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Community i: The NewspaperC bes Town, Ranson, Jefferson County and West Vlrgi I Grew Up With CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday January 12, 1978 1{rnl.1 , ,,,, , , , , ,,i Per Copy - 15e ,0000cultural Land Use In County Be Aired Bardane Meetings i Z C. VIRTS, JR. Cennty is, and has thne, losing much nd to other land cnty farmers have .Oeerned about our .'ttl , i rQ's future in th t eight years more res of land in County has been I from agricultural Uses. And since land . able resource and t on Jefferson County !hOrny is irreversible, @. meetings have been cl to discuss the issues, vq z, and consequences s land use decision. e i ngs, scheduled for ', 24 and 31, will be !  Jefferson County $ ' Center at Bardane, I ions beginning at be s x , pec'al speakers $0000T,.0000ssions at each "qlin gs, with Mr Edgar fl,,,  Jefferson ,; .... I the January 17! .#ll.". Will Ipeak on the i 'l.e",Taoamtin ;  ty "g i' lr n Agricultural ..tl-m' Virts is an out- rmer and is FRANK SCHNIDMAN presently active as second vice- president of the Frederick County Board of County Com- missioners. The first meeting will also feature Dr. William J. Bellows of the University .of Maryland. Dr. Bellows has done extensive[ studies in land use policies and will discuss the use of "Agricultural Districts" to maintain agricultural land. Dr. Bellows has authored many publications on land use economics and is presently Extension specialist in Agricultural Economics at the University of Maryland. Hosts for Part I of the series will be Mr. Ronald Widmyer, dairyman and member of the Jefferson County Taxpayer's Association and Mr. Steve Washington, Extension Agent representing the Jefferson County Mountaineers for Rural Progress. Part II of the land use series on January 24 features Mr. Frank Schnidman, Research Council with the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. Mr. Schnidman will explain the concept of "Transferable elopment Rights" and its effect on agricultural land. DR. WILLIAM J. BELLOWS Schnidman is an excellent speaker and he will be assisted in the meeting by Mr. Henry B. Davenport, Ill, orchardist and grain-beef farmer, presently serving a's president of the Jefferson County Planning Commission and Mr. Henry M. Snyder, Jr., member of the Jefferson County Commission. The final meeting, Part III, will attempt to project what will happen to agricultural land in Jefferson County ff no land use measures are adopted. Speakers include Dr. Dale Colyer and Dr. Gerald Eagan of West Virginia University and Mr. Paul Nay, dairyman and president of the W. Va. Farm Bureau. Mr. James ' Louthan, dairyman, representing the Eastern Panhandle Soil Con- servation District and Mr. Stafford Koonce, grain farmer, representing the Jefferson County Farm Bureau will participate in a panel discussion th the speakers. Questions will be welcomed and Jefferson County farmers and other interested citizens are urged to participate. How many acres will go out of prqduction next year? Construction Of 00munity Center AsGoal the Bolivar Council building is now located. Mayor Paul It was decided the building Thursday, adopted as one d the year 1978 of a Bdivar on Civic a part of ad- where the m ATHER through Cold Thursday ef snow Hlgh's in half of ;g to uear 30 on lows, zero to now housing the town council will remain as it presently is, it was decided. The Community Center will consist of Medical facilities, auditorium for recreational, social, and community services, kitchen and dining room. The building would be con- crete block and brick veneer, with a small plaza, and shrub- bery, also parking area. The building would be ap- proximately 56 feet wide and 75 feet long. The Mayor and Council are hoping to get funding from the. Department of Housing and Urban Development. There is a possibility of having some type of housing along with their building plan. Robert Ott Named To President's Club AIJXILIARY PRESENTS CHECK TO TOWN CITIZENS FIRE COMPANY president of the Citizens Fire r is shown presenting a Ken Willingham to obtain per- and fire protection The Auxiliary is a constant supporter of the their activities. "" ROBERT D. O'Pr Robert D. Ott, of 112 East Washington Street, Charles Town, has been advised via letter from Robert Ewing, president of Banker's Life and Casualty Insurance of Chicago, Ill., that he has qualified for the President's Club for the 7th consective year. In order to achieve this status a representative has to write at least $40,500 annualized Interest Rate Lowered On Loan ilan ForDevelopmentlndustrial Parkl"-"uar00 Term Of Court As the result of an inquiry by I1"o Open Tuesday; Nine Francis Frye, president of the Jefferson County Industrial Ware Re-Named Development corporation, the W. Va. Economic Development J'llft $250,000.001owerAUthrity Board, has agreed to the Authority approved early inthe ratelong ofterminterestloannwhichthe FarmHead JeffersOnBureau [Cas00 Set For Grand 1977 for the use in the develop- The regular January term of ment of an Industrial Park in the the Circuit Court of Jefferson Bardane section of the county. ICommission Responds Frye was notified last week County will be convened that the State Economic Tuesday morning, January 17, Development Authority'sBoard ITo Questions On Cost Other Vance E. Sen- of Directors had on December cindiver presiding. 