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114 No. 24 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday June I, 1978 24 Pages Per Copy. lk 00des Town Photo &, Gif! Shop Changes. Chades Town Lions Ownersh,p Today, Tim !inn Sells Gift IClub Cops Awards Shop To Mr. & Mrs, W,ll,am Van To. [At e00S00te 00nalerence '  NERS TAKE OVER -- The Charles, Town Photo and Gift Shop- ms been the property of Threll Tim Sinn, for the past 32 years, ,came the property of M,r,. and Mrs. William "Bill" Van Tol, with Over of the keys by "Tim this morning, Thursday, as shown in the m'e. Also shown in the picture is' Mrs. Pat Maye, who has been  withVan Tol Florists for some time and who is also shown, second the picture, will be the new manager of the Gift Shop and Greeting ess, which will retain the same name and remain in the same "Zor at least the next two months. I aod ted at 231 W. Mrs. Pat Maye, currently t, 't'in°wnedd°Wnt°Wn]and] FloristaSs°ciatedshop,WithwillthemanageVan TOlthe Mr, M ax Brown Lc_Pest 32 years by ] new business in its present -- 0 K prominentl lo00tion and also it is J Shghtly Imp PII businessman, I moved. She will be assisted at the property  ] least for the time being by Mrs. William "Bill I Cathy Fisher, who is now The condition of Max Brown, _and operators I associated with the shop. prominent Charles Town ts, 131 :] f And so, after some 32 yeam newspaperman and community leader, who was critically in- .rtt, Charl Tim Sinn i going back to the hobby and business in which be jured in a two-car highway tf the change started wh he first came to was Thursday, over the Shoppe and to Mr. real estate and Shoppe. Mr. Charles Town in 1939. Tim ac- had taken up residence in 3efferson County in 1936; having come to Millville from Frederick County with the Potomac Edison Company. A native of Hager- stown, Md., and a graduate of Hagerstown Schools, Tim opened his first photographic accident which occurred March 140n U.S. ute 340, just West.of Charles Town near Rilpon, has shown some improvement in the )ast several days. Max, general manager of the Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate, is now a patient at the Western Maryland Center, Bahransville Blvd., Hagerstown, Md., where Awards at the 56th Annual W. Va., State Lions Convention held this past weekend in Wheeling. The most prestigious of these is the District Governor's Contest which is tantamount to being named the No. 1 Lions Club in the district. It is awarded for overall performance in the various phases of Lionism. Charles Town is part of District 29-I comprised of 16 counties in Northeast West Virginia and containing 67 Lions Clubs. In addition to the District Governor's Contest, the Charles Town Lions won the District Governor's Growth Award for net gain in membership and first Those from Charles Town attending the State Convention were President Daryl Johnson and his wife Alma; President- elect Chester Foley and his wife Sue; Zone Chairman Creighton Propps and his wife Dot; and Past District Governor Hugh Via and his wife Esther. At a luncheon meeting held on Friday, May 26, Past District Governor Hugh Via of the Charles Town Lions Club was elected Chairman of the Past District Governor's Association. for the year 1978-79, thus bringing further honor to himself and the Charles Town Club. Associate Minister Named At Asbury U. M. Church Here of studio in a room in the old Mason and Building in 1939 on a part-time operate a basis, also staying on his job. II  Lphic shop with Ptomac Edison at the n of the Millville power plant until 1946. floor. From 1941 until 1946, he did Tol said in photographic work with the that Charles Town race tracks and for at least s and under .which R to 129 W. m the room Christian a I begin an and this area Van Tol the and in" the new Van Tol been expansion for some years he not only worked as a track photographer at the local tracks, he also did the same type of work at a number of Maryland race tracks as well as in other parts of the country. It was not until May 10, 1947, that he combined photography with a gift shop and opened the Charles Town Photo and Gift Shoppe. And now, after a vacation of fishing on the Eastern Shore, it will be hack to just photography for Tim, with his operations to be carried on at least for the present in a back room of the building. There is another interest which Tim has that he is not giving up however, and that is his barber shop singing en- thusiasm. Both' in Hagerstown Turn To Page 6 Asbury United Methodist Church of Charles Town proudly announces the appointment of Debra Ball Kilbourne as aSsociate minister. Rev. Ball KUbourne is a native of Iowa and has attended several schools in preparation of her entry into the ministry. She is a recent graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, has held various positions "with churches *tmciuding being ]klucation Assistant at First United Methodist Church in Gtorn¥:lrk, Iowa, Debra and' her husband, the Rev. Gary Ball Kilbourne will living in Bolivar. Her husband will be serving as the minister of the Bolivar Charge serving Bolivar, Eagle and Millville Churches. The members of the congregation greet this DEBRA KILBOURNE welcomed addition to their ministerial staff. A reception will be hold at Rev. Earp's parsonage at 219 