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June 8, 1978

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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JUNE 8,1978 13 PEOPL BANK OF CHARLES TOWN A GROWING BANK FOR A GROWING COMMUNITY Century 21, Security House Opens staff members and corporate members are shown above at ribbon cutting ceremony which opened the new Century 21- Inc., offices here on Thursday, June 1. Cutting the ribbon is Wean, president of Security House, Inc. to right in the photo are Tom Dux, of steed Mortgage Company of Md.; Skeeter Welsh, John Christman, vice-president of Peoples McKenzie, secretary; George Vickers, of the Chamber of Com- McGehee, president, Chamber of Commerce; Earl G. Wean, secretary; John Propps, resident vice-president and sales Donald R. Wean, president; Lucia C. Brady, sales representative; sales representative; Ethel L. Wean, corporate vice-president and ; Ed Saville, sales representative; Harry McMahon, sales :ative; Cathy Creamer, secretary; and Dean Bush, sales June 20 InCharles Soil, Water Conservation Public meetings servationist, for Jefferson in West County, says, "this single piece June and July of legislation is very important new National to the people of Jefferson County because it will allow them to provide guidance and direction to the USDA in developing a national program of soil and water conservation." For more information please feel free to stop by the SCS office at 209 East Third Avenue, Ranson, or call 725-3471. The president will present the i program to Congress in January 1980. The goals chosen -- based on resource studies as well as information from citizens -- will guide future federal con- servation efforts. Assistant Secretary of Agriculture M. Rupert Curler, speaking of the 3,000 meetings nationally, said "This un- precedented series of public forums is being held in response to the Soil and Water Resource Conservation Act of 1977." Conservation aig M. U.S. Soil Con- (SCS) an- dates today. be held in 54 local, citizen m Jefferson ZO, at Charles Town Gary trict Cr OIL CO. INC. SUMMER FILL-UP PROGRAM 1978 'k * DISCOUNTS -k "k * * GALLON PLUS 2% CASH TEN DAYS NET 30 DAYS IS THE TIME TO SAVE MONEY ON NEXT WINTER HEATING BILLS, ALSO YOUR RAGE TANK,k- -k- EFFECTIVE "JUNE --- JULY--- AUGUST f CALL 725-7021 OIL CO., INC. 267-8721 PLIES TO NEW CREDIT APPROVED Travis Matthew, Monica Faith and Paul Douglas Propst, Jr. Following dinner at the Steak House, the Propst family moved to the home of Mrs. Angus for ice cream. Dr. Sizemore Meets With Make Today Count on June llth Dr. Hiram Sizemore will meet with Make Today County on Sunday, June II, at 3 p.m. at the Education Building of Asbury United Methodist Church. Make Today Count is a support group for patients with life- [ threatening illness, their families and all interested persons. 'The meeting is open and everyone concerned is invited to attend. Please call Bessie Kelley at 725-6064 or Naomi Moses at 725-5695 for further information. To Observe Seventh Benevolence Aux. Birthday June l lth The Benevolence Auxiliary of Zion Baptist Church, Josephone Street, Berryville, Va., will celebrate its seventh an- niversary on Sunday, June 11, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and hear the Rev. James Johnson, his dynamic choir and congregation. Refreshments will he served following the an- niversary service. SHENANDOAH JUNCTION Miss Lillian Myers Dial 725-5168 He added: "We anticipate spirited discussion of such South Jefferson Ruritan Club controversial issues as preservation of prime farmland, announced their annual chicken water pollution from agriculture and construction, irrigation needs, flood protection vs. flood plain zoning, cost-sharing and other incentives for applying soil conservation to private lands, and wildlife porotection." State Conservationist Right urged any person with a point of view on aspects of conservation to attend a meeting and express those ideas. Further information is available from any SCS office or the state's 14 soil conservation districts, co-sponsors of the public meetings. Mr., Mrs. Propst Honored by Family On 30th Annivemff Mr. and Mrs. John Propst, of Ranson, were honored by their children and families upon the occasion of their 30th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 4, with a dinner at the Steak House in Martinsburg. Present for the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Propst and children, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Propst and children and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Angus. The Propst's are the parents of three children, Ronnie and Doug, both of Ranson and associated with their father in business, and Mrs. Paula Angus, of Leetown, a teacher in the Berkeley County School System in Martinsburg. Paula and Doug are twins. The honorees also have four grandchildren -- Traci Michelle, barbecue will again be held at the Bardane Community Center on Saturday, June 