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March 23, 1978     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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March 23, 1978

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FI[IJ 00I3LESSI[[S fiT, A:overnor Simon Hon:;:Bi' Services Hospita'l, Gala Affair Held At honsCenter jFeature Local ]Now In Good Financial IEasterObservancel00ndit.ion Reports Show 114 No. 15 Per Copy. 15 FOR THE LOVELY GIFT -- Shown above Lions District Simon and his wife Estella, show off brass candle holders " the Charles Town Club in honor of the occasion of Gov. visit whilq loc President Daryl Johnson leads the applause. Errol Leslie Town Lions gala and well- / at the Lions ZWig With their wives, hour IreSS' and meet . Simon from club president, .presided and attendance. clubs, Pikeside, Bolivar, In- Kingwood Md,, were Governor the Gov. Simon. He emphasized the International President's theme of "People Caring For People". He spoke of the humanitarian work of Lions through the "Sight and Hearing Conservation Foundation" and the  "Lions InternatiOnal Foundation". He challenged the local club to organize a young Lions or "Leo" club in Charles Town. He also challenged the wives to start a Lioness Club. Both "Leo" and "Lioness" clubs are recognized by Lions In- ternational. The entertainment part of the program was a superb per- formance by the champion Jefferson Pop Singers, under the direction of Harold "Sonny" Chamblln. They were introduced by Kenneth Sims, Official Functions Chairman. The meal was prepared and served by the Jefferson Fine Arts Association. The invocation was Past District Governor Hugh Via, a member of the Charles Town club. Francis Frye led the group in the sining of "America" before the dner. Following the Govertor's address, Key Awards were presented to Lions Wallace Foltz, Bates Watson and Hugh Via. In recognition of his 38 years of contribution and service to his club, Past Pxesident Threll W. "Tim" Sinn, was presented a certificate showing that the club had placed his name on the Lions International Foundation Honor Roll, with a contribution in his name. With the presentation of the certificate, Sinn was given a standing ovation by his fellow Lions. , Telephone Customer Slated, by May lOth red by the Service denied a which bond on the son March refunds to. as =qd to the " Toll the new second increase was for the period October 24, 1976 through March I0, 1976. General Telephone Company filed its revised rate schedule with the commission on December 28, 1977, and was notified on March 15 that the revised rates had been ap- )roved. New monthly private line elephone rates, effective march t0, 1978, by exchange, are as follows: Bluefield, Bluewell, Brain- well: Business reduced from ,$33.50 to $26.20; Residence :reduced from $16.40 to $12.85; Athens, Charles Town, Har- pers Ferry, Oakvale, Princeton, iShepherdstown: Business reduced from $29.35 to $22.95; Residence reduced from $14.50 to $11.35; Coalwood, Davy, Gary, Welch: Business reduced from i$26.45 to $20.65; Residence reduced from $13.05 to $10.15; Anawalt, Augusta, Capon Bridge, Kimball, Levels, iMaybeury, Moorefield, Horn- hey: Business reduced from $24.15 to $18.85; Residence reduced from $12.10 to $9.50; ' Maysville, Northfork, Petersburg: Business reduced from $22.50 to $17.50; Residence reduced from $11.45 to $8,95; Burlington, Fort Ashby, Matoaka, Paw Paw, War- densville: Business reduced from $21.20 to $16.55; Residence reduced from $11.05 to $9.70. The local exchange rates are based on the number of telephones the caller can call with the local exchange. A copy of the complete schedule of rates will be provided as a bill insert to all telephone customers served by General Telephone Co. after April I. Jefferson County churches will join with ,other Christians throughout the world in celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday morning, with special services on that day. Some have planned Early Sunrise services while others will mark the Easter observance with regular ser. vices at the regular time. i With a forecast for splendid i weather for Easter, attendance at the church services are ex- pected to he above normal in every church. The first events of the Easter season were the Holy Week services which have been taking place all week in some churches and starting on Wednesday and continuing through Sunday in others. Prior to the Easter services on Sunday, the youngsters will have a chance to get into the Easter fun and frolicking by par- ticipating in the annual Easter egg hunt to be staged at Jef- ferson Memorial Park on Sa(ux'ay morningl beginning at. 10 a.m., under the direction of the Charles Town Kiwanis Club. There will be prizes for these finding the prize eggs in all classes. With Jefferson County's Schools having been closed since Tuesday for the Easter vacation, and with all the county, state and federal offices to be closed from Friday through Monday, traffic on the county's highways is