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114 No. 18 l CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA WOMEN MEET COMMISSION, CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES L1, Mrs Gary Phalen was hostess for the monthly meeting of the Federation of Republican Women. Mr. Cleveland Benedict Greenbriar County, Republican candidate for Congress, 2rid District,was guest speaker. Mr. Benedict, a dairy farmer, and rsident of Greenbriar County, is married to the former Anne Arthur They have trhree children. Mr. Benedict is a graduate of He is a director of the West Virginia State Fair and a Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Alderson, W. served as Chairman of the West Virginia Parole Board and as of Finance in the Moore administration. Mr. Benedict is Eastern Panhandle this week to meet with Republicans and issues vital to the district. Shown in the above picture, are, Mrs. William "Barbara" Wheatley, secretary GOP Women's Gary Phalen, candidate for the Jefferson County Commission District on the Republican ticket; Mrs. Dean "Joan" chairman; Mrs. Ila Bratina, president and Mr. Benedict. Baptists Set To Structure South African Dept. I00mation Official Speaker Kiwanis for 2rid veaue, Church is r's youngest only been year and a year old been a and ad- rooms, voted build 2,100 building present allow a of doubling and give Christian two, of Pre- Baptist with the NATIE DE SWARDT A joint ladies night meeting of the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs of Charles Town will be held Tuesday night at the Lions Club Center. Guest speaker for the meeting will he Natie De Swardt, in- formation officer of the South African Conculate General in New York City. Born in Kokstad, South Africa, Mr. Swardt joined the South African Department of Information in 19, and was information officer in San Francisco and Los Angeles before being transferred to New York last year. The dinner meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will he preceded by a social hour. Biker Is Struck On it Rt. 340 A ZS-year-old bicycle rider was injured on U.S. Route 340 east Monday at 3:55 p.m. when a car left the highway and struck him. State Police said a 196S-modal vehicle operated by Jesse Melvin Ault, 49, of Route I, Mps. Reeler Is Sworn In I At HF Council Count, was officially sworn in as a member of the lrpers Ferry Town Council at its regular meetg earlier thi week. Also a member of the Planning Commission, Mrs. Reeler replaces Simuel Garrett on the council, who resigned his council seat a month ago. In other action, the council passed a dog leash law, setting fines of from $5 to $15 for of. fenders. Any dogs caught in the town off the dog owner's property and not properly handled on a leash may lead to such a fine against the dog owner. An amendment was passed to the building permit ordinance This amendment was passed in order to further identify guidelines that would clarify ordinance items pertaining to harmonious surroundings. This is expected to help keep buildings in the town in accord with" their surroundings and preserve the historic nature of the town. Slated was a public meeting on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Friendship Fire House con- cerning the HUD grant being proposed and formulated. This grant, which totals ap- proximately one-half million dollars, is designed for housing rehabilitation, but may be used for installation and connection of sewer lines in the communRy. Candidates' Day Set at Mountain Community Center All candidates for delegate to the General Assembly, County Commission and Board of Education are invited to par- ticipate in an open-aid meeting to be held at the Mountain Community Center, Mission Road, off State Route 9, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Ala'il 22. The event is being sponsored 400 different by this of the Churches. located approved Tri-State Thursday April 13, 1978 20 Pages Per Copy - 15c iPersonnel, Bids, Trips IKearneysville Family [Highlight Board Meet uK .... CoLAlbertazzie iOf Three lied In geeh'ingh:tdheMfdeaYnnoght MRP Speaker On ]Hit-And-R Accident foB0000rdine00b idc I e/ns .the 18th At HilllDp A man, his wife and their four- Approved the resignation of Ida Hendricks, teacher of mathematics at Jefferson High School effective March 20 and that she he approved as a sub- stitute teacher for the remainder of the year. Mary Cleminson was