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p Awards To High Students Society Daughters of the American n awarded two Good Citizenship )Jefferson County High School seniors. Currier, center above, of Bee Line Presented the medals. Stacey Reid, of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reid, of received the Bee Line award and right, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph of Shepherdstown, was given the Ford Chapter award. were selected by the faculty of school. The choice is based on ents of honor, service, courage, and VIEW County, W. Va., been joined vs. the Army The Upper has been a dam project. the displacement 675 homes, and 19,500 acres acres of Pasture, 2,650 County will lose All of this in only 200 comes from Farmer s of of Engineers we the report HOWever, tale after tale from other states convinces us that this is probably another case of the government getting their machines in gear for destruction and pillage before they look ahead to see what they are "wroughting." Many people here remember condemnation proceedings on the Bardane Road and out in Summit Point when the government declared that they "must" have two different sites for a communications system "necessary" to the welfare of the country. Mr. Rodgers in Baane lost his whole farm. Three farmers in Summit Point only lost part of their farms. That was a while ago. The land went off our tax rolls and the government spent great amounts of money putting wiring, poles and fences up. Goliath won in Jefferson County. Last year the brains that be in AUCTION LE REAL ESTATE Y/JUNE 3, 1978 12:00 NOON / Chestmt Hill Road 'r/ Piper Town Road ,el R.F.D. Harpers Ferry, W.Va. of/Charles A. Grove EXecutor ofthe ESTATE of A Grove, We Will Offer ic Sale the following Real Estate "Mountain Retreat" 11/2 Acres with Spring Improved Iy 4 Room Dwelling Other Outbuildings of CHARLES TOWN of the Estate Charles A. Grove Day of Sale: Balance at Closing E. Miller, Auctioneer ,LE of Personal Property will be the Same Day, ing at 10:00 AM DEPARTMENT CHARLES.TOWN (3041 725 2'071 Washington decided they didn't need all those communications and the land was declared surplus. Sanity and fairness would have suggested that the farmers could have the land back for the sum they paid plus percentage for inflation. It was not to be. Very generously Goliath offered it to the County government for use, or to the School Board, or to anybody if they would just keep it off the tax rolls and out of the hands of those productive farmers! At the same time, the ,overnment was trying so hard to give its surplus land on the south side of the Road away, it was looking for land on the north side of the Bardane Road to buy for a Berry Farm. Amazing. As anyone who knows about the resources of the Federal Government could have guessed...they found the land on the north side of the Bardane Road while abandoning the land on the south side of the Bardane Road and promptly began the construction of a fruit farm. Well, we couldn't run a business that way. As a matter of fact, considering the taxes we have all paid for the purchases of these various plots, and the extra taxes we pay for carrying them on the books free, we don't think it's the way to run a government. The people in Lewis County have not lost their homes or their farms yet. Our experience in lhe Eastern Panhandle has been small potatoes compared to theirs. And they need help and support. Governor Rockefeller has signed the state legislation to allow this to be done. No need to write to him. But, Senators Byrd and Randolph should respond to letters and petitions. As a matter of fact, Senator Randolph is chairman of the Public Works Committee and he has a great deal to do with the Army Corps of Engineers since they do most of the Public Works projects. On the 10th of June, the Upper West Fork River Watershed Association is having a tour of the area so that W. Virginians may see just what will be destroyed by this dam, If there is interest, the Farm Bureau can give information about getting there. If one is concerned, as many of us are, now is the time. i i Special Task Force Set To Enforce Speed Limit Brigadier General H. F. Mooney, Jr., superintendent, i Department of Public Safety,: announced that Governor John D. Rockefeller, IV, has provided federal funding for the im- plementation of a special task force to enforce the 55-mile per hour national speed limit on selected interstate highways as well as the West Virginia Turn- pike. The primary purpose of the patrol being to reduce highway accidents and resulting deaths. General Mooney said that the task force will he commanded by Lieutenant J. T. Gribben, Company Commander of Company "E", West Virginia State Police, and the patrol will be utilized on highways selected by speed profile and accident analysis. General Mooney has indicated that the 55-mile per hour speed limit will be enforced. He urges every citizen to observe this national speed limit and is hopeful that the presence of a concentrated, highly visible force will encourage voluntary compliance. Eagle Forum Slates Anti-ERA Feelings Eagle Forum of the West Virginia Panhandle met at the hme of Mrs. Gladys House, May 23. President Mrs. Lela Gardner openl the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. "Stop ERA" pins were presented to members who contributed to the fund for electing anti-ERA legislators in Illinois and North Carolina. Reasons advanced at the meeting as to why there should be no extension of time for ratification of ERA were discussed. It was noted that the original ERA resolution passed SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JUNE l, 1978 9 Congress March 22, 1972, stated that ERA must be ratified by three-fourths of the states "within seven years". It is now in the hands of the states. Boy Scouts Name New President In Area One Region Charles L. Glanville, Norfolk, Va., was elected and installed as president of Area One of the Southeast Region, Boy Scouts of America. As the top volunteer leader, he will be responsible for Scouting in three states: Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. This action took place during the annual business meeting of the Southeast Region which was held in conjunction with the National Biennial meeting of the Boy Scouts of America currently taking place in Phoenix, Ariz. Glanville has been honored by the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth in his local council. His business affiliation is with Tidewater Steel Co., Inc., where he serves as its president. The Shenandoah Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is a participating agency of the United Givers Fund of Jefferson County. Mark F. Sunback Is Graduated From Dickerson College Mark F. Sunback, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric H. Sunback, of Route 1, Shepherdstown, was one of 330 seniors at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in commencement exercises held the 205-year-old Pennsylvania liberal arts college on May 21. Another 70 Bachelor of Science Degrees were also awarded at the commencement. Sunback's degree was in history and political science majors. **** The balanced, rational life includes a portion of play and pleasure. i GENI:HAL00STDRES Satisfaction Guaranteed JUNE SALE Tst-2nd.3rd. 200 W. Washington St. Charles Town, W. Va. 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