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6 c SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JULY , 1J78 DEATHS--- FUNERALS George W, Folk, Well-Known Swan Pond Farmer Expires George Kinkead Folk, 59, well known farmer of Swan Pond, died at 7:30 p.m. last Saturday in City Hospital of heart failure. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, February 6,1919, son of the late MarjorieKinkead and George Billmyer Folk, a Cleveland attorney. Graduating from Shaker Heights High School, he attended West Virginia University, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order and Alpha Zada, and received his B.A. in agriculture in 1941. Here he also met his wife, Alfreda Welch, of Albright, whom he married in 1941. Raised in the city, he became interested in farming by spending his summers on the farm at Swan Pond which had been in the Folk family since 1830, and took over its operation in 1941, the fifth successive George Folk to do so. After a serious heart attack in 1959, he became a science teacher at Martinsburg junior high schools from 1961 to 1968. From that time until his death he Was sanitarian for Loudoun County, Va, which included the monitoring of Dulles Airport. Mr. Folk was one of the best- known amateur radio operators in the Eastern Panhandle, and was also an avid fisherman, camper and baseball fan. He was a member of Shepherd- stown United Methodist Church, Virginia Association of Sanitarians, Amateur Radio Relay League, B. & O. -- C. & O. Amateur Radio Club, Do-It- Yourself Radio Club, Military Amateur Radio Society of West Virginia, and Opequon Radio Society. He is survived by his wife, Alfreda Albright Folk, at home; three children, Marjorie Mac, of Swan Pond; George Welch, of Nipetown, and Nancy Jean, of Boston, Mass.; five grand- children, George Robert, Kevin, Tamara, Timmy and Michael Folk, all of Nipetown; one brother, Robert L. Folk, Austin, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephs. Memorial services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the New Street United United Methodist Church, Shepherd- stown, by the Rev. Charles Cath- cart, with interment in Elmwoed Cemetery, Melvin T. Strider Company handled the arrangements. The family requests memorials take the form of donations to Jan Adams Department of Welfare, for crippled children (deaf), or to the Eastern Panhandle Heart Fund, Care of the Health Department. WILLIAM POSEY Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Eaekles Funeral Chapel in Harpers Ferry, by Bishop Eugene E. Baltimore, Md, for William Posey, 69, a resident of Washington, D.C., and formerly of Bolivar, who died Wednesday, July 12, in Washington, following a lengthy illness. Burial was made in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Bolivar. He was born in Washington, September 6, 1908, a son of the late Frank and Nannie Cooper Posey. Mr. Posey was a retired employee of the government printing office in Washinston; he was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during World War II in the Pacific. Never married he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Twy, man, Halltown; two brothers, Leroy Posey and Nathan Posey, both of Mar- tinsburg. MRS. ROSE R. COULTER Funeral services were con- ducted Wednesday, July I2, from Eackles Funeral Chapel in Harpers Ferry for Mrs. Rose Rebecca Coulter, of Sandy Hook, Md., who died Monday, July 10, in Frederick, Md. Memorial Hospital. The Rev. James Jones officiated, in- terment was in National Memorial Park Cemetery at, Falls Church, Va. The deceased was born December 21, 1896, in Round Hill, Va., a daughter of Thomas and MaRie Brady. She was a former grocery store operator at Sandy Hook, and was a member of the Christian Holiness Church at Gapland, Md. Her husband, John Edward Coulter, died in Ausust, 19"7. She is survived by two step- children, Mrs. Lilyan Williams, Jefferson, Md.; John Coulter, Front Royal, Va.; seven step- grandchildren and seven step. great-grandchildren, MRS. SARAH L. TOMBLIN Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Eackles Funeral Chapel in Harpers Ferry for Mrs. Sarah Lucille Tomblin, 41, who was dead on arrival at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Charles Town last Saturday. The Rev, Gray Ball Kilbourne officiated, burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Bolivar. The deceased was born in Ranson, a daughter of Mrs. Matha Elizabeth Conner of Lovettsville, Va. She was em-] ployed at the Post Office in J Harpers Ferry. , [ In addition to her mother, she [ is survived by ,her husband, James Franklin Tomblin; tWo daughters. Miss Shellie Diane Madison and Miss Sherri Darlene Madison, both of. Bolivar; and oae son, Michael Douglas Kellison, of Con- necticut. MRS. ELIZA E. MILTON Funeral services for Mn, Eliza Ellen Milton, the widow at George C. Milton, Sr., of Route 2; Harpers Ferry, who died Saturday in Jefferson Melnorlal Hospital, were held Tuesday ternoon from the Murrtll Hill United Methodist Church The Rev. Frank Mentzer officiated, interment was in Pleasant View I Memory Gardens. The deceased was born in Jefferson County, August 18, 1893, a daughter of Hemherson and Lacy Wiltshire Longer- beam. She was a member of Murrlll Hill United Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid Society of the Church; and had been