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r' MAY 9th 20 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday May 4, 1978 ....  t 28 Pages Per Copy - 15 To Pick Party Nominees, Decide On Voting Machines Tuesday "Loyalty Day" Marked Manner; Number Awards Presented was for the year Town and ,,,-j af- progran by Post 3522, Wars and was a most of 3peeches flag and the by all States. persons the in the in Ransom on the of this District Snyder, a County the to em- of being God and stated more time Loyalty declared .tuaily an Day. take added. He of and Peace Americar remember we can what we being and that She Donald S. Smith Honored For Outstanding Leadership Donald S. Smith, cashier and president of the Bank of Charles Town, and long an active civic leader in the community, was given special recognition as an outstanding community leader Sunday afternoon on the program staged in connection with the third annual "Loyalty Day" observance in Charles Town and Jefferson County. Presentation of a special citation by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3522 and Auxiliary, was made to Mr. Smith by Mrs. Isabel Albright, Americanism chairman of the VFW Auxiliary, who had charge of the special program, Mr. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, of Charles Town, and husband of the for- merVirgin.ia Shrewbridge, and is the father of two children, Sherry and Chris. Mr. Smith was also presented an American Flag which had been flown over the Capitol Building in Washinn, D.C., in tribute and memory of the late Jmhes W. Strider. Jr., former president and chairman of the Promotions Bank Of Charles Town RICHARD B. BREEDEN Donald S. Smith, president, announced last week the promotions of three employees of the Bank of Charles Town. These include Jeanette M. Jones to assistant secretary, Louise K. South to assistant cashier, and Richard B Breeden as assistant vice-president. Breeden has been an employee of the bank for 13 years and was assistant cashier and assistant manager of the Consumer Loan Department and collection manager prior to his promotion. He attended local schools and is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Banking. He holds a Pre-Standard Certificate for Banking Administration courses he has taken. Durihg his banking career, he attended numerous banking scmiai-s declared. President presided troduced and JEANETrE M. JONES Margaret. reside in Charles Town with their two sons, Troy and Jason. Jeanette M Jones came to the Bank of Charles Town in 1965 after graduation from Harpers Ferry High School. Her 13 years at the hank have included all phases of work in the Consumer Loan Department. As assistant secretary, she is one of the three loan officers in the Consumer Loan Department. She has taken a hank ac- counting course through the American Institute of Banking and last spring attended the Consumer Loan Workshop at Oglebay Park in Wheeling. Jeanette has done volunteer work at Jefferson Memorial Hospital and is a member of the F'qrar United Met|moist board of the Bank of Charles Richard and his wife (;,eh where she is treasurer. years one of the community's and county's most outstanding fl y business and civic leaders. A similar American flag was also presented to the Wright Denny Elementary School, with the school's principal, Mr. Ritchie, accepting on b'ehalf of the school. The above picture shows the outstanding leadership award being presented to Mr. Smith. Blossom Moving Full Gear This Weekend With Coronation, Parades festival begins with concert band competitions to be held at Shenandoah College and Con- servatory of Music. This event is held from 8 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., resuming at 1:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. and then concluding from 6:45 and ending at 9:15 p.m. At 7:30 p.m.. However, these preliminaries give way on Friday to the first full day of Apple Blossom festivities culminating at 4 p.m. with the annual Firemen's Turn To Page 12 LOUISE K. SOUTH Sunday School teacher and youth leader. