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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THUP,DAY, FEBRUARY Z, WIS II II I Deaths i , I I, if I II I I ................. fl[l l I CLIFTON W. MASH Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Ranson, for Clifton W. Mash, 73, of the Duffields section of Jefferson County, who died January 28, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The Roy. Joseph Washington officiated and burial was made in the Pleasant View Memory Gardens near Martinsburg. The deceased, a retired farm employee, was born in Berkeley County, January 6, 1905, a son of the late George and Lucy Mash. Surviving are two sisters -- Mrs. Grace Robinson, of Bunker Hill; Mrs. Blanche Burrell, of Ohio; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Laura Mash, of Ranson; and a brother, Charles Mash, of Martinsburg. MRS. RAYMOND H. SPEAKS Mrs. Bertha Mae Speaks, 69, of Loudoun Heights, Va., died Sunday evening in the Memorial Hospital in Leesburg, Va., following a lenghy illness. She was born January 20, 1909, in Washington County, Md., a daughter of the late Jacob Alexander and Emma Mac Baker Smith. Her husband, Raymond Howard Speaks, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Ebenezer U.M. Church at Loudonn Heights. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Ethel Livesay, Leesburg, Va.; Mrs. June Miller, Havre de Grace, Md.; Mrs. Jerri Quigley, McLean, Va.; Mrs. Janet Maus, Alexandria, Va.; Mrs. Jeanne Smith and Miss Betty Speaks, both of Arlington, Va.; six sons, Howard Speaks, Keyes Ferry Acres; Raymond H. Speaks, Jr., Martinsburg; Calvin Speaks, Leesburg, Va.; Larry Speaks, Sterling Park, Va.; Rusty and Michael Speaks, both of Loudoun Heights; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Kesner, Loudoun Heights; Mrs. Nellie Houser, Washington County, Md.; one brother, John F. Smith, Loudoun Heights; 21 grandchildron and five great-grandehildren. Funeral services were con- dncted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer U.M. Church at Loudoun Heights, the Roy. Robert G. Brymm, Jr., and the Rev. John Guthrie officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. DOUGLAS P. SOPER Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Brown Funeral Home in Mar- tinsburg, by the Rev. Joseph L. Smith, for Douglas Patrick Soper, 32, of Route 3, Hedgesville, who died Saturday in the Winchester Memorial HospitaLlnterment was made in the Assemblies of God Cemetery, located west of Hedgesville. He was born in Baltimore Md., March 17, 1935, son of Robert Lee and Bessie Thomp- son Soper. For the past two years he had been employed by the Abbott Excavating and Hauling Company. Hagerstown, Md. He was associated with the Hedgesville Assemblies of God Church. Twenty years ago he had served a short time in the US. Army. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Lowe Super, at the home; his mother, Bessie Louise Soper, Tampa, Fla.; one daughter, Peggy Jo Soper, Charles Town; one son, Ricky Patrick Soper, at the home; one sister, Mrs. Joann Qnattrocci, Laurel, Md., and one brother Jessie Super, Miami, Fla. BURLEY A. DICK Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. from St. James Lutheran Church at Uvilla, by the Roy. J. Vincent Gtm, pastor, for Burley Arnold Dick, 69, of Route 1, Inwoed, vho died Friday in King's Daughters Hospital in Martlnshurg. In- terment was made in the Pleasant View Memory Gardens near Martinsburg. Burn December 10, 1908, in Davis, he was the son of Clinton and Nora Lee Ompe Dick. He had been a lifelong farme" in the South Berkeley area. He was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church at Uvflla. Surviving are his wife. Isabelle Kidwiler Dick, at the home; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond "Phyllis" Petmccl, Jr., of Hedgesville Road; two grandchildren, Tony and Tins Petrucci; one brother, Holmes' Dick, of Martinsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Ercle "Veda" Buore, of Kearneysville and Mrs. Stunmm'm'mld "Ewlyn" Palme, -of Johnmtown, and several niecm and nephews.  tn do. rare one son, Burley Arndd Dick, Jr,; one broer, James Dick, and one sister, Mineta Dick. Funerals I MI LAURA L. MORGAN Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Wainwright Baptist Church in Charles Town, for Miss Laura Lee Morgan, 73, of 832 Harewoed Avenue, Charles Town, who died January 30, in Jeffersonian Memorial Hospital in Charles Town. The Rev. William Thomas #ill officiate. Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Ranson, this evening, Thursday, from 7 until 9 p.m. The deceased was born in Charles Town, February 4, 1898, a daughter of the late Lewis and Laura Brown Morgan. She was a member of the Wainwright Baptist Church, where she also served as organist for a number of years. Surviving are a nephew, Lester Morgan, of Charles Town; two nieces, Mrs. Winfrey Lonesome, Baltimore, Md.; and Mrs. Gwen Colyn Adair, of Harrisburg, Pa,, and a cousin, Mrs. Norman Peters, of New York City. FOUUi8 INFANT Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock from the Smith and Strider Memorial Funeral Home in Charles Town, by Bishop Eugene E. Baltimore, for the infant son of Paul M. and Brenda Yates Fmdks,' of Stiles Trailer Park, Reuse, who failed to survive birth Monday night in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery. Surviving with his parents are his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yates, RFD No. I, .Charles Town; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fnuiks, RFD No. I, Charles Town; paternal great- grandfather, William A. Paige, Rt. No. 1, Charles Town; maternal great-grandmother Mrs. Rebecca Jones, RFD I, Charles Town. FLOYD H. MONTGOMERY Funeral services were held Friday, January 27, at 11 a.m. from the Eackles Funeral Chapels by the Rev. Temple G. Wheeler of Harpers Ferry, for Floyd Harold Montgomery, 87, of the Shannondale section of Jefferson County, who died Wednesday, January 25, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital, following a long illness. Burial was made in Columbia Gardens, Falls Church, Va. The deceased, a journalist - Washington correspondent, was born in West Virginia, August 17, 1890, a son of the late William and Ella Crossland Mon- tgomery. His wife, the late Josephine V. Wine Montgomery, died some time ago. Surviving are the foliewing children -- Mrs. Delores McGuin, of College Park, Md.; Mrs. Melha Norton, of Shaw nondale; Mrs. Ina Lewis, of Glenmont, Md.; Kenneth Montgomery, of College Park, and Donald Montgomery, of Chicago, Ill,; also 33 grand- children and great- grandchildren, and one great. great-grandchild. A sister, Mrs. Melba Quinn, of Arizona and a brother, William Montgomery, of Oklahoma, also survive. SHIRLEY W. BARNES Services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Kogeischutz and Sons Funeral Home in Martinsburg, for Shirley Winn Barnes, rS, of Rt. 2, Kearneysville 'Charles Town Road', who was pronounced dead on arrival at the Baker V.A. Center on Thursday. Chaplain Howard FUlk of the V.A. Center, officiated and burial was made in the Mid- dkway Masonic Cemetery. The deceased had been hospitalized several times recently, but death came nuexpectedly. He was born in the Middleway section of Jef- ferson County on May 16, 1919, a son of the late Eldridge Winn and Laura "Jennie" Morrow Barnes. He was a carpenter by trade and served with the U.S. Army in World War II. Mr. Barnes was also a member of rite Middleway U.M. Church and Berkeley Pest No. 14, American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Alma Spiker Barnes, at the home; his stepmother, Mrs. Blanche Wiest Barnes, 106 S. Alabama Avenue; one son, Jeffrey Wayne Barnes, and one daughter, Mrs. Paul "Betty" Kidwell, Jr., both of Charles Town Road; two grandchildren, Kelly L. Kidwell and Christina %. Barnes, both of Charles Town Road; one sister, Mrs. Carlton "Grace" Swartz, Bunker Frill, and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nleces and sreat-nepws. JOHN J. HOWARD Funeral services were held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Dering Funeral Home in Morgantown for John J. ' Howard, former resident of Harpers Ferry, who died Thursday in Morgantown General Hospital. Howard, who served as a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad telegrapher in Harpers Ferry for some 28 years until he retired, also served as recorder for the Town of Harpers Ferry for a time and was also em- ployed as a clerk in the town's water department prior to leaving here and going to Morgan[own to reside. While in Jefferson County, Mr. Howard was also very active in the Republican party and was a member of the County Republican executive com- mittee for a time. He was also a member of the Camp Hill U.M. Church and a member of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. LiUian Clark, of Morgan[own; a son, John J. Howard, Jr., of Kingweod, and several grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. PROBLEMS OF From Page 1 Breeden, corresponding secretary; Robert Nicewarner, Paul Biller, Robert Turner, George Stocks, Mike Pittinger and Jay Cepeika, trustees; Dr. Earl Allara, company doctor; Roger Perry, company at- torney; and Shirley M. Hunt, director of the Citizen's Fire Company Foundation. Officers of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the company were also introduced. They