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U, LNo.7 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday February 16, 1978 Our 134th YEAR OF SERVICE To This Community Per Copy - 15c olivar Cmc. Assocm 00[FI ' "" "t!on, Municipality Seeking Funds r 00mtmctlon Mult,-Purpose Community Center Building t ill, ist, members of the Kip Stowell, a member of the i-'-miation, along Harpers Ferry Council and a '.in[ .of the municipality Harpers Ferry businessman, , i net to seek the full drew the design for the building, ft ecitizes of Bolivar and after the building committee o m,,,uctin of a multi- agreed this was what they had in :-v,ityCenter. And mind, Mayor Courtney and g e. endous public fo tn idea, Paul Geronimo went to Martinsburg ',l aYOr  Bolivar and on Thursday, February 9, and met with J. R. Hawvermale, President of the director of the Eastern were Panhandle Planning and special corn-Development Council, Region 9, With having and made a formal application' rsnchacenter for construction funds. The: request for $175,000.00, if ap. and-or federal proved, will come through the the con- Governor's Office of Economic and Community development, it was stated. The building, as shown above in the sketch by Stowell, will be a one-story concrete block and brick veneer, located on two adjacent lots, one now owned by the municipality of Bolivar and the other by the Bolivar Civic Association. Geronimo said if funding for the project is ap proved, the Civic Association would deed the lot it ownes over to the Corporation of Bolivar, for use as a part of the building site. The building will face on Washington Street, and it will include a section for a medical clinic, an auditorium for public meetings and social and recreational uses, an area for preparing and serving meals to the Senior Citizens of the section, a general recreational area for the youth. The building will he about 60 feet wide and about 75i feet in length and there will be area around the structure for parking, it was stated. While meeting with Mr. Hawvermale, Mayor Courtney also inquired about possible funding for a grading and repair project on the streets in Bolivar. But formal application for funds ! for this project will not be made until such time as a detailed set of plans have been prepared by the Bolivar Council, it was stated. Bank .Of Charles Town 00stand,ng Year 00mwtb; Officers Re-named ,.I7 Vm ,n OUt- t.m, Jotm H. K. Christman, the Peoples] James M. Davis, Frisby T. .dRrw, as it] Fiery, JOhn N. Newcomer, i-r'' in I Roger J. Perry, ttoger ft. a $2-million Ramey, Turner A Ramey, C ,...._ .' hank's assets- IManning Smith," Hey M. ::'.ta part Snyder, Jr., and Francis N. -'--'Portaaa which White. h " . , bank cashier C Manning Smit , bang " vi'president, president, presided for the ,e45 persons who meetin and introduced the bank ,:a,,_Imeetiug of office present and spoke -",vaers held briefly also of the bank's growth ns n . the over the past year. 444 ." " sank. A Following the stockholders t  g C. Manning Smith, president; [I Y Proxy. John H. K. Christman, executive. Olde r/rtto vice-president and cashier; k I rstman Francis N White and Turner A. -sl s_h'ate.the Ramey, vice presidents; Ed-  trOWth of ward L Pine, vice-president and trust officer; Ronald M. Willis, vice-president; Jack F. Scott, t assistant vice-president; Elfrieda P. Tru/ssell, Mildred A. l t services. Polen, Juanita V. Pdckard and $1,628,000 Patricia C. KisneL assistant tr cashiers; and Roger J. Perry, attorney. Public Hmdng Being Held Today On New School AidFonnula A public hearing on the new school aid formula bill will be held in Charleston Thursday. Dr. James Moler will attend on behalf of some eastern West Virginia educators. As the proposal is written, he says, it would have serious effects upon school financing in the eastern counties where population is growing. It may also change the minimum salary guarantees to teachers. BAND BOOSTERS TO MEET MONDAY NIGHT Members of the Jefferson High School Band Boosters Association, will meet Monday night, February 20, at the high school immediately following the playing of the Jefferson High and Bishop Ireton Basketball game, it was announced today. School Board Approv00 Work00tudy Prolpam For : Jefferson High Students for either economic and-or and coach and director of academic reasons, may not he athletics at the old Charles Town able to finish their high school High School, and was a short education, was adopted by the time agn recognized as one of the Jefferson County Board of most outstanding coaches in Education meeting in regular West Virginia over a period of session Monday night at the years. He" is currently a social Board office, studies teacher at Charles Town The board accepted a grant in Junior High School. the amount of $67,989.00 being At the same time, the board funneled through the Governor's accepted the resignation of Mrs. office of Economic and Corn-Patricia Hubbard as girls' munity Development to fund the basketball coach at Charles program which will begin as;Town Junior High School at the soon as possible and run through end of the present school term. September 1978. The grant in- She has held this position since eludes funds for hiring a girls' basketball was initiated at program coordinator, the cost of the school. transporting the students in- volved to places of part-time employment and salaries for the participating students. Donald Mickey, director of pupil