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No. 22 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday May 18, 1978 20 Pages Per Copy - 15 Pop Singers Set Last Concert Virginia State Show Choir Champion Jefferson Pop Singers, shown be "In Concert" on May 25th in the JHS auditorium. This will be Performance of the -ear. The concert, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., music from their previous concert and will also feature some may be purchased from any Pop Singer for the price of $1.00 students. ] For Mayor, County Man I, Expansion Of Indicted In Track Ploy ]Council Matte00 riyn!:y:ib:aaoranSS Mayor and I addltmnalumts, said the request volvement in an alleged "10 request for per- i a housing' construction were the two occupied of mem- Couii y an ad- to under an additional tabled by the matter making a nts, some of ready for oC- housing Athey and requested was being made because of the large number of prospective tennants. The Housing Village is being constructed on South George Street between Blakeley Place and Hunter Street. The pleseni Aeuctur,, being eted is a two.stbY bUitdidg[ , " The Council, after a lengthy discussion on pay raises for the Mayor and Council, defeated the move to raise the Mayor's salary from the current $600 per year to $1,200 and the salary of each Council person from $300.00 per year to $600.00. The total cost of the salary increases to the city would have been $1,800.00 per year. The vote on the measure ended in a 4-4 deadlock, with Council president Don Clen- dening, casting the tie-breaking percenting" scheme at Shenandoah Downs Race Track add the Charles Town Turf Club. Thomas E. Shadrach is said to be one of three "true winners" ,,charged wth, coneeatlnu their actual track winnings from the Internal Revenue Service. Four other men were indicted for posing as true winners, for a fee. In addition to Shadrach, the five-count indictments were returned against Lynn J. Largent, Winchester; and Yovelle Logan, Washington, D.C., charged as "true win- ners"; and Leroy Franklin Winchester; Michael H. Cohen Baltimore; James G. Davis and James N. Hansford Washington, charged as "10 percenters". Two Councilmanic Contests INo Serious Flood In Chades Town Election ]Problems Despite MI-aYDr DZ5MasteArddS:erTOec[n}ed!eKisMon challenging the ,n.14.05 Inches Rain be unopposed in his bid for a file for re-election. And when the cumhent Fred B. McCauley. sixth consecutive term as Mayor Councilman Ed Braxton, the While there was some flooding Pennsylvania. of Charles Town when the town bid's bi-ennial election May 25, there will be two councilmanic contests which should spark more voter interest than in the more recent municipal elec- tions. Dr. Master, who had said some time ago he would not seek re-election for a sixth term, changed his mind a little more than a week ago after receivin a number, of requests from Charles Town citizenry and l deadline passed Monday night at midnight, he was the only candidate seeking the office. Donald Clendening, who has been serving as president of the Council for the past six years, did not elect to run again for a council post from the Third Ward, but three other persons 'did file for the vacancy. They are: William Scott Coyle, J. B. Huyett and Charles William Kline. There will also be a contest for the council vacancy in the Fourth Ward, with Frank senior member on the council, will be unopposed in his bid for an eighth consecutive term on the Council from the Second Ward and also unopposed in his bid for re-election in the First Ward, is Q. D. Fleming. The other four members of the Charles Town Council still have another year of their two-year term to go. The one precinct at the City Hall where the voting will be done May 25 will be open from 7 a.m. "until 7 p.m. JHS Students To Vote With Computer Machines Blood Pressure Clinic Independent Fire Hall The month of May has been in various parts of Jefferson County during the period of Monday through Wednesday, no serious flood damages had been reported at noon Wednesday and none was expected since all of the creeks and beth the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers had crested by noon Wednesday. The 4:05 inches of rain which fell on Jefferson County during the period of 7 a.m. Saturday and Wednesday morning, created most of the problems along the Potomac River especially in the Shepherdstown area when the river crested Wednesday at noon at about 