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El4 No. 33 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGJNIA Thursday August 3, 1978 20 Pages- Two Sections Per Copy - 15 For Handicapped Is Five Hurt, ICounty Officials To. iCountyDemocrat s ' AreaAt . Damage HighlAttend Users Meeting LeetownFish Center..... ]TO HoldOx-Roast; In RCCloents 10n New Voting System ' Hunt Is JStaggers Speaker m July 29, was a busy day at the National Fisheries Center at fishing area planned and constructed for the utilization of the was and placed in use. In the photos below, U.S. Fish discuss the new National Fisheries Center with Senator They are, left to right, Dr. F. Eugene Hester, associate !of the services; Randolph; Dr. Robert E. Putz, director of the and Dr, Robert S. Cook, deputy director of the service. There U.S. Route 340 near Charles Town when a vehicle driven by Stanley J. Margolius of Gaithersburg, Md., went out of control, finally running off the roadway and turning over in a cornfield. Injured in the accident were Margolius, and two passengers, eVe Grandville and Douglas etler. All .remained at the ene. Damage to the 1976 model automobile was set. at $5,000. Margolius was cited for failure to exercise due care. Another single car mishap, on the Flowing Springs Road near Shepherdstown, caused $1,000 to a 1973 model vehicle operated by William Walter Lloyd, of 606 West Liberty Street, Charles Town. Injured in the accident were Lloyd and Donald C. Ott, 829 Jefferson Avenue. Both remained at the scene. State Police placed no charges, but said the circumstances remain under investigation. An automobile driven by Gregory A. Walker, Route I, Bunker Hill, ran off State Route I near Leetown and struck a. tree. Walker, who escaped in- jury, was cited with failure to maintain control. Damage was set at $300. A two-car collision on State the politicians of special Who held the it was the veterans they morning area was the National at Leetown. music by the Band before, the special there was tasty and iced tea to , and was perfect some 250 per- veterans, enjoyed the young the federal thers, for the that had been this special the Leetown having been prior to .S, I, of this Second Route 3 near" Charles Town, involving vehicles driven by Cleveland E. Bell, Route 2, Harpers Ferry, and John F. food too, and in the photograph below, handicapped Tcmlin, Route 1, Charles Town, Veterans Administration facility are shown en- caused $800 damage...$400 to that featured sveral kinds of smokedfish and iced tea. jch auto, ,,e :were no iz ]juries in'the rear'end collision. fight for lreferential treatment Tomlin was cited with having no m govertment employment for operator's license. the veterans. The Veterans Congressional District and West l Virginia's senior U.S. Senator! Jennings Randolph, who delivered the principal messages on the program which lastedabout ah hour. All of the speakers lauded the new ishing area, and other  now being made towards providing recreation and other facilities for the handicapped and veterans. Congressman Staggers declared "we just cannot do enough for the handicapped and veterans of this nation. It. is money well spent, and those who worked hard and long for it will certainly receive treasures in heaven as well as a lot here on earth." Senator Randolph declared he never would vote for any program in the national Congress that would change the benefits for Veterans or the handicappl. Such programs he stated need to remain separate and distinct from other govern- mental programs. "And as long as I have a vote in Congress", the Senator declared, "I will continue to Bank Scholarship To Shepherd College e President Dr. James But- a $400 scholarship donation Charles Town. Making to the Shepherd College is John H. K. Christman, executive of the bank. The scholarship be awarded to a Jefferson County plans to attend Shepherd. The be selected by a committee of school personnel. deserve this treatment", the Senator stated. Randolph also tOuched on other special programs for the handicapped, and he declared it is "not necessary for lmOple so afflicted to live in the dark recesses of life." In his closing remarks Sen. Randolph state(i, "the greatest handicap a person can have is malice or anger or envy in their heart." I. V. Billes, director .of the Baker V.A. Center near Mar- tinsburg, first related the plans for the construction of the new Veterans Hospital facility and then told of the willingness of some 60 persons at the V.A. Center to participate in the new program being introduced at the Leetown Center. Also speaking briefly on the program were: Howard N. , Turn to Page6 Mrs. H. H. Hunter News Correspondent For Charles Town Mrs. H. H. "Jess" Hunter, of East Congress Street, Charles polls national, and local officials. For many, it won't he much different than past elections. But in Jefferson County, voters wilt be exposed to a whole new method of casting their hallots..through the Computer Election System. The system is not only new for the voters, it poses a whole new method of setting up ballots and ballot counters for county of- ficials. That's why three members of the Jefferson County Govern- ment will be going to school for two days this month...to learn how to set up the November general election ballots and ballot counters; and to get the answers to any other questions they