are: Mary Ann Cain, president; Darla Pittinger, 1st vice-president; Mary K. Plum, 2nd vice- president; Alia Sager, recording secretary; Linda CosteIIo, treasurer; Hazel Nichols, corresponding secretary; and Pauline Robinson, captain. In closing, President Breeden expressed appreciation to the banquet committee for the very fine job it had done and in- troduced them as follows: George Glassford, Jay Cepelka, C. W. Costello and Nelson Nichols. The floral arrangements for the speaker's table, donated by Sheetz Florists, went to the following: Mrs. Frank Ain- sworth, Mrs. Charles W. Bianca James Files For Horn From JeffmonCounty i Mrs. Bianca James, of Charles I i Town, m one of two Jefferson County women who have entered the race for the Democratic Nomination for the House of Delegates 36th District. Mrs. James, ho was ap- pointed to the office in October 1977, to fill a vacancy left in the house of delegate seat with the resignation of Mrs. Carolyn Snyder, filed for the post Saturday, January 28, when she returned to Charles Town for the weekend after the state legislature, now in session, took a weekend break. Mrs. James was appointed to fill the office for the year of 1973. Mrs. James, who has been representing this county in the ,house of delegates at this session of the legislature, said she had given her filing long and serious consideration. And that since going to Charleston several weeks ago, she has listened and learned a lot about the operations of the state govern- ment and that she is very much interested in, and feels she can [represent all the people of ]Jefferson County in a fair and [effective manner if given the ] opportunity to serve in the house [ for another two year period. Mrs. James, manager of the Charles Town branch of the Martinsburg Laundry and Dry Cleaning, is well-known and has been very active in Charles Town and Jefferson County. She is a member of St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town; a member of the Council of Catholic Women of the church; president of the Democratic Woman's Club of Jefferson County; a member of the Democratic Executive Com- Inittee of the county, and also the Jefferson County Democratic Association. She has aldo served on the Jefferson County Com- mission on Economic Development and has been most active in the Old Opera House restoration in Charles Town and the productions which it has to the public. community theatre division of the W.V.T.C. Approximately 150 persons attended the conference which is to be an annual evenf. Persons "Buster" Costello, and Mrs. interested in memhip or Clarce Ramsburg, of Charles news of the conference may Tovn. contact either Mr. Angel or Mr. MAGISTRATE From Page 1 m Jefferson and Berkeley Counties. On Thursday, January 12, Charles Town State Police arrested Stanley Nathaniel Peterson and charged him with the murder of Mrs. Miller. He was in the Berkeley County jail on another charge at the time and was brought to the Jefferson County jail where he has been held without bond pendi/ng the hearing Tuesday. Attorney Charles F. Jr., who had been appointed by the court, represented Peterson at the hearing. The state's case was handled by Jefferson County Prosecutor Robert Skinner. Robert Anpl IS Installed As Hoad State Theatre Group Robert Angel of the Old Opera House in Charles Town, was installed as President at the W. Va. Theatre Conference which was held at the Science and Culture Center in Charleston this past weekend. The conference which was hosted by the Science and ;Culture Center brought together theatre arts people from throughout the state for two days of discussions on theatre, productions of "Carousel" as presented by Theatre West Virginia, and panels and workshops on theatre. Dr. Richard Fliehr, noted community theatre director, and his wife Kay, who is a consultant in public relations and author of the well known theatre book, "In Search of an Audience", were consultants -.in - residence. Highlight of the entire con- ference was Agnes DeMille, who not only gave the keynote speech, but also fielded questions with surprising candor in a two hour "rap session" with members of the conference. President-elect chosen for 1979 was Dr. N. Bennett East of Marshall University. The W. Va. Delegate appointed by Mr. Angel to the South East Theatre Conference was Dr. Jon WhR. more of WVU. Jim Taylor of Berkeley Cotmty Civic Theatre in Martinsburg, was selected to the nominating committee for 1979 'and will also serve as assistant chairman for the Taylor. By Theda Cole Potomac Edison Home Service Representative EMERGENCY ! What does one do first if the local electric company re- quests curtailment of "non- essential" electric consump- in