employed at the Musselman plant, Pet Milk Division, at Inwood. She is survived by bet step- mother, Mrs. Maggie Longer- beam, Rt. 2, Harpers Ferry; three daughters, Mrs. Lacey Virginia Dillow, .Rt. 4, Harpers Ferry; Miss Hallie May Milton, Rt. 2, Harpers Ferry; Mrs. Mary Eliza Lucky, Baltimore, Md.; three sons, John Henry Milton, Millville; James William Milton Hillside, Md.; George C. Milton Jr., Charles Town; 13 grand- children; 34 : great- grandchildren; two half-sisters Mrs. Estelle Cngle and Mrs. Ellie Piper, Rt. 2, Harpers Ferry; and two half-brothers Harry Lengerbeam and Robert Longerbeam, Rt. 2, Harpers Ferry. A daughter, Miss Mable Irene Milton, preceded her in death. Arrangements were by the Melvin T. Strider Company Colonial Funeral Home. M]tS. M. VIRGINIA BENNER Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from Smith and Strider Memorial Funeral Home for Mrs. Mary Virginia Benner, widow of Grover C. Benner, who died Sunday at Welcome Haven Nursing Home in Winchester Va. The ROv. Marcus Earl) of- ficlated, interment was in Edge Hill Cemetery. The deceased was born February 27, 1, in Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Warren Locke and Georgette Fritts Eby. She was a prominent Charles Town businesswoman. Trained as a secretary, she received her first experience in the law firm of the late Forrest W. and Forrost A. Brown. The law firm took over the receivership of the old town water company, which went into bankruptcy, and continued its operation until it was sold to the Peoples Water Service Company of West Virginia in 1940; was managed by S. M. Silverman and C. R. Hopkins until 1961 when it was taken over by the present Charles Town Water Company. Mrs. Benner worked during the 1930's in the WPA and NRA prolp'ams in Jefferson County. In 1936 she had a prominent part in administering the distribution ef blankets, food and huusinJ to the victims of the Harpers Fm'y flood. In 1941 she opened her own realty and imurance firm and successfully operated the business until retirement four mars ago. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. William S. ,Katherine" Martin, Clmdas Town; one step-daushter, Mrs. Anna F. Woodward, Kear- neysvlllei four 'andddr, Mrs. Joseph "Mary Virginia" Buasard, Montgomery, AIa.; Mrs. Phtllip "Katherine Anne" Trash Can Design Winners In an effort to clean up the community, Jef- ferson County's Rippon Go-Getters 4-H Club recently held a trash can design contest. The contest was open to any 4-H'er in grades one through six. Six winners were selected out of seventeen entries. They are, left to right -- first place, Dawn Alkire; second place, Cheri King; third place, Betsy Roderick; fourth place, Lisa Skinner; fifth place, Barbara Zeigler; and honorable mention, Patty Mead. The painted trash cans will be placed in Rippon on U.S. Route 340 to be used by passing motorists. A big HOW- HOW goes out to these winners and all those who entered. Pullen, Jacksonville, Fla.; and from June 1974 until June Joseph and Timothy Martin, 1978, he served as director of Charles Town, and 2 great- finance for the Grafton School in grandchildren. MRS. LAURA NICODEMUS Funeral services were con- ducted Tuesday at the National Lutheran Home Chapel in Washington, D.C., for Mrs. Laura V. Nieedemus, aS, for- merly of Brunswick, Md., who died at the home Sunday. Burial was in Park Heights Cemetery in Brunswick, Md. The deceased was born in Shepherdstown, a daughter of Clifton C., and Etta Sue Porter Frazier She was the widow of Wilbur Nicedemus. She is survived by two sons, Howard M. Nicedemus of Martinsburg and Harry A. Nicedemus of Denver, Colo. RENTCH NAMED From Page ! publication in 1937 and then General Manager in 1951. Brown suffered massive injuries in an aut0mobile accident March 14, 1978, and has retired as a result of those injuries. Rentch, a native and resident of Martinsburg, began his journalism career in 1936 with the Martinsburg Journal as a reporter, later being promoted to Sports Editor, the post which he held in 1941 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. About half of his some 4%-year Navy duty in World War II was spent in the Pacific Theatre of operations where he served as an enlisted correspondent workin with the Seventh Fleet Public Relations and for a time directing the Public Relations of the Seventh Amphibious Force on some 14 different landing operations in the Pacific. On being discharged from the Navy in 1946, and after a short stay in newspaper work in Chicago, Rentch joined the ditorial staff of the now defunct lefferson Republican, which sas published in Ranson for a mmber of years. In October t955, he joined the editorial staff )f the Spirit of. Jefferson- Farmer's Advocate, as news ditor. Dorsey, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph N. Dorsey, of Berryville, Va., was graduated from Berryville, Va., High School and :he University of Virginia, later Joing graduate work at the University of.Maryland. He was commissioned an Ensign in the USNR in 1943, and served on minesweep duty in the Carib- bean and Pacific theatres d peration until 1946 when he was released from active duty with the rank of lieutenant. He then worked for Moore and Dorsey, prominent fruit growers in this section from 1946 until 1947, when he became administrative assistant to Burr P. Harrison, a member