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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JULY 13,1978 DEATHS... FUNERALS HOWARD E. SHRECK Funeral services were con ducted Wednesday morning from the Melvin T. Strider Company Colonial Funeral Home for Howard Edward Shreck, of 200 Jefferson Avenue, who died Sunday in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Marcus Earp officiated, in- terment' was in Edge Hill Cemetery. The deceased was born March 17, 1894, at Summit Point, a son of the late William and Tersa Mayle Crim Shreck. He was a retired employee of Powhatan Brass and Iron Works; a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and the Builders' Class of Asbury United Methodist Church Sunday School; and a member of the Independent Fire Company. He was a veteran of World War One. His wife, Mrs. Nellie Carper Shreck, preceded him in death. He is survived by two children, Mrs. Leonard (Dorothy) Mc- Corrnack, Clearbrook, Va.; Windle E. Shreck, Bolivar; two grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. MRS. MAURICE HANN Word has been received of the death of Mrs. lsabell Gallaher Hann, 65, in Oak Ridge (Ten- nessee) Hospital on Wednesday July 5. Th e deceased was horn in Charles Town October 13, 1912, a daughter of the late Arthur T and Elizabeth Gallaher Davenport Her husband Maurice Hann, preceded her in death in 1975. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hubert H. (Elizabeth) Wright, College Park, Ga.; a brother, Retired Lt. Col. John Davenport, Reston, Va.; two sisters, Miss Frances Daven- port, Hartfort, Conn.; Mrs. Henry S. Owens, Bethesda, Md., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were con- ducted Friday, July 7, at the Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge. The Rev. Gordon Goodjame, the Rev. William Kilday and the Rev. Dr. Ben St. Clair officiated, burial was in Oak Ridge Memorial Park. MRS. GLADYS E, SCHLACK Funeral services were con- ducted last Saturday from the Brown Funeral Home in Mar-- tinsburg, for Mrs. Gladys Evelyn Schlack, 74, of Mar- tinsburg, who died Wednesday, July 5, in Martinsburg's City Hospital. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery. The deceased was born in Martinsburg, a daughter of the late Walter and OUie Triggs Brining. She was a member of the Rest (Virginia) Church and was employed with the former Dunn Woolen Company until its closing. She later worked with the Martinsburg Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company until retirement. She is survived by her i husband, Harry Glenn Schlack; one daughter, Mrs. Frances J DeHaven, of Martinsburg; two sons, Richard B. Sehlack, of Shepherdstown; and Harry J. Schlack, Martinsburg; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Pfuffer, of': Philadelphia, Pa.; nine grand- children; 15 great- grandchildren; and two step- grandchildren. MISS MABEL MISKELL Graveside services were held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock from the Leesburg, Va, Union Cemetery, for Miss Mabel Lorraine Miskell, 88, who died July 3, at the Knott Nursing Home in Charles Town. The deceased, a retired nurse, i who worked in Loudoun County for over 50 years, was born in Loudoun County, and taught school for two years in the county before becoming a nurse, i She was a member of the Retired Nurses ,ssociation. Her survivors include one niece, Mrs. Catherine C. Owens, of Angola, Ind.; one great-niece, Mrs. Patricia C. Maye, of Charles Town; and one great- great niece, Miss Melinda S. Maye, also of Charles Town, MRS. ANTONE AGUIAR Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a:m. from the Hubbard Funeral Home-in Arbutus, Md., for Mrs. Helen E. Aguiar, of 1232 Greystone Road, Arbutus, Md., formerly of Martinsburg, who died July 5, at her home following an extended. illness. Bern July 29, 1905, in. Mid- dleway, she was the youngest daughter of the late Charles and Edith Johnson. Her husband, Antohe M. Aguiar, preceded her in death in April 1971. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Sperow Drumm, Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, Carroll H. Johnson, Middleway, and Thomas Johnson, Glendale, Ca.; one grandson, Geoffrey M, Drumm, New York; one great- granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews including Mary Louise Light, 106 North Queen Street, Martinsburg. MRS. LILLIAN I. MYERS Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Irene Myers, of Shepherdstown, who died Friday, July 7, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital, were con- ducted Tuesday morning from the Cavalier Baptist Church in Shepherdstown. The Rev, Charles Main officiated, in- termetlt was in Bunker Hill Cemetery. The deceased, born July 5, 1903, in Harrisburg, Pa., was a member of Cavalier Baptist Church in Shepherdstown. She was the widow of Nevil Cameron and William O. Myers. she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Zombro, Shepherdstown; one son, Franklin Myers, Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren and 8 step-grandchildren. Arrangements were by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. CHARLES F. ENGLE Last rites were held Sunday afternoon from Murrill Hill United Methodist Church for Charles Franklin Engle, of Route 2, Harpers Ferry, who died Friday, July 8, in Jefferson MemOrial Hospital. The Rev. Mentzer officiated, burial was in the Church Cemetery. The deceased, a native of Jefferson County, was born November 2, 1912, a son of the' late Charles A. and Rebecca Longerbeam Engle. