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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1978 NATIONAL POLICE WEEK This is "National Police Week". It has been designated so by the Congress of the United States. And while not too much attentiori is paid by the general public to "national week' Of any kind, since there have been so many designated as such by either the states or Congress, this week is one special week that every law-abiding citizen should help to observe. A policeman's lot is never a happy one. And these days it has been made more and more complicated by the Civil Liberty forces, the Courts and many of the just plain liberal thinking individuals, who in recent years have shown more concern for the protection of the criminal, than the persons, or law enforcement officers, who are the victims of crime. Night and day, our law enforcement officers make hard and often dangerous sacrifices in combating crime and in providing protection for our homes and even our lives. And it is not too often that their efforts are rewarded verbally, and even less frequently, financially. So, at least during this one week of the year, let's speak up for our law enforcement officers, whether they be local, county, state or federal. Law Enforcement Officers are our main guardians of life and property, the defenders of the individual's right to be free men unmolested by others. They do risk their lives and make great sacrifices . for the common good of man and country, so begin this week and make it a point to show your ap- preciation of these men, and speak and think well of them every week in the year. Their work isa sort of a "What Price Glory" type of service, since their pay is certainly not high and the hours not short. So public support an d cooperation is a very small contribution which you can give these men today, tomorrow and every day in the future. TAKE YOUR CHOICE OF DAYS It used to be that Memorial Day was May 30. And everybody knew it, and made plans to mark this special holiday in their own fashion irregardless of whether it fell on Monday, Tuesday or any other day in the week. But that was before the politicians in Washington tried to be the "darlings" of the leaders of Federal Labor Unions and the Civil Service of- ficials and change everything so the Federal workers could havea long weekend. They voted to change the dates on a number of holidays and make them all fall on Monday, Instead of having the long weekend start on Friday and end Sunday night, the Congress elected to have it starton Saturday and end Tuesday night, thus breaking up the first part of the week in which one of these holidays fall. And if messing up the national holidays by the Congress were not bad enough, two years ago the State legislators decided toget into the act and set their own holiday ilate. They did not pay any attention to what Congress had done with respect to Memorial Day and voted to set Memorial Day once again on May 30, irregardless of what day of the week it happens to fall. As a result of the action of the Federal and State legislators, this year there will be at least two Memorial Days observed by different groups and different people on two different days. Federal workers, including the Post Offices, the Baker V.A. Center, the Internal Revenue Center and other federal installations in the area will observe Monday, May 29 as Memorial Day and take it as a holiday. Then on Tuesday, May 30, the county schools, all state offices, banks and many county offices will be observing the Memorial Day holiday on Tuesday. Yes, even some of the retail outlets in the county will be divided on which day they will be open and which day they will remain closed. At a recent meeting the question arose as to which day would be the best for public parks to observe as Memorial Day from the standpoint of drawing crowds for programs they had planned. Mter some discussion it was finally decided to go with May 30 as the official Memorial Day even though it was pointed out that some people will be working on Tuesday, May 30, while others will be off. And the same will hold true for Monday, May 29. And so for this year, at least the situation seems to be so confused it king of stacks up as a '*You Take Your Choice Day", for your Memorial Day holiday and observance. 19 -- YEARS AGO -- 10 Miss Kay Jackson, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Nelson H. Jackson. of Rt. 2, Kearneysville, and a senior at Clerics Town High School. is presented the Reininger Scholarship, set up by Mr. Charles Reininger as a memorial to his son who was killed while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in World War If. Donald S. Smith, Executive Vice President and Cashier of the Bank of Charles Town, is elected Chairman of Group 7, of the West Virginia Bankers at their meeting held at the Potomac Motel near Keyser. The Bank of Charles Town celebrates its First Anniversary m their home home on East Washington Street, moving from the corner of George and Washington Streets. the ,"Community Cornerstone Since 1871." ,The farm of Mrs. Helen Z White, located at Rippon, is purchased by James and Meriam Jenkins. DEATHS: Terry Lee Grey, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Grey, of the McDonald farm, dies in the of a gunshot wound: Susan Holly Coulter, 13, daughter of Lawrence and Jacqueline Penner, of Pleasant Valley, Md., dies in