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2 SPIRITOF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1978 TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS There are two important events coming up this weekend in Jefferson County, which we encourage everyone who can possibly do so to participate in. The 23rd annual House and Garden Tour will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., which shows off historic homes and places in both Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. And the third annual "Loyalty Day" program to be staged Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Wright Denny School on West Congress Street in Charles Town. The annual tour of private homes and historical sites in not only historic Jefferson County, but neigh- boring Berkeley County, is much more than just a chance to visit some 20 different places not normally open to the public. It is also a long-standing vehicle by which the Shenandoah-Potomac Garden Council raises funds used in the restoration of historic sites in the two counties. Since the first tour was conducted some 23 years ago, this project has grown consistently year after year in popularity, and the sponsoring organization has raised thousands of dollars, most of which has been poured back into the movement to make Jef- ferson countians and outsiders from miles around conscious of the great historical value of homes, sites and gardens in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties. This unparalleled success is a joint result of the tour's ever increasing popularity and the generosity of the homeowners who have opened their homes and gardens to the public for viewing. This 1978 tour offers some eight historic homes, and or, places on the tour for the first time. Tickets for the tour will be available at any of the homes and sites being shown at $2 apiece, and that's a very small price to pay, considering the attractive homes on the tour and the valuable use to which the Historic Garden Week proceeds are directed. Persons can take this tour on Sunday and still have ample time to make it to the Wright Denny School in Charles Town by 2 p.m., for the big and impressive Loyalty Day program being staged there by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary of Charles Town. While the first day of May has been designated by Public Law 85-529 as Loyalty Day, the local VFW Post ,ld their ladies have the first two years staged this program either on the Saturday or Sunday which fell closest to May 1. This Loyalty Day in Charles Town and Jefferson County, like the two that preceded it, will be filled with activities designed to involve the community in an overt display of loyalty to flag and country. Therefore, every loyal citizen of the community and county who can possibly do so, should at least take the time to be a part of what :is expected to be the best Loyalty Day observance ever held in Jefferson County. In these times of global political turbulence, Americans should take the time to pause and ask themselves, "What have we done and what are we going to do now to demonstrate to the world just how we feel about our county -- we think the greatest ever in the world." The United States is the one nation that has held high the light of liberty and asked nothing of other nations except that they send us their huddled masses who yearn to be free. We must pledge ourselves to maintain this free society in which loyalty is, and must always be encouraged and respected. For, without loyalty, the United States cannot long sur- vive. Make a special effort to be a part of this Loyalty Day in Jefferson County by being at Wright Denny School in Charles Town on Sunday afternoon. I I I . ] I I| I I I, I News Of Other Years- I0 -- YEARS AGO -- I0 the First Infantry Division of the Mrs. C. William Moore, of U.S. Army in Vietnam; Harry Charles Town, is installed as Bell Nicodemus, 81, of Rippon, West Virginia State Regent of dies in the Winchester Memorial the National Society of the Hospital; Evarts W. Morrow, 77, Daughters of the American dies in Naples, Fla., after a Revolution when the prolonged illness organization met in Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Norman Howell is named by the Jefferson County Board of Education, as head football coach at the Charles Town Junior High School, filling the vacancy created when head grid Coach Harry Barker asks to be relieved of all coaching Miss Sandra yers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H. Byers, of Shepherdstown, is the Honorary Fire Chief of the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Company. MARRIED: Miss Rebecca Jane Miller of Craigsville, and Mr. James Calvin Whittington; Miss Eva