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I0 MRS. MAMIE E. DODSON MRS. ERMO FRANKENBERRY Services were conducted Monday Services will be conducted this morning from the Melvin T. Strider (Thursday) afternoon at 2 at ~ial Funeral Home, Mrs. Mamie Kogelschatz and Sons Funeral Home, Elizabeth Dndson, 96, of Charles Town, Martinsburg, for Mrs. Ermo C. a guest at Jeffersonian Manor Nursing Frankenherry, 88, of Martinsburg, who Home, who died last Friday at Jeffer- died Tuesday at City Hospital. The son Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Dr. Rev. James E. Riley will officiate, Wyman Hall officiated, burial was in burial will be in Rosodale Cemetery. Green Hill Cemetery, Lursy, Va.Born in Maz'dnsburg, she was the The deceased was born April 4, faST, daughter of the late Reuben F. and in Luray, a daughter of the late John Laura J. Del2mcey. Walter and Laura Lucas Dodson. Her husband, George Harrison She was a member of the CharlesFrankenberry, preceded her in death. Town Baptist Church, and of thewas a member of St. John's American Association of RetiredLutheran Chureh and a memhef of the Persons. Dorcas Sunday School Class. She is survived by seven step- She is survived by two smm; C.W. children, Richard and Marvin Dodson Frankenberry and George H. andG~--'nevieveRRenourofRanson, Ar- Frankenberry Jr both of ~Mar- butus Raines, Charles Town, MaRie tin~; and ~ sister, Mrs. Kerfott Coleman, Sandy Hook, Md Roy Dod- Moler of Molers ~, Jefferson son, Knosvilk, Md and Peggy Heffner County. of Rosemont, Md.; two stepsisters, Emma ~ and Marie Cave of GENEVIEVE M. YOST Luray; and a number of nieces and Services were conducted last Satur- nephews, day at Wesleyan Chapel Church, Berkeley Springs, for Genevieve Marie MRS. VIOLA McDANIEL Yoet,56, ofP, oote2, Hanceck, wbodied Wednesday, May 18, in University Services were conducted Monday Hospital, Baltimore, Md. The Rev. afternoon at Pleasant View Memory William Swops officiated, burial was in Gardens, Martinsburg, for Mrs. Viola Groenway Cemet~,y, Hancock. E. MeDaniel, 73, of Charles Town, who Born in Jefferson County, she was the died list Thursday of injuries sustain- ed in an automobile accident on Route daughter of Marvin C. and Nellie Henry 340. The Rev. Joseph WashingtonYost. officiated. She was a member of the Wesleyan The deceased was born December 31, Chapel Church in Berkeley Springs. 1909, in Brooklyn, N.Y and was a She is survived by one son, Dennis retired employee of Specialty Eiec- P, ayYost of Hancock; one sister, Em- ma Pauline Halney of Baltimore; one tronics, New York City. brother, Roscoe Yost of Berkeley She is survived by a daughter, Myr- Springs; and one half broLher, Paul tie Price, Brooklyn; a grandam, Larry Yost of Cherry Run. Robinson: and two great grandsons. EARL C. PRATHER MARSHALL SMALLWOOD Services were conducted last Friday Services will be conducted this morning from the Brown Funeral (Thursday) afternoon at the Home, Martinsburg, for Earl Clifton Brownsville (Md.) Church of the Prather, 72, formerly of Berkeley and Brethren for Marshall C. Smallwond, Jeffer-~ Counties, who died Monday, 72. of 330 West Potomac Street, May 16, at the Ridgewood Manor Nut- Brunswick, Md who died Sunday in Frederick Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Thomas R. Fralin will officiate, burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery+ Born in Clmrles Town, IW was the son of the late Daniel and Mary Jackson Smallwood. His wife. Mary E. Smallwood, preceded him in death. He was a retired conductor of the Cumberland Division of the B & 0 Railway. He was a member of the Brownsville Church of the Brethren. He was a member of the Brunswick Moose Lodge No. 1582, the B&O Veterans Association, and the~ of Railway & Conductors & Brakemen Division No. 234. He is survived by three daughters Mrs. Juanita M. Shaffer of Baltimore, Mrs. Mary C.Sheldon of Keameysville, and Mrs. Norms L. Kenny of Knox- ville; one son, Wayne E. Smallwond of