em- ployed as a math teacher at Jefferson High, effective March 27, for the remainder of the school year. Approved the transfer of Russell A. Heare, math teacher at Charles Town Junior High, to math position at Jefferson High effective with the 1978-79 school term. Accepted the resignation of Charles A. Hine as vice- principal at Charles Town Junior High School effective June 30 so that he may return to the classroom as a social studies teacher at the same school for the 1978-79 school term. Appointed David Pugh as assistant track coach at Jef- ferson High for the present school year. Transferred John Lehman, counselor at Shepherdstown Junior High, to the position of English-social studies teacher at Shepherdstown Junior High for the next school term. Accepted the resignation of Linda K. Majerus, bus tran- sportation aide at the Center for Exceptional Children, 'effective at the end of the day on April 19. Appioved Mary Renee Con- way.  a volunteer aide atim Turn to Page 6 Five Mishaps, Four Charges In Accidents Several thousand dollars in property damage and assorted charges against drivers oc- curred in five highway accidents in Jefferson County over the past weekend. A total of $1,200 in damage was the result of a two-car collision Saturday at 12:15 p.m. on State Secondary Route 32, about 30 feet south of U.S. Route 340. Involved was a 1974-model auto operated by Susan D. Cogle, 23, of Route 3, Harpers Ferry, which was struck from the op- posite direction by a 1971-model car driven by Jeffrey E. Ott, 27 of Route 2, Harpers Ferry. Oft was cited for driving to the left of center of the roadway. State Police reported $900 in damage in a 9 p.m. mishap Saturday on U.S. Route 340 earn in front of the Cliffside Motel. One of the two cars was a 1970- model driven by Timothy W. Bayles, 19, of Route I, Harpers Ferry, while the other, a similar model car, was driven by Lester C. Mullineaux, 29, of 300 Missioz Road, Harpers Ferry. Authorities said that the Mullineaux vehicle hit the Bayles' auto from behind. Mullineaux was cited for following too closely. Some $1,400 property damage occurred in a single-car mishap Saturday at 5:55 a.m. on State Route 51 near Middleway. Authorities said a 1269-mode auto driven by Tracey B. Dougherty, 19, of Harpers Ferry, left the roadway and struck a fence. Dougherty was charged with failure to have the vehicle under control. Saturday at 9:30 p.m., a 1966- model car driven by David Paul Community Artists' IProgram Is Sunday Colonel Ralph D. Albertazzie, a native of West Virginia who gained fame around the world as a Presidential pilot, will be the guest speaker for Jefferson County Chapter No. 799, American Association of Retired Persons, Inc., at its 8th annual banquet at the Hilltop House, on Tuesday, April 18th, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are now available from the AARP at a cost of $6 per person and must be purchased by April 15th. In addition to Colonel Albertazzie, R. D. Patterson, state director of AARP, and his wife will be on hand for this event. Colonel Albertazzie retired from tl'U.S. Air Forca0ctolr 31, 14, wi n( iryservice. Wo'rld War If, Koa,  Vietnam, culminating his career as commander and pilot of Air Force O. the personal aircraft of the President of the United States. He was the pilot for the President when for the first time in history a U.S. Chief Executive The public is invited to attend the champagne reception and exhibition, "The Artists in Our Community", April 16, to be held at Woodbury, Leetown. The day's events will open at 1 p.m. with a presentation to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Huyett, owners of Woodbury, in recognition of the historic value of the antebellum building. Dr. John Washington, of Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission, will make the presentation of the plaque which notes that Woodbury is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Brothers of Harmony will sing at I:15. This highly regarded singing group stresses the theme of the brotherhood of mankind. At 2 @.m., Georgia Lee McElhaney will give a poetry reading, of "The Judas Tree", which is a poem she wrote to recount the events of one Palm Sunday. According to the author it "is meant to celebrate life even in the face of death, to celebrate a kind of rebirth (of Christ, of sprin".) At 2:30 p., Dr. Butcher, Prident of Shepherd College, ml Pamela Parziale, President