an emergency? We recently had this situa- tion in many areas and it may be repeated at some fu- time if the coal strike continues. It occurred to me that what I may consider nonessential someone else considers essential. Below we have listed some suggestions which may help us all in the event of an elec- trical emergency. HEATING Reduce thermostat to 65 and add extra clothing. Reduce thermostat further a night, if 8 hours or longer. Make sure windows' or doors to unheated areas are closed. Close draperies or blinds except when the sun can shine indoors. Be sure furnace filters are clean. Avoid using the fireplace unless it is designed specif- ically for heating and/or has glass doors. C!ose fireplace dampers when not in use. WATER HEATING Take short showers (5 minutes or less) instead of baths. Wash only full loads of clothes or dishes. Rinse clothes only with cold water, wash with warm or cool water if possible. Make sure leaky faucets are fixed, or turned off. Rinse dishes with cold wa- ter and don't let water run constantly. Use stopper in wash basin while shaving rather than run- ning water. Avoid use of dryer, if pos- sible, otherwise don't overdry clothes and keep the lint filter clean. Clip this and keep it handy, If you would lake more ideas, "Project Comem" Helping Property Owners, Save ,Energy "Project Conserve" is a free voluntary program developed by the U.S. Department of Energy to help you save energy dollars in your home and make your home more comfortable. It works for all buildings except apartments and mobile homes. One of the many ways to conserve energy dollars is by caulking, as shown in the above picture. The West Virginia Fuel and Energy office, through this project, say home owners can secure a free home energy anaylsis and also get help on needed home improvements designed to save on the home heating fuel. A copy of a questionnaire has been mailed to each household. Complete the form and return. The form is pre-addressed and postage is paid. The information is processed and analyzed to determine how you may be able to save energy. Yon will then receive specific suggestions for simple, relatively inexpensive steps which could conserve energy and make your home a more comfortable place to live. You will be able to see the ap- proximate costs and about how much savings these home im- provements will mean. If you have not received a copy of "Project Conserve", contact Judy Matlick at the WVU Cooperative Extension Service in Charles Town. Call 725-6571 or visit the office in the County Office Building corner or George and Congress Streets in Charles Town. i IThere's Good Chance Have I Not Seen Last Of Winter BY L. W. LLOYD, SR. A glance at the weather during January when viewed as an overall picture, very strongly suggests that before the arrival of Spring, we will hve had two cold winters in succession. The past month was not nearly as cold as January last year, which ran 14 degree s below seasonal normals every day of the month. This January showed an average mean temperature of 8 degrees below seasonal nor- mals, which indeed still earns for itself the title of a very cold month. Snowfall totalled 16% inches. The projected forecast for the month of February shows the I contact your local electric company office or your coun- ty extension office. ON GROCERY CARTS WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission has adopted a voluntary labels on grocery carts to caution parents about the dangers the carts pose to children. very good chance for colder than normal temperatures westward as far as the Mississippi Valley, and heavier than normal precipitation patterns for the coastline westward to the Blue Ridge Mountains. A good chance is that we have not seen the last of the winter as yet. Another spectacular weather occurence during January was the recording of a Barometric reading of 28.72 inches on the 25th, which is the lowest reading ever recorded in Jefferson County. That great storm in- tensified as it moved eastward, crossed the Atlantic, and struck Scotland with the worst blizzard in 30 years on the 30th. ON FACTORY ORDERS Orders received by fac- tories declined 0.4 per cent in November after three months of strong gains, thc Commerce Departmcnt said. The major declines were in the capital goods industries. Carter proposes $500.2 bil- lion budget. Mini Beef Loaves Mark New Year of the Horse Gung hoy fet toy! On February 7, Chinese Americans will salute each other th this greeting, which means "Happy New Year," according to Oriental lore experts at La Choy Food Products. On that day the old Year of the Serpent will give way to the new Year of the Horse which, the Chinese say, will be a year of