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Get The -BEST.- Circulation NO. 15 / It Does Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047 Voiced .Gas P,pel,ne ng County - 4) which will gas from the to a Pa. and across a part of is causing con- some of the area of the cou- will probably resident, Browne, of section appeared County Court to ex- and to inquire anything, the Cou- do about the pipe- proposed for near future Gas Com- W. Va. and Company of is expected to ready for use carry liquefied Company's :Cove Point, Md., 'f Loudoun Cou- Jeffer- Washing- and into North- where Conso- main storage COurse which the the County, section river, bank in the to the vicinity llison dam at northeasterly in the vicinity and on into Md. This pretty much Virginia it to a map plans for route of the County Voltage power i ,OWned by Pete- has Club of and also a con of Washington Donald IL Wean Named President Of Jaycees; Installation In June DONALD R. WEAN Donald R. Wean, owner and operator of Security House, Inc., of East Washington street, Char- les Town who has been active in 'civic and community a{fairs for the past several , !elect- ed President of the Jefferson J last we*k at t monthly meeting of the mp. He wig succeed Stewar Wharton, otlt-going presidenL ..... Other Officers elected were: David Bowers, external' vice-presi dent; Charles Custer, internal vice-president; David White, i eetary; Lee Kline, treasurer; Ter ry Marcus, Harrison Lanham, Bruce Cunningham and Paul Wilt named to the board of detectors. Wharton will serve as chairman of the board. The new officers will take over May 8, but the formal installation will not be held until the annual installation dinner in June. Road * * * * * * "Everylx00ly's Newspaper-In Jefferson County" *. * * * * The Job For It's Readers J It Does The Job For It's Advertisers i i i i i , , i ,ll i ; ,i i H CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), W; VA. THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1972 i .i i i,i i ii i i Rites Held For John S. Alfriend, Prominent Retired Banker Civic Leader And Churchman Charles Town, for John S. Alfri- end, 74, prominent retired Charles Town, banker, churchman and civic leader, who died Friday, April 7, on the day he would have observed his 74th birthday. He died at his home, 528 South Sam- uel street following an extended illness. The services were con- ducted by the Rev. Roger L. Hem shaw, rector of Zion Episcopal Church and the Roy. John Q. Beckwith and burial was made in Zion Church cemetery. The deceased was born in Pul- aski, Va., April 7, 1898, a son of the late Reverend John S. and Eliza Daingerfield Alfreind. John, or "Shadrack", as he was affectionally known by many of his friends and associates, had a long and varied life during his residency in Charles Town. After his discharge from the United States Marine Corps in 1919, he entered the civic life of the community and was elected Adjutant and subsequently twice Commander of Jackson Perks Post No. 71, American Legion. He was twice President of the Jeffer- son County Chamber of Com- merce and was Secretary and subsequently twice President of the Charles Town Kiwanis Club. i i i ii I Get The r -FgTEST- Results i i i . i tILt tl I tl I I,, i iii i i i I Jll,  West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper. PRICE - I0 CENT[J i i i i IH . H i i, l l i i ll!]j. April Term of Circuit Court Opens Tuesday; Grand Jury Again Facing Heavy Load With 23 Presentments - ' ' County Will Save $21,345.00 00cufing A, tJorny Radosh May ASK ror urana Jury tO lle00a.ea i Welfare Costs Under New Law Back Later For Investtgahve Work For the first time in more th--n -'s year Jefferson County's[ ...........  The regnlar-pril term of th0 1() year Jefferson County and levy for. relief was $21,345:00,^ an Kenneth Named Circuit Court of Jefferson Coull mty otner a counties in West Vir- item not incmaea in zne u'/z-'l ------ will convene in Charles TO JOHN S. ALFRIEND In the area of religion he serv- ed most every position in Zion Episcopal Church and in the Dioceses of West Virginia. He was a Superintendent of the Sun- day School and chairman of many parish committees. He was elect- ed to forty three Diocesean Con- ginia will no longer be required budget. This year county funds to contribute money for meeting collected for general relief pay- the needs of the state's poor. Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr., has signed into law a bill passed by the state legislature which re- lives the counties of the welfare financial responsibility by abolish ing the requirement that the cou- nties make available to the Depar tment of Welfare 6% of their gen eral tax levy for general relief programs such as emergency food orders, rents, utilities and bur- ials for the state's poor. I ments in West Virginia, amount- ed to $1.5 million. The new law transfers the responsibility for appropriating these funds to the state legislature. The new law permits the cou- nties option of contributing money into a special fund which allows them to match local dollars through the Department of Wel- fare with Federal funds for the improvement of welfare programs within the county boundaries. Policies For as a member of the Standing Corn mittee and as a Trustm, In 1962 he was named Episcopalian of the ear in the Diocese of West Vir- ginia by Bishop Campbell. "]New High School Adopted; John also Was a member of the Board of the Old Charles Town l was elected by the Diocesean Con Library until the time of his lvention.aLs - a laydelegate.to seven death He was a member of the l tieneral ;nvenuns, wn|cn |s the Personnel Approved Hen K,d Douolas . o'"'", bo", o'"o 'oo.'l Mor e of Cfrate V;terans. '? 1 Clmrch, He served sixteen years FrOm 26 until 1934 he edl as a Trustee of the Virginia The- and editet the Spirit of Jefferson ological Seminary representing ,- ma4.Farmers Advocat Ia1934 he the 'oCeses,o West Virginia, at those/pers 'o" P,,alph N.'Alexkndria, Va.,. the Episcopal Dorsev of.lle, and accept. Chute h's largest Theological e an appointmeIt as manager of em ary. . the Home Owners Loan Corporat-  Mr. Alfriena :was a member of ion for the21 Eastern counties of Zion Church Vestry for more est Virginia. Upon completion than forty years. During that that asgnment he was made time he was first Junior Warden and then Senior Warden, suceed- Liquidator of the Farmers Bank and Trust Company by the Fed- oral Deposit Insurance Corporat- ion. He then liquidated a bank in North Carolina. Upon completion of that assignment he was made Assistant Cashire of the Bank of Charles Town and subsequently, until the time of his retirement in 1966, was a Vice President and Trust Officer of that bank. ing the late Forrest A .Brown in that position. In 1968 he was elected Senior Warden Emiritus for Life. He was President of Zion Church Board of Trustees. Mr. Alfreind is survived by his wife, the former Eliza Harrison, whom he married in 1926; one son, the Reverend John D.. A1- friend, Yorktown Pa.; two daugh- ters - Mrs. Geneiveve A. Bryan, of Media, Pa.; and Mrs.. Gertrude A. Kimbrough, of Madison, Wiscon- sin. 11 grandchildren and a sister, Miss Margaret D. Alfriend, of Clarksburg, W. Vs. of policies govern gree at the University of Virginia ing the athletic program at the for several years, tO be assistant new consolidated Jefferson High principal at Wright Denny School SchoOl due to open next Fall; the in Charles Town. : . ' approval of the employment of Bonita Getz, who will be grad- some new taching andnon-teach mg personnel; acceptance of some personnel resignations and appro- val of attendance at meetings and events, made up most of the mat- ters handled by the Jefferson County Board of Education meet in regular semi-monthly session Tuesday night. The policies adopted governing the athletic program at the new Miss Betty Stewart, a graduate high school, were those proposed of Marshall University, who has by the coaches, principals and been teaching in Randolph Cou- director of athletics. They spell nty, to teach Spanish at the new out in detail the play eligibility Jefferson High School. and responsibility, and what the t The board also approved the responsibilities of the coaches and employment of Mrs: Peggy Nich- the administrative heads will be. ols, Mrs. Wanona Shreck and This policy was sought in order Mrs. Shirley Ranalli, as secretar- to avoid misunderstanding and ies for the new high school. They possible confusion in the athletic are currently serving in this cap- program at the new school. Under instructional matters the board approved the following teacher appointments. William Spencer, as a math- ematics teacher and head track and assistant football coach at l Harpers Ferry Junior High School He is a graduate of Concord Col- lege. Roger Bicksler, who was employ ed for some four years as a teach- er and principal in Loudoun Cou- nty Va., Schools and who has been doing work on a doctoral de- uated from Fairmont State  Col- lege, with a dere in music, to teach music on the elementary level. Mrs. Anne Newcomer Dungan, of Harpers Ferry, a graduate .of Michigan State University, who has been teaching in Frederick County, Md., to teach in the Kindergarten work in the cotmty. acity at the Charles Town Senior High School. The resignation of Harry W. Lewis, who has been teaching mathematics at Charles Town Jun ior High School, effective at the end of the 1971-72 school term, was accepted by the hoard. Mr. Lewis resigned for physical reas- I ons. Permission was also granted for John Rose, John Miller and Mrs. Gloria Eshelman to take the Acciden_ts In County In Injury To 15 Persons; To. anis ect The Charles Town Kiwanis Damage Nearly $13 000 Club will bave an election of