services for this district, said in presenting the program to the board that it is seared to provide job experience for the The hoard also expelled one Charles Town Junior High School student permanently from school and one Jefferson High School student for the remainder of this school term for disciplinary reasons. rThe board appointed Joann Wright as a teachers aide at the students while they continue, Shepherdstown Elementary their education. I School, replacing Karen Glaise Although first preference will[ who resigned and named Linda be given to high school seniors,[ Smith as a - kindbrgarte other students in need of such[ aide at South Jefferson financial assistance will not[ Elementary School to replace necessarily be excluded, it was] Lois Smith, who resigned. stated. I Turn To Page 6 To qualify for the program, Delegate James the student must show a special -need for education, and-or fmancial need, for completion of his or her high school education. Schools Supt. Raymond Frazier said possibly 12 of the students would come from those in need of special education and fmancial assistance, while the remaining 13 will be selected on the basis of just economic fmancial assistance. The students will attend their classes at Jefferson just as they are currently duing, but they will also work between 10 to 15 hours weekly in county industries who agreed to cooperate in the program.' They will be paid at the minimum hourly rate, it was stated. The program coor- dinator, will endeavor to place the work students in a field in which she or be has expmsed an interest or one which the students appears to have a special aptitude for. The board also accepted the resignation of Harold "Zip" Lorerg, who has been in the school system as a ech and teacher for the past 30 years. resignation becomes el. fective at the end of the c.urrenti "ns00'""N'dlPotomac Edison Begins Prmde00. I Emerlzency" Energy" Plan John C. Skinner, Jr., ominent Charles Town At- toruey, who has been a lifelong I 1 w Democrat, was named as the r 1As Ordered,By State PSC Mrs. Thomas, who was Florida visiting with an relative. new president of the Jefferson County Democratic Assoc., at a meeting held at the Jefferson County Court House, Tuesday evening, February 7. He suc- ceeds Mrs. Agnes Thomas, of the Shannondale section of the county, who is a candidate on the Democratic ticket for the house of delegates from this 36th delegate district. Other officers named were Charles Town Attorney Roger Perry, vice-president; Mrs. Ginger Bordier, of Jefferson Avenue, Charles Town, as secretary, and Mrs. Marjorie Johnson, of Kearneysville. The meeting was presided over by Fred Tuller, who served last year as vice-president of the organization, in the absence of in ill Bishop Alkinson To Hold Preaching Mimion Zion Church BISHOP ATKINSON The Rt. Rev. Robert P. Atkinson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, will be at Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town, March I and 2, for a special winter preaching visitation, it was announced Monday by the Re. Roger E. Henshaw, rector of Zion Church. Rev. Henshaw said it is a privilege and honor for Zion Church to have One of the most profound preachers of the Episcopal Church come to Zion Chm'ch for such an ocasion. The service of evening prayer will precede his sermons, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Also, he will be at th e parish house, in the Coo Room, for coffee, hostessed by the Cuha-Japan Chapter and the Hawaii Chapter of the Episcopal Churchwomen, beginning at 3 in the afternoon on March 2. So, if you'd like, come by, sip coffee with our Bishop, and welcome him again to our parish family. HIS theme for his preaching msisinn will come from the Gospel according to St. John, where Jesus says, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life" - No one cometh unto the Father, but by me". The public is invited to attend. ntroduces Sunday Racing Bill So Local Voters Can Decide Issue A bill titled 1582, would pave the way for legalization of Sunday racing at dog and horse tracks in West Virginia, if the voters where tracks are located, desire same, was introduced into the West Virginia Legislature Monday by Bianca James, delegate from this 35th delegate district of Jdferson County. House Bill 1582 would, if ap proved by the house, would give the voters of Jefferson County a local option referendum on the Sunday racing issue at the Charles Town Turf Club and SheMndoah Downs ra tacks and also at Waterford Park in Hancock County. Mrs. James' bill is currently before the house judiciary committee and if approved there, it will tbe go to the house finance committee for further action before it can be taken to the vote of the full house of delegates. Mrs. James said Monday, in introducing the bill, that her action is not an endorsement ef Sun[lay horse racing in Jefferson County, but rather that she feels the people of Jefferson County should have the option of deciding the issue rather than having it done by the legislature. Dizuss. 