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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOA'I['E THURSDAY, JUNE 29,1978 DEATHS... FUNERALS MRS. GRACE MULLER Graveside services were conducted last Friday at Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling, W. Vs., for Mrs. Grace Muller, 74, of Springfield, Va., who died last Wednesday in Arlington, Va., Hospital. The deceased was a former resident of Charles Town, residing at the Turf Trailer Court for about fourteen years She was a native of Astoria Long Island, New York. She moved to Springfield recently to reside with a niece, Mrs..Grave Donohue: Her only survtvors are nieces nd nephews. MRS. LAURA M. MCDANIEL Funeral services were con. ducted last Friday at the Smith and Strider Memorial Funeral Home in Charles Town for Mrs. Laura M. McDaniel of West Washi'ngton Street, Charles Town+ who died Sunday, June 18, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The Rev. William Thomas of- ficiated, interment was in Fairview Cemetery in Charles Town. Mrs. McDaniel was born in Jefferson County in 1910, a daughter of the late Herbert and Elsie Brown Mitchell. She lived her entire life in the county and had been an employee of the New Central Restaurant for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her husband Surviving are two brothers, Herbert Mitchell, Jr., of Halltown: Roland Lee Mitchell with the United States Army; one niece, Rosa Lee Sands, Ranson: two nephews, John B. Sands, Pottstown, Pa., and Edward Miller Mitchell, Philadelphia, Pa. MRS. VICTORIA CHRISMAN Funeral services were held 'hesday afternoon at Smith and Strider Memorial Funeral Home for Mrs. Victoria Chrisman, 13th Avenue, Ranson. who died last Saturday in Winchester Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Clifford Nixon and the Rev. Lee Strickler officiated, interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens The deceased was born in Lray, Va., June 17, 1905, a daughter of the late Tom and Blanche Smith Jewell, and spent most of her life in Jefferson County. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Rippon. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Marvin "Edna" .Dedsen, Charles Town; Mrs. Robert "Mettle" Willingham, Berryville, Vs.: Mrs. Kathleen Linton. Ranson; Mrs. Kenneth "Margaret" Fiddler, Ranson; Mrs. James "MAD"' Johnston, Charles Town, and Mrs. Vinton "Charlotte" Plum. Ranson; 15 grandchildren: 15 great- grandchildren: one brother, Elmer Jewell, Luray; two sisters. Mrs. Myrtle Bowman, and Mrs. Betty Silvorous, both of Luray, and nieces and nephews. MRS. JESSIE LUCAS A funeral service was con. ducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the Devel Hollow Pentecostal Church in Stanley, Vs., for Mrs. Freeda Pearl Lucas, 47, 9/Route 1, Stanley, Vs.. who 'died Tuesday af- ternoon, June 20, at Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since June 5. The Rev. Kinzy Reed officiated and burial was made in the church cemetery. She had been in failing health a year. Mrs. Lucas was born November: 20, 1931, in West Virginia, and was a daughter of the late Kirby and Elizabeth Dodson Printz. She worked at the Rocingham Poultry plant at Alma and was a member of Dovel Hollow Pentecostal Church near Stanley. On January 3, 1947, she married Jessie Lucas, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Terry Lucas, of Rileyville, and Richard Lucas, at the home; four daughters, Della Biller, Shirley Lawson, Sandy Lucas and Connie Price, all of ft. 1, Stanley; four brothers, ,Cletus Printz, of Reckvflle, Md., and ' Leon, Gilbert and Ernie Printz, all of Frederick, Md.; six sisters, Blanche Lutes, Rnsie Early, Janie Maybush and female who said, "It's not the pinballs, it's the operators." Though she admitted to not visiting the Pinball Palace, she noted the proliferation of gambling, and gamblers, in her hometown of McKeesport, Pa: day at the home of a daughter, because of pinball machines. Mrs. Carl Reedy, 111 Cooke The ordinance, which tabbed Street, Ransom The Rev. pinball machinesas"dangeronS Will'[am Ramkey officiated; to the public health, safety