off- icers at their weekly dinner meet ing Thursday at 6:15 p. m. at the Towne House Restaurant. @ { Officers nominated are Presi- son County, swerved off the high- dent, John Ward, vice president way to avoid hitting an oncoming John Rose and secretary-treasurer car being operated by Haven E. Joseph Christian- Board of Dir- i Burgess of Baltimore, Md. But" octets for two year terms, 5ames the Burgess vehicle  hit the Strick Geiger, Adam Link, Ed Saville let station wagon head-on, and Robert Smith. Also nominat- Both of the drivers were injur- ed for Lt. Governor for the Fifth ed as were five passengers in the Division was Roscoe Payne. For the second consecutive week-end Jefferson County exper ienced a rash of motoring acci- dents which proved costly in per- sonal injury and property damage Fortunately, however, no deaths resulted despite the verocity of some of the impacts of the vehic- President Of Lions; Installation In. June " KENNETH SIMS .... The Charles Town ns Club has elected its officers for. the 1972-73 fiscal year begirm|ng uly 1st, 1972. The election was eld at the April 4th regular meeting, and those Lions elected to serve in the club's nest admin istration are as follows: President - Kenneth H. Sims; 1st. Vice. President; John W. Basch, 2rid. Vice President; Wil liam F. Lancaster, Jr.; 3rd. Vice President; Herbert F. Martin; Sec retary; Erroll J. Leslie; Treasur- er; Thomas C Kitchen; Lion Tam er; Walter M. South; Tail Twister Creighton R. Propps; two Year Directors - Dr. William B. Stuck and Don P. Bagweil, Jr., one year directors- Hugh A..Via and Cal- vin P. Fleming. The Nominating Committee consisted of Past- Pre sidents Francis Frye, Edward Chrisman, and Jack Leslie, Chair man. Lion President Paul Meyers has announced that the new off- icers will be installed at a Ladies Night dinner to be held in late June. sixth grade classes from TURN TO PAGE 8-A Fine Entertainment To Feature Harpers Ferry Charm Revue A program of fine enterteain' the ment will also feature the annual , Charm Revue to be held Saturday Tuesday morning, April 18, wit Judge Vance E. Sencindiver pr, siding. And once again it appeil the Grand Jury will be faced witt a heavy load of work. Jefferson County Prosecuti| Attorney Jerome Radosh said t, day he will make a total of  presentments to jurors seekini[ indictments against some 14 p0 sons. And while he said the pr sentments may keep the juror# in session until late afternoon 02 early evening, they will in ll probability complete their w0r in one day. Included in the presentments: will be one for murder; three p$ sons on attempted armed robbery four on felonious assault charg4i five on forgery and five on bur- glary charges; and five other pre- sentments for various other crim inal law violations. Radosh said he may also ad- ,journ the grand jury and call them back for some investigative work at a later date. The petit jurors, who will con, vene Tuesday morning, April 25 at 9:30, are also expected to face a heavy schedule of work this time in View of the heavy load of criminal matters and appeal caseS carried over from previous terms of court. A total of 18 criminal cases were carried over either from the January term of Court, or a pre- vious term, all except one being of a felony nature. Among the criminal matters left over and expected to come before the Court this time are: the felony cases of the state of West Vir- ginia against William W. Lawson Vincent Allen Knight and James William Reynolds, indicted for breaking and entering; Jesse and Donald Leon Ault, indicted in con nection with the theft of brass from the Baltimore & Ohio Rail- road in March 1971; Larry Theo- dore Shumaker, for possession of LSD; Bryon Andrew VanMetre, breaking and entering at the Red Shed in Shepherdstown; 'Richard Housden, attempted, rape; Jack F. Robinson, on a charge of receiv ing stolen goods; James W. Stot- ler, theft of antiques from Dr. O. C. Stine near Shepherdstown; Joseph Lawrence Caparo and Mic hael Dean Burgess theft of a stere set from Mary L. MeCraken; Fran kiln Nelson Deck, armed Robbery in November 1971 against John Golden Seal and Arnold Griffith and Norman Lee Potter for the stabbing and wounding of Eugene III Reg Ame Per- for the to be held Thursday, of year will time. Tick- Wil- les involved. A total of 15 persons sustained injuries some of them of a very serious nature, in the 11 accidents investigated by Charles Town State Police and the Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff's depart- ment. And a total of 18 motor vehicles were damagedto the ex- tent of an estimated $12,720. Ironically though, despite the blizzardy like cofditions which prevailed in Jefferson County Friday night, and early Saturday morning, only two of the acci- dents could be attributed to the snow and ice on the highways, Charles Town State Police report ed. Five of the accidents