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o. 8 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday February 23, 1978 Per Copy - 15c Residents Will Have Opportunity To Rare Coins This Week At Peoples. Bank County residents had a face to face 'Tugio" cent, L U.S. coin, or Times" coin to see some at the Peoples Town, ac- H. K. Christ- Vice President. obtained from Bank of Panel of the display of coins which he American There are 76 in from the 1722 farthing and the Civil War also features 1, Mr. first U.S. pattern coin, the "Nova Con- stellatio", is shown in this panel, along with the Fngio, first authorized U.S. coin. Additional coins in this panel are Continental period cents which were minted by various states, and types of tokens which have circulated as money in different periods of American history.' The second panel features regular issues of U.S. coins from the large cent pieces of 1794 to the dimes of 1952. One out standing coin in the panel is a bronze two-cent piece dated 1865,hich was among the first coins to carry the motto "In God We Trust". "lqrobably the most unusual coin in panel three of the exhibit is the Trade Dollar", Mr, Christman said. Original !ssued for circulation M  Orient to compete with tl Mexican peso, the Trade Dollar was demonetize by Congress in Held Wednesday For Harry [angdon, Prominent Veterinarian, Farmer Langdon, veterinarian Samuel died at his Monday,' so often- legion of he County a Son of the and Harriet the of Two and Charles Myerstown, th. first attended and school before SeCondary Memorial in in the He graduate in the NtR in the DR. HARRY B. LANGDON Eastern Panhandle and Nor- Bern Virginia areas. While practicing his profession here, "Dec" became an owner and breeder of thoroughbred horses for a number of years. As a result of his profession and also the breeding of fine race horses, Dr. Langdon became well-known among horsemen in West Virginia and nearby states. He was also an active member of the Thoroughbred Racing Association and a number of Veterinary organizations in- eluding the past presidency of the West Virginia Veterinary Medical ASsociation. During World War I, Dr. Langdon served as a veterinarian in the United States Army in France. He was for 57 years a member of Jackson- Perks Post No. 71, American .Legion of Charles Town. During World War If, he served as a member of the West Virginia Appeal Board of the U.S. Selective Service System. He was a member of the Charles Town Preshyterian Church and the Jefferson County Farm Bureau. Funeral services were held at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Ramon on Wednesday, February 22, at U a.m., with the Rev. William pastor of the Charles Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment was made in Edge Hill Cemetery in charles Town. 'rum To Page 6 1887. Many of them still circulate in the Orient, [owever. In panel four can be "found various types of American coins, gold issues, as well as regular and commemorative issues. The familiar double eagles are in- cluded in this panel. "The fifth panel in the collection shows U.S. silver commemorative issues, beginning with the Columbian Exposition half dollar of 1892 and continuing through 49 other commemorative half dollar -issues, the last of which is Washington Carver Memorial of 1954", Mr. Christman added. The last panel illustrates the step by step procedure in the minting of a coin. "The coins are being exhibited by the Peoples Bank of Charles Town to present tQ the people of Jpfferson County a compact representative collection U.S. coins of historical signiflcance" Mr. ChristmJm said. Persons Dependent [Jefferson Countians Cut Life-Support Devices IPower Usuage, Brace For Call Potomac edisonlPossibly More Cutbacks thatidd; e/2milny lfesPui; on suleetric:Yce's iPn:ldee ln devices were urged today to call Potomac Edison so the utility can up-date its existing lists of such customers and take further steps to minimize the effect of planned interruptions in electric service on them. "Interruptions in the near future are a real possibility because of the prolonged miners' strike", according to J. W. Lancaster, division manager for Potomac Edison. "The strike is resulting in a serious depletion of coal supplies at our generating stations 'and may prevent us from meeting elec- trical needs". lungs,  dialysis 'kidney' machines, oxygen con- centrators, IPP, intermittent positive pressure, breathing machines, and others. Lancaster said the utility wants to be sure it has correct information on the local of electrically-operated life- support devices and urged customers to call their local