15, 1977, agreed to lower the And indications were Wed- interest rate on the loan made to i | nosday at noon that Jefferson JEDECO from the initial 5V4 to a county Prosecutor Robert flat 4 percent. Issues Of Voting System Skinner, would make a total of Frye had learned some  nine presentments to the Grand months ago while attending a Jurors, which is about the same meeting on Economic In response to criticism which State law requires only five number made at the last term of Development in Keyser that the some Jefferson Countians have poll workers for each precinct in Court in September. It is State Economic Development raised reference to is the elec- which an Electronic Voting possible, however, that ad- authority was going to being ironic voting system which the System is used and provides for ditional presentments may he making loans for economic Jefferson County Commission each person to be paid not more ready for this term of Grand development at a rate of 4 has proposed for Jefferson than the same $30.00 per dec- Jury for consideration. percent. Frye then made inquiry County at a cost of about tion. Each election conducted The cases on which Skinner to Lance J. Vaughn, director of $40,000.00, the Commission has with electronic voting equip- .plans to seek indictments range the state authority as to whether issued the following statement of ment rather than paper ballots, from murder to delivering the loan to JEDECO could not be facts on the issue in an effort to results in a savings of $4,000.00 in marijuana, made at the lower rate and the CHARLES E. clear up some of the raisin- personnelcosts which the county A murder indictment will be "BUDDY" WARE sought against Raymond Authority agreed to do so. formation circulating in the would otherwise have to pay. Funds to cover most of the cost Election of directors and of- county: An additional $1,200.00 savings Leonai'd in connection with the for the development of the ricers for the year 1978, featured The Jefferson County Corn- per election can be realized fatal shooting of George Milten county industrial park have been the annual dinner and re- mission acted on October 27, through a reduction in the cost of "BuSh" Popkins, 68-year-old obtained from four different organizational meeting of the 1977, to institute the adoption of ballots. The average cost of resident of the Kabletown sources. Jefferson County Farm Bureau an Electronic Voting System for printing paper ballots ranges, section of Jefferson County on The cost of the a0 acres of land held recenlly at the Jefferson' future elections and referen- between $1,600.00 and $1,900.00 December 13, at his home. on which the park will be High School cafeteria, dums in Jefferson County. In where as the estimated cost of Skinner said he will also seek developed was paid via loans Virgil Maphis, of Shenandoah accordance with provisions of Turn To Page 6 indictments against two persons from the Bank of Charles Town Junction ; Richard Burns, the W. Va. Code governing the for breaking and entering Peoples Bank of Charles Town, Charles Town; Charles Adams, adoption of such a system, the charges; two for embezzlement, Blakeley Bank and Trust' Rippon; were elected as new Order oflntent was published as [L BI  one for delivering marijuana, Company and the Jefferson directors, to join the hold-over a Class II-0 legal advertisement one for unarmed robbery, and Security Bank of Shepherd- directors Charles Owens, John ouDecemberlandDecember8 Named oformalicioussho,,ing. stown, the money to be repaid H. Rissler, Stafford Koonce 1977. Coverage was given on this A total of nine persons are involved inthe indictments. from revenue from the in- Charles E. Ware and Mike matter, both before and after the The West Virginia Legislature dustries and-or businesses that Magaha.. locate in the park. The directors represent the Commission's official action to cor.vned in Charlton Wd- Unless aditional present- ten, ae velopd prior to adopt an Electronic Voti ncy a[  and the first The development funds