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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer&apos;s ADVOCATE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23,19 ' '-00-vvoisal County I ++ , ,., ..... n.. ""r" +, +e + Deaths Funerals " +:+. for playing'in the -- , . daylight hours. The Civitan Junior High tournament to he :: Land Use played at Jefferson High School For Harry S Rideoutt week, is still tentatively Rites scheduled to be played at night, ' s but school officials said this may Prominent Retired susinessmanlDJscussed.Com m ission Funeral services were held Saturday, February 18, from the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Rap.son, for Harry Steven Rideoutt, 79, prominent rired business man, and a resxdent of 415 W. Congress Street, Charles Town, who died February 15, in King's Daughters Hospital in Mar- tinsburg. The Rev. Roger Henshaw, rector of Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town, officiated. Burial was made in Pleasant View Memory Gardens near Martinsburg. The deceased was born in Charles Town, June 27, 1898, a son of the late Harry S. and Maria Rideoutt. For some 57 years he owned and operated a dry<leaning business in Charles Town. He went into the dry- cleaning business at the age of t9 with a brother and cousin, but i MRS. JOHN BERRY" Funeral services were held Saturday from the Wainwright Baptist Church in Charles Town, by the Rev. Matthew R. Hurley, for Mrs. Odetta J. Berry, 77, of Washington, D. C., who died Tuesday night, February 14, in Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C. Burial was made in the Johnsontown Cemetery in Jefferson County. Arrangements for the funeral were handled by the Smith and Strider Funeral Home in Charles Town. Mrs. Berry had lived most d her life in Jefferson County and Charles Town on S. Charles St., while her late husband was employed with the Old Charles Town Hospital on Congress Street. She was born in Jefferson County, April 4, 1900, a daughter of the late James and Willie Roper Johnson. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Zada B. Berry, New York City; Mrs. John B. "Delores" Duncan, Washington, D.C., with whom she had more recently made her home; Mrs. Carlton A. "Joan" Funn, Alexandria, Va.; one son, James F. Berry, Washington, D.C.; four grand- children; several cousins m Jefferson County and Pitt- sburgh. MRS. VIRGIL R. STRADER, SR. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at II o'clock from the Braddock Street United Methodist Church, for Mrs. later sold his interest in that business to his brother and then started his own business on Mildred Street in Charles Town. He later moved the business to his residence and then later to a building on West Liberty Street from where he was operating when he retired in 1976. On June 30, 1976, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, presented Mr. Pddeoutt with a special citation, for his long years of service to the com- munity and county. He was a member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church, Charles Town, and a 33rd degree Mason. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Letitia B. Rideoutt, at the home; a son, Harry S. Rideoutt, Jr., of Washington, D.C.; five grand- children; nine great- grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mary E. Blavelie, Harrisburg, Pa. l Rosedale Cemetery in Mar- tinsburg. Born in Bakerton, she was the daughter of Charles Joseph and Anna Rebecca Link Hough, Sr. She was the wife of the late Dennis J. Norton. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She was an associate of the Fannie Welsh District Six Nurses Association. She was a graduate of George Washington University School of Nursing in Washington, D.C. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Martha Johusen, of Martinsburg; Mrs. Grace Saville, of White Hall, Md., and Mrs. Frances Seville, of Mar- tinsburg; and two brothers Charles Hough, of Martinsburg, and Paul V. Hough, of Pikesville, Md. GEORGE B. LYNCH Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, by the Rev. Ted Hull, for George Backer LynCh, 73, of Woedbury Avenue, Martinsburg, who died Friday in King's Daughters Hospital in Martinsburg. Burial was made in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg. Born in Hardy County, he was the son of Homer and Eamie Baldwin Lynch. He was employed by Byron Tannery in Williamsport, Md., for 17 years prior to retiring in 1973. He. was a member of Martinsburg Baptist Temple. He was also a member of the Martinsburg