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. Senior citizens, 75 and over will be served free of charge, all other adults $3.50 and children 12 and under, $2.00. The bar- hecue will consist of . a chicken, with Ruritan special sauce, cole slaw, applesauce baked beans, ice cream, cake coffee and iced tea. The public is invited. Captain William E. Miller, of Gales Ferry, Conn., has returned home after having rd Mobile Home Sales HAS IT l ON DISPLAY 14'x 70' 'With Real SPECIAL ON SALE .EWIDE LESS THAN ;16,995.00 * / o 1|118 ALL 1978 MODELS NOW ON SALE 14' And 12' Wides 2 And 3 Bedrooms I II I I I MOBILE HOME SALES, INC. 667- 2354 or 667- 2358 ' Ave. New and Used Dealer No. 1808 Winchester, Va. spent the past month with his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. J. Clive Myers and Miss Lillian Myers. The Rev. Royce Chancy will he serving the United Methodist Churge for another year. The many friends of Mrs. Robert Eilertson, of Charles Town, are sorry to know she is a patient in Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Charles Town, and are wishing her a complete recovery. Mrs. Floyd Farreli has been a patient in Jefferson Memorial Hospital and her friends are wishing a quick recovery. Mr. J. Clive Myers is a patient at the Veterans Center, Mar- tinsburg. Mrs. Katherine Rudolph, of Winchester, Va., spent Saturday with her aunt, Mrs. Cabel Tapscott, and sister, Mrs. J. Clive Myers. The world has many people who find it easy to denounce almost everything. I Panhandle Poetry Anthology Printed Harpers Ferry -- Shenandoah [ Poets, an anthology of poems[ written by residents of the] Eastern Panhandle, will be on[ sale this weekend at the annual [ Mountain Heritage Arts and I Crafts Festival. The anthology, a project of the Jefferson County Arts Council, was co-edited by Georgia Lee McElhaney and Judith Jenner. It includes information about each of the contributors and original drawings that correspond to many of the poems. Proceeds from the sale will help defray printing costs. Shenandoah Poets sells for $2.50 and can also be purchased at Ott's Business Supply, Charles Town; Stowell Gallery, Harpers Ferry; The Bookend, Shepherds,own; and at the Martinsburg Public Library. Miss Luciile Bush Presented Sketch of Formation of First Charles Town Hospital To UDC At the May meeting of Lawson Botts UDC, held at the home ( Mrs. Charles Ahalt, Miss Lucille Bush gave a most interesting and enlightening sketch of the formation of the first Charles Town Hospital, which was taken from the files of the Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate in 1943. The sketch which was written for the Spirit by Mrs. Graham Wilson, reads as follows: Miss Lucille Bush gave a sketch of the formation of the first Charles Town Hospital. The following items of interest have recently been collected in regard to the Charles Town General Hospital and it has been suggested that the people of our town might like to think hack forty years, when the hospital was begun. But first let us go hack 144 years, when Samuel Washington and his wife Dorothea, conveyed the land on which the hospital is built, to one James Duke. This deed is to be found among the records of Berkeley County, June 6, 1799. The owners have been, ac- cording to deeds found in the Charles Town Court House, James Duke, Henry L. Eby, Robert T. Brown, Andrew Kennedy, Mary A. R. Kennedy, Thomas Rutherford, Sarah M. Kennedy, Anna M. Forrest Catherine M. Henderson, S. W. Washington, and Richard E. Venning. Mrs. R. E. Venning has sent herein the following in- teresting notes: In every community there are emergency cases that require immediate operation of the ] i patients will due, such as acute appendicitis, strangulated hernia, etc. Jefferson County had its share ! It is difficult for us to understand in these days when most everyone has a car and often drives to the nearest city. How adverse many were at that time to going to a hospital among strangers when sixk, probably if we landed in China i we would not feel quite so i strange. So Dr. Venning saw cases all over the county where it was operation or death, and a hospital at home was needed. It was not an unknown sight to see old "uncle" Lou Rutherford driving the Spring wagon loaded with a wash boiler of dressings, basins, etc., and a lard can of sterile water, to the other end of the county. Following him would be the doctor with his in- struments, all sterilized on the kitchen stove. Now a kitchen stove is a very crude and im- perfect sterilizer (if we had only had a modern pressure cooker.) But still some lives were cer- tainly saved. This led to "wishful thinking". If we only had a hospital! Our house might he enlarged for such a purpose but where was the money? The Jefferson County people are public-spirited. So Dr. Venning went to prominent citizens of the town and county and one or two at a distance and asked them to subscribe for stock, there was no gas rationing in those horse and buggy days, which they