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Complete Local Coverage 110 NO. 19 It Is Your Privilege an d DUTY To Vote On May 14th CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Two Sections 20 - Pages - 20 THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1974 PER COPY - 15c Service Day To .Be Observed With Big Parade Sunday At 2 Board Race Only Contest For Most Voters Tuesday is the "off-year" Pri- r election day in Jefferson i which is normelly he ben the voters pick speotive party nomin- the General election this time, wf0h the ex- of the Shepberdstown the larty nominees the Congressional, zl County officers have been decided since tel the candidates, except in the Harpers ' District, have an opposit- the Democratic, tickets. will be a seven-way in the county for the crning up .on County Board of And .this race could a real bearSng on He Tuesday. If it 4ha voter response might go as high as But f not, 4en it even below the 28.9 of Me 1970 off-year for  two vancanc. he school board are: Brannon, of Charles (Bill) Brown, Town; Robert C. D. Jenkins, W. W. and Joyce P. Shepberdstown end W. I{offm-, ' H. tman re incumbents mction. rate for the constable Harpers ,Ferry .District Arnold E. Painter, Millii.le and Ssm G. of Herpers Ferry. voters in the Shep- Magisterial District, voting ,this me voters of Berkeley County for the for the house of in be 35th State District, ,they are: on icket: Joseph Paul L Hoover, C Secm and Gregory Malnikoff all of Martinsburg;. and Terry Thomas Harden of i Berkeley Springs. Tracey Jackson Winner On ,the Republican ticket the candides for the house of In Pie Baking Contest delegates in the 35th Delegate district are: Wallace L. Files and Ike E. Terry of Martins-Apple Blossom Festival burg; and Allen E. Goldstroml and Charles R. Stiles of Berk. eley Springs. I The voting Precincts will be i opened at 6:30 a. m. and close at 7:30 p. m. Harry C. Harner Resigns Hospital Administrative Post Harry C. Harner, who has been serving as administrator of the Page Memorial Hospital in Luray, Va., since [March 1971, has submitted his resig. nation, effective July 10. And according ,to Thomas C. Bee, t- rey, president of the Hosplhl's Board of Martagers, e resig- nation as been accepted with - egret,  , In hi etL_: o[ resignation, Mx. Hrver stated he is resign- ing becaus, e I cannot accept the i salary offered by the board eli Managers, for the year beginn- ing March 15, 1974. I Prior to going to Page CoU- nty taci!ity, Mr. Harner served [ as ,administrator of te Charles "Town General Hospital from 19"64 until 1971. Prior to corn- irg to the Charles Town Hos- pital, he had been financial ' manager of the Tucker County Hospital in Parsons, and also acting administrator of the hos pital for nearly 'two years. ,Mr. Harner also served as busi- ness manager of ,the Lambert Chevrolet Company in .Parsons for four years and prior that .bad been a bookkeeper and assistant rnamager of a re- tail grocery store .in Morgan- town. Of China Youth Living, With William Walker Family who goes of "Canner", 30 young ,facmers republic of China on diry area of aryland, Vir- ile is Itgricultural train and working on owned and ffdrs. Wi,l- in he Shenan. section of Jeff, the above pic- ROCAPT train- bowie safe- farm traotor by He is learning syeem of and also 4s 1 .USA farm era'tied otR with National Cooperative , ;laint Comm l ission on Rural Cortstruction !in Tiwan and most impar, tamaly cooperating dairy farmers. The Walkers pay "Conner" wages and provide him room .and board. ']'he raining consists of as- sisting with .the work on the farm and atlending dairy and farm meetings. "Conner" arrived in Jeffer- son County July 1973 and was unfamiliar with edae Engti language and our food and cus toms. In seven short months, he speaks and tmderstands ,the ,language and has 9re:nted short talks to dadry groups. He