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ii ill iii! ii!i !/ No. 23 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday May 25, 1978 18 Pages Per Copy- 15c ii • O. Byrer, Attorney, Leader Dies "  56, chman died unexpectedly at his |.b.rR ' home on Jefferson Avenue early IHl, t;lll Tuesday evening. D. Brown, a this fall at West College of is working in Charles Town under the super- R. Skinner, Attorney of Jef- intern program, by the Go:ernor's on Crime and is designed to offer to county while giving experience to law being chosen Brown was by the of Appeals of early May to super- regular ad- : Bar in May, 1979. the last school, Brown in this area as most popular bok the Eastern Houses of ." Since its D76, the book has critical been the basis television and as far away Brown has also ther books. from St. , near Hagerstown, and enrolled in as a political with Brown taught and computer at the University to his home in err to write. his fourth in August, go Report In County Corn- been active month of May Month", it this we&, the Senior their monthly 2 at which time year were ,, a group of the staged craft of the and five senior members Citizens in Jackson's 23, the its annual DAY Co., will Im May 29, be open Inc., and "FMrm he y. The deceased was born in Phil!ppi, West Virginia, January 16, 1922, a son of Mrs. Hugh S• Byrer of Martinsburg, and the late Attorney Hugh Byrer. He received his early education in Martinsburg public schools, was graduated from Martinsburg High School and the West Virginia University School of Law. He was a "member of the Charles Town Asbury United Methodist Church, the West Virginia Bar Association, the West Virginia State Bar; a member of Equality Lodge No. 44, Masons, of Martinsburg; a member of Jackson-Perks Post American Legion, Charles Town; the Charles Town Kiwanis Club; was a veteran of World War II, having served as First Sergeant with the 619th Engineers in the Pacific Theatre of operations• He bad long been active in the Democratic party in Jefferson-County, having served on the Democratic County Executive Committee for a number of years• Surviving are his wife, Margaret Thompson Byrer, at the home; his mother, two children -- Mrs. W. J. Bangs, If, of Fullerton, California, and Frederick Samuel Byrer, of Morgantown, W. Va., and also two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 a.m. from the Charles TOwa Asbury United Methodist.Church, with the Rev. Marcus Earp officiating. In- terment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery: Friends will be received this evening, Thursday, from 7 until 9 p.m. Lions, Wives Will Attend State Meet The following members of the Charles Town LionS Club and their wives will attend the Lions' 56tb State Convention in Wheeling on May 26, 27 and 25; President Daryl and Lioness Alma Johnson, President-elect Chester and Lioness Sue Foley, Zone Chairmah Creighton and Lioness Dot Propps, Past District Governor Hugh and Lioness Esther Via. The W. Va. Lions will use beth Oglebay Park and Wheeling's New Civic Center• In fact, this will he the first convention to be held at the New Civic Center. The first business session will start at 2, Friday, May 26. The main speaker at the Convention will he Second In- ternational Vice-President Post Office Closed May 29 For Holiday The Charles Town Post Office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 29, Postmaster Thomas E. Owens announced. On that date, there will be no window service. Lockbox service will be )rovided on a Sunday schedule. There will be no city or rural lelivery service provided on that day. Special delivery ser- vices will be provided on a Sunday schedule. Express mail shipments received will be delivered in accordance with contract requirements at those offices having a receipt )f mil. Collection pickups will be made from all boxes on a Sunday schedule. Postmaster Owens advised that customers may purchase stamps at the vending machine in the Post Office lobby, which is open 24 hours daily. Winnm In. Kiwanis Pot Shot Contest The annual Country Ham Pot Shot project was staged recently with great success and this week the prize winners were an- nounced by Carl Benton as follows: Don Wean, Mary M. Hunt Don Miller, Wanda Butts and Betty Day. Benton said the club expresses appreciation to all those who helped to make the project once again a success. Sons Of Confederate Veterans Hold Kabletown • 'The monthly dinner me the Henry Kyd Suns of Confederate Veterans, was held Tuesday evening, May 23, at the United Methodist Church Hall in Kabletown, with 49 members present, along with one guest. The Ray. J. Lester Link, Commander, presided and gave the invocation. H. C. "Pete" Alnutt, of: Charles Town, was introduced as a guest of Joseph Christian, Jr., and mention was made of the hospitalization, of Max Brown and C. Brown Hendricks, two long-time