the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Md., following an illness of about four years; Mrs. Elizabeth Green Shepherd, 75, of Charles Town, dies in the local hospital after an illness of four days; James Thomas "Jim" Young, 60, proprietor of the Young Trucking Center in Martins burg, dies at his place of business after an extended illness: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Broyles, 87, of Kearneysville, dies at her home. George Tabb, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Tabb, of Leetown, is presented the Eismon "Citizen of the Year" trophy, which is presented annually to the most outstanding student among the ten citizens of the month named at the Charles Town High School. MARRIED: Miss Eugenia Ann Tharpe, of ,Warren, Ohio, and Mr. Joseph Daniel Rinaldi, of Harpers Ferry. Miss Nancy Manuel. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Manuel, of Harpers Ferry, is selected as "Miss Marva 1968", and CELEBRATE YOUR AGE Among the many special designations which have been given to the month of May, is that it is "National Senior Citizen's Month." And while not much in the way of a special ob- servance of the occasion has been arranged locally, it is their special time of the year when they can and should celebrate their age. The elderly have borne an increasing burden in this country in the past decade as they find that those small pensions and limited savings they thought would provide them at least some security in their advanced years, cannot support them as they had hoped, as a result of our inflation-plagued economic system. Although the plight of the elderly has gained more attention of the Congress and state legialtors in the past few years, the bounty they have been handed has still fallen short of the needs of the elderly. There is still a long road xor them to travel to get better health care, more nursing homes, better housing and means to fill other necessary needs. This month, more than ever, the Senior Citizen's across the country are trying to impress upon their government officials the need for more consideration of their problems. And while there are still many problems, the elderly of the United States do have much to celebrate this month, such as their age, many of them their good health, and certainly most of them the wisdom and understanding of human nature they have gained through their long lives, which in turn makes them a most valuable resource of knowledge for the com- munity. More and more senior citizens are becoming in- volved in community affairs, and this is certainly geat, and as it should be. We congratulate them for their individual and community involvement and we hope even more of our more knowledgeable citizens -- the elderly -- will become involved in the im- mediate future. for resource development and commercial use, which I believe is a fair compromise. However, industry wants it all. If you feel that the preservat!on of this land is worth fighting for, please join me in writing to your congressman-woman and senator telling them how you feel. If you remain silent, Alaska's fate will he decided by only a few. By writing and let- ting your government Know how you feel, you will be saving millions of acres, as well as lives. With your help, we can make America a truly great land. Thank you. Barbara D. Culler P.O. Box 189 Shepherdstown, W. Va. May 9, 1978 Spirit of Jefferson Charles Town, W. Va. Dear Sir: I have followed recent letters to the editor with interest and can confirm recent letters complaining of Senator Byrd's "I know best" attitude as I also have' written him several times on this Panama Canal issue and other issues as well. Quite frankly, it was a waste of time and stamps as he clearly .feels his views are superior to other West Virginian views and that voters will have forgotten this by the time election returns for him. My full support for your editorial "Dark Day" Galling enough that they gave the Canal away but now we have to pay approximately 350 million dollars for Panama to take it, not to mention hidden costs sure to come. My reason for writing was to Letters ToThe Editor i !,3 I  '"" '  " ' " l' li / II : " .1 ' May 10, 1978 Dear Editor, .A frightening situation has arisen that I believe should be the concern of all citizens in the United States. The destiny of our last wilderness frontier must be: decided by Congress by December 18, 1978. The wilderness I hope you will help save is Alaska: This beautiful, and as yet, untouched natural wilderness can only be saved by the. com- bined efforts of people who believe that a nations' greatness can be judged not only by their industrial power, but also by their care and conservation of our remaining natur'al wonders. Right now land hungry speculators and exploiters are lying m wait for Congress to defeat the pending "Save Alaska" legislation (HR. 39 and S. 1500 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.) If this happens. Alaska's wild untamed and beautiful lands will be mangled, torn up and lost forever to future generations.' More than 12 million water- fowl migrate to and from Alaska yearly. Alaska is also the home of endangered species such as the musk ox, polar bear, caribou, bald eagle, moose; sea otter, seal, walrus, many species of whale and other animals not listed here. If we allow the developers and "their machines to move in. where will the animals go? Will you. by sitting back and doing nothing, allow the senseless murder of these majestic animals, or will you do something to help save the in- nocent creatures of the wild. What conservationists wish to do is save 100 million acres of public lands. 