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Charles Town, West Virginia
February 2, 1978     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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February 2, 1978

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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE 11 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2,1978 WINT, R TILL GOING ON AT =""J & R GR Wlllt EVERY PURQtAg[  115 3rd Ave., Ranson, W. Va. Give A Friend A Present Every Week ... (Or Send One To Yourself) SUBSCRIBE TODAYTO The llph OUlne Inclo A {:hock OrMoney Order Then Just Walt For Tho Mall To omo... Every Week qllql!mm mmmmimmmmmm,mmmm, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmB tQrt Sending " l The Spirit of Jeffemn Advocate TIw T= Plul 25ct= tax In West Virginia CHECK PRESENTED TO FAIR ASSN. FOR 'STAGE ROOF AT FAIR GROUNDS Mrs. Elmer Vickers, a representative of the Jefferson County Council Extension Homemakers, is shown above presenting a check in the amount of $344.75 to J. P. Burns, Jr., president of the Fair Board to be used for placing a roof over the stage at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds, a project of the Council (or the year 1978. Plans to raise additional money for the roof will be discussed later. I IDougherty Tells Lions About Magistrate System Peter Dougherty, local Magistrate, was the speaker at the Charles Town Lions Club's regular meeting Tuesday at the Lions Center. Comparing the present magistrate system with the old justice of the peace system. Dougherty praised the magistrate court system. Magistrates handle traffic cases, misdemeanors, preliminary hearings in felony cases, civil cases up to $1500 and act as Juvenile Court Referees. Dougherty termed magistrate court as a simple court with rules and procedures to be followed but one which handles many cases without attorneys. People going into magistrate court can expect their case to be beard fairly soon. In fact, the whole justice system is speeded up because of the load taken off the circuit court by the Magistrates. Elimination of the potential for corruption that existed under the J. P. system was termed by Dougherty as one of the main reasons for the change to the magistrate system. The income of a Justice of the Peace was based on the cases handled. Under that system both police officers and plaintiffs could choose the court most likely to rule in their favor. This is no longer possible under the present system. Dougherty termed the present juvenile laws un-workable and urged everyone to write their state legislators in an effort to get the system changed. He labeled the current bill covering juvenile cases as bad law passed during the closing moments of the 1977 legislative session by representatives who were not familiar with what they were voting for. The bill was lumped with and sold as a bill to strengthen provisions for in- vestigating and prosecuting cases involving child abuse. Stating that most crimes today are committed by juveniles, Dougherty claimed present law makes it almost impossible to - , Hi l= i ..][T 9 SUPER JLJLJL JL JL.N k.,W MARKET 322 West Washington St. Charles Town, W.Va. Phone: 725-9043 CELEBR TIN FREE DOOR PRIZES & GIFTS U.S. No. 1 FREE COFFEE WHOLE- Hot Dog & Coke Potatoes Friday & Saturday ONLY! V m- Fresh Seafood Special of ! DUNCAN HINES $ - TheWeek I Cake Mux ,box., 1 O0 Ib al Fresh Pan Trout . Chuck Roast ,,.79"I Sugar ,,,.,, 89 I SAN GEORGIa "'" $1 oo .0.b.. 69 Macaroni ,o., I 31b bag Yellow Onions convict a juvenile, The lack of sufficient law enforcement of- ficers prevents adequate in- vestigation of many cases. Delays caused by the present juvenile system between the commission of a crime and any punishment renders the punish- ment ineffective. This plus the difficulty in holding juveniles under present law leads to repeaters committing several offenses before they can be brought to justice for the first offense. I I McCORMICK loz. can 49 lBnack Pepper 19' John Egle Re-named President Elmwood Brown Hendricks, vice- president; George W. Ambrose Jr., treasurer and Rosemary Lyric, secretary. Other directors are D. Lee Morgan and K. Post Osbourn. The president announced that it will be necessary to have another fund drive in the near future. Money is badly needed for road improvement, to con- tinue tree work, for corner markers for unsold lots and to replace equipment. Last year's funds were used almost ex- clusively to repair and paint the cemetery house. Lot owners and friends have been generous in the past and the cemetery board is Confident that there will be Cemetepj Associationl support.Cntinued cooperation and At an open meeting of the Elmwood Cemetery Association on January 12 at the Men's Club in Shepherdstown an election of officers was held and the following were re-elected: John L. Egle, president; i i i Wildlife Food, Cover Seedlings Available Thru S0il mMtmn The Eastern Panhandle Soil Conservation District cooperating with the W. Va. Dept. of Natural Resources is now taking orders for wildlife food and cover seedlings. These plants are available in order to produce food and cover for wildlife of this area. These seedlings can also be used for critical area planting, and field and farmstead windbreaks. Just the planting of Norway Spruce as shown in the above picture, will serve effectively as a windbreak. The minimum order accepted ,is 250, and the maximum order L, t,025. Species can be mixed multiples of . These orders should be in no later than April 15. Orders over 1,025 seedlings will be handled by the Service Forester, Rob MacWhorter, 615 W. King St., Martinsburg, or phone 267-7730. The Soil Conservation District also offers an environmental seedling packet which contains 30 seedlings. This packet costs $6.00 and contains 5 Chinese Chestnut; 5 Black Walnut; 5 1 Gray Dogwood; 5 Norway Spruce; 5 White Pine, and 5 Scotch Pine. For more information, call 725-3471 or stop at the local Soil Conservation Service office at 209 E. Third Ave., Ranson. No group has the right to force its way of life on others. What have you done to improve this community lately? AFTER INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE Discontinued and one of a kind Snow Tires 10% OFF EVERYTHING on our bargain table ,/2 PRICE Paints-Shock Absorbers.Starters Muflers.Antique car parts, etc. WESTERN AUTO CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. 9 A Gift For'A Friend Or Relative. Why Not A Subscription To The SPIRIT d JEFFERSON-ADVOCATE 1 Year $7.50 Plus 23 tax in W.V _9_v. ........... -s'--'t .... . ..... z$, ..... Subscription From Name: Address:  We Will Mail The Person A Card.