may have about the operation of the Computer Election System. Attending the two day school will be County Clerk John E. Ott, Circuit Clerk Mrs. Mary Lynn Riggleman and County Ad- ministrator David Ash. The two-day meeting will be conducted at the Ramada Inn in Morgantown August 21 and 22 for representatives from Jef- ferson, Wood, Wetzel, Ohio, Marshall, Brooke and Randolph Counties. Earlier, August 8 and 9, similar schooling will be held at the Heart-of-Town Motel in ('harleston for county offieials t ' Surhmera, Mercer, Raleigh, Mingo, Fayette, Greenbrier and Jackson counties. New Facilities Tri-State IBaptist Church Will Be IUsed For Fimt Time Sunday The new facilities which have been under cortstruction for some time at the Tri-State Baptist Church, located at 211 East Second Avenue in Ranson, have been completed and will be used for the first time Sunday, according to Dr. R. B. Diffee, pastor. The remodeling program which has been underway at the church since April, was carried out by the pastor and members of the congregation. The new addition more than triples  the previous space available in the church, and added also was space for several offices. The church will officially be one year old September llth and dedication services will follow a fall revival September 24th, with the "Kings Men" from River- dale, Md., singing, and Rev. Jack Gwinn from Clarksburg, W. Va., preaching all week. A new Christian School started last August 1977, will re-convene September 5th going through 4th grade. The new facilities as well as the older ones were upgraded to meet all national fire codes and full fire equipment installed for protection of the students Call 725-9394 for full information about enrolling your child. Commission Continues. To Probe Acquisition ISenior Citizens Site Town, one of Jefferson County's most prominent civic, welfare and religious community workers for many years, has joined the staff of the Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate as the newspaper's correspondent for social news. for the community of Charles Town. Mrs. Hunter began her column with this issue of the newspaper. It will feature personals, social functions of various kinds and meetings of women's groups. And persons having this type of personal and- or social news they would like carried in the weekly column by Mrs. Hunter, are invited to call her at 725-5239 prior to Monday afternoonl each week. Mrs. Hunter was honored by the Mental Health Service on her mandatory, retirement on June 30, 1977, as a Community Mental HealthXvorker. Prior to that she had served for seen years as Administrator of the Jefferson County Mental Health Agency. Mrs. Hunter has also been most active in the Charles Town Asbury United Methodist Church; the Woman's Auxiliary of Jefferson Memorial Hospital; the Charles Town Woman's Club; the Jefferson County Red Cross Chapter and numerous other community and civic organizations. The Jeffel:son County Com- mission, unable to solicit an agreement with the Town Council of Charles Town or with the Jefferson County Board ol Education on property acquisition for use as a senior citizens' center, hasn't given up on the proposition. Turned down by the school board when it asked the board to "set a price" on the 5th Avenue Elementary School property in Ranson, declared surplus by the board, the commission will now i seek an appraisal of the struc- ture and, depending upon what it learns, may or may not be a bidder for the property when it is offei'ed at public auction August 19th. The commission, according to Administrator David Ash, is handicapped in its dealings to establish a senior citizens center inasmuch as it cannot utilize the $66,000 in state and federal funds available to purcha the property at public auction; nor can it use i own funds and reimburse the county treasury with the money. The decision on whether to pursue the matter further will be made before the public auction date. Last Thursday's action by the commission was ac- companied by stern criticism of the Board of Education for what was described as its "lack of cooperation." Commissioner Garland Moore pointed out that the commission did not ask the school board to set a ridiculous price. "They had the opportunity," he said, "to see that a public piece of property continued in use for the public...and at no loss to them." Moore went on to call the board's refusal to sell the building to the county "a lack of consideration" for the people and anr governmental agency. ' The commission, agreeing that county growth was such that the continuation of com- pletion of a sewer evaluation study is a "necessity", voted to allocate $40,000 for continuation of Phase Z of Step I. The money matches $120,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency The work is being carried out by Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendorf. The commission advised Virgil Canterbury, a dairy farmer on the Keyes Ferry Turn to Page 6 Named Princessl The Democratic Executive Congressman Harley O Staggers has appointed Martha Ann Hunt, above, of Charles Town, as a princess to the 42 Mountain State Forest Festival to be held in Elkins, W. Va., October 4-8. The 1978 Jefferson High School graduate is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Miller Hunt. During her high school career, Ms. Hunt attended Rhododen- dron