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24 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JUNE 1,1978 I I I I IIII I II I "It is not what you gain, but what you save that makes you richl" (Benlam in franklin Our saving passbook accounts earn 5 % compounded Interest quarterly from date of deposit to date of Shepherdslown School Science Fair Blue ribbon winner Kevin King displays his project testing the effects of cigarette smoking at the 2rid annual Science Fair at Shepherdstown Elementary School. Fourth, 5th and 6th grader's worked more than six weeks in preparing 30 projects, which were judged by science teachers from Jefferson County schools and Shepherd College. Among the projects were "How Light Behaves", which examined refraction powers of water; "How Does the Digestive System Work"; "What Makes Night and Day?"; "How Can You Make an Electromagnet?"; hatching baby chicks; fermentation; an electronic math quiz; and the effect of low frequency sound on sea monkeys. Elementary science teachers Mrs. Cheryl Lawrence and Mrs. Pat Sturges organized the fair, in which about 60 students participated. third year in participating in this program, the library collected enough labels to win two cassette players and a metric measurement kit. Although the program is of- ficially active for only .two months of the year, the Harpers Ferry Junior High School iV Jill If Jlbg WV.I ILdLN/h d JImdPllLdUFdPNBO ,,,__me m Library will accept labels all throughout the year. If any person or group would like to help collect both Campbell's and the school at any time. The library has already begun collecting for next year's label drive. Mark F. Sunback Mark F Sundback, son of Mr. 'and Mrs. Eric H. Sundback of Route 1, Shepherdstown, graduated magna cure laude from Dickinson College. He also received The William Lennox Open your account to00/ayl Franco-American labels, they Avis Prize in United States can mail them or bring them to History. 725 - 207T I I I IIIII Illll I I I I I II I I [11 III I II I I I I II TOLBERT ELECTED COUNCIL PRESIDENT Students Affirm Ease Of Computer Voting Mike Tolbert, son of James and Shirley Tolbert, of Tuscawilla Hills, was elected next year's student council president, defeating Carolyn Coyle, 261-224. Kerou James won for vice-president over David White, and Gordon Hendricks defeated David Minor, for parliamentarian, in the only other contested elections. Running unopposed, Dilly Umscheid was elected as secretary and Tom Young was voted treasurer. Tolbert's victory in the I I L PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON BY GREG MAZZONI Jefferson High School students, voting in precinct elections for the first time, elected a new slate of student representatives on May 19, and in theprocess gave an unofficial mandate to the county's use of computer-based voting machines. Stacey Reid, Student Council president, announced results of the election at 1:30 p.m., one half-hour after the polls had dosed, following lunch period voting. Entered by the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA at the Capitol in the City o Charleston on the 20th day of April, 1978. CASE NO. 929O GENERAL TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE SOUTHEAST. a corporation. Tariff filing issued for the purpose of concurring in the rates and regulations filed by C&P Telephone Company for Foreign Exchange Service. WHEREAS, on the 5th day of October. 1977, General Telephone Company of fhe Southeast, a corporation, filed tariff changes, duly verified, to concur with the rates and regulations of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. The Commission m of the opinion and finds that the aforementioned tariff changes should he investigated and that a hearing should be held on the matters involved herein. IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that the matters in- volved in this proceeding be set f0r hearingto he held in the Commission's Hearing Room at the Capitol in the City of Charleston on the 6th day of June, 1978, at 10:00 a.m.. EDT, at which time and place the applicant shall appear and offer evidence in support of the aforesaid tariff changes and" anyone may appear and make such objection thereto as may be deemed proper. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED tha' the applicant, General Telephone Company of the Southeast, 've notice of the filing of its aforesaid application and of the time and place of hearing thereon by publishing a copy of this order once a week for two successive weeks, the first publication to be made not more than fifteen (15) days prior to the 6th day of June, 1978, in newspapers published and of general cir- culation in the Cities of Bluefield, Mercer County; Welch, McDowell County; Romney, Hampshire County; Peter- sburg, Grant County; Moorefield, Hardy County; Keyser, Mineral County; and Charles Town, Jefferson County, making due return thereof on or before the day of hearing. A Copy. Teste: Freeda P. Jones Acting Secretary May 25-2t " I I I11 I II I II I I Member FDIC I I* I J president's contest was the first for a male since 1974 and only the second in the school's 6-year history. Members of the school's Elections Committee, chaired by senior Amy Propst and buffeted with volunteered poll workers, conducted,the precinct voting and ballot tabulation. Of 1,111 eligible student voters, 492 cast ballots. The 44.2 percent return rate was lower than, past elections but students previously had been given ballots in the classrooms. But on Friday eight voting machines, on loan from a Pennsylvania manufacturer were assembled throughout the school. David Ash, County Commission administrative assistant, instructed the student poll workers in use of the machines. Affirming Com- mission's contention