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19 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday April 27, 1978 24 Pages Per Copy - 15 Center Board Distributes Funds the Jefferson County Youth Center was sold to the Charles Is, the Youth Center Board of Directors has made a distribution of all for the proceeds of the sales to various youth activities in Leeds K. Riely, president of the Youth Center since its in- presentation and commented on how pleased she was with in which the Lions Center continued to operate for the benefit of /. The above picture is of the Board Members of the who were present when the distributions were made and of the various organizations who received checks. left to right, Ms. James Senseney; Ms. Tom Mentzer, vice- Mrs. Leeds K. Riely, president; Mrs. Kenneth Akers, treasurer; secretary, all being board members. to right -- Daryl Johnson, Lions Club president; Jim Bryan, Hospital; Hugh Crawford, board member; Q. D. Fleming, Parks and Recreation; Shirley M. Hunt, board member; board member; W. P. Perks, board member; Bishop Eugene Jefferson County Memorial Park; C. W. Postlethwaite, Old House; Norman Ballenger, Jefferson Little League; Miss Jefferson High School Band; Jim Staley, Jefferson County 4-H B0uchelle, Jefferson High School Chorus; Miss Cyndi Reese, SChool Thespians. received their check, they each expressed their gratitude Center for the continued support.  not present are MrS. Carl Auvil, Edward Chrisman, Mrs. John Basch and Joseph Christian, Jr. II Employees By Board m regular Monday to the and county with no school in the retiring in Raymond post of which prior to his of the Board contracts nOW ' COmpleted and 23 Who have year with several with who |a leave of the term. Clocks Ahead An Hour This Sunday Area residents will lose an extra hour of sleep between Saturday and Sunday when the tim reverts from Eastern Standard Time to Daylight Savings Time. Most residents' will move the hands on their clocks and watches forward one hour prior to retiring for the night, but Daylight Savings Time does not officially become effective until 2 a.m. Sunday. All churches in the county will be holding their services on Fast Time and then, come Monday, schools, businesses and in- dustries and all other facets of the community will switch to Daylight Savings Time operations. Daylight Savings Time will be effective through the last Sun- day in October when residents will regain that hour of lost sleeping time. Site of Candidates Rally Is Changed To C. T. Turf Club The site of the Jefferson County Democratic Association's Candidates Rally Retail Mercl00Wi-,0000 .... hasPresident Oliver as called a meeting of all Charles Town Retail Merchants. The meeting will be held Friday, Shepherdstown Plan Ilmpressive "Loyalty Day" Will be Outlined April 28, at 2 p.m. at the Civic Center. Please make every effort to attend this meeting. President Kastle will he inactive for two months and much important business will be discussed. The Shepherdstown Town Plan will be outlined and public comments received at a public hearing to he held tonight at Town Hall, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Plan, which has been in preparation for over two years, contains an analysis of current problems and future needs of the town, together with policies for future development. Copies of the proposed Future Land Use Map and of major sections of the Plan will he distributed at the hearing, ac- cording to E. G. Moreland, Jr., chairman of the Shepherdstown Planning Commission. "The Plan should be of great interest to all citizens, as it concerns housing, commercial development, historic preser- vation, recreation and parks, streets and highways, and all aspects of town development," Moreland said. Comments and recom- mendations of citizens will he heard at this meeting, and the Plan will be revised, as necessary, to accomedate these views before recommended to the Town Council for final adoption. Moreland said that the Planning Commission, which will hold the public hearing, expects to complete work on the Plan in May and refer it to the Town Council for adoption in June. The Plan will be carried out by a new zoning ordinance on which the Planning Commission is also working at this time. "The Commission is representative of different Chosen H0mmq Chief of SVFD MARY JANE MARTIN Mary Jane Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Martin, has been selected as Honorary Fire Chief of the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department. She will appear with the fire department at numerous parades and events during the next year, the first being the Firemen's Parade at the Win- chester Apple Blossom Festival next week. Mary Jane is a junior at Jefferson High School. Posters Put On Power Poles Illegally Signs and posters, particularly those of candidates in the u coming elections, are being groups andpoints of view in our attached illegally to Potomac town and has tried to .in: Eson poles in West Virginia, !eorpore suggestions recelv 2 ,.'oto'ac Edison ,,,ant, the at previous .... public meetings and [ .:sp. stopped andtlie sgi ns from individual mez',s m the | aeady vosted remQved Town Plan,' Mor&ar/d said [ - -- " . . G. E. Honk, Potomac Edlson "However, we are anxious to |Safety Administration, says a have thebroadestpossibleinput|Lineman could be injured ann comment before the Plan is ] severely if the spttrs he uses to fmmhed and sent to the Council /chin -ies stn "e n .... ' b po "k o e of nail, for final passage," he added, used to attach the pssters, Honk Members of the Planning Commission include Jerry Bucey, Guy Frank, Arthur Prather, Wayne Skinner, Newton Washington, and Reva White, says the nail may cause the Lineman's spur to "cut out" and the Lineman to fall. He points out that West Virginia law requires the consent of the property owner (PE)  " Shannondale Club To Be Sold To Non.Profit Resident Group Directors of the recently-formed Shannondale Club Ltd. are shown above and include, left to right, William Gribbin, membership chairman; Harry Smith, financial chairman; Cornelia Gribbin, board secretary; William White, activities chairman; John Schwenzer, treasurer; Francis Lyle, president; and James Owens, vice-president. Board members not shown are William Schroder and Ca,al Davenport. (Photo by Loren Dickey) The Shannondale Club and all River and the Virginia State property owners of Shan- Program To Be Presented In Charles Town Sunday New Solar Heated Page Jackson School To Be Topic Program00 For Cou nty's First Su n Day The new solar heated Page classes in the Fall. Jackson Elementary School and Superintendent Frazier has a slide presentation of con- followed construction closely struction details by County and will give a slide presentation School Superintendent, describing the solar building at Raymond H. Frazier, will 3:30 p.m. May 3 in the Board celebrate the first Sun Day, Room of the Board of Education Wednesday, May 3. Sun Day will Offices in Charles Town. At the be observed in every sbate to .conclusion of Mr. Frazier's HARLEY O. STAGGERS recognize the importance of the presentation the group will drive The third annual Loyalty Day sun as the world's ultimate out to inspect the new school. It program will be staged in energy sourde. In Jefferson is located about one mile from Charles Town Sunday afternoon, County this observance is being Charles Town opposite the April 30 at 2 p.m. in the sponsored by the Harpers Ferry junction of Old Cave Road and auditorium of the Wright Denny District Environmental Council. Route 340. " School, and indications are that The Page Jackson School is the first school to be constructed This will be a public meeting programit will beto anothermark theimpressiVeoccasion. with roof solar beating units for and the Environmental Council Mrs. Isabel Albright, energy conservation. The invites all interested persons to Americanism Chairman of the building is nearing completion observe the nation's first Sun Auxiliary of the Veterans of and is expected to be ready for Day by their attendance. Foreign Wars  Post, 3522, in Charles Town, the sponsoring Steven Cline Wins Top State organization for the program, has lined up some impressive speakers for the program and Honors In Bdck Masonff; Goes there will be a Loyalty Day Queen crowned and a number of special awards Iresented, one To Nationals In Alaba00 outstanding community leader ....... !eda years There ted eng with the presentation of two Amer/oan Flags which have been flown over the nation's capitl building in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Odessa Snyder, an outstanding Jeffh'son Counf' Educator and a member of the faculty of Jefferson High School, will he the principal program speaker. Congressman Harley O. Staggers, of this Second Congressional District, will also speak briefly and crown the 1978 Loyalty Day Queen. Others who will deliver brief remarks on the program will be Gen. Garley Mooney, superintendent of the West Virginia Department of High- ways; Capt. David Blaney, of the United States Recruiting Service; Eugene E. Penwell, District No. 4, Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; Ray Sencindiver, of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs; Mrs. Carolyn M. Snyder, director of the Governor's Regional Office in Martinsburg; and D. Lee Morgan, chief of the Shepherd- Steven Ciine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cline, of 504 S. Church Street, Charles Town, and a post-secondary student at the James Rumsey Vocational Technical Center near Mar- tinsburg, won the state-wide competition in brick masonry held April 7 in Clarksburg, W. Va., and the right to compete in the National competition in Birmingham, Alabama on June 20. In addition to winning the state honor, Steven was awarded a gold medal which he is shown wearing in the above photo, along with a $50 check and $100 m masonry tools. Steven had Three Of Five Indicted In previously won the competition stown Volunteer Fire Depart. at the James Rumsey School and ment, who will speak nn behalf the right to participate in the of the county's volunteer fire state meet. companies. Steven, a graduate of Jef- The