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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1978 OBITUARIES R___ s a u as[ TOM LEE8PINKS a|o ao[e[ Funeral services were con- ] ducted Tuesday afternoon from =_ , us_ ss in I the Melvin T. Strider Colonial V| WM|=R0W Ftmeral Home for Tom Lee pinas, of 106 South Fairfax a{ k#t hA|d- Boulevard, Ranson, who died n I v|r Saturday in Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock from Ashury United Methodist Church for Donald McCarthy Kable, of Rt. 2, Charles Town, who died Monday in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Robert Hiller and the Rev. Debra Ball Kllbourne will officiate, interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery. Mr. Kable was born January 17, 1906, in Kabletown, a son of! the late Charles H. and Tallulah Allder Kable. For thirty years he was the owner and operator of Kabels Esso Service Station Jn Charles Town, retiring in 1970. For twelve years after retirement he was director of maintenance and transportation for the Jefferson County Board of Education, and also operated a farm. A member of Asbttry United Methodist Church, he graduated from Staunton Military Academy in t930, and was a former member of Henry Kyd Douglas Camp, Sons of the Confederacy. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hilda Marshall Kable, at the home; four children, Mrs. Paul "Eleanor" Manzuk, Belvedere Heights; Gary M. and Donald H. Kable, Charles Town Emory A. Kable, Ranson; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Miss Louise M. Kable, San Bernadino, Calif.; Dr. Charles Kable, Westminster, Md', Two brothers, Max and Harry Kable, preceded him in death. Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. JAMES W. SMITH Last rites for James William Smith, 57, of Route 1, Knoxville, Md., who died Saturday at Martinsburg Veterans Ad- ministration Center, were held Tuesday morning from the Bast Funeral Home in Bpomboro, Md. The Rev. Temple Wheeler officiated, burial was in Rohrersville, Md., Cemetery. Born in Pleasant Valley, he was the son of Mrs. Eleanor Fallou Smith of Rt. I, Knoxville and the late James H. Smith. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Harpers Ferry. He was a member of the Clopper Michael Post No. I0, American Legion of Boonsharo and was a veteran of World War H. He was a retired agent for the American General Life In- surance Co. Besides his mother he is survived by his wife, Frances Larson Smith; one daughter, Mrs. Marsha S. Streets of Terra Alto, W. Va.; and one son, James M. Smith of Towson. MEREDITH A. DARLINGTON Funeral services were held Saturday afternoun from the Brown Funeral Home in Mar- tinsburg for Meredith Allen "Sook" Darlington, 68, of Rt. 2, Inwood, who died last Thursday at Martinsburg Veterans Ad- ministration Center. Chaplain Howard L. Fulk officiated, in- terment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. Born in White Hall, Va, he was the son of Albert HoWard and Ella Florence Wether Darlington. He was a veteran of Wrld War H and was a member of Newton D. Baker Post V'.W. and was a retired en. ployee of Musselman Divisionlof Pet Milk Incorporated. He is survived by his wii, Catherine Wilson Darlingtod; one daughter, Catheryn Lynn Darlington, at home; three sons, Albert Allen Darlington of Bunker Hill; Mark Andrew Darlingtonand Monte Douglas Darlington, both at home; four sisters, Mrs. Eva Kern, Mrs. Mary Custer, Mrs. Catherine May and Mrs. Betty White, all of Inweod. MRS. IRENE E. PRINTZ Graveside services were conducted Wednesday morning at Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town for Mrs. Irene Estelle Printz 93, formerly of Shepherdstown, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert G. Thomas, Hagerstown, Md., Monday morning. The Roy. Richard Kroll conducted the services. Born in Page County, Va., she was a daughter of Jasper and Pamela Cave Young and the widu@ of TheodoreS. Prin. She was a member of Christian Church in Luray, Va. Besides her daughter, she is survived by one granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren. Martinsburg Veterans Administration Center. Chaplain Howard L. Fulk officiated, interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gar- dens. The deceased was born Sep- tember 22, 1909, in Charles Town, ason of John and Letha McGolrick Spinks. He worked for the State Highway Depart- ment, retiring in 1971 with 14 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of Charles Town Post 3522, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Virginia Tevault Spinks at the home; and one brother, JaCk Spinks, St. Albans, ! W. Va. MARSHALL MAHLON LANCASTER Marshall Lancaster, a former resident of Summit Point, died August 6 in Virginia Beach, Va. He was 81. