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2 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JANUARY 26,197S i I LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | JOB SITUATION Spirit of Jdforson Dear Max, I think it's about time someone started speaking out about the job and industrial situation in Jefferson County. We are not getting enough return for our tax dollar that we are putting out in Jefferson County. The man that is living on sub-standard wage in Jefferson County needs support and representation. J. Collyer Rt.l Clwrles Town, W. Va. SUNDAY RACING Charles Town, W. Va. January 22,1978 Mr. Max Brown Editor Spirit of Jefferson Dear Max: With the Union of Mutuel Clerks advocating a Sunday racing vote I feel people should express their opinion about this matter. | I ii Bank of Charles Town Charles Town, W. Va. Janua 16, 1978 Mr. Max Brown Spirit of Jefferson Charles Town, W. Va. Dear Mr. Brown: Congratulations on having "West Virginia's Most Highly Acclaimed Newspaper". You have every right to be justly proud of the many ac- complishments of your publication whose service to the community is outstanding for which we are grateful. With best wishes for many more Itonors and sincere cougratulations, I am Yours truly, S. M. Hunt Vice President & Trust Officer- THE PANAMA CANAL " retention of sovereignty and complete jurisdiction and control of the Canal Zone has resulted in the introduction of numerous measures in this and previous Congresses calling upon our Government to retain its present rights". You then say you are "studying in detail the new treaty proposals and the hearing record". I want to ask you, Sen. Ran-" dolph, why we should make a treaty or two treaties to give up what we already have. You, yourself, speak of "continued safe and efficient operation of the Canal". You are admitting that we have the right to defend the Canal -- have had it since it was built. Moreover, we have had the right to maintain commerce through the Canal -- have had that right Rt. 1, Box 240 since we built it -- because we CharlesTown, W. Va. have sovereignty. We have those Jannary22, 1978'rig hts in PERPETUITY. Not Mr. Max Brown merely until December 31, 1999. Editor Therefore you should stop Spirit of Jefferson studying the treaties -- and through. I realize the economic value of having the race track here, for many reasons, and the revenue it brings in taxes, however I don't geel people should still' want more and be "greedy" about this matter. It seems that the number of Charles Town, W. Va. should announce that you are racing nights we have now is Dear Mr. Brown, opposed to giving away this sufficient, and that it is not' I sent the following letter to valuable piece of American necessary to have Sunday Jennings Randolph. I would property and certainly see no racing. Ithas been an issue for a appreciate its publication so nat sense in paying a Communist long time and I feel the race people may know that he is not dictator $22 million a year to tracks are trying to get it firm in opposing giving away our take it. There is no need for any Canal in Panama. further treaty or treaties to keep 'what we already have. Dear Senator Randolph, Only if we give away what I have here your letter of belongs to the United States January I0 in reply to my letter would there be a question of telling you that the concensus in whether we have the right to West Virginia is that the Canal defend it and to maintain should not be given away. You commerce through it. Sunday is one day that one can say: Sen. Randolph, are you next be on the road without the race "As you know, last year ,going to suggest that we return traffic and the problems it President Carter's negotiating Alaska toRussiaandpayRussia presents, team, Ambassadors Bunker and millions of dollars a year to take I realize that some people  Linowitz, reached an agreement it? consider me a "race-tracker", I in principle with the Govern- Yours truly, have even been called one when merit of Panama on the Panama Mrs. Lela Gardner this issue came up and I ex- pressed my views. I admit my late husband had race horses. His horse Marvina Kay, ridden by exercise boy Alkie Darlington, was the first horse to work out on the then new Canal. There will be two treaties: 1. a treaty guaran- Va.; William E. Clevenger and teeing the permanent neutrality Miss Jessie Gray, both of ,of the Canal, and 2. a basic treaty governing the operation DEATHS: Mrs. Mary and defense uf the Canal through Elizabeth Debring, formerly of December 31, 1999. President Charles Town, dies at the home Shenandoah Downs track. I Carter signed the treaties on of her brother in Staunton, Va.; owned stock in Shenandoah December 7, 1977, and is urging Thomas E. Jackson dies in Downs until it changed' that the treaties be ratified. Ranson; Samuel A. Barton, dies ownership and I sold it, however, I don't feel people generally consider me a "race-tracker". I hope not, ncerely, NanCy Ambrose i [ i i i "It is my strong conviction that the United States must retain its rights for the defense oftbe Canal and for the main- tnce  commerce through the,Canal...Concern for U.S. i I i i News Of Other Years T ii i i I i i i at his home near Shenandoah Junction. 