S. George Street, Charles Town, on June 4th, 4:004:00 p.m. Wednesday his condition w.00lHighe r Power Rates described as improved and stable. Max was taken to Jef- ferson Memorial Hospital im- mediatelyf°ll°wingthehighwayIPlaced Into Effect accident where at first it was thought that his most serious injury was a crushed knee. But [ some hours after being admitted I t°thel°00lbespitalhise°nditi°n[By Potomac Edison deteriorated and he was rushed to Washington County Hospital in Maryland for surgery to relieve pressure on the brain. He remained a patient in the Washington County Hospital until several weeks ago, when his condition improved to the point his doctors felt he was ready for therapy treatment. He was then transferred to the Western Maryland Center for this type of treatment. Shortly after being transferred there, Max's condition deteriorated somewhat and it was not until this week that he has shown any real improvement Max is being permitted brief'visits by his friends. Higher electric rates that will] increase the average monthly[ hill for a Potomac Edison I residential customer about $61 went into effect May 24 under/ bond and subject to refund in l West Virginia. The first bills reflecting the increase are expected to be mailed next week with the higher rates being applied to electric service received on or after the effective date. The rate increase, if approved by the West Virginia Public Service Commission after ad- ditional hearings are held, would increase Potomac Edison total electric revenues from the utility's 59,000 customers in the state by about 23 percent or $7 million annually. Increases for customers may vary from this percentage depending on their Lyh Tabb Re-named Head Of Democratic Executive Committee rate schedule and amount of ....... - • IBIoodmobil The PSC has scheduled ad- -,,. ditional hearings On the request I beginning A"gust 8 in To Be At Lions Charleston. The PSC may make an interim decision hefore their Ce00er June 15 final decision in the case. If the Commission's interim or final decisions grant to PE less than the total requested, any excess revenue collected between the! rates now going in effect and those approved in such decisions would be refunded to customers with interest at the rate of 9% percent a year. The increase requested was based on Potomac Edison's operations in West Virginia in 75-__5L_5 ...... WEATHER Period Thursday through Sunday: Thursday and Friday fair attd warm with highs in the mid 's. Saturday a clmnee of showers and cooler, hl Upper 7O's. Sunday fair. Nighttime lows are expected to range in the upper M's to low 60's. . FROM MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE HELD MONDAY M HILL CEMETERY BY JACKSON-PERKS LEGION POST Monday at Edge Hill Cemetery when JacksonPerks Post held its annual Memorial Day Service to honor those of war in the service of their country. A representative to observe the activities, which featured Rev. Marcus United Methodist Church as the speaker. Mrs. Shirley the American Legion Auxiliary, presented a memorial war veterans. LYLE C. TABB The ten members of the Jef- ferson County Democratic Executive Committee met Tuesday night for the purpose of re-organizing for the next year, and to make plans for the Fall election campaign. And the committee re-elected Lyle C. Tabb, prominent Jefferson County dairy farmer of Leetown as chairman of the committee. Also re^-eleeted were Joseph P. Christian, Jr., prominent Charles Town mortician and civic leader as vice-chairman Mrs. Marjorie Johnson of Kearneysville, as treasurer and Mrs. Margaret Harris, of Harpers Ferry, as secretary. Mrs. Bianca James, of Charles Town, was elected as associate vice-chairman, replcing Mrs. Carolyq Snyder of the Kabletown District. Newly elected members of the committee introduced were: 300 Seniors To Graduate June 7 At Jefferson High A total of 300 Jefferson High Seniors will don caps and gowns and parade in double file onto the Jefferson High football field, weather permitting, next Wednesday night, June 7, at 7 p.m., to wind up their high school careers and move out into the big wide world and new and broader horizons. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the school auditorium. The occasion will be the an- nual Commencement exercises and the seniors, along with parents, members of the school faculty, and other special guests, will hear and see members of the graduating class do the speaking honors. The two top students in the graduating class -- Karen Sturges, class valedictorian and David Josephs, class salutatorian, will deliver the main presentations to the class and then Miss Sue Knott, a member of the faculty; being honored this year by the graduating class, will make a brief presentation. Walter Ranalli, president of the 1978 class will give a reading also as a part of the com- mencement program and this will be followed by presentation of the diplomas to the graduates i by Warren Carter, principal of the school, The jefferson Band will provide the appropriate music for the processional and recessional marches of the graduates at the beginning and finish of the qro_gram. Town To Face Write-in Vote Only one person filed for Branson, Paul Miller 111 and candidacy in the Shepherdstown Leonard Moore will be mayoral race -- and he was