members. The nominating committee recommended the re-election of the same officers for year, and although Laird Marshall asked to be replaced as vice-commander after having served 32 years in the post, he agreed to stay on until a replacement could be found. The officers are: Link Commandant, Laird Marshall, vice- commander; Craig Kastle, secretary; Brown Hendricks, treasurer; Joseph Christian, Jr•, flag hearer and Mike Wysong, KAREN STURGES Miss Karen Sturges, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin W. Sturges, of Shepherdstown, has been named the Valedictorian of the 1978 Jefferson High School graduating class. Miss Sturges' plans to enter Middlebury College in Vermont working towards a degree in En- vironmental Science and Creative Writing. David Josephs, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Josephs, of Shepherdstown, has been named the class Salutatorian• David will enroll at Marshall Class Valeditorian, Salutatorian At JHS, DAVID JOSEPHS University in the fall pursuing a career in the fields of Math and Science. The Baccalaureate Service is scheduled for June 5 at 7 p.m. in the Jefferson High gym. Com- mencement will be Wed., June 7, at 7 p.m. on the Jefferson High Cougar field. The public is in- vited to both case of rain, the.graduation exercises will he in the school gym on a ticket basis only available from members of the graduating class. Committee On Aging Boosted By Blakeley Bank Donation € Pictured above left, is Hannah R. Pitcher, vice-president of Blakeley Bank and Trust Company, Ranson, presenting a check to Lee C. Small, project director for Jefferson County Committee on Aging to help defray some of their operating cost. This is another example of Blakeley Bank and Trust Company participating in community activities. School Board Okehs 3 Day Cam Camp Ll6yd Morgan of 'New Zealand. song leader. The 00onvention w., conclude Ruritan To Stage Sunday with the presentation of Tractor P awards to local clubs and the election of District Governors ull for 1978-. The Shenandoah Junction Shepherdstown Elementary The Jefferson County Board of Education approved a series of Summer Day Camps in the .county in June and July at its meeting here Monday night. The dates and places of the camps are June 19 through 30 at August 4, again at Shepherd- stown Elementary. • Each Day Camp will be limited to an enrollment of 50 who will he entering the first grade and including all students through grade 7 age. The fee for each student will be $22 and activities wll include reading, math, crafts and recreation, Lunch will be serv and students will also par- ticipate in clean-up of the grounds. Specialists in charge of the Day Camps will be Sharon Ruzitan Club voted' to sponsor a School; July 10 through 21 at tractor pull July 14, at the Jef- TBA: and July 24 through p Weese, Sandy Goodrich, Marsha Summer m Lange, Jim Schmidt, Eva Starliper and Cheryl Lawrence. Set For Children ,n other business, the board The Jefferson County Board of received bids on gasoline, guel Education will sponsor a oil, anti-freeze and propane gas, summer program for children of as well as bids for new carpeting migrant agricultural workers at at Page Jackson School,-"with all Pop Singers' final Performance Tonight At Jeffemn High ferson County Fairgrounds, for Stock tractors. The club will be working with Mason Griffith with Charles Myers, Chairman of a committee to promote and implement the pull. Plans are being made to have the South Jefferson Ruritan Club sell food at that time and will invite local farmers to participate with stock, not modified, tractors, n other business, the club will hold ladies night at the next meeting. Speaker for the evening was David McDaniel, from the Leetown Fish Research Center the South Jefferson Elementary School from. June 13, through August 22. This program will assist these children in the transition from Spanish-speaking home en- vironment to English-speakin4 school environment. All migrant children are eligible without regard to sex, race, religion or national-origin. The Jefferson Pop Singers will bring back some of the exciting music that made hp the group's repertoire this year tonight in a final performance at 8 p.m. in the JHS auditorium. • A special tribute to the group will be made along with recognition of fhe four three. year members including Ronnie Kidwiler, Stage technician, guitarist, Ellen Senseney,, choreographer, Carol Didden, accompanist, and Dana Willis, soloist• The group will feature new selections such as "How Deep Is Your Love" by the Bee Gem and Senior Danny Williams singing Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are'. Pictured above is part of the group during a performance of "SpLqning Wheel". The Pop Singers are part of the vocal music program under the direction of Harold Chamblin, Jr. bids to be fur(her studied prior to the awarding