wil{ dairy, bed, grain, swine and System" horticulture industry in the The proposed voting system 6roef  business was |'Tuesday, tie grand jurors presentation of a "State Of should beable to com their comeEconomicfrOmDevelopmentthe FederaIAgency, county, with the Farm Bureau bas been approved for use in tbe State" messagetoa joint sessinn deliberations by late Tuesday membership now comprising State of West Virginia by the W. of the board by Governor John afternoon or early evening, it some ' $300,000.00; about $53,000.00 from the Appalachian some 220 farm families and Va. State Election Commission  D. Rockefeller, IV. was stated. businesses in the county. ' and provides the electorate with But earlier the' legislators I Kay Michael TO Tell the west Virginia Industrial directors, the election of Officers paper ballot 'eg: straight ticket Jefferson County's new delegate was held, with Charles E. voting, write-in candidates, Bianca James, and the various =,Town Development Authority,.. "Buddy" Ware, being re-elected assistance to illiterate voters, legislative committees were Preliminary work on the ra[  has been president; Richard Burns, as audit trails for, re-counts.' formulated. ]Fedo park's development rlogl ms. underway for some months, vice-president; Robert Several other W, Va. Counties Mrs.James, in a conversation McGarry, who has served as have adopted, or are in the with this newspaper Tuesday, Kay B. Michael, Public Affairs Preston Smith Will secretary-treasurer of the prOCesS of adopting, the Elec. said she has been named to the Coordinator for the Easterm organization for the past 25 ironic Voting System. Among roads and transportation Panhandle Regional Planning Represent Park _At years being re-named to handle these are the Counties of Wood , committee, the committee on and Development Council, will the duties of these offices. Marshall, Raleigh, Summers State and Federal Affairs and a address the Charles Town Lions d'Y The following committee Brooke, Mingo, and Fayette. committee on Protection of Sub- Club at their regular meeting at Travel In Meet chairmen appointed were W.Z. The election officials in each of divisions. These are some of the 6:30 p.m. on January 17, at the Henshaw, insurance; Mike these counties have been con- same cornmittees on which Mrs. Lions Center. Public Information specialist Mngaha, yonngfarmers; James tacted and none have had Carolyn Snyder, whom Mrs. The Eastern Panhandle S. Preston Smith, will be L. Louthan, public affairs, anything but favorable tom- James was named to replace, Regional Planning and representing the Harpers Ferry It was also announced that ments on the system's accuracy, also served. Mrs. James was Development Council, known as National Historical Park at the with the W. Va. Legislature economy and public acceptance, appointed to the house seat by Region 9, serves Morgan, West Virginia Governor's convening in Charleston on One County, Minge, chose the Governor Rockefeller when Mrs. Berkeley and Jefferson Coun- Conference on the Travel In- Wednesday, January 11, the electronic system to replace the Snyder resigned to take over as ties. A slide presentation will be dustry to be held in Charleston local Farm Bureau would be mechanical machines which director of the Governor's made explaining state and. January 18-20. getting" weekly reports on the were destroyed in the recent Regional office in Martinsburg. federal programs available to activities of the state's gover- southern W. Va. flooding. Mrs. James said persons counties and towns in the area. The purpose of the Conference ning body. The reports are being State law requires ten poll desiring to contact her in Kay Michael is a graduate of will be to formulate plans for the provided by the W. Va. Farm workers for each precinct in Charleston should call toll free the University of Maryland. 111h Travel Conference, with the Bureau staff. Members wer which paper ballots are used and the following numbers -- 800-348- Prior to joining the Region 9 inclusion of the federal and ugedto contact Mr. Louthan in private sector involvement in reference to any legislation that provides for each person to be 0315 or 800-348-0316 and the Planning and Development tourism, might desire or be interested in. paid no more than $30,000 per message will be relayed to her Council, she held teaching election. Given Jefferson and she will return all calls as posltions on the colloge level and County's 27 voting precincts, the quickly as possible. Mrs. James worked as a copy editor and IMarch" Of Dimes annual cost fr each electin as is staying in Rom1056 at the technical wrtter fr the NASA ,prescribed by law is $8,100.00. Daniel Boone Hotel. Technical Information