of Congress from the 7th Virginia Congressional District. In 1949, he was Com- missioned a Captain in the United States Army Reserve and went on active duty with the U.S. Army Transportation Corps; at which time he received a commission in the regular Army, effective in March 1949. Meade served in various tran- sporiation corps and artillery and intelligence assignments with overseas duty in Germany, Sweden, and Vietnam. In July 1969, he retired with the rank of Colonel. He was awarded the Army's Legion of Merit Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster. Since leaving the service Meade has served as Director of Development for the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York from 1969-71; executive cKrector of the Winchester - Frederick County United Givers Fund and held the sane office with the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, from 1971-74 Berryville, Va. Meade is a member of the Rotary Club and Christ Episcopal Church in Winchester Va.; the Board of Directors and vice-president of the Nor- thwestern Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Board. He is married to the former Honnor Newman, of Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York, and is the father of five children -- David 28; Ann 24; Susan ; Mary Sarah 5 and Rachael, eight months old. Mr and Mrs. Dorsey and two children, Sarah and Rachael reside near Boyce, Va. Prospects From Page I business districts; and dealing with the no-nuisance portion of zoning asqt applies to residential areas. It was noted that residences may be zoned for use in business purposes as long as the occupant continues to maintain the property as a t residence. In this respect, the zonlng commission recommended, and the council concurred, in turning down a request from Dr. Ken- neth Psillas that he be permitted to turn the old Margaret Chew residence on/South George Street into a doctor's office. The commission noted that Dr. Psillas had told the commission that he did not plan to use the structure as a residence. Students study service station "on the job" Students who cluster ound the pumps, cars, and service stall lifts at Don Birckhead's Amoco station in St, Louis aren't playin hooky; they're taking a high school course. Known as Service Station Ori- entation, the course is a joinl effort of Amoco Oil Company, the domestic petroleum market- i ing and refining subsidiary of iStandard Oil Company (Indi- ana), and the St. Louis Board of Education. Since the program began more than 10 years ago, several hundred students have taken part. Classroom work is in a mobile trailer at the rear of the station'on Grand Ave. in St. Louis. "What do Amoco and Birck- head get from the project? 'No matter how corny it might sound," says Don England, man- ager of Amoco's St. Louis mar- keting district, "we get a great deal of personal satisfaction just knowing that we helped these kids stay in school and helped them learn about the oil industry, and service station operation." According to England, Amoco the trailer, reading ma- terials, speakers, and use of the service station. Birckhead observes that the project "helps students develop skills they otherwise wouldn't have." Birckhead taught a similar course for five years, prior to taking over the Amoco station in 1975. The course's first and only teacher is Naylor Clement, a no- nonsense, white-haired man who operated his own service station and auto repair shop before be- coming a certified teacher and taking the current job. Says Nay- lor: "We manage to teach stu- dents responsibility, punctuality, the merits of basic manners, and how to work with other people." Students must take the course [or a ful year in return for cred- its toward graduation. County Commission ILsks Allocations For State Route 9 The Jefferson County Com- mission, meeting last Thursday, the request of the Region 9 Planning and Development Council...a resolution petitioning West Virginia Governor Jay Rockefeller to place State Route 9 under the Appalachian High- way System asan extension of Route 48 from Hancock, Md. The resolution asked that the governor provide both state and / Appalachian Regional Com- mission funds to construct an improved State Route 9 from Berkeley Springs in Morgan County to U.S. Route 0 in Charles Town. The resolution is part of a continuing effort by Eastern Panhandle agencies and governmental units to provide upgrading of State Route 9, considered vital to the continued growth of the three-county area. In another action, the Com- mission fired back to Charles Town City Council a counter proposal on terms for the building of a proposed senior center. The Commission now proposes to turn the city-owned land on North Charles St. back to the city if center construction does not begin within 12 months. Farmers may not be as gullible as some people ORDI believe and certainly they O! know the benefits derived from parity price sup- ports. [:[k,/if Ifs Westlnghousa It also agrees that city of- ficials would be given per- mission to review and approve the esthetic plans for the building; and suggests that if the proposed building is no longer used for a senior center, in the future either county would pay the city for the value of the land, separate from the building; or, if the city wisls, it could pay the current value of the building at