also now enjoys our food and has adapted to our eusfoms, i The farm training program wig conclude November 1974. This will ,be followed by ,two morrths work in college. In February 1975, "Conner" will return 'to ,his homeland and apply, when and where poss- ible, the knfornmtio he has obtinad TRACEY "JACKSON The Shenandoah Apple Bias- sore Festival's annual Apple Pie ]ihtking Contest was hekt ,in Winchester, Va., Iay 3, and Tracey Jackson, a freshma,n from Harpers Ferry Junior High School, competed with eleven other contestants from schools in Virginia, "Maryland, and West Vi,rgmia. Tracey's pie won the West Virginia runner-up award, and in the parade she rode on the Frederick Couy FruR Grow- ers Fiot with champion pie baker, Donna Burgess of Key- ser, and the Virgin and Mary land state rut, her-up winners. Tracey, the daughter of Mrs. Pat Jackson of Harpers Ferry, received an expense-ee three- day visit this summer for ,her self and her teacher to the Chamberlin Hotel at Old Point Comfort, Va., cou=rtesy of Rich mend Hotels Ins. Va.; silver engraved ,tray; and material-to make a pant suit from Clear- brook Woolen Co. JOY Group To Stage Talent Show Friday Friday t 8:00 P. M. a talent t Of Davenport Gift son Organization for Youth. T, his wiil 'be the first arojeot attempted 'by ,the JOY and hopefully wifl prove .to be an interesting one. JOY is spon- sored by the Charles Town Lion's Club and wants  be- come a center of teen-age .'trRer with the use of the Charles Town Lion's Center (the Old Canteen in nansen). Percy Atkinson Dies In Weirton Percy /tkinson, of NJ & Washington, Sts., Newetl, W. Va., formerly of W, heeli_g Island, Wheeling, W. Va., died ay 3, in Weirton Hospital, Weirten, W. Va., after a long illness. He was 73 years of age, amd a member of First English Lutheran OhurPa. He was born ay 30, 1900, in Clarington, Ohio, a son of the late John W. and Lulu Y. Atkin @,on. He served in the U. S. Army during World War I as a black smith .instructor in the Cavah'y Upon his discharge he cortiu- ed in his .trade until ill .health forced ,his retirement. He was well known throughout Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and e New England States, ,h.av- ing worked at ,the various tracks there. At one time he worked for Backers Feed Store in Wheeling. A,t ,time o-lis death, he was DresiderR of Local "9 of Ohio, International Union of Journeymen and Horseshoers of the United States and Canada. . He was a member of .the American Legion Post 114 of Newell, W. Va. Surviving are ,his widow, Clara A. LOhr A,tkinson at the i home; one daughter, Mrs. Mar- !shall W. (Bessie Lou) Staubs of Charles Town; one son, Per- cy Lee Atkinsen, Newel,l, W. Va., four grandsons; hree sis- ters, Mrs. Mazie Frank and ,Mrs. Lavada Harmon both of Barnesvitle, Ohio; Mrs.. Vera Bentz of Clairton, Pa., and sev eral nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Arner Funeral Home, Chester, W. Va. Sunday 'May 5, and serv ices were conducted .Monday May 6, with fellow blacksmiths serving as bearers. National Chairman Nursing Home Week, State Chairman Urge Public To Tour Nursing Homes May.12-19 Sunday is a very special day bhisoar as .it is not only being )bserved as Mother's Day, but alo as the first day of lhe Nat tonal Nursing Home Week wich ,has been designated as May 12-19. And in the above piettre Cesar Romero, nional, ly know television and motion .picture star, who is serving as the nat lanai chairman of National Nursing ,Home Week is shown second from left in e picture i along wRh Carlton Hehle, Sr., ! of Charles Town, owner md operator of the Jeffersonian Manor Nursing and Convales- cent Home near Charles Tow of the occasion in West V'- ginia. They all expressed hope .the ptblic will ke .this occas ion , tour the various nursing homes in the area. The eme for the observance s "We Care." Shepherdstown's Rescue Unit