Lodge No. 120 Rachel Correll Strader, 82, a Loyal Order of Moose. resident of 21 S. Washington He is survived by" his wife, Street. Winchester. Vs., who Helen V. Sprinkle Lynch; one died Tuesday at her home. The daughter, Mrs. Edna Mae Rev. Waverly G. Reames, Owens, of Martinsburg; four pastor, officiated. Burial was step-sons, Curtis W. Sprinkle, of made in Mount Hebron Hagerstown; Jerry W. Sprinkle, Cemetery in Winchester. of Berkeley, Mich.; Robert K. Bearers were Frank Arm- Sprinkle, of Shepherdatown and strong, Jr., Wilkie W. Hunt, Roger L. Sprinkle, of Mar- Philip H Sprenkle, Herbert A. tinsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Selenberger, Jacob L. Johnson Hinton and Mrs. Pearl Slier, and W. W. Bajer. Funeral both of Martinsburg; one arrangements were handled by brother, Fred Lynch, of the Jones Funeral Home in Hagerstown; three grand- Winchester. children and six great- The deceased, widow of Virgil grandchildren and six step- Rae Strader, Sr., resided in grandchildren. Charles Town for a number of years when her late was manager of the J. C. Penney Store here. She was January 27, 1896, in Elk Garden, W. Vs., a daughter of the late Harry Newton and RICHARD B. BEALL Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home b. Ranson, by the Rev. Marcus Earp, for Richard The re-appraisal of property in Jefferson County and a land use plan were two of the major items discussed by the Jefferson County Commission at its weekly meeting Thursday morning, February 16. The Commission and Miss Kathryn Trussell, county assessor, have on a number of occasions in the past, discussed the need for another property appraisal in Jefferson County. And Thursday morning, Floyd Rake, of Associate .Surveys, the firm which did the last re- appraisal in Jefferson County, and Mrs. Trussell, discussed the matter with the Commission. Rake said some counties are doing the re-appraisal them- selves, but he did not know if the State Tax Commission would approve Jefferson County doing such. The Commission's Ad- ministrative Assistant David Ash, pointed out that the growing problems which Jef- ferson County is now ex. Jeriencing, are just as im- portant as re-appraisal in the coal counties in other parts of the state. The last re-appraisal done in Jefferson County, was in 1964-65. Rake said there are probably ways to up-date the appraisals; perhaps by bringing the buildings up to date. He said t could suggest several proposals, showing time and cost which the Commission could present to the state for consideration. Earl Jackson, of Charles Town, discussed the possibility of the Commission going into a land-use plan for the county to minimize the financial impact on citizens in the county, par- ticularly those on fixed incomes. He pointed out that new people coming into the county will require services such as water, sewer, fire protection, schools, etc., and all are very expensive. He suggested that future development be directed to land which cannot be used for' agriculture. Jackson urged the Com- missioners to "take an approach to do something rather than sit back and do nothing". Jackson was reminded that the West Virginia code makes it possible for this to be done through "zoning", something which the majority of Jefferson Countians have demonstrated they do not want. Four Injured In Two Of Series Highway Accidents In County Four persons sustained in- juries in two of a series of six highway accidents which oc- curred on Jefferson County highways during the period of Friday afternoon and Monday afternoon. A total of II cars and one jeep were damaged to the total extent of $3,675.00 in the accidents. + Charles Town State Police said one of the personal injury accidents occurred about 10:25 Saturday morning on U.S. Route 340, just east of Charles Town near Jefferson Terrace with two ears being involved and three persons being injured and taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital by the two Charles Town In- dependent, Fire Company am- bulances. Police said an eastbound car being driven by Elizabeth Haney, of Kensington, Md., had stopped in a lane of traffic to make a left turn and a car being driven by Luther G. Mumaw Jr., of Harpers Ferry, which was following, crested a hill and was unable to stop before hitting the Haney car in the rear. Taken to the hospital were: Elizabeth Haney and her )assenger Nancy Perry, of South Mildred Street, Charles Town; Urcella Dinkle, a passenger in the Mumaw car. Damage to the two cars was listed at $1,250.00. Police said they cited Murnaw