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8-Hint0n News Tues. Feb. 19, 1980 Important Concerned paren,ts & Citizens, We urEe you ,o attend the next regular Board Of Education meeting.Feb..2,; at 7:30 PM to suppoM our presentSchoolSuperintendent & his staff. Committee Of Concernod Parents & Citizens Letters To The Editor: "Not Given iiii :::: , . Reasonable Excuse" ' Things Are Hinton, W. Vs. ucation, rather than petty pol- The American Biographies Quiz February 14, 1960 itics, or trying to hire a diff- Hi" Y Tough All Over" Letter to the Editor: Hinton Daily News Uinton, W. Va. Yes things are tough all over except for business at the Har- dware Store up town. It seems that the City of Hinton is do- ing most of its business there. If the people of Hinton would check the records they would see the amount spent at this particular store in comparison to other hardware stores in the city is in the thousands of dollars. (cetdd this be why we are seeing the Honorable Mayor in this store at all hours: He checks in early every morning and can be seen late at night ). Don't you think this business could be divided among the hardware stores in town I have checked the prices on some it- ems bought and find they are much cheaper in some other hardware stores. As for the Giant Meter Sq- uad. Do you know that the Honorable Mayor and the not so honorable Chief of Police fired a Metermaid that was being paid by the "Ceta" program and not costing the City of Hinton any- thing only to replac e her by a 12 year veteran Sgt. being paid twice her salary by the City of Hinton. I quote the Chief of. Police as saying on Channel 4 T.V. News that the public was not geting its moneys worth from the metermaid. Now I ask you is the City of Hinton getting its moneys worth now? Its seems to me that it is costing the city approximately $1,000 per month to get the meters checked now, when they were getting them cbecKea for tree by "Ceta" months earlier. They must in my opinion write more tickets in order to pay this giant salary. What do you the people of Hinton think of this kind of government? Downtown business is bound to slack off. Also the Chief of Police can be seen out running radar to cat- ch speeders slightly over the limit. Could this be to get out of the financial trouble the city might already be in? It seems he has spent so much money on overtime pay because he can't make out a reasonable schedule to work the amount of men he has. I have seen the Chief and two other men on day shift and only one man on evening shift and nights. Does he need this extra protection himself? Also 1 was listening to my Scanner Tuesday night. The Honorable City Judge ordered the Police dept. to ticket the cars illegially parked at the school basketball game. I obser- ved the policemen write and ticket numerous cars. Is this another way to make extra money? These people have al- ways been allowed to park during school activities by prev- ious administrations as a curt- lousy. It is a long time until ano- ther election but I think the people are beginning to see that whay they Had was not so bad in comparison to what they have got now. Please withhold my name as part of the game. I must live in Hinton too. Thank you sincerely Mr. Ed- itor, "We Are Going To .... Make A Stand Now" Route 87 Box 21 llinton, W. Vs. The Editor, Hinton News Dear Citizens of Summers Co. Today the first day of the rest of your Life. I think that we should forget about the past and dwell on the present and future and lay aside trouble lies not within Mr, Tassos but within the board members. They are divided and a house divided won't stand. For the past 6 yrs. we have had 4 Superintendents so that should show where our trouble lies. If we are going to go for- PARENTS & CITIZENS OF SUMMERS COUNTY Being a parent and citizen of Summers County, I have been very distressed with recent act- ions, by our elected Board of Education Members. 'lae Board of Education mem- bers at their last meeting vot- ed to place our present Super- intendent Mr. Jimmy Tassos and his staff on transfer list., obviously their intentions would be to hire another Superint- endent If this is so, this would make Summers County School have 5 Superintendents in 5 years. I feel Mr. Tassos has done a very good job, and given the opertunity could really prove himself. Board members have not given a reasonable excuse for their action, and for this reason I feel it is political. As a concerned parent [ feel the board members should be thinking about our childrens ed- erent Superintendant every ye- ar. There is now a county wide effort, backed by Parents Tea- chers Associations, to try and persuade the board members, not to make a mistake, and rehire Mr. Tassos. We have petitions all over the county in support of Mr. Tassos, try and make a effort to sign one of them in your area. We are urging all parents and concerned citizens who are in- terested in education to make a special effort to come to the next regular Board Meeting, February 21, 1980 at 7:30 Pm, in support of Mr. Tassos and his staff. If you cannot come to the nexl meeting, or sign a petition, call your beard members and express your opinion. Members are, Dr. J.D. Wood- rum, Dr. P,B. Camera, W.J.B. Simmons, Jr., Donald Hannah. and Jim Doyle. Sincerely, Mrs. John Gilbert Week !ii! Hinton Hi-Y Week got under- ili! group attended Miller Memor- ial Church together. Monday's activity of a Hi-Y- Key Club basketball game was pestpon- i::i:: ed. Tuesday the Hi-Y Sweet- :::: heart was honored at the Hin- :::: ton-Talcott roundball contest, iiil