Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 27, 1972 · Page 17
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 17

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 27, 1972
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Newspapers Embarking on Expansion Expansion Work will begin this fall on a $4.25 million expansion project of the Newspaper Agency Corp. plant. This drawing shows how the building- addition will look from Kanawha Boulevard. The -section on the right, where the names of The Charleston Gazette and the Charleston Daily Mail are displayed, will contain the new three- story-high Goss Metro Offset press. Story on Page 1A. Talk About Your Weird... Always on Sunday By B. S. Palausky State Employes Forced to Contribute To Moore Fund, Says Democrat Head Having just spent a two-week vacation almost entirely within the confines of Kanawha County and Charleston, I'm here to tell you that this really is a very weird wonderland. My largest sojourn out.of this immediate area was a little side trip to the McClintic Wildlife Station up there near Point Pleasant. My mission that day was to murder a groundhog (we called them woodchucks back in Pennsylvania). It was cooked up country-style by my girl's boy friend's mother and it was delicious. 1 plan to get another before they start laying on their winter's supply of fat. However, I digress (as usual 1. Charleston is weird. It is somehow like a small town with a bit of bigness, or maybe like a big town with a lot of smallness--I guess time alone will really tell. WHEN I TALK ABOUT weird, I don't, mean the obvious things like Earl "Lightning" Harvey going about selling yellowing newspapers and directing traffic to beat the band. Also, I am not referring to our battered battalions of winos sallying forth from underneath our many bridges to put the arm on passersby for the price of a jug. The sort of thing I have in mind would be more on the order of sighting a wad of mostly used chewing tobacco smack in the middle of the Louvre. Or being propositioned in the doorway of St. Patrick's Cathedral by a tubercular streetwalker. This town and area are full of jarring things nn that order. For instance many of our citizens would rather leave the house mother-naked than to venture downtown without their favorite pistol or knife. And it is not, only individuals--we've got little things going on like buses not venturing up into the Montrose area nf South Charleston after sunset, or so. Maybe they fear Indian attacks. . .A! any rate, this has gone on for years and most, pconle up there have been forced to make other arrangements like buying a gang of cars or so to keep from being cut off from their homes. Many people up there would love to ride buses, but they can't afford it now--car payments you know. ANOTHER EXAMPLE of a lot of smallness in all this big business is the traffic jam. One would think that after about the three millionth traffic jam (with or without a loafing railroad train across several crossings) that a few alternate routes, belt systems, etc., could be worked out. The most prevalent solution now is that most people are buying air-conditioned cars so they don't perspire to death in a jam. This is not all bad. It creates joy in the local automobile agencies. Then there is the little letdown one experiences after reading several brochures about the area and learning that there is supposed to be fishing in Kanawha State Forest only to find that the fishing lake consists mostly of silt, a trickle from Davis Creek, a nonoperating dam and maybe 650 or 725 gallons of water. Odd thing about it is that despite all the hardships, several large fish and many small ones make the little mud- choked dam do. THE MA.IOK AMAZEMENT though, is how this tirea can in so many ways keep the more gentle aspects of civilization at: arm's length while embracing some of its worst. You are right if you've figured out by now that I haven't yet gotten to the thing that is blistering, bruising and rubbing my mind raw. Would you believe that we have something in common with New York City? We do. We've got junkies here that are in their 20s and 30s and 40s. We may have some older. We also have therfi all the way down from 20 to 13. And, God only knows how many younger than 13. Think of it. Only 13 and hooked 1 . And it isn't on anything as mi!d as marijuana. I'm talking about stuff like amphetamines and heroin. Right, 13 and addicted to heroin. It makes no sense for a city the size of Charleston to have a mere child under restraint and screaming for heroin. This particular child is being treated right now. What, in the sweet name of God, do we do about THAT? Democratic State Chairman William E. Watson charged Saturday that state em- ployes, including those covered by civil service, are made to contribute as much as $200 to the campaign fund for Gov. Moore or face the loss of jobs. Along with the statement Watson released copies of a reservation card accompanying four $50 tickets sent to an unnamed state employee. "We are deleting the number of the ticket to protect the state worker who paid the money demanded by Gov. Moore's agents,'' Watson said. Watson said the reservation card was for a "Decision '72 Dinner" honoring Gov. Moore and held Aug. 18 at Uw Bluefield Country Club. WATSO CHARGED further that state workers received four of the $50 tickets with a demand for a check whether they attended or not. "This latest example of Moore's clandestine efforts to extract money from state