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2 - Hinton News Tues. Aug. 13, 1991 Pharmacy &amp; Your Health ; t'ietured back row:. Steve Lipscomb, Timmy Holland, Allen Grim- , luett, Ronnie Bennett, Cindy Cales, and David Hersman. Front row:. : ,Jack Woodrum, Mark Fox, Roger Williams, and Bobby Parker. Responsible forFireworks The W. Va. State Water Festival ireworks Coordinators would at tis time like to acknowledge and :lank those persons responsible for ie 1991 Water Festival Fireworks. Steve Lipscomb - Project Head; .iack Surin - Purchasing; Jack David Voodrum- Shooter, all three licensed yrotechnic Operators. Those re- qonsible for Equipment Setup and r ading: Bobby Parker, Roger Wil- ams, Timmy Holland, David Hers- ,1an, Cindy D. Cales, Mark Fox, Allen Grimmett, and Ronnie Ben- nett. Special thanks to: Sam Richmond, Charles Surbaugh, and Michael Martin, The W.Va. State Water Festival Inc., The City of Hinton Fire Dept., OH-9 Ambulance Service,The City of Hinton, West Virginia-American Water Co., Area Police Dept., Mountaineer Sanita- tiolService, and all those who do- nated their time and money both past and present, THANK YOU! LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Taking Issue With Those In Charge To the Editor, Recent statements and decisions of those elected officials in charge of things in this state have bothered me in a most foreboding manner. Judge Jolliffe and other judges (allegedly) have publically stated that instead of following the rules of procedure and the legal require- raents sefforth by the Supreme Court, they would rather (cut cor- ers and) do away with the require- ments of researching and writing opinions in cases before them; and, s matter of fact, I can stand as a itness, that the Honorable Judge Jolliffe practices what he preaches and so does Justice Neely, the Chief Justice of our Supreme Court and udge K, the newly elected circuit 00dge 00awha Co. The aw lequires that a decision of a Court contain both "findings of fact" and "conclusions of law . Fed- eral case history provides that any case before an Appeals Court or the Supreme Court of the U.S. will be sent back to the lower Court to es- tablish conclusions of law and find- ings of fact. Now, as I have stated before, =if those in charge of us in the State of W.Va. expect the citizens to strictly follow the rules, then the Courts and their officers should follow their own rules." Supreme Court rules, according to the Constitution, =have the force and effect of law'. To deliberately fail to follow rules ofprocedure with- o t thought of the public interest in , case, (without reasonable legal cause) is a violation of the Judicial Code of Ethics and could quite possi- bly be actions in criminal contempt. Additionally, these judges and prose- cutors can be sued for damages for heir actions in a contempt proceed- ing for deliberately misrepresenting the laws of this State and Land. I have found that through the "power" of "misrepresentations" :Imost anything is possible. All one as to do is present ones self in a ,ositive manner, use the right words ,r push theright buttons, so to speak; -,r, by carefully nurturing the victim o .hink in certain terms, much can -e accomplished, even illegal prose- 'utions before God Almightly and werbody else. It's blasphamy, for ur Constitutionisbased on the Word ,fGod, and incidently, we practice a eparation of Church and State, which, in my opinion, is grossly ille- gal for the Constitution states, ... ,ne nation, under God, indivisible', mthliberty and justice for all', which includes Arabs and Blacks, Japa- ese and Mexicans, I might add. Another thing bothers me deeply, :rod thatis I fail to find the reasoning hind granting veterans preference to members of the armed forces who ;,articipated in illegal declarations :,f war in Grands, Panama and 'audia Arabia. Neither of these ,.ctions were taken with the consent f the Congress pursuant to Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. It should be academic to note that the President of the U.S. cannot, I repeat, cannot declare war pursu- mt to a United Nations Resolution, for a resolution is not law, even ac- cording to the W.Va. Constitution. Due to a state wade practme ofnepo- ti.,m, my name was removed from tl:e preference list in Aug. of 1989, and juvt recently, I lost my 1987 evaluated, I0 percent compensation for acute high blood pressure'; a permanent condition', for suppos- edly failing to make a VA Hospital appointment for an "initial  evalu- ation in Apr. of 1990. There is no point in expressing my disgust over the State House of Delegates decision to support W.A.R. is there? And it should be plainly clear the real state of our union, the President's contentions to the con- trary, notwithstanding. ROGER L. CRAWFORD Many Thanks RAILROAD RECOLLECTIONS By R C. Long SEWELL, W. VA. IN NEW RIVER GO] GE; Conductor John B. Lutz killed. Like many pioneer people to the New River Gorge, Mr. Peter Bowyer came to New River from Pennsylva- nia. He settled at a place where a wagon read crossed New River near the mouth of Mann's Creek and was granted a right to operate a ferry by the Virginia Legislature. The place was known for many years as Bowyer's Ferry. With the coming of the Chesap- eake and Ohio Rail way through the gorge, Longdale Iron Company of Longdale, Va.,in needofcoke, bought several acres of coal land in the area to mine coal and manufacture coke for their blast furnace. The C. & O. Railway built a depot and yard fa- cilities there and named it Sewell Station after the early explorer, Steven Sewell who had left signs of his having been in the area much earlier. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Soon afterward, Longdale Iron Company employed John A. McGuffin and John B. Wren, two engineers for the C. & O.Iocating the railway line through the gorge, to oversee their enterprises at Sewell Station. Mr. McGuffin located the mine on the side of the mountain some 940 feet above the railway and Mr. Wren, with his gang of stonema- sons, began building beehive coke ovens to convert the coal into coke for shipment to Longdale, Va. A rope hauling incline was con- structed from the mine entry to a tipple alongside the railway track. Not long after the mine went into operation there was an accident on the incline and was reported in Hinton's newspaper, The Mountain Herald, Jan. 29, 1874 as follows: As the cars were going up the incline at Sewell Station a few days ago, one of the screws that holds the bands gave away, and the three empty cars going up were thrown with such force against the landing as to be broken all to atoms. One piece struck Mr. Burke, the guide, hitting him on the back of the head with such force as to cause the belief that he was killed, but he rallied from the shock and when Dr. McCh- esney arrived found him without a fractured skull. Phe three cars loaded with coal that were coming down the incline when the rope broke, jumped clear on to the Chesapeake and Ohio rail- road track emptying the coal and falling on the opposite side, broke all to pieces." Coal, coke and lumber put Sewell on the map and for several years was the busiest and highest revenue paying station for the C. & O. in the New River Gorge. A terrible accident occurred at Sewell, Tuesday March 12, 1907 when John B. Lutz, a popular Hin- ton resident and conductor for the C. & O. was killed and brakeman Hugh Ratliffinjured. grief and gloom over the entire Hinton populace. A short time after the accident at Sewell, the =F.F.V." fast passenger train No. 3, ran into a slide at Powley's Creek in which Engineer John W. Flanagan and Fireman Michael Quinn were killed but thats another story to follow next week. At 3:20 a.m., Tuesday March 12, 1907, Conductor John B. Lutz and Brakeman Hugh Ratliff were in the caboose of an eastbound coal train being delayed at Sewell. The caboose of their train was standing on the bridge over Mann's Creek when they observed the headlight of an east- bound train approaching and clos- ing in on the rear of their train. Suddenly realizing the train was not going to stop short of their caboose, both attempted to vacate to safety. Brakeman Ratliff quickly jumped and landed in Mann's Creek about thirty feet below the adbed. Con- ductor Lutz was unable to get out and was crushed to death when the caboose was destroyed upon impact. Mr. Lutz's body was brought to Hinton on passenger train No. 4 and taken to Vest Undertaking Rooms to be prepared for burial. Hugh Ratliff was taken to Hinton Hospital. His injuries were minor cuts and bruises and he was in danger of pneumonia being thoroughly chilled from expo- sure in the cold icy water of Mann's Creek. John B. Lutz was born Oct. 15, 1866, killed March 12, 1907, age 41. He lived in Avis with is wife and seven small children who, along with many friends and associates, grieve his untimely death. He was born into a large family of eight, four brothers and two sisters living in Florida. and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Burr and Mrs. Jere Whitlock of Clifton Forge, Va. A funeral service was held in First Christian Church of Hinton located on Ballengee St. across the street from the school library, Minister D. Newspaper Reports Editor, The Hinton News: Recent newspaper reports that Agriculture Commissioner Cleve Benedict maintains an illegal open dump on his farm in Greenbrier Co. should be disturbing to all West Virginians, particularly in light of his recent statement in the Char- leston Gazette that he is a friend of the environment. A limestone sinkhole is the worst possible place to dump garbage. Sinkholes are caused by the ground- water dissolving the soft limestone until the surface collapses. This is the same process that created all of the caves Greenbrier Co. is famous for. If you put garbage in a sinkhole, Dear Editor: thanks you might as well be pouring your This accident was the first of two M for the a'clesyou h right into your (and your that would  at dy; cati'ng Since we are a profit  , " .... Deesn t a man who is Agriculture   corporation and are working with Commissioner, a man who claims to low-income youth, as well as with adults, this publicity really helps us. Mr. Gaskins, Program Director of the National Endownment for the Arts in Washington, D.C., said that our evaluation for 1991 was very favorable, and that we qualify for two grants -- one under Expansion Arts, and the other(anew one) under Education in the Arts. Of course qualifying and getting are sometimes two different things, since there are always more applications than money and it is then up to a commit- tee to decide. We hope to be able to work with more youth throughout the year, and to be able to go to more public schools with our presentations, l'fwe get the grants, we can better afford to do this. Our performances for the public are designed to aid