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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1978 Deaths iiii i i MRS. GROVER OOOi)E , Mrs. Beulah May Gooda, of 620!i South Samuel Street, Charles Town, died Tuesday in the Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Charles Town. Mrs. Goody was born in Fairmont, September 23, 1886, a daughter of C. W. L. and Rosa Virginia Mason Boyd. She was a member of the Asbury U.M. Church in Charles Town; a member of the United Women, and past chairman; and taught the Gleaners Sunday School Class for 12 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Goody. Surviving is one brother, C. Clarence Boyd, Halltown. Mrs. Goody was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. ,Caroline Gertrude Bassford; and six brothers, Herbert Boyd, Woodford Boyd, Andrew Boyd, Everett Boyd, David Boyd and Harry Boyd. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m,.at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, the Rev. Robert Hiller toofficiate. Interment will be in the Edge Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the tuneral home tonight, Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m. MRS. CHESTER A. ROPER Mrs. Bertha W. Roper, 89, died Tuesday in the National Lutheran Home for the Aged in Washington, D.C., where she bad been a guest. Mrs. Roper was born in Baltimore, Md., June 24, 1888, a daughter of Charles and Laura Bareford. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester A. Roper, some 23 years ago. Surviving are four brothers Mrs. Edna Rutherford, Ranson: Mrs. Elsie Mitchell, Baltimore Md.; Mrs. Agnes Pearl, Glen Burnie, Md.; Mrs. Lolita Algers, Charles Town; three brothers Cletus Roper, Pasadena, Md.; Pershing Roper, Charles Town: Howard Roper, Ranson; and a number of grandchildren. Funeral services were con- ducted today, Thursday, at I0 a.m. at the National Lutheran Home Chdpel * at "ISth and Douglas Sts., N.E., Washington. Interment was in Edge Hill Cemetery. The family has suggested that memorial remembrances take the form of contributions to the National Lutheran Home for the Aged. The Hysong Funeral Home in Washington, handled the arrangements. EDGAR MILLER HAMMOND Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Ranson, by the Rev. Randall Tremba, for Edgar Miller Hammond, 61, of Sbepherdstown, died January 14, in City Hospital in Mar- tinsburg. Burial was made in Elmwood Cemetery in Sbepherdstown. The deceased was born in Kearneysville, January 15, 1917, a son of the late Rowland' and Mable L. Miller Hammond. He was a retired carpenter, a member of the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Company and the. Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, and a veteran of World War lI. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Floella Bratcher Hammond, at the home in Shepherdstown; two sons, Daniel M. Hammond, of Shepherdstown; and David Lee, at home; four sisters, Miss Emma T. Hammond, Miss Mable Lee Hammond and Miss Edith Hammond, all of Shepherdstown; and Mrs. Mason Watson, of Shepherd- stown; also three brothers, Rowland A. Hammond, of Rt. I, Shepherdstown; and Thomas W. and Harry M. Hammond, both of Shepherdstown. PAUL RICHARDSON DORSEY, JR. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 from the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home by the Rev. William H. Ramkey, pastor of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church, for Paul Richardson Dorsey, Jr., of 505 East Liberty Street, Charles Town, who died unexpectedly Sunday in Cumberland Memorial Hospital, in Maryland, a short time after he was stricken in Cumberland. Burial was made in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town. Paul, who was Well-known in Charles Town, especially in sports circles, had been an engineer on the "Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Chessie System for the past 32 years and he had just completed a run to Cum. berland on a Chessie train when i Ii | i i --- Funerals I Ill I he was stricken. The deceased was born in Charles Town, January 28, 1921, a son of the late Paul R. and Mary Ramey Dorsey, Sr. He was a member of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church; Malta Blue Lodge AV & AM No. 8; a member of Jefferson Chapter No. 5, Potomac Commandery; the Sleepy Hollow Golf and Country Club; and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Baltimore