0000rate Duties Wnth Kiwank. Members of the Charles Town Kiwanis Club will hear a 0cusaion of the duties of a County Magistrate as the program for thief weekly dinner meeting to be held this evening, Thursday, at 6:15 at the Towne House Restaurant. Speaking to the Kiwanians will be Peter Dougherty, one of two Jefferson County Magistrates, Ticket Policy For Coupr-Bulldog Game Is Announced It will be first come first served as far as the purchase of ticekts for the Martinsburg - Jefferson basketball game to be played in thje Jefferson High gymnasium Friday night, February 24, according to Donnie Hetzel, director of Athletics at Jefferson High. First off, there Will not be any tickets sold at the door the night of the game. All tickets will be on a pre-advance purchase basis with a number of tickets to be made available at Martinsburg High School and the rest at Jefferson High. Hetzeil said pre-ticket sales will begin Monday Night, February 20, at the Bishop Iregon -Jefferson game and also suring the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from February 20-23 as long as the tickets last. Only a certain number of ticekts will he sold and once they are gone, that will be it. Hetzell stated. The regular admission price of The Potomac Edison Com- pany announced the im- plementation of the "Emergency Energy Operating Plan" as ordered by the W. Va. Public Service Commission which calls for restrictions in the use of electricity. The PSC's state-wide plan was issued last week on the Com- mission's finding that a "potential energy emergency exists in West Virginia because of a serious continuing decline in coal reserves at generating stations of certain electric public utilities serving West Virginia". The emergency plan directs utilities to implement cer- tain steps as coal stockpiles reach certain levels. Coal supplies at Allegheny Power System stations, which includes Potomac Edison, have now declined to below the level and the PSC order requires the following steps: I. Request all customers to reduce their load by at least I0 percent and preferably to a level which is just sufficient to meet only their essential human needs. 2. Request the reduction of all outdoor lighting to the minimum level necessary for life and property protection, elimination 3. Curtailment of electrical energy for entertainment, recreational and sporting ac- tivities. 4. Curtail industrial and commercial customers, who have a monthly energy use in excess of 75,000 kilowatthours to levels approximately 90 percent of the customers' corresponding month's'use in the previous. year. Customers who fail to observe this requirement will, after 24 hours actual written notice from the utility, be sub- ject to termination of service but will have the right to appeal such termination or such notice to the commission. Facilities whose function is to provide life- support, national, state, or local security, or essential public services should strive to meet the curtailment level indicated, but shall not be required to do so. Additional curtailment of electric use by commercial and industrial customers is required by the PSC's emergency plan as coal stockpiles reach lower Levels. Potomac Edison officials stated that such notice would be given to those customers at the appropriate time. The commission's plan also calls for the implementation of other steps at previous levels of $1 for students and $2 for adults of all advertisement lighting coal supply, and utility officials will prevail, Hetzell stated. cept for a single luminaire to said these have been im- l  Dhe 'r indicate commercial facilities plemented and will continue in mii IIULII @ IDlll ope after da],, azxi redtctio z[,:t tot the daratior, cf the dl  liIb.'-. ' by 50 percent of the number of emergency. lll[ llUW I/Ubltlll elevators and escalators, Turn To Pa  Wi[liamK"Bill"Roth, oneof] chool Board Awaibng State the more outstanding duckpin  ._  m  .. . bowlers in Charles Town and I 5uloance Ufl [flerr# GuIDacK this Section, is a member of a[ 'Od duckpin team which bowls in the [ Winchester, Va., B. Bowling[ The Jefferson County Board of At the same time, theEastern League that set a new league I Education is, according to Panhandle Consumers Corn- team set bowling record last[ Schools Supt. Raymond Frazier, mittee, co-chaired by William H. week.  taking a kind of a wait-and.see Loy and John E. Wright, of The five-man team of which[ attitude in response to the West Martinsburg, issued a statement Roth is and has been a member[ Virginia, Public Service Corn- regarding the .use of fossil fuel for some time, had an out-[ mission s order for power power in the area. standing team set last Tuesday[ reduction in view of the dwin- night when they came through] dling coal supplies. Loy and Wright indicated the three sets of duckpin bowling[ Supt. Frazier said he had committee is issuing a plea for with a total pinfall of 2126. To do received a letter from the all consumers of electricity to this, Roth's team howled games[ Potomac Edison Company try and cut back pn their power of 751, 711 and 664. Their 2126[ concerning the emergency usage wherever possible, such total pinfali of 128 pins above the[ power situation, but that he is as in churches, public strut- league team set record for this[ awaiting guidance from the W. tures, etc., where heating season.Theleaguebowlsweekly/Va. Department of Education requirements can be reduced at the Old Health Center Alleys| before taking any definite steps without damaging the struc- in Winchester. | on the matter, tures. "CUPID'S BOY" HOPES SHE WILL BE,HIS "HAPPY VA00HT|F' Although a little late. "Cupid,s Bey", a race Shenandoah Downs Rac Track, sticks his nose into some ValeoUne S Day kissing between little Hope Lee Harrell and Master Ward Sigler, just to wish them both a Happy Valentine's Day. (Photo by Jerry Fr,atkoff)