bustling activity and plenty of excitement. Chinese New Year's day is a time for celebration. And Chinese holidays, like ours, revolve around good food. So you can enjoy your own New Year feast, La Choy home economists have created Good Fortune Beef Loaves, individual meat loaves made with Chinese and American ingredients and glazed with a red .sauce, because red symbolizes new year good luck to the Chinese. GOOD FORTUNE BEEF LOAVES (8 Servings) 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce 1/3 cup La Choy Sweet & Sour Sauce 2 tablespoons La Choy Soy Sauce 2 pounds ground beef 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon dry mustard 2 teaspoons onion powder 1 can (3 oz.) La Choy Chow Mein Noodles, finely crushed 1 can (1 lb.) La Choy Fancy Chinese Mixed Vegetables, nnsed and drained 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1-1/2 teaspoons salt Combine sauces; reserve 1/4 cup for basting. Combine remaining sauce with the other ingredients. Shape mixture into 8 loaves. Place in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes, basting occasionally with reserved sauce. Two Persons Hurt In One Of county Two persons sustained minor injuries in one of the five ac- cidents which Charles Town State Police investigated over the past weekend in which six cars and one truck were damaged to the extent of a total of $4,7OO.OO. The personal injury accident occurred Friday night about II:I0 at the intersection of U.S. Route 340 and Alternate Route 340 at Bolivar, in which oars being driven by John W. Fadeley, of Day Street, Harpers Ferry, and Charles L. Nyswarner, of Damascus, Md., were involved. State Police said an eastbound car being operated by Fadeley, was making a left turn into Bolivar and struck an ap- proaching car being driven by Nyswaner. After the impact the Fadeley car roiled 200 feet before coming to a stop. Damage to the two cars was placed at $I,250.00. 4ade]ey, who was charged with driving while in- toxicated, sustained minor in- juries as did John Miller of Damascus, Md., a passenger in the Nyswaner car. A single car crash also oc- curred about II:I0 p.m. Friday on the Flowing Springs Road, which resulted in about $I,000.00 in property damages, but no personal injuries. State Police said a car driven by Nada M. Lind, of Shepherdstown, struck an icy spot on the highway and skidded through a fence at the James T. CORRECTION In the story concerning the death of Mrs. Edna M. Kelly, 68, Blue Farm. No placed in the said. Also on Friday 8:45 p.m., a car being Ronald E. Shenandoah Junction, of ice and skidded hank, then rolled over. was not i The occurred Road A pick-up truck collided Sunday about on U.S. Route 340 which $1,700 in property the two vehicles, 'injuries. State Police said a q operated by i Washington, side road and into the westbound car being Roy Cannon, Jr., sburg, Md. cited for failure to right-of-way. A hit-and-run curred Saturda on Secondary Welsh's Grocery Bakerton which in damages, A car belonging to of Rockville, parked when it was unknown driver WhO scene. NOTICE To the Beneficiaries of the ELEAN( DOANE, All persons haY wife of Harry P. Kelly, Chantilly, Va., carried in the January 26 issue of this newspaper, it was incorrectly stated that Mrs. Kelly was buried in Green Hill Cemetery in Charles Town. She was buried in Green Hill Cemetery in Hern- don, Va. WHO KNOWS? 1. Name the U.S. Presi- dents born in February? 2. How many U.S. Presi- dents were buried in Ar- lington National Cem- etery? 3. Where is the longest suspension bridge out- side the U.S.? 4. What is the collective name for crows? 5. Where and when was the first U.S. Bureau of Mint established? 6. Define contingent. 7. What fish is called the "tiger of the sea"? 8. Where is the O'- Shaughnessy Dam? 9. Name the flower and birthstone for February? 10.When is Ash Wednes- day? Answers To Who Knows 1. Washington, Harrison and Lincoln. 2. Two: Taft and Ken- nedy. 3. Tagus River Bridge, Portugal. 4. A murder. 5. Philadelphia, April 2, 1792. 6. A representative group that is part of a larger body of people. 7. The barracuda. 8. California. 9. Violct, amethyst. 10.February 8. of against the ELE DOANE, deceased, whether due or not, to exhibit the vouchers verified, to the his office in the Building, CharleS Virginia, on or of June 1978; may, by law, be all benefit of beneficiaries of appear on or examine said otherwise protect Given under mY day of P.q Feb. 2-2t To the Beneficiaries el the All persons against LUDWIG whether due to exhibit the vouchers verified, to the his office in Building, Virginia, of June, 1978; may, by law, all benefit of beneficiaries appear on examine said otherwise day of P.T. Feb. 2-2t NTE LL ON A VAI