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For It Does The Job For It's Advertisers No. I1 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday March 16, 1978 PerrCopy - 15 Racing I Charles Town Firemen ofSOmework,90 GrowthKiwanianS'Of KiwanisWi'"T'dlSiXey Injured In Dies In IPlanning For Hosting IDistrict Governor At Dinner ITwo Accidents Committee Firemen's Meeting ,Tues. Afternoon racing in West at least for some Bill No. 1582, provided" a the issue  racing in West Saturday in of the state was time to the floor of the y night closing of the West legislators did session for the only be acted upon interim were the bills that were According to reports from Charleston, the amendments to the bill almost completely changed its intent and meaning. For instance, one of the amendments would have prohibited the results of any local referendum in Jefferson County, as the house bill called for, to become effective until five years after a successful special referendum. Another amendment would have required a special election on the local option and would have prohibited such special election from being held within 60 days of a general election. had been in- the house of Mrs. Bianca County, house more with decisive sent to committee mittee, of amend- then sent to the it last-minute Mrs. James, who said she introduced the bill in the house in order that Jefferson Countians would, have the opportunity to decide for themselves whether they desire to have Sunday racing at the Charles Town race tracks, expressed displeasure with the amendments tacked onto the bill. She said that while her bill was not intended as an endorsement of Sunday racing, it was a move to have Jefferson Countians decide their own destiny with respect to Sunday horse racing. Ranmn Park Group In To Begin Easter . ee00ed Friday business Ranson Park and has will 1pen their additioni annual Easter," project on Friday, March 17.The hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily local and will continue thru Saturday, March 25. For sale will be the largest selections of Easter candy featuring Wolfgang candies that we have been selling fol the past 14 years, also Ludeus and Palmers. Live Easter flowers will consist of Mums, Tulips, Liliies, Hyacinths, Hydrangeas, Azaleas, hanging baskets and Orchid corsages. There will also Under the be a large assortment of ar- tificial flowers for centerpieces and for the cemetery. There will be a large assortment of candle will he hosting the 50th annual W. Va. State Firemen's Association Convention on September 7, 8 and 9. Officials of the two Depart- meats have been making plans for the Golden Anniversary Convention for the past several months and hope to make this convention one to be remem- bered. All fire departments in the State have been invited to attend whether they are a member of the State Association or not. A large parade will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m., rain or shine. This will be a joint venture combining .the Annual State Convention Parade and the 6th annual National Fire Service Recognition Day parade. The latter is generally held in May or June, but the firemen have chosen to hold only one parade this year due to the convention. Company and Ernest Homer, Jr., of the Independent Fire Company, stated that ap- proximately 1,000 parade in- vitations have been mailed out to fire departments, rescue squads, bands, drum and bugle corps, marching units, majorette groups and vans other organizations in Maryland, Virginia, Penn- sylvania, the District of Columbia, as well as throughout the Mountain State. More details concerning the convention activities will he released at a later date. However, Biller and Houser wish to inform everyone who wishes to participate in the parade that they may contact either fire station or call Charles Town, 725-5788 for more in- formation. Kiwanis To Stage Easter Egg Hunt ISaturday March 25 Members of the Charles Town Kiwanis Club will stage their annual Baster egg hunt for the youngsters of the Charles Towp' and Ranson area, or anywhere inffemon County, at Jefferson MemorLal Park Saturday mornins, March 25, beginning at 10 a.m. Rick Feagans, chairman of the project, said the hunt will he primarily for children, ages 3 through 10, with the hunt to be divided into various categories depending upon ages. There will be a host of prizes given to the youngsters who find the prize eggs to be buried on the park property by Kiwanians. All members of the Kiwanis Club are urged to be at the park Saturday morning, March 25, to help with the project, . The some 90dozen,eggs for the hunt have bn donated agnin' o : Dunn's  Factory in Mid-' dleway. % bers of the club areuked to pick up the eggs at Ott's Bus- iness Service in Charles Tmvn and boil them, and then bring them to the weekly meeting of the club to be held tonight, Thursday, at the Towne House Restaurant. Following the meeting tonight, Kiwanians will. complete the task of coloring the eggs and have them ready for hiding early Saturday mornin$ at the park, it was stated. chool Board Briefed On upil Services Programs; the new has been for this it will ['OWn and of the outstanding in the section rings of all sizes available for yeas your shopping needs. J A request for the construction Our show room is on North I of a gymnasium in the Charles Mildred Street in Ranson, next I Town area for use primarily to to John's Restaurant. Project I serveelementary students in the monies are used to maintain and [ county schools, and an overview any time. improve the Ranson playground..