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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 197 HELP THEM JULY 4TH-800I Two big events are coming up in Jefferson County next week. The first ll  Tuesday, July 4th and the second on Saturdayo.JUly 8. On July 4th the Shepherdstown 'sClub will stage their fourth annual picnic celation for the pleasure and en- joyment of the residents of not only Jefferson County, but all of the Eastern Panhandle. This July 4th celebration, the only big one to be held in Jefferson County, will take place at Morgan's Grove park, located on State Route 48, about a mile outside of Shephewn. And it will be a day for the entire family with all the real old-fashioned fun and fellowship that canb e provided by volunteer help and donations. : The festivities will begin at 1i a.m. and be climaxed at 9 p.m., with a big feworks display. In between the opening and closing events, there wiU be food of various kinds and beverages galore, along with the old time cotton candy, there will be games, and for the children, various ltinds of games, along with pony rides. Then of courSethere will also be music aplenty, both vocal and instrumental. And of course, picnic chairman, Clarence Kefauver, said you can bring along a picnic basket for yourself and the family and sit in the shade of the picnic shelter and trees., send the youngsters to participate in the games and con- tests and just wait around for the big fireworks display. On Saturday, July 8, the ahnual "Festival in the Park" day, will be held at Jefferson Memorial park, with Robert Ott, serving as general chairman, and lining up a program very similar to the one to he offered at'Morgan s Grove TUesday, but without any fireworks as the Climax. Both of these projectsa/e being held as fund-raisers and so we urge the public to make plans to attend both and not only enjoy a day of food, fun and en- tertainment, but at the same time, help two great benefit projects. ADVERTISING SPENDING We have thought for a long time that one sure way to cut down on, andpossibly even balance the Federal Budget, would be for theGovernment to cut down on the tremendous, spending annually on Public Relations costs and also the costs of advertising the various services which the Federal Government offers. For instance, the Federal Government is now spending hundreds of millions, or possibly billions of dollars, advertising the variety of services it offers to the public. ActuaRy there is no accurate figure on these costs to the taxpayer, since the various organs of government are not required to report all such spending as such. ? But anyone certainly c readily hear and see the growing outlay of monies for these puriboses, just by listening to the tad}o, and-or viewing television. More and more these dys we are being told via radio or TV how to apply for thisaid, or that aid, and how to apply for government grants, loans and in many cases, out- right gifts for this or that. And of course, to think up the ideas and formats for these programs there has to be high salaried pubtie relations writers and ad- vertising men and women on the public payroll. Then of course, there are the thousands more who spend their time, and tha taxpayers' money, trying to tell the public via radio and TV of the great things their respective departments are doing to make your life better, but ypur pocketbook lighter. One tremendous savings in tax dollars would be the elimination of the thousands of huge billboards placed all across the country, in fact at just about every site where con- struction is taking place, in which Federal funds are being used. These signs go to great pains to tell the public just how wisely their tax dollar is being spent to give you, the public, something which you are already entitled to . The House Appropriations Committee recently requested the OffiCe of Management and Budget to require all Federal agencies to report their ad- vertising budgets so it could be determined how many millions, or billions'of dollarsis being spent. But it got very little response: Generally speaking, to our way of thinking, it is not necessary for the Federal Government to spend millions, or even an  tintted half billion dollars to :advertise its serviceS. There are many ,,ther ways this could be donee;most for free. The temptation for bureaucrats to build  bigger and more costly programs by adve, ising for more applicants, and or patronage is considerable. Congress should at least put controls of this needless spending, or better still eliminate all of it which is not absolutely essential,. which would only be a small proportion of it. JUST TOO MUCH MONEY! If there was any m0re poaitive proof needed that the present Congress and President have been deleing out our tax dollars with abandon, without taking a good look to see if the money the various Federal govern- merit departments:request'in the budgets is really needed, it certainly has been provided the past two months. . Yes, for the past two months, the Federal Govern- ment has not been