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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON ADVOCATE 8--A THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1959 Serious From Page One ~. companies to pay a transportat n privilege tax as now paid by the railroads and motor carriers. The possibility yield in tax money from this has not been determin- "t~t.'AU of the potential revenue fr~ these measures except the irtcre&~es in tuition would be used f~r mental insti,tu,tions, Depart- ~ent of Public Assistance, State Aid tO schools and other services. it appears that there is little ~ment in the House for pas- Sage Of a bill to extend the con- st~mers sales tax to utility users, Suc~ as telephone, electric, water a.~i others. Also a suggestion that agricultural purchasers be taken of the li.~t of exemptions in .the consumers sales law has met wit, h little favor. There is a lot of talk of a Sev er~nce or Depletion Tax. This was thrashed OUt down here four years ago and was at that time defeat- ed, but there is growing sentiment ir~ favor of it. I am not for it and I don't think it will pass at this session, but it will .~ven~ually I be- lieve. A committee from the House tainance Committee will visit Shep herd College this week-end, and I hopeful that the need for the proposed dormitory for women will be impressed upon the mem- bers of ~he commibtee. Also I am anxious ,to have them see progress on the new a,thletic field over Chere, which we pushed right hard for 1~wo years ago. "4Sorry I have to get ,this into the mall and have no more time. P~b ~bly will not get caught llke this again., Yoursl W. P. C. Perry + :Mrs. {}wen Conklyn From Page One ic programs and projects. WELL REMEMBERED Now engaged-in reading clin- ical work at Wright Denny Grade School in Charles Town, Mrs. has established a rep- among the many children has taught in her long and career in the classroom big-hearted, warm and com- ing person, the kind children |d come running ,to with troub ~ne day and triumph the next, many are her former students still remember well that en- zing smile and comforting which always came at times spirits were often at ,the ebb in the classroom, on the in the church or wherever and teacher would meet. ' O~aslona!ly it is necessary to sing of the good deeds before the good doer has .moved on, so that l~. ple round about might know what manner of neighbors they have. And while modest Mrs. Conk lYn undoubtedly will be blushing to see the good deeds she has done spread before d~he public this way, sometimes long overdo recog- ziltlon must ~ake prescendece over mode,~ty, and th~s certainly is true in tl~e case of Mrs. Conklyn. :~:'AI~h0ugb our mechanized and ~Odernized society has enabled l~a~ywomen to do their home hor~s. in ~. mor~ efficient and quick "m~nner these days, thus ~eaylng t~me for outside activities. i:t t~S ':not too often that a woma'n ca4i;:bd :found that has so much energy ~tnd' time to contribute so ~nbfi, ~Ci ~0 ma'nY tl~iags, outside ~f the home as has Mrs. Conklyn. ,b~ g ~h~ter of faot her acts of kindv~ess toward them and inter- ~: 11~; chi!drer/ over the past 30 ~i h~tvb been ~so many ~)yerslfled ,they could hardly he ,~ow~ bY many outside of her Im 'Mi's. Cenklyn's first interest in l~h~tg ~oO~ers .began even before ~ became a srA'iool teacher. As ~ young Srl the church door was ~y o~en but what she was ~r :he~ping wiVh some form of ~ttroh work. And all through her .~gh :school, and college careers ~maintained her high interest ~muslc and ,church work. i A daughter of the ~ Mr, and Mrs. Oscar Lee W~tson of Jeffer. ~n ~ounty, Mrs, Conklyn, recelv ~l her early education in Charles ~n grade and high schools. She Shen went on to Shepherd College ~nd gained an A. B. degree, thus qualifying her to teach school ~Idren, She broadened her know ledge of music by attending Peo- ~dy Instl,tute and later ~udying ~or a number of years under Mr. J~ Norris Herlng of Baltimore, Md. Fellow of American Guild of Or. ga~st~. She also attended Christ ia~nsen Choral School. r When she began her teaching ca reef 31 years ago it was in the ~me school building where she is still teaching today. It was then known as the Charles Town grade school. Form the outset "she went for teaching the younger children, thus it was mostly the three "R's" reading, writing and arithmetic. plus some spelling. For 12 years she remained at this school, then she transferred to the Blue Ridge Elementary School, a rural school, where she served as principal and teacher for the next seven years. Then the opportunity came for her to teach marc in the county's schools and since music was one of her real loves, she took the position. For five years she ser- ved as county music supervisor. During this period she organized directed and supervised county music festivals as a means of giv ing the rural children an oppor- tunity to participate in large group activities. For several years the Spring musical productions which she staged at Wright Den- ny School, were outstanding. Severn years ago she gave up the music post and went back to the Wright Denny School to teach a- gain, and this year she is rounding out 31 yeaz~ in the teaching pro- fession. I,t was while she was at the Blue Ridge Elementary school that Mrs. Conklyn had one o$ the most [heart-warming and lasting exper- i iences of her entire life. She be- came interested in two children at the school ,and arranged with their parents to take them ~o her home for care and keep. The youngest of the .two made her home with Mrs. Conklyn from the age of 7 ~hrough elementary and high school and until she went away to Madison College at Har- risonburg, Va. And while at Mad is0n College ,the glrl was outstand ing, winning two scholarships-one offered by the Virginia State Diet- a.tecic A~soclation and another by the Dubois Corporation. It is through the help of these scholar ships that she is now studying at Vanderbil,t University in Nash- ville, Tenn. Although Mrs. Conklyn undoub redly is best known in t,he area and in West Virginia for her con- nections with the school teach- ing profession, she has over the years also gained a wide reputat- ion in ,the county and section for her musical ability, both vocal and instrumental. Church OrgapJst Long Time For some 25 years she served as organist a,t the Charles Town Methodist Church, during which time she .trained hundreds of young boys and girls to sing in youth choirs of the church. She also served for 18 years as choir directors for ,the church, which time she directed ,two festivals of music. For the past ten years she has :been organist and director of mus ic a~t the Charles Town Presbyter- ian Church and in recent years she was instrumental in having Mr. J. Norris Hering, Fellow of American Guild of Organists, came to Charles Town to conduct classes in organ music. One of the highllgh~ of Mrs. Conklyrt's ~u$ical career was when she went to Baltimore, Md., to be soloist at the Maryland Cas- uality Auditorium and a group of young Charles Town girls which she dlreoted, also sang there. Mrs. Conklyn has also been act ire in otherphases of youth devel opment in Charles "Town, having asslsted in Girl Scout work, tau- ght Bible classes in local churches and held music workshops for vat ious Farm Woman's Club of ~,he county. She is a charter member of the Cumberland Valley Chap- /~er of American Guild of Organ~ ists, holding the office of treasur, er for a year. She is a .cha~ter member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary society for women tea chefs; is a member of the Nation PHONE 159 WEST Y~ K N ESS " Your Car FREE of WASHINGTON STREET CHARLES You All of TOWN, W. VA. MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE-- (5-18-1bs.) (Save 8c lb. 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