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Dillow, Route 2, Harpers Ferry; Mrs. Dena Dillow, Fox Glen; and a number of nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. MRS. WILSON H. JOHNSON Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the House of Prayer Church of God, by Bishop E. Eugene Baltimore, for Mrs. May T. Johnson, of Shenandoah Junction, widow of Wilson H. Johnson, who died Wednesday night, July 5, in King's Daughters Hospital in Martinsburg. Burial wasmade in the Jolmsontown Cemetery. A native of Mechanicstown, Jefferson County, she was born on November 21, 1911, a daughter of the late Franklin and Nannie Howell Taylor. Her husband died on April 10, this year. Surviving are six daughters, Miss Alice Johnson, Mar- tinsburg; Miss Esther Johnson, Bellville, N.J.'; Mrs. Edith Holmes, Shepherdstown; Miss Helen Johnson, Shenandoah Junction; Mrs. Dorothy Taylor, Middleway; Mrs= Darlene Brown, Walnut Grove; three sons, Thomas Johnson, Baltimore, Md.; Wilson E. Johnson,. Fort Gordon, Ga.; Raymond Johnson, Inwood; 32' grandchildren, two great- grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Edith Marcial, Union City, N.J., and a brother, the Rev. Robert E. Taylor, Sr., Johnsontown. WILLIAM O. DELAUNEY Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg, Md., for William O. DeLauney, 78, of Sharpsburg, who died Saturday at his home. The Rev. Father Charles R. McGinley off;iated, burial was in Mountain Clew Cemetery. The deceased was born in Steelton, Pa., a son of the late Charles H. and Nora Annabelle Reymonds DeLauney. He retired after forty years of service with the Western Maryland Railroad and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Sharpsburg. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Bender DeLauney; two sons, James DeLauney, Shepherdstown; Charles W. DeLauney, Hagerstown, Md.; a sister, Mildred L. Latta, Shnrpsburg; a brother, Paul B. DeLauney, Sharpsburg; five : grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. ROBERT LEE HILL Funeral services were con- ducted Wednesday afternoon at the Jones Funeral Home in Winchester, Va., for Robert Lee Hill, 50, of Bakerton, who died Friday, July 7, at Martinsburg Veterans Administration Center. The Rev. Charles W. Perrine officiated, interment was in Winchester National Cemetery. The deceased was born Augtmt 5, 1927, at Bakerton, a son of Mrs. Bessie Manuel Hill of Bakerton and the late Franklin Albert Hill. His wife, Hilda K. Hill, whom he married June 23, 1949, in Hagerstown, Md., preceded him in death May 12, 1968. He was employed by Strosnyder Plumbing as a salesman before retiring in 1973. Prior to that he was employed at Abex Corporation for 13 years. He was a veteran of World War Two and served in the U S. Navy. He was a former member of VFW Post No. 2123; member of the American Legion of Charles Town; and was organizer and past president of Local No. 149, AFL-CIO, and a member of Bakerton United Methodist Church. He is survived by his mother at Bakerton; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Hill Mouser of Win- chester; a brother, Carl J. Hill, of Bakerton; and a half brother, Clarence Hill, of Scrapple, Va. GOVER D. ORNDOFF, SR. Funeral services were con- ducted Tuesday afternoon at the Jones Funeral Home in Win- chester, Vs., for Gover D. Orn- doff, Sr., 71, of Clearbrook, Va., who died Friday in Winchester Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Craig Burleson officiated, in- terment was ifi Mount Hebron Cemetery. The deceased was born August 22, 1906, at Hayfield, a son of the late Joshua and Laura Smithy Orndoff. Mr. Orndoff was employed at Clearbrook Woolen Company before retiring Snd prior to that was a farmer. He was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church. Surviving is his widow, the former Bessie I. Duke, whom he married July 16, 1927, in Win- chester and the following children: Leonard E. Orndoff, at home; Edwin P Orndoff, of 'Winchester; Charles W. Orndoff, of Stephenson, Va.; Mrs. Franklin "June" Adams, of Rippon; Mrs. Wayne "Freda" Smallwood, of Charles Town; Mrs. Robert "Pauline" Milbourne of Berryville; Mrs. Frederick "Mary Lou" Jobe, of Brucetown; Mrs. William "Wilds" Furr, of Middletown, and Gover D. Orndoff, Jr., of Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Luther Larrick and Mrs. Scott White, Sr., of Hayfield and Mrs. Frank Wymer, of Barberton, Ohio; a brother, William S. Orndoff, of Stephenson; 20 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. A sister, Renie Orndoff, preceded him in death. MRS. ELIZABETH P. HUFF Graveside services were conducted last Sunday at Green Hill Cemetery in Berryville, Va., for Mrs. Elizabeth Poston Huff, 73, of Spotsylvania, Va., who died last Fxiday in Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va. The Rev. Darryl Maxwell officiated. Mrs. Huff was born September 1, 1904, in Clarke County, daughter of the late Luther Poston and Noda Dewar Poston. She was a member of Old Bethel Church in Clarke County. She was the widow of the late Thomas BurweB Huff. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Jane Bowman of Stephens City; two sons, Thomas Huff of Clarke County and Robert C. Huff, of Spot- sylvania; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, and one brother, Clifton Poston of Kearneysville. She was preceded in death by one daughter and three brothers. MARVIN I. EDWARDS Services were held Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the Smith and Strider Memorial Funeral Home in Charles Town, for Marvin I. Edwards, formerly of Third Avenue, Ranson, who died at the Baker V.A. Center near Martinsburg Thursday afternoon, July 6. He was the widower of Eloise Link Ed- wards, who died some time ago. : Rabbi Morton Cantor officiated for the services and interment ! was made in Beth-El Garden, Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester, Va. Born in Hoboken, N.H., September 24, 1894, he was the son of the late Jose pll and Sarah Rosenthal Edwards. Mr. Ed- wards was a chemist and was a veteran of World War I. He is survived by one niece, Magistrates Hear 419 June Cases Magistrates E. W. Day and Peter H. Dougherty handled a total of 419 cases during the month of June. The breakdown includes 17 felony, 131 misdemeanors, 159 traffic, 64 civil cases and 48 worthless checks. A total of $8,609.65 was collected and disbursed in the following manner: $3,504 in fines; $2'605.00 in court costs; $224.25, jail fees; $297.17 process; $404.14 worthless check costs; and 38 holders, of wor- thless checks received a reimbursement total of $1,495.09. Recently, Magistrate Dougherty held a preliminary hearing of Larry Shultz of Harpers Ferry, accused of stealing $650.00 from Frank Dillow's store. Probable cause was found and the defendant was remanded back to the Jefferson County jail in lieu of $I,000.00 bond. Robert Skinner represented the state; Robert O'Brien of Martinsburg, represented the defendant. Trp. J. A. Caste was the To be eligible for the exemp- tion, you must own your own home and rent no portion of it and use no part of it for business purposes. The last day to apply for the 1979 Homestead Exemption is September 30, 1978. Surplus Property From Page I Title I, FY 78, effective August 28, 1978: Cathy Kay Mose, Aide If, assigned to Blue Ridge Elementary School; Virginia Denise Williams, Aide Ill, assigned to Ranson Elementary School; Freda'Virginia Fertig, Aide II, assigned to South Jef- ferson Elementary School. Changed Nancy Miles classification from Aide I[ to teacher, and then she be em- ployed under the Migrant 78 and CETA 78 Programs, beginning July 3, 1978 through end of day, August 22,' 1978; employed Stephanie Iris Lee as an Aide II under the Migrant 78 and CETA Programs, beginning July 6, 1978 through end of day, August 18, 1978; employed Marcia Alicia Lopez as an Aide I under the Migrant 78 and CETA 78 Programs, time to be pro-rated as to number of days worked through August 18, 1978; ap- proved Elizabeth S. Walter as a reading teacher with the Community'Education Program, beginning July 10, 1978 and for the remainder of the 1978-79 school year; approved request for Lewis E. Meadows and Francis W. Dawson to at- tend the Annual Transportation Conference to be held at Canaan Valley, July 30 through August 2, 1978; approved permission for Frances Braxton, John Phipps and Charles Padgett to attend the Annual Transportation Conference to be held at Canaan Valley, July 30 through August 2, 1978. Telephone Workers From Page 1 Telephone employees in Charles Town on equipment matters. The White House planned the President's visit to Harpers Ferry pretty much under secrecy. When the visit was over, AI Cox, trip officer for the White House, complimented General Telephone Company employees for their quick response to their request and trouble-free telephone communications service. This was the first time President Carter had visited an area served by General Telephone Company's West Virginia-Virginia Division. Only Minor Accidents Mrs. Nak "Gertrude" Orton, IOn Highwap