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2 - Hinton News Tues. Oct. 16, 2012 '[ Morea-nd--More People are Reading our Newspaper ] 1 I Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. Save $$$. Call Tools For Rent! Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name Address (please print) City. State Zip TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 Letter to the Editor Keep Cardinal Dear Editor: Amtrak's Cardinal is a huge benefit to the people of Summers and Mercer Counties. You can get on the train at Hinton in the morning and get off in New York that night. Heading West, you get on in the evening and arrive in Chicago the next morning Last month the fare to New York was $84. The longer trip to Chicago cost just $72. It would cost you more than that, just in gas, to drive. And on the train, you can eat, read, sleep, and walk around. Without the Cardinal, our closest passenger rail access would be in Washington, D. C. People need to understand that the Romney/Ryan ticket has vowed to "zero out" Amtrak entirely. No more Cardinal. We would become the only developed nation without passenger rail service. Hinton was built around the railroad. Once there were many passenger trains arriv:ing and le~iving Hinton every da~.: Nbw we're clown to one train; thre6 days a week. Let's vote to keep the Cardinal. Sincerely: Andrew Maier, Esq. Hinton Letter to the Editor Party Platform Decides Vote Dear Editor, The 2012 elections are upon us. The airwaves are full of conflicting information on which candidates will best serve our nation, states and local governments. How is a person supposed to sort through all that rhetoric and find the truth? Sadly, many have decided that their votes do not count, or will not make a difference. Many others are simply indifferent, all wrapped up in their own lives, oblivious to the consequences when good men do nothing. While I have voted in every election since adulthood, it has been a long time since I voted for someone I was really enthusiastic about. In most elections for the last two decades I have held my nose and voted, more so against candidates than for. During the chaotic 2000 elections I came to a simple solution for voting that has served me well and left me with a clear conscience. Contrary to all the political ads, this election is not about the economy, not about jobs, net about the debt or deficit spending; nor is this election about big government vs small government. Instead, this election is all about morality, the direction this nation is headed--into oblivion. For decades there has been an ongoing campaign for immorality. The public airwaves have followed in the footsteps of Hollywood, pushing the boundaries further and further from that which is decent. For the first time, a major national political party has publicly, blatantly and joyfully embraced a national policy incorporating immorality into its written platform. A party's platform sets forth in writing the party's principles and goals. Oh, there are many, many issues that could be discussed, but I'll point out just three that makes it so easy for me to vote. One national party platform clearly and unambiguously supports the destruction of unborn babies and opposes any effort whatsoever to stop any abortions and forces all taxpaying Americans to pay for those abortions via tax money subsidies. The other national party platform states "the unborn child has a fundamental in. dividual right to life which cannot be infringed.'As a Christian, how can I possibly vote for any candidate who is a member of a party that supports the destruction of innocent children! One national party platform clearly and unambiguously supports the destruction of the fundamental pillar of civilization, the family, by redefining the definition of marriage. Since the beginning of time marriage has been defined as a relationship between one man and By Roy TROOP MOVEMENT prepare sandwiches, pies and fruit, Committee is extremely grateful to WORLD WAR 1 take them to the passenger station the Talcott ladies who voluntarily When World War 1 came to an when trains were due to arrive and came to their assistance last end thousands of soldiers had to be dispense them from baskets andSaturday . . . Their contribution of transported by railroads back to trays as the soldiers walked by. 20 pies helped considerably. their home or to camps where they Seeing a great need, the C&O "Our own townspeople responded were to be mustered out of service. Railway set up a small building, nobly many sending pies and other In preparation to take care of the similar to a watchman's shanty to delicacies to the canteen unsolicited. soldiers, the American Red Cross set be used by the ladies where soldiers As we fed close to 2,000 on that day up a canteen service alongthe C&O would walk up to a counter and be it would be impossible to make Railway at Staunton and Clifton served, individual mention to each one Forge in Virginia and at Hinton, By the month of December 1918 contributing but to all we extend Charleston and Huntington in West troop movement westbound was sincere thanks. Virginia. The canteen at Hinton was very heavy. In a six day period "In addition to the above we a small building on the passenger between Friday, Dec. 13th. anddesire to acknowledge receipt of the station platform between two flights Wednesday, Dec. 16th. 7,800 men following cash donations" T. N. Reed of steps leading to Second Avenue. were served sandwiches, coffee and $5.00, Shan S. Rose $25.00. On Nov. 22nd. C&O officials were fruits. "Do you imagine the soldiers'over notified by the War Department that Taking notes of the heavy troop fed? Ask any of our boys recently 40,000 soldiers at CampTaylor were movement, Editor of Hinton Daily returned. If you find one willing to to be nmstered out commencing Nov. News printed the following plea: acknowledge it we want to meet him. 29th. when 5,000 would be given "What have you done for this He can't be found." honorable discharges and permitted deservable cause? This is not only During World War II a canteen to return home to civilian life. Also for a few