Offic, ial Publication of Jefferson County DEATHS: Sara Lynn Bragdon, of Bakerton, dies in the Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md., after being in ill health for three months; Walter Edward Herr, 70, of Annapolis, Md., dies at Anne Arundel General Hospital in -- Established 1844 -- EDITORIALS / OPINIONS MAX BROWN- Editor DON RENTCH - News Editor Remember The Panama Canal On Tuesday, April 18, the United States Senate, under the most extreme pressure from President Jimmy Carter, and also against the wishes of a great majority of the American people, voted to give the Panama Canal to a leftist unelected military dictator, Gen. Omar Torrijos. Now whether you "give a hoot" about whether the Canal had any national security value to the United States, every taxpayer in Jefferson County and the United States should remember that "Dark Day" of April 18, 1978, because make no mistake about it, the Congressional act is going to cost you many of your good hard earned tax dollars, which will be going into the pockets of the Panamanian military dictator instead of into your pockets. Yes, billions of dollars of your hard earned wages in the form of taxes, will be used by the American Government to pay the tremendous cost of giving the canal away. And this dipping of their hands into your pocket for tax dollars by the some 68 of the 100 U.S. Senators who voted for the ratification of the Canal treaties, should really make you think every time you look at the Federal tax deduction on your Withholding slip. Yes, for the first time in the history of the United States, one of your elected U.S. Senatorial representatives, Robert Byrd, not only went against the wishes of a majority of you and voted to give away what we believe to be a vital part of the United States Security perimeter, but heaped insult upon injury to American pride and security by agreeing to use a part of your tax dollars to pay Gen. Torrijos to take the Canal. President Carter has admitted that upwards of some $600-million will be paid at the outset to the little dictator general to take the canal. And so you can be sure this cost will be much higher, possibly a billion dollars at least. And this will be only the beginning of payments to the Panamanian Government. Many millions, and possibly even as much as $3-billion dollars in American tax dollars, will probably be paid out to help meet the operating costs of the Canal in the next 20 or soyears. Billions that could be put to much better use!'he in ais,countrycproviding facilities and 'services our people so'badly as homes, jobs, health and sick benefits, etc. It has been roughly estimated that the United States will pay the Panamanian dictatorship government up- wards of $3-billion to within the next 22 years. And aside from the continuing payout of American dollars and the relinquishing of United States Rights and property in the Panama Canal Zone, as well as what many who should know, regard as a serious im- pairment of U.S. National Security, the recently signed treaties provide no compensation to the United States for the loss of this tremendous investment in the Canal. It doesn't take a jingolistic mentality to be very concerned about the long-range impact of the turning of the Panama Canal over to the leftist dictator either from the standpoint of cost to the taxpayers of this country, or the impact on the vital security interests. But the thing has been done and we now can an- ticipate the consequences. We hope that in the future all of you taxpayers will well remember what hap- pened on April 18, 1978, and the President and the Senators who engineered this "give-away" act. provement Association, with C. J. Cavalier, vice-president; Max Derr, treasurer; William Walker and Abner Hockensmith, directors. Miss Joyce Grim, Harpers Ferry High School senior, is the winner of the Teacher Training Scholarship Fund of $500. MARRIED: Miss Anna Mac Penwell, of Ranson, and Mr. Calvin Heslin, of Berryville, Va. DEATHS: ' Mrs. Alice O. Reinhart, 75, dies at her home in Shepherd- .responsibilities. Lea Marie Burkhart and stown; Howard Clagett Swaim, Miss DianeMumaw, daughter Leonard Hopkins, both of 73, of Shepherdstown, dies in of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hightstown. King's Daughters Hospital; Mumaw, is selected "Miss The Charles Town boys tennis Floyd B. Simons, 24, dies at his Harpers Ferry 1968" at the team opens its 1968 season by home in Ranson; William annual Charm Revue, sponsored blanking host St. James of Franklin Heishman, 73, dies at his home in Leetown; Edward by the Harpers Ferry Band nearby Hagerstown, by a score Boosters Association. of 9-0; in a preliminary match Russell Welsh, 76, retired far- played prior to the main match, mer of the county, dies in the Charles Town again blanked St. local hospital. James by a score of 3-0. 