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Our 134th Year Of Service To is Community 1 No. 3 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday January 19, 1978 Per Copy - 15€ Major Problems In County As Result Friday, Tuesday Snowstorm , ictments Returned Grand Jury Tuesday • Eight Persons a{ Jury of the SOp- Ti 0f the Circuit Court a County, finished up erations in record [a:r afternoon despite : opening of Court was a time when a h,: grand jurors were arriving due to the lhe court was ready to 13 of the 22 grand arrived at the Court of 16 jurors and had been sum- Serve on the January e..rand Jury. Three Jurors had to be here was a sufficient of grand jurors presiding Judge ;el indiver delivered tus charge to them and then Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Skinner began making his presentments for indictments to them. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., the grand jurors finished their deliberations and the result was they brought in a total of six felony and one misdemeanor indictments against eight persons. Misdemeanor indictment was returned against Clarence Stubbs, in connection with the theft of properties valued in the amount of $88.50 from A.T.O. A felony charge indictment was returned against Heidi I. May, in connection with forgery of a check in the amount of $I,137.36 on the Jefferson Security Bank in March 1977. Also jointly indicted on a felony charge was Arthur T. Davis and Tyrone Wayne Hill, in connection with embezzlement of funds from the Whitmore Lumber Company. Martin L. Boamer was in- dicted in connection with a breaking and entering at the Body Repair Shop of Ray Kern, Sr. John C. Cruz had a felony indictment returned against him in connection with the shooting of Charles D. Fletcher last September. Two felony indictments were returned against Allen C. Bennett, on a charge of delivering a controlled sub- stance and Raymond E. Leonard was indicted on a felony charge for the murder of Milton Popkins of the Kabletown section last December. W. Strider, Jr., ProminentlFive Named To t;. Town Banker,ChurchmanlEpiscopal Vestry Leader Dies At VA Center Wld c;vic =qmma t"mty and , aresictent of 311 S. rles Town, morning in the Center near Mar- ere he bad been a • t for a numhe as he was widel, erred to by his and. acquain- was born section of Jef. , July 7, 1909, a son W. and Carrie was connected of Charles Town His father, Strider, was bank. Not r's. father con- for Jimmy's Isaac H. bank. Served in just in the teller, then president the Bank JAMES W. STRIDER, JR. Board. He was long an active member of Zion Episcopal Church, having served on the Church Vestry a number of times, the finance committee; he served chairman of the Endowment Fund for the old Charles Town General Hospital for a number of years, was a member of the Henry Kyd Douglas Sons of Confederate Veterans, served as Post Finance Officer of Jackson Perks Post No. 71, American Legion, for many years of which he was also a life member; was a member of the 40' & 8 Voiture Turn To Page 6 The annual Parish meeting ol Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town, was held Sunday, January 15, in the Parish Hall beginning with a covered dish luncheon immediately following thell a.m. service. As a part of the business meeting, the following persons were elected to the Vestry for a term of three years: Mrs. John Alfriend, Mrs, Katherine Crane, Mrs. Earl Kelican, Mr. Brooke ' i [RS JEFFERSON FAIR BOARD are three of the four officers of Fair Association, elected at of the Fair Board held January 10, at the Bardane They are, left to right -- Walker, of Shenandoah new vice-president, replacing T. "Jim" Stale)', RFD Charles and J. P. Burns, Jr., County dairy farmer, of ,,uwn, who was re-elected as of Charles Town, who treasurer for a number of treasurer. He was not (Photo by Jim Tabb) Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation Elects Office00 Discusses. Industdal Park Progress 8.Inches Snow, Sleet, Rain Has Kept Schools Closed, Slowed Motorists Since Friday Jefferson Countians, like much of the remainder of the nation, have received a bitter reminder of the terrible "Winter of '77", in the past five days, beginning Friday, January 13, and lasting until about 9 p.m. Tuesday night. The one difference in this Winter's first major snowfall is that it has not only been