PE office with such information. If planned interruptions become necessary to stretch coal sup- plies, PE will use the in- formation as a basis for special prautions for such devices. Managerial Change At Penney's Store; Bernstein To Bluefield William Slayton New Manager James King Of Rion Hall Farm Winner 1977 State Com Program 300 bushels per acre. He is the only individual ever to produce more than one 300-plus yield, a feat that has been accomplished only ten times. Eight of those ten yields were produced with Funk's G-Hybrids. King planted his high yielding plot on May 6 in 30-inch rows and harvested on October 17 at 22' percent moisture. His official yield was adjusted to 15 percent moisture. King applied 180 Ibs. nitrogen, 120 Ibs. phosphorous, and 120 Ibs. potash to achieve his high yield. He used Paraquat - AAtrex Princep for weed control. In additmn to Corkle's 300 bushel yield, 65 other imiividuals surpassed the 200 bushel mark with Funk's G-Hybrids in the Mr. James T. King, of Rion Hall Farm, Charles Town, has won the West Virginia state project: 200 corn yield title with a yield of 142.8 bushels per acre, it was announced. This is the second time in the past three years be has won this state honor, having first won it in 1976. King used Funk's G-46ll in his 2.1 acre plot. Project: 200 is the largest corn growing program d its kind in the nation and is sponsored annually by the Producers of Funk's G-Hybrids. The national winner was James Corkle, of Corkle's, Inc., O'Neill, Nebraska. Corkle's Winning yieldas 32a.6 bushel per acre using Ftmk's G-4507 on irrigated ground. 1977 was Corkle's third consecutive year = ,, ,,Ue-%- To to preduce a yie00 in excess of 1977 Project: 200 program. Retail 'Meet Friday To Air IPaul M. Biller Named President Two MajorMattm ICounty Volunteer Ftremen'sAssn. There will be a meeting of the There was a change in managers Monday at the J. C. Penney Company store in Charles Town. Robert "Bob" Bornstein, shown standing, has been manager of since October , gone to Bluield, W. Va., m become manager of a much members of the Charles Town- Ranson Retail Merchants Friday, February 24, at 2 p.m. in the Jefferson County Civic Center in Charles Town. Oliver Kastle, president of the association, said in announcing the meeting that two major projects vital to every merchant in the community will be discussed and hopefully acted upon. One is whether or not the retail merchants wish to give financial support to a new decorative Christmas lighting system for Charles Town. The other matter which Kastte said the Merchants will have to act upon is whether they desire to renew the present Courtesy parking agreement with the City of Charles Town. The present agreement expires April 30,' 1978. Kastle said this is an ex- tremely important meeting and all members of the association and other interested merchants should make every effort to attend. IChades"Buddy"Wml Is GOP Candidate For Exmdke Com. In listing the candidates for the two political executive committees in Jefferson County in a story carried in the February 9 issue of this newspaper, it was incorrectly stated that Charles "Buddy" Ware, prominent Jefferson County farmer, who resides nu the Leetown Road, had filed as a candidate for the Democratic Executive Committee from the Middleway District. Ware is a candidate for the Republican Executive Committee from that district, along with Mrs. Josephine Bratina, while Lyle C. Tabb and Mrs. Marjorie S. Johnson are the only Democratic candidates. One Paul M. Biller was elected President of the Jefferson County Volunteer Firemen's Association at their regular meeting held at the Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Station on February 14. Biller is a member of the Charles Town Citizens Anyone wishing to contact the JCVFA for any reason, may write to the president or secretary, JefferSon County Volunteer Firemen's Association, P.O. Box 101, Charles Town. I00tdcia Kimer larger Penney Company store. And william "Bill" Slayton, seated, came in Monday::: from Ann Arbor, Michigan, to e the new manager of the local store. Mr. Bornstein, a native of Dunkirk, New York, came to the Charles Town store from Greenville, Pa., and he and his wife and two children have been residing in a new home only recently constructed on the Golf Club Road near Halltown. Mrs. Bernstein and thechildren will continue to until the Prokoted ToAssislant I Cunty Tax00ers Cashier Peoples Bank Assn. MeetFrkiay At Rudtan Club man and one woman is elected to the committee from each district. This newspaper regrets the error of listing Mr. Ware as a Democratic candidate