for driving too fast for road conditiom. The other personal injury accident occurred Saturday about 4 p.m. on the Summit Point Road, when a car being driven by Mary Ann Kvapil, of Rt. 3, Harpers Ferry, was unable to get stopped and struck a disabled parked car owned by Marcy E.. Goodwin, of Harwick Correll. She was a member of Brad. Burke Beall, a resident of Ranson, who died Thursday in dock Street U.M. Church; for- City Hospital in Martinsburg. mar member and past president Burial was made in Edge Hill of Women's Civic League and Cemetery in Charles Town. Women's Hospital Auxiliary; He was born in Laurel, Md., former member of the Governor April 18, 1901, a son of the late Board of the Braddock Street William Gray and Rosella U.M. Church; member of Frothingham Beall. and the Board of Directors of the Fremont Street Nursery Life member and past president of the Old Fredericktown Garden Club. Surviving is a +daughter, Eloise Co|'rell Strader and a son Virgil Rae Strader, Jr., Winchester; six daughters; one grandson and two great.grandchildren. A son Harry James Strader, her in death. She was the surviving member of her mediate family. Mr. Be.all was retired in 1958 from the United Postal Service in Laurel after 33 years of ser- vice; he was a member of the Volunteer Fire Depart. ment for 55 year; was a of the Charles Town Loyal Order of Moose, No. 948, a member of the Legion of Moose, He had lived in Charles Town the past 10 years, moving here from Laurel. His wife, Mrs. Annie Robert Smith Beall, Weceded him in death in 1908. Surviving are two daughters --Mrs. Charles "Helen" Bar.! nard, of Orchard Hills, Charles Town; and Mrs. Richard "Mary Ann" Jasper, of Crofton, Md.; also a brother, William Gray Beall, Jr., of Laurel, Md. KENDALL V, HAhN MR8. DENNIS J. NORTON Services were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, for Mrs. Sally Norton, 79, of Martineburg, who died Thur. May, February 16, in King's Daughters Hospital in Mar- tisburg. Thomas Miller, Jr., intern at St. John's Lutheran- Funeral services were held Church. Martinsburg, officiatnd, Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the misted by the gev. John F. gackles Funeral Chapel in. Taylor of the. Arden Lutheran Harpers Ferry, for Kendall Church. Burial was made in Vktor Harrison, 71, of Loudoun Heights, Va., who died in Loudoun County Memorial Hospital in Leesburg, Va., February 18, after a long illness. The Rev, John Guthrie officiated and burial was made in Hillsboro, Va., Cemetery. Members of Logan Lodge No. 25 A.F. & A.M.,.served as bearers. The deceased, a retired electric welder, was born in Sandy Hook, Md., March 22, 1906, a son of the late Oliver Luther and Anna Ethel Shaft Harrison. He was employed at the Standard Lime and Stone Company plant at Millville; was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Loudoun Heights, Va.; and Logan Lodge No. 25 A.F. & A.M., of Harpers Ferry. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Leoua Virginia Edwards Harrison, at the home; a son, Dale K. Harrison, of Leesburg, Va., and a sister,. Mrs. Gladys. Mac Sbumaker,  Sandy Hook,' Md, Rlff.00 From Page 1 In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressimm of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Jefferson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or the charity of the giver's choice. Mass. Damage to the two was listed at $750.00. Mary Ann Kvapil sustained minor bruises and bumps. No charges were placed. TwO cars also collided Friday about 3:30 p.m. in an accident which occurred on Secondary Route 1 over 8 near Middleway, but there were no personal in- iuries and property damage was listed at only $700 to the two cars involved. State Police said a car being operated by Franklin T. Ringer, Jr., of Rt. 1, Kearneysville, attempted to round a curve and the car went left of the center of the highway, striking a car being driven by Steven I. Davis, of Rt. 2, Harpers Ferry. Ringer was cited by police for driving to the left of the center of the highway. The parking lot at Shepherd College was the scene of a two- car accident Sunday about 4 p.m., which resulted in about $950.00 in property damages, but no personal injuries. State Police said a car being driven by Thomas C. Banks, of Rt. 1, Shepherdstown, rounded a curve and his car skidded into a parked car owned by Robert L. Huff, of Alexandria, Va. A truck and a Scout were in- volved in a collision Sunday evening about 5 p.m. on Secondary Route 1 over 1 near Leetown, which resulted in about $350.00 in damages, but