30--YEARSAGO--50 In the opening action of the Construction is begun in Jefferson County Softball Ranson on the Potomac Light League, Wilt's batsmen hurled and Power Company's $25,000 addition to its building on North George Street in Charles Town. MARRIED: Miss Carrie Lee Swlmley, of Brucetown, Va., and Mr. George M. Beitzhoover, Jr., of Charles Town; Miss Pattie Beatrice Pace of Charlottesville, Va., and Mr. Edgar Leslie Hann,' of Charles Town; Dr. Elizabeth Sarah Linsen, of Charles Town, and Mr. Robert Charles Ford, of Rockland, Mass. DEATHS: Thomas Jefferson Gray dies at the home of his daughter near Mt. Mission; Miss Sadie Creighton Tabb dies at her home near Leetown; Mr. George Staubs, of Silver Grove, dies in Newton D. Baker Hospital; Mr. Esan Grim dies at his home at the Byrd Orchard; Mary Susan Hopewell dies at her home in Shepherdstown. to a victory of 10-0 over the Jaycees; in the other half of the twinbill played at the Park diamond, the gstle batsmen Annapolis; Preston Wilder scored a 7-4 victory over the Feagans, 83, of Charles Town, Delmonico team. dies in King's Daughters The Charles Town High Hospital; Roy E. Mayo, of Santa baseballers lose a baffle to the Barbera, Calif., dies after Martinsburg High Bulldogs, suffering a sudden illness; Oscar with a final score of 6-0. L. Hoce, 79, of Middleway, Va., The Shepherdstown High dies in the Winchester Memorial track and field team score a Hospital; Mrs. Monica Mac decisive victory over Harpers Webb, 79, of Bolivar, dies in Ferry andWilliamsport, Md., in Middlesex Hospital, New a triangular meet at Shepherd- Brunswick, N.J.; Army stown. Specialist Fourth Class Jerry 20 -- YEARS AGO -- 20 Wayne Dillow, 19, of Charles Robert W. McCormick is Town is killed in action while elected president of the with the 4th of Panhandle Herd Ira- 50-- YEARS AGO -- 50 John A. Chew, formerly of this county, is elected vice president of the Warner Chemical Com- pany in New York. P0whatan Students View Shakespeare Powhatan School students were on the road last week. Eighth grader's viewed Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Arena Stage in Washington, 7th grader's viewed The Merchant of Venice at the Hartke Theatre of Catholic University, and the 3rd grader's spent two days in Jamestown, Colonia Williamsburg and Yorktown according to Powhatan head master Donald Niemann. Faculty of the school discussed the plays in detail with students before and after the performances The students were accompanied to Washington by Niemann, Robert D. Bell, Mrs. Sheila B. Burke Mrs. Noelle Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. J. Douglas Moler, Mrs. Louis B. Athey, Dr. and Mrs. W. Reynolds Legge, Jr., and Mrs. Donald E. Packard. The Jamestown tour was planned by Mrs. Dino Morgoglione, 3rd-grade teacher. Students visited Jamestown Festival Park, the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg and the Yorktown battlefield. Winners In Charles Town Bridge Play April 20, 1978 of an in-patient or residential Spirit of Jefferson facility? Jails are no place to Charles Town, W. Va. An editorial in the Evening Journal on April 20, 1978, urged use of a portion of the present Veterans Administration Center, Martinsburg, as a state hospital for the Eastern Panhandle. A preceding editorial November 18, 1976, was in agreement at that time with a group of interested citizens who presented a proposal to convert a portion of the old hospital into a State mental hospital to serve eastern West Virginia. The closest present institution is at Weston, 225 miles from here. Upon inquiry in 1976, U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd stated that there is a possibility that "when the Veterans Ad- ministration Hospital in Mar- tinsburg has been replaced by new construction, the existing building or a part thereof he donated by the Federal Government to serve as a State- supported hospital." Senator Byrd further stated that "when Federal structures become superfluous to the needs of Federal agencies, they are of- fered to State and local govern- ments." In this case, he said it would be necessary for West Virginia Department of Mental Health to apply for donation of property. Dr. M. Mitchell Bateman, Director of the Department of Mental Health at that time, replied to the above information by the following letter dated November 17, 1978: This is in reference to your letter of October 11, 1976, con- cerning the possibility of acquiring part of the V. A. fonfine a sick person, half-way houses are not the answer, and most hospitals refuse to provide such a unit. State and Federal funds have been available for