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October 29, 1991     The Hinton News
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2 - Hinton News Tues. Oct. 29, 1991 !-- Moreand Mor-e-P e-are an "our tewspaper Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored surce for three out of five for local news and advertising items. O SIGN ME UR Send me a full year of THE HINTON NEWS (52 issues) at the low basic subscription rate of $12.50 (In state residents add 75 state tax.) Name (lieu print) Address City . State Zlp. I1 My payment is enclosed Ocdero rt tw p'tkf Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery of the first copy TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Might Does Not Makl. Right Dear Editor: Might does not make right, any more than it ever did. APCO is trying to force its high-voltage powerline on an unwilling population who would have to live under it. It becomes clear that every bit of extra power anyone uses (not in- cluding solar, methane, wind, or water power), multiplied by the entire population, gives some power company an excuse to build more plants and lines somewhere. For example, technology expert Emery Lovins has Shown that if everyone in this country unplugged VCRo not in use, several existing power.plants could be closed. We have not seen the need for the proposed APCO line proven. The power would not even be for West Virginians. ........ A woman whose farm wasinvaded * by such a line has written that it creates a constant loud noise very , difficult to live with and that the electricity stuns the cows so that they are unable to move away from it. The danger of cancer, etc., from such high voltage becomes ever clearer as medical reporta come in. We believe it is immoral to take such risks with innocent people's lives. Such a powerline would discour-. age tourism and the retirement industry, West Virginia's great hope for economic revival. We live in one of the most beauti- ful states in the country. It is time for West Virginia to stop being abused by those who still think that might makes right. Sincerely, Betty Schwimmer, P. O. Box 764, RAILROAD ,I00RECOLLECTiONS ........... J3y Roy C. Long A COAL TitAIN WRECK AT ALDERSON: Thureday-Jun 21, 1949, over forty-two years ago, one of the worst train wrecks on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company doing prop- erty damage occurred about 7:15 p.m., one mile west of Alderson, W.Va. A train of 142 loads of coal being pulled and pushed by an Allegheny type H-8 locomotive 2-6-6-6, 1600 series was called Hinton for 4:15 p.m. The engine crew on the head end was W.H. Vass, engineer, D.A. Ransom, fireman and one of the two brakemen. The crew running the pusher was B.F. Meadows, engineer and W.E. Talbert, fireman. H.F. Bugg was the conductor and the brakemen were G.H. Sowder and G.A. Surber. Mr. Sowder was from Huntington and the others from Hinton. The train left Hinton yard at 5:30 p.m. After leaving Big Bend Tunnel eastward coal trains can make good time until they reach the foot of the west slope of Alleghany Mountain at HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS TO BE HELD The Dept. of Natural Resources will sponsor a Hunter Education Course 4,5,7 Nov.6:30 PM at Mine Academy, Airport Rd., Beckley, WV. Included in the training will be basic gun safety, information about firearms and ammunition, the role of the hunter and huntingin wildlife management and conservation, hunter responsibilities, game care and the wildlife laws. Persons successfully completing the 10 hour course will receive a Hunter Education Certification card from the W.Va. Dept. of Natural Resources. W. Va. law now requires persons who purchase their first huntinglicense after Jan. 1, 1990, to successfully complete the Hunter Education Course. Hinton and John Rubel, P. O. Box 764, Hinton, aod nda LeEmrich, SERVICEMEN IN P.O. Box 1581, Hinton, and'thy  THE NEWS Cross, Brooks Rt Box 20 Hinton, W.Va. 25951. Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Michael R. Bowling, son of Rona]d R.and Mona A. Bowling of Hinton, W.Va., recently departed for three months of refresher training off the Ca. coast aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, homeported in Se- attle. The 1989 graduate of Hinton High School joined the Coast Guard in Dec. 1990. @ WRESTLING World Championship Wrestling will be held Sun. Nov. 3rd at 3 PM at the Charleston Civic Center Coli- seum. Ticket Prices: $12 ringside and reserved. $10 adult general admis- sion. $5.00 children 12 and under general admission. For ticket purchase call ticket- master Charleston Area 342-5757 or Huntington Area 523-5757. SAVE OUR MOUNTAIN Save Our Mountains meeting every first Thurs. of every month. "Good Money After " Ba ME. Men who spend all their time and OUR money on personal ven- dettas get NO SUPPORT FROM ME. I will not add insult to injury by voting for this levy nor do I think my fellow Summers Countians will. It's my opinion that it's only sending "GOOD MONEY AFTER BAD'. If the present Board Members want a levy passed in this county then they should take the first step by submitting their resignations as soon as possible. THEN I WILL RECONSIDER, BUT NOT BE- FORE? Mrs. Shirley Cales P. O. Box 92 Talcott, WV. 24981 DA IR Y QUEEN ON THE HINTON BY-PASS HOME OF THOSE DELICIOUS HOT DOGS. SPECIALS Wed. Hamburger Thurs. Ham & Cheese Fri. Fish Sandwish Reg. $100.49 $1.89 $1.65 $1.79 $1.69 Sale 99 $1.25 $1.29 Men. Quarter Pounder $1.25 Tue. Bar-B-Que $1.29 OP N DALLY 6 am to 10 pm Dear Editor: There is an old saying that "You don't send good money after bad." Yet, that is exactly what the Board of Education is doing in spending $10,000 of tax dollars in putting this levy before the people for a vote. The irresponsible actions of the Board on financial matters has raised the question of competency. The squandering of thousands upon thousands of dollars in legal serv- ices, fees and penalities on their personal vendettas has raised the question of their rationale. The arro- gant dictatorial manner in the way they treat the very people they were elected to serve has to raise the question, Do