did. Thence I remember the doctor took a trip to New York and interviewed Peter Winchester Rouss aroused his interest and he gave I Wild, Wonderful West Viruinia invites you to their... I ' I II II I I I 7th ANNUAL Mountain Heritage Arts l Crafts Festival Come relax with us as you enjoy one o! the most prettitaous arts and crafts festivals on the entire east coast You'll see over 130 craftspeopie demonstrating and sellng native crafts that have been care'fully screened for their h;gh quality wares. Continuous enter- tanment wilt be provided and ou are invited to picnic on the estival grownds. Admission of S2 for adu(, includes free park ing. $1 for hilden ages 6 to 17 No pets. p(ease. June 9,10,11,1978 NEAR HISTORIC Harpers (Just of} U,S. Route 340) CALL  FOR US YOUR CONCRETE MIX We Handle All Concrete Jobs Professionally CARPORTS " PATIOS " DRIVEWAYS " SIDEWALKS BASEMENT FLOORS  POURING . FINISHING FREE TURF CONCRETE Estimates PRODUCTS Division of Turf Enterprises Pk. 725-7612or $ 25-9233 - Ckwbs Town, W.Vo, ill mill IU i II @ I ili liberally. The nurses were as follows: Miss Effie Oliver, Miss Fannie Roberts, Miss Gertrude V. Eddy and Margaret May Border. This was the period 1916, 1917 and 1918. One of the big moments of my nursing days at the hospital was the morning I was sent out to "St. Hilda's Hall" to give a guest a treatment and make her comfortable. I found an elderly, gray haired lady, refined, gentle and sweet. When she introduced herself, what was my amazement to learn that she was the widow of General "Jeb" Stuart, of the Confederate Army. The happiest days of my life were spent in Charles Town; the people there are so different from any place else in the United States." Going back still further, we have this information from Mrs. W. B. Hammond, formerly Miss Laura White. Miss Anna Hughes was the capable efficient superintendent of the hospital in 1908 when I went in training, her sister Miss Laura, acting as hostess - incidentally, a nicer person never lived. She was kind to patients and nurses alike. Some of the nurses in "my day" (1908 or 1909), were Miss Grace Markle, Miss Louise Hall, Miss Valley Markle, Miss Rice and Miss Helen Young. George Rutherford and Adam Taylor were cook and orderly. The bed capacity was ap- proximately ten to fifteen. Two beds on the back porch were in use and usually one or two in the halls and reception room. Miss Ann often gave up her room to some very ill patient and at times the nurses who slept on the third floor, would be asked to vacate their rooms. Dr. R. E. Venning was the chief surgeon, assisted by Dr. Phillips and Dr. Albin. Dr. Venning was busy day and night, patients were brought in from Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Sandy Hooke Front Royal and Lutay. II seemed as though we were battling with death day and night. Those of us who trained at this hospital finished out course at Glendale or Hansford, W. Va, It is a "far cry" from those days to the present, with our modern operating room, elevator, ambulance, at- tractively furnished rooms, night and day nurses, and "last but not least", the Hospital Auxiliary. LEETOWN Mrs. Ruth Locke Dial 725-8309 Mr. and Mrs. Charley Brewer have returned from a weeks vacation with Major and Mrs, Wayne Brewer in Ft. Leven- worth, Kansas, Major Brewer will be leaving soon for overseas duty. Mrs. Fay Hammond and Mrs. Alexander of Shippinsburg, Pa., spent Sunday with Mrs. Ruth Moreland. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Victor Blue who celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on June 4, We were glad to have Rev. and Mrs. Frum in the church on Sunday. Mr. Charles Poe was the speaker. A large crowd from the U.M. Church took the "Walk for Heart" on Sunday, June 4. The Bible School will be held June 19-23 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the U.M. Church. Mrs. Millard Edwards is the grandmother of her first grandchild. Mr. and Mrs. James Edwards announce the birth of a son, Dustin James, born in the Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Mr. Billy Owers, Jr., is a patient in the Jefferson Memorial Hospital for tests. Mr. Paul Jefferson is a medical patient in the Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hendricks, recently married, are living in the cottage at Rose Hill farm. S1UCK & ALGER Pharmacy, Inc. DIAL 725 2621. Charles Town HOURS: Daily 8:30 a. m. to lop. m. Sunday 12 to 1:00 p. m. Presents: HUDSON'S E Sale Potent formulations at economical prices for those who know the value of Vitamin E Reg. Sale Product Description Price* Price* E.100 I.U. 100 Caps. $2.29 $1.99 E.200 I.U. 100Caps. $3.79 $2.99 E.400 I.U. 100 Caps. $5.99 $4,99 E.600 I.U. 100Caps, $9.69 $7.99 E.1000 I.U. 50 Caps. $6.99 $5.59 "Based on suggested Retail Price I / lira roll am STOP BY AND SAVE ON THESE SPECIAL ITEMS AND ALL HUDSON e PRODUCTS lllll 110 14"BLADE &C00AIN MOULTON MACHINERY I vo.l ,Save i I Sl:00 I $1.701 $1.4ol Regular Retail Value $128.N ll l,!i illll l Im l,i