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Commuter Runs Panhandle By Congress LWO: trains in the of West guaranteed last joint House-Senate Committee voted to on Amtrak October 1979. Panhandle Ridge, which commuter service 'g and ; and The Shenan- has a daily run and Cin- serving points Virginia. were among of Amtrak's 27,000- targeted for by U.S. Tran- 'y Brock the freeze this past week, the have taken spring. Farmers Ahead Storage more producers additional storage on their Sienkiewicz the Jefferson County Stabilization and service (ASCS), who have on-farm storage and iities have greater and marketing harvest time, h farm storage drying equipment loans to help build, or remodel and to and handling need. Since fn Jefferson four Corn- Corporation to erect 2,131,050 part of which Systems. Of the elapsed time decision to put up apply for a the struc- armers so that the storage when needed," With delays in inclement other unforeseen )reducers now whether or storage crops. Mike, farmers up to $5,OOO on to store two with 15 percent interest, to Conventional type facilities such Wooden granaries, structures. obtain a loan to forage and on their farms, tg storage official said the secured loans must provide to protect the program liberalized to increase and to insure for the 1978 grain placed Programs. ISl Of Talk Staff W. Va. for the staff ;ing at the Care Center Willingham, Defense for The {epic Center's existing Plan. and kowledgeable speaker, the m emergency presented interestin 8 session had before it was .The staff left aware of the in disaster into his "What is the Lber for r Jef- of unit was While Congress has been considering the controversial Adams report, in its preliminary form, the Interstate Commerce Commission has been holding public hearings on the proposed cutbacks across the country this summer. One such hearing in Mar-. tinsburg saw Eastern Panhandle residents protest the proposed elimination of the Blue Ridge. Although ridership on the Blue Ridge has increased steadily, officials say the train's profit or loss is not the reason it has been targeted for elimination, but rather that Amtrak is not sup- posed to operate commuter service. The Shenandoah has been targeted for elimination because it has one of the lowest rider- ships in the Amtrak system, according to officials. In discussing fires, differences in smoke and fire evacuation were accented. "Evacuating a smoke filled building requires crawling out of the building," said the speaker. In contrast fire drills necessitate walking briskly through designated exits. Flooding emergency measures were discussed with Mr. Willingham encouraging the center to modify procedures to meet the needs of the immediate situation. The importance of using common sense to make judgements in emergency situations ran as a thread throughout the session as did the need for alternate care arrangements for all children. These kinds of arrangements are currently noted on emergency forms in the center's files. Securing a check-list for bomb threat procedures was cited as essential, along with arrangements for hurricane and tornado warnings. "Listen to your radio," said the civil defense director. "Take care of the children first, then open windows and make other necessary preparations for the emergency." Other disaster areas discussed included civil disturbances, severe weather, explosions and nuclear attacks. In summary, a final plea for "sizing-up" each situation before acting was reiterated: A demonstration on using a fire extinguisher concluded the informative and interesting session. This was the second of two in- service sessions presented at the center dealing with Safety Emergency Procedures. The center is a recipient of the Jefferson County United Givers Fund. Horse Trials Set August 19 Whiting's Neck The recently completed Whiting's Neck Equestrian Centre, located near Mar- tinsburg, at Whiting's Neck Farm Estates, will hold Horse Trials on Saturday, August 19th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This one day competition event includes Dressage, Cross Country and Stadium Jumping at the Centre which has facilities for the training of riders, instructors and horses. The event to both interested riders and the public. General admission to the event is free. The day will start with the Dressage test designed to show the obedience, balance and suppleness of the horse and consists of a series or required movements at a walk, trot and canter performed in the Centre's regulation sized arena. The Cross Country phase, beginning at 11 a.m., tests the speed and endurance of both horses and their riders as well as their boldness over natural fences Of varying terrain, on the newly constructed course in the rolling pasture west of the arena. The course includes fences designed to test the knowledge and skill of the rider and of the horse. The final phase of competition, the Stadium Jumping, will he held at 3 p.m. in the jumping paddock south of the arena. This phase tests the ability of the horse and rider over a course of fences in closer proximity. The winner of this exciting competition will be the horse and rider team which scores highest in all three phases. Prizes will be awarded about 5 p.m, Entry forms for the competition may be obtained, from the secretary at Whiting's Neck Equestrian Centre, Rt. 3, Box 105-D, 304-263- 8779. Entries close on Aug. 13. Whiting's Neck Equestrian Centre, owned and directed by noted equestrienne Mary Rose, F.B.H.S., has developed simuRaneously with Whiting's Neck Farm Estates which features five to 20 