and Ohio veterans. He was also a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martaret Stolle Drosey, at the home; two sons, Michael and Stephen Dorsey, both of Charles Town; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Viands, of Charles Town; Mrs. Peggie Nichols, of Shepherdstown; Mrs. Frances Grandstaff, of Waldorf, Md.; and Mrs. Mildred Deal, of Charles Town, and two brothers, Harry and Benny Dorsey, both of Charles Town. GILBERT P. WRIGHT Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, for Gilbert Page Wright, Sr., 83, well-known retired farmer of the Rocky Marsh section of Jefferson County near Shepherdstown, who died Friday evening at the Baker V.A. center near Mar- tinsburg, after an extended illness. He had been hospitalized previously at the Baker V.A Center, the last time in May ol 1977. The Rev. Donald Burgarc officiated and military graveside rites were held by Berkeley Post No. 14, American Legion. Burial was made in Green Hill Cemetery. Born in Clarke County, Va., April 20, 1894, he was a son of the I late George H. and Roberta A. I Light Wright. He was a member of Marvin Chapel U.M. Church and a veteran of World War I, serving with the U.S. Army. His wife, Virginia Sperow Wright, preceded him in death December 21, 1972. Surviving are one son, Gilbert Page Wright, Jr., Shepherd- stown; tWo daughters, Mrs. William "Harriet" McCoy, Franklin, and Mrs. Alan "Op- nelia" McClung, Orange, Va.; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Walter "Jeannette" Lat- tier, Warren, Pa., and a number of nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Clark P. and Eugene F. Wright, and several halt-brothers and half-sisters preceded him in death. MILIO CAPACCI Milio Capacci of 115 Fairfax Blvd., Charles Town, died Tuesday, January 10, at the Newton D. Baker V.A. Center, Martinsburg. He was born in Italy, October 25, 1897, a son of Nazarena and Rose Godsino Capacci. Mr. Capacci was a retired coal miner and a veteran of World War I. He was the last known member of his family. Graveside services will he conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. by Father Cyril Draina. Interment will he in Edge Hill Cemetery. GEORGE P. LUDWIG, SR.. Services were held Saturday morning at 10:30 from the Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, for George Philip Ludwig, Sr., 85, of Hedgesvill;; who died Wednesday, January 11, in City Hospital in Martinsburg. The Rev. F. H. Morton officiated and burial was made in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town. Born in Rio, W. Va., he was the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Jane Howdyshell Ludwig. He had been a teacher and principle for 42 years. He was principal at Harpers Ferry High School, Hedgesville High School and Berkeley Springs High School until retiring in 1959. He was a member of the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church, a former elder, Sunday School Superintendent and Sunday School teacher of the church. He was a veteran of World War I. He was a former member of the Hedgesville Lions Club and the Volunteer Fire Co. He was a member of the W. Va. Retired Education Association and Retired Teachers of Berkeley County. He is survived by his wife, Eunice Houser Ludwig; one daughter, Miss Eleanor Jane Ludwig, at home; one son, George Philip Ludwig, Jr., of Springfield, Va.; one brother, Merwin Ludwig, of Rio, W. Va.; a foster sister, Mrs. A]lura Abell, of Romney; W. Va., and one grandson. U.S. is considering Europe troop cut. NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIR Robert McDowell, II Ferry.Margaret Russell, Harpers Ferry.Charles Fair Condition; Shot James Dewitt, Charles Town. Connie Stephen Ott, Charles Town. Lucy Green, In Hunting Accident Nancy Pope, Harpers Ferry. Beverly Jones, John Hemingway, Ranson. Joyce Barnett, Julia Silveous, Charles Town. Myrtle Robert McDowell, II, nine- Mary Blackford, Halltown. Town. year-old Kearneysville youth, Elmer Thomas, Ranson. Miles Lopez, who was shot in a hunting ac- Frances Snyder, Charles Elmer Mason, cident last week, is reported to Town. Robert Smith, be in "fair" condition at City Bauer Hospital in Martinsburg where Mable Hedge, Harpers Ferry. he was taken following the ac- Charlotte Lovett, Harpers Carol Shonk, cident. Ferry. Elsie Short State Police said the victim was shot from a distance of about 20 to 30 feet away by a 12- THOMASS year-old boy with a 