18.., feet, or about three feet above flood stage. For the most part, there was no real problem with flooding in Laurence Lloyd, local weather observer, said the 4:05 inches of rain which drenched Jefferson County during the period of Saturday until Wednesday at noon, jumped the month's total to 5.28 inches for the Charles Town arena. The Shenandoah River area saw only some minor flooding in the very low areas, with no damages reported. The river crested at Millville Wednesday about noon at about t0, feet and flood stage at that point is 1314 feet. The long period of rain has been caused by a low pressure center, which has been stalled over the Virginia area of Orange, Charlottesville and that general area, showing little The el2ronic computer- based voting "machine will receive its first test this Friday. Given referendum approval by 52.8 percent of county voters on May 9, the voting machine-ballot counter tandem will record results of the Student Council elections of Jefferson High School. Eight machines and two counters are expected to be used in the election, in which about 1,100 students are eligible to vote for next year's student body president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer ' and parliamentarian. Results will be compiled by county ficials, at theschool, sometime Friday afternoon. T le tit cleans !trese*,t ' :an interesflbg challenge for tim electronic system, according to David Ash, county ad- ministrator. Because the decision to use the school elections as a test was reached only this week, hurried plans between Ash, school officials and a machine manufacturer sh ould test the adaptability and simplicity of the system, two qualities that county officials emphasized in pre-election statements. County Sets Bid Opening i :UopYn gCa nrSacS?:t ::sc !  ; :2 ?:: i bids was set for Wednesday, May 24 at 3 p.m. Commission also agreed to readvertise for a smoke detector system for the jail; accepted the resignations of Jane Duff), from the Parks and Recreation Commission; asked the engineering firm coaductg a Study of local sewage s,stems to present proposals for action; and applied for a CETA grant to employ an additional sanitation worker. Mter many delays, a letter was drafted in opposition to the Mathias Fisher Bill. The letter read, in part: "The establishment of a Potomac River Shoreline Area Commission is viewed locally as another attempt by the federal government to invade the rights of local property owners designated as Blood Pressure the Shenandoah River or the movement until late Tuesday Mnnth and in t-,nnl, m,,',finn tuH'h Opequon Creek in Jefferson night. .............  ................. ters this occasion, the Jefferson County, since their headwa County Chapter of the West are in Virginia, and the state of The Center moved only short vl,a;,; ,o,t a,i,,;,, ho Virginia did not receive the distances daily, maintaining an scheduled a Blood, pressure excessive amount of ra!nm as easterly flow of air, containing a clink: io be held Friday, May 19, did West Virginia, Marytano ann lot of moisture and rain at the Charles Town In---- dependent Fire Hall. Iqlm gl m lll I m 1 The clinic hours will be from.[ | t %ll6lrlITlll Inllll'ai 12 noon until 6 p.m. and this I I l[l[qJ qJllJlllLl| llllUlqIMI clinic will provide the public v  with an opportunity to have free qlm /  / I s / u blood pressure check-ups. The llllJ[ [Pl [ltqtllJllb check-up takes only a few /|ll |ll rt00blMUll00 minutes and it will reveal to you whether you may have any serious heart or blood vesel diseases. High blood pressure is a major factor in hrart attacks an strokes. Any person .who would like the free blood pressure checks and cannot make it to the fire hall should contact the Jefferson County Heart Association or Ray Warriner, at 725-2514. Bank of Charles Town Pays $1 Per Share Dividend Donald S. Smith, President and Cashier of the Bank of Charles Town, announced that the Board of Directors during their regular meeting of May Two persons sustained minor injuries in two of three highway accidents which occurred on efferson Junt h.hwa,s dur g the pert bd of Mon' May t5, and Wednesday mor- ring, May 17, according 'to Charles Town State Police. A! total of five vehicles were in- volved in the accidents and ! property damages were listed at about $1,400. The latest accident occurred about 6:30 Wednesday morning, on the Flowing Springs Road, when a car being driven by Michael Lee Shrader, of