instead of as a Republican, as filed. Fire Company and currently serves as vice-president, first lieutenant and on the Board of Trustees. A veteran of 14 years in the volunteer fire servtce, the Bolivar native is also employed as a firefighter with the Federal Government. Merle Fridley of the Friend. ship Fire Company of Harpers Ferry-Bolivar was elected vice- president. Fridley has been in the fire service for 10 years and is presently president of the Friendship Fire Company. Residing in Bolivar, Fridley is employed by Flex Construction Company of Reston, Va. N. C. "Pete" Furr, 3rd Lieutenant of the Charles Town Independent Fire Company, was elected as Secretary for the 6th consecutive term. Purr resides in Charles Town and is employed by Dixie-Narco, Inc. N. Clark Furr of Charles Town Independent Fire Cotnpany was elected as treasurer, a position he has held for the past I0 years. The Charles Town resident is a former Chief of the Independent Fire Company and he' is associated with the Blue Ridge Livestock Sales, Inc. The Association Membership coists of the Volunteer Fire Companies of Jefferson County -- namely, Citizens and In- dependent Fire Company of Charles Town; Friendship of Harpers Ferry-Bolivar; Shepherdatown and the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Unit of the mountain section of the county. "/'be purpose of the association is to work together in order that they may give the people of Jefferson County the best passible service when fire, rescue, or any other emergency may arise. Also, the firemen wish to remind you that when their services are needed for any emergency, please call Jef- ferson County Emergency Headquarters at 725-8484. This office is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. PATRICIA KISNER Jolm H. K. Christman, Executive Vice President and Cashier of PeopleS Bank of Charles Town, announces the promotion of Patricia C. Kisner, to Assistant Cashier. Tricia first oameo work at Peoples Bank in April 1973 in the bookkeeping department. In 1974. she was promoted to head bookkeeper, a position which she still holds. Ms. Kianer graduated from Charles Town High School and attemled Shepherd College. She has ako successfully completed all tlWrequired courses and has received the Basic Certificate from the American Institute of Bankmg. Tr[cia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Collis of Leotmlm, and the mother of one son, Michael, age 6. They both reside at the "Happy Creek" develaent at Middleway. VA REPRESENTATIVE ClBANGE8 SCHEDULE Ie to the cut back by the Governor, the Veterans Affairs representative, Mr. Ray Sen- cindiver, will be at Jackson- Perks Post 71, CharleS Town, on the second Friday of the month only. The Jeffeon Connty Tax- payers Association will hold its February meeting at Ruritan Club, ShenandoJkk Junction, Friday night, FdXary 24, at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Charles F. Adams, president, will pe. This will be s importa meeting since the various committees will' be .reporting on the status of their assignments. The membership is especially urged to attend since certain changes in the by-laws will be discussed and a nominating committee appointed. It is an open meeting andthe public is cordially invited toattend. Plans will he made for our March 2,tth meeting which will be held at the KOA near Bolivar. The March meeting will be a social meeting in addition to the election of officers CORICON In a story carried in the February 16 issue of this newspaper conem'ning the stockholders meeting of the Peoples Bank of Clmrtes Town, it was incorrectly stated that the dividends paid by the bank during the year 1 went from $6.45 in 1976 to $9.77. 1977. The story should have said the earnings per common share of stock based on the '22,000 out- standing shares wrtfrom $6.45 in 1976 to $9.77 in I7. The an- nual report given by bank cashier and exeeuUve vice- president John tman, did show the value of the bank stock at an all-time high and also dividends paid last year were the highest in the history of the bank. We regt theme of the word dividends where it should have been earnings. end of the current school term in June at which time hey viii move to Bluefield. Mr. Slayton. a native of Huntington, Pa.. has been l'-g V=anager* o a large Ponncy company store in Anne Arbor for several years before being given his first store manager assignmtt in Charles Town. He has been connected with the Permey company since ]957, starting first in the com- pany store in Huntington, t going to ILichmond, Va,, thei to Detroit. Michigan and thence to Anne Arbor. He is married and the