but is universal. Get busy was provided at Hinton by the each day thereafter demobilization and do your share. A great deal of American Legion near the sidewalk would be conducted releasing 5,000 credit is due Mrs. George Phillips above the depot and just below to 6,000 each day until all 40,000 under whose direction the boys have Perkins Hotel served by various civic were paid offand given a train ticket been so successfully fed. The C&O and fraternal organizations in to their homes. As a result of this is erecting a canteen hut at the Summers County.Acanteen service notice, the C&O at once began station which will need supplies was probably provided at other running deadhead passenger immediately. Any kind of staple points on C&O as in WW 1 There equipment to Camp Taylor to meet goods will be greatly appreciated was also a depot restaurant at the government's need. Until the canteen is completed, Charlottesville and Clifton Forge in Mrs. G. H. Phillips, Chairman of supplies will be received at the Red Virginia, Hinton, Thurmond, the Red Cross in Hinton, did a Cross headquarters or Miss Dora Charleston and Huntington in West superb job supervising the Hinton Schweickert at Hinton Insurance Virginia where soldiers could canteen. Through her enterprise, Agency. Everybody respond please." purchase food, etc. During the cash and foods were donated by After an unusually heavy troopsecond World War, troop movements individuals in Hinton and movement in January 1919, the were much greater than the first and surrounding areas and from social Canteen Committee made the served by the Red Cross throughout clubs. Ladies of the Red Cross would following statement: "The Canteen the U. S. in many worthwhile ways. one women, but this party wants to repeal the federal Defense of Rockefeller, Manchin, Rahall & Tomblin Marriage Act and give same-sex Announce Significant Grant to Coordinate relationships the same status as traditional marriage. Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs The other national party platform supports the traditional definition of marriage and affirms the rights of Senator Jay Rockefeller, this issue, as well as convened states and the federal government Chairman of the Finance roundtables and held hearings to not to recognize same-sex Subcommittee on Health Care, and bring more attention on prescription relationships as marriage. Senator Joe Manchin, along with drug abuse. As aChristian, how can I possibly Congressman Nick Rahall and "Drug abuse is tearing too many vote for any candidate who is a membero~a~)~;that~ulaportsthe Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, today of our families'and too many of our announced $450~000 in fedel;hi communities apart, and allofusare dest~u~;~i~l~;t~.~he fa~l~z~and funding t6's~Ui~:~est Virgini~!s working hard to put an end to this tradltmn tna~riage! ' prescription drug monitoring epidemic," said Senator Manchin. One national party platform project. The funding would enable "The fact is, drug abuse means that clearly and unambiguously supports the integration of the project into too many able-bodied folks can't find the removal of all things God from electronic health records and good jobs, and that employers are the public arena. At their national pharmacy systems. These efforts having a tough time trying to hire convention recently the majority of will help make sure prescribers are good employees. I'm determined to delegates booed the idea of even aware of patients who have histories push through my legislation to make inserting the word "God" in their of abuse or are doctor shopping, it harder for people to abuse platform. This is the party behind "Prescription drug abuse is a addictive prescription drugs, and I the removal of displays of the Ten public health crisis in West Virginia will work with my colleagues on both Commandments and Christmas and the nation," said Senator side of the aisle on commonsense scenes from public properties as well Rockefeller, Chairman of the approaches to this problem." as other attacks on Christianity. Finance Subcommittee on Health "Among the most cost effective, As a Christian, how can I possibly Care, a longtime advocate for long term measures we can take is vote for any candidate who is a solutions toendingprescriptiondrug prevention and monitoring," said member ofa party that supports the abuse in West Virginia. "This Congressman Rahall, a senior mockery and destruction of funding will go to West Virginia's member of the Congressional everything I hold dear and prescription drug monitoring Caucus onPrescriptionDrugAbuse, precious--children, family and faith! project, which can play a key role in who has been active and vocal in Not only can I not vote for them, preventing prescription drug abuse, promoting federal legislation to I must v, ote against them! "As the We need comprehensive solutions to attack the scourge of drug abuse in nations which the LORD destroys this crisis, and prescription drug West Virginia. "Our State Police, before you, so you shall perish, monitoring is a crucial component. Attorney General, and even' because you would not be obedient I've been working to tackle this issue physicians have stressed the need to thevoiceoftheLORDyourGod." head on, and I'm so glad the for access to a prescription drug Deut 8:20. SubstanceAbuse and MentalHealth monitoring system that is shared "Blessed is the nation whose God Services Administration is bringing between state lines and updated in is the LORD; and the people whom a course right to West Virginia, at real time. That's why I have he hath chosen for his own my request, on September 28 in introduced and supported inheritance." Psalms 33:12. Lewisburg to keep this dialogue legislation to authorize federal "Happy is that people yea, going and allow our health care funding to help our states create and happy is that people, whose God is professionals discuss what they can maintain prescription drug the LORD." Psalms 144:15. do to reduce the likelihood of abuse monitoring programs, along with John T Osbron among patients." 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