employees should alert all citizens to the hypocrisy of the man who bills himself as 'Honest Arch.' " Watson declared. "What is even more ironic, is that Moore has already received untold millions from the strippers and other fat cats and really has no need for additional money from state workers." Watson urged all state employes to refuse to pay tribute to the Republicans and asked them to report any future political kickback attempts to his office. Dead Heat for Ex-Derby Champ's Son Allen Walker of Akron, Ohio ( l o f t ) and Erie S.JIolniboe of Stale College, Pa., cross t'hp finish l i n o side by side in a (load ho;ii during an opening round race Saturday of the. :5th A l l - A m e r i c a n Soap Box Derby in A k r o n . Young Holmboe is tho son of former derby champion Kenneth Holm boo, formerly of S o u t h Ch;irleston. The (wo hoys; w i l l raoe again. ( A P \Virephoto) Air stagnation Moore to Issue Relief Checks Alert Continues Tlir ,\x.s-orif/;rr/ Prrs.v The National Weather Service Saturday continued until noon toriav an air stagnation advisory for six counties of West V i r g i n i a ' s Ivislem Pan hrnrtlo. The advisory first, went into effect last Thursday for Hardy, Mineral. Hampshire. Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties. The AssrifKi'rci Pre.s.s Gov. Moore is scheduled to s" In Gilbert in Mingo County today to poen a new bridge and present the first two disas'er relief checks from the Small Riisinr-ss Administration to victim* of last, weekend's flash flooding. Tho « bridge is a repiacrmon! for one which was washed out during the flooding, isolating 35 families from the community of Gilbert, where flood relief centers were established. Tho SB.A checks, which ,11 e in the form nf a grant and do not have to he repaid, will be. delivered In two Logan County families. Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Browning of Bruno will receive $3,(UK) and Mr. and Mrs. James Grimmettc. also of Bruno, will receive S5.000. Rudy Granalelh. district coordinator of the. SBA, will accompany Moore to ttw fiixxistricken area. IB--Aug. 27, 1972 Talk About Qiaos, What If...? How Is Ticket Filled As Vole Day Nears? By Herb Little The Associated Press There is a glaring omission from West Virginia election law which nobody thinks about between campaigns but which, sooner or later, could cause political chaos. What is missing is any provision, constitutional or statutory, for filling ballot vacancies later than the 60th day preceding a general election. In a case where there was no primary candidate, or the candidate nominated in Statehouse LITTLE the primary dies or withdraws, the appropriate party executive committee or its chairman may pick a nominee to fill the general election ballot vacancy--but not later than the 60th day before the election, which falls on Sept. 8 this year. The law is silent on what happen if a nominee for governor or any other office dies, or for some pressing reason is forced to withdraw, in the last 60 days of the campaign. It's not a trivial omission in an era when major candidates fly in and out of all sorts of airfields, sometimes under conditions which, were it not for the campaign, would have persuaded them not to take off in the first place. In the case of a major candidate dying in the last 60 days, the lack of a constitutional or statutory mandate on how to replace him almost certainly would throw the question into court. The legislature could easily correct the omission by statute, but so far it has not. There was brief recognition of the deficiency of law after Gov. Moore was injured in a helicopter crash three days before his 1968 election, but the matter was soon forgotten. THAT SEPT. R deadline is less than two weeks off hut there has hern nn word more substantial than rumors on the filling of two Republican ballot vacancies for statewide office. It's up to the Republican State Executive Committee, or stale chairman Tom. Potter if the committee doesn't act, to pick the nominees, if there are to be any, to run against two Democratic statehouse incumbents--State Treasurer John H. Kelly and Agriculture Commissioner Gus R Douglass. The GOP had no primary candidates for the two offices. Apparently nothing has firmed up on the GOP choices, but two names have circulated in the rumor mill the past few days. Former legislator Eric Nelson, a Charleston investment counselor, has beer mentioned as a GOP possibility for treasurer. Walter E. Jett, Pocahontas County agricultural extension agent until his recent retirement, is a rumored prospect to run against, Douglass. State Sen. Dallas Wolfe of Rowlesburg is convalescing in a Clarksburg hospital after undergoing surgery a few days ago. Wnlfo, who will bo 77 Sept. 1, "is the legislature's oldest member. The Preston County Republican's third Senate term expires this year and he's not running again. The Edncalional Broadcasting Authori- t y still hasn't picked a successor to retiring executive secretary Harry M. Brawlcy, h;it expects to announce a choice in about two weeks. Family Reunion? ll.nrdniitn- Sept. 3 nt H a r d m a n Chapel nenr Smithville. Mick--Sept. ,'i nt Norwood Park ne;ir Clarksbnrc. Picnic lunch. RriWKTTK Sept. 3, Conn- skin Park, area 1. For information, call 7-M-557fi. Vinson f a m i l y Sept 3. Camden P a r k , n.'.ir l i i i n l i n c l o n \V \V · · K i l l " MeClnro f a m i l y -Sept. .',. H! the home of Chne MrCltire et G a r r e t Is Re.nd, Lincoln Countv.

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