and interment was in Green Hill morals," met opposition from Cemetery, Berryville, Vs. several residents, including Thedeceased was born Harpers Ferry businessman February 23,1919, in Royce, Vs., Dixie Kilham, who challenged daughter of Arthur H. and Adkinson tocite specific sections l, illian Royston lee. She was a of state Cede. member of Charles Town Adkinson said he had received Presbyterian Church;andLoyal legal advice from the state Order of Moose Lodge No. 1048; Attorney General's office that and was formerly employed at the ordinance was proper, and Dixie Narco. Kilham implored that the She is survived by her step- situation not be resolved by mother, Mrs. Jessie Lee, "mass hysteria." Noting the Reedy, at whose home she died; t'olaalePsenPri.'eK%claimed M,.ancaK: M,low ' In; "We live ins governmennofiwd' -'" "Y.:. "?'"- "Y P" not of mass votes If we di(I Carper, .arms Town; tour ev- thin-eve si " grandchildren; two great- cry_ g.. ry ngm person - . wanmo, we a ue no better than a ; grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs'., l-ch mob" Lucille Boyd, Rippon; Mrs., J'" Norms Phelps, owner of the Loretta E. Engle, Oiney, Ill.; build .... ,, .- and three brothers, Jasper L: fabr'imgiobnsJCv tedDe rht Lee, Washington, D.C.; Carl L. culati - the till " r .. Lee, Harpers Ferry; Kenneth I  ng pe" ion, wno, sain ] Lee, Leesburg, Va. " nave sold the building. ' She Arrangements were by  noted, though, a sales contract Melvin T. Strider Company that she had entered with Donald Colonial Funeral Home. and Pamela Brigham, town Pallbearers were Abner Lee, residents who operate Desmond Lee, Kenneth Lee, businesses in the same building. Mrs. Brigham read a letter Edward Boyd, BfllZombro, Lee from W/If/am Payne, who Steely, Thomas Reedy, Jr., and Glen Wilt. compared the ordinance to suppression in Nazi Germany. Payne suggested that the real nuisances were litter, vending machines, vandalism and dogs harking late at night; and he said the "ban is the first step towards another and then another." Mrs. Brigham added that much of the town's commercial activity was irrelevant to "Harpers Ferry as a Civil War Big Picnic From Page I followed by a second musical presentation, offered by the Jefferson High School Band under the direction'of David Wilson. Promptly at 9 p.m., the traditional Fourth of July fireworks display will be touched off by Shepherdstown Fire Chief D. Lee Morgan, assisted by John Rockenbaugh and Bill PUtt. Throughout the day, parking will be available for visitors in specially-designated areas of the park, under the direction ot Mrtin Stephens and Johnny Hanso. For the past several weeks, Morgan's Grove Park Chairman Jim VanEvera and a group of volunteers have been manicuring the. grounds in preparation for the picnic. Other event chairmen are Jefferson County Commissioner Henry Snyder, pony rides Arthur Prather, entertainment Col. John Lowe will serve as awards went "[o the following: I the Mildred Washington Shop, I Native Back[ Postoflice, Banks Charles Town, Mr. and Mrs. I Edgar Whiting, owners; Cox, [ l emong and Company, CPA,,To Practice Law Closed On July 4tit Charles Town, Arthur Gleasen, I [ representative; VanMater Real [in Charles Tow., Tuesday, July 4th, will be a Estate service, Charles Town, Doris VanMater, manager; the Woedstove Shop, Charles Town John Norton, owner; the Charles Washington Theatre, Charles Town, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Rankin, owners; Ramey'sl Appliance-TV Service, Charles Town, Roger Ramey, owner; Auto World, U.S. Route 340, Charles Town, Abner Rid. dleberger, owner; Antiques and Some Unusual Things, U.S. Route 340, Charles Town, Joseph Gladis, owner; Harpers Ferry General Store, Mr. and Mrs. [ holiday for all five banks in Jefferson County, along with the A nati,e son has returned ic Postofrices in the county, will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in Charles Town to enter the observance of Independence practice of law. Michael Dean "Mike" Day. Thompson, son of Wilmer C. and Postmaster Thomas Owens Josephine Jones Thompson, 52 South Church Street, has