Hagerstown, Md., went out of control, left the highway and crashed into a large tree. The driver sustained minor injuries, but did not require hospital driven by William Eugene Reed, of Davenport Street. Charles Town, crossed the center line o': the higha:,' and ';truck the Hollis car Police said they char Reed with drivlng while under t influence of alcohol. Monday, about I0:40 l).m., a hit-and-run accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. Route 340 and alternate Route 340, when an unidentified driver struck the back fender of a car being driven by Edwin L. Pope, of Polk Street, Harpers Ferry. Following the collision the other driver left the scene of the ac- cident apd police are still looking for him. Damage to the Pope car was placed at $400. Pope All sevenarescheduled for Mrs Louis (Myra) Bush onstruct the vote against the pay raises, arraignment in U.S. District 16th approved a $1.00 per share  Court on May 22. dividend. The dividend will be REINSTATED iN World Baking Champl "' on June 15th to all Rmt Graders To OW stockholders of record as of May 15th. There are 60,000 shares of ff SHERIff Carr is Service that failed to 21 dismissal, with full ordering removed :spectators Corn- John C. Jerome Witnesses, Radosh from half.year from 21 of an in Carr's Wilt's deputy suspen- ; was car and that his left hand and arm have been weak since the illness. The sheriff cited citizen complaints about Carr's inability-to handle his cruiser, and added that the deputy in- dicated his belief of a conspiracy against him, in being assigned a burden of paper work  when the reverse actually was true, because the other deputies were working extra duties to com- pensate Carr's limitations. However, in cross- examination of Wilt and deputies Robert Burt and Ed Rhodes Carr's Attorney, Skinner, sought to show that the dismissal was based on prejudice, either personal or racial. Wilt acknowledged that Carr was the only black person in the sheriff's department, but denied that he fired Carr to replace him with Wilt's own son. Deputy Rhodes confirmed that Wilt "told us to handcuff felons always," but was unable to cite the specific conditions for handcuffings that Wilt earlier had testified to as absolutes in the department. However, Rhodes also noted Carr's "change in performance" since the illness. Radosh asked the Commission to order Carr to undergo a physical examination by neurologists hut the request was denied. Countering" the earlier testimony that Carr was physically inept, Skinner questioned the deputy's physician, Marshall Glenn. The physician, who certified Carr's return to work and examines him "every two to three weeks," said that Carr improved greatly since )returning to work. Glenn added about .Carr that "back arthritis is his only ailment." Turn To Page 6 Have 'Spring Sing' Tonight at 7:30 The First Graders of Wright Denny School will present their annual music program "Spring Sing" on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Mrs. Gainer's class will "We're All Mixed Up;'; Mrs. Heflebower's class: "Getting To Know You"; Mrs. Everhart's class: "Take Me Home, Country Roads"; Miss Franzen's class: "Sing, Sing A Song"; Mrs. Sharp's class: "Robots In Space"; Mrs. Smith's class: "I Got Rhythm"; and Mrs. Lipscomb's class: "Give My Regards to Bread- way". The program is under the direction of Mary Elinor Peters. The poublic is cordially invited. Moon Given Citation SAN ANTONIO -- Technical Sergeant Leslie H. Moon, son of Mrs. Anna G. Moon, of 549 Rock Cliff Drive, Martinsburg, has been named OUtstanding Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter in his unit at Lackland AFB, Tex. An administration supervisor, Sergeant Moon was selected for leadership, professional skill and duty performance. The sergeant is assigned to the Of. ficer Training School, a part of the Air Training Command. The Sergenat entered the Air Force in May, 1966. Hospital Amiliaff Meeting on May 24 Jefferson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet Wednesday, May 24th, at 2 p.m. in the con- ference room at th hospital. All members are urged to be present, for election of officers. # It took a lot of traveling and a lot of baking, but Mrs. Louis N. "Myra" Bush, of Rt. 1, Box 216, Charles Town, is now a World Champion cake baker. Mrs. Bush won this high honor in her 10th and final "bake-off" staged in New York on April 28: 29. Mrs. Bush represented West Virginia in the "bake-off", as the