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CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday April 20, 1978 20 Pages Per Copy. 15 New Cliffside Motor Inn in Operation After $2 Million Expansion Project i!i!" I'. se was held' this to officially open million Cliffside _..Pansion, a Best ity, shown above. r. and Mrs John 'i weMr" and Mrs. Bill ;Omed over 300 yOpen house, at got a chance to ,"t,_ .eXnsion project ."ansformed the old ta n ultra-modern ntains a total of smaller dining areas for ac- comodating smaller groups. One of the features of the new facility is a lounge specializing in gourmer food. Also, an indoor swimming pool with poolside facilities has been installed to handle 230 people. This is in addition to an outdoor swimming pool. In the family dining room, a balcony for outdoor dining has been provided for those who enjoy the out-of-doors when 434 for receptions. It can be divided into three separate units for various groups. Also planned are tennis courts for the convenience of guests, this a plus since the Cliffside hosts many groups and in- dividuals who are sightseeing at the National Historical Park nearby. Always a leader in lodging, Best Western motels, of which the new Cliffside is affiliated, maintains guest rooms that are conditioning controls for each room and color television. The three-floor expansion project also features its own in- house laundry service, as well as plans for coin-operated laun- dering facilities for the con-J venience of guests. Also planned is a game room for youngsters on the lower level of the building. At present, the Cliffside can handle well over 200 automobiles in its parking facilities. The owners are also planning: Two Accidents Cause $3,550 Property Loss Two accidents investigated by the local detachment of State Police on Saturday resulted in a total of $3,550 in property damage and a charge in one of the mishaps. The most serious, involving $3,100 in property damage, occurred at 9:40 a.m. on State Route 9 north in front of Woodland Trailer Park and involved a 1965-rondel truck operated by Ronald Lee Long, 28, of Route 1, Martinsburg, and a late-model vehicle being driven by Tammy L. Henry, 17, of Chrles Town. Authorities said that the Henry auto palled from the trailer park into the path of the oncoming truck, which is owned by George S. Orr, Jr., 18, of Martinsburg, who was also a passenger. A passenger in the Henry vehicle, 12-year-old Kathy Smith, of Charles Town, and Tammy Henry, complained of pain after the crash but had no visible injuries. Neither were taken to a hospital for ob- servation. Tammy Henry was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way. The second accident occurred at 11:30 a.m. on State Route 9 south of Charles Town, when a 1974-model auto operated by Sherry Elaine Oft, 21, of Route 2, to convert the old dining facility i ! additi weather permits, spacious and comfortable, into a gift shop in the future. Charles Town, crested a hill, and thr on has a total of The lower level of the new Among the items of interest are Overall, the total cost of the turned her car to avoid a line of /[' Snall meeting Cliff side contains a ballroom oversize double or king-sized expansion and construction and traffic backed up for State Road / ]Let tin. lounge, a with a capacity of around 300 beds, carpeting throughout, renovation of additional features Commission construction. / and two persons for banquets and up to individual heating and air may reach $2.25 million. When the Ott vehicle turned, it sideswiped a roadside utility IT, ' lO" sewn0000 "" " " " 00le' ' Studen.ts Win Cety-Cog .,,,,. ,n IllUme .tmI traveled abt SOfeet further __  chS,, e placed in the misp. ' 0000Victo 'on IGreg Mazzmi Joins for a meeting between County Math Competiti n a Proposal Mrs.J00H. SnFler A 00ntative date has been sei ISpeaker For Loyalty IN REGIONAL MATH CONTEST are the three top Regional Jefferson County's Secondary thematics Field Day staged I,I, at Circleville High School in are as shown above, front row, ala, Fourth grade winner, who is . trophy which was presented to School system for the students made in the contest; Fifth grade winner. Back row, A. j. Shiben, 7th grade winner and of Secondary Schools for who accompanied the group to AZZONI competition, in which the Jef- ferson students dominated. Though competing in only six of the 10 grade-level categories, the County contingent of 4th through 9th grade students easily out- polluted rival teams (all of whom included high school students) to earn a trip to the state finals at Marshall University in Hun- tington, April 29-30. Accompanied by Secondary Schools Supervisor Kent Shock and principals John Richey, Bill Willingham and Bob Sherman County students participated in esoteric-sounding areas such as Estimation Computation, Mental Math, Combo, and Math Relays. Turn To Page Spirit of Jefferson As News Reporter GREGORY MAZZONI Gregory "Greg" Mazzoni, of Weirton, W. Va., joined the news staff of the Spirit of Jefferson Advocate Thursday, April 13, as a general news reporter. Greg is winding up on a