Wins h Fu, emen's Parade The Shepherdstown Volun- tear Fire Company had a winn- er in the Firemen's parade staged ,last week in connection with the Apple Blossom Festi- and President of the W. Va. cal. The fire department's re- Nursing Home Association as scue squad unR placed 4ird they met recently with Mr. Jeff l as,the best appearing .unit:..Tbe Camnbell eetretne lf in hie el(! tire trucg ownea by nen- ture)-anti 'Mr -m'" rai andh Quarries of Millvflle, ( re i h" won first ,prize as the oldest .ex me g t) ,boh mende [ ......... of the board of directors of the I pmce at re.nhmg eqmp- merit State Nursing Home associabl ion. At the meeting plans were I  ' d,umad for e observance I'FrENI)  flUNDA St George's Chapel About To Possibly As Many As 125 Become Historic Landmark Units Will Participate; Shown in the abovd picture taken some years back, are the ruins of old St. George Chapel, a historic landmark located on the land of Piedmont, one of the historic homes. It is the chapel in which Dolly Madison was married. many hours In research, ,letter writing, telephone calls and consultations, preparation of the Deeds would not have been possible. Appreciation also to Attorneys T. W. Steptee and F. O. Byrer who offered heir services and did spend much tame in consultation. St. George' Ohapel was corn. pleted,-in 1769. A that time t was in Frederick Parish, Fred- erick County, Virginia. Before his chapel was built parishon- ers in his area trod o go tong distances eRher . to TrinRy Ohurch of Shepherdstown, or the 'Mill Creek Church at {Bun. kr ill o attend divine serv- ices. The old church was bulll of ,native limestone and rose to' a ,heihth of two stories. The records a the Orange County Court House show hat .the land on which t was built ,was part of an original land gra in 1734 rom George II  Col- onel Worthington's father, an Englishman named Robert Worthington who settled ,here in 1729 and bruit his ,home "Quarry Bank" on the site of "Pidemont." Among the families who worshipped in this old church and contributed to its support were the Washingtons, Throck mortons, Davenports, Nourses and Worthingtons. George Washington himself undoubted ,ly worshipped in this church as ,in the early 1770s he was a frequent v.isRor o Charles Town. One of the objects of the National Society Dauers of The American Revolution is the preservation of historic landmarks. It is hoped by he local chapter tha by the ime of our Bi-Centennial year Jeff- orson Comity will have ready for :the public one of the most (BY MRS. C. W. MOORE) Old St. George's Chapel setec ted, as a definite Historic Land mark is abo to become :living history for Jefferson County. In ruins since Civil War days, the grounds were cleared t. most annually by members of Bee Line Chaer, Na'tional Society Daughters of The Ame- rican Revolution who had been given Deeds of Conveyance by Mr. Henry Davenport for his one-fou;inter :. and by Ir. Ezekial veprt for his fourth interest in St. George's Chpeuse he " DAR chapter did not hold ,title to ,the entire property, no funds were avail- =able from any source for the restoration of .the crund)ling walls. Many years passed. Oc- casionally a concerned ctizen would ask 'why do the Daugh- ters of ,the American Revolut- ion allow this to happen to St. George's Chapel? Now the Dau- ghters have done something. They have contacted t)he heirs holding ,the other one-half in- terest in the Chapel. The re- sponse ctms been great. Thro- ugh ,the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Newsom, Jr., of Richmond, Va., "Mrs. Junius C. Davenport, Jr. and son of Man- hasset% N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. [ Braxton Davenport of Charles- ton, W. Va., and Mr. and ,Mrs. -Henry B. Davenport, I|I of Oharles Town, W. Va., Gift i Deeds are now on recos in our Jefferson County Court House giving ,Bee Line Chap- ter, NSDAR