70 million of which will be under the National .Wilderness Preservation System. This will leave 250 million acres of land available crowned in ceremonies held at Lee Merriman Memorial Stadium in Brunswick, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey W. Jenkins of Summit Point, ob- serve their 45th wedding an- niversary on'May 9th. Clet'us D. Lowe, of Shepherd- stown, associatied with sports in Jefferson County for nearly half a century at Shepherdstown High and Shepherd College, retires after 41 years as teacher. coach and administrator at Shepherd. 20 --YEARS AGO -- 20 Miss Mary Louise Cookus, of Shepherdstown, dies in Weston: Mrs. John DeLauder,* 50. of Bolivar. dies in the local hospital; James William Good. 65, formerly in the milling business in Shepherdstown, dies at his home in Chula Vista, Calif. Raymond Riddleberger, Jr.. Charles Town High School student, is selected to receive the Franklin and Marshall book award for outstanding scholastic achievement in English and social sciences. MARRI ED: Miss Judith Carole Kline, of Shepherdstown. and Donald DEATHS: Mrs. Daisy Chambers Engle dies at her home in Engle; Mrs. Ida M. Conklyn diesat her home in Washington, D.C.; Melvin R. Kent, of Ranson: Clarence Wash, of Charles Town: Mrs. Anna Smith Hughes Goudailler. formerly of Charles Town. dies in Providence, R.I.: Daniel Heflebower dies at his home in Richmond, Va. 50 --.YEARS AGO -- 50 A storm sweeps ovler the Cumberland and Shenandoah Valleys leaving a blanket of six inches of snow on the Charles Town area. MARRI ED: Miss Annie Lloyd Fuller, of Berryville. Va.. and Mr. John S. Kelly, local Post Office'carrier: Miss Virginia Birkitt, of Jef- f4rson County, and Jack W Mock, a clerk in the Charles Town Post Office. DEATH: Mrs. Theresa C. Jenkins dies at her home in Sheraden, Pa. 70 --YEARS AGO -- 70 Capt. Hanson B. Black, U.S.A., completes an inspection trip through Alaska, traveling 1177 miles on a dog sled. point out the ridiculous com- ments from Peg Bag!adi. She says the Canal was an em- barrassment to most Americans in Panama. Odd, that wasn't my impression from what others "who lived there have stated. As for treating the natives like foreigners I'm sure the same statement could be made at any base in any country and even the USA. Most bases require per- mits from even U.S. citizens to come on base. And does she seriously consider opening U.S. stores to all who want to come in and shop. Here in America they're called commissaries and we who are not military con- nected are not allowed to shop or even enter without escort. Does your heart bleed for us too. Peg? And on a final note. since Torrijos has threatened to blow up the Canal at least attempt to protect it by us and those delightful Panamanians have not decided yet to accept or reject the treaties as not giving enough, some U.S. officials fear improper maintenance could close the canal. Now the next problem will be if Panama can't run the canal. How much will we be expected to pay to rebuild it for them. df course. Norman Lotz Harpers Ferry, W. Va. Dear Sir. Most of those in the rarEfied atmosphere of Washington are contemptuous of the peasantry who sent them there. Boyd showed it. Carter shows it. For instance, a recent Public Opinion Survey showed that 90 percent of the people whe want to keep the U.S. strong enough to defend itself against any enemy. What did Carter do? cancelled the B-I, the best bomber ever to come off the drawing board. He also can- celled funds for the F-14 "Tomcat" naval fighter, and cancelled construction of a badly needed super-carrier. Although he has not an- nounced his position on the sling shot, he is negative on prac- tically evelty new weapons system, including the neutron bomb. the MX mobile missile. high percussion shells, and the cruise missile. Does he think we're so stupid we don't know there's no security if the Soviets have superiority in strategic Edward Kave, of Sharpsburg, Md. Dick Chrisman and Leo Grove lead Charles Town High School's Thinclads to Regional title for third straight year; Grove was the meet's leading scorer with 15 points and Chrisman second with 131)z points. 30 -- YEARS AGO -- 30 MARRIED: Mrs. Florence E. Moler. of Charles Town, and Mr. James R. Mflect of Leesburg, Va. i i [ THANK YOU... to those who voted for me and, more impor- tant, for oil who VOTED- for the candidates they believed in. CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES... to Commissioner Tom Mentzer on his re-election. STAFFORD KOONCE i i weapons? Or doesn't he have access to information I get? Doesn't heknow, for instance, that the Soviets have 1,450 ICB- M's, we have 1,054. They have 1006 SLBM's, we have 656. They have 830 strategic heavy anc medium bombers, we have 415. They have 324 submarine launched long range crhise missiles and 300 mobile ICBM's, we have none of either. Although they are a lan- dlocked country, they have 600 major ships and submarines. The U.S. has 300 -- although we have two major coasts. The story is just as bad for strategic defensive weapons. The Soviets have 2,800 in- terceptor aircraft, we have 324. They have 12,000 Surface to Air missiles and 64 anti-ballistic missiles, we