that the computer machines are easy to use, Ash explained the system in less than fifteen minutes, early Friday morning. All instructions were given, and voting machines assembled, between 7:45 and 8:00 a.m., when voting began for James Rumsey and early release students. Polls then were closed until lunch period, when all other students could vote. Poll workers stamped each voter to ensure that students oted only once. Ms.. Propst and Election Committee members began ballot tabulation immediately after the polls closed, using a "precinct ballot counter" ad- vertised as able to tabulate 45 ballots a minute. With briof instructions from Ash, the 492 ballots were rapidly counted, at maximum of 30 a minute. Ash demonstrated to the committee a pre-tabulation read-out, which shows the number of votes already cast. The tape read zero, and Ash explained the use of lead com- puter cards, which instruct the machine of the number of positions voted on, the number of selections permitted per contest and the number of candidates per contest. Six of the 492 ballots registered "error" on the tape. Five processed correctly whe0 resubmitted to the ballot counter. When a sixth ballot failed to register, Ash explained procedure for county elections. A duplicate ballot was punched, ideotical to the original, beth were registered in handwriting, and the duplicate then was The tape recorded a running total of votes tabulated, and to the students' joy -- and Ash's relief -- it showed identical results on a second counting. Election committee members expressed gratitude for the time saved in ballot tabulation, and students were extremely pleased with the voting process. Results of a non-random poll of about 12 percent of voting students, conducted in- dependently by the Spirit, showed that voter turnout was due largely to use of the machines. More than half of the respondents said the machines attracted them to the polls. And by a vast majority -- 79 percent -- the students said the machines were easier to use -- and more fun, many added -- than paper ballots in previous student elections. In the words of one sophomore female, "The voting machine is good, easier, fun to use -- and I love it!" Ambrose Winner In Contest For Labels DOUGLAS AMBROSE' Douglas Ambrose, son of Mr and Mrs. John A. F. Ambrose, Charles Town, was the winner of the Campbell's Labels for Education contest at the Har- pers Ferry Junior High School. Douglas collected 2,850 Camp- bell's and Franco-American labels - almost 50 percent of the total collection - in order to win a calculator. Runners-up in the contest included Terry Staubs, 572 labels; Loretta Reed, 283 labels; Will Miller, 183 labels; Whitney Howell, 180 labels, and Glen Wiltshire, 137 labels, This year, Harpers Ferry Junior High School Library's Muller Named Acting Head Of Harpm Ferff NH Pa00 Hugh Bell Muller has assumed the duties as acting superin- tendent of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park replacing Ronald N. Wrye on May 15. Wrye was appointed assistant superintendent of Yellowstone National park. Muller, born in Geneva, Switzerland, is an American citizen by choice. He graduated from Miami University in Florida with a B.S. Degree in biology and entered the National park Service in 1958 as a Naturalist at Everglades National park. Other assignments were to the Virgin Islands, Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smokey Mountains, Harpers Ferry Summer Recreation IPropm For Leetown Summit Point Parks Announcement was made Wednesday by Barbara Bennett, co-director of a Summer Recreation program for the Leetown and Summit Point Parks, that the program will get underway June 19 and run through August I daily, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., under the direction of the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission. The program will he carried on at the Leetown Park on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and at the Summit Point Park on Tuesdays and Thur- sdays. More information on the program will be announced later, it was stated. Lawson Botts Hem Histoff On,Forming OI Charles Town Hospital Lawson Botts Chapter U.D.C. met at the home of Mrs. Charles Ahalt on Tuesday, May 16, with Weekend savin 3 for $12 Dress shirt special. Short sleeve dress shlrta In easy care t Polyester/Cotton. :l Solid colors and stripes. 141/2.17. Special 7.99 Men's putter pants. Polyester/cotton casual pants in navy, natural, green, or tan. 30 to 42. 20%off Men's knit shirts. S lie 1.91 to 10.40 Reg. 2.39 to 13.00 Every short sleeved sportshirt in stock is on sale. Choose nylon or polyester/cotton knits in solids, stripes; pocketed or not. Buy a summer's worth in sizes S,M,L,XL. 25% t060% o. Fashion Fabrics 1 Now 1.66 to 2.99 Reg. 2.49 to 3.99 An assor- tment of white cotton & cot- ton blend fabrics. 36" to 45" wide. Fabric by the inch Now 15' Reg. 25' to 37 . One seam sews a skirt or a shirred sun- dress. You've got it made for less than s5. Center, National recently was Services at i Region. Muller has just Nicaragua, where he States and the Service in in their planning first national many awards is Achievement dinating the Bicentennial D.C. Muller, 46, Spring, Md., two children. Shop MON. & FRI. 9--9 TUES., WEQ., THURS., &SAr.'-- S o1978 JCPenney CO., In, 00gCP00nney the by the Hammond, Lord's Prayer flags. "The book by Bell been given to the Library in Mrs. Louise for her dedicatio to the many, many Old and new discussed with the to be held at t] Camilla and it will be a occasIon. Charles Town was originally Spirit of Jefferso notes by Mrs. and Mrs. W. refreshments werei hostess. Don't be what talents the woods silent if no except those 4.88 Canvas It's a super unique group handbags. styles to everybody. colors, Of 72$'