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 12 in Berryville, Va., with interment in Clarke County cemetery. Mr. Lancaster lived in Fredericksburg, Va., many years of his adult life where he was associated with the Cooper Furniture Company, with retirement on his 80th birthday. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth "Ruth" Patton, Bradenton Fla.; Mrs. Betty Lancaster Norfolk, Va.; and Mrs. Eugene "Josephine" Mclntyre, Virginia Beach, Va. Other survivors are a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Lancaster was a cousin of Mr. Richard Snyder, Messrs William and Allen Marshall, Mrs. Donald Kable, Mrs. Ed- ward Lee Pine, Mrs. Donald Cline, and Mrs. Jean Marshall O'Bannon, all of Charles Town. RICHARD A. ERICKSON Mass of Christian Burial was saj'd last Saturdaymondng at St. Agnes Catholic--Chm'ch in Shepherdstown for Richard A. Erickson, 54, of Shepherdstown, who died Tuesday, August S, in Martinsburg's City Hospital. Father Cyril Draina and Father Lamert Stack officiated, in- terment prayers were said in Pleasant View Memory Gar- dens. Mr. Erickson was ham in Bangor, Maine, a son of the late Albert R. and Cecelia Murray Erickson. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Shepherdstown, and for thirty years was employed with the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Cardinal Erickson; one daughter, Barbara Ann Erickson; three sons, R. Michael, John R., and Gerald J. Ericknon, all at the home; and one sister, Mrs. Frances C. Palmer, Alexandria, Va, GEORGE W. WmTACRE Last rites for George Washington Whitacre, 92, of Inwood, who died Friday at his home, were conducted Tuesday morning from the Omps Funeral Home, Inwoed Chapel. Burial was in .Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Mr. Whitacre was born December 19,1885, at Slier, a son of the late Isde and Cornelia Lamp Whitacre. Flintestone, Md.; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Klingerman of Hancock, Md.; three brothers, Walter Roberts of Harpers Ferry; Robert Roberts of Terre Alta, W. Va., and Chester Roberts, of Pitcarin, Pa.; two grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. CARMIE L. NETZ, JR. Last rites were held Tuesday afternoon from the Bast Funeral .Home in Boonsbero, Md., for Carmie Luther Netz, Jr., 63, of Boonsbero, who died Sunday in Washington County Hospital. The Rev. Ralph D. Mnssey, the Rev. Noel L. Huffman and the Rev. Daniel Bernhart officiated, burial was in Beonsboro Cemetery. Bern in Appletown, he was the son of Carmie Luther and Stella May Bidle Netz, Sr. He was a member of the Boonsboro Church of God. He was a retired 'employee of Fairchild Industries. He is survived by his wife Helen K. Ritter Netz; three daughters, Mrs. Joyce Sigler d Rt. 2, Myersville; Mrs. Doris Davis, of Rt. 3, Boonsboro and Mrs. Delavene Cunningham of Hagerstown; three sons, Luther E. Netz, of Rt. I, Hagerstown; Daniel E. Netz, of Hagerstown and George Morrison, of Rt. I, Harpers Ferry; two sisters Mrs. Lenora Miller of Hager- stown and Mrs. Lucille L. Griffith, of Rt. 3, Boonsboro; one brother, John R. Netz, of Rt. 2, Beonsboro; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. HOWARD C. THILYAW Funeral services were con- ducted Monday from the Muse Reed, Barge Funeral Home in Leesburg, Va., for Howard C. Thilyaw, 47, who died Thursday, August 10, at his residence in Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Russell Marcus officiated burial was in National Memorial Park Cemetery inFalls Church Va. Mr. Thilyaw was born. in Loudoun County, Va., a son of the late Lloyd H. and Winnie Margaret .Baumgardner Thflyaw. He was a construction foreman. He is survived by his wife, Dorreen Marie Thilyaw, at the home; five children, Mrs. Brenda Stocks, Harpers Ferry; Mrs. Teresa Bronson, Loesburg, Va.; Miss Sandy Thilyaw, Harpers Ferry; Pfc. Howard C. Thilyaw, Jr., with the U.S.A.F. Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; Jeffery Thilyaw, Harpers Ferry; two brothers William E. Thilyaw, Manassas, Vs.; and Charles Thilyaw, Breokesville, Fla. WILLIAM DIFFENDERFER Funeral services were con- ducted Sunday at the Collins Funeral Home in Silver Spring, Md., for William W. Dif- fenderfer, 72, of Washington, D.C., who died Wednesday, August 9, in the Washington Hospital Center. Burial was in Washington. The deceased was born in Clarke County, a son of the late Lewis and Josephine Dif- fenderfer. He was retired from the U.S. Government and was a member of the Luthern Church. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ollie Hibburd, of Win-" chester, Va.; and a brother, Edward Diffeaderfer, of Charles Town. His wife, Mildred Black- man Diffenderfer, preceded him in death. MRS. ELSIE M. HOFFMAffrER Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home for Mrs. Elsie He was a May Hoffmaster, who died retired farmer, having been employed for his last 16 years at Stewart Orchard Co. of Tablers Station, W. Va. He attended Howards Chapel U.M. Church. Surviving with his wife, the former Edna DeHaven, are a son, George Bruce Whitacre, Kearneysville; three daughters, Mrs. Woodrow "Anna" Collins, of Hedgesville; Mrs. Lloyd "Bessie" Graham of Alexandria and Mrs. Charles "Georgia" Russell of Winchester; 14 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Price, MarUnsbu and a number of nieces and nephews. Two children and five brothers and sisters preceded him in death. GEORGE W. ROBERT8 Funeral services were con- ducted Monday afternoon from the Grove Funeral Home in Hancock, Md., for George Westley Roberts, 78, of Rt. I, Little Orleans, Md., who died last Friday. Father W. Shelby walthan officiated, interment was in the Piney Plains Cemetery in Little Orleans. He was a pipe fitter at the Baltimore Shipyards for five years, and had retired from the Natural Gas Co. in Hackonsack NJ. He is survived by one son, H. Lester Roberts of Star Route, Saturday in Jeffersonian Manor. The Rev. Richard Slider of- flciated, interment was in Elk Branch Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The deceased was born August 29, 1897, in Luray, Va., a daughter of the late John H. and Fannie Broyles Mauck. She was the widow of Edmund S. Hoff- master, who died in 1956. For- merly of Bekerton, she had resided the past 22 years in Martinsburg, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church there. Surviving are five children,. Mrs. Eleanor Unger, Mar- tinsburg; Mrs. Gladys Unger, Buchanan, Michigan; Mrs. Mary Griffith, Lanham, Md.; Edmond Hoffmaster, Jr., Rock- ville, Md.; and Herbert Hoff- master, Frederick, Md,; 19 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and a brother, Wilson Mauck, Charles Town. CRUM'8 U.M. CHURCH HAS BOOTH AT FAIR The Crums United Methodist Church will sponsor a Lord's Acre Booth at the Clarke County, Va., Fair, August 21 through the 28. The will be baked goods, bread, cakes, pies, vegetables and hotmeplants for sale. Tw BeamC"t00[_00f:Ztm Ratidant, Uai00t[Clarke C0unty Ruritan W'dl Be Features Of ,v.,......vv, VVUD00V .... : I. . .. I23rd Annual Clarke Count C0untyFairApm IHave W. va. Llcenses, b Once again two special " - . ^ ,. .... L. ..... , J A Mm s p and run the entire week, closing barbecue Wednesda' xt,efm:, ,,,,,, ", ,""]|| imA [lrr bllmqma Saturday, August26, at 10p.m. through Saturday,' s'ta'ge'd'A'ugst-' th'r'gl'Se ]V | |igP r| | | ||| Due to the excellent growing i beginning at5 p.m., --..  , , T, ..... o season this summer, exhibits in A Horse Pulling ( 'nt' lalrgrmds''th The Jefferson County Cam- difficult one to en.mrce, par: .the farm crops, horticulture and be staged in front of Leetown Road, will be two mission has called upon the ticularly from me stanopomt ol garden produce are expected to stand on Thursday, assessor's office and State finally determining that be filled. Exhibits in all beauty pageants. The first one will he staged on Monday night, August 28, and it will be titled the "Miss Jefferson County Fair" contest. The second will be held on Tuesday evening, August 29, and it will be known as the "Little Miss Jef- ferson County Fair" contest. The "Miss Jefferson County Fair" contest is once again open to all 4-H, FFA and FHA girls, ages 14 to 18, as of July 1, 1978, with the deadline for entries being Aug. 21. The "Little Miss Jefferson County Fair" contest will be open to any girl between the ages of four and six as of JulY 1, 1978, with the deadline for en- tries being August 19. Entry blanks for both contests were carried in last week's issue of this newspaper and are carried again in this issue of the Spirit of Jefferson. Bridp Pairs Will Qualify Next Week John Allen, ACBL Director of the Charles Town Duplicate Bridge Club announced that qualifying games for District 4, Central Pennsylvania, Central Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, for the Grand National Pairs competition will be played at the South East Firehall in Hager- stown on Monday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, the 23rd, at 12:30 p.m. All District 4 ACBL members' are eligible and may qualify at either session. Interested players may call Mrs. Frederick Klein at 301-739-2532 for in- formation. Winners in the weekly game last Wednesday at the Charles Town Civic Center, were: North- South -- Louise Ramey-Vin Catozella, first; Nancy Ruth- Jennie Corbin, second; and Sharland