educational, historical and cultural needs why not for mental health needs? Interested citizens can do no more than hope that our State representatives will stimulate action to provide an Eastern West Virginia State Hospital. Sincerely yours, Jess G. Hunter Mrs. H. H. Hunter 214 E. Congress St. Charles Town, W. Va. Deadline Set For Registration May 22 Summer classes in seven academic fields will be offered in two terms at Shepherd College between May 22 The reg May 22 for the Term, July 5 fol Summer Term night classes. The Democratic Candidate For Jefferson County Commission Kabletown District A lifelong resident and businessman who has always worked for the progress of Jefferson County and it's people. Resident of Old Cave Road, RFD], Charles Town. PHONE: 725-5321. Ai)ril El-IT Pol. Ad by the Candidate Five pairs shared in the Master Point awards Wed- nesday night at the duplicate bridge competition in the Charles Town Civic Center. First place went to Dick Bowers- Yin Catozella, Nancy Roth-Judy Moler were second; John and Jane Duffy came in third, and tied for fourth were Peggy Lacy- Luella Smith and Don Hudson- Center in Martinsburg for the use of a facility for the mentally ill in the Eastern Panhandle. We have taken this proposal under advisement in studying the needs of the mentally ill in the Eastern Panhandle and finding solutions to these problems. I would like to express my appreciation for your interest John Allen. DEATHS: UMrs. Margat Oft dies at the home of her mother in Rippon; Adam L. Link dies at his home in Duffields; Walter R. Nicewarner, B&O station agent in MillviUe for many years, dies at his home there; lrs. Margaret A. Hill dies at the home of a daughter near Wheatland; John P. Painter, of Reedson, dies at the home of his father-in-law at Deck's Cross Reads; Charles Whitmore dies in Weston. and continued efforts in . alleviating the needs of the mentally handicapped. Best personal regards. Also at that time Governor John D. Rockefeller IV, also pledged support in provision of more and better programs for lower income, disabled, and elderly citizens. Day care treatment programs within the community en- vironment are excellent for 'patients undergoing out-patient psychiatric treatment but what about patients who are unable to cope, - patients who are in need summer terms. in a double room i including meal $211.00, plus will vary semester-hours, whether the or out-of-state. Students not enrolled must mission by May summer class obtained by 207.4183 First term will 22 to June 23; Language Development meet eight hours i 23. Second term will I July 5 and July 27. HE DID IT BEFORE HE CAN DO and on 6:00 p.m. SPIRIT of JEFFERSON Farmer's ESTABLISHED 1844 MAX BROWN DON EDITOR-PUBLISHER Published Every Week at The JEFFERSON PUBLISHING CO. 210 North George Street CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. 25414 SUBSCRIPTION Price: $7.50 Second Class Postage at U.S.J CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. 25414 Cha:iges of Address. Undeliverable Copies, Subscriptions and Other Mail Items Are P.O. BOX 231 CHARLES TOWN. W.VA. NOTICE! ELECT JAMES M, MOLER .ous, April 27 - IT Authorized by Peoples Committee for Moler - Dorothy q Wrote and managed bill to provide: jefferson county $100,000 annually from racing Established Pension Fund for Track Employees Gave strong support for Libraries Gave leadership to distribution of coal severance tax income to all ties Gave committee sponsorship to $500,000 fOr safety on behalf wheelchair and incapacitated elderly Gave Committee sponsorship to $1,000 Cost of Living increase to all ployees including teachers Responsible for increases in Shepherd College Budgets Authored and sponsored bills for farmers submitted plan to make Banking commission more responsive to sumer Held out on physicians Assistants bill until Senior Citizens were from "RipOff"hers and service personel in Budget conference Supported teac strong supporter of W.V .U. Medical SchoOl strong supporter of handicapped, young 8, old Put Old opera House on Bicentennial Priority LiSt ( r - - LEGISLATIVE RECORD Floor managed appropiation to pay $410,000 to purchase land for Fruit and Berry Laboratory Sponsored bill to provide $]30,000 to guarantee commuter train, Harpers Ferry to D.C. Doubled grants for jefferson County Arts & Crafts Festival and County Fair Wrote and managed bill to provide: Additional purses for Horsemen MAKE YOUR VOICE COUN IT AGAIN Effective May 1, Our And Our Plant Will Be Closed All.Day SATURDAY The New Office Hours Will 9 a.m .... 4 p.m. Monday ru Plant Hours: 7:30 a.m. ,. 4 p.m, Also Our one Percent (1%) Allowance will be carried Monday if the deadline fails on day. COMMUNITY OIL CO., TELEPHONE: 725- 7021 APRIL 20 - ST