no personal injuries. State Police said because of the icy condition of the highway, a truck being driven by Steven W. Wilson, of Rt. 1, Kear- neysville, was unable to yield the rightful share of the highway to an approaching Scout being driven by Gary Santmier, RFD Martinsburg. NO charges were preferred. There was about $350 in prQperty damages to two cars, but no personal injury in an accident which occurred about 2:45 Monday afternoon on Secondary Route 18 near Shenandoah Junction. State Police said a car being driven by Rebecca Brown, of Ranson, skidded on the icy high- way and slid into an approaching car being driven by Patricia A. Henderson, of Shenandoah Junction. Rebecca Brown was cited for failure to maintain control of her vehicle. JEFFERSON From Page I also been greatly reduceo. Instructors of home economics and vocational agriculture have been instructed to eliminate the use of heavy power operated and electric kitchen equipment. Frazier said physical education classes have been adjusted so that they will not require the use of hot water and not as much lighting. The school hot lunch program has also been drastically reduced and the thermostats have been turned back to 65 degrees in all schools and even lower at night. All night basketball games with the exception of the Mar. have to be switched to daylight hours. No decision will be made on any change in this tour- nament play until early next week. Many of the retail stores in the county have cut back con- siderably on the number of lights being burned during the daily operational hours, and many are not using their window lights at all now. In fact, some stores[ have even cutback on their daily operational hours in order to save energy. The municipal and county governmental offices have also been placed on an energy cur- tailment basis. J. Kenneth Willingham, director of Emergency Services for Jefferson County, said his organization is making every plan possible to meet with any real crisis that may develop in Jefferson County, but there is only limited facilities and manpower available. James E. Jewdl Accidentally Shoots Himself In Abdomen James E. Jewell, a resident of 207 Orchard Drive, Orchard Hills Development, Ranson, was accidentally injured by a self- inflicted gunshot wound about 5:10 Monday evening at his home. Charles Town State Police SAVE FROM 'SOD up to said Jewell was rushed to the Jefferson Memorial Hospital by the Charles Town Independent SUPERTANE GAS Fire Company ambulance shortly after the Shooting, for treatment of the wound in his lower abdomen. Police said investigation revealed the shooting was an accident. Uons Scrap Paper. Ddve February 285 The Charles Town Lions Club will hold its monthly scrap paper drive Tuesday night, Feb. 28, jt was announced this week. Anyone having papers or magazines to be picked up should tie them into bundles and place them at the curb in front of the home or business by 6:30 p.m. Donors are also requested to leave their porch lights on. For a special pick-up call 725- 7520 or 7254534. OP Shop Will Re-0pen Feb. 28 FEBRUAR SALES Have Almost Depleted Stock of Gas Ranges NEW SHIPMENT FIRST of MARCH Announcement was made this week by Mrs. Lorena Postleth- ware, chairman of the project, that the little OP Shop, located at 112 West Liberty Street, Charles Town, will again be open for business Tuesday, February 28, and it will be resuming its usual Tuesday and Friday hours of operations from I0 a.m. until 4 p.m. And when volunteers are available to man the shop it will also be open on Saturdays. The Op Shop, a consignment thrift store, is operated for the benefit of the Old Opera House in Charles Town by the members of that amount in the coming year, the Theatre Guild volunteers who have done a fine job in the so we are anxious to get back to past two years raising $5,000.00 work after being closed during for the restoration project. All this past month and most of /. Plans are to have a bi We Will Continue to FREE STANDARD IN5 and lO000b FREE 6A$ on and 36" Models SUPERTANE CORPORAT Martinsburg, W.Va. Charles Town, Road East Washington St. Charles Town, W.Va. clearance sale d merchandise make room donations and spring and 78 FORD HEAVY-DUTY 6 CYL V2 TON PICKUPS +1000 oo OFF SELLING PRICE OF ANY TRUCK IN STOCK! I F000S EVERY F150 6 CYLINDER DIS00UNTED TO MOVE! TEST DRIVE ONE! COURIER PUT A LITTLE PICKUP IN YOUR LIFE Unbeatable gas mileage, choice of 4 cyl. engines, 4 slxl. 5 spd. or cruise o matlc transmission. 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