The Hi-Y Sweetheart was i:i: Jayne Reid, escorted by Jackie if!! Richmond. First Attendant was iii:: Shells Baldwin escorted by :2 iill Attendant was Jennifer Vass :::: escorted by Colvin Morgan. ]ii Wednesday the club held a :::: business canvass in downtown i[ii Hinton. Thursday's submarine iii sale was postponed. Friday of ...: Hi-Y Week featured a dance at !!i: the Armory and Sunday the ii::. group again attended church :::: .... together, this time at Nimitz Baptist Church. "You Will Find A Ring Master, A lion Tamer, A Couple Of Clowns and a Caged Animal" February 14, 1980 the Career Center site because TO PARENTS OF SUMMERS COUNTY: By Ted Short As you may or may not be aware of, our Board of Educ- ation has chosen not to re-hire our present Superintendent of Schools. D. E. Jimmy Tassos. If they had the intention of re- hiring him, they would not have advertised his position in the newspapers. Would you like to know their reason for not re- hiring Mr. Tassos? Ask any member of the Board- I have and was told " He will not cooperate with the Board." I don't know how you feel, but as a parent it makes me sick. The members of the Board are el- ected by us to serve the best interests of our children. The Superintendent is the Administ- rator over the school system- the board is to assist and coop- erate with the Superintendent. To be Superintendent one must meet certain qualifications; among those, he or she must of having to cross the railroad tracks. At the next meeting, the same board member voted for a consolidated high school at the Career Center site. What happ- ened to the railroad tracks? I assume it is aliright to cross the railroad tracks twice daily five days a week, but it is not allright to cross the tracks once a week for a football game or other activity. The Board of Education has certain rules which they must abide by: how- ever, if that rule doesn't suit them, they pretent it isn't the- re. We cannot put all the blame on the Board of Education. We as parents have also wronged. We have let this board get by with things we ( and they) knew were wrong, but we have just sat back and taken it. The time as come for the parents to get up in arms and make the pre- sent board and any future bo- ard do what they are supposed to do-- serve the public who elected them by doing what is right for our children Please support our present county school administration by attending the Board of Educat- ion meeting on February 21. 1980 at 7:30 PM in the Board of Education Conference Room on Main Street. However. don't just attend this meeting, make it a habit to attend future board meetings. After all. we elected this Board and they have an obligation to us, we are not obligated to them. Thank you very much. Sincerely, (Please do not publish name) 11 PerCent Increase Born April 5, 1856, a slave, in Franklin County, Virginia. After the emancipation his mother took him to Malden, near Charleston, West Virginia. At the age of nine he went to work in a salt furnace then in a coal mine. At age 16 he went to the Hampton Normal and Ag- ricultural Institute in Virginia. Worked as a janitor for three years there to pay for his ed- ucation. Mter graduation he returned to Malden and taught school; children in the morning and adults in the evenings. He attended the Wayland Seminary m Washington, D.C. from 1878 to 1879. Then he joined the faculty at Hampton Normal. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, Tusk- egee, Alabama, in 1881. At that time the school had only two buildings; .at the time of his death their were over 100 buildings and an endowment of almost two million dol!a. He had the national reputat- ion of being the most prom- inent Negro of his day. The school became famous for its hard-working, reliable grad- uates. He established the Nat- ional Negro Business League and wrote several boo. ks, some of which were Up From SI- avery, in 1901 He died Nov- ember 14, 1915, from over work, at Tuskegee, Alabama; and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1945. Who was he? The first person that can identify the above sketch will find, their name and the answer next', week. The number of Black students at West Virginia University has increased by nearly ll percent over a year ago, according to WVU President Gene A. Budig. He said there are 319 Black students now enrolled on the Morgantown campuses. "This mcrease represents meaningful progress, but we must intensify our efforts to attract able young Blacks," Dr. Budig said. "'They represent a valuable human resource for our state and our society." He also said that WVU's minority enrollment zs increas- ing at a time when it is drop- ping elsewhere. Summers County Hospital February 13, 1980 Dismissed: Lottie Campbell, Bernard Royer, Nellie Yancey, Bessie Davis, Jason Keaton, all of Hinton: Earl MacKenzie, Nimitz; Robert Cox, Stephanie Price, beth of Sandstone; Terri Lewis, Meadow Bridge; and Jerry Smith, Ballard. WE'VE COOKED UP A llll Admitted: Thelma Hubert Middy, Michael son, James McComas. Rogers, all of Hinton; Ellis, Forest Hill; Eva mon, Robert Wills II, ing Branch; Goldie Meadow Bridge; ony, White Oak; and Richards. Nimitz. The family of Harold T. Dressier would to take this opportunity to thank Mr. WiilJ Young, Minister of the Hiuton Methodist Church, for his service, also, The Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors. We extend our thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Bili Dressler, the relatives, friends, and neighbors of Biil- Coty, for flowers food, cards, and May God Bless You Mrs. Harold