an. nonnced he is currently main. taining offices on the second floor of the Charles Washington Building with entrance off George Street. Under the current arrangement, offices and announces there will be window service; and no rural city delivery service. Special delivery service will be provided on a holiday schedule; express marl shipments will be delivered as required by commitnent; and collections will be made from collection boxes hearing School Board Lengthy Meet; Changes Are no The Jefferson County Board of Personnel or Education, meeting in lengthy the board session Monday evening, ap- Instructional proved title changes for key Resignations county personnel. No salary Doyle, first changes were involved. Blue Ridge Effective July 1st, Donald Christopher B. Mickey will be an ad- ministrative assistant; Gerry for Exceptional Charles W. Thompson, owner; Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library, Bolivar, Mrs. Davis Haynes, accepting; Floyd S. Demeron Realtors, U.S. Route 340, Floyd Dameron, owner Hecks, Route 340, Charles Town, Cliff Tine, Manager; Discount Car Brokers, Inc., U.S. Route 340, Mr. James McGrath, president; Radio Shack, Route 9, Charles Town, Iigi DeBoni,'[ owner; Appalachian Fruit Research Center, Bardane, Dr. Albert Piringer, accepting; Climate Control Insulation, Inc.. Route 48, Shepherdstown, John Wilmer; Sbepherdstown Realty, .Route 48, Shepberdstown, Ken Lowe, president; Hampshire Body Shop, Route 48, Kea'r. neysville, Michael Hampshire, owner; Perkins Enterprises, Ltd., near Leetown, Gene Perkins, president; Charles Town Pharmacy, Charles Town Mr. and Mrs. John Cooper, owners; Cliffside Motor Inn, Mr. and Mrs. John Newcomer and Mr. and Mrs. William Gavin, co- owners; City of Charles Town, Charles Washington Hall, Dr. D. C. Master. and Robert Cain, City Manager; Independent Fire facilities are being shared by Thompson and Attorney Henry W. Morrow. Young Thompson was bern in Charles Town March 15, 1947. He attended Charles Town Public Schools, graduating from Charles Town High School in 1965. He continued his education at Potomac State School in Keyser, and West Virginia University, graduating cure laude from the University in 1969 with a bachelor of Arts Degree in history. A member ofROTC at the University, he was com- missioned a second lieutenant in decals indicating holiday pickup. Jefferson County Community Education Program is spon- soring a "Morning School Program" at the school each day from July 10 through July 21, 1978 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for all upcoming 1st through 7th graders. Activities featured each day, Monday through Friday,, are reading, math, crafts, recreation and a snac is provided. New activities are scheduled each day on a project basis. _ December, 1969, and was on The total cost for this two- active duty until 1973, most of week morning school is a very that period in Germany, en- reasonable $12.00 and some feting the United States Army vacancies still exist in the Reserve in 1973 with the rank of program. This fee may be paid captain. He returned to West Virginia University and secured his Masters Degree in history in 1975; and his JD in law in 1978. He was admitted to the West Virginia Bar May 16 of this year; and also to practic, before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. on the first day, July 10, 1978, with checks being made payable to the Jefferson County Board of Education. Transportation must be fur- nished by the participants. Parents interested in having your child enrolled should call J. [ V. Walter, III, at 725-9741, or send the child's name, address, )hone number, and upcoming Sokol will be coordinator of Employed- Pupil Services, and will be ford,, assigned as employed twelve months; teacher at Eleanor Ann Shirley will become' Elementary director of elementary schools; Sherman, and an appointment will be! grade teacher at made later to fill the post of Elementar director of secondary schools, a assigned as job left vacant by the resignation Charles Town of Kent Shock. Patricia LeDar, The board also listened to and music