of contracts for these items. Appearing before the board were parents of students in the Kabletown area who are con- cerned over a proposed plan to send students to Page Jackson Elementary to, alleviate over- crowded condRions at South Jefferson Elementary. The parents were in at- tendance to hear and discuss portions of the relocation plans, which have been in the offing for several months, but the board again did not make any firm decision yet in this matter. Also appearing were represgntatives from the Shepherdstown area to discuss the possibility of construction 5f a community swimming pool and William Coyle. of the school system's vocational agriculture department, related information concerning school property at Bardane which is leased on an annual basis to a vo-ag student to utilize in a farming program. The following resignations were approved: Jane T. Barr. C. W, Shipley School, retirement: Frances C. Solenberger, fourth grade teacher at Blue Ridge Elementary, retirement', Marion J. Reeler. first grade teacher at Wright Denny Elementary, retirement : Theresa R. Robal, cheerleading sponsor, at Shepherdstown Junior High; Sandra H. Dougherty, cheerleading sponsor at Jefferson High. Appointed was Jody Carter as varsity cheerleading sponsor for Jefferson High School and Sharon Weese, Marsha Lunge and ndra Goodrich were recommended as teachers. Further recommended were Eva Starliper, cook; Cheryl Lawrence, coordinator; and Jim Schmidt, recreation. Memorial Days To Be Marked With Services ' Edge Hill Cemetery Jaycees' Community Service Awards Fete Is Slated Saturday The Charles Town Jaycees include Outstanding Youn will again hold their annual Educator, Outstanding Law Community Awards Banquet on Officer Award and Outstanding May 27 at the Lions Center with Fireman Award. the event to begin at 6 p.m. Candidates for the educator's Tickets for the affair are still award are Mrs. Judith T. available and may be obtained Penwell, a teacher at C. W. by calling Joe Howell, Jr., at 725- Shipley Elementary; Miss 8809. Dinner for the event will Nancy E. Mentzer, who instructs begin at 7 p.m., this to be at South Jefferson Elementary; preceded by a social hour. and James E. Pingley,  a Nominees for this year's member of the Jefferson High Outstanding Citizens Award are School faculty, Mrs. Mary (Phil) Singhas, of Two candidates will be vying Preston Street, Charles Town; for the Outstanding Law Officer, William Y. White, Shannondale, John A. Casto, a member of the Route 2, Harpers Ferry: and State Police Detachment here, Francis M. Frye, of Charles and Raymond Burcker, of the Town. Charles Town City Police Two nominations have been Department. made for the annual Nominees for the Outstanding Distinguished Service Award. Fireman Award are Edwin The nominees are Glenn Ed- Smith, of WalnutGrove, Charles wards, Church Street, Charles Town, and L. L. "Buck" Town, and Larry Creamer, also Willingham, of RFD, Charles In contrast to other years when Memorial Day was ob- served just on May 30, this year there will be observances of the occasion on three different days -- Sunday, Monday and Tuesday -- with special Memorial Ser- : vices to be held on Sunday and Monday, and other events scheduled for Tuesday, all, of which will make for the most confused and longest Memorial Day ever to be observed in this county and this state. The first observance of Memorial Day will come Sun- day, May 28, when Jefferson Memorial Post 3522, Veterans of : Foreign Wars and the Post Auxiliary, holds a special memorial service at 2 p.m. in Edge Hill Cemetery• Mrs. Isabel Albright, Americanism chairman for the VFW Auxiliary, who is in charge of this program, said the Rev. William Ramkey, pastor of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church, will pronounce the Invocation and Benediction for i the program. Mrs. Beverly I Jones, president of the auxiliary, twill preside and Dr. James M. i Moler, •prominent Jefferson: County retired educator, d i former repreSentatwe m he West Virginia hous of . delegates, will be the principal of Charles Town. Town. speaker .... Amon the c Representattves of the Youth g and[dates for the Certificates of appreciation ' . , o t of oday and heaoers ot Outs anding Young Athlete are will also be awarded to T:  f " S v omorrow a group o young , te enC. Diehl, Shepherdstown; i sin,ses w  have helped to  ' '  .' "r--- : - • ---' '-'"-- .... "" Atiary ori°: some time "* James Potts, Sbepherdown, ] throughout the year, ..... I; . : . . __ i . . an os ago to netp promote Lya tym [ d J eph A. Carr, arles] In lieu of a speaker, those[ ..... :" " h I T°wn 1 esen line c°mmumty, wn' a'so ave a • pr ting various awards wil . • • ! i Other aw r re make part on the brief, but mpresslve a ds to be p sented brief remarks i .. .. :-. :,- _ program: i Francis Morgan, of Shepherdstown Man Killed In Mishap;, 4th