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119 -- NO. 21 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA 25414 THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1983 24 PAGES - PER COPY 20 Courtroom Scene For Film Making 0 this courtroom? It's the one you know best, in the Court House. It's historic enough that Amwell making a TV movie version of "The Tragedy of Wilson", has utilized it for trial scenes dating to Between The States. Theproduction crew made that authenticated the period in which the trial was and also added the necessary equipment for positive In the bottom center of the photo stands Neal Randall, dress. The National Park Service employee, a , was tagged to play the part of a judge. (Photo by Tim Sinn) of the Jefferson County ask- House by two~ its Charles Town attorney Walter L. Blair has filed a $1 million suit in U.S. District Court, seeking the damages from Jefferson County Circuit Judge Pierre Dostert. Blair charges Dostert with racial discrimination and defamation of character, malicious prosecution, negligence and false imprisonment. (Dostert briefly jailed Blair for coy- tempt of conrt for failure to show up en time for a trial in March.) The suit asks for $500,000 in compen- satory damages and t600,000 in puniUve damages. It names West Virginia At- torney ~al Chauncey Browning and the State of West Virginia as co- defendants. The racial and derogatory remarks by Dostert were allegedly made in Oc- tober, I~, during a trial in which Blair represented Zeke Porter. As a result of that trial, Dostert was disqualified from the case on the recommendation of Monongalia Judge Frank DePond In his suit, Blair also accuses Dostert of behavior during a March trial in which Blair defended Gay Bar- row, accused of malicious wounding. The suit demands a trial. In a separate motion filed last week in Jeffenum Cmmty ~rcuit Court, Blair also seeks to disqualify Dmtert from presiding ovor any case in which Blair is involved. The motion asks that Dbstert be dis- qualified from presiding in any pre- trial or trial pmceedinBs in ~ Blair is either representing a client or is a defendant himself. Blair faces trial on two indictments charging him with intimidating two witnesses in a criminal trial. This ac- tion will now take place in Mercer County, in the southern part of the state, following a motion by Blair's at- torneys in Jefferson County Circuit Court Saturday. / Mercer County Circuit Judge John continue to provide varied types of Frazlerr dedtbechangeofvmueafler entertainment for and old au- hearing arguments from Blair's at- diemees up to 350 ~. torneys, Harry T. Alexander and The adjacent Tominy ,James Steven Askin tlmt Blair could not evjoy for rebem, seeking to 'at a Cha sal ,and ( Attorney Braun rebirth ten yearn ago and level of restoration. Bob Angel (who he as the real oftbe Kimam those who spaart d- effort to reclaim the center. work that has been what remains to be ac- that the structure will to realign Jefferson magisterial districts to ~, was ,Cmn- to accept tbe lint also districts to other ever/charted. wheth by ipty at the conrthouse, or by of a ation of the project. Hamstend from prcse t g the case In calling/ - rap-was turned down by Judge Frazier who port, White called the OCQ "a cultural indicated he felt Hamstead "had no in- landmark we must not take for terests other than prosecution of Mr. granted." Blair." HIS appeal was by Hunt emphasized the good the OOH does for children of the community. Hunt, noting there ls a y*arly budget of shoat $'P5,000 for the operation and that $1oo,00o is needed to complete renova- work, called for financial pledges and for heavy purchases of season tickets to support the demands of the operation. Glardlna also asked for additional bidm cmmm. in tim jail kit. clam; msd for the tlon c(bulk.t pro grass In the fro door entr- e to IIIIIIII II WEATHER A 7S-year.old Route I, Charles Town woman, Mrs. Viola McDamei became a Jeffermm County highway facility last Thm'sday. She was killed when an automobile driven by Willie J. McCray, of Brooklyn, N.Y in which she was a MMded ont of control on rain slieked Route 340, just south d the Charles Town city limits, raw~ed in- to a culvert and ov m vd. Also injured were Mrs. McDaniers daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Price, of Brooklyn; Mrs. Price's Larry Robinson and the driver, McCray. All were hospitalized. All but Mrs. Price were pinned in the and r mved tlmm me ef- cress from CRizcm and of Char Town. State Police are continuing their mm. In other accid mta, Wendell W. Route Charles Town, was injured whm the truck he was driving struck a utility on Ronte north of Charles Town, causing $1,000 dam . Maomy was removed to Jef- fer v Mamort Ho pita by dent amimlance. A two.vehicle collision on a asec~ dary reed near Charles Town injured one person, Ange J. Elliott, SummR Polnt, a in a car driven by Terry G. Whittington, Route I, Kumeysville. The Whittington car was by a truck driven by John P. Lay ock, Jr of who was dmrg wlth taking tlm r 4ght of way. Damage was $1A00. A truck and station waBon collided on Route 45 at the m mes to Gmo's catw dmsm,d Ivm were Paro ,md Mar. Ttere were no injurim msd no cberges. Rabies Cases Tt ee more connrn-,ed cases of rabi~ have been kl~tifled in Jeffermm Cotmty and of is a cat, the fimt . wmts Nowe,ef me County Heam said the cat was a bsm and Imd not cmne bemm. The other two r bid animals were raecoom, ono killed nero. Leetmm, the ott ram. Mlllv . 