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl D. Pierson. She resides with her husband Fred, in Bakerton. Louise K. South has been an employee of the bank for 15 years and is currently the manager of the bookkeeping and proof departments. She graduated from Charles Town High School and has attended Strayer Business College in Washington, D.C, She has also taken courses for two years through the American Institute of Banking. A member of Asbury United Methodist Church. she and her husband, Walter M South. residet at 63l South Seminar-, S reet. They haw t " Well-known celebrities and thrills for young and old alike will again surround the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. the 51st edition, in Winchester, Va., Thursday, May 4, through Sunday, May 7. Of course, most" of the at- tention will focus on the coronation of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Queen, Miss Gigi Garner, daughter of actor James Garner. along with the popular Firemen's and Grand Feature parades. Beginning Thursday, the Hook Bridge Is Only One-Way At its monthly meeting on March 22, the Board of Managers of Jefferson Memorial Hospital elected Allen R. Marshall president for the coming year. A native of Jef- ferson County, Marshall has long been active in church, civic and community affairs. He has 36 years of business management and banking background, and is presently on the Board of JEDECO and associated with Ranson Realty. The entire board voted that their records should show their sincere appreciation for the Motorists will save time by avoiding the Sandy Hook Bridge on U.S. Route 340 in Washington County and taking an alternate route over the Potomac, the State Highway Administration advises. Beginning this week, traffic on the Sandy Hook bridge is limited to one way. The restriction will remain in effect approximately eight months, until recon- struction of the bridge is com- pleted. The SHA has posted signs on Route 340 between Frederick and the bridge warning motorists to expect delays. Another set of signs informs them of alternate routes for crossing the Potomac. To reach Harpers Ferry National. Historical Park and Charles Town, W. Va., these alternates are suggested: Alternate Route No. I: Take the Maryland Route 17 exit south from Route 340. Turn right on Maryland Route 79 and cross the Potomac at Brunswick. On the Virginia side, the highway becomes Route 287. It intersects with Virginia Route 9. which leads to Charles Town. Harpers Ferry is approximately five miles north of Charles Town on U.S. Route 340. Alternate Route No. 2: Take the U.S. Route 15 exit south from Route 340 and cross the river to Point of Rocks, Va. Turn right on Virginia Route 672, and at Lovettsville, go south on Virginia Route 287, which joins Route 9. Alternate Route No, 3: In Turn To Page 8 Hospital, Shenandoah Home Officers Are Elected Here excellent job that John Skinner had performed as president of th,is board for the past seven years. Also elected to serve for the coming year were Thomas Coyle, of Riddleberger's, vice- president; Capt. John Schley, USN Ret., secretary; and Mrs. John Newcomer, of Cliffside Motel, treasurer, Other lyoard members in- elude: Conrad Hammann, R. M. Hann. Harold Kisner, John C. Skinner, Jr., Glen Smith and Dr. John L. Van Metre. Jefferson County is fortunate to have such dedicated individuals who serve without compensation in their community's non-profit hpital. As evidence of their con- fidence in his performance, the Board of Directors of Shenan- doah Home, Inc., on April 21, re- elected Glen Smith. well-known local builder, as president for the coming year. Also serving with Smith will he R. M. Hann, Hann's Electric Co, vice- president: Thomas Coyle, of Riddleberger's Store, secretary; and John Skinner, Jr., attorney, as treasurer. Shenandoah Home, Inc., a non.profit nursing Home located in Ranson, completed its first tYear of operation on April 11, 1978. f The boarg officers and members are to be commended for the time and effort spent I without remuneration in this initial year" of operation. Shenandoah Home is helping ,meet the meals of many in Jefferson County. Other Bom of Directors members  Conrad Ham- mann, Hareid Kisner. Allen Marshall, John Schley, John Sc. Skinner, Jr., and Dr. John Van Metre. daughters. Michelle and Slaro: 50100 Annual State Finn's Parade, Begins Shaping Up The 50th Annual West Virginia State Flremen's Convention Parade -- Sixth Annual National Fire Service Recognition Day Parade is taking shape early according to Co-Chairman Paul M. Biller of Citizens Fire Company and Ernest Houser, Jr., of Independent Fire Com. puny. Over 100 units have already responded saying they will appear in the line of march. Several of these units have never appeared in a Charles Town parade before. They are coming from distant places such as Rand (Kanawha County), West Virginia; Masontown and Kingwood (Preston County, W. Va.); Mathias (Hardy County, W. Va.) Short Gap (Mineral County, W. Va.): Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; Randallstown, Md.; and several other distant