Traffic Death A head-on crash early MondaY l masonry from the James morning claimed the life of a lRumsey Vocational Technical Shepherdstown man, bringing Center. Jefferson County's traffic Since March, 1977, Mr. May fatality count to four for 1978. Jefferson County State Police identified the man as Jerry Wayne May, 21. of Route 1. Shepherdstown. The vehicle which May was driving was reportedly involved in a head-on crash with another vehicle at 2:10 a.m Monday on East German Street in Shepherdstown. May was rushed to City Hospital in Martinsburg by Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance, where he died around 9:15 Monday morning. A passenger in one of the two vehicles. Kyle Smith. of Charles Town, was also taken to City Hospital where his condition was reported as "good". Additional details on the ac- cident were not immediately available from State Police, who are continuing the investigation in'a the crash. • May was born January 9, 1957, in Martinsburg, the son of Carlton Judd May and Dorothy Hilliard May, of Route l, Shepherdstown. He was a 1975 graduate of Jefferson High School and had received a degree in brick had been serving with the United States Air Force at Andrews Air Force base in Maryland. Prior to hat he was employed at the ffalltown Paperboard Company. Mr. May was a member of the Berean Assembly of God Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Jacqueline) Miller, Jr., Martinsburg; Mrs. Marion F. (JoAnn) Beard, Route 2, Mar- tinsburg; four brothers, Carlton J May, Jr., Walkersville. Md.: Robert W. May, at the home; Spec 4 Curtis Lee May, with the United States Army in Ger- many; Mark Edward May, at the home; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services were scheduled today at 1:30 p.m. from the Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg with the Rev. Claude McKeel and the Tev. Fred Greenfield officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens near Martinsburg with full military honors performed by Air Force personnel from Boiling and Andrews Air Force bases. Kiwanis Club Honors Top 25 Chades Town Jr. High School 8th Grade Students,At Dinner Once again members of the program of recognition. The Charles Town Kiwanis Club paid tribute to 25 of the top eighth grade students academically at Charles Town Town Junior High School at a dinner held in the cafeteria of the Charles Town Junior High School on Thursday evening, May I8 Following the dinner, Rod Widmyer, president of the Kiwanians, pres'ed for the brief, but most appropriate Rev. Robert Hiller, of the Charles Town Asbury United Methodist Church, gave the invocation and benediction for the program and Rick Eeagans, who chaired the program, presented certificates of citations to the students. Brant Anders, was the prin. cipal speaker on the program, his topic being on "Educational Turn To Page 6 Shepherdstown, trumpeter, will sound the taps at the oie of the program. Boy Scouts of Troop 39 of Ranson, will also have a part in the program, Mrs. Albright stated. A similar Memorial Day service will also be held at the same time Sunday at Green Hill Cemetery in Berryville under !: the sponsorship of Clarke County " Memorial Post No. 9760, ! Veterans of Foreign Wars and Lloyd Williams Post No. 41, of the American Legion. On Monday, May 29, Jackson Prks Post N. 71, American Legion of Charles Town, will stage their annual Memorial Day service at Edge Hill Cemetery at II o'clock. The program will be opened with F Dean Nichols, Charles Town Attorney and active Legionnaire, extending a welcome and making in- roduction.s. The Rev. Richard° Neal, pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church of Ranson, will pronounce the invocation and benediction: the Charles Town Junior High Band, under the direction of Henry A. Thomas, will play the "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Mrs: Shirley Jones, president of the Legion Auxiliary, will then present a Memorial wreath to the deceased war veterans, with the band playing softly "Salute to America" as the wreath is placed, The feature address of the program will be delivered by the Rev. Marcus Earp, Ill, pastor ol the Charles Town Asbury United Methodist Church and this will be. followed by the band playing "America The Beautiful". • Advancing and retreating of thecolors will be handled by the American Legion Color Guard and Drill Team. under the direction of Walter South and Charles Wall, a member of the Charles Town Junior High band will sound ".Taps" on his trumpet. Other celebrations of Memorial Day will be divided fairly equal between Monday and Tuesday, with the Federal Government having designated Monday as the official Memorial Day and the State Government setting Tuesday as the date. This will man that all fally operated offices and inir, stallatios will be 0r Monday as the holiday, with all  Turn To Page 6