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April 27, 1978

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10 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1978 P' :OPL BANK II OF CHARLES TOWN A GROWING BANK FOR A GROWING COMMUNITY New Independent Fire Co. Pumper Independent Fire Company's new 1978 Mack Pumper is shown above and has been in service for about two months. Equipped with a diesel engine with automatic transmission and com- puterized braking system, the pumper also has a 1,000 gallon per minute waterous pump, 2,000 feet of two and one-half inch hose, 600 feet of one and one-half inch hose, 200 feet of one-inch hose and a 750-gallon booster tank. In addition, the pumper has a 5,000 watt mounted generator which starts from the cab with two quartz flood lights mounted on telescoping poles. It also has electrical outlets for portable floodlights and other electrical equipment. This pumper cost $82,000 and replaced a 1952 Mack pumper. New equipment was purchased at a cost of $3,000, while some other equipment was transferred from the old truck. Anyone desiring to donate toward the pumper truck's cost should mail their checks to the Independent Fire Company, Box 591, Charles Town, W. Va., 25414. Firemen remind that good firefighting equipment helps all of us to keep fire insurance rates low. Prizes were given to the win- hers. The prizes for the evening were donated by Mr. and Mrs. William Lee and Mrs. Mary White. The group spent a very enjoyable evening together. The next meeting will be held on May 18 at 6:30 p.m. All singles are welcome. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Breitegam from Phoenixville, Pa., were recent overnight guests with Mr. and Mrs. Pete Brengle and Darren, of Happy Creek. They also visited with Mr. and Mrs. itar'lan James. The community extends their sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. George Gruber and family in the death of their infant son, Adam William, who died Tuesday in the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. Graveside services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Masonic Cemetery in Mid- dleway with the Rev. William Brooks officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Winnie White of Pasadena, Texas, is visiting with his father, Mr. Thomas White. He also is visiting with other relatives and friends in the village. Thursday luncheon guests with Mrs. Elaine Friend, Anessa and Scott, were Mrs. Mary White, Mrs. Wanda Harrell Mrs. Thelma Bennett, Mrs. Susie Ring and Becky, Mrs. Sharon Dockeney and children, Mrs. Irene Ring, Mrs. Naomi Barrow, Mrs. Anna Gray, Mrs. Becky Fertig. A delightful get together was had by the ladies. Happy Birthday to Jackie Gardner who is celebrating her birthday on April 30, and Virginia Dunlap who celebrated her birthday April 26. Sunday dinner guests with Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dunn were Mr. and Mrs. Kennan Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dunn, Jr., Victor, Ann and Jinny from Rippon. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Miss Elsie May Dunlap honored her mother, Mrs. Virginia Dunlap, with a birthday )arty on Sunday. Those helping Virginia to celebrate were Mr. and Mrs. Neil Carper from Martinsburg; Mrs. Marjorie Carper, Mrs. Bertha Nicodemus, Mrs. Betty Longerbeam, Mrs. Toni Staubs, Tammy Braithwaite and Pat Dawson. An enjoyable afternoon was spent together. Refresh- ments were served. Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes were Mr. and Mrs. John Todd and Amanda from Reston, Va. Mr. Cai'roll Johnson is still MIDDLEWAY Mrs. Larry Ring Dial 725-2500 I The Wizard Clipp Singles met on Thursday, April 19 at Scollay Hall, with a good attendance for their regular covered dish dinner. The invocation was given by Mrs. Mary White. After i the meal, the group joined in singing Happy Birthday and surprised Mr. Lee Brown, who had just celebrated his 82nd birthday that day. Mrs. Larry Ring baked and decorated the cake. Those attending were Mesdames Dora Fiegiey, Bertha Nicodemus, Virginia Dunlap, Ruth Moreland, Ruth Locke Mary Edwards, Louise Bradley, Mary White, Catherine Cross Naomi Barrow, Mr. Carl Hill Mr. Lee Brown, Mr. Lafayette Smith, Mr. Bob Hague. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Tom West Mr. and Mrs. William Lee and Tiffany, Mrs. Susie Ring, Billy and Becky, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bush from Washington, D.C. Plans were made for their trip for May 26 to Gettysburg. A getywell card was signed by all and sent to Mr. Bates Watson who is a patient in the Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The evening was spent by playing games. i!i! The only way we can influence intelligent people is with TRUTH AND !i:: ili FACTS. :.:.':': TRUTH -- All of the candidates are good people, i!ii i!ii FACT--Some candidates have considerably more capability for political ii::i iii leadership, iiii ii! FACT -- Friendship is not necessari',y a political capability, i:i: TRUTH -- The present County Commission banked $50,000.00 more the iii:: :i:i week of April 24, increasing the amount of money in savings type accounts. !!i :.:i:i:: FACT -- The County Commission was elected to provide services to you ::iii :!::! and not to be bankers. Example: (I) The County Commission refuses to iii :!: provide even a minimum number of deputies for the protection of your lives i!!i !i!! and property. (2) The County Commission refuses to obey the State Law iii! :::: which provides for allowing the citizens of Jefferson County to buy their iii! i!!i automobile tags locally. (3) A State survey of all 55 counties indicated :ii Jefferson County had a greater percentage of money on deposit than any :[: TRUTH -- The present County Commission has shown a total disregard ii!i for input from Jefferson County residents on any issue. :.:. :::ii FACTS: (1) The County Commission refuses to hold meetings at a time !iii iil convenient to the working citizens of Jefferson County. (Directly in !iil violation of the Sunshine Laws). (2) Some major issues are decided in iiii :': Executive Session without the public being aware of the voting record of i::ii !ii! each representative. (3) Major issues involving capital expenditures i'! .:.: ii! decided without voter acceptance or input. :::: :::::: FACT: Two types of philosophy exist politically in Jefferson County -- (1) i:i: i!i Leave everything like it is (2) Serve the people as the "times" dictate.