able to spend all the money the President requested ,in his budget for the various federal agencies and aprlated by Congress. As result, the Federal ficit will be smaller than had been expected/,4md while this is good and we are certainly not taking isSue with the lack of excessive spending, this announcement of "thrift by accident" should prompt evecytax-aying American to ask the question...Just how many millions and-or billions of dollars does Congress approve in the various departmental budge-ts that is not actually needed? It's really something to be'concerned about when the Federal Government l finds for two consecutive months, that the PreSident has recommended and Congress has acqUiesed in providing more money than can be spent, Budget officials have said that the reason for this most unusual happening is that there was a down- ward revision in outlay estimates, whatever that means. We hope it does not mean that for the next two months the tax-payers tax (iollars will not be spent extravagantly in order just to make up for the surplus shown the past two months. Of course we feel sure now that the budget officials have let it be known to the various governmental agencies and departments that they are not spending public funds as fast as they were supposed to, this will all change quickly. In fact we would guess that someone in government has already devised a way to see that the American taxpayer will not be shocked again by under-spending by the Federal government. v .,WV .r .V,. V  .V,. v.r v v v .,qr v v v v v .Nv-v v - Letters To The Editor Ik .k .AlL .Ik k,..dk -L .dk .k ,A .dk AIk .dk .,1 .,dkL .,g..,dk Ag..Ag..dl .rig.. vvvvvvvvv vv vvvvvvvvv A FARMVIEW proponents agree now that it BY PAT WAIT will. One of the most bitterly fought Sylvia Porter has projected issues of the 1970's, the Equal that women will have to come up Rights Amendment, is headed with their own money for Social for a showdown this summer in Security. Right now many the Congress. Proponents of the women are collecting haft. again amendment have managed to their husbands amounts simply have a bill introduced to extend because they are wives. Their the time limit for ratification, husbands are "responsible" The original amendment which under the S. S. law for them. Let passed the Congress and was the amendment pass and that sent to the states in 1972 called cannot possibly stand. No man for seven years to allow the can be "responsible" under law states to ratify. Now, coming up for a woman. Not even, I predict, on 1979 with three states short, the proponents of the amend- ment want to change the rules. They want seven more years. They would be a tough team in the World Series. If they couldn't for her debts. As a married, nonworking woman wouldn't R be possible for my husband to disavow all the charges I sign. Couldn't I stay married, con- tinue to llve in my home, as long win fairly in nine innings, they as it is in his name, and file would be after the "ump" for at personal bankruptcy without least another seven, debtors having any rights to The "sense" of a con- collect...sinco no man would stitutional amendment is that it under the law have any must be passed in a responsibility for me? "reasonable" amount of time so Congress can end this non- that it is consistent with t sense right now by voting down sentiment of the country at the anY extension of the time for time of its inRial introduction. In  of the Amendment. The this highly techr/cal age in majori, of the people in the which we live, fourteen modern county have shown their  years would be equal to at least disfavor in polls and referen- thirty horse and buggy years. Fourteen years would certainly be considered a generation. At the end of a fourteen year period, there could be many legislators who were not even eligible to vote when the amendment was introduced da...be sure Rep. Staggers "and Senators Byrd and Randolph know how you feel. City of Charles Town Charles Town, W. Va. June 22, 1978 Mr. Don Rentch Doesn't all this make a "farce of the "One Man One Vote." law? Can a small arrogant group at one stroke throw out "States Rights" and the '"One Man One Vote" law? Let us see that ERA is rescinded in West Virginia. Virginia B. Kable Dear Sir: A home of our own -- that has been the dream of each American. A husband and wife work -- save -- do without other ! things to acquire a home. J. E. Carter showed his willingness to take from Americans that dream. On October 5, 1977, he signed two UN treaties: The UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the UN Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Both were advocated by the Soviets. Truman, Eisenhower, Ken- nedy, Johnson and Nixon had rejected the treaties, despite their high sounding names, because they deprived citizens of the right to own private property and committed our country to socialism. The difference between socialism and capitalism is the right to own private property. Under socialism, the govern- ment owns all property; under capitalLzation, individuals own