70 -- YEARS AGO -- 70 MARRIED: Miss Emma Cole of Clarke County, and Mr. W. E: Horner, of Win- chester;' Miss Mary Lyne Campbell and Mr. J. Passano of Baltimore, Md. DEATH: Virginia J. Foley dies near Zoar of Jefferson County. " i0 --YEARS AGO -- l0 B. Harold Barr, a sales representative at Peoples Supply Farm Machinery, Inc., is elected president of the Blue Ridge Farm Equipment Association in Winchester, Va. L. R. Freeman, of Quaker State Oil Refining Corp., an- nounces the promotion of Nelson H. Peer to manager uf the Columbus Division, Columbus, Ohio. DEATHS: Mr. Orie Peter McNally, 75, of Charles Town, dies in Newton D. Baker V.A. Hospital, after a long illness; Mrs. John "Emma Grace" Love, 78, of Charles Town, dies in the Charles Town Hospital, after a lengthy illness; Mrs. Hazel Willa Colbert, 77, of PurcellviUe, Va., dies in the Loudoun County Memorial Hospital in Virginia; Mr. Alpha Charles Mumaw, 61, of Knox- Miss Patricia Jane Doyle, a '['K Strider, Jr. senior at Charles Town High School and the daughter of Mrs. Files As Candidate For Robert Doyle, of Morrison .... Avenue, and the late Mr. Doyle, nt is named the 1968 Betty Crocker COU Commission Homemaker of Tomorrow for Charles Town Senior High. Announcement was made Mr. and Mrs. Sterile L. Wednesday by Charles H. Jenkins, of Harpers Ferry, are Strider, Jr., of Old Cave Road, honored on their" 50th wedding that he has filed as a Democratic anniversary with a party given candidate for the Jefferson on New Year's Eve at the home County Commission from the uf their daughter, Mrs. Charles Kabletown District. He was born, Eaton, in Wheaton, Md. in Jefferson County, grew up on The Charles Town High a farm, graduating from Charles Varsity wins over Clarke County Town High School, W.V.U., the for their 13th consecutive victory University of Minnesota Ex- with an 85-50 decision while the tension School and the Cin- Charles Town Jayvees end up cinnati College of Mortuary with a 64-51 score, for their 12th Science. straight win. Strider is a five year veteran 20- YEARS AGO- 20 of World War II, having served DEATHS: Mrs. Clara Gruher, three years in the Southwest 85, ef Summit Point; Mrs. Jennie Pacific as an officer with the Adams Tharpe, 81, of the MedicalDetachment of the 149th ' OfficiaI Publication Of Jefferson County -- Established 1844-- EDITORIALS I OPINIONS Max Brown-Editor Don Rentch-News Editor Snow Removal Despite a temperamental Mother Nature, who continued to bombard this area with snow, sleet, slush and rain, Jefferson County roads have remained in relatively good condition. This also goes for the streets in Charles Town and Ranson and to all those who contributed so much and worked under so much strain in working long and late to keep the roads and streets in passable condition, we say, a job well done and we want to be among the first to let them know our appreciation for untiring efforts. The week4ong deluge of extremely inclement weather was begin- ning to take its toll on both state and city road crews who never let tq) one moment towards making travel conditions throughout our area the best possible under such adverse conditions. You certainly deserve the applause from everyone in our community. ' Have A Heart The American Heart Association continues its national educational campaign to create public awareness and recognition of th early warning signs of heart attack. Since heart attack is the greatest killer in the United States, more than 660,000 annually, all should be interested in telltale signs which give the first indication of its approach. The AHA says the most common warnings are: 1. prolonged, oppressive pain or discomfort in the center of the chest; 2. pain radiation to the shoulder, arm, neck or jaw; 3. sweating accompanying the pain, perhaps nausea, vomiting or shortness of breath. Thee symptoms, the AHA says, often subside and return again at a later time. Those experiencing the symptoms should call a doctor at once, because the first hours of a heart attack are often the most critical, and the time in which the most can be done to limit damage. The AHA campaign is set for February but awareness of warning signs of heart attack should be stressed twelve months a year; executives between the ages of 35 and 64 are most vulnerable, but all in the age bracket are highly vulnerable. Whose Job Most of us have a lot to say about how things should be done in government. At two times can we really do something about it -- election time and filing time. The other time is right now when we can put our money where our mouth is --filing costs that is. More than two weeks have passed since candidate filing time began and only 8 more days remain until the February 4 deadline. Sidewalk superintendents abound, but where are those willing to shoulder the responsibility to get into the political arena and work to get things actually accomplished ? Politics has received a bad name in recent years and the public tends to distrist the politidan. To solve this dilemma citizens of integrity and without axes to grind must be willing to run for office. And we can't Promise them money, fame and glory. We can't even say that people will like what they do. The best we can offer is that those who serve will have the satisfaction of knowing that they are doing their part in repaying the debt we owe to those in our history who have built this natipn. Our local officers and represdntatives are just as important to us here in Jefferson County as good national leaders. Our plea to the good citizens of Jefferson County is: & , Come out and file. We need you".  !ii: " # ..... Byrd's. View Senator Robert C. Byrd What to Do With Extra Years ? A't the beginning of this century there were 3 mil- lion Americans who were over 65 years of age. In 1975, there were more than 22 million! That change reflects both amazing med- ical achievements and im- provements in the Amer- ican standard of living which have made it possi- ble for people born in this century to live longer, m o r e comfortable, and more productive lives. However, these changes also present problems for our society. As the number of Americans over the age of 65 grows, and their per- centage of the population increases, changes must be made in health care plan- ning, housing built for o I d e r citizens, pension plans, transportation, and many other aspects of our culture. The "normal" re- tirement age is changing. Inflation adjustments need- ed for the elderly are different from t h o s e needed by young families. The nutrition requirements for the elderly are different than those for younger persons, creating new mar- kets for the food industry. A survey by the Public Health Service estimates that by the year 2000 there will be more than 31 million Americans over 65. More. than half of those older citizens will be over 75. In 1900, at the turn of the century, only 29 per- cent of those in the "senior citizen" category were over 75; today, 45 percent are that old. Although elderly Amer- icans are healthier and better off financially today than they were fifty years ago, they still are often those with the lowest in- come and the highest health care costs. Inflation has caused the total spent for older citizen health care to go up from $8 bil- lion in 1966 to $35 billion in 1976, cutting into the income of all older Amer- icans, in spite of Medicare. A great part of that in- creased cost has been the result of advances in med- ical technology, research into better kinds of pre- ventive health care, and improved treatment for heart disease, cerebrovas- cular diseases, and can- cer--the three most com- mon causes of death over age 65. All Americans have been given extra years in which to live and to work. It will ville, Md., dies in the Newton D. Baker V.A. Center hospital, following a long illness; Mr. Carl Jennings S'choll, of Charles Town, dies in the Baker V.A. Center, where he had been for some time; Mrs. Oea Kurtz Moser, 83, of Winchester, Va., dies at the Melrose-Wakefield in Melrose, Mass., where she had been making her home with her daughter; Mr. Isaac W. Bar-. num, , of Hagerstown, Md.; Mr. Hugh B. Conner, 69, a retired Washington real estate broker, dies at the Bethesda- Silver Spring Nursing Home; Mr. JohnTruman Himes, Sr., 63, of Sandy Hook, Md., dies enroute to the Charles Town hospital; Mrs. Ernest "Nellie Lillian" Spencer, 67, of Garrett's Mill, Md., dies in Frederick,. Memorial Hospital in Maryland, following a short illness; Mr. George Randolph White, 54, of the Waterford Road, and a  carpenter by trade, dies unexpectedly. Staff Sergeant George R. Mitchell, Jr., a data program- ming technician, son of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Mitchell, Sr., of Charles Town, is recogrdzed for helping his unit earn the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for their exceptionally Meritorious achievement in Providing assistance for the people d Fairbanks, Alaska and the surrounding communities during the severe flooding in that area in August ef 1967. Harewood farm, dies in the Infantry Regiment. He was and run through 8 p.m. Carry- Charles Town Hospital; Miss awarded the Silver Star for out service will also be offered Aleta Mac Painter, 25, dies at gallantry administering blood 'all day long by calling 725-2814. her home in Engk, following a plasma under fire on Leyte and Tickets for the pancake meal short illness; Charles Baker Bataan and the Bronze Star for are now available at $1.50 for Show, of Shepherdstown, dies in heroic action under fire treating children and $2.25 for adults and King's Daughters Hospital in wounded and saving lives in New they may be purchased from any Martinsburg; Mrs. William E. Guinea. Craighill, 91, dies in Mr. He is an Elder in the Charles Pleasant, South Carolina; Town Preshyterian Church and Francis Warwick Daniel, 71, a 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Jefferson Countyfarmer, dies in Rite. He has been a Mor- the Baker V.A. Center in Mar- tician and businessman in ttnsburg; Rowland ' A. Ham- Jefferson County since 1948 and mond, prominent farmer of is president of Smith and