20-guage shotgun. The shooting was deemed accidental. heifers, $27 to $33.50; plain to medium bulls, $29 to $32; commercial COWS, $30 to $33; YOU R utility cows, $27 to $29.75; canners and cutters, $22 to FULL $26.75; stocker and feeder Election of officers and J. P. Burns, Jr., president, changed thedatefortheannual steers, $32 to $39; stock and directors for 1978, the hearing of Standing, left to right -- Charles meeting of the Board. In the feeder heifers, $26 to $33. some committee reports and the W. Whittington, Joe Sardone, future, it will be held on the Choice to prime calves, $74 to AUTOMOT setting of the date for the 1978 Dennis Barron, Elmer Vickers, second Tuesday in October ! $84.50; good butcher calves, $60 Fair were among the principal Virgil Maphis, Howard Sagle, rather than waiting untill, to $70; medium butcher calves, items of business handled at the Mrs. Woodrow "June" Adams, January. The reason for moving $50to$59; thin calves, $30 to $45; HEADQUART annual meeting of the officers Charles "Buddy" Ware, T. L. the date of the annual meeting heavy calves, $27 to $35; good and directors of the Jefferson Magaha, George Tabb, Mrs. O. forward to October is to hear lambs, $60.50. County Fair Association held B. "Kitty" Hughes and Cahrles reports on the Fair and get Good butcher hogs, $47 to Tuesday evening, January 10, at Adams. Other directors not organized at an earlier date for $47.50; medium butcher hogs, LARGE PARTS DEPT. the Community Center at present when picture was taken the next Fair, it was stated. Bardane: are: L. L. "Buck" Willingham, $46.40 to $46.85; heavy butcher PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Shown above are the officers Cam Tabb, J. E. Saville, F.B. Dennis Barron, chairman of hogs, $45 to $46.50; butcher sows, and directorsofthe Association "Mike" Wysong, Jr., Mrs. the entertainment committee, $37 to $39; heavy feeders and BODYSHOP reported to the board that this I light butcher hogs, $32 to $40; named who were present at the William Wheatley and Mrs. John group has already started work i shoats per hundred, up to $38; meeting. They are, kneeling in Rissler. PROFESSIONAL COURTEOUS front, left to right -- William The board set August 28 on lining up a top program of I pigs per head, up to $25; boars, "Pete" Walker, vice president' through September 2 as the both professional and local{ up to $26.50. SALES FORCE James "Jim" Staley, secretary; dates for the1978 Fair and they entertainment forthe 1978 fair. I ................. FINANCING WITH w00ge depend on providing Sunday HOSPITAL NOTES racing programs as a means of I PROTECTED PAYMENT retaining the industry's share of Patients admitted to Jefferson PLAN the vast amounts spent in the Memorial Hospital January 10 fields,recreatin and entertainment thrugh January 17' included:and Thelma Seal, Millville. *[XT[ND[D $[RVIC! Since we, as employees of the Edward Hailey, Brookneal, WARRANTIES two race tracks at Charles Town Va. Governmental have a collective concern for the Jessica Simons, Shenandoah All Available Here! One . continued success of thorough- Junction. bred racing in I our area; Sandra Willingham, Kear- The new West Virginia wage Master told the council mere- therefore rates for public construction as berg he had already sent a letter In order that West Virginia's neysville.william Parker, Kear- ' set by State Commissioner of of protest to Commissioner Cook thoroughbred racing interests neysville. Labor Stephen Cook, has really in which he provided a may beafforded the opportunity Deborah Weber, Charles raised the ireof many Jefferson documented proof of a to keep abreast of the trend Town. Countians, especially the Baltimore contractor doing already established in thelarger i Wanda Hill, Charles Town. members of the County Corn- construction work in Jefferson racing centers of the U.S. and Frances McFerren, Harpers |00 o 051 $Io or[@$ Town mission and officials of the County and paying local men Canada, Local 553, SEIU, W. Va. Ferry. various county municipalities. $3.60 per hour and not $7 and $8 U.nion of Mutuel Clerks supports Deena Himes, Brunswick. PHONE: 725-703 ! And they are letting Corn- per hour as the new wage rates the effort to place the question of Leona Staubs, Harpers Ferry. missioner Cook know in no proposed. Sunday racing before the public Jessie Hunter, Charles Town. uncertain terms of their Members of the Charles Town in the form of