Knoxville; one stepdaughter, Lorraine Anders of Frederick; three stepsons, Cecil Clipp, Jr. of Winchester, Ronald Clipp of Columbus, Ca and Sherman (Jerry) Clipp of Jefferson; one sister, Nancy Boyce of Churchviile, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grand~ 6 great-great-grandchildren, and a number of step-grandchildren. LEONARD W. COOPER Services were conducted 1;unday afternoon from the Brown Funeral Home, Lovettsville, Va for Leonard Warre~ Cooper, 62, of Hagerstown, Md who died last Thursday at Martinsburg VA Medical Center. The Rev. Michael W. Kretsing officiated, burial was in Union Cemetery, Lovettsville. Born Jantmry 31, 1921, in Brunswick, Md he was a son of the late ERon and Alice Belle Cooper. He was a retired painter with Mar- tinsburg V.A. Medical Center and was a past commander of Charles Town Post 3522, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Edith Kent Cooper, whom he married 37 years ago; a son, Randy E Cooper, Hagerstown; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Brown, Lovetts~dle; two nephews and two great-nephews. JOHN D. UNTON Services were conducted Saturday morning from Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church for Jolm David Linton, 68, of Inwoed, who dled Wednes- day, May 18, at Martinsburg City Hospital. The Rev. Walter Bowers of- ficiated, burial was in Rosedale Cenetery. Arrangements were by the Brown Funeral Home. Born March 6, 1915, in Berkeley County. a son of the late Clarence Arl- in~ and Eva Virginia Newkirk Lln- ton, he was a graduate of Hedgesville and the Graham VeterinarianScheol, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was S member of Gerrsrdatown Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and elder. For ~0 years he managed the Trammed Hollis farm, then was employed with the C.H. Musselman plant until retirement. Presently, he was associated with his son at Boltz' Hardware Store, Mar- ,as He is survived by his wife, Helen Virginia Gantt Llnton, at the home; a son, Charles E. Linty, Inwood; a da~ter, Mrs. Mary Ann Brarmon, Bunker Hill; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Shipley, Hagerstown, Mrs. Katherine Kees, Mrs. Thelma Pittsnogle and Anna Margaret Linton, all of Martinsburg; five grandchildren; and a number of and nephews. sing Home in Dalton Georgia. The Rev. Charles Cathcart officiated, burial was in Samples Manor Cemetery, Dargan, Md. Born August 7, 1910, in Berkeley County, he was the son of the late Walter and Mable C. Worton ]?rather. He was a retired employee of the Charles Town Race Track and former- ly was a farmer in Berkeley County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie E. Cox Prather. He is survived by two soos, J.W. Prsther, Hedgesville and Louis W. Prather, Martinsburg; three daughters, Earlleen Medline, Dalton, with whom he made his h0Mle, Mable Chambers, Pennsylvania and Agnes Prather, Martinsburg; a step- daughter, Millle Burrss, Indianapolis, Ind.: a step-son, John Good, Hedgesvifle; two brothers, Edward and Walter Prather, both of Martinsburg; and a sister, Agnes Coliis, Martinsburg. He was preceded in death by a son, Jack Wayne Prether, and a brother, Louis M./'rather. An election will be held in Jefferson County August 23 for a supervisor to represent that emmty as a member of the Eastern Panhandle Soil District. Any perm of veting nge residing in Jefferson Cmmty may become a caw didate for this office by filing a valid nominating petition. A valid petition must haw the signature of at least landowne~ (thrseor more acres) and be reeeived at the office of the Stale Seii Conservation Committee by July 2S, 1aM3. Petition forms may he obtained by contacting the Eastern Panhandle Soil Conservation District, Room 42S Federal Building, Martinsburg, 2S3-75,or the office of the State Soil Conservation Committee, Guthrie Agricultural C~l~r, Ch~leston, WV 25S06, MS-2204. l wther information regarding the ttm of this afice may baeb. tained by contacting either