Shepherdstown, dies at his home Strider, Inc. after an illness of several Strider states that for 25 years member of the fire company and-or at the door on February 7. All proceeds from the benefit dinner will be used for equip- ment, etc., for the fire company. be up to both the young and the old to adjust to the new demands created by those extra years of life. Healthy senior citi- zens who wish to work should be able to do so, January.CLEARANCE Sale SILK MILL SALES ROOM .Governor Rockefeller Asks Solons eTo Approve State's Largest Governor John D. Rockefeller has asked approve the largest budget in the State's history -- $1 ! million, an increase in total spending of $238.8 78 fiscal budget. The new budget proposes spending in General Revenue and $,564.4 in the hi Rockefeller's presenting a record budget is not because a new record is established every year. The new budget's strongest appeal is a tax persons over 65 with incomes under $10,000. This what amounts to subsidies to help them pay gas and and for public transportation; and senior citizens who under $10,000 from all sources will not have to tax. The only predictable proposal by Rockefeller Business and Occupation Tax on electricity Virginia and sold out of state be raised from the per $100 of gross sales to $2.88 per $100. In proposals were: increase the gasoline from 81/ gallon; the cigarette tax from 12 cents to 17 cents license plates by 15 percent. Although business and industry escaped direct Governor's proposal, they will be asked to bite the The tax credit for industrial exp its application to only manufacturing. request was that businesses now paying at least Taxes per quarter, remit tax payments each month, quarterly. This will result in a one-time cash flow state of $60 million, plus $3 million i moneys. Rockefeller is counting the $60 million in his budget. If it is budgeted in 1978-79, then taken away fiscal budget, new taxes might be needed. This fear dressed by Commissioner of Finance, Miles Dean, that the $60 million can be replaced, plus more, general revenues that Dean believes should the 1979-80 fiscal year. Aside from the tax acceleration expected to receive criticism for his plan to increase andcigarette taxes -- the only requests that kc message from being a completely dis Legislature. Prior to the beginning of the 60-day session of was rumored that Rockefeller wanted $100 million for secondary road improvements, his million injection from General Revenue, is $632.5 million, an increase of $117.8 million from those who from the labor years of hard If we idly changing statistics citizens, we make those appropriation: without a g e discrimina- tion. Health care profes- sionals must do the long- range planning necessary to care for an increasingly older population. Inflation should not be allowed to destroy the savings of ' SPIRIT Of JEFFERSON Farmer's ESTAeUSHED ,S44 UAX BROWN oot EDITOR.PUBLISHER Published Every Week At The Offices Of The JEFFERSON PUBLISHING CO., INC. 210 North George Street CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. 25414 Subscription Price: $7.50 Per year Second Class Postage'At U. S. Post Office CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. 25414 Changes of Address, Undeliverable Copies, Subscriptions and Other Mail Items Are Tc P. O. BOX 231 CHARLES TOWN. W. VA. 25414 General Very Best, POT DISHWASH MODEL he has been a member of many GSD1050 of Summit Point, dies in the organizations working for the . . C'Imrles Town hospital; Thomas welfare of Jefferson County and Juurl [umno i$ .ow m f.ll progress Rutherford Moore, prominent is aware of the many complex problems arising from the rapid thru February 25e 1978. ! Charles Town businessman; W. growth and expansion of Jef- Va. SenatOr3e_ YEARSMatthewAGoM'--.NeelY" ferson County. Gigantic savings on all.Trevira Polyester Double DEATHS: Miss Emma Riely, Citm's F, rmen Knits-First Quahties and Irregulars. native of Jefferson County, dies Dial-A-LOVe# at the home' C Frank M--e T0 Stal00 Pmcake : !ii00w eT i Bethesda, Md., where she'had, All Remnants 1//2 price. :made her home; Benjamin F. Supper February 7 .Covert, of County Infu'mary; Rinse. . Buitt-lnSOfl HOURS: Monday thru Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. SILK MILL SALES ROOM LOCATION: 707 Stonewall Drive Front Royal, Va. 22630 Amazing New PermaTuf Quiet Interior. Sound Insulated. Panels. SUPERTANE 176 E. Washln Charles Town, bq, PHONE 725. Richard C. Rutherford, dies at Members of the Charles Town Baker V.A. Center; Walter W. CRizen's Fire Company will hold Trout, native of Martinslmrg, their annual pancake day o a heart attack at his Tuesday ' February 7, at the fire home; Charles Henry Cock, dies at his home near Shepherd-hall" stown; Mrs. Fannie Gardner This year the firemen, via Pies, of Northway Guilford, popular demand will he offering the public their pancake special Baltimore, Md. all day instead of just a few $0--YEARSAGO--$0 hours in the late afternoon and MARRIED: Granville A. Mock, of Charles Town, and evening as in the past. Miss Evelyn Wimbish, of Stuart, Serving will begin at 6 a.m. I t |1 14 I1