- We i!!i !:i support No. 2. :::: ::: :::::::: ii Candidates we support believe in open government, responsive govern- ::::ii iii ment, and government tuned to provide services needed by the people now. iii! When you evaluate the above, the three candidates who excell in all areas iii i}i are Agnes Thomas, James Louthan, and John Kusner. $ :.: If you are satisfied with the present type of government, with the many i!ii !ii problems that are involved, these are not the candidates for your support. If !!ii :i:i you want answers instead of conversation, we need you to VOTE on ili ::i:: Tuesday, May 9, 1978. ::i:i: i!! Pd. Ads By :':" :!: :::: :':" Committee for Better Local Governemnt i! ::! Curtis Brannon -- Bob Stiles iiil Secretary--Treasurer .% ..:%....`..*..............`%.J*.`....*.%..........%...'.....'%.'.*.....%.J..%.....` '.''.'':::: under the doctor's care. Visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson this past week were Mr. Larry Myers of Inwoed; Mrs. Mary White, Mr. Paul Ring, Mr. Wayne Lehew, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Nicedemus. Friday morning breakfast guests with Mrs. Naomi Barrow were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murten Bennett of DeLand, Fla. The Bennett's returned home on Thursday after spending the past winter in Florida. To recognize the in- terdependence of rural and uraban people, the dependence of both upon God, Rural Life Sunday will be observed this year on April 30. Attend church of your choice. Recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Poston were Miss Gaila Poston of Arlington, Va.; Mrs. Calvin Nicodemus and Mrs. Reva Mickey from Rippon; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Poston of Tuscawilla Hills; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Poston and Todd and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Buchanan of Toraboro, N.C. Rev. Charles Frum was transferred this past Friday from Winchester Memorial Hospital to John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. His address is Osler Wing, Room 822. Let's remember him in prayer and cards. Saturday evening guests with Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Linton were Mr. Clarence Fritts and Mrs. Doris Caniford from Charles Town. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shirley honored their daughter Amy Sue with a birthday party for her 5th birthday on Sunday. Those present were Tina and Chad Shade, Evette and Brian Everhart, Melissa, Patricia and Matt Shirley, Todd Poston, Andy Verburg, and John Rudolph. The birthday cake in the form of Bozo the Clown, was given by Amy's grandmother, Evelyn Shirley. The clown theme was used throughout the party. The guests were given a surprise visit by Clara Bell the Clown and her assistant, and she played games with the children. Refreshments were served. SHENANDOAH JUNCTION Miss Lillian Myers Dial 725-5168 Royce E. Chaney, of the Junction, will receive the Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., on May 18. He is a graduate of Frostburg State College. Before entering Wesley Seminary, Mr. Chaney was a Vista Volunteer, and a church and community worker in North Carolina and Missouri. Presently he is serving the Jefferson County Cooperative Parish coordinator. He is a member of the Baltimore Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Chaney of Cumberland, Md., and he is married to Janet M. Chaney, formerly of Kansas City, Mo. He is pastor of Williams Memorial Church here. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sager recently spent the weekend with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Stum in Severn, Md. Mrs. Parthenia Housden has returned home after spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Bishop, in Booth- wyn, Pa., and is now at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Illey Weller where she will be residing. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sager visited Mrs. Sue Fellers in Trenton, N.J., last week. Mrs. Tom Fenton, Miss Charlotte Carter of Berryville, and Mrs. Becky Cox of Washington, spent Saturday with Mrs. Cabel Tapscott. The meeting of the Shenan- doah Junction Ruritan Club was held at the Village House on Monday, April 17. Charles Myers gave a report on the National Convention which was held in January, and played a tape of the speaker for the evening, Senator Minority Leader Howard Baker, from Tennessee. Projects planned for the week were hauling paper to the mill and planting potatoes, and finishing the tile on the kitchen floor. ELECT JOHN STROUD KUSNER County Commissioner f From Harpers Ferry District I! GOOD GOVERNMENT is NOT impersonal "Big Bus,ness . PEOPLE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN MONEY County Commission ILLEGAL PRACTICES we need (1) DISCRIMANATION (2) SECRET MEETINGS violating t "Sunshine Law" (3) REFUSAL to sell VEHICLE STATE L TAGS (4) MANIPULATION OF OTHER ELECTIVE COU WE NEED: RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT serving ALL County MORE AND BETTER LOCAL EMPLOYMENT TAX MONEY SPENT AT HOME wherever possible, MORE POLICE PROTECTION, MORE SUPPORT for VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES, SOLVING THE STRAY DOG PROBLEM Proper Management of our tax money would pay for NEEDED SERVICES YOUR VOTE IS NEEDED. THE May 9th Election will QUALITY OF LIFE in Jefferson County for the NEXT 6* YEARS Pol. Ad by John Kusner for County Commissioner Committee SPRING FURNITURE SALE 3 WEEKS ONLY-- WHILE SUPPLY LAS 7- sized grouping to enhance any kitchen This elegant group will make a par out of your kitchen. 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