expected to be extremely heavy. The congregation of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church will celebrate Maundy Thursday with a 7:30 p.m. service of Holy Communion on March 23. As Jesus had his disciples gather about the table so will those attending come to the table to receive the bread and the wine. Hymns, anthems, prayers and scripture ap- propriate to thicelebration will be used, especially the farewell discourses of Jesus as found in John's Gospel, Chapters 13 through 17. Members and friends are invited to this siiiican and memortble celebration of the Lord's Supper. Missionary Meeting Harpers. Ferry Planning Group [To Hold Hearing On HOD Grant The Harpers Ferry Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on March 29, in preparation for filing for a HUD Community Development Block Grant Small Cities Program. The meeting to be conducted by Paul Pritchard, Harpers Ferry Planning Commission Chairman and John Anzivino, Regional Planner with the Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council, Region 9, is part of the citizen rticipation process required by HUD in filing for block grants. At this hearing the citizens of Harpers Ferry will have the opportunity to air their views about the needs of the community. Using this input the Planning Commission will then match the identified needs with eligible activities and prepare a pro- application for a Block Grant. The meeting will be held at the Town Hall on Washington Street and will begin at 7:30 p.m. STROLLIN' DOWN THE SHEDROW Easter Doll (The horse)and another doll, named Hop Harrell, who is toting their Easter baskets, take a casual stroll around the barn area at Shenandoah Downs Race track. Could they be prepping for the Easter parade coming Sunday. We're sure they both want to wish you all a Happy Easter this coming Sunday, March 26. (Photo by Jerry Frutkoff) Stockholders Federal Land Bank Will Meet The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Federal Land Bank and Production Credit Associations, will be held I Wednesday, March 29, at 6:30 i p.m. at the Lee Jackso Restaurant near Winchester. - Speaker For 80th Five Accidents Result in Nearly Anniwrmff Baptist i$9,000 Damage on Jefferson Roads Five accidents on Jeffersor County highways on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, resulted in nearly $9,000 'in property damage but only minor injuries, according to the local detach. ment of State Police. The most costly mishap oc- curred Friday on State Secon- dary 17, about one mile north of U.S. Route 340 near Charles Town, wherl a 1977-model Cadillac operated by Kenneth L. Clever, 49, of Greencastle, Pa., swerved to miss another vehicle while heading south, went off the highway and hit a utility pole. Occurring at 6:50 p.m., in. vestigators estimated total property damage at $3,500 but no charges were placed. Some $2,000 in property damage was inflicted on a 1976. model compact auto operated by Mary Annette Kave, 28, of Shepherdstown, when it crashed Saturday around 4:10 a.m. on State Secondary Route I near Kearneysville. State Police said the Kave vehicle was going north on the highway when it crested a hill, hit a patch of ice, causing it to go out of control, went off the west berm of the highway, hitting an embankment and overturning. A passenger in the Kave auto, John Rampe, 24, of Myersville, Md., along with the driver, sustained only minor injuries. No charges were placed due to the road conditions. A 1972.medel auto operated by Thommy L. Householder, 26, of Charles Town, went out of control on State Secondary Route 17 near Secondary Route "Financial conditions good!" That's the way both John C. Skinner, Jr., president of the Jefferson County Hospital,s Board of Managers and James Bryan, hospital administrator, described the present status of the hospital and the Shenandoah Home, Incorporated, which is also operated by the hospital. This good news was given to the some 40 persons who at- tended the annual membership meeting of the .Jefferson Memorial Hospital - The Charles Town General Hospital, Inc., held Tuesday night in the auditorium of the Jefferson County Civic Center in Charles Town. C. C. Hammann, and Allen R. Marshall, both who have been active in the interest of the hospital for many years and who have been members of the Board of Managers, were re-elected to the board by the unanimous vote of those present. ORIGINAL LAND GRANT MAPS AVAILABLE John Ott, Clerk of the County Commismon, announced that maps showing the original land grants in Jefferson County plus an index showing the record data where the grant is recorded, are now available in the County Clerk's Office in the Court House. The above picture shows Mr. Ott, holding one of the maps. These maps and the index were acquired by the Jefferson County Commission at the request of the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Charles Town Historic Landmarks commission. The records will enable persons searching title to their land to bring the title