Places. Pdntz Renamed President of SAR C. F. PRINTZ The General Adam Stephen Chapter of the Sons ofAmerican Revolution held its quarterly meeting in Martinsburg on Friday, April 28th. Charles F. Printz, , Charles Town, was re-electedsident for a two-year term. Frank W. Buckles, Shenandoah Junction was elected vice-pt and John Overington, Masburg, was elected secretary-tceasurer. An exceptionally Im'ge at- tendance heard rshall Beverley, Sr., explain the problems eonfronted-in ad- ministering Mount Vernon. Commission, School Board, House Delegate Races Also Drawing Heavy Voter interest BY DON RENTCH With Tuesday, May 9, Primary Election Day in Jefferson County and West Virginia, only five days now remain for the feverish political activity, in and all around Jefferson County, on the part of the some 42 candidates on" the Democratic ballot and the some 12 candidates on the Republican ballot, along with the eight candidates on the non-partisan school board ballot. And while there is considerable interest among the voters concerning most of the various political races, especially on the Democratic ballot, the referendum on the controversial electronic voting system for Jefferson County, appears to be heating up as one of the top issues. The three-way battle for the house of delegate seat of the 36th delegate district, and thesix-way battle for the house of delegates seat of the 35th district, along with the County Commission battles in the Harpers Ferry and Kabletown districts, are also creating a lot of election interest, as is the school board race. The Jefferson County voters will have the opportunity this Tuesday to decide upon the use of the proposed Electronic Voting System for future elec- tions and referendums. This question will he on a ballot by itself and will require an af- firmative vote of the majority of those voting to provide for the system's adoption. The proposed Electromc System, now in use in over eight counties in West Virginia, consists of a compact, well- lighted, pmch card voting booth :or  voter and. a number f ';qy prommtd, accma,e (l ast ballot counters. The voting system proposed is calculated to save over five thousand dollars in eacL General and Primary Election in which it is used Due to the special ballot requirements for this Primary, had the system been used, an additional several thousand dollars would have been saved. Use of this system will 'reduce the cost of each future election or referendum, releasing additional funds for other purposes in the years to come, The polls will be opened at 6:30 am. D.S.T. and close at 7:30 p.m.D.S.T, The heavy interest which has been demonstrated within the past week or ten days over the proposed electronic voting system for the county, plus house of delegates, county commission and school board races; could very well produce a fine voter turnout, possibly upwards of 30-percent, which is about the average in a Primary election. For the first time m some years the Prlmary balh (is n a c::ccptioLj tong one ano with only chela dozen contests ,n t ballot and vly Republican I mllc workers in the county 27 precincts in tabulating e voters Tuesday night, shouldv, ot be too long and- or difficult, On the Democratic ticket, Senator Jennings Randolph is being opposed by Mrs. John H. "Sharon" Rodgers, of New Martinsville; for the race in the State Senatorial District, there Turn To Page 10 N. Clark Furr Recipient 'Loyalty Da]"' Special 00mmunityServic00 Award The major highlight of the third annual Loyalty Day program presented Sunday afternoon in the auditorium of the Wright Denny Grade School in Charles Town by the Atxiliary an. Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Charles Town, was the presentation of the "Loyalty Day Special Com- munity Service Award" with this high honor this year going to N. Clark Purr, prominent Charles Town banker, ac- countant and civic leader for more than a quarter of a cen- tury. And in the abovepiture, Mr. is shown bei presented th, peeial walnut and bronze ph le by Mrs. Isabel AlbriglR, Americanism chairman of the VFW Auxiliary and Glenn Knott, Commander of Jefferson Memorial Post 3522, Veterans of Foreign Wars. The inscription on the plaque stated: "Presented to N. Clark Purr in sincere appreciation and recognition of the invaluable services he has given to the county and community over a period of many years, all of which have contributed much to community betterment and civic service, which are the principals espoused by the VFW Post and Auxiliary. 'lark",::.as he is known referred toby friends arid Turn To Page tO ,