full title to St. George's Chapel Ruins. This contribution from ,the 'Daven- port ,heirs will .benefit atl of Jefferson Country and is deeply appreciated. Without the legal services of Attorneys Lee Bushong and James Crawford and Mr. Wl- interesting i-Iistovieal Land ter Washington "ho spent marks in Jefferson Cotmty. Construction Tennis Court Latest Addition 1o West-End 'Mini Park The construction of a tennis court is the latest addition to abe building of a recreational area in the west end of Charles Town known as the Mini-Park of West Liberty street. And the above picture shows the new court being blacktopped. The park is being fully developed under the direction of the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission. Event- ually the mini-park will be lighted, the new tennis c)urt will be fenced in and there will be an outdoor basketball court and rest rooms. There is already a variety of playground equipment on the the area, along with some picniking facilities. Com- mission members say this is the first of a number of such recreational areas they hope to develop in Jefferson County. Forms In Ranson At 12:30 (BY DON RENTCH) "Nation Fire Service Day," will be formally and officially observed in Charles Town and Ranson once again this year by offering a big and grand parade to be staged Sunday afternoon over many of the streets of Charles Town and Ranson. Once again this will be the only gala observance of the occasion in this section and area and members of the Charles Town Citizen's and the Independent Fire Companies have again worked hard and long to provide something special. Officials of the ,two fire tom lranies said this moring ,that possibly as .many as 130 umts 'will ,be in ae parade l.ine-up which will ,begin formrg at 12:30 p. m. on Ferfax .Blvd., ,in Ranson and move out promptly @t 2 p. m. The parade route will 'be south on Mildred street to Jib- erty street; then West on ,Lib- arty street to West street; thence South onWest street =to Washington street, thence Dast, on Washington street to North: Church street where  ill disband, There will be a judges' stand set up in front of the Peoples Bank of Gharles Town and the refreshment stand of the CRi- zen's Fire Company will also be operating in ,the same block of West Washington street. Immediately following e lrade the prize winners will be announced from t,e Judges stand. &lso to be announced at the same hne wiii be the winners of the gits on which .the firemen have been, and will be selling tickets at 25 cents each or five for 1.00. 'ghese gifts will include an RCA 16-inoh VHF-UHF Port able Color television, as irst prize; a Magnavox, &M-FM ste- re record player as second prize; a Deaton Reclining chair as third prize and an RCAAM- FM, portable radio as fourbh praze. Included .in the prade uni'ts will be bands representing the junior high schools and the hg school of Jefferson Cou- nty and possibly from neighbor ing counties; marching major- ette grottps; a host of new and old fire-fighting equipment from this county, his seotion and neighboring states; several fioas and decorate cars 'bear- ing many ayors and other dig ntaries from his countw and other mtmicipa!,ities i.n ,the sect ion and area. Entries for the parade will continue ,to be accepted until Friday evening, it was stated. While ,the official line-up is not yet complete, following are llhe uni ,that have so far indi- cate her ,intention o part- icilte ,in ,the parade. : Heading e parade and with ,the parade 'banner wig 'be Lynn Bitter and K, risty Howell. And following will be .the Char les Town City and State .Police oars and wl,l as ,the Ranson police and Jeffersom Coumy Deputy .Sheriff deparmerrt trs. Jackson Perks Post No. 71, American Legion will provide the Dolor Guard. There will also be other cars carrying State Sermtor Louise Leonard and William (Bill) Oa'tes; ahem