acre tracts with over 1.5 miles of shoreline on a 14-mile deepwater hor- seshoe bend of the clean upriver Potomac. The community's concept was created by Sam Ashelman who also owns and operates Coolfont, a resort, conference center and com- munity outside of Berkeley Springs, W. Va. Admission to the Saturday, August 19 event is free and the general public is invited to at- tend. Refreshments will be available on the grounds. Park Service SeeksProtectl Historic Trail A National Park Service of. rice, charged with acquiring land along the Appalachian Trail from Virginia to Pennsylvania, has been opened in Martinsburg. The Martinsburg office is part of a larger effort to protect the 2,000-mile trail running from Maine to Georgia from en- croachment by subdivisions and roads. Congress has authorized $90 million for land acquisition along the trail over the next three fiscal years. In West Virginia, the trail winds its way for 25 miles. Of the 25 miles, 20 are on unprotected, rivately-owned land which the Martinsburg office is trying to acquire. In other states, land development has encroached on the trail to the point where major relocation will be required. But in the Eastern Panhandle, relocation will he very minor, according to Charles Rinaldi, who heads the Martinsburg office. Rinaldi did point to the Shannondale development in Jefferson County which, while it does not now interfere with the Appalachian Trail, is backing up close to the trail. Rinaldi's office, which opened July 5, has a staff of eight people. It is charged with acquiring land along 93 un- protected miles of trail in Virginia, 20 in West Virginia, and 25 miles in Pennsylvania. In some cases the land will he purchased outright while in others scenic easements will he bought. The Appalachian Trail was founded about 50 years ago by a forester named Benton MacKaye. It has been supported over the years by the Ap- palachian Trail Conference, a federation of about sixty volunteer trail clubs, with headquarters in Harpers Ferry. Partnership Grant Pmpm Re-Activated The Region 9 Planning and Development Council has received information from the Governor's Office that the Governors Partnership Grant Program has been re-activated. This state program of assistance to local governments has been made possible by an ap- propriation of funds by the State Legislature for economic and community development throughout West Virginia. The information received by Region 9 is that no new ap- plications will he received. The response to the program last year was so great that many worthwhile projects were not able to be funded the first time. This year the State will review those applications from last years program that were un- funded. It is expected that awards will be made by the Governor's Office within the next two months. ............... m =, MILLVILLE Miss Dorothy Lake Dial 535-2261 A family birthday party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Snyder on July 31, in honor of their grandson, Troy Douglas Kelican, this being his first birthday. Those present were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dickie Kelican, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Milbourn and son, Mrs. Nancy Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bond and son. Cake and ice cream were served and Troy received many nice gifts. I The children and grand. children of Mr. and Mrs. J: T. Longerbeam enjoyed a family picnic at the park in Clearbrook, Va., on Sunday. Those attending were Mr. aqd ROASTING THE OX -- Long before the some 450 persons showed up Saturday afternoon at the Jefferson County Fair grounds near Leetown, for the big ox-roast staged by Jefferson County Democratic Executive Com- mittee, a lot of preliminary work had to be done for feeding the huge crowd and one of the first advance projects that got underway was the long and tiresome job of roasting the ox. And the above picture shows the committee which handles this job every year, wrapping and burying the ox for the overnight roasting process. Shown in the center of the picture, kneeling, and wrapping one big chunk of the ox is Lyle Tabb, chairman of the project and also chairman of the County Democratic Executive Committee and Charles Conrad, also helping Tabb to check the ox and prepare it for the underground burial so that it would be still hot when serving time arrived: (Photo by Jim Tabb) Reports Show Red Cross Activities Heavy Again In addition to the election of new officers and directors for the coming year, another feature of the annual mem- bership meeting of the Jefferson County Red Cross, July 19, at the Towne House Restaurant in Charles Town, were the reports from the chairmen of the various phases of Red Cross activities during the past year. Rondo Smallwood and Henry "Hank" Jovanelly, co-chairmen of the blood program, reported 11 visits of the Bloodmobile were made to Jefferson County during the year, six regular and five mini units. There were 166 first time donors to the blood program and 97.9 percent of the county's blood quota was collected. A total of 302 persons gave 744 pints of blood and an average of 70 volunteers gve some 2,0o0 man hours of service to the program. The total cost of the blood program to the Red Cross Chapter was $507.00. Mrs. Forrest Willingham, reporting for the disaster committee, stated II one-family fines were given assistance by the chapter. She said the com- munity response to calls for aid for the fire victims was so great, the Red Cross Chapter was even able to help families in re- locating. There were also three flood