of the Jefferson County Arts Council, and Dr. R L. Jones, Jr.. W. Va. Arts ana ,umanities Commission member, will recognize the participating artists for their contributions to Jefferson County. "Dichotomy" is an original composition written by Dr. Farrell Coy especially for this exhibition. It will be performed at 3 p.m. by Alan Granofsky, trumpet; Dennis Fraley, French horn; Eldrldge G. Moreland, HI, trombone; and Jarrett Walker, bass trombone. The" Slepherdstown Asbury United Methodist Church Choir will sing at 3:30. This church choir sings a wide range of selections and is gaining well deserved recognition for their musical ability. At 4:15 the Jefferson High Pop Singers will perform. This award winning group is guaranteed to please as they move from one lively tune to another. The public is invitedto atten d the" Messiah;: Reynold Hall  Shepherd College at 8 p.m. the same evening. The exhibit closes Stowell Gallery, Sunday, A,:rl 23, and extend through May 0. The Stowell Gallery is located at 769 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry. flew into the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. He holds five Air Medals, two bronze stars, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Legion of Merit as well as many lesser decorations. Club Plants Trees Om April 8, members of the Jefferson County 4-H Saddle Club, in the interest of con- servation, helped Ranger Rob MeWaters plant 1000 pine trees at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawelt Fengers in Bakerton. These trees were all planted in open fields around a large quarry. It took about five hours to do the planting, working in teams of two. Everybody had a good time and a good feeling knowing that we were helping to beautify our county. Charles Town Turf Club Opening Reset To May I Candidates' Meet Tuesday, Apd!" 25 The Jefferson County Education Association will sponsor an open meeting with candidates for the Board of Education and the 36th District of the West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Both groups of candidates have several questions on which they will respond. The meeting will he at the Jefferson High School cafeteria. Candidates for delegate will speak at 7 p.m. and Board of Education candidates will talk at 8 p.m. HOUSEWIVES' BOWUNG LEAGUE MAKES DONATION TO LIn'LE PEOPLE'S PLACE Construction of a new race track at the Charles Town Turf Club will delay the spring opening an additional three weeks, General Manager William McDonald announced. The track will open on Monday, May 1 Racing will continue at Shenandoah Downs through April 20. "A late start, caused by the severe winter, plus recent rains have set work beck weeks", McDonald said. "The W. Va. Racing Commission has ap- proved a May I opening to assure that work will be com- deted". Racing here has been in a 'stop and go" situation since the first of the year", McDonald pointed out. Shenandoah Downs has lost 19 programs in three months, 15 cancelled because of weather and four because of the electrical power shortage. "I hope that from here in our faro can know what's coming next", McDonald said. "We are very lucky to have Shenandoah Downs at which to continue the sport until May I, when everybody can look forward to a move to Charles Town". Charles Town is scheduled to race through June 24, with racing returning to Shenandeah June 26. Plans have been announced to start a county-wide Cardio month-old daughter, residents of the Kearneysville section of Jefferson County, were killed in a hit-and-run highway accident which occurred about 5 p.m. Tuesday evening on the Flowing Springs Road near the in- tersection of the road leading to Zoar and the Job Corps. Charles Town State Police said the fatalities, the first for Jefferson County this year, were Ricky L. Tregoning, 19, his wife, Peggy L., and their four-month- old daughter, Melissa Dawn. The father and daughter were killed instantly, while the mother died a short time later at JeffersonMemorial Hospital whore she was rushed following the accident. Police are still looking for the driver of the car, a IW0 Ford, which struck the Tregoning car in the left front. Investigating officers said the Kearneysville family was heading north on the Flowing Springs road when an oncoming ear veered off the roadway and then slid back onto the highway, crossed the center line and struck the car in which the Tregonings were