cold, but this county and this section also has received possibly more snow within a five-day period than all last Winter. According to weather statistics of Laurence Lloyd, St., local weather observer, Jefferson County now has a total of 8 inches of snow on the ground and indications are there is more on the way, hitting here possibly sometime Friday. The four inches of additional  Thursday, was dependent upon snow which swept over this whether therewasanyextensive The Jefferson County In- secretary, and George Vickers, promoting on a track of land at county, and this section, from blowing of the snow and drifting dustrial Development Cor- assistant secretary. William Bardane, which JEDECO Tuesday morning until about 9 Wednesday night. poration, the industrial arm of Van Tol, vice-president of purchased from the Federal o clock Tuesday night, I Laurence Lloydsaidthesnow the Jefferson County Chamber JEDECO, was not p?esent at the Government, is the major presented a lot of problems for which hit Jefferson County and of Commerce, met and re- meeting. Other members of project of JEDECO. motorists and the already dead-t this section late Monday night organized recently and then JEDECO, all of whom are JEDECO, Inc., has received tired county Department of!and Tuesday morning, discussed at length progress directors of the Jefferson County financial assistance from Highway employees, especially 'measured about one inch. Then late Tuesday afternoon and i about 11 a.m. Tuesday-morning, being made in the construction Chamber of Commerce, are -- federal and state sources, the evening. But the utility corn- i the snow began to fall again and of an Industrial Park in the Joseph Sardone, William Gavin, Jefferson County Chamber of Bardane section of the county. [Infold Kisner, Thomas Commerce, local individuals, panics -- Potomac Edison and!between then and 4 p.m. Chambers, Shirley Hunt, Robert Bank of Charles Town, Blakeley General Telephone, said they  Tuesday, another three to four inches fell after which the The new officers and directors Mason, Paul Manzuk, Douglas Bank and Trust Company, came through the storm in fairly precipitation turned to heavy named as shown above, are: Rockwell, Dorothy Caperton, Jefferson Security Bank and good shape. Front row, left to right -- J. Donald Smith and Calvin Peoples Bank of Charles Town, Potomac Edison officials said!sleet and eventually rain. Robert Cain, treasurer; Francis McGehee, the latter president of in developing this project, they did not experience any  The heavy sleet and rain and l pawer outages Tuesday as a i freezing temperatures did Frye, president; Allen Marshall the Chamber; Oliver Kastle, M. Upon completion, the In- resultof the snow, sleet and rain, i manage to place a light crust of and John Chrisman, directors. A. Perkins, Terry Marcus, dustrial Park should boost Back row, left to right -- Henry Lynwood Barton, Denver Hipp employment in Jefferson County t and the telephone company '.ice on top of the snow, thus Snyder and Roger Perry, and Robert Ott. by approximately 1,000 encountered only a few minor cutting down on the possibility, '; at least to some extent, of heavy directors ; James Davis, An Industrial Park', which it is positions. I oniicials at the cotmty offices blowing and t drifting. of tlie:W' aiDepartment of Although thee were som, Jefferson' Couians Have Mixed highways, said beenWednesdayi'min°rm°t°ristaccidentsastheable to !result of slipping and sliding on morning they had • keep all of the county's primary 'the highways, the county has iEmotions About Sunday Racing; ! roads in fairly good shape. As for gone through this long five-day the secondary roads, they said Winter blast without any serious t with one exception, all of the acc'dents or traffic tie-ups. secondary roads are open to . ,,,--=. , -- • _ traffic, but driving on many of JlO pe t quarterly !Mutuel Clerks Support Race Vote -.-....-, ": The road crews, who have Meeting /t!