result of having held the top spot among the top ten best bakers in eight of the ten states in which she competed over a period of time. She finished second in two state contests. Following her ninth contest, baking statistics showed Mrs. Bush had won more baking awards than anyone in the United States and Canada. And when the championship "bake- off" took place in New York past records of bake-off's across the country showed her to bethe world-wide record bolder, with 43 records, mostly on her cake i baking. A baker from England finished second in the national I competition with 32 awards while a baker from Germany finished third with 29 awards. The ten states in which Mrs. Bush participated and either won or finished second were West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, Delaware, South Carolina and New York. Mrs. Bush won her high honors on cakes with fruit, mostly apples. Mrs. Bush says having been raised on a farm with an apple and peach orchard and learning to use what was available, either through growing it, or making it, she learned a lot about baking. She said in her early baking days it might well have been referred to as learning to live off the land. I Some 30 to 40 years ago, Mrs, Bush says she made up her own recipes and then spent days and even sometimes weeks testing them in her kitchen.. She says MRS. LOUIS "MYRA" BUSH her own homemade recipes were made with either lard or butter but tbday she uses only vegetable oil or margarine. Mrs. Bush has many hobbies other than baking and making up recipes, she loves to sew, and lately quilt making. She bas won some blue ribbons on her quilts and bedspreads, and she speaks with pride on how a blind lady, Valice Hottinger taughl her to do quilting. She is a dear friend of Mrs. Bush, who is 87 ears old and lives in Piedmont, W. Va. She says Alice has also been a great inspiration to her in baking contests. Mrs. Bush said everyone has been so good to her during the , contests and that it is impossible :to name all those who gave her encouragement. She has congratulatory letters from Senators and Governor and Mrs. Rockdeller, as well as the West Virginia Department of High- ways employees and Mr. Miller the Highway Commissioner and many more. Even though Mrs. Bush has offers from flour companies, she says she has no plans to go into another contest anytime soon. She said it has been a lot of work Turn To Page 6 stock outstanding. Democratic Assn. To Meet May 31 The Jefferson County Democratic Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Court House. treatment, Damage to the car was listed by police at $500. Investigation of the accident has not been completed. Tuesday night, May 16, about 8:, two cars were involved in an accident on Secondary Route 17-4 which resulted in $480.00 in property damages, but no personal injuries. State Police said a car being ;driven by Delbert Hollis, of Route 5, Martinsburg, was headed towards Ranson and another car traveling in the opposite direction and being sustained minor injuries, but did nt required medical treatment: Water Plant to Open to Public Officials of Shepherdstown will hold an open house at 2:00 p.m.,, Saturday, May 27, at the town s water plant, located on Princess St. The 4th anniversary celebration will feature guided tours and refreshments. LIONS HONORED OFFICIALS VOCATIONAL REHILITATION, STATE AND DISTRICT CLIENTS OF YEAR AT DINNER MEETING The Charles Town Lions Club with Lion Francis Frye, Program Chairman, hosted the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the State and District Clients of the year on May 16. .... The principals involved as shown above are, left to right -- Dr. Robert Putz, Director of the Federal Fish Hatchery in Leetown; Dr. BiRy Griffith, also from the Federal Fish Hatchery; Mr. Jack Rose, W: Va. Vational Rehabilitation Client of the Year, who is employed by the Leetown National Fish Hatcheryas a Biologist; Mr. Tborold S, Funk, Director of the fision of Vocational Phabilitation, Charleston. W. Va.; Mr, Gary Bowers, Seated, Va. Vocational Rehabilitation District VI Client of the Year, who is employed by the Harpers Ferry National Park as a Ranger; Mr, Michael Alverez, who was Mr. Bowers' trainer and supervisor for s first federal job; Chief Ranger Dwight Stinson of the Harpers Ferry National Park and Mr. Bowers' current : supervisor, and Acting Lion Pesfdent Chester Foley of the Charles Tn i Lions Club. (Photo by Erroll Leslie) ,