[ of the varied services provided , Persons Injured, None In Three Of Five Highway Accidents IHear Request For Gymnasium tNt R Secondary Route 16-4 in the face of an oncoming car being driven by Steve Sanderson of Kear- neysville. Hott was slightly injured, while Dorothy Hott, a passenger in his car, was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital by the Charles Town Independent Fire Company ambulance for treatment of injuries to the shoulder and ribs. Property loss in the accident ,#as placed at $I,000.00. Hott was charged with failure to yield the right of way. About 5:45 Saturday evening, one person sustained minor injuries in a two-car accident which occurred on the Mission Road on the Mountain, south of Charles Town, which resulted in about $600 in property damages. State Police said a car being Operated by Donald P. Graham, of Randallstown, Md., at- tempted to make a left torn from the Shannondale Road onto Mission Road in the face of an oncoming ear being driven by Gary W. Penwell, of Rt. 2, Harpers Ferry. Mary Penwell, 25, of Rt. 2, Harpers Ferry, a in the Penwell car, minor injuries. State Police said they cited for failure to yield the ef way. [ Monday morning about 6:50, State Police investigated a one- car accident which occurred on the Halltown Road near Shepherdstown, which resulted in about $600 in damages. State Police said a car being driven by Stuart C. Brown, of Sbepberdstown, was apparently exceeding a safe speed and his car went out of control, rolled over several times and landed in a field. Damage to the 1969 car was placed at $1,000.00. In- vestigation of the accident has not been completed, police Said. One personal injury accident occurred Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m., on Secondary Route 7, near Route 5, which resulted in about $600 in property damages to the one car involved. Charles Town State Police said a car being driven by Donald R. Doss, of Route I, Shepherdstown, was heading north on Route 7, and went out of control and off the highway on the west side and hit a tree along the road. The driver and also a passenger, Allen Doss, 22, of Rt. I, Shepherdstown, were injured and taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg for treatment. .  To Page 17 in- PRINCIPAL PERSONALITIES: Shown above are some of the top personalities who played key roles in the Kiwanis Governor's Night dinner and program held Thursday night, March 9, at the new Cliffside Restaurant and Motel near Har- pers Ferry. They are, left to right -- Lt. Governor Robert Ott, Governor Howard Spery of Fairmont and Ron Widmyer, who presided for the dinner program. It was "Governor's Night" for Kiwanians of the Fifth District Thursday evening, March 9th, when the Charles Town Club hosted a gala and well-attended affair at the new Cliffside Restaurant and Motel near Harpers Ferry. Kiwanians, along with their wives and guests, numbering about 90 were on hand to enjoy the social hour.prior to the dinner and to meet Governor Howard Spery from Fairmont, ,W. Va. Charles Town club president, Rod Widmyer, presided for the :dmner and mede evel'one fed at ho?, ' 'tb Some warm ,r  6,.i #eicorne. Members :# vlsithtg Clubs from the Fifth trict such as Martinsburg, Martinsburg V.'A. Center, Petersbu and Keyser, were recognized and hosted by Lt. Governor Robert Ott, as well as those at the speakers table. Past-Governor Roscoe Payne introduced the principal speaker who was Governor Spery. He spoke about the importance of attending both the state and international conventions at Cannaan Valley and Miami Beach and the growth of Kiwanis throughout the world. He added there still remains many fine prospects in your communities who are waiting for an invitation to be invited and join the fast- growing organization. His remarks were well received and he was given a round of loud applause for his efforts. The entertainment part of the program was superb in every respect with champion Jefferson High School Pop Singers, under the direction of Harold "sunny" Chamblin, rendering several of their latest and more popular numbers. They were presented by Roscoe Payne, immediate past Governor.. Vice-President of the club, Russell Collins, served as program chairman for the well- arranged occasion while the C]iffside management served a Delmonico Steak.dinner, topped off with a sek of appl pie 'h chee,,tomg. The m- vocation andbection was by the Rev. Rort Hiller, member of the club from Charles Town. Charles Printz led the group in : the singing of "America" before the dinner. Following the dinner, the geusts were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Payne, S. Church Street, Charles Town. Those present were Mr. James Moler, Past International President of Kiwanis In- ternational; Mr. Roscoe Payne, Immediate Past Governor of the W. Va. District; Richard Adams, Past Lt. Gov. of fifth division; Brent Johnson, past Lt. Gov., fifth division, Mar- tinsburg; Charles Printz, past