Master's Degree in Journalism from the West Virginia University School of Journalism, having received a BS Degree in political science from WVU in 1973. Prior to coming to Jefferson County to live and work, Greg served as information director for the West Virginia University College of Mineral and Energy Resources, editor of an alumni publication, did feature articles, speech and press release writing and was a reporter on the WVU Daily Anthenaeum, and managing editor of the Fourth Estatesman of the WVU School of Journalism. He is a member of the Kappa Tau Alpha, national jonrnalism honorary; was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and served as vice- president of the fraternity in 1973. Greg resides on State Route 45 near the Berkeley and Jefferson County line. Paper Drive Tues. Members of the Charles Town Lions Club will hold their monthly scrap paper drive Tuesday, April 25. Anyone in Ranson or Charles Town having old newspapers and magazines to contribute should tie them in bundles and place them at the curb in front of their home or business by 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the drive will be used by l the Lions in their many com- munity proects. Commission and Charles Town [Day rmm Apd130 officials for discussion of a proposal to update the city's sewage system. An engineer from Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff Charleston engineering firm that is conducting the sewage study, will explain the proposal at a public meeting in the County Courtroom Wednesday, April 26, i at 11:00 a.m. Though the engineer is ex- pected to recommend ac. ceptance of the study's first phase, no official vote will he taken, emphasized David Ash, Commission administrative assistant. Rather, the meeting Will serve to familiarize of- ficials with the study and to determine whether Commission or Charles Town -- or both -- will supervise further study, Ash said. Backed by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency and a loan from the state i Water Quality Commission Commission contracted the study. By examining city records and comparing the system's flow at slack periods (such as in the early morning or late night) with periods of heavy use, the firm has determined that an influx of ground water and rain water flows through the system creating overflows at the filtration plant, according to Charles Town City Manager Robert Cain. Candidates' Rally Plans Finalized The Jefferson County Democratic Association has finalized plans for the Can- dldates' Rally which will be held at Shenandoah Downs Race Track on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. All state and county partisan and non-partisan candidates have been invited and will be given a brief opportunity to speak. Entertainment will be provided by the Jefferson High School Jazz Band. Refreshments will be available. MRS. JAMES H. SNYDER Mrs. James H. Snyder, an English teacher at Jefferson High School, and a resident of the Summit Point section Jefferson County, will be the principal speaker for the third annual Loyalty Day program to be presented Sunday afternoon April 30, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Wright Denny School in Charles Town. Mrs. Isabel Albright, chair- man of the Americanism Committee of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Post 3522, Charles Town, said this week a number of other prominent personalities will appear in the program and a number of special awards will be presented. More details con- cerning the full program will be published in the next issue of this newspaper, Mrs. Albright stated. Mrs. Snyder, who has long been recognized as one of the outstanding speakers and also English teachers in this county and this section, is originally from Kentucky. She married James H. Snyder, a Jefferson County dairy farmer. Mrs. Snyder received her A.B. Degree from Berea College after attending Shepherd College. She has a son, Nick, who is also a graduate of Shepherd College, and is now in partnership with Mrs. Snyder has spoken to Tickets for the rally are $2.00 many and various civic groups per person and n be obtained [ throughout the Tri-State area, from the Assessor s Office in th [ with her primary interest having Court House. There will be n0[ been for years, and still is, tickets at the door. '] relating to the young people. Only Five Indictments /00gainst Five Persons Returned ByGrand Jurors Bank of Charles Town Aids Fund for Fairgrounds Barn Henry E. Jovanelly, vice-president, Bank of Charles Town, above right, presents to J. P. Burns, Jr., president, Jefferson County Fair Association, a chk for a substanti amount to be used toget a nd drive startedfor the co structi0pLa Show and Safe,barn at the Jel ferson County Fagrounds on the Leetown Road. Intended to be used year-round as a sheltered area with a seating capacity of about 200, the building in its barest form is expected to cost about $10,000 with $7,500 to be raised by June before construction can begin. Labor for the building will likely be provided by members and friends of the Jefferson County Fair. To