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Letter to the Editor Austerity May Harm The Economy Tools For Rentt Dear Editor, The fight over taxes and spending will reach a boiling point by the general election in November. Fiscal Liberals believe that the government can be all things to all people. "Taxes spent on government social programs and infrastructure will spur economic growth." On the other hand, Fiscal Conservatives believe: "Government should stay out of folks lives, let them fend for themselves. CUtting taxes to the wealthy and cutting government spending is the road to a bustling economy." The real truth lies somewhere between these two ideologies. While I agree that we must get spending under control, Tea Party folk would take us back to the 1937-1938 debacle during the Grhat Detpres[brF: r ,;+:++ + "+++:+.'+.+ oosevelt's Ne+Deal brought-a? + hot of programs ha altered the fundamental relationship between the government and the economy. Among the most important programs were: regulation of securities, trucking, banking, and utilities; federal deposit insurance, agriculture price supports; minimum-wage and maximum-hour legislation; collective bargaining for unions; Social Security; unemployment insurance; and public housing. The federal government matched state spending (on a 1:1 or 2:1 ratio, depending on the program) for relief, assistance to the elderly and disabled, and destitute mothers with dependent children. By 1937 the gross national product had returned to the 1929 levels, although unemployment remained high. In 1937 the fiscal conservatives in Congress succeeded in requiring banks to hold more assets in reserve and made some deep cuts in federal government spending. The stock market fell 50 percent, industrial production fell 38 percent, and the number of unemployed doubled. The government immediately shifted course, using federal dollars to increase bank reserves and undertaking more spending on public works and work relief. The 1937-1938 debacle proved that government cannot stand by while the economy sinks. I I I _J Each individual and family must assume responsibility for their own welfare, to the extent possible. However, it is completely ainine to believe that cutting taxes to the wealthy and cutting spending for the needy will somehow create a booming economy, with jobs for all who seek employment. One last point--Anyone who suggests that less money should be spent on education is rather naive. America needs more, aot less, citizens with a college education. Tertiary education for all who seek it makes a nation strong. Take a look at China. Jennings Angell Hinton Council on Aging Home Furnishings Warehouse 123 Ballengee Street, Hinton / 304-466-&liWafter hours 304-466-3936 Fax 304-466-5936/2009 / Hours 10 - 5:30 p.m. Industrial Sewing Machine Complete w/stand $549.95 NEW AMC Wood Coal Stove / Complete $450.00 NEW Assorted Roll Rugs and Linoleum Dee ipjy_ Reduced Dining Room Hutches & Bases $199.95 NEW Bissel Vacuum Cleaner Bag Less $75.00 NEW All Appliances Drastically Reduced This is a weekly publication of the. Summers County Council on Aging Inc., 120 Second Ave., Hinton. Funded in part by the WV Bureau of Senior Services, Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, other grantand 3deal rsoui:ee ad donaog Any older:persos is "encouraged to participate in the program regardless of race, creed, handicap or national origin. The Summers County Council on Aging is an equal opportunity employer. Wednesday, May 30, Bar B Q Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Mix, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activities: Seniors Will Visit Summers Nursing & Rehab Center In Hilldale - Please Sign Up If You Plan To Go. Thursday, May 31, Sausage/ Gravy, Fried Apples, Potato Patty," Banana, Biscuits, Margarine/Milk. Activities: Summers County COA Site MeetingAt 11:00 a.m. BingoAt 10:15 a.m. Menu changes may occur due to' availability of food or due to circumstances beyond our control. LETTERS POLICY Letters are welcome, but no more than one letter each month will be accepted from the same writer. Preference will be given t0.1etters of 300 words or less. Longer letters may be shortened or rejected. Letters must be signed and must include an address and phone number. The telephone number will not be published. Letters by Email will not be accepted unless followed up with a signed letter. Letters will be edited for grammar, spelling, taste, syntax, and'libel. Names will not be withheld. Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, 25951. . ., Paid Political Advertising Thank You To All Who Supported And Voted For Me In The May 8th. Election. Special Thanks To Billy Don Farley, J.R. Lilly, And John Smith. Benny Dickenson Pol. ad paid by Benny Dickenson I I II FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH Calling All Youngsters!! Come to our Vacation Bible School and join in the Funfi Learn about the magnificence of God's creatures and His Wonderful Love!! We Will be featuring The Bug Zone - Transformed By Our Big God! When: June 4-8, 2012 Where: Freedom Baptist Church on Powley's Creek Rd. Time: 6-8 p.m. /Ages 2-13 Come expecting an Adventure!! RAILROADS Part 1 of 8 Parts I was a student telegraph operator in the office at "OX" Cabin, Moss Run, VA., in the late 1930s. Mr. Joe A. Pfadt was the regular second trick telegraph operator and one night while sitting in with him a hobo came in the office to get warm. Uncle Joe, as he was affectionately called, permitted him to remain and I saw no reason to be afraid of the man. Presently, third trick operator, Everett Shanklin, called Ebe by his many friends, reported for work and upon seeing the man, showed considerable apprehension for him being there, especially after Uncle Joe left and did not take his new. found friend with him. Ebe looked the fellow over and told him he had his picture in a detective book at his shanty and that the C&O Special Agent (police officer) would be coming to the office soon. Shortly after that a car owned by a neighbor drove up and parked. Ebe was quick to state the police officer was arriving. Before the lights of the car were turned off, the hobo hit the steps and was gone at a BASKETBALL CAMP Mountain State University basketball camps under the direction of Head Coach Bob Bolen and assisted by Dave Barksdale, Artis Maddox, Ryan Arrowood, Zane Gilliard and Mike Fowlkes will be held as follows: June 5-7 Defensive Camp-- Boys and girls entering 8th-12th grades. June ll-15--Boys and girls entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. June 18-22--Boys and girls entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. June 25-29--Boys and girls entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. July 10-12--Offensive Camp-- Boys and girls entering 8th-12th grades. One Hour trrdividual Sessions - June 4th, June 8th, Jdty 2ffd: Btfi, .... 