of the two addresses mentieeed above. Polling places for this electim will be listed in a legal advertlsenumt in the local newspaper aPlrmdnmtely SO and 30 deys prior to tha date of the electlon. PART OF HISTORY FROM PAGE ONE Olive P. Braxton, George V. King, FYanels Braxbm and Walter Newman. The lX gmn wns coueluded with the bene ct/oo by the Rev. David Bicki of Ranson. The structure which was originally referred to as the Halltown Baptist Cburch and Sunday school, was buiR In 1901. l~.vontually it grew into a com- munity ehm'eh providing years of sea- vices for both black and white intbe community. The little church became a beaeon of spiritual uplift, as well as irovtdin8 avmum for social cem- mtmicatiem of all ngm. The building was by the black mm of the elmrch who pve of their time, labor and material-, out of their meager ear- nings. At tbe immmt flmt are rely four of tim ori mal Immmbn of tbe cburch still living and all mw reside in Bolivar. Mr. Ernest Lewis was at one time tr sm of the Chapel. The land on which the ehupel r, ids was cut frmn the Rioo Hall Estete. It mmmmm ft by m0 ft. The Ompel bas only an IS-R by n R. Interlor. But ac- e(m21nE to Mrs. Braxt the chapel SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Format's Park P001 Opening May 28 To Offer Pnvate Lessons The Jefferson CotmW Memorial Park swimming pool will open for the com- ing Smnmer semum on Saturday May 28, at I p,m. R was annotmced this weak by Glonn Edwards, perk manager. The pool will he open from 1p.m. un- til 8 p.m. and the pool will also he open on May 29 and May 30 from 1 until 5 p.m. Admission to the pool will he 50 cents for the baby pool; ~ cents for children 12 and under; and $I.00 for all 13 years of age and over. Regulation bathing suits are required. Edwards said private swimming lessons are now being scheduled. In- terested persons should omtaet the life guards at the followt phone numbers to reserve a time for lessons for your ehildr~. Lisa Mozingo, tfagerstown, Md coach of the Park's swimming team 301-739-(}325; Gina Mozingo, 301-739-0325; Susan Mentser, 535-S~1; Jondra Wilson, 725-8633; Mike C~vagnaro, 725-9441; Karen Swain, 725-6112; Trscy Kidwell, 7"25-6369; Lisa Lutman, 725-7922 and Lesley Sisk, 725-7922. where she once taught a Sunday school class, was a literal "beehive" of com- munity activities in tl~ 1940's and 19SO's. But after most of the congregation died or moved away, the Little Chapel was abandoned and left to fall down and decay. The land for the Chapel was donated by the late Daniel B. Lucas and his wife, and the deed is dated Novomher 29, 1901. The initial move to restore the church edifice was made b.v Mrs. Olive Bray ton and her husband, Francis when they arranged for a meeting of the four surviving members of the church, and some other interested persons at St, Phillips Episcopal Church in Charles Town some time ago. In addition to restoring the Little C1mpel to its original beauty and use, the trustees of the building hepe tosee its mune on the Federal, State and local Historical Registers and also to ~puu-antee that it neve be soki. but will remain a Memorial church forever. State Police Probe Breaking, Enterin s The Jefferson County detachment of State Police is currently investigating two breaking and enterings and one case of grand larceny. Last Thursday, Peter A. Quistpard Route 2, Harpers Ferry, reported a breakin"g and entering at his residence. Stolen were a shotgun, a stereo system, fifty albums, a black dwhito and items with a total value of $710. Last Friday, Eva Pearl of Pearl's Grocery, Route 1, Harpers Ferry, reported that a beverage cooler had been forced open and three cases of beer, valued at $44. stolen. And finally, police were asked to in- vestigate the disappearance of Sheba, a one-year-old Doberman, reported missing from her pen at Route I, Kearneysvilie. The dog is valued at The 12th annual Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival will be held June 10, 11 