property. As finally drafted, the UN Covenants Carter signed would authorize "nationalization" of any private property "con- sidered necessary or desirable by any member country..." sanctioning the theft of private property. The Covenant on Civil and Political rights would permit complete censorship of the press and give communist agents the right to operate freely within the UN trying to overthrow*0ur government. Article 4 of the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and ral Rights says the "state" (mtibn) may subject rights to limitations to promote "general welfare". This means the federal government would he committed to involve itself further in the economic, cultural and social affairs of our nation just when Americans want a cutback in government roles in Spirit of Jefferson these areas. ,'way back in '72. Charles Town, W. Va. [ Article 11 requires govern- As a matter of fact, in the six Dear Den. |ments to assure adequate "food, years since it was introduced Again, and now in this man-|clotblngand housing." Article 13 many things have come to pass ner I want to thank the Jef- |provides for government control which the proponents said in the ferson County. Chamber of ]of education, asserting that all beginning would never happen. Commerce on behalf of the great school centers must 'urther the Women in labor unions have lost Charles Town City Council, the their privileges "as women". No longer can they "pass" on the best City Manager, J. Robert heavier jobs. If they are not Cain, and the wonderful organization "P.I.A. -- Pride in physically able to do the labor in Action" for the award. For those the next promotion step, they people of the county who were lose their senority andr take a physical disability leave, in not in attendance, this plaque California, women working'at was presented in recognition of night jobs 'for the Bank of the work done in restoring and America are no longer given cab renovating Charles Washington fare or an escort service to their Hall, both inside and out. It is, ears for their protection. The and was, with sincere ap- men working with them preciation that I accept this demanded equal treatment. The award. Very truly yours Bank of America found it too D.C. Master costly to extend the protection, Mayor so now the ladies take their chances. Charles Town, W. Va. Under the Pennsylvania state June 24, 1978 Equal Rights Amendment, in I was shocked to read that the W. Wiegund vs. Wiegand, Sept. 19, Va. Democratic State Executive 1973, the state Supreme Court Committee voted unanimously ruled that sections of the state, to send a format protest to the law which permit separate Democratic NationalCommittee maintenance for the wife, for selecting Memphis, Teim., alimony and support during fur the Dec. mini-convention. Dtigatien and attendant fees and This becauae Tennessee had costs are unconstitutional. The voted to rescind the Equal decisions of state courts which Rights Amendment. Is the Dem. are working with their own Executive Committee saying Equal Rights Amendments are that they do not believe in prime indicators of what kind of "States Rights"? Don't the decisions can be expected people who live in Tennessee nationally ff the amendment is have a right to rescind any bill ratified, passed that the people of Ten- This decision and many more nessee feel is unjust? like it are the reason that three Is the state Democratic states which had passed the Executive Committee saying amendment in 1972, have not that they emiorse blackmail? rescinded their vote. During Isn't it blackmail for one group these six years many states and to demand that no conventions activities of the UN." Article 50 states "the provisions of the present covenant shad extend to all parts of federal states without any limitation or exception." Thus all power would be cen- tralized in the federal govern- ment -- a clear violation of the tenth amendment which reserves to the people "the powers not delegated to the United States by the Con- stitution, nor prohibited to it by the States." These UN treaties will,not stop the oppressive rule by Com- munist dictators. Nor would they curtail the murderous activities of dictators. To prevent abridgement rights of U.S. citizens, John Ash- brook introduced H. J. Res. 32, called the Bricker amendment because a similar amendment was introduced by Sen. Jolm Bricker and failed to pass the senate by a single vote in 1954. Will our senators vote to abridge your right to own your own land by passing the UN treaties? Perhaps a flood of letters opposing the treaties would persuade Robert Byrd and Jeunings Randolph to vote against them. The same letters should urge adoption of the Bricker amendment, so that in the future could there be no un- derhanded attempt to take away our dream of a home of our own. Lela Gardner News Oi-Other Years 10--YEARSAGO,-10 ":ndilpe*  mulberries at the same Donald Hetzel resigns as head time. baseball and assistant football DEATHS: coach at Charles Town High RohertShirleyMcGolrick dies School to accept another at