Dressier HIGHT S.K. Shammaa, Tots and Teens, Don Array Shop, Don's Sport Shop, Dr. W.P. Mathews, Dr. Mingo, Hick's Floral, Davis Dept. Store, Hinton Hot Dog Stand, State Farm Ins,- L. Wills, Beth Doyle, and Cox's Dept. Store. they were voting against. When asked why they voted against the North Central Association, their answer was "It costs $250.00 a year". What is $250.00 when it concerns our children's education. Also, at one board meeeting, a beard member rot. ed against the athletic field at Country Roads Plaza Hinton, WV . The tlinton High School Hi-Y Club conducted their business canvass in downtown Hinton Wednesday Feb. 13. The money which is collected is used for community service projects of the group. Businesses which donated are : Hinton TV 'Corp., Radio Sh- ack, Ronaid Meadows Funeral Business Canvass Held to the business for which they were elected-- our children and the improvements of our school system. Our county has be- come a laughing stock in the state, I think when part of our present board has gone through four superintendents in five years we need to change some- thing other than a Superint. endent-- we need to change the Board. Some board members do not even know what is going on, or if they do, they are not man enough to stand up for what is right. For example, last year r they voted against remaining in the North Central Aesociation Parlors, Hinton Floral and Gift, "and did not even know what in your paper that the Green- brier School building should be preserved. Our Senior Citizens, with their tax money, built this building, and the Riverview School bulld- ing. Do you all think that the Board of Education should be SOM[THING Biffs OOKING AT BURGER QU[[N. these buildings properly used. They and organizations can come forward and help keep Hinton the nice place that it is; and instead of destroying mill- ions of dollars of good prop- erty, put it to proper use. C B Rushford Sr. Every Weclnesday, from 4 PM 'til closing, is Family Night at Burger Queen. Just for the occasion, weve cooked a budget-saving deal on our 2-piece chicken dinnen Or .49 for 2 pieces of plump, tender chicken; plus creamy cole slav, a delicious dinner roll and 3 of our unique Taters- big wedges of potatoes breaded and then deep filed. When it comes to taking the whole the malice and envies, ward we are going to have to have a Master's Degree from a l would like to state that I make a stand now and not let a college or university and must I "m think a person job is his own few people tell us what we can have served as a classroom i i personal property the same as have and not have. teacher. If the Board of Educ- his car or furniture. And with- As I have stated I know that if ation members are going to run utajustcausel dn't think Mr'Tasssisgivenachancet the schl system ' then maybe  anyooe should interfere with it. prove himself he will make each one of them should meet I know Mr. Tassos personally Summers County a good Supt. the same qualifications as that and I think he has done an that all citizens can be proud of. of Superintendent. However, as excellent job. I don't think they I don't think it's wise to trade it is, a board member does not could find a better Superint- a good horse off when he's doing even have to have a high school 1 1 endent anywhere as devoted to  a good job for you. education. In our county, all a i i  board candidate needs is a " hm job. I think most of our Donald I. Mock Sr. politieal click"tobackhim, and if elected this board member U dF Th G d " click" will pullhis strings. " se or e OO 99 Have you ever been to a Board meeting ? Go sometime- Ringling Brothers- Barnum- Editor their control? These buildings, like to a board meeting. Am- ltinton News that are no longer needed for ong the board members, you classes, certainly should be will find a ring master, a lion Many of us folks here in used for the good of the Comm- tamer, a couple of clowns and a PlasanlSummersC=tyften unity' and' in mY mind' belng caged animal" At he bard I THIS Nmr. I hear comments from visitors to the people who paid for them; meeting, a member of the what a beautiful and peaceful and elected the Board to work Board told the Superintendent valley and rivers that we have for the good of all,of us. This to "Shut up". I feel sure that if and thesad fact is that we think word "condemned must be that board member's child told about it but shw n sign f thrug hlyinvestigated and the his Daddy t"shut uP" hewuld l 2 PIECE CHICKEN DINNER l appreciating it all. I have been best solutmn used. I have "whack the daylights" out of t ovei  znany highways and cttys papers from the Preservation of him. It is a shame that we have anffndt'any f them are as nice Histrical' Buildings Sci'ety elected such rude' childlish ad" llO as it is right here in our area. that explams how they give nig ults to act in the best int- ll/l dl Vlsit)rspoint out to us what we grants and other assistance in crests of our children. can notsee and appreciate. In this regard; there are many, I think it is time for theboard recen(time two visitors wrote manyfolks in Hinton that want members to forget their petty lml 4rl differences and politics and get family out, you can always be sure there will be something for evefl4oody-ffom complete fish dinners to all kinds of bur- gers. And at our low prices, eveMhing is a delicious bargain. So this Wednesday, come on Into Burger Queen for Family ht. Ifs a great way to give Morn a and the kids a treat-with- out eating up your budget. We're looking forwail, to seeing your whole ,gangthis weanesdayl