9th and 12th ........... Brochures with detailed information on the camps are available by calling 304-929-i407 or 800-766-6067 ext. 1407. VACCINE If you are between the ages of 19 and 26, with or without insurance, and interested in receiving the Gardisil/HPV vaccine please call the health department at 304-466-33B8. seen headed toward Callaghan. Hoboes using the railroad and highways in the 1930s were plentiful and I could see no reason to fear this man although he did have that suspicious look on his face. Ebe Shanklin had experienced the wild side of life and was able to spot and avoid danger. Everett Robert Shanklin was raised in the Talcott, W. VA., area and went to work for the C&O as a : telegraph operator on April 29, 1907. He worked at Moss Run for many years until the office was closed in 1942 and ended his career on 3rd. trick "BS" Cabin near Covington, VA., when he died Oct. 4, 1947. Looking back I can readily see where it was very dangerous to be friendly with those wayfaring men. G. K. Lusk was working third trick telegraph operator at Sewell, W. VA., April 21, 1911. He left the tower over the depot and went to the platform. He was standing in the dark preparing to relieve himself when suddenly two men stepped up out of the darkness. One of them flashed a pistol in his face while the other demanded his money. Lusk raised his hands over his head and they went through his pockets and relieved him of $31.00 cash, all the money he had on his person. The two robbers then walked away under cover of the darkness. Needless to say, Lusk was considerably shaken up by the ordeal. He immediately notified the 'C&O Police Department at Hinton. The only description Lusk could give was that both were very black and that one was rather tall and the other short. Two men answering the description were arrested after alighting from an incoming freight train. Their statement to the officer was conflicting, therefore, they were placed in jail on suspicion. Lusk came to Hinton o observe the men but was unable to identify them as the+ robbers statirrg it wa,vr)/d'trk: and that the only thing hedistir/cly - saw tvas. the,pitvl' in his aee:,The men were released and the perpetrators were never brought to justice. The night of March 27, 1912 robbers entered the depot at Durbin, W. VA., on Greenbrier Subdivision, and using nitroglycerine blew open the safe door. About $100.00 in cash and a package of express for transfer from th.e  Western Maryland at $25.00 was taken from the safe. They pried open the cicket drawer and stole about $10.00 in cash but little else of value. The thieves, appearing to be professionals, made their escape and were alo never apprehended. During the early morning hours of July 10, 1912 thieves struck at McDonald, W. VA. The C&O leased a building at McDonald on Loup Creek Subdivision, from the New River Company, to use as a passenger and freight depot. Entering the post office which was at one end of the building the thieves robbed it of stamps and money from the safe and set thebuilding on fire in an attempt to cover up the crime. Robbery was detected because the safe door was left open. The entire buildin burned to the ground with heavy loss to the C&O. In addition to the depot and freight stored within the building, three box cars standing on the spur track by the side of the depot were destroyed amounting to several thousand dollars. Continued next week. Just/Ask. RENTAL START RIGHT START HERE. Railroad Ave., Alders0n, WV CALL: 304-445-2.920 SHERRI R. FREEMAN Attorney at Law Free initial consultations available in Consultation appointment Gunnoe Law Office Local lawyers with over 30 years of combined experience , serving the residents of Summers and surrounding counties. Bobcat Fitness Center Free City Swimming Pool membership for any new six month membership or renewal of any three month or longer membership in the month of May. Sale ends May 31 For any questions call 309-4181 or stop by Bobcat Fitness Center at 301 Summers Street. BOBCAT BASKETBALL CAMP June 18 - June 22, 2012 For boys entering grades 3 - 9 Contact Coach JIms.Payne @ 304-466-1337or 304.660-7052 for information. r + '. Notice ,.," FLEA MARKET , Cultural District Flea Market will, be held on Commercial Street and! 5th. Avenue, below the Freight i Depot. through Oct. 29. Open from] 8 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Free Vendor' Space. ' Vendor setup-7 a.m. For more mfo, visit: cfm-fmh:org , ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PART-T/ME JOB? CNAs/HOMEMAKERS NEEDED IN SUMMERS COUNTY Including the Areas of Hinton, Sandstone, Talcott, & Nimitz Very Competitive Rate of Pay Weekend Differential & 3 Paid Holidays Cost of Living Raises Sub Bonuses Current CPR &First AidCertification or Agree to Obtain WV Valid Driver's License,Reliable Vehicle, and Criminal Background Check Required Call our Oak Hill Office today for an Application 1-800-681-0886 or 304-465-0885 EOEJAA Employer HEATING COOLING PLUMBING ELECTRICAL RESIDENTIAL NSTRUCTION AL0R  r DEAL w'v LIC. ::: I++; P' 0488.5 LICT, NSED AND INSURED LOCALLY O''ED ',+D OPEITI --,,- INHINTON THE WOrK YOU DESIRE AT ACOOTAEPPC THE BERRY BASKET Located on Willowwood Road, Hinton 304-660-6002 Owner Janie Briers Come visit us at Our Primitive Store Saturday 9 - 4 / Sunday 1 2 - 4 Eliminate Heating save $1,6GO up to Bee Tree Spas and PooIS,o, ovE,T,