referendum. Mae Shirley, Charles Town. Judith Shumate, Kear,, dissatisfaction with the rates Council questioned .the c0D- R00mond Jenkins Is neysville which they have called stitutionality of rthe Corn- CONSOLIDATED REPORT OF ridiculous and exhorbitant, missioner of Labor, arbitrarily James McDowell, Mar- {'L The County Commissioners setting wage rates for this Comm, Candidate tinsburg. PEOPL[S ItW{ OF Thursday,discussed thesejanuaryneW12,rateSat theirlast countypointed andout thatthis thearea'newAther i Kab[etownwage00 District Mdttis Griffith, Hagerstown, of Charles Town, Jefferson County weekly meeting and they not rates proposed by Commissioner i William Grandstaff, Charles Domestic Subsidiaries, at the close of business only went on record as favoring Cook are far above what the I Raymond Lee Jenkins, of Town. a state banking institution organized and the lodging of a written protest state pays its other employees in Summit Point, has filed for the Margaret Bratton, Ranson. banking laws of this State and a member of the against them, they also agreed the county and area. Democratic nomination for the Raymond Webber, Brunswick. System. Published in accordance with a call to attend an area-wide public Pleading support for the i office of County Commission of David Bound, Harpers Ferry. Banking Authorities and by the Federal Reserve meeting held in the meeting organized protest by filing i the Kabletown District, subject Anna Terry, Knoxville, Md. District. Doll*r room of the Martinsburg Public letters of protests to Corn- i to the voters in the May Primary Dorothy Fauble, Hagerstown. ASSETS THOU. ! Library last Friday,'January 13. missioner Cook were: Berkeley election. * Sharon Dodson, Charles Town. Cash and due from banks The Martinsburg meeting was and Jefferson County Boards of A native of Jefferson County, John Rissler, Jr., Charles U.S. Treasury securities held to form an organized Education, the Berkeley and he attended Charles Town High Town. Obligations of other U.S. Government agencies protest against the new wage Jefferson County Commission, School and finished his schooling I Rosa Kidwiler, Kearneysville. and corporations rates and it was attended by the cities of Martinsburg and in the U.S. Army. He is a Pare Nelson, Charles Town. ObligationsofStates&politicalsubdivisions representatives of governmental Charles Town; Ralph Hoover, member of the Methodist I Donna Ramey, Rauson. Federal Reserve steckand corporate stock bodies, contractors and con- executive director of the Church and owns and operates Joseph 'Thompson, Harpers Federal funds sold and Securities purchased corned citizens. Associated Builders and Con- the J. & J. Construction i Ferry. to resell in domestic offices W. Harley Miller, Martinsburg tractors, and most of the con- business. Virginia Williams, Ranson. a. Leans, Total contractor, who first alerted the tractors,in the section. Jenkins said he filed because K e n n e t h C h a m b I i n, b. Less: Reserve for possible loan losses governmental bodies in the he feels he can do a better job Shenandoah Junction. c.Loans, net Eastern Panhandle counties, of JAMES W. STRIDER than the present holder of the Shirley Alger, Ranson. Bank premises, furniture and fixtures, and other the new state wage rates for From Page I office. Mary Cornell, Kearneysville. representing bankpremises public construction, presided at  Emma Nichols, Charles Town. Other assets the Martinsburg meeting, and a former member of the Charles Hill, Charles Town. TOTAL ASSETS In his opening remarks, Board of Directors of Jefferson LIVESTOCK SALES! LIABILITIES Miller pointed out that this Memorial Hospital. Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, problem is not new, and that In addition to these interests, and corporations local contractors and govern- Jimmy had a notable record in "The quotations of the Blu Time and savings deposits of individuals, mental agencies have tried the banking business prior to Ridge Livestock Sales, at and corporations 00epea,e00,. ,o .ave .orve. 00em. w,00a p...ica, 00.a.e00Town, W Va, ' S 00o.ernmen, made before such wage scale disability. He served as January 16, 1978. Receipts of all increases are determined and president of the W. Va. Bankers classes light, with a good '.G[  " : CertifiedDeposits OfandStateSofficers, & politicalchecksSUbdivisions sot by the State Labor Corn- Association and served on a demand for all butcher