date, $3,750 has been donated or pledges by 15 sources, including the Bank of Charles Town, Kim Brown, Robert R. Smith, Ill, Donald T. Phillips, Dr. Barbara Moulton, Robert W. Butler, Mrs. Nellie Owens, Melvin Roderick, Dr. Dale D. Keyser, Peoples Bank of Charles Town, Henry B. Davenport, Ill, the Lyle Tabb family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sardone, Blakeley Bank and Trust, Wysong Brothers and W. E. Henslmw. Howard N. Clendening Honored Again By Masons Howard N. Clendening, of East Liberty Street, Charles Town, who was presented one of the highest honors of the Masonic Order last November, was accorded another high honor last Thursday evening by members of Malta Lodge No. 80 Charles Town, of which he has long been an active member and is past-master of the local lodge and District Deputy Lecturer of the 15th Masonic District. A sizeable delegation of the lodge gathered at the Lodge Hall The Grand Jury of the April term of the CLrcuit Court d Jefferson County went through the shortest period of present- ment deliberations in many years, ff not the shortest ever Tuesday, finishing up their work by shortly after the noon hour by bringing in a total of only five indictments against five per- sons, three of them for felony charges and two for misdemeanor offenses. Jefferson County Prosecutor Robert Skinner had said last week the Grand Jury session was expected to be light since he planned to make presentments against only seven persons for felonies and one for a misdemeanor offense. Only eight witnesses had been summoned to testify before the Grand Jurors. The indictments returned Tuesday by the Grand Jurors were as follows: Clarence E. Beyd, a felony on a charge of armed robbery against Stephen :Roth from whom he allegedly [took $140.00. Jimmy Dean Curnette, a felony which occurred in January in connection with a I breaking and entering at the N & F Laundracenter Corp. I James F. Brown, a felony [ offense allegedly committed last } Pehr,ary when h lt a stolen ar at .,ou c  r-.. Inc., near Charles ToW, and drove off wRh a car beiongh'g to that company. Ga D. Pearson, a misdemeanor indictment in connection with a breaking and entering in January 1978, of a bus belonging to Stanley Eye. Robert Lee Lanham, indicted on a misdemeanor charge of unlawful use of a car belonging to Ardith Moats, last December, 1977. Arraignment of those indicted was to have taken place Wed- nesday morning and the trial docket set for the April term of court by presiding Judge Vance E. Sencindiver. Cases from previous terms I court expected to be Included at his term are: that of Allen Bennett, charged with delivering a controlled sub- stance to an undercover agent; the cases of Tyrone Wayne Hill and Arthur Davis, listed together on an indictment for fraud; and Clarence Doleman, indicted on a malicious assault charge. Capias have also been issued for Marshall Loroy Breeden and Charles F. Haynes, indicted last year, who failed to appear for arraignment following their indictment. Prior to the start of the Grand Jury presentments Tuesday morning, Judge Seneindiver made his customary charge to the Grand Jurors, calling the Jury System. "one of the last true Democratic functions in the country." In his charge to the 14 men and two women, Judge Sencindiver pointed out that the Grand Jury is an investigative body and have full authority to investigate any matter arising in the county. his father at Shenstono Farm. in Charles Town to see the un- Sbe alsohasa daughter, Beth, a veiling of and placing in the veterinarian in Alabama. Lodge Hall, a hand-painted portrait of Howard, a replica o the one taken when he was coronated as a 33rd degree Mason in a most impressive ceremony at the Scottish Rite Temple in Washington, D.C. In the above picture, Craig Kastle, Worshipful Master of Malt Ledge, is shown to the extreme left with Howard Clendening, holding the portrait along with Earl H. Robinson, right, Grand l Master of Masons for all of West Virginia, who came here to have a part in the presentation of the picture. The picture has since been placed in the ante-room o Malta Lodge. About 100 persons from all parts of the District, and others from districts in Maryland and Virginia Lodges, attended the affair. Another feature of the evening was the recognition of two 50- year members of Malta Lodge, Guy Davis and Owen Cn. They were also cited for their long and faithful service to the Lodge and Masonry in general. (Photo by Tim Sinn) t Given runner Sunday About 200 friends and sup- porters of Mrs. Bianca James, Jefferson County's represen- tative in the West Virginia House of Delegates from this 36th delegate district, honored her at a buffet dinner held Sunday night, April 16, at Hilltop House in Harpers Ferry. Mrs. James, who is filling out the unexpired term in the house of delegates held by Mrs. Carolyn Snyder, wire reaigned, is seeking election to the office. WEATHER,,. Period Thursday through Sunday: swers at the #,,.,  a,e we,=z, .,a again on y. Cool tem- peratures will prevail, with highs between 51 and 62 and ntghme tows in the Ulm 's to mid 40's.