father of two sons, Pete 17, and Jason 6. Mr. Slayton said he plans to buy a home here and move his wife and children to Charles Town with the end of the current school term. Legion Department Commander To Visit Local Post March 2 RODERICK DEVISON Jackson-Perks Post No. 71, American Legion of Charles Town, and the Auxiliary will join together Thursday evening, March 2, in playing host to a visit of State Department Com- mander Rederick A. Devison. of Falrmont. The monthly meeting will be held at the Post Home, beginning at 8 p.m and all Legionnaires and Auxiliary members are urged to attend and help make this visit of the State Commander a most suc- cessful one. The meeting will also mark the celebration of the birthday of the American Legion. Commander Devison, a native of Marion County, and a son of John W. and Anastasia Devison, attended.Fairmont State College and was graduated with a B.S. degree from West Virginia University prior to World War H. After four years of military service with the Army's combat infantry, he attended George Washington University and W Vs. University law schools. He concluded his studies at WVU in 1949 and was admitted to the West Virginia bar. While not only are all in- dustrial and commercial customers in Jefferson County and section already complying with the 10-percent curtailment in use of electricity as requested by the Potomac Edison Com- pany, they are making plans for even further cutbacks in power if it comes on March I as in- dicated this week. Mandatory cutbacks of as much as 30-percent in the use of electricity had been ordered last week throughout West Virginia by the West Virginia Public Service Commission. But then when the neighboring states of Maryland and Virginia failed to follow the same plans for the conservation of power and other energy, the State PSC lifted the order on Friday. But before the ban was lifted, most local industrial and commercial users of power including retail stores, schools, the race track and even to some extent, municipal governments had already met and put into operation a plan for cutting back at least 10-percent on their power usages. In fact, some industries and businesses had made tentative plans for also cutting back on their operating hours and work forces, meaning some employee lay-ells. But with the lifting of the 30-percent order, few. if any lay-offs have occtrred in county businesses ar , industries being monitored daily for businesses, industries, sciools. municipal governments ,and other facilities that are relatively heavy users of power, and unless the long coal strike comes to an end this week. they are expecting a mandatory cutback on power image by March I, if not sooner_ Shenandoah Downs Race Track took the lead in cutting hack in power m Jefferson County last week by reducing its power usage by 30-percent. Shenandoah reduced its racing schedule to four nights, from five and has cut back on the number of races. Racing will be conducted Wednesday through Saturday. with nine races on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 10race cards listed for Saturday. Normally I0 events were scheduled on week nights and 13 on Saturday. The Saturday post time will be 7:30 while week nights will remain at 7:15 p.m. The new schedule, which makes Tuesday night a dark night along with Monday, began this past Saturday, February 18. Other steps taken to help cut back the use of power includes reducing the menu in the dining room and closing the cafeteria Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. By cutting back the menu, the meals will be prepared on one gas broiler, one gas soup kettle, one gas cooking pot and only one of the four electric ranges. The cafeteria is run completely by electric. The dining room will feature mostly salads and a limited menu. Horsemen are also pitching m to help cut down on the us'of electricity. They have been asked to turn off all lights and heaters that are not needed and to use heat lamps on horses only where they are absolutely necessary and to conserve the use of hot water as much as possible. The Jefferson County Board d EducaUon also took steps last week for making drastic cut- backs in the use of electricity in the school system. Raymand Frazier, Schools superintendent said so far the schools have been able to register about a 25-percent savings by cutting out some programs and curtailin to some extent others, The School Board has cut out for the present, all adult and community education courses for the duration of the "power crunch". All outdoor lightly" all of the cmmty schools  reduced to a m" lighting in the c Turn To Page