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22 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, MAY 4. 1978 Area Shepherd Students. To Receive Degrees. May 13th The one-hundred fifth[Euclid Avenue; Robert Roscoe Shepherd College Com- ] Payne, 708 South Church Street; mencement on May 13 will in-[Dennis Edwin Saylor, Rt. 2; clude students from Charles I Dorothy Shrum Sheetz, 525 East Town, S h e p he r d s tow n,] Washington Street; Michael Lee Bakerton, Kearneysville,; Harpers Ferry, Ranson and Shenandoah Junction. Both two- year and four.year degrees are to be awarded in a ceremony that will be addressed by Governor John D. Rockefeller, IV. The ceremony, which is to begin at 4:00 p.m., will be public if it can be held outdoors. If weather is inclement the ceremonyw ill be held inside and admission will be by ticket only. Charles Town residents in- cluded Will be William Brent Anders, 508 Jefferson Avenue; Mar,ha Morgan Barr, Rt. 2; Carolyn Lee Bradford, 316 South West Street; Forrest Heiston Bradley, Jr., Rt. I; Rhonda Darlington Costello, "321 North George Street; Patrick Wayne Dorsey, 824 High Street; Thomas William Evans, 511 . Prospect Avenue; David Paul Greenberg, Sherry Smith Hetzel, 145 Lincoln Drive; James Daryl Johnson, 929 South Samuel Street; Marvin Scott Johnson, Rt. I; Arletta Robinson Lancaster, 31.5 East Washington Street; Willard Michael Martin, 819 Belvedere Heights; Lee Preston McLaughlin, Jr., 116 Tenney, Rt. I; Susan Kaye Wall, 119 Mt. Parvo Avenue; Jessie Louella Dinges, 624 Mordington Avenue; Barton Roger Hadley, Rt. 2; and Michelle Dawne Hawkins, 331 East Second Avenue. Shepherdstown residents who are degree candidates ,are Janet Cecelia Bailey, Michael Patrick Bannon, M. Clara Castelar Bjorlie, Lisa Karen Carper, James Edward Clem, Shirley K. Eckles, Daryl D. Ferguson, William Eugene Fourhman, Fred John Fretag, Debra Marie Griffith, Thomas Frederick Hahn, John Beattie Hammond, Sharon Louise Neff Hancock, Kenneth Steven Harris, Michael Dean Hockman, Gregory Marshall Lloyd, Mary Rebecca Mason, Marsha Brown Massimino, Ronald F. Miller, Elizabeth Jeanne Piercy, Kathleen C. Reckart, David Robert Richardson, Jeffrey Brown Sager, Hall Sarah Taylor, Gary Wayne Walsh, William W. t Okal, Stephen Wayne Patrick, I Rebecca Ann Phillips, Philip Merle Shultz, Sheila Renee Smith, and Sandie Lynn Starkey. Other Jefferson County residents who are degree can- JHS Band Members Honor Shirley Hunt On April 23, the Jefferson High School Cougar Marching Band participated in Mickey Mouse's 50th Birthday Parade in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. At the conclusion of the parade, the band was given a certificate of appreciation by the Band Festival Coordinator. As a token of their appreciation, the band presented their certificate to Shirley Hunt, president of the Jefferson High Fine Arts Association who headedthe fund-raising drive to send the band to Disney World. Hunt has been president of the Band Parents for seven consecutive years,. sending the band to Florida twice and raising funds for band uniforms, and out-of-county transportation and other needs of the band. Pictured presenting the certificate are, left to right -- Drum Major Harold Waxman; Head Majorette Diane Wilt; Shirley Hunt; Co-Captain Martha Hunt; and Band Captain Mike Hit,. (Photo by Wilson and Harner) didates are Gerald Alan Baker, Bakerton ; Kearneysville residents are T. Marshall Jones Beverley, Jr., Robert Calvin Henshaw, Joslyn Ring Noland, VOTE FOR A NATIVE JEFFERSON COUNTIAN CHARLES D. "Bill" BOYER, Jr. CANDIDATE FOR DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE KABLETOWN DISTRICT LIFETIME DEMOCRAT Veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam Wars OVER 20 YEARS SERVICE TO THIS COUNTRY An HONEST, CONCERNED & HOPEFUL JEFFERSON COUNTY DEMOCRAT Pol. Ad Authorized by Friends of Candidate AN OPEN LETTER May 1, 19'78 Harpers Ferry, W. Va. Directed to Mr. Curtis Brannon, Secretary, and Mr. Bob Stiles, Treasurer, Committee for Better Government. During my campaign for re-election, I have endeavored to show every courtesy to, and refrained from criticism of, my opponents. However, since your advertisement in last week's Spirit was a direct effort to discredit me, I feel it necessary to reply to the unscrupulous way in which you have distorted your so-called facts and truths until they are the exact opposite of facts and truths. Item 1. You say the County Commission invested $50,000.00 in a sa/'ings account in one week. This is absolutely, true, The West Virginia Code provides that the County Sheriff or Treasurer invest the County funds at interest as directed by the County. Commission. I am proud that the present Sheriff has received instructions from this County Commission to keep only enough money in a checking account to pay current bills. Most tax collections are in September and March and if these funds were not invested at interest until spent, it would be a "Bonanza" to the banks and result in the loss of thousands of dollars to the taxpayers. Item 2. You say the County Commiion refuses to provide a minimum of deputies for protection of County lives and property. Utterly false! The County Commission has offered to the Sheriff sufficient