Rev. Wyman Hail, pastor fersnn High School, is in his first of the Charles Town Baptist year of brick masonry studies at Church, will deliver the in- James Rumsey and he plans to vocation and benediction for the enroll again next year and program and Francis Morgan, hopefully study stone masonry, of Shepherdstown, will serve as The state and national corn- bugler for the program. petition is sponsored by the A group of the young people ef Vocational Industrial Clubs of the community known as the America. Youth of Today and Leaders of Tomorrow, organized several Bruce Ellis, instructor of years ago by the Veterans of Masonry at the James Rumsey Foreign Wars Post and Center, will fly with Steven to Auxiliary of Charles Town, will the Birmingham competition, also have a brief part in the with Lori Fadeley, 1977.Loyalty Day Queen, making the pvesentatiou of floral bouquets to some special guests, has been changed to the Charles Town Turf Club, Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. All State and county partisan and non-partisan candidates have been invited and will be given an opportunity to speak briefly. Entertainment will be provided by the Jefferson High School Jazz Band and refresh- ments will be available. Tickets for the event are $2 per person and may be obtained from the Assessor's Office in the Court House, from Roger Ramey, Bianca James or Shirley Hunt in Charles Town, Margaret Harris in Harpers Ferry or Marjorie Johnston in Kearneysville. recreational facilities of the Shannondaie Community have been offered to a group of Jef- ferson County residents, it was announced this week. According to Francis W. Lyle, president of the new cor- poration, known as Shannondaie Club Ltd., plans are under way to renovate the substantial club building, swimming pool, tennis courts, camping and picnic areas. The new, non-profit, private club, located in the historic Blue Ridge Mountains of Jefferson County, will open in early summer this year under new management. Originally developed by the Charles M. Jobmon family, the Shannondale Community con- sists of approximately 5,000 acres between the Shenandoah line. A special citizens' com- mittee was appointed early this year to study the feasibility of purchasing the club from the Johnsons. Representatives of Citizens of Shannondaie, Inc., Homeowners AssoCiation, Womens' Club, Garden Club, Hunting and Fishing Club and other in. terested groups completed their surveys in March. A neweorperatlon was formed and negotiated the purchase of the club and related facilities this week. The purchase in. dudes the 65 acre lake and dam as well as all recreational facilities in Shannoudaie. According to William V. White, president of Citizens of Shannondaie, Inc., "This is a great day for the residents and nondale. The dream that we might some day own our own clubhouse and recreation facilities is about to come true." More than 3000 property owners in Shannoudale received special mailings recently, in- forming them of the opportunity to purchase shares and join the new club. Membership aD- plications are also being ac- cepted from individuals and companies who de not own property in Shannondale. Details of the purchase- membership prospectus may he obtained by writing to Shaw nondale Club Ltd., Rt. 2, Bo.406, Harpers Ferry, W. Va. 25425 or ealli any member of the Board of Directors. Incorporators and directors of the new club include Turn to Page 6 Jefferson Court Plead Guilty When arraignments were held Wednesday, April 19, by Judge Vance E. Sencindiver in Jef- ferson County Circuit Court, only three of the five persons indicted by the Grand Jury on Tuesday, April 18, were present. One of the defendants pleaded guilty as charged in the in- dictment and two pied not guilty as charged. Jimmy Dean Curnette, pied guilty to the charge of breaking and entering at the N. & F. Launderoenter, and his case was referred to the Probation and Parole officer for a pre- sentencing investigation. Marshall Leroy Breeden, pleaded not guilty to a previous The American Flags will he presented to the Bank of Charles Town and the Wright Denny indictment of grand larceny School, Members of Boy Scout Troop his case was set for trial on May No. 39 of Ranson, headed by 12. Robert Lanham, waived the reading of the indictment charging him with joy-riding, a misdemeanor charge, to which he pied not guilty. His trial has committeemen Bill Viands, as leader and members Joe Martin, Tim Martin, Tony Braithwaite, Jimmy Mangold, Patrick Omlter and Charles Dozier, will serve as ushers for the program. been set for May 11. He was Mrs. Beverly Jonas, la'eident represented by Attorney of the VFW Auxiliary, will Wendell Reed. program with the Capias were also ordered for the apprehension # Gary D. Pearson, indicted on a misdemeanor charge of breaking and entm'ing a bus; and also for James E. Brown indicted on grand larceny of an automobile. Tm To Page s special award to be Mrs. Albright. The significance of Iyalty which came into being in his country with the passage of Public Law  on July 18, 1958, under the strong spon- Turn To Page 6