teacher st received, without comment, a Jackson Solar report from J. V. Walter, Third, :director of attendance and community education. In a statistical addenda to the report, Walter noted that average at- tendance during the 1977-78 school year had, through in- novative ideas and application of existing rules, averaged 94.3 percent. On the subject of possible student transfers in the coming school term, the board agreed there will he no transfer of Kabletown students from South Jefferson Elementary this term; that Orchard Hill students will attend Ranson Elementary; and that kindergarten students from Tuscawilla Hills will be assigned to the new Page Jackson Solar School. Barr Webb, primary teacher at' Elementary Walker, assil teacher at physical educatlos North and Elementary, .to teacher at Elementary; third grade Shepherdstown kindergarten Iris Jean Elementary, teacher Elementary. town". She asked that the assign a committee to study the matter, rather than "take a hasty action on incomplete an un- constitutional manner by inhibiting a person's civil Company, Charles Town, Donald Clendening, president. Presentation of these awards was made by Robert D. OR, 2nd vice-president of the Chamber. Calvin J. McGehee, retiring president of the Chamber, in- rights." treduced the guests, the Mr. Remavege, who is leasing amber officers and directors, the building's upper floor from and presided for the program. the Brigham's, asked for Invocation and benedictiou was cooperation, from Council. by the Rev. William Ramkey, "Them are no pay-offs, it's no pastor of the Charles Town hangout," he said. "I ,pae d Presbyterian Church. them wn I was .w, uq. *'.:* Pri to the dinner, the Thore.s...nothing nasty, nothing gathering enjoyed a social hour. lewd. I've spent so much energy and good defending myself, /ONING When I could be helping the young or the old. H Council is From Page I master of ceremonies, for people to live with, but there . The27-ac, tract was acquired "We're not here to deceive are means for changing it if the by the Men s Club in 1962 and anybody, we're here to promote majority doesn't feel they can dedicated for use as a public a good business in a good town. live with it." Didden added that park and picnic area for Don't outlaw us and put us out of she has Considered calling for a residents of the area. business." public referendum. In addition to picnic tables When asked whether he would Appealing for Council to vote scattered throughout the park, mplywith the council's ruling, ttemavege said, "I will comply shaded by enormous trees, there wi - - is a formal, picnic pavilion. For th the law. the children, there is a Mayor Brawley asked, "The playground area with swings, law of this council?" and sliding boards and other Remavege replied, 'q'he law is concerned with noise level, let's 'this ordinance is better than Announcement was made work together, I'll install car- nothing.' It may be a problem Wednesday by Randy Breeden peting, president of the Charles Town Citizen's Fire Company that persons interested in the CETA opening for janitorial and-or custodial work at the Citizen's recreational devices. For older children --and sometimes grown-ups, too -- there's a regulation League softball baseball diamond. But the major attraction of Morgan's Grove for the children is the Town Run. Morgan's Grove is maintained and operated by the Shopherd- the law." After ihe meeting the Remavege's noted their legal counsel in West Virginia and Maryland and said they 'lrohablT" would take legal recourse. W. VL Horticultural From Page I Attorney Thompson also gained other distinctions. He was a distinguished military graduate of ROTC; a member of Phi Alpha Theta, national history honorary; and Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science honorary. During a number of his summers he was a ranger with the National Par Service, serving with the C and O Canal NatiOnal. Historical Park and Antietam.Battlefield Applications Being Accepted For Ceta Worker At Citm's stown Men's Club with funds market value of more than a raised during its annual com- quarter of