11m kttm. mm in- v zd do,wt mt gk pt under Irb the emtL m- ot rablm in J mmm County m County School Gym Floor Renovation By Board The Shepherd Junior High School gymnasium floor will be renewed and this Summer by tbe Fisbcer- Lang Company, Inc at a cost of $7,306.75. The Fiscbe~-Lang bid was accepted Monday evening by the Jefferson ty Beard of Education at its regular bi- monthly meeting. Pemmnei actions by the board saw tbe appointment of Sandra Dongherty as an EngRsh teacher at Jeffm m High School for the 1983-84 term; and the resignation of Raymond C. Zoliner, assistant girls track coach at Charles Town Junior High School. Approved was a remedial reading program foc the next three years utiliz- ing Federal funding in the amount of tte, 06 for next year's program. The program will serve some IOO students. Also approved was the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) for the 1983.84 school term. Special Memorial Day services to be3522, Rhonda Wolfe, president, and held Monday morning at 11 o'clock at Mrs, Isabel Albright, patriotic conduc- Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town, tress, of ~ Auxiliary, and Captain An- will be one of the feature events of the thony Mngelo d Fort Eustis, Va. upcoming long Memorial Day Members of Boy Scout Troop 39 and weekend. Brownie TrnoD 620 and members of the The program, which is being spon- Youth of Today and Leaders of Tomor- sm'ed jointly by Jackson Perks Post row will also place flowers in memory No. 71, American Legion, aM Jefferso~ of all those who died in wars. Memorial Post No. 3522, Veterans of Following the playing of "Salute to Foreign Wars, will be held at the base America" by the Charles Town Junior of tbe flag pole in the cemetery. In the High band, the feature address of the event of rain it will be moved to the day will be delivered by the Rev. Charles Town Baptist Church. Charles F. K]otzberger, pastor of the George Vickers, State Vice- Charles Town Presbyterian Church. Commander of the West Virginia The talk will be followed by Department American Legion and a "America the Beautiful" by the hand, past district and local commander, will and the Benediction by the Re' Mr. preside for the program and extend Neal. greetings to the patrons and also make Presentation of the Colors by the any announcements. American Legion Color Guard and Following the Invocation by the Rev. Drill Team and the sounding of taps by Richard Neal, pastor of St. Thomas a member of the band will conclude the Lutheran Church in Charles Town, the program. Charles Town Junior High Band under Members of the VFW and Au~Aliary the direction of Henry A. T~mas will and any veterans who might care to render "The Battle Hymn of the join them will attend the II o'clock ser- Republic." vices in a body at the Charles Town A memorial wreath will be placed at Presbyterian Church. the base of tim flagpole by Mrs. Marty Lancaster, president of the Legion Aux- In keeping with the solemnity of the iliary, and another will be placed by occasion, every home, business and in- Paul Montford, Commander of dustry is being urged to fly the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. American Flag all day on Monday. q! "LITTLE CHAPEL" - The above picture shows what was formerly as the 'Little Chapel," or the Halltown Union Sunday School and Baptist Church, built in 1901, but aban- doned in 1967, which is to be restored at a cost of about $15,000.00. The building, located on the old Halltown Road was for more than six decades a center of heavy activity, especially It's election day in Charles Town. From the standpo/nt of eontests, it's a "bo-hum" affair, only the four in- are on the ballot. 9P among the Black residents of the Halltown area. When the restoration work is completed the structure will be known as the Halltown Memorial Chapel. A restoration fu d raishW project is already under ay with George V. King and Ernest Lewis serving as co- treasurer of the fund. A fund-raising project for $15,000.00 to restore the "Little C'hapal," an S -yesr old picturesque sto church on the old Halltown Road bet- ween the KaUtown Paperboard plant and Jefferson Machine Company has gottef M to a great a art. De te the inclemem weather which prevailed, a sizeable of former memlm, s, present mmtees, and spec From the standpeintofSeeretaryof /fiends of the little State A.James Mmsehln it be gathered onsmall lawn in fret of a town"~' ~. He sal~ the church and~stsl~M a r~lly to "Save indicated tlmt at least 20 persc~ must the C1mreh" Saturday monLing at II vote in tc