his home in the St. Margaret teaching and coaching post. Apartment in Charles Town; Shirle Riley is appointed as Miss Laura Jane Hughes dies at the new County Extension Agent the home of .her niece in Rich- 4-H in Jefferson County, el- mond, Vt.; Richard B. Smith, fectiveAugust 1, 1968, according Jr., dies at his home "The to Franz I. Taylor, Area Glenn" near Wickiiffe; Mrs. H. Director, W. Va. University, E. Willard, of Alexandria, Pa., Area Center, in Keyser, W..Va dies at the home of her brother ears, resigns because health. MARRIED: Miss Ann Jacqueli ShepherdstownL of Linde Ludwig Gf D.C.; Washingtonl B. Mathena and  Harper, both of ! County; Miss MsumEI Johnson and Rodeffer, both of Robert L. Alex [ tinsburg and Miss I I of Washington. ,i DEATHS: ,dse: Miss Mary LouiK/!rql'S HC Citizens Fire q  uP a sl yume you IM Tapes tr LOon e yc, I Not Meeting i1 _:..a.g of Citizens' Fite  Charles Towp will ncen r o, -e the n,l,',wort July ....  ,Jl',, addit  na falls on the Four  :' The president  xbers be before the PP $$*$ The Citizen's Fire Company of Charles Town, is judged as the Best Appearing Fire Company without a matching unit in the annual parade staged through downtown Winchester, Va., in connection with the ahnual convention of the Northern Virginia Firemen's..Association. in Frederick, Md. Jimmy Boyd, Melvin Zombro and Charley Owens are selected All-State. 50 --YEARS AGO -- 50 MARRIED: Harriett Elizabeth Dotson, of Halltown, and Beverly Douglas Taylor, of Charles Town. MARRIED: John W. Irvin is appointed Miss Mary Wilson Sager and Posjfraster of Charles Town, fo[ Mr. Gerald McClellan Stum a four-year term on the all members be recommendation of both of Shenandoah Junction Congressman F. L. Bowman. August I meeting Miss Katherine Llewellyl DEATH: Squibb, of Wheeling, W. Va., and C. Triplett Hardesty of Clarke Rev. Manning L. Smith, of Charles Town; Miss Brenda County, dies at his home in September. Jackson, of Millville, and Mr. "Pleasant Vale" near Summit Bryan E. Hoffmaster, of Point. Bakerton. DEATHS: Thornton O. Costello, 70, of Harpers Ferry, dies at his home; Paul Lewis Ballenger, 39, of Hillsboro, Va., dies unex- pectedly n Moundsville; Mrs. Jewel Ann Hardy, 24, of Chestnut Hill, dies in the local hospital; Will B. Koonee, of Rosewell, Ga., and formerly of Harpers Ferry, dies in a hospital Life would be   7o- YEARS AGO-- 70 joyable if mo, v Dr. St. George Tucker Brooke, U in Atlanta; Charles I. Lynch, 69, Let's take a look at our West of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Virginia debt. Several members Charles Town, dies in the V.A. of the West Virginia Legislature Hospital in Miami, Fla.; Capt. are asking questions regarding Alfred Thomas Clay, 80, retired the fees being paid attorneys as U.S. Navy officer of Shepherd- "counsel for the sale of bonds stown, dies in the Bethesda Beyond this, no doubt the at- Naval Hospital. torney fees will become an issue Fire which is believed to have in the coming election between been caused by lightning during Democrats and Republicans. a brief storm, does extensive Former Governor Moore was damage to a two-story dwelling taken to task for selecting a located on E. Liberty Street and favorite law firm in New York to the contents of the house, to handle the state's bonds. The Charles Town tennis team Before that an associate of scores their fourth consecutive former Governor Barton was victory of the season without a accused of taking a fee from the defeat, when they stop the bond attorneys who admitted Martinsburg team by a 6-I score they had assigned him no work. in Martinsburg. It has cost our state $57],,000 iv Airman First Class Walter E. counsel fees to sell a total of $700 Carper, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. million in bonIs. It has cost Walter E. ,Carper, Sr," and a $000.in fees tsell $10{) million Security pOliceman in the 49th school building bonds. Tactical Fighter Wing in Ger- Persons who held the original many, is a member of a unit that West Virginia Turnpike bonds earns the U.S. Air Force Out- thought that the legal firm which standing Unit Award for out- prepared and recommended the standing achievement in bonds should be held responsible maintaining its combat but they were never able to readiness while converting from make the point. It is predicted the use of the F-105 Thunderchief that by 1980 the Turnpike will be to the new F-4 Phantom. caught up with back interest Mrs. Margaret Bloom of payments and within twenty Ranson, prominent and most years may be able to retire the active civic leader in the Charles bonds. If the Federal GOvern- Town and Ranson area, and a ment takes over the Turnpike, member of the faculty at the the bonds will be paid off on Hillsboro, Va., elementary schedule. The Turnpike needs school, is re-elected president of someone to take it over and the Loudoun County Education make it into a four lane highway. Association. Our bonded indebtedness The Rev. Manning L. Smith, amounts to 1.6 billi about $I,000 debt foe: woman and child i  million