Lt. Gov., of fifth division and Edward Clark, past Lt. overnor of fifth division. by the office of pupil services of " the Jefferson County Board of iH.ono r Governor ITaxpaym Group Education, were the major presentatins at the bi'monthlY I Uofls Tu=da To Frid00; mBoa i;I/f tdh ec Jlefofner so n County The request for the con-[ The Charles Town Lions Club Candidates Invited struction of the gymnasium in I will honor the governor of W. Va. the Charles Town area was Lions District 29-I at a ladies Mr. Charles F. A( made by Ily Bratina, of night meeting at the Lions President, eff rson C Leetown. Hesaid not only would Center on Tuesday, March 21. [Taxpayers Association the facility serve the elementary Governor Simon Simon, who will children of this area, but it could address the group, is from also be used by adults for Salem, W. Va. He has been a physical fitness programs. He estimated the cost of such a structure would be about $1.5- million. He was told by board members following his presentation that the board has no money available for such a costly structure. The report on the services offered by the pupil service offices of the board was presented by Donald Mickey, director of the program. In his report, Mickey described the various activities of his office, which he said includes special education, counseling, learning disabilities, the homebound program and behaviorial problems of students who are socially real-adjusted. Mickey said his office also handles the certification of professional personnel, in. cluding the some 80 substitute teachers in the county school system as well as student work permits. Mickey said testing for both achievement and academic ability also comes under the jurisdiction of his department. In business matters handled by the Beard Monday night, the resignation for retirement reasons, of Helen Gregg Roberts, a teacher in the Jef- ferson County School system for the past 40 years, effective at the end of the current school term. She is now teaching Tern T Pqe l: Lion since 1961 and has served both his home club and the district in numerous capacities. A social hour will precede the 7 p.m. dinner. Entertainment will be furnished by the Jefferson Pop Singers recently crowned state champions in "Show Choir". Several members of the governor's cabinet and delegations of Lions from Harpers Ferry-Bolivar, Inwood- Bunker Hill, Hedgesville, Opequon, Pikeside and Mar- tinsburg are expected to attend. Reservations must be made with Kenneth Sims by calling 725-5343. Jeffemn AARP Adams, President, Jefferson County an- nounced today that the next meeting of the JCTA would he held on Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the KOA near Bolivar. This will be a special event night since the JCTA will be two years old at this meeting. Further, election of officers for the coming year will be held. After the business meeting, a social hour will be held with refreshments. It is hoped that all the members will attend this very special meeting. The public is most cordially invited to attend also. Can- didates for all offices in the county are especially invited and a short period will be allocated each candidate 'to say a few words relative to his candidacy. Educational Tour Plans Annual Dinner jHoiy Land July 17.27 The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Chapter AARP No. 799, American Association of Retired Persons, was held at the Asbury U.M. Church on March 9, with 70 members present. Mter the business meeting and a light lunch the members enjoyed looking over the arts and hobbies on display as shown by the various members. Following the leisure period and "jam session", the Board of Directors held a meeting to make plans for the annual dianer to be held at the Hilltop House on,pril 18, at 6:30p.m. An educational tour to the Bible Holy Land will be con- ducted by Drl and Mrs. Robert Diffee of Charles Town, starting July 17 through July 27. The tour group will vial Galilee, Jerusalem, Masada, and all full sightseeing to all Christian sites. Calvary and the garden tomb will be special with Christian services conducted Everything will be first clas including hotels, meals, guides and transportation. Anyone interested in being included in this once in a lifetime trip, should contact Dr. Diffee, at P.O. Box 7, les Tows. Stockholders Meeting Jeffmon Hospital To Be Held March 21 The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Jefferson Memorial Hospital, the Charles Town General Hospital, Inc., will be held Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Civic Center located downstairs in the Charles Town Library on Samuel Street in Charles Town. Business will include the President's Annual Report, a review of the Auxiliary's ac- tivities, and a look at the hospital's current financial status. There will also be the election by the voting mem- bership of two porsons to fill two vacant positions on the hospital's Board of Managers. [ All members and stockholders are urged to attend as are other interested members of the community. It is stressed that the interest generated by the community through their sup- port and attendance at the an- nual meetings is most important the hospital's general welfare and is deeply appreciated by the Six persons