funding to place the law enforcement operation under professional management. He has refused this offer for personal reasons. Item 3. You say the County Commission refuses to comply with State Law to furnish automobile license renewal. Utterly false! State Law requires the Sheriff to furnish this service. The Sheriff neglects this duty. Item 4. You say that a survey of fifty-five counties showed Jefferson County had a greater percentage of money on deposit than any other county. Utterly false! This survey was made by a leading Charleston Newspaper and was complimentary to those many counties protecting the taxpayer's money. It said Jefferson County had a much higher percentage of its funds on interest bearing accounts than most of the other fifty-five counties. Item 5. You say the County Commission violates the Sunshine Law by deciding major issues in executive sessions. Utterly false! Inmy five and one-half years dn the County Commission, the only executive sessions that I have been aware of have been in regard to personnel, matters pertaining to the acquisition of property, or possible litigation. These matters are all exempted by he Sunshipe Law and must be treated with confidence. The only times I have ever abstained from voting was on matters that could have been considered a conflict of in- terest. Every one of my negative votes have been recorded in the minutes at my insistence. The Public Record will prove this. In conclusion, I want to say that I still have no inclination to get in- volved in personalities with my several opponents but I would respect- fully suggest to the voters of Jefferson County that they take the time to check on my background and record of veracity, integrity, honesty, courtesy and financial responsibility and compare it with that of your candidates and yourselves, Mr. Stiles and Mr. Brannon. I hope they will then vote for the person in whom they have the most confidence. J. T. Mentzer, Sr. Pol. Ad by Candidate Cynthia Lynn Payne, Kathleen C. Sencindiver, and Lester L. Taylor; Harpers Ferry residents are Linda J. Collins, Thomas Alan Winters, Bex Nerhood Speaks, Clifton Lloyd Walker, and Norman Jean Walker; Ranson residents are Joseph S. Green, Robert Gregory Lance, Ronald DeWayne Smith, Karen Wilson Staubs, Mary Merchant Wharton, Trula Eddleman, and Shenandoah Junction residents Sun Banks Snyder and Dana Louise Hendricks. _ ............. RIPPON Mrs. Austin Nicodemus Dial 725-9098 were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jenkins. Weight Watchers Offer Anniversary Program Locally As part of the 15th An- niversary of Weight Watchers all members in this area will have an opportunity to be gifted. Members who are in class for I0 consecutive weeks beginning May 8, will receive a hard covered gift book of the brand new Weight Watchers In- ternational Cookbook beautifully illustrated and containing over 750 nutritious gourmet recipes from 24 countries. The retail value of the cookbook is $10.95. In addition, all members who join Weight Watchers in Area No. 17 between May 8th and May 27th will get a discount off registration and first meeting fee of $4.00. We have a special offer for Lifetime Members, Senior Citizens and Students. Call Weight Watchers at 484-0577 or toll free in Maryland at I=800- husband in Ft. Myers, Fla., after , attending the apple blossom festival. Mr. and Mrs. Drapon Hahn will motor to Providence, Rhode Pow-R-ero Island to visit his daughter and mowers comply with husband, Mr. and Mrs. James existing ANSI industry Pillow, safety Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gardner standards and children, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Kearns and Mr. Tommy Barron were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hough. On Sunday, Mrs. Charles Gardner and mother, Mrs. Raymond Hough and Mr. Tommy Barron motored to Winchester, Va., to go shopping. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Flint, of Michigan, arrived at the home of thelatter's sister and brother-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jenkins Ginger Penwell was among those attending the county's Special Olympics held on Saturday, April 29, at Muaselman High School. Ginger won a blue ribbon in softball and two red ribbons, one in softball and one in the frisbee throw and 50-yard dash. on Saturday to spend some time. Mrs. Ross is the former Miss Mae Jenkins of Rippon. They returned to their home in Michigan on Monday. Jimmy and Janie Jenkins and daughter of Winchester, Va., 492-9060 to find out about our special offer. You can't afford to miss this opportunity to receive a $14.95 gift for learning how to lose weight. Mother's Day Ranks High Amonl Telephone Callers Next to Christmas, Mother's Day (May 14) ranks highest in popularity among telephone callers wishing family nrd friends the day's best. Because of thfs heavy use of the telephone, it may be difficult for some calls to go through on the first try. If you plan to call your mother, grandmother or someone else on Mother's Day, consider these helpful suggestions from General Telephone Co. Avoid delays by calling a day or two early. By calling on the eve of Mother's Day, you'll be the first to say "Happy Mother's Day." If you usually call on Sunday, surprise your mothm: by calling early. Hahn's 21" Deluxe Takes on the mowing jobs. Direct dialed you money. direct dialed on Saturday Sunday. Items. From Theft and reported at a property owned Park here Earl "Sonny" Poston has returned to his home where he is now recuperating after un- dergoing surgery last week in the Winchester Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Clarence Burch was an overnight guest on Wednesday with Mrs. Sonny Poston. Mrs. Virginia Brown of Mr. Mission was a Sunday guest at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Fritts. Mr. and Mrs. Osbourn James of Purcellville, Va., were Friday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Poston. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Ceravalo were Sunday dinner guests at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Betty Eusey in Charles Town. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Smallwood of Martinsburg, were Thursday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Burch. Mr. and Mrs. Fleming of Charles Town and Mr. and Mrs. Austin Nicodemus were Saturday guests of Mrs. Katherine Welch and daughter in Charles Town. Mrs. Daisey Shutts and daughter of Clearbrook, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Housden and children of Arlington, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. David Housden and sons of Shenandoah Junc- tion; Mrs. Myrtle Rickard and Mrs. Katherine Furr of Ranson, were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Breeden and family. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Ceravalo accompanied their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. anu Mrs. Marvin Ceravalo and family to Hagerstown on Saturday on business. Mr. and Mrs. Austin Nicndemus, Russell Lloyd of Tuscawilla Hills, and Mrs. James Harrell and children were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Lloyd. Mrs. Peter Drapons of Ft'. Myers, Fla.; Mrs. R. B. Reultinger, Jr., of Kensington, Md., returned to the home of their sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, Jr., after spending ten days visiting relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hetzell and family in Blacksburg, Va.; Mr. George Rogers in Kimballton, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rogers of Tearisburg, Va., and Mrs. Gale Farmer of Radford, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Austin Nicodemus were recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Williams in Berryville, Va. Mrs. R. R. Reultinger, Jr., has returned to her home in Ken- sington, Md., after spending some time with relatives. Mrs. Peter Drapon will join ber stolen from being utilized and In addition ransacking of items stolen typewriter, an a radio, a flags. Also a license plate owned by the Public Safety. occurred early with,he plate model auto S. George Street. Vacuum action of patented Pow-R-Vac housing stands grass up for a clean, even cut. Big 10" rear wheel drive powers up could stop oth'r mowers. Variable-speed drive adjusts for all conditions. Natural grip handles, designed  Add an Safety hart( remove without gettirtg the blade VALLEY HARDWARE PHONE: 725- 51 -- CHARLES TOWN, Run april7-14- & May 5-19-26 ... PLAIN TALKING.... INVOLV 00AGNES B. THOMAS DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE WEST VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES i 36th DISTRICT PLAIN TALKING ISSUES SOL INCREASED CRIME -- Increasing funding for CLEAN WATER -- One of the West Virginia State Police. Separating the law problems for our fast growing enforcement and tax collection duties of the sheriff, increase funding to provide HOUSING We must have better housing in the State Health Department to available to keepour people here in the State. We jam of applications for water and must have better cooperation between our banks HEALTH CARE -- West and the West Virginia Housing Authority for grips with our future need for: mortgages to mid and low income families, acute care facilities. UTILITY REFORM -- We must give the Public 2) Holding facilities for mental Service Commission teeth to deal with public 3)Day care centers utilities. We must offer rate relief to the elderly, the 4) Legislation for displaced disabled and the very poor, and we must curb the PROGRAMS FOR THE E monstrous rate increases. State's most precious resource: JOI}S--To stabilize our State economy, we must 1) Income tax relief provide jobs in the private sector. Job opportunities 2) Utility rate relief for our children will insure that they will remain in 3) Abolish age discrimination in our State. FAIR INSURANCE COVERAG auto insurance for all, and LAND MANAGEMENT -- We must continue to discrimination for insurance talk to each other about the future. We must EDUCATION- Legislation to provide for preservation of agricultural land, while with Federal law regarding maintaining quality of life for all. dicapped children. YOUR TALK PLAINLY.... VOTE MAY 9 AGNES B. Forty Service Such As Heart & Democratic Past-President Jefferson County Democratic Association and Woman's Democratic Association Member; Campaign Manager for Carolyn Snyder Member West Virginia Commission Pol. Ad by Authority of Pamela Seal, Treasurer