and 12 front 10 a.m. tmtil 8 p.m ac~rdi~ to officials of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, the sponsoring organization. The affair will he held once again at Zoar, on a part of the Job Corl~ land located between Harpers Ferry and Charles Town, Just off Route S40. As in past years, admlssloo will be ~.00 for adults and SI.00 for children &15 years of nge, Food and drinks will be sold and you are invited to picnk on the grounds during this weekend sttbe festival. This event, acclaimed by many to he one of the major festivals on the East coast, will feature blue Ip'ass music on Saturday and Sunday in addition to having over 160 eraftspersons partic patlng. All craftupe sons have been pre- judged for to insure quality in their particular field. A wide selec- tion of am and crafts will be offered. One of the more unusual crafts is made by Brad and Kathle Finn of Wooden Mountain Pucfl . These puzzl are not only decoratioos, but are also durable enough to be taken down and played with. The pu~ are hand crsfted by the Finns using barn woed frames aed s non-taalc acrylic finish. Be sure to stop by the Wooden Mountain Puzzl display and say hello to Brad and Kathie. For furth information, call toll free of West Virgizda, or in West Virginia (S04) 725-2056, write: Jeffm.son County Chamber of Omm~rc~ Monntain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival, P. O. Box 4~, Charles Town, W~t Virginia 25414. ADVOCATE -- THURSOAY~ MAY 26, 1983 ! P TOP PERSONALITIES AT RALLY - Shown in the above picture are the top personalities who participated in and or were recognized on the program started Saturday to raise funds to save and restore the "Little Chapel," located in Halltown. They are as they gathered in front of the little stone structure which was formerly the Halltown Baptist Sunday School and Church: (left to right) - Mrs. Anna Shelton and Ernest Lewis, original members of the church, Mrs. Olive Braxton, a descen- dant of one of the original members of the church and who helped initiate the restoration move for the church; Frances Donald Eyster, whose family operated the Halltown Paperboard years ago and who provided much to the church, Dr. John Washington, ferson County Historical Landmarks mission; George V. King, who is chairman of the restoration project, Frances Webster, a sister one of the four original members still and Mrs, Anne Lewis, ! Yl Bertuccio, Mamie Calafiura, Rosa Hankey, Michaeis, Dee Mo,~er, Sharland Trotter, Jinx raine Wilt and Helen Allen is the ACBL Director game starts at 7:45 p.m. need of a partner may call Planning is underway by Jefferson hmches are being packed by ve onteers County United Way leaders to conduct and loaded into other volunteers' cars a Tbank-You tour for the m~jo in- for delivery to the ~. While dustries division and other gem~'ons there, representatives of the Jefferson givers to last year's successful United County Red Cross chapter, Shezmndeah Way drive. Womens Center, Jefferson Memorial According to Mary Elinor Peters, Park, Animal Welfare, Boy and Girl United Way campaign leader, Jolm Scouting would explain the various la'O- Nerdahl of the 3-M company and gran and services, all fundedbythe United Way Major Industries Divi- United Way. sion's chairman was so pleased with "If everything goes on schedule, the campaigns conducted by Jefferson there should he time for questions and County's corpm-ations such as Dixie answers," according to A.R. Hoxton, Narco and other industries last Fail, United Way preaid~t, who also invited that he was seeking a way to pay all interested United Way eontributors tribute to the management and to join the tour by ~ 725-GIVE workers whose efforts helped to push (725-4483) to make reservations. "The the drive over the top. tour is primarily f~ the major in- The purpose ~ the tour, according to dustries division," Hoxton said, Nerdahl, is not 0nly to say thanks, but "because that division has been crucial to show these United