were injured, twe seriously, in two highway ac- cidents which occurred about 1:15 Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Route 340, west of Charles Town, and just west of Bullskin Run, in which six vehicles were involved and total property damages were listed at $6,200. The most serious of the two accidents that happened at the same time and in the same location, was the fir#t one in which cars being driven by Max Brown, 74, of South Church Street, Charles Town, and Ar- thur See, 64, of Route 2, Charles .Town, were involved. Brown was seriously injured and is a patient in Jefferson Memorial Hospital being treated for a knee fracture and severe lacerations and bruises of the face and head. He was rushed to the hospital following the ac- cident in the Charles Town In- dependent Fire Company am- bulance. Mr. See complained of bruises of the chest and legs, but did not require admittance to the hospital. State Police said there was a heavy mist, almost like afog coming off the highway'at the time of the accident and See, EDWARD L. CHRISMAN Edward L. Chrisman has been named Manager of the Hagerstown, Md., office of Peoples Life Insurance Com- pany, Washington, D.C. Mr. Chrisman, with the company since 1956, has served as Sales Manager for the past II years, both in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. He has received many insurance awards for leadership, sales and service. He has won the National Sales achievement award sponsored by the National Association of Life Un- derwriters, and a certificate for completing all parts of the training course offered by Peoples Life. He is a graduate of LUTC t and 2, also completed DLB training course. His company has honored him on four separate occasions for leading the entire sales force in production during the annual presidents month sales cam- )alga. He is a past president of the Eastern Panhandle Association of Life Underwriters, Leetown Ruritan Club, Charles Town Lions Club, Potomac Little League and the Tri-County Baseball League. He is also Past Master of Elk Branch Lodge No. 93 A.F. and A.M. Shenandoah Junction; a member of Potomac Commandery No. 5, Knights Board of Managers.  who was heading wehound on t tbe hghway, ltled out from Edward Ch*00an [ behind another car and gT!hed '.head-on m , the car be d.rve Peoples Life l he-,v, by Brow,. w,s [oleLely demolished and |damages were placed at [ $1,e00.00. The See car, a 1970 Ford, sustained about $700.00 in damages. Police said they charged See with driving to the left of the center of the highway. Seconds later, after several cars had stopped for this ac- cident, a second accident oc- curred in which four vehicles were involved, four persons were injured and property damages were placed at $4,500 to the vehicles involved. State Police said a car being driven by Emanuel Spunt, 47, of Randallstown, Md., had stopped on the highway for the first accident, another being driven by John Andrew Lloyd, of Main Street, Berryville, and still a third car being driven by Chalmers Edwin Gruber, of Hagerstown, Md., had stopped behind the car being operated by Spunt. A fourth vehicle, a Chevrolet truck being driven by William D. Jones, of Parkview Trailer Court, came upon the scene of the first accident and was unable to get his truck stopped in time to avoid hitting the other cars. His truck crashed into the back end of the Gruher car, shoved it into the Lloyd car, which in turn went crashing into the back of the Spunt car. After striking the Gruber car, the truck, being driven by Jones, veered across the highway and crashed into a utility pole. Investigation of this accident has not been completed, State Police said. Damages to the Spunt car were listed at $300; another $200 to the Lloyd car; some $3,000 to the Gruber car and $I,000 to the Jones truck. Following this second ac- cident, Eleanor Spunt, 41, of Randallstown; Gruber, Lloyd and Jones, were all taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital for treatment. Jones appeared to be the more seriously, injured Pilot Transportation Templar and MecklenburglS.te m Fn, D.s,t Chapter No. 31, Royal Arch[ S et wl /OIIIt Masons, both of Shepherdstown;[ Discussion of a pilot tran- past Chancellor Commander of[sportation system for the the Kmghts of Pythias No. 131,[Harpers Ferry National Charles Town; member oflHistorical Park will be held Pythian Knights of Khorasson, tonight, Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. Elkins, W. Va.; past Corn- at a. public meeting to be held in mander of American Legion Post No. 71, Charles Town; currently treasurer of the Pythian Home Board State of W. Va., and is serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the the Visitor's Center at the park, located on Shenandoah Street. Whitey Bowel and Robert Humphries of the National Capital Region, will discuss alternatives included in a report Jefferson County Youth CenterJ just released on the tran- Association. He has also servedJ sportation project for the park. as, chairman of EasternlCo. . pies of the report are Panhandle Heart Assocmtmn.[ available for public review at He is an active member and[ park headquarters and in the deacon of the Leetown Southern[ public library in Charl Town 1ra To Pa Z1' ] and Bolivar. s ' %