have none. Their military manpower outnumbers ours. They have 4.8 million men to our 2.1 million in f the military. The picture is even worse for conventional ground weapons. They have 45 to 50 thousand tanks to our 10,000; 45 to 55 thousand armored personnel and fighting vehicles to our 22,000; 20,000 artillery to out 5,000; and 7,000 heavy mortars to our 3,000. But, oh goody, we have more helicoptors, we have 9,000 to their 3,000. Should we think we can defend our country with helicoptors ? We have a great need for the neutron bomb because of the Soviets' superiority in numbers of tanks. The neutron bomb could prevent the Soviets from running over eastern Europe and reaching the Rhine in a blitz of a day or so. The above does not even tell the whole story. Although every one of our aging B-52's is counted, the Soviets have the Backfire, Badger and Blinder bombers that are not counted by those in Washington who think they are so much smarter than us peasants. Surely it's time for us peasants to let those in Washington, including Byrd and Carter, know that we do "not like their con- tempt for us and do not like their decisions which jeaopardize the survival of our country. Lela Gardner Norborne Glebe Farm Rt. 2 P NO REMEDY wild, wonderful By Dr. James Moler How important is your vote? We are indebted to Dr. Joseph Balloug for the following research. Oliver Cromwell was elected to the English Parliament by one vote and changed the history of England. The national election November 1800 ,ave 83 votes to Jefferson and 83 votes to Aaron Burr. After weeks of debate the House of Representatives declare( Jefferson President by one vote and Burr was made Vice-President. John Quincy Adams did not win a majority and the House of Represen- tatives made him President when Henry Clay gave Adams Charles TTwn, W. Va. May9,1978 his support. Rutherford B. Mr. Don Rentch '  Hayes won the presidency by Spirit of Jefferson one electroial vote 165 to 164. Charles Town, W. Va. Congress tried to impeach Dear Mr. Rentch: Andrew Johnson when he Just another tidbit re taxes became President following from no less an authority than Lincoln's assassination. After a the National Tax Foundation as two-month trial he was acquitted published in the Wall Street by one Senate vote. Journal. Nearly forty-five cents In 1948, if Thomas Dewey had of every dollar of federal received one extra vote in each spending will go to individuals precinct in Ohio and California for Social Security, Medicare, federal employees' pensions and carrying on for him. welfare programs. With all the candidates now From the farmers point of elected to the offices of their view they seem to he receiving choice, we hope that all their their parity in full measure, wishes will be realized in part at Keep on working boys. We least for they all fought a hard wouldn't have them change - not campaign and much needs to be for anything, done to keep Jefferson County Yours truly, the lovely place it is in which to Walter L. Nails live. We know others will want to come here so we know we must Spirit of Jefferson begin to plan for orderly and Charles Town. W Va. wise development of the area. Dear Sir: Betty Smith I used to lived in Shenandoah Junction and always liked the May 1, 1978 Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate. I Dear Sir: would like to have a couple We are trying to locate Newton papers. Please send me $1.00 WiUingham'srelations. There is worth of the Spirit of Jefferson to be a family reunion at the for which I have enclosed the Bardane Community Center, money. I now live in Florida and located on State Route 9, about .is it hot! five miles west of Charles Town Here's hoping Max Brown on May 28. and he is one of the recovers from his accident few relatives we have not been injuries very soon. I am praying for his return to good health. I am the former Van Smith when I lived in Shenandoah Junction. Mrs. Van R Chace 663 Ballard Road Fort Myer, Fla. May II, 1978 Dear Mr. Rentch, We are all so glad to hear of the steady progress of Mr. Brown. It will be a long road to recovery but we are so glad he is able to start out on it and we wish him good and steady progress. Meanwhile, our congratulations to all of you who are doing such a  fine job of he would have instead of 1960, if precinct in the have been One vo Selective Service weeks before the famous November 8th, Adolph Hitler rise Reich and Many cand lost by a count that friends who did i The Virginia number any county voted in the court took the not be used as since many addresses, otherwise to be coun ted, able to The with lunch to Persons having about NewtOn whereabouts Miss NanCy 6th Avenue, 25438, or WALLS Your painted walls aflCl ceilings wi be look ike new after cleanillg with newly nventecl soenfific SPIRIT of JEFFERSON Farmer's ESTABLISHED MAX BROWN EDITOR.PUBLISHER Published Every Week at The O |fi JEFFERSON PUBLISHING CHARLES TOWN, w.VA. SUBSCRIPTION Price: $7.50 Second Class Postage at U.S, CHARLES TOWN, Changes of Address. Undel Subscriptions and Other Mail Items Are P.O. BOX 2;11 CllARLES TOWN. W.VA, To Those Who Voted In Primary Election: My personal appreciation to all persons who the May 9 Primary. The challenges and the election exciting amd demonstrated much interest in Jefferson County's fu other Democrat nominees in pledging our THANKS FOR YOUR $ MAY 18 - IT Pd. for by Peoples Committee for Moler. Ed