bars of the Jefferson County Court; the Mayors of Charles Town, Ranson, Bolivar, Harp- ers Ferry and Shapherdstown. Mr. Wayne Lewis ill be rep- esming ,the West V.irgiia State Fire Marshall's office and he Jefferson Volunteer Fire. men's Association Witl also be in the line of march. Other umts, but not necess- arily ,in the order .in whioh they are being ,lsted will be: the 1929 pumper tuck of ,the Charles Town Ci,tize,n's Fire Company; the 1931 Mack truck of the Indepen4ent Company; the 1974 Mack pumpers of .both the Citizen's ml ,Independe eompames; ,the Jefferson High Cougar Band; .Donald Welkex's 1924 Studebaker car; Harpers Ferry. Bolivar lions Club car; e Auxiliary of 'the Harpers Ferry Friendship Fire Corn. pany Five Company 4rod 41he bulance and pumper ,truck of the Friendship fire com- pany; the m'pers Ferry Jun- ior High Band. I other divisions of the parade eill be Miss Susan i Banks, honorary fire chief of ,the Shepherdston Volunteer Fire Company; ,the ,Shepherds- town fixe company ambulance and pumper truck; Bank of Charles Town entry bearing F. M, Weller, 19'/4 Firemen of ttbe Year; the Revengers Baton Corps, ,both juniors and sen- iors of Martinsburg; Love,tts- v.ilie Va. pumper truck; Bed- ington, W. Va. fire company pumper 'uck; the ambulance of .the Community ,Rescue Unit and Rescue squad and ,truck of i-lagerstown, Md.; e0he Starlette Majorette Corps, of Slppens- burg, Pa.; edae Bethesda Ohevy Chase Rescue squad Auxiliary and ambulance, the Woodlawn eMees, !Majorette Corps, some 90 girls and the five company truck of Randallstown, Md.; .the pumper truck of ,the Great Cac !apon Fire c .ompany; ,he Win. chester Va. Rescue Squad arab ulance;"r'e Twcling Cascades, Junibr ,Majorettes of town, V=.; "Smokey the Bern", an enry el he W. a. I)epar.tenerrt of Nur@l',Resources; Dodson's Tanker Service; the Potomac Valley Fire Company pumper truck of Dargan, Md.; .the Waynettes both Junior and Sen ior Majorette Corps of Waynes ,bore, Pa., The Flint Mi,l Va. five truck; the Shenandoah Quaies pumper of Millilie; "Dhe Thurmont - Catoctin -- Aires Majorettes of Thurmont, Md.; Harpers Ferry Job Corps Center entries; Blossomettes M.ajoretes (juvenile, junior and seniors) of Winchester, Va.; thrge fire 'trucks from the Winchester Friendship " Fire Company; the Young Folk .Maj orettes of artinsburg; the Blue Bidge Fire Company pum per; the Hurricanes WIajorettes of Charles Town; the Charles Town Junior Woman's Club en try;.'he Hedgesvilie Fire Com- pany pumper; the Donnettes Majorettes of Hedgesvile; Ct, he Greenwqod pumper truck of Winchester, Va.; ,1iss Sheri Turner, Honorary Fire G'hief of the Citizen's Fire Company; CRizen's Auxiliary; "Pete" the Clown from Frederick, Md.; the Charles Town I,dettes Majorettes; the aerial and 9urn per trucks of he Leesburg Va. Fre Company. In another division Wil'l be U.he Free-Staers Drtma and Bugle Corps of Hagerstown, Md.; the Wakefield Va. High Sohool .Band and ,Majorette Corps of Alirgton, Va.; 9um- r trucks from Burlington, W. Va.; Ashby Fire Company of Oakland, Md.; and Stephens City, Va.; He ambulance from the PurcelliUe, Va., fire de- partment; an ambulance and pumper truck from Rescue Unit No. 1, Greencastle, ,Pa.; Miss Marcia Martin, 'Miss Jet ferson County of 1974"; the Round Hill Va. amabulance and tanker truck; the Color Guard fro the U. S. Army Reserve Center in Frederick, .Md.; Cou- rtney Auto Papts flot; Ghaa'les TURN TO PAGE $ C. F. Reininger I!! In Winchester Hospital Charles F. Relnmger, well kown local industr,ltst who is a patient in Winchester Mem- orial Haspdtal, and has been seriously ibl was rported to be semewh better around noon on Wednesday. Thursday. Cloudy with rain or thunderstorms. Highs 65 Io 70. Winds soueast 5 o 15 mph. Friday. Clearing and gaoler, highs in low 60's. Satur- day - Fair .and cooler, hgghs in 'low 60% Sunday. Cloudy with showe likel,