Girls State in 1977. Other honors received were award, Jefferson Bowl soloist, majorette, band Co- captain and band council. She was also # member of the National Honor Society, Thespians, Jefferson Jazz Band, and participated in the Charm Revue for 3 years. Interested in children, Ms. Hunt will enter Shepherd College in the fall term as an elementary education major. One of the highlights of the festival is e colorful coronation ceremony held at the am- )hitheater on the Davis ard Elkins College campus, Oct. 6. V.A. Resident Dies In Route 9 Accident A resident o Martinsburg Veterans Administration Center, identified as 55-year-nid Harry Meizell, has died of in- juries sustained when the automobile he was driving left State Route 9 near Martinsburg and struck a tree. Meizell, who was alone when the accident occurred, died in the V.A. Hospital. State Police said there was noway to tell what caused the accident. committee, meeting in special session Tuesday night, finalized plans for staging a big old-time ox-roast at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds Saturday af- ternoon, August 5, beginning at 4 p.m. Lyle C. Tabb, chairman of the county executive committee, said that invitations to the affair have been issued to both West Virginia Senators Jennings Randolph and Robert Byrd, but that neither will be able to attend because of prior committments. Congressman Harley O. Staggers of . the ' second Congressional District, will be present and will make' some brief remarks on a program that will be limited, as far as speech making is concerned, Tabb said. Tab/) also related that as far as is known at this time, none of the state Democratic office holders will be in attendance at the roast. He said he hadl received word from Governor: Rockefeller that he has a previous committment and would not be able to attend. Tickets for the roast are already available from any member of the Democratic Executive Committee at $4 per Mrs. Ginger CONG. HARLEY STAGGERS adult and $2 for children under 12. They may be obtained in Harpers Ferry through Margaret Harris; in Shepherd- Stown from Lewis Tabler; in Leetown from Lyle C. Tabb; and in Charles Town from Mrs. Bianca James and John Skinner, the latter president of the Jef- ferson County Democratic Association. Some will also he available at the grounds. The menu for the outing will include barbecued beef, corn on the cob, beans, homemade rolls, cake and iced tea,. Bordier Will Be rs. Leon Gz Bordier, who has been most active in the democratic Party for many years, and who has been executive chief deputy in the Jefferson County assessor's office for the past five years, and as county assessor for the past month, was named Tuesday night by the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Com- mittee to be that party's can- didate for the office of Assessor in the November general election. Mrs. Bordier was appointed as Jefferson County Tax Assessor on June 22, by the Jefferson County Commission to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Miss Kathryn Trussell, who had held the post for some 37 years. She was selected Tuesday night as the democratic party's nominee for the Assessor's office from among four applicants. The other applicants were: Allen Marshall, Merle Johnson and Gary Kable, all of Charles Town. Mrs. Bordier is a native of Charles Town, and a graduate of Charles Town High St:hool. She served for some ten years as a deputy sheriff under Shirley M. Hunt before becoming associated 'with the County Assessor's office as a deputy and later as chief deputy. To date, Mrs. Bordier will not be facing any opposition in the November General election since there is nO candidate for the office of assessor on the Republican ticket. The only other action of the Democratic Executive Com- mittee Tuesday night was the finalizing of plans for the big ox- roast it is sponsoring Saturday, August 5 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. I I Ill II Illl I WE*ATHER ;11 II , II I I Period Thursday through Saturday: partly cloudy, warm and humid, with mainly af- ternoon or evening_lAunder, shgwers on Thursday and Fr|day. Daytime highs should range from 85 to 90. and ,night. time lows 65 to 70. , , J J , Allen K. Cole, Lantz Temple, Roy G. Lyons, Davis Hollingsworth, Charles L. Righter o Eugene King, Jack Martin, Rezin D. Hudkins. (Photo by Erroll Leslie) neeting at the Lions Center while the Lionesses attended a brunch at the h of Past District Gov. Hugh Via. Lunch was served at the Lms Center for all members and wives. Shown in the above pAntographare Charles Town Lion President Chester P. Foley and District Gov. J. Wayne Sch- wab, and the District Governors Cabinet, Charles Tinney, James Spear, W. Ray SmWilliam E. were guests of the Charles Town Turf Club on Saturday evening. A trophy was presented the winner of the ninth race by C-or. Schwab. On Sunday the Lions held their The Charles Town Lions Club[ Davis, Carl Hamilton, J. hosted the first cabinet meeting] William Pew, Dereld Carder, under the direction of the new I William E. Courtney, James District Governor, "J. Wayne] Ash, Creighton Propps, Fred G. Schwab, of District29 i, this past| Butler, Gordon M. Crone, weekend August 29th. 30th. Rhard B. Walden, Lawrence Sixty Lions and Lionesses McConnell, Russell E Hanlin, ! Distdct Lions Governors Meet Charles Town