Trotter-Ginny Allen, third. East-West -- first, George and Lucia Downing; second, Rosa Hankey-Farley Whitley; and tied for third were Jane and Bill McFarland and* Bob Beckett-Bruce Schroth. The Wednesday game starts at 7:45 and players in need of a partner may call 79,S-8320. NEW $2-MILLION From Page 1 monitoring panel located in the library section of the building upon which Phillip Wiley, school custodian and Jim Ritchey, school principal, are going to be keeping a close eye on, and keeping a lot of records. For the most part lighting for the hallways during the daytime is provided by large skylights, with a total of 23" having been placed in different parts of the Police to mount a drive to require West Virginia residents whose cars bear out-of-state licenses to legally register the vehicles in West Virginia. The action came after the commission conferred with the local detachment of Jefferson County State Police and learned that the law requires anyone maintainirga West Virginia residence to put West Virginia license plates on their automobiles. Many persons who move to West Virginia...and some who reside near the state's bur- der...often utilize the auto registration facilities of the adjoining state, primarily to avoid the onetime payment of a five percent sales tax levied against the assessed valuation of the vehicle. However, the law requires that anyone who lives in West Virginia must have a state registration tag within thirty days. If they fail to comply they are subject to arrest and a fine. The commissioners acted because they felt too many persons were avoiding paying required West Virginia fees and levies while, at the same time, availing themselves of West Virginia services. This attitude was echoed by Assessor Ginger Bordier, who noted that Virginia tags are available for $20 while it costs $25 to $36 for West Virginia tags, plus the one-time payment of the five percent sales or privilege tax. A spokesman for the State Police said that the law is a building. An electric lighting system has also been installed to provide lighting for nighttime activities and also for any ad- ditional light that might be needed. While the school is not an open classroom type facility, its rooms are constructed with dividers so that several in- dividual classrooms can be transformed into a large area, if the need arises. There are also large dividers separating the cafeteria, gymnasium and some classrooms. It has been estimated by school officials that this new solar heating and cooling system will save the school system possibly as much as $20,000.00 per year on the fuel bills. Since this school is the only one like "it in the state, and has been constructed as a model for future use of solar energy, it has been predicted that engineers, scientists, energy conservation officials and buffs from all across the nation and many foreign countries will come to Jefferson County to see this new facility. ENTRY BLANK Miss Jefferson County Fair Open To Any Resident of Jefferson County Ages 14 to 18 ss of July !, 1978 Sirtkdete Rahm'ml Avg. 27 - Fair Grounds - 2:00 P. M. Mail to: Dennis L. Barron RFD No. 1 - BOx 4 Shepherdstown, W, Va. 25443 ENTITY MUST RE RECEIVED IV AUG. 21, 1978 t ' L ENTRY BLANK Little Miss Jeffrson County Fair (Open to any girl 4 to 6 as of July 1, 1978) Must Be Resident of Jefferson County Name Birthdate Address Parent Tel.. No. Guardian Rehearsal Avg. 27 -- Fair Growds -. $:30 P. M. Mail To: Mrs. Mary Ellen Link POll 451 guW. Vs. 25443 ENTRY MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUG. 21,19.78 i i someo has become a legal resident of West Virginia. He noted that most arrests take place on "information" given to authorities by persons who do not believe it is fair for some to avoid paying West Virginia fees while others go scot free. In other actions, the com- mission appointed a Shepherd- stown woman, Mrs. Margaret Swann, as a member of the Regional Health Ad- visory Committee, filling the ccunly's one vacancy on the seven-member group. Prosecuting Attorney Robert Skinner was questioned about jurisdictional problems with county prisoners, primarily those who had to be transferred to medical facilities in other jurisdictions for medical treatment. Skinner told the commission that when a prisoner is tran- sferred across a state line, West Virginia authorities no longer have control of that prisoner and he can refuse to voluntarily return to the state. He advised that when a prisoner becomes ill and needs special medical treatment, he be taken to an appropriate facility within the state. And, he said, if guarding at the other facility is required, 0rid is carried out by other than Jefferson County deputies, those