forward from the earliest recorded datwrather than tracing backwards from the prent day. 17 over4 'Th"rsday at 8(50 p.m "[ the ear stuck causing the driver and damaged two mobile homes. I to lose control. Mter leaving the Authorities said the [bighway, the Householder auto Hseholder vehicle was headed struck one mobile home and north when the accelerator on Turn To Page J; ..... MRS. W. PEYTON THUJMAN Mrs. W. Peyton "Mary Jane" rhurman, President of the Virginia Women's Missionary Union, will speak at the 80th anniversary dinner of the Woman's Missionary Union of Charles Town Baptist Church on Monday, March 27, at 6 p.m. Mrs. Thurman, a native of Leitchfield, Kentucky, was educated at Bethel Woman's College in Kentucky. She has served on the Executive Boards of both Kentucky and Virginia Woman's Missionar Union, has been Associational Superin- tendent of Kentucky W.M.U., has taught in Sunday School in Kentucky and Virginia and in the Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Were times, ver, during the year of 1977 when the financial conditions of both the hospital land nursing home were not so good as at present. In fact, he related that as a result of "a conf ..... 1 using foul up of the [camputer system which was [ used for billing purposes, [ hospital s operating funds ]dropped to a dangerously low level some months ago. But after |a change to a new type of Firemen To HOldl computer operation, the Contest Again I hospital's billing operations became more accurate and less confusing and the accounts receivable, which had jumped to After Parade . Immediately following the 50th West Virginia State Firemen's Association Con- vention - 6th annual National lire Service Recognition Day Parade, which will be held Saturday, Sept, 9, 1978 at 2 p.m., parade officials have announced that, due to the popularity of last year's contest, the Charles Town firemen will host the following contests for those firemen in- terested in competing;' Hook Up Contest -- Firemen will have to draft water from a tank using a pro-designated amount of hose; hand lay several feet of 1%" hose and pump vater to move a target. Bucket Brigade -- Firemen will have a period of 2 minutes to fill buckets from a portable tank and pass up a ladder to top of scaffolding'and fill two 55 gallon drams. Most water accumulated wins. Ladder Raise -- Each team will run a short distance, place a ladder, have one man climb the ladder and ring a bell at the top. Several fire companies have already registered for these contests and competition is expected to be keen. Location of the contests will be announced at a later date however, for more detaih concerning the contests, in terested persons may contact Ed Smith of the Independent Fire Company. ' Parade Co-Chairmen, Paul M. Biller of Citizens Fire Company and Ernest llouser of In- an all-time high, began to decline, and more revenue was being received by the hospital. And while the hospital's, ac- counts receivable are still a little higher than hospital officials would like them to be, they are more nearly in line with what the hospital can operate at a break- even or profit level, Skinner stated. The financial problems of the Shenandoah Nursing Home were of course due to the fact that the home had to build up its case load after it opened in April 1977, before it was possible to even ink of a break-even operation. Today, Skinner said the home has not only been breaking even in the past few weeks, it has started to show a slight margin 'of profit. The added increase in the case load, along with bringing the operational cost., in line with the home's receipts, have been the key factors in turning this operation around from one of a loss operation to the present financial condition, described as "good", Skinner stated. The $20,000.00 profit figure which Skinner gave the group on the Hospital's operations for 1977, is slightly higher than the roughly $50,000.00 which the hospital showed as a profit in the year 1976. But Skinner said in order to show a profit, an increase had to he imposed on room rates during e year, with the rate for a semi-bed space going from $68.00 to $73.00 during the year. He said other hospital operations also had to he changed and dependent Fire Company, wish streamlined such as in the to re.mind eye,one that did n hospital's food program. He said receive a parane invitati aria this ohase of the hospital's desires to participate tocall 725- operati'_.ons has been streamlined 5788 for more reformation ]with a comm ial food ce ere ESAA Advisory Group Icmpany having been hired to The Advisory Council of the provide better management for Emergency School Aid Act the mpttal's food program. He F.,SAA, will meet at the Jefferson said he feels this change has not i ! Co,mty Board of Education on y brought a decrease in the offices on Wednesday, March 29, icost of the operation of the food 4p,m.Allhersareurged Service, but the caliber of the to attend a the public is in- food now being served to the vited,  Turn To Page t