Way volunteers to our United Way successes." how their United Way dollars are spent to sen the entire county. I Corbin Scores Plans are still quite tentative, Net- Jen, dahl cautioned, "but it looks like June Best In Bridge Play noon" will be the date and time. "That doesn't give the 14 agencies Jenny Corbin scored best in the much time to plan a brief over.qew of March games of the Charles Town tl'--,~x services, but we knnw they no less Duplicate Bridge Club with 14 perfor- than we of the United Way are anxious rnance points. She also paired with Vin to say thanks to the community as well Catozella. the highest game total of the as to show campai~ workers how the year to date of 71% of perfect score. community is served by agencies sup- Pauline Hudson and Fred Mayer tied potted The UnRed Way," Nerdahl said. for second in performance points with According to prelLminary plans,nine each. followed by Louise Ramey ~tatives of the major tndnstries at seven and Vin Catozella. Jane would gather at the Committee on Ag. McFarland, Lynn Welsh and Rikki ing, West 5th Avenue in Ramon, bet- Welsh with six points each. wenn 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. After seeing American Contract Bridge League and hearing about the Senior Center, master points are awarded in the week- ten-minute presentations would be ly Wednesday night games at the Civic made by the Potomac Omter, Eastern Center: monthly performance points Panhandle Training Center, Golden accrue at 3-2-I for first, second and Rule Health and Panhandle Home third places in East-West and North- Health Nursing. South competitions (Mitchell move- The tour would them go to Little ment) and 6-4-2-1 for the first four PeqplesPlace, a block away, forafirst- places overall ~Howell movement)~ hand look at day care in action and an Other master point winners in March explanation of the intensive learning were John Allen. Craig Dodson, Harriet program for tots there and at Hayes, John Robert Allen, Bob Sh~town Day Care. Beckett, Jim Kearney, Jerry Willlams~ Meals on Wheels would be the next Giony Allen, Peggy Lacy, Judy Moler, stop on the tour due to arrive as the hot Naon-d Moses, Margaret Steptoe, Helen Impromptu Spurs Desire Bigger, Better An impromptu 43rd Charles Town High Class of beld at the hems of Shannondale May 7. held by all, reminiscing "good o1" days at a fme dinner Door pries following categories: for travelling the farthere wife, Alice, of Seattle, grad living the closest area, Reinbart "Buck" and the grad travelling distance, Charley Peel', Ann of Shannondale. categories were presented at first reunion The officers group as follows: Tom (he drove the car), vice president (he bad the pagne), and Charley Pesx, treasurer (be lost). Bulldogs Seeking Championship Peg+on n high :boot championship will be (Thursday) ~~md mond at Shenandoah fersen in the sectimml title in the regional semi-finaL at Shenandoah Jtmction. Liberty advanced over Morpntown. For the second game, MarUnsburg played ball. And Coach Bulldogs runntn spin, in the pat. Jim eareey eqht hitter for Hamilton bad a pair Brown a two run homer St pe- chased hems a bases loaded double. Protect You A funeral trust with o lic,~mm~l plon by which tbe tr~st, which it sovings ond moy be withdrown at Crusade For Christ Underway At Fairgrounds This was the scene as the annual Jefferson County Crusade For Christ opened at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on the Leetown Road, continuing through this Friday with services nightly at 7:30. In the above photo, evangelist Dr. Thomas God- frey is shown delivering his initial message. Identif'mble behind on the platform are Robert Oft, left, and Reid Geronimo, lay leaders for the crusade. lurm~rol hon~.~ offer bond, are obJi~tions by which set sum to onoll'~r for Stove space, marker r,K-*ptode, although not octuolly be ul~KI for ~. Th. morm~, Ion~ your+. For comp~-te infornm2fk~n arrangements Ond plor~, mk tbe tot, Donald Harpers Ferry, W.