a million dollars, town attorney Douglas Rockwell munity auction, this year Rockwell stated. And as a result had "missed significant on the ordinance, '%vhich it worked so long and hard to complete," Mayor Bosley said, "There is no way to show that the ordinance was pushed through. I realize there are people who think zoning is an imposition on individual freedom and regret they haven't come to the public meetings to voice their view." Morning-School To Besley noted that the or- dinance is "unusually stringent", and said, "We Be Held At North haven't dragged our feet, but let it go at its own speed. I hope Jefferson School council is willing to act on it tonight." The mayor added that North Jefferson Elementary School in conjunction with the Fire Hall, should make ap- plications immediately at the West Virginia Employment Office located on East Liberty Street in the same building occupied by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. Breeden stressed that ap- plications will not be accepted at the fire hall, only at the Em- ployment Office. grade or level to J. V. Walter III, Director of Community Education, 106 W. North Street Charles Town, W. Vs. Jackson-Pe00s Post installing Officers July 6 Jackson-Perks Post 71, AmLeion, rn0eting in regular  monthly session Thursday, July 6 at 8 p.m. at the post home, will install newly elected officers. Those who will be installed include: Commander,. Gary Kisner; First vice-commander, Paul Wilt; Second vice- commander, Phil Chandler; Third vice-commander, Charles Ott; Adjutant, Lyle Furr; In other matters, the board approved routine bills and Barbara W. Hart, budget transfers and sup- aide at Ranso piements; employed Dixie D. Ruby and Rosemary Stewart as High - School; s sewing instructors withthe Supporting S ADult Education Program; and Accepted the rll. approved such a class at Jet- Barbara W. Hart, !iX E ( fersen High School from June 27 aide at Rans . - " m through August 24. " School r to settl The board also adopted, for Employed Gthe-pa; the first time, a salary index for Murray as a c|wn, W. beginning principals; and Jefferson HighSC, san adopted monthly position pay for Approved orJ other beginning personnel -- coordinators $100; supervisors $125; and directors $175. Accepted was the low bid of $4,851.50 for janitorial supplies from the Antietam Paper! Company, Hagerstown, Md.; approved was the payment of $2,174.17 to the West Virginia School Beards Association for membership dues; and ap- Cooper as a Employed  the work in Generl during the Robert Sherwood, Ronaid Smith, and Lee Mc Appointed custodian at School for the year. proved was the use of three Be| Finance officer, James buses for the summer vocational Morison; Service Officer, Gent career program at James Swab; Sergeant-At.Arms, Marty Rumsey Center June 19 through Braithwaite; Chaplain, dean July 28. Nichols; Historian, Guy Miller; Americanism Officer, William R. Beers; Child and Youth of-. ricer, John North; and members of the executive committee, Charles Johnson, Ercole Viana and Henry Jovanelly. The installing officer will be James Shade of Martinsbnrg, Commander of the Tenth District for the Department of West Virginia. Nearly all are for gov- ernment spending if it benefits them and against it if it taxes them. I Reclassified Maintenance general maint C to truck 'iv Maintenanc ROUTE 9- PHONE: 725 FRIDA I' & SATURI)A Y SPI Fan Tail Shrimp ........... .... . ..... Stuffed Shrimp ........................ Fresh Crab Cakes ................... Basket of Shrimp ....................... Basket of Clams ..................... '"' Delmonico Steak ........................ ki scheduled for August 19 at of the effom of fruit growers in meetings" when his advice was $tNsl Crbs (If AvMk) Shep..hordstown's War Memorial Jefferson County, the state of needed. NANCY'S [ SUNDAY J uuuamg. West Virginia,  listed among After" the ordinance was ap- I Pork Tenderloin Dinner ........... p. Fu.ndafromls,tyear'sauction the top eight fruit growing states proved, Couneil ruled to approve YOUNG FASHIONS ! OPENTUES'--THURS. g"Pll " are Ing used to defray the cost in the nation, Rockwell con- two building permits and defer I FRIDAY g SATURDAY $ - 12 I@ L of the July 4'picnic. . cluded. . decision on the other to the in- 130 W. Washington St. I 'SUNDAY I I - 7 PM ' ' Family outings at Morgan's In accepting the award, coming Council. Charles Town, W.Va. Grove date back to the 1700% Mald first introduced the The requestfor construction of I I according to local historicar, other officers, directors and town houses on West German xthur Prather, when the'young members of the association Street, by Melo Cicala and 25 off on men of the area staged mock present and then extended ap- Dominick Rufrano, which on t)r jousting events to impress their preciation to the Chamber for June 13 was sent to the Planning ladies. . the honor. . Commission for recom. .Ler, the area became the The other top Chamber award, mendation, was returned to i'tm 1978 SUMMER FILL-UP PROGRS -'- site for many o, Jefferson the JEDECO, Inc., plaque, went Council. Fearful of a claim made N I[I00I' P( County's fairs and was the scene to the Cliffside Motor Inn, with by the applicants that officials of many picnics and family John Mallett, of the Governor's are individually liable for public ALL SUMMER MERCHA DISE DISCOUNTS Tru, outings. Economic Development Office, rulings, Moreland said several - "' '--d ......... .... making thepresentationtoJchn Commissioners absta.dfrom FRI.. SAT MON ][ nNWII(S rt.KKI Newcomer, co-owner of the all voting. --- . ... _ _ , new and modern $2 million Because the Planning group In making the presentation, Council unanimously approved machines are incompatible with Mallet related briefly the history Recorder's Didden's motion for the historic framework of of Cliffside which he said was deferal. The final vote followed Harpers Ferry. , horn out of a desire by Mr. and an hour-long discussion of a Resident Charles Pierce bh's. Newcomer to make a questionable corfflict of interest  - c ommenid, "Harpers Ferry is ,H, ving, back in 1939. He said claim against Didden, who " at a crosltreads, In a tidal wave Aistadt's Mountain" was received the council's vote of of a metropolitan population owned by the Lightner estate confidence after she explained Insect F( about to break loose. We must with Mr. Newcomer's mother the role ot her husband's real Lill.ian.Stone,.a!l ..Fre_ric.k, .recognize the.rtght of the town,s being one of the heirs. On March estate agency in negotiations Lightweight, I[ '* ClJ. ?ne)ana Nlaon!me D av., nusmesspeolt...ton +l.+.eali.ving, I, 1939, the job of clearing a between Cicala and Rufrano. Cr, mrsl..t00h ' .^ EFFEClrlV .. m m unarms Town; a nail- yet alSO reauze Ule unique section of the mountain tan Cotmcfl lso annoint! 13r v'"l'tu'Y ['$' all ........... 111 Xl a ,, .......... r a___ --rr ......... * . . [I- brother, Ch Pies $ilveons, of setting here. be n .. p MAT- - JUNE - - - JULY " + .................................... ga to make room for "the l James Holland, John FartS... I ropane powered. , II II I hd__arxet, anusevmgranu" _-e !!xen me mucuon of construction of eight cabins and ] and Mrs. Raymond Kershner to Ill,, ...... . eAJ @kin III ,,,.. +Jl+ ,uteri. IW!.pa.s .m the town to Acamel a dining room. On Apri12?,1977, lthaS.memberBeardofZoningll y+ea[nome, onplcmcs, @mpmt.,y00lll I __ gemng im nose inthe tent. We groundwas broken for thehuo, IAppeals, which will decide onll wnen camninn - " Ill .......... I+a, '[ > _ . million new and modern facility and on [requests from the mayor "or II ' COMMUNITY 01L GO., INC. filJ . eunera services were people in America, and have.a April 24, 1978, the official  citizens on variances to the new nd+uct,+Sa. turdmmm'_mgal+ restnsibilityheyondourdally opening of the lar,st and most lerdinance" [[ VALLEY HARDWARE CO. + rresbyterian cnurcn tot Mrs. setting for future growth." __ Fran.cesLeeMcKee, ofRoutel, Several other rden ' ,, - Phone 725-511 ACCOUNTS +ii L.lmr "-, . . ta ruined concluded. M,.Elhaney were appointed to 3 Charles Town, W. Vs. +.+ I g . o, , Town, .hO died Thtirs. simimr complaints, includinll a The Imsirms and commercial the Plannin Commission !