alerts affecting the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and residents were 'kept alerted by volunteers from the chapter. A modified disaster course was held at the Cliffside Inn at Harpers Ferry under the sponsorship of the National Capitol Division, and 12 volunteers from the chapter participated and were certified. Cost of the program was $141.00. In First Aid -- N. Clark Furr, chairman, reported 18 courses were taught in Basic First Aid, Standard First Aid and Personal Safety, Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care, along with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Basic Life Support. He reported the Red Cross has 17 instructors and 135 certificates were awarded during the year. Total cost of the program to the local chapter was $180.00 In Water Safety + Rev. Richard E. Neal, chairman, reported a total of 33 courses in swimming were taught and 208 certificates were awarded in Beginners, Advanced Begin- Mrs. J. T. Longerbeam, Mr. and Mrs. Granville Longerbeam and son, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Longerbeam and family, Mr. and Mrs. Norman James, Mr. and Mrs. Frankie" Longerbeam and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Milbourn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Longer- beam and daughter, Mrs. Jack Jewell and daughter, and Mrs. Charles Appell. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Dodson and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Mareno and daughter are home after a vacation at Ocean City, Md. Curtis Lilla spent Wednesday night with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Lilla. Mrs. Gene Ford and family of Ranson, were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Anna Longer. beam. Mr. and Mrs. James Lilla and Mr. and Mrs. Vince Lilla and daughter, attended a cook-out at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Staubs on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Wilt of Chestnut Hill were Saturday !guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moss Ranalli. ner s, Intermediate swimmers; Basic Rescue, Water Safety, Advanced Lifesaving, Water Safety, Water Aide and swim- ming for the handicapped. Mr. Neal said the water safety program had eight demon- strations, two exhibitions, 14 films and 10 cost shows during the year. The total cost of the program to the chapter was $211.00. Services to military families, veterans and civilians was reported by Mrs. George Heidrich, chairman. She reported service was given to 508 persons not counted as cases. Total cases given service  were 178, with 57 of them servicemen, 16 veterans and 105 civilians. Financial. assistance from the chapter funds was also given in 29 cases, along with food orders, heating fuel, gasoline, medications, loans and tran- sportation. Cost of this program to the chapter was $2,672.00. Red Cross youth work was reported by Mrs. Harry Strouse, Mrs. Howard Fellers, co- chairmen. They reported 2,800 tray favors were made for the rest homes of Jefferson County, the Jefferson Memorial Hospital and the Baker V.A. Center. Musical programs and refresh- ments were given for the rest homes during the year. Puppets were made for the Pediatrics section of the local hospital and given to the young patients to take home. Fifty dollar con- tributions were made to Romney School and Locust Grove Rest Home. Ten volunteers and 650 school children worked on this project. Seven elementary, 2 junior highs and one high school cooperated with the program. Cost of the program was $163.00. Volunteers -- Mrs. Howard Fellers, chairman, reported that 217 persons did some type of volunteer work for the chapter during the year, giving 5,000 hours of service. The value of this volunteer work far exceeds: the total chapter budget for the year. Cost of the program was $93.00. Nursing and Health Programs --Mrs. Lee B. Gruber, chair- man, reported all bloodmobiles are staffed with two extra nurses. Health brochures were distributed in schools and other public places. Clients were referred to proper free clinics and financial assistance was found for birth defects. Twenty- eight volunteers served 1500 persons during the year. Cost of the program was $6.00. Fund Drive -- The Annual Budget was $11,624.00. The United Givers Fund of Jefferson County of which we are a part- ner, raised $7,800 and in March a mail campaign was held raising $2,047 for a total of $6,847, leaving us with a deficit quota of $1,777. Cost of membership drive !was Sge.0o. General Management ex- penses- Salary, rent, phone, etc. -- $2,877. Services provided by National Red Cross, $2,828. Total spent July I, 1977 to June 30, 1978, $9,774. San Marcos University in Lima is one of the oldest universities in the western hemisphere. It was founded in 1551, 85 years before Harvard University. [ Shepherdstown IGrant Request [May Be Alive The Shepherdstown Town Council, with Mayor Clarence Wright presiding, met in regular monthly session Tuesday evening. The meeting was primarily spent in reviewing the town's sewer system project, paying its bills, and general discussion of the councilmanic organization. The only major topic was notification that Shepherdstown will be eligible for a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development block grant if one eligible town and one alternate do not submit ap- )lications. Shepherdstown has requested $355,000 for housing rehabilitation, street im- provements and playground construction in the town's west end. That bid was rejected but Shepherdstown. now has been named as the second alternate town to be eligible to apply for the grant if others decide not to apply. Webster Springs, W. Va., has been named as HUD's first alternate choice, but there is a strong suggestion Webster Springs may not be interested.  