classes. , ,,i,i., , ;,.. , ::i TOTAL DEPOSITS IN DOMESTIC OFFICES mission. But he said Corn- number of state banking corn- Feature of sale was prime veal,   a. Total demand deposits missioner Cook totally mittees. He was one of the men toP 84.50, and number one hogs, ";:'=: " ""': - "I b. Total time and savings deposits disregarded this request, who worked out the retirement top $47.50. Other liabilities J. Oakley Selbert, chairman of pension plan for W. Ya. Bankers. Good butcher steers, $36 to TOTAL LIAB, ILrrIES the meeting, stressed the Jimmy was also mest active in $39; plain tomedium steers, $30 EQUITY CAPITAL urgency of lodging protests to numerous civic and community to $35.75; plain to medium Common stock the Commission, since only 15 projects and affairs for many ,I a. No. shares authorized 22,000 days had been allotted for such years and was a veteran of b. No. shares outstanding 22,000 protests to be received in World War II. L6inue Surplus Charleston after the date of Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Undivided profits notice of modification of the Carrie G. Strider, of RFD wheel Reserve for contingencies and other capit wagerates. He said any protests Charles Town; two children, forblifeof TOTAL EQUITY CAPITAL bad to be mailed no later than ,Mrs. Sarah Forrest Scemann, of nothing else TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY CAPITAL your mortgage Monday, January 16. Bethesda, Md.; and J/William .. In his remarks, Miller pointed Strider, of Morgantown, W. Va.; * iS good enough Average for 30 calendar days ending out that the rates listed for labor two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Lee .... a. Cash anddue from banks Nationwide has a plan that on the construction work at Lynn and Mrs. Marshall "Alice" b. Federal funds sold and securities can help take care of your Musselman High School, would Glenn, both of Charles Town; mortgage p,,y.,t f yo, [] Perfect.Granite agreements toresoll ho.,d d*.  Superb Craftsmanship c. Total loans prevent that school from getting two brothers, Frank Strider, of Ca, today. the promised 750-seat Charles Town, and Philip [-]CIJstom Design Service d. Time deposits of $100,000 or more in :" ' domestic offices auditorium. In fact, he said it Strider, of Norfolk, Va. One Z]WrittenGuarantee e.Totaldepositsindomesticandforei would not even be possible to sister, Mrs. Georgette Coyner, provide a 500-seat facility at the and two brothers, Robert Lee Without Time Limit Time deposits of $100. new wage rates. Just using one Strider and Isaac Henry Strider, "rbat' u,b,. ,,,ak ,i of report date: example, Miller said the new are deceased, the mo.t IrU.ledn,t e a. Time certificates of deposit in dem wage rates jumped from $3.50 Funeral services were held i, memori,l, $100,000 or more per hour for a laborer to over Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., from b. Other time deposits in amounts $9.00. Miller said people spen- the Zion Episcopal Church in Illiltl M [u';ns'ur" I, JohnH. K. Christman, Exec. ding taxpayers' money are Charles Town, by the Rev. above-naed bank do hereby obligated to observe prevailing Roger Henshaw, rector, with true t o the best of my knowledge and belief. wage rates of the area rather burial in Zion Episcopal Granite Works than those rates which cannot he Cemetery. DOMINICK "WW' rAa aO We, the undersigned directors, attest the paid. The new wage rates Jefferson Countians- Loyal Jeff. County Agent  report of condition and declare that it has been proposed are 25 to 40 percent ,,H., ,=.,,, =-,.,a 109 W. John eet : " to the best of our knowledg above prevailing wage rates in From Page I m DIAL 267 -6141 Turne : this area, Miller declared. NATIONWIDE The Charles Town Council, at nationwide ti'end toward Sunday . INSURANCE Martinsburg, W. Va. a meeting Monday night, sent a "business-as-usual" in other =="" TM o, , ,, , State of West Virginia, County of Jefferson, Nattow,de bill otutace Company " telegram of protests against the areas of commercial service to ....... c= ..... o, Sworn to and subscribed before me this exhorbitant wage rates for the public, and " " = FREE- - public construction as proposed, In the face of evidence that the LICENSE-TITE[ & ' :to Labor Commissioner Cook. prosperity, if not the survival, of NOTARY SERVICE CUSTOMER PARKING My Commission expires October 13, 1980 .... Charles Town's Mayor D. C. thoroughbred racing may well