI- TKNMK. Vega's one tough cor with extensive corrosion protection, new hydraulic valve lifters and a Duro-Built engine. And Ihe Vego is one of Chevrolet's best-selling small cars. DELIVERED mpg highway 00 mpg LQ city ' EPA estimates* THAT'S CHEVEm WITH STANDARD, I.4-IITK ENCtNf, 4-Sr-BD MAMIE TRANSMISSION AND STANDARD KAR AUE. It has more front seat leg room thon o Datsun B-210ond more rear seat heod room than a VW Rabbit. It hos one of Ihe shortest turning roiduses in the world, and you con get service and parts here, or, if you are traveling, at over 6,000 Chevrolet dealers across Ihe U. S. A. AS DELIVERED Happy Birthday, America! All Americans are proud of the accomplishments of our greot Nation over the pa*t 200 years. We, at Joe Holland Chevrolet, are proud to have been a part of this growth. We have been able to serve the people of South Charleston and Southern West Virginia for the past 46 years, making us one of Southern West Virginia's oldest Chevrolet Dealer*. We look forward to the future with enthusiasm, continually striving to serve you with the some honesty and dependability our company was founded upon. Happy 200th Birthday, America! JIM ROSS Soles Specialist JOESYDENSTRICKER Sales Specialist JEFFERSON ROAD V EXIT I-M ME MIUID, MocCORKlEAVE.S.E.Rout« 0: 1-64 OPEN DAILY 'tt 9P.M. OPEN SATURDAY 'til 6P.M. ASK USFOR OCTUS ttOUTOUt CLOSED SUiliL CHEVROLET NK 36,000 MU 3iMonth 210 MAC CORKLE AVE., SO. CHARLESTON PHONE 744-1561

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