Bogota, N.J.; and two nephews, .. Howard Bergen, Iverness, Fla.; and Emanuel Bergen, New York City, N.Y. Property From Page I receipts needed to get vehicle 'license. Three minor accidents have  been investigated by State Police in Jefferson County this week. A van operated by George B. Rutherford, of Melbourne, Florida, and a car driven by Vicky Lynn Fuller of Frederick, Md., collided on State Route 9 near Charles Town. Damage was $550. Officers said the Fuller machine, traveling at an unsafe i speed, slid across the center line I and struck Rutherford's vehicle. On Secondary 1 over 4, cars l operated by Linda Sue Jackson, i Route 3, Kearneysville, and Alvin Ennis, Jr., of Charles Town, were involved in a collision that caused. $1,400 damage. Jackson was cited for All home owners over the age of 65 years, or who will be 65 years of age before June 30, 1979, are also reminded that if you use your home  exclusively "for residential purposes, you should contact the Assessor's office and apply for the Homestead Exemption. which deducts a $5,000.00 tax assessment from your property. This realizes a savings of up to $50.00 per year for persom qualifying for the Homestead Exemption. arresting officer. Richard "Pete" Turner was arrested by State Police charged with grand larceny and removing railroad property. The defendant remains in jail in lieu of $2,000.00 bond. Magistrate Dougherty stated that when his request for court appointed council is granted, his preliminary hearing will be set. Preliminary hearing scheduled for Gerald Willis charged with felonious assault, was held, and probable cause was found in the May 19th stabbing of William Hardy. Magistrate Dougherty remanded the defendant back to the county jail in lieu of $1,000.00 bond. Robert Skinner represented the state, Gilbert Wilkes the defendant. Tommy Harder, charged with felonious assault, appeared with his attorney W.H.S. White and asked to waive his preliminary hearing pending grand jury action. Magistrate Dougherty continued his bond of $1,000.00 until September 20, 1978, when he is to appear in Circuit Court. driving with improper registration. And David E. Smith, of New Cumberland, Md., lost control of his car on U.S. Route 340 near Harpers Ferry and smashed into h barricade. Damage was $300. Criminal Cases Being Probed By State Police Destruction of property, a breaking and entering and a case of minor vandalism are being probed by the Jefferson County detachment of State Police. Last week, James Brum- haugh, of 100 Orchard Avenue in Ranson, reported that nine tires on three different vehicles parked near his residence had been slashed. He estimated the damage at $360. The breaking and entering occurred at the offices of Shenandoah Motel, located on the south side of East Washington Street in Charles Town. Reporting the incident Was Mike Verdrano, who said that $20 in currency and coins was taken by the thieves who ransacked the motel office. Reported Monday was the vandalism of a window screen at Jefferson High School. Officers said it appeared a large calibre bullet had been fired through the window. Jay Names Two INew Members Commission There'll be two new faces on the West Virginia Racing Commission. This week, West Virginia Governor John D. Rockefeller, IV, announced the appointment of William E. Watson, a Wellsburg lawyer and a Democrat; and Dr. Robert Strauch, of Charleston, a Republican, to the commission. Watson will replace Louden Thompson of Romney; Dr. Strauch will succeed Harry Buch of Wheeling. Watson's term will expire March 21st, 1981; Dr. Strauch's term March 21, 1982. The only hold-over member of the three-man commission is Dr. James B. Hutzler of Mar- tinsburg, a Democrat, whose four-year term does not expire until March 21 of next year. A spokesman for the Governor said that although comn,ission members are appointed for four- year terms, a governor has the authority to terminate their services at ny time under provisions of the West Virginia code. In announcing the changes, Governor Rockefeller lauded beth Buch and Thompson for their years of service' on the racing commission. Kiwanians To Meet TonigM Towne House Members of the Charles Town Kiwanis Club will meet this evening at 6:15 at the Towne House Restaurant in Charles Town, for their weekly dinner[ meeting and Danny Lutz, who is! in charge of the program, said he hopes to have a speaker to discuss "The Crisis in the Eastern Panhandle." Following the program the members will journey to the Pony League baseball diamond in Ranson, located near the race track, to participate in a softball game between the Athletics of the .Pony League, a team Family Of Charles R. Gift, Sr. Holds Tdple r The family of Charles R. Gift, St., of Jefferson County had a most unique gathering Sunday, June 18, the occasion being the celebration of three different important events. First