traveling. The driver of the car whieh struck the Tregoning car fled the scene before police arrived. Both vehicles were completely demolished, withthe damage to the Tregoning car, a 1977 Chevy Monte Cart0 listed at a trackrg police dog to the scene of the accident, but because of the rain which had fallen the dog was not able to track down the hit-and-run driver. Charles Town State Police are continuing their search for the unidentified driver. The bodies of the Tregoning family were removed to the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Ramon and Wednesday were transferred to the Smith-Fadley-Keeney and Basford Funeral Home in Frederick, Md., where arrangements are being handled for burial. E00ptian Embassy Official To Speak To Kiwanians Tonight MOSTAFA SHAKER EL-KHATIB Tonight's meeting of the Charles Town Kiwanis Club at the Towne House Restaurant will feature an address by Mostafa Shaker EI-Khatib, first for Commercial and mic Affairs, Embassy of F_,gypt, in Washington. Mr. EI-Khatib is also Arab Republic of Egypt delegate to the I .C.A.C. and chairman of the Commit*,e since 1977, and is a member of various Egyptian tR Harpers Ferry, and headed west on U.S. Route 340 east near Harpers Ferry, left the highway and struck the bicycle and its rider some four feet off the high- way. The biker was identified as Stuart Eden, d Tacoma Park, Md. He sustained lacerations and other injuries and was transported to Jefferson Memorial Hospital by Harpers Ferry Ambulance for treatment. Property damage was listed at, .only around $25 in the mishap, and Ault was cited for driving while under the influence and failure to obtain a West Virginia operator's license. by the cRizens of Shannondale. is intended to afford the citizens of that area and the Blue Ridge the opportunity to meet the candidates and to hear their views and ask questions. The candidates will speak from the steps of the Mountain Com. munity Center, weather per- mitting. Otherwise, the ac- t/vities will be held indoors. John Ward will introduce the speaker. The special guest for the oc- casion will be Agnes B, Thomas, a annondale resident, and a candidate to the General Assembly. Chairperson for the event is Mrs. Ralph Lomas, Refreshments will he served. It McAhoy, 37, of Halltown, ldt the roadway and crashed, causing $300 in property damage. This accident occurred on U.S. Route 340 east near Charles Town and McAbey was charged with driving udner the influence. At 7:10 aan. Sunday, a 1969- model car driven by Donald Gene Jenkins, 26, of Route 1, Washington, Va., and headed south on State Route 9 near Ranson, left the roadway and hit a fence. Little property damage was noted to the early-model car and about $30 damage was in. flicted on the fence. No charges have yet been placed in the accident. A fund drive is now underway in Jefferson County to raise a sum of at least $II,000.00 to get a Day Care Center in operation in the Charles Town and Ranson area and in the above picture the WXVA Housewives' Bowling League, Bertha Kelican, president,, is shown presenting a cheek to the Little People's Place, Inc., to Sylvia Wean and Joan Propps, directors of the Little People's Place, Inc. The local Ladies' Bowling League was one of the first organizations to contribute to this new project now underway in the county. A Little People's Place Day is being plammd for May 13, in the Charles Town and Ranson area, with the Charles Town Lions Center in Ranson, to be the headquarters for a radio-thon from 12:15 until 5:30. Pulmoary Resuscitation Program in coperation withthe West Virginia Heart Association and the Volunteer Firemens' Association of Jeffersm County. Better known as,CPR, Cardio Pulmonary RemseRatton is a technique easily immelvhich will enable any bystander tO help save the lives of anyone sud- denly stricken by a heart attack. The classes, which will total about 8 hours, will begin in June. Zeg Jefferson possible in this technique. for CPR are progress. delegatiom and conferences to UNCTAD, GATT, IBRD-IMF AND !CAC. Candidates' Rally Set at Race l00ack The Jefferson County Democratic Association will sponsor a Candidates' Rally at Shenandoah Downs Race Track ou Wednesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. Allstate and local partisan and non.partisan candidates are lnvtted to attend. Entertaiame and r're* meats will be provided. Further details will be available at a later date.