they think they were elected to RULE instead of Serve? The fact that this Board now has the audacity to purpose a levy to the citizens of Summers County leaves us with yet another question. Are they blind? Can it be they cannot see they have all but dtroyed our school r/stem? Do they think the citizens of Summers County are also blind? The way this Board has conducted them - selves is so bizarre that some have suggested that they have deliber- ately sot out to destroy our school system in hopes that the State will come in and take over. It's not for me to say what moti- vates these men, their conduct is so unreal that it defies reasoning or an explanation. I do not know of anyone who is supportive of a levy while these men sit on the Board. Men who can turn their back on over eight million dollars for a new high school when they are in a deficit posture get NO SUPPORT FROM Letters are welcome, but no more than one letter each month will be accepted from the same writer. Pref. ercnco will be given to letters of 300 words or lee. Longer letters may be shortened or rejected. Letters must be signed and must include an ad- dren 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. Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV 25951. Breakfast 6:00 to 11:30 am QUEENSRYCHE Queensryche will be appearing Sat. Nov. 9th at 8 PM at the Char- lest/on Civic Center Coliseum. Ticket prices: $18.50 - All seats reserved. For ticket purchase call Ticket- master Charleston Area 342-5757 or Huntington Area 523-5757. ,,one..,,00 lie I Below Bluestone Dam Whitcomb. It is assumed the train was moving along at maximum authorized speed when suddenly the train was stopped by an emergency application of the air brakes. The burst of air leaving a train line in an emergency stop makes a sound that employees in train serv- ice dread to hear. It is a fact though that the faster a train is moving when making an emergency stop, the chance of personal injury les- sons unless, of course, the cause for the emergency is a derailment in- volving the engine or caboose. In the case of the emergency stop at Alder- son, thankfully, no one was injured. When the train came to a stop each brakeman, one on the head end and the other on the rear, started walking alongside the train looking for trouble so they could make re- pairs and be on their way again. It didn't take long, however, to find the trouble and it was apparent at a glance at least a part of their train would be there for several days. There were four tracks through the area, the west siding, west main, LETTER TO THE EDITOR.. Studying About Our Country Dear Editor, Our class is studying about our country. Mrs. Hamsen, our teacher, has assigned us our first big project. We hope to build a giant picture portraits of the U.S. It is kind of a contest. I have your area, and I hope to win. We are asking readers of all ages to please send picture post cards to me at: 12187 Woodside Dr., Saratoga, CA. 95070. Sincerely, Asako lwase, age 11 east main and east siding. Just opposite the entrance gates to the Federal Prison for Women the brakemen found all four tracks blocked by wrecked cars. It was determined that near the middle of the train a drawhead (part of the coupling apparatus) had broken and dropped to the rails derailing the next car behind. The derailed car then dragged 24 other cars of coal off with it before the train came to a stop, most of them overturned spill- ing their content onto the four tracks. Cars were smashed like match boxes and hundreds of yards of road bed demolished. Seventeen sections of rail were ripped up and twisted grotesquely, and ties scattered over a wide area. Mountains of coal spilled out of the overturned cars, which sprawled over both main lines and the east and west side tracks. "Lady Luck" was surely with the C&O as she had been so many times in the past. The "Sportsman , pas- senger train No. 47, was pulling out of Alderson station when the wrecked cars were discovered an d fortu nately, signal indications and the brakeman's flag prevented the train from being involved. But - if it had been only.minutes later No. 47 would have been alongside the wreck with a possibility of many lives lost. Wreck trains were called from Hinton and Clifton Forge and clear- ing operations was begun at 10:00 p.m. About five hours after the wreck occurred, the wreck train cleared the west siding for through traffic. No. 47, being behind the wreck was allowed to pass at 12:10 a.m., and No. 6, which was held at Hinton went through at 1:35 a.m. The west main track was opened Saturday morning and the east main Saturday evening July 23rd. The mountain of coal that was pilled up almost at their door steps was sold to the Federal Prison. The east siding was out of service for quite some time as some wrecked cars that had been shoved aside from the main tracks remained to be removed and the coal that remained to be hauled away by prison employ- ees. COR. Srd AVE. & TEMPLE fir. !:iiii!i R. Ph. Diabetes Care: Insulin and Oral Medicines It is estimated that ten millior Americans have diabetes, a com- mon health problem related to the handling of glucose (sugar) by the body. Diabetes is one of the lead. ing causes of death in the United States and the single leading cause of blindness. Health experts have classified diabetes into one of two different types. These two types are con). n:lYdr:f;e d d ;TYn o/ 'innSs'i n dependent) diabetes. With Type I diabetes, the pancreas gland stops producing the hormoneinsulin. In. sulin, by way of injecuon, s re. quired for individuals with Type I diabetes. Insulin injection sites include the arms, thighs, hips, and abdomen. Injection sites should be changed periodically in order to prevent local irritation of injection sites and tissue reactions. Insulin is not given orally because the in- sulin molecule breaks down in the digestive system and is not effec- tive. Individuals with Type II diabe. tes can produce insulin, but their to body cells eft]c' . cases of Type II diabetes can be controlled adequately through diet and oral medicine. 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