( Jan. ZU • , , been working around the clock I Charles F. Printz, Sr,, David Ash To Speak Spedal Meeting ESM !To Kiwanians Tonight CommitteeToBe Held Blackford, and Mr. Roger Perry. At the Vestry organizational meeting following, Mr. Shirley Hunt was v '  I since the county was hit with five elected Senior Warden and Mrs. Sunda_ racm at the Charles .... ... ipresident of the General Adam W. T. L. Clarke, Junior Warden. Town race tracks, which is being inches ot snow on ermay, are Delegates to the Diocesan rushed by officials of the [ now concentrating all their iStephen Chapter of the Sons of " efforts and eqmpment on 'American Revolution, an- Convention were also elected. Charles Town Turf Club and the ' nounced that Marshall J. Shenandoah Corporation, is I clearing the snow and ice from Beverley, Sr., of Gerardstown, Those elected to represent Zion the secondary roads Just how Church at the Convention are: meeting with mixed emotions; • iwill be the principal speaker at Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Hunt, Mr. David Ash, administrative among Jefferson Countians just soon these roads will be in good the next quarterly meeting. Mr. Earl Kelican, and Mr. Roger assistant totheJeffersonCounty JaN, 28 Board 0ff as ithasonpastoccasionswhen shape will depend entirely on Beverley, who is currently Perry; Alternates: Mrs. Earl Commission will be the Thur- Kelican, Mr. and Mrs. Carl sday night dinner meeting An important Emergency the proposal was advanced by whether the wind velocity :,Chairman of the Board of Merchant and Mrs. Roger speaker for the Charles Town SChool Aid Act Advisory horse racing interests, becomes any stronger in the Visitors of Mt. Vernon will reiate Committee meeting and pullic But this time a new approach rural areas than it was Tuesday It he problems of Administration Perry. Kiwanis Club. The club will meet hearing will be held Tuesday, to the problem is being used by morning, i and tell some interesting stories The Rector appointed Mrs. as usual at the Towne House Stephen Hann as Key Woman I Restaurantat6:15p.m.Twonew January 24, at 4 p.m. in the the racing interests and it ap- Because of some breakdowns Iconcerning George Washington. andMr. Randolph Hilton as Key = members were inducted into the Jefferson County Board of pears that there is more in snow removal equipment, the [Mr. Beverley is a former Mayor Man for the year 1978. , club's membership last Thur- Education office, organized and individual sup- State Road Commission crews of Alexandria, Va., and vice- sday. They are J. Blackwell A tentative proposal for part for Sunday racing in Jef- were slowed to some extent in !president of the United Virginia ferson County than in the past. their work on the secondary i Bank. He is now serving as Fairway Cleaners Davis, Jr., and Richard S. ESAA, Title VII of P.L. 92-318, as For instance, at a meeting roads, it wasstated. ! assistant to thee President of the Harris. Young Davis is era- amended, for 1978-79 will be Sunday afternoon, Januaryl5, of Whether Jefferson CountY'Old National Bank. The quar- 0p ployed in the trust department of presented for your con- the Local 553, Union of Mutuel schools, which have been closed terly meeting will be held on Remains-In ation the Blakeley Bank and Trust sideration. Co., while Harris is connected The present program under Clerks, a resolution was adopted since Thursday, January 12, Friday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m. hip ESAA is providing a com- in support of the race tracks were to re-open this morning, tat the McFarland House. New 0wnm with the Jefferson Memorial pensatory reading program for efforts to have the Sunday horse " Fairway Cleaners, located at Hospital here. students in grades three and six. racing issue placed before Jefferson County voters in a 1 208 North George Street, Charles National Teacher Other students will be included if public referendum. [ Town, was sold at public auction needed, and space in the At the meeting, Frank Cole, I in front of the Jefferson County Exams At Sh['d program can accomodate, president of the Mutuel Clerks [ Court House on Saturday Those persons interested in Union, told the gathering that he [ morning, January 14, and it was Prospective teachers who plan finding out more about theESAA had letters from William "Bill"] purchased by Charles H. Strider, to take the National Teacher program are welcome to call the McDonald, General Manager of l Jr., prominent Charles Town Examinations on February 18, local Board of Education office the Charles Town Turf Club, and] mortician and businessman, at Shepherd College, are or attend this public hearing. Sidney Gaines, chairman of the[ Immediately following the reminded that they have less Li0[ Scrap Paper Board of Shenandoah