occurred on Saturday, all of them after the snow and ice had disappeared from the highways, two on Sun- day and two on Tuesday and only one Friday night. In fact the most serious of the accident did not occurr until about 2:25 Saturday afternoon when the highways were bare and dry. It was a two-vehicle collis- ion which occurred on U. S. Route 340, just east of Charles Town, near Jefferson Terrace with a total of seven persons sustaining personal injury and property dam age being placed at $4.800. Charles Town State Police said an eastbound station wagon be- ing driven by Mrs. Joyce Stickler 29, of Jefferson Vtllag in Jeller- station wagon. They were Robin l Longerbeam, 9, Tonya Sue Small wood, 7, of Jefferson Avenue, Charles Town; Susan M. Stickler, 7, Linda Strickler, 9, and Tins Smallwood. The injured all surf- ered lacerations and were taken to the Charles Town General Hos pital where they were treated and later released. Burgess told Charles Town State Police he "blacked-out" while driving. Damage to the Stickler vehicle was placed at $4,000 and another $800 to the Burgess car. Burgess was charged with failure to keep his car under control. About 3:15 Saturday afternoon one person was injured and two cars were damaged to the extent of $1,470 in a two-car accident which occurred on the Flowing Springs Road in the same spot where a Shepherdstown man was killed several weeks ago. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department which investigated the accident, said it happened when a southbound car being driven by George R. Glassford, Jr., of Jefferson Avenue, Charles  Town, attempted to pass another vehicle on a double solid line and the driver did not see an approa- ching car being operated by Don- ald M. Weller, of Martinsburg. The cars collided head-on. Susan Weller ,a passenger in the Weller TURN TO PAGE 8-A Principal Figures At Opening Sen. Leonard Headquarters Among te host of volunteer workers and well-wlshers, who were on hand Wednesday afternoon, April 5, for the formal opening of her campaign headquarters in Charles Town by State Senator Louise Leonard, who at the time was kicking off her campaign for the United States Senate, were the personalities shown in the above picture. They are as shown left to right (Back row)--Mrs. Raymond Parks, executive secretary, State nator Louise Leonard, Victor A. Roberts, Jr., Who is serving as campaign coordinator for Senator Leonard; Mrs. W. D. Grove, administrative assistant. Front row (left to rlght)--Mrs. Ann W. Phillips, Mrs. Kenneth R. Walllch, Mrs. John VanTol, campaign manager, Mrs. J. C. C. Gardlner and Mrs. Robert Harem. Senator Leonard's headquarters is located at 116 East Washington street, seeond floor. For the opening which began at 2 p. m. and ran until after 4 p. m., refreshments were served to the visiting guests. night in the Harpers Ferry High School auditorium at which "Miss Harpers Ferry for 1972", will be selected. The project is being !sponsored by the Harpers Ferry Band Boosters, with a total of 30 girls vieing for the title of "Miss Harpers Ferry for 1972." The entertainment will include pumbers by the Syndicate of I Sound Band of Charles Town; Mike Shirley, of Charles Town, i Llnda Frye of Maryland, Ernest- ine Lewis and the Harpers Ferry State Band, and a "Miss West Virginia," contest with all male contestants. Admission for the Charm Revue will be $2.00 Reserved Seats, $1.00 General Admission 5() cents child ren under 12 years of age. Reser- ved seat tickets are now available and can be purchased at Bull's Fountain Service, Bolivar, Office of Harpers Ferry High School and Welsh's Grocery at Bakerton. Cloudy with thundershowers this morning, tapering off this afternoon. Highs in low 70s, Lows tonight in 50s. Friday possible thundershowers with high near 75. Winds southeWterly  to 10 MPH today s to westerlY , on Saturday. Chrisman and James S. Bradley in October 1971. A total of Ii appeals cases left over from pervious terms of court are also listed on the court docket for possible action this time, along with a long list of civil cases both of a jury and non-jury nat- ure. [ [[[[ I [ [[ [ Many State, National Candidates To Be At Democratic Mty April 19 m Plans for the Democratic Rally to be held at Shenandoah Downs on April 19th, beginning at 6:00 P. M., are progressing with ac- ceptances from Congressman Har ley O. Staggers, Lee Kenna, Gub ernatortal Candidates; State Trea surer John Kelly and other State and local candidates. Speaker for the event will be Jennings Randolph, candidate for the United States Senate. Tickets may be obtained from the following; Lyle Tabb, Stuart Crim, Melvin Rissler, Roy Stroupe Margaret Harris and the Assess- ors Office il the Court House. The last day to purchase tickets will be Saturday morning April 15th since the Court;House is closed in the afternoon. No tickets sold at the door.