challenged by John Wilmer and  declared ineligible. As a result, former councilmen Wade Banks the town's next mayor will be and John Harris. elected by a write-i.n vote. Town Recorder Margaret Mayor Charles Bosley, who is Didden will be opposed ,by serving his first full 2-year term Howard Wilt III. '  after having been appointed in  The only mayoral dateto 1975 to complete the unexpired file  deadline was Garrett William "Bill" Boyer, of the term of 34ime mayor Silas .ank, J, to meet Kabletown District; Mrs ,rr,. emiir this ,, Barbara Robinson, . , . Mat D, ter ' ' ' ..'hjr' cismn not to S tO a the Hlwpe F District. All/'rye 2-year Town is lw ciecklng Other members of the corn- tswillbe decided of all  cam Turn To Page6 conms[. Inchents Charles Town Jayce. Recognize Outstanding County Personalities Once again, Saturday night the Charles Town Chapter of the Jaycees, one of the county's most civic minded organizations, took time out to honor a'number of Jefferson] County's more outstanding personalities. And at the same time they gave recnition to a number of other individuals and 1976. PE's last rate increase of organizations, along with the news media for their assistance $2.1 million allowed in West and cooperation on Jaycee Virginia was based on 1974 projects during the past year. operations. The PSC reached a final decision in that case in! The occasion was the annual April, 1977. Jaycee awards night dinner held "These higher rates are ab- at the Lions Center in Ranson, solutely necessary if we are to following a social hour and meet our. obligations to supply preceding several hours of electrical power to customers in dancing. Upwards of 75 members, their West Virginia," according to PE wives and-or lady friends, executive vice president and along with a number of special general manager J. M. Me- guests, saw the top Jaycee honor Cardell. "We all need to _ the Distinguished Service i recognize that the hard decision mt be made between higher Award, go to Glenn Edwards, of costs service in the future." Charles Town, as the county's Included in PE's construction most outstanding young man for program over the next several the past year. Glenn was years is about $185 million for presented the DSA plaque as the company's share of the shown in the top picture to the right, by Shirley M. Hunt, Trust Pleasants generating station Officer of the Bank of Charles Turn To Page 6 Town, who has long been in- terested in the promotion of Jaycee work and programs in the county. Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Edwards of th Church Street, Charles Town, has long been associated with:youth work in both this county and Hager- The next visit of the Red Cross stown, Md., and is currently Bloodmobile unit to Jefferson managing the Jefferson Elementary School, Harpers County will be Thursday, June Memorial Park this Summer. He Ferry, as the county's toF 15, andthis time it will operate also worked with the youth educator; L, L. "Buck, from the Lions Center on North program, especially swimming, Willingham, of Charles Town, George Street in Ranson from at the Hagerstown, Md., YMCA long an outstanding member of 10:15 elm. until 4:15 p.m. ac- program last Winter, the Charles Town Citizen's Fire cordingto Rondo Smallwnod and The second hit Jaycee Company, as the county's most Henry "Hank" Jovanelly, co- award went to Mrs: Charles P. outstanding fireman the past ehoi of the Red Crass Blood "Mary" N. Singhas, of Preston program Street, Ransoa, who was named Members of the Charles Town as the cnty s m sttstanding la'onsClub will be sponsoring the !Senior Citizen in the county the visit etd making lhone calls to past year. Mrs. Sinhas was a.!so solicit blood donors, it was recognized for her outstanding i stated. They have also mailed work with the mentally retarded !out post cards seeking blood children in the county. She is donors to some 125 different shown being so honored in the verson bottom picture to tlm right, with " Smallwood and Jovanelly said the presentation of trophy by they expect to have an extra I Shirley M. Hunt .... nurse at the Center this time to [ Other special high honors avcida backlog of donors as was lpresented by the Jay,s went to the case at the April visit of the [ Mrs. Terry "Judith Penwell, a Bloodmobile teacher at the C,W; Shipley t CORRECTION In a letter to the editor carried in the May 25 issue of the Spirit of Jefferson, written by Hflda C. Judd,. of 212 Adrian Street, Holiday Hills, Kingsport, Tennessee, Mrs, Judd had year; Raymond Burckeri a commented how sorry she and member of the Charles Town Francis were to hear  the Municipal Police Department, serious accident in ich Max as the county's most outstanding! Brown;managing editor of this law enforcement officer the past newspaper d ,been involved, yearl and Steve Diehi. former But: somehow when the letter star athlete at Joffersozi H ared t in the paper, and now a star baseball pla the word sorry at Shepherd Chllege, as the chang ed:t° happy. We county s most outstanding  much this kind ttlin athletel happening, especially  R The Jaycees also presented a into]yes a letter to  itor ial award to AI Sner, which the writer has ned: d Charles Town in recognition  her name;  wh 8o his h outstanding completely changes e service'Is meaffmg of whathey s