it was the 25th wedding anniversary of the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gift -- Charlotte and Jack Sweeney of Billings, Montana; second, the reunion of all six of the Gift children for the first time in 32 years; and third it was Father's Day. The six Gift children are: Charlotte Sweeney of Billings, Montana; Frank of Bakerton; Charles of Houston, Texas; Lola and Earl, of Jefferson County and Irene of Indiana. Also participating in the celebrations were: spouses and children of the six children, totaling 24. The gathering was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bane, in Summit Point. Those at the celebration, as shown above, were: first row, left to right -- Sara and Charley Gift, Loretta Lori Bane; right -- Charlotte Irene Bolen Dorothy Gift. right -- Frank Gift Gift, Sr., and Kate left to right Bolen, Jack Sweeney and (Photo by Jim PR Program Clears Roadway Litter Walter Is County teenagers employed for the summer with the Department of highways are clearing litter from 10 miles of county roads each day. Sponsored by the Governor's State Youth Program the youngsters fill about 160 bags daily. WALTEB' Walter known as received a West Virginia Higher "Shorty" is s Jefferson High senior year member High Pop sponsored by the Kiwanians and members of the Kiwanis. Tuesday evening, July 18, the club will hold a golfing picnic at the Sleepy Hollow Golf and Country Club with tee off time set for 5 to 5:30 p.m. : Peter Dougherty will head uni a team from the Lions Club anti i Carl Benton will captain the  Kiwanis team. The reulari meeting set for Whursday,July ] 20, will be omitted due to the l Tuesday picnic. Martin D. Welsh Will Head County Cancer Campaign Martin D. "Skeeter" welsh, prominent Bakerton retail businessman, has been named area chairman for the American Cancer Society, it was an- nounced this week by Jim Goodwin, a representative of the American Society. Welsh, who along with his wife, operates now and has for the past 17 years, a general store and the postoffice in Bakerton, W. Va., is a member of fraternal and civic organizations in the county. He is a member of the Charles Town Moose Club, the United Methodist Church of Bakerton, is a Mason and a member of the Eastern Panhandle Shrine Club. He is also a member of the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee. "Skeeter" said this week he }lans to hold an organizational meeting in the county in the near future to set up a county-wide campaign organization and he will be asking members of Woman's Clubs and Garden Clubs in the county to assist in the county canvass for Cancer funds. Welsh said John Ward of the Blakeley Bank and Trust Company has been named secretary-treasurer of the local Cancer Society. More details concerning the drive plans will he announced later. ON STEEL HIKE The Carter administration angrily criticized as inflation- ary a price increase an- nounced by U.S. Steel Crop. Civil War Soldier's Life Told in Chalk Antietam National Battlefield Site at Sharpsburg, Md., an- nounces a special children's program entitled, "Chalk Talk", to be presented Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16 at l'p.m. Children, young and old, are invited to participate in this special program which will feature a musket firing demonstration by an authentic Civil War soldier. Norman Grahl, a well-known local artist and Civil War enthusiast, will "chalk and talk" on the life of the Civil War soldier. This hour- long program will he presented at the Maryland Monument on the Visitor Center grounds. The next weekend Antietam brings back "Guns and Butter -- At Antietam You Can Have Both". This program features a hayride to Philadelphia Brigade Park where children will receive a musket firing demonstration, and an explanation of the butter- making process. Children will have an opportunity to make their own butter under the supervision of a Park ranger. Reservations will be necessary for this program and may be made during the week of July - July 23, by calling the Bat-: tlefield at 301432-5124. Other weekend include musket firing demon- strations at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., and ar- tillery demonstrations at 3:30' p.m. By Theda Cole Potomac Edison Home Service Representative Before You Start To Build Bear with me for one quota- tion. It's from a book entitled "Site Planning for Solar Energy Utilization." "In the future, site design will be done with solar energy utilization and energy conserva- tion in mind to a greater degree." "Shorty" Davis fall. He is the Mr. and Mrs, Leetown. This means start to build, experts will how the land to provide wind, to to provide scape screening' You should what to radiation; to back on air give light will call for than will All such as and decks to control velocity mount of r and even And before the honed future tO don't have