the time of abandonment. In complying with new open meeting laws of West Virginia, the commission agreed it would post the regular meeting time of i the commission at the front of the court house; and, in the event of a special meeting, would post that fact on the bulletin board outside the court house front door. Administrator David Ash noted the receipt of $68,965 in revenue sharing funds, already budgeted; two racing com- mission checks -- $3,856.40 and $1,407.83 -- which close out the fiscal year. Ash also indicated the commission should know shortly whether the county will receive a $500,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban development for housing rehabilitation purposes. WastlngbouN Het Pumps TWIN T ENG. Donald T. Phillips Phone 304/125-5163 P.O. Box 341 Charles Town, W.Va. Warehouse Prices on Central Air Conditioning for Self Installation. JAN. 19th-E.O.W. t California Artist Wins Reward For Helping Solve Eagle Killing A $500 reward has been presented by the National Wildlife Federation to a 31-year-old California artist, David Hoffman, of Wheat- land, for providing infor- mation leading to the con- viction of a Sacramento man and his son for shooting a bald eagle. Hoffman is the eighth such recipient under the reward program established by the Wildlife Federation in 1971 to discourage the illegal kill- ing of the federally protected bird. Although the shooting,, took place in November of 1975, presentation of the award was delayed until recently because ltoffman's work had necessitated his moving from place to place. The award was made at a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office in Sacramento by Ray- mond J. Nesbit, a member of the National Wildlife Feder- ation's board of directors were traveling to federal and state law enforcement authorities. With the help of Huff- man's information, Alvin Lee Wren, who was 36 years old and unemployed at the time of the incident, and his son, who was 12, were appre- hended. The boy said he shot the eagle, using his father's .22 caliber rifle, "thinking it was a turkey vulture." :He was referred to juvenile court in Sacramento, where in March of 1976 he was fined $100 on charges of shooting a bald eagle and hunting without a license. Payment of the fines was suspended. The father pleaded guilty in Yuba County Justice Court to "taking a fully protected bird" and was fined $65. The federal law protecting the bald eagle was passed in 1940. It provides for a fine of up to $5,000 and a maximum of one year in prison for a from Sacramento. first offense and $10,000 and Huff man, who was at two years for a second. In Camp Far West Reservoir in 1962 the law wasamended to Yuba County, California, protect golden eagles as well. when the shooting occurred, Shooting continues to be reported seeing a boy with a the leading cause of prema- man who was kicking a big bird on the ground. After checking more closely, Hoff- man discovered the bird was a bald eagle. He reported the license number of the car in which the man and the boy ture death among adult and immature bald eagles, accord- ing to the U.S. Fish and Wild- life Service, accounting for 40 to 50 per cent of the birds picked up by that agency's field personnel. Too Much Light on the Subject Today's sunburn is to- morrow's wrinkle, and pos- sibly skin cancer as well, says the American Cancer Society. Overexposure to the sun is the main cause of some 300,000 cases of skin cancer each year. When getting a tan, use a sunscreen prepara- tion containing PABA, the ACS advises. National debt for each American placed at $4,007. Fact or Myth? Can a bruise or injury on the breast cause breast can- cer? NO!, says the American Cancer Society. This is a common misbelief of Am- erican women, and breast cancer a common fear. To help ease that fear, the ACS urges all women to learn how to do monthly breast self ex- amination. For easy instruc- tions, check with your local ACS Unit. "Of course I had insurance!" Hazel Nored Rt. I, BOX Charles 25414 Plaintiff V. G-3500 Flushingl Flint, 485O4 Defendant No. 78.C-3M The object of the titled action is to damages in the $1500.00 for old filly, to-wit: Nascon out of the period January June 20, 1978. And it appearing fidavit filed in this the defendant, s a non-resident West Virginia, it Millicent Rogers do: Peter H. Dougherty, of Jefferson Coun address is County Charles Town, W. answer or other complaint filed in this or before August otherwise will be taken time thereafter. A complaint can be the undersigned office. Entered by the Court June 30, 1978. Jul) =, Young If you're 15 to 22 you can stert insurance program $10200 in bust M9.09 s you're 25, to permanent rates you'll "Young Adult and il'a into, Call: Health-Accident insurance from Moore Insurance and Realty Company Washington, Alexander and Cooke Agency will pay hospital expenses, surgical costs, even loss of in- come while disabled. We have the precise policy to fit your needs. DOMINICK ,,Wdb Moore Insurance Your Local Jeff. And PH.. =S.sst' Realty Company 0 I.N, Washington, Alexander NA And Cooke Nationwide Lifl Since 1870 Charles Town, W. Va. Home Oice: 110 North George St. - 725-5115 I ....... SUMMER SALE of WOMEN'S SHOES 20% .. 40% Air Step..Foot L ifestr ide.. Dan iel Hush Puppies .. Casuals .. Dress . 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