Cor- i purchase of the business, Mr. than two weeks to register with poration, assuring the mutuel Strider announced the cleaning Educational Testing Service of Drive Januapj 24 clerks that if Sunny racing is and pressing operations were Princeton, N.J. . adopted, there will not be any kept open for business Monday Registrations must be mailed morning and the facility will The Charles Town Lions Club cutback in racing days. Mc- in time to reach ETS no later continue operations without any!than January 26. Registration will hold its monthly scrap paper Donald told the clerks that if interruption to the business, forms and instructions may be drive Tuesday evening, January Sunday racing is approved, The business, which had been obtained from Harry Young, 24, it was announced this week. there will be four nights of owned and operated by William Shepherd College, or directly Anyone in Charles Town or racing and Sunday during the ,R. "Pete" Hess, for more than 20 from the National Teacher Ransan having newspapers or bad months and five nights and years, was sold by Mr. Hess, due Examinations, ETS, Box 911, magazines to donate should tie Sunday during the good months. same into bundles and place Cole said an important con- MJUOR CHARLES F, MOLER iS PROMOTED to health reasons. Princeton, N.J. 08540. On-the- The business will continue spot registration is not per- them on the curb in front of the sideration is the provision that home or business by 6:30 p.m. no employee will be required to Major Charles F. Moler, son of Mr. and Mrs. operations under the same name mitted. and at the samelocation with the During the one-day testing Donors also are requested to work at the race track on Sun- Charles Moler, of Charles Town, was recently new owner promising the same l session, a registrant may take leave on their porch lights. For day's if the employee does not promoted to his present rank in ceremonies quality of cleaning and pressing I the Common Examinations, special pick-up, call 725-7520 or elect to work. service as has been provided in I which include tests in 7254534. The race track management is conducted at Western Maland College in currently seeking to get the W. Westminster, Md. A 1963 graduate of Charles the past. professional and general SOILS 0| C0iliLhd{lfa .va. legislature to authorize the Town Senior High School and a graduate of More details concerning the education, plus one of the 26 placing of the ballot before the hours of operations will be an-' Area Examinations designed to {t{fflll$ To Meot voters of Jefferson County in a Westerh Maryland College, Major Moler is nounced later, according to the probe knowledge of particular referendum vote in the near currently serving as Assistant Professor of new owner. _ subject matter and teaching The January meeting of th future. Military Science at the college. Since entering methods. Henry Kyd Douglas Camp, Sons The resolution, as adopted by the Army in 1967, Major Moler has served in a W  A 1' H  R once registered, each can- of Confederate Veterans will be the Mutuel Clerks, reads as variety of assignments in Germany, Vietnam didate will receive an admission held on Tuesday, January 31, at follows: __-.-- .... == ticket and notification of the theVillageHouseinShenandeah In recognition of the ever, and the United States. Ltc. James R, Groves, Period Thursday through exact location of the center at Junction, at 7 p.m. Robert increasing competition among Professor of Military Science and Mrs. Moler, Sunday: increasing elondlness which to report. Those taking the Bor@n will serve as chairman those industries involved in the formerly of Hagerstown, Md., are shown pinning , on Thursday. A chance of snow Common Examinations will of the host committee and business of providing en- on the Major's new rank. Major Moler has been Friday and Saturday in the reportat8:30a.m., and finish at provide the program for the tertainment, recreation, and selected for attendance at the Armed Forces mountains. Sunday partial about 12".30 p.m. Area occasion. All members of the diversion, as well as th clearing. Daytime hlgh's 27 to examinations are scheduled Camp are urged to attend this Staff College in Norfolk, Va., and will depart his 32. Nighttime low's in the teens, from 1:30 to about 4:15 p.m. the first meeting of the year. Turn To Page 6 present assignment this summer.