us financially as well as to gain recognition -- our performances within the school sys- tems are to build programs that will aid the young people through build- ing up their self.esteem. Again, thanks. Martha Fanlkner Lewisburg, WV Handicapped Parking Dear Editor: I was in a bad auto accident in 1989 and am restricted as to how far I can walk. (About I block) and since that time I have observed people who can walk without problems, parking in handicapped parking places. I wonder if they would like to go through what some of us went through, and go through yet to have that parking privledge. I think they need to be marked plainer and fines imposed on people who just don't care who they are taking a parking place from that really needs that shorter distance. Elizabeth Schroeder Hinton, WV ECTER Thursdays at 8 startingJune 20th. thru Aug. 22nd. Come to Pipestem State Park Amphitheatre. Eco- Theatre presents Scenes of W.Va. West Virginia's Nonacting Actor: Kathy Jackson, Martha Asbury - Faullkner & troupe. Plus Judy Walker with Sarge, Jim, Lana, & Jenny. Admission only $3.00. be an environmentalist, know this? Doesn't he know that having an open, unlicensed dump on your property has been illegal for years? Perhaps it explains why he helped organize farmers against our state's new Groundwater Protection Law. Per- haps he simply doesn't know or care much about how to preserve our well water, how to properly dispose of garbage, or about our envionment. DNR inspector Susan Kershner should be commended for doing her job without fear of stepping on the toes of the mighty. Whenever we've called her to look at a problem in Summers Co., she has done a fine and fair job. After all, you can't ask a law en- forcement officer to ignore a quar- ter-acre of illegally dumped cars, appliances, barrels, insulation, tires, roofing and oil and cleaning fluid containers, all oozing straight into the groundwater, no matter how important the dumper is. Sincerely: Andrew Maier Chairman, Summers County Solid Waste Authority NOTICE HEAD INJURY AWARENESS GROUP WHAT: Meeting of the BLUE- FIELD/PRINCETON HEAD IN- JURY AWARENESS GROUP of the WV Head Injury Foundation, Inc. WHEN: Tues. Aug. 13 6:30 - 8:00 PM. WHERE: So. Hills Regional Re- hab. Hospital, 1st Floor Conf. Rm. Princeton, WV. PROGRAM: FAMILY SHARING TIME. For more information, please contact Bonnie Dorsey Shorter at (304) 487.8000. Letters are welcome, but no more than one letter each month will be accepted frem tbe ssme writer. Pref- erence will be given to letters of 300 wordsor less. Longer letters may be shortened or rejected. Letters must be signed and must include an ad- dress and phone number. The tele- phone number will not be published. Letters will be edited for grammer, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel. Names will not be withheld. Addrem them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV 25951. M. Walker officiating. Burial was in Hill Top Cemetery near Hinton, W.Va. Cast tO coast. North to south. Any way SINGING CONVENTIOI The Summers County Sin, 'ng Convention will be held in Aug. at CHESTNUT GROVE CHURCH, at Hix, WV. EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP The Epilepsy Support Group will meet Aug. 22, 6:00 - 8:00 PM; at Mountain State Centers For Indpen- dent Living, 329 Prince St., Beck]ey, WV. COR.' I AVE. & TEMPLE ST. I INTO;q, WVa, PHONE 4$- g.....,.. <.,. ;: .:-:, ::.. ":: i00iii!iii!iiiiiii:: i::iiiii;ii!ilil ::!ii:.iii: ii ":i::!::::/ Mark Sllison, R.Ph. Dental Floss: Selection and Proper Use Dental floss comes in a variety of types, flavors, and colors. The varieties stocked in most pharma- cies and other outlets include waxed, unwaxed, ribbon, and tape. If you have not used dental floss, discuss the different types with your dentist or dental hygienist. Ac- cording to the Handbook of Non- prescription Drugs, studies show no difference in plaque removal or the prevention of gum disease from the use of waxed or unwaxed den- tal floss. TheAmericanDentalAs- sociation offers six suggestions re- garding the use of dental floss: (1) Break off about 18 inches of floss and wind it around one of your middle fingers. Wind the rest around the same finger of the opposite hand. (2)Useyour thumbs and forefingers with an inch of floss between them to guide the floss between your teeth. (3) Hold- ing the floss tightly, use a gentle sawing motion to insert the floss between your teeth. (4) When the floss reaches the gumline, curve it into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it into the space between the gum and the tooth until you feel resistance. (5) While holding the floss tightly against the tooth, move the floss away from the gum and scrape the side of the tooth. (6) Repeat this procedure on the remaining teeth. Remember to floss at in.,  that.(O l,:-{ ticles will nStYbfiaain een , teeth all nigh   ..... , , ,, , [ you look at it. with Amtrak's great fares you get terrific mileage from your travel dollar, TO over 500 destlnatlons, we'll give you a great deal for your money.You will enjoy priceless views of America plus the fun, unique expe- rience of atratn trip. RIOM NB'roN NtW Y011K $132 m $115 $114 OILAm)O $189 are even sleep- Ing accommo- SEE HOW FAR YOUR MONEY CAN GO. Roomy seats, food and beverage service and our friendly staff wlll go a long way toward making your trip as memorable as It Is affordabie. 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