Shepherdstown now must work with the Region 9 Planning and development Council in preparing a complete ap- plication detailing plans for use of the money if the application is approved. Earlier, Harpers Ferry, Martinsburg and Berkeley County were the only three Eastern Panhandle govern- mental bodies to receive preliminary approval for $1.2 million for community development projects. Principles become modi- fied in practice by facts. -J. Fennimor e Cooper. TOM LENNON SELLS CALENDARS MAGNETIC SIGNS . BOOK MATCHES BALLOONS, Etc. CALL 725-7476 Charles Town, W.Va. Aug. 3-2t- Own Your Own Business $10,000 to $30,000 Yeady RAISING CHINCHILLAS slad in a spare room. garage. basement, outbuilding, etc, Write or call giving sge, phone, and occupation to Chinchillas, P. O. BOx 11425, Winston-Salem, N. C. 27108 CALL 919-748-8oe0 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, AUGUST I0, 1978 19 All Ages History reports that women used cosmetics in the Middle Ages. They still do. -Record, Columbia, S.C. NOTICE OF SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE In execution of a certain deed NOTICE The following properties have been declared surplus properties by the Jefferson County Board of Education and will he sold at public auction to the highest responsible bidder on Saturday, August 19, 1978. Such actions to be held on the site of each parcel upon the following terms: One- of trust made by HARVE HARTFORD and HELEN HARTFORD, husband and wife, to the undersigned Trustee, dated April 2, 1976, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia in Deed Book No. 404, Page 452, default having been made in the provisions of said deed of trust and being required by the heneficiary so to de, the un- dersigned Trustee vill sell at public auction, at the front doo of the Court House of Jefferson C. third of purchase money cash in L. hand and balance due within ninety (90) days, conveyance to be made to the buyer by special warranty deed upon payment in full of the balance due. These properties will he sold in the following order at ap- proximately thirty (30) minute intervals commencing at I0:0 a.m. The Jefferson County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids. 1. All of that certain lot or parcel of real estate in Ranson Corporation, Jefferson County, County, at Charles Town, West West Virginia, containing 1.383 Virginia, on Friday, Sept. 1, acres, more or less.recorded in 1978, at 10:00 A.M., EDST, the said clerks office in Deed Book following described real estate, 302, at Page 124. Said real estate to-wit: is commonly known as the Old All those lots or parcels of Jefferson Board of Education land, with all improvements Maintenance Headquarters. th(reon and appurtenances 2. All of that certain lot or thereto belonging, situate on the parcel of real estate containing east side of the Opequon Creek in approximately one (1) acre Middleway District, Jefferson located on the east side of State County, West Virginia, more particularly designated and described on a plat of "Hidden River Farm, Section 3," made by Richard U. Goode, C.L.S., dated July 25, 1968, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia in Deed Book No. 299, Page 189, as Lots Nos. 36 and 39, containing 2.125 acres and 2.044 acres, respec- tively; together with a non- exclusive right of way over all roadways delineated on said plat or situated on any other portion of said subdivision whether now platted or not, for access to and from said lots. Conveyance will be made subject to utility easements of record, and to those certain restrictions and road main- tenance agreements specified in prior deeds of said real estate which are recorded in said Clerk's Office in Deed Book No. 33, Page 433, and Deed Book No. 368 Page 148, respectively, to which reference is made. TERMS: One-third cash on day of sale, balance in two equal annual installments payable one and 'two years, respectively, aRer date, plus interest at 8 percent per annum, payable semi-annually and secured by deed of trust on said real estate; at the option of the purchaser, the cash payment may be in- creased, or the entire purchase may be paid in cash at the time of sale. Thomas W. Steptoe Trustee Paul E. Miller, Jr.- Auctioneer Aug. 10-4t Working women need life insurance, too. Just like men, women alito retire. And Nationwide Life Insurance offers them low cost protection plus a guar* anteed retirement income" For information call your Nationwide agent. l fill l PROFI" RAISING EARTHWORMS / Can You Ansur "YES" to These Quest,o,'ls " I Do you hke rat Itx'k ' 2 DOyOU want d busa'tss d v(,ur I,,  3 DO yOU f%''d rewemenI w extra ,l ,:my  4 DO ou have a N-k yard w othe, L,,nd'; Route 9 between Belvedere Heights and Jeffersonian Nursing Home and adjoining Charles Town Junior High School recorded in said clerk's office in Deed Book 256, at page 428. 3. All of that certain lot or parcel of land, with im- provements thereon, in Kabletown District containing approximately 1.3 acres recorded in said clerk's office in Deed Book 89, at page 177. Said real estate is commonly known !as the Rippon Elementary School. 4. All of that certain lot or parcel of real estate ap- proximately one-fourth acre located in Middleway next to Pentecostal Church recorded in said clerk's office in Deed Book 5, at page 343. 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