Facility. IMother's March I Eight Persons Hurt, Property To Be Sunday IDamage Extensive In Series remiums with at least $1050 in hasLife and Disability income. ORbeen with the company for 114 County Motoring Accidents over 24 years and has his office The annual March of D=mes Benham Chapter recently voted in downtown Charles Town. Mother's March will take place to purchase a fetal heart monitor mq;"-" E. Buzzard in Jefferson County on Sunday, for ',the Jefferson Memorial The period of Thursday night, rear of a van truck being driven could be cleared away. In- January 15, 1978, and in Hospital and is also helping January 5 through Tuesday by William D. Clark, of Sharp- vdstigation of the accident has Berkeley County on Sunday, families in the Eastern morning, January 10,was a very sburg, Md., driving the van into not been completed. Named Presid{]t Of January 30, 1978. Sponsored by Panhandle by purchasing costly one on Jefferson County an approaching car which was Another personal injury ac- the National Foundation- March equipment needed by children highways and one which kept being driven by Raymond cident occurred about 10:10 a.m. Blue Ridge firemen  Dimes, the march is a neigh- who are suffering from birth Charles Town State Police busy Thomas, Baltimore, Md. After Sunday on the Hostler Road, hor to neighbor fund raising defects. In addition the local at times as they investigated a the impact, the car flipped when a car being driven by campaign which is planned and cheer helps with tran- total of 14 motoring accidents, around and was then struck by Peggy Long, 18, of Route 3, Election of officers for the carried out by the Jr, Women's sportation costs to and from five of which had personal in- the truck in the rear. Harpers Ferry, ran Off the year 1978 featured the recent Clubs in Charles Town and tals for those who require juries involved to eight persons, Units of the Friendship Fire roadway, then veered back meeting of the membership of Berkeley County. treatment as the result of birth and which restdted in some Company of Harpers Ferry were across the road and went down the Blue Ridge Mountain Fire The March of Dimes channels defects. $19,000.00 m, propm-ty damages summoned to the scene and the an embankment. Unit. money into numerous programs "e .l_. both locally and throughout the C0.nt" to a total of 19 cars, three trucks, rescue unit, along with the Peggy Long was trapped in . one van and oneool bus. Charles Town Independent Fire her car for some 30 minutes Those elected were: Larry E. country. Some of these The most costly of the ac- Company ambulance, tran- before she could be extricated Buzzard, president; James prngrams provide intensive care There will be a special cidents occurred Monday sperted Hailey and Susan Clark &taken to Jefferson Mernorlal Viands, vice-president; Paul for critically ill newborns o meeting, "Make Today Count", morning on U.S. Route 340 near who was riding in the Clark van Hospital by the Charles Town Runion, secretary; James Grey, special medical attention for on Sunday afternoon, January the entrance to the Ha"pers to the Jefferson Memoria Independent Fire Company treasurer. Directors named pregnant women who have 15;3p.m., in the Educational Ferry National Park with two Hospital for treatment. Both ambulance for treatment Of were: Norman Hostler, Floyd complications. Building of the Charles Town persons sustainininjuriesanda were trapped in their respective chest, bead and possible internal Chapman and Bedford Redd. Other March of Dimes funds Aslmry U.M. Church. three vehicle pile-up and vehicles for a time before they injuries. She was gNen William Stewart was re-named support research, public health, The "Make Today Count" property damages being lited could be removed and taken to emergency treatment and then fire chief; Floyd Chapman, education and community organization is a newly formed at ,000.00. the hospital. The Friendship rushed to the Winchester assistant chief; Norman service programs. All of them group dedicated to help cancer State Police Itid a truck Fire truck stood by in case d Memorial Hospital. State Police Hostler, captain; Jerry are aimed at protecting the lmttents and families and others i loaded with chick, and driven fire. listed the damages to car at Everbart, 1st lieutenant; Larry unborn and the newborn. The with their problems. All in- by Edward Hails, of Brook- The accident blocked traffic Buzzard, 2nd lieutenant and Eastern Panhandle Chapter and tempted persons are invited to mead, Md., hit a patch of ice on on the highway both ways for I Turn To Page $ " Robert Kircher, 3rd lieutenant. Jefferson {ounty Mattie attend. " the highway and lid into the mine time until the i