pop. Highways, $797 L. aided school insu" million; Housing I Fund, 216 m|llio%., Regents, $161 milli0 , $133 million; capi., $28 million; Park I. $18 million. Armories, $5 d field, Wetzel bridge, 41 school systems, $ 10 city parks, dviC' million; five city s systems, $6 bridges and million. : Local revenue inc!udedl number of The last issue 0 Read Bonds sold i rate of 5% plus West Virginia fiRy percent this would equal straight who want to buY the cost to the the West Virginia enjoy the price successful "lari be ying os borrowed money many years. formerly of Charles Town, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Manning Smith, of Charles Town, assumes the duties as rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Moorefield, at St. George's Chapel in Smoke Hole. 20 -- YEARS AGO -- 20 DEATHS: William D. Bowers, 86, retired employee of the Berkeley Woolen Mills in Martinsburg, dies at the Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md.; James Grove, local restaurant operator, dies in the local hospital. MARRIED: Miss Catherine Butts, of Bolivar, and Mr. Alfred_ P. Collins, of Greenville, W. a.; Miss Sandra Lee Payne, of Martinsburg, and Mr. Paul David Miller, of Kearneysville; Miss Ina Mae Williamson, of Rockingham, N.C., and Dr. Gilbert Leo Hendricks, Jr. of Jefferson County; Miss Ruby OR and Mr. Lyle Estel Wilt, both of Harpers Ferry. 30 -- YEARS AGO -- 50 Jesse B. Judd is elected president of the Charles Town Lions Club, succeeding George Cole. Miss Sadie Buckner of Bolivar, has a tree growing in her yard hearing green pears Byrd's.Eye By U.S. Senator Robert Agriculture's When nature destroys a farmer's crop, through drought or storm, he usu- ally determines that he must try again the next year. However, when a farmer loses the value of his crop through unex- pected fluctuations of crop prices, he understandably feels betrayed by an eco- nomic factor he cannot control. Consumers and taxpay- ers, as well as farmers, are at the mercy of fluctuating farm prices. In the last few years, those prices have jumped to new highs or plunged to record lows. A sudden increase in the cost of energy, boom-or- bust price changes caused by world food shortages or surpluses, sudden and sharp increases in the value of farm land, and the impact of inflation on the cost of packaging and processing farm products plight of er. We ily farms. impose trois. We the number operatives. provide a tary controls ity reserves. of these course, are Americans. eratives are range quire a participation order to be large scale. native is wag 1977 the one tested this first time. This strengthen through prices, reserve numy citizens have taken a shall he held in any state that second look at all the ira- has not voted fer the Equal plicattons of a woman not only Rights Amendment or upou having equal rights, but equal voting for this Amendment hu responsibilities. That principal, voted to rescind it? hammered lntdthe Is this Democracy at work? can he taken to these extremes. Perhaps it is time the Women will be drafted (ff we Democratic Party (my party) have another draft) and will lets all the people know Juat what serve in combat alongside men. they do stand for. The flrst time some fellow on the To have a Constitutional front lines charges that he is Amendment passed under such being discriminated ngaimt and undemocratic preure would bet shot at bocauae he is a certainly be leaving the, Con- man he will have women situation wide open f other fighting with him. When the unequal amendments. amendment passed 21 states in The most shocking  ailis that the first ten days of March and 'our own Senator Robert Steptoe April, 1972, proponents said that must have been part of this as it this could not happen. Even was a unanimous vote. ,Yvv vvvv v,y vvvvvvvvvvv v vv vvvvvvvvvv SPIRIT d JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE ESTA |LISHED! 1844 * MAX UOWN DON IINTCH ID/i'OR-PUIL/$HI/ NIWS !DITOR i Published Every Week at The Offices oThe ' 41FFiliSON PUIUSHINO CO. ,110 North Ooorlle Street CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. 2414 SUBSCRIPTION Price: $7.50 Per';tear SecondClaas Postage at U.S. Post Offal CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. 25414 Cllamges of Address, UndeUverable Copies, Orders for lcrlptinus and Other Mall Items Are To Be Sent To: P.O. BOX 221 CHARLF TOWN, W.VA. have all contributed to the economic risks which farmers face. In 1977, American farm exports were valued at $24 , billion--nearly three times the value of 1970's exports. Much of our balance of trade depends upon main- taining or increasing that agricultural export mar- ket. Yet bumper crops in 1976 and 1977 transiated into low unit prices to farmers--and painful busi- ness losses to many of them. Secretary of Agriculture Bergland has stated that there are four possible so- lutions to the economic voluntary pluses moved from held in leased to the prices reach level which fair return Farmers control the the time are This is solution to but it and economic family is of all of sumers, l