deputies should be reimbursed by Jefferson County. The question arose as the direct result of the transfer of a i Jefferson County jail inmate to a Martinsburg hospital; and the refusal of Berkeley County deputies, working on their own time, to guard the prisoner unless they were paid. Skinner also volunteered to who advise John H. Smont, operates a junkyard for automobiles near Summit Point that he, Smoot, would have to comply with state law and move some junked vehicles 300 yards from the road. Skinner called Smoot immediately and was advised that the matter was being taken care of within a week. Discussed was a request for a Potomac Edison right of way to install lights at the Leetown Park softball diamonds; a request to verify the ex- penditures of the Mental Health Center; what to do about a county-owned farm building which had been left in deplorable state by a tenant; the purchase of equipment necessary for the carrying out of a state reap- praisal Program; and receipt of an audit of the old justice of the peace system for 1975-76, which. court noted, effectively closes out the J.P. system once and for all. Commission President J. T. Mentzer, Sr., noting that county departments are to be entered on Monday, Aug. 21. Floral exhibits will be entered on Tuesday, Aug. 22 by 6 p.m. The special entertainment this year is exceptional. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights the out- standing musical group called "Life" will appear nightly in front of the grandstand at 13 p.m. Eleven performers consisting of five girls and six men have appeared in over 60 county and state fairs. They have appeared with Jim Nabors, Rick Nelson and Pat Boone on stage shows. On Thursday, Friday and. Saturday nights Margo Smith, the country music girl with several top ten hits -- "Thei'e I Said It", "Save Your Kisses for Me" and "Take My Breath Away" will appear. p.m. A Clarke County Pulling Clarke County Young will be held Saturday, 6 p.m., in front of stand. The parade of Champions as well of the Blue Ridge Fox; always an interesting. The sale of the Market Steers and the wooly Friday night, Aug. 25. The Henry T. Cole will be operating all Ruritan Grounds mile west The admission same -- $1.50 for children, $5.00 ticket. No charge for AARP Hears North Africa By Donald office to talk about county budgets, property tax programs, municipal and county bond authorizations and other financial matters relating to the operation of governmental units. SCHOOL From Page I The American Retired Persons secretary at the Clarles Town regular meeting in Junior High School; Mrs. Alice Methodist Church Athey as cook at the North building Thursday, Jefferson Elem. School. In other actions, the board Seventy approved a request for students were entertained of the Migrant Program to Eackles who showed travel by bus to Washington to trip he took to visit the Zoological Park and and Morocco. These named Marsha Massimino, some primitive Tammy Mills, Marty Mills and Eackles also Joann Christian as chaperonas; of life of some of named Mrs. Juanita Chamblin remote African tribeS, as a volunteer bus aide; and named Paul Miller as auctioneer At the regular for surplus property sales president, Mrs. August 26. presided. A light lunch of tea and coffee was Jeffemon County Historical Society Meet Leonard Home Members of the Jefferson County Historical Society have been invited to hold a covered dish picnic supper on the lawn at the home of Mrs. Robert "Louise" Leonard, of Harpers Ferry,: The supper will be held August 23 at 5:30 p.m., This home has been shown sevetal times on the House and Garden Tours. The location is immediately behind the Hilltop House on Ridge Street, which is one block north of Washington (High) Street. Enter through the yard gate rather than through the house. Paper plates, plastic forks, cups and iced tea will be provided. In case of rain the supper will be held indoors. THE Located On 340 East of Town next to tsman's Lodge h grown wc cantaloupes, to corn, pots other fruits vegetables Also Young adult estate if You Have Slectr,cal [ plan Problems if you're 15 to 22 years old. you can ,tart your tile CALL US m|urince program with MAGAHA, Just IMII.00 i yoer! When you're 25, your policy converts to permont insufa;'lce At riles you'll be able to afford. ,,.. SPECIALIZING IN "Young Adult Estate Plan", lind it's worth chOCking into, CliP. commissioners,00mallover,00 West Virginm would meet el August 13, 14 and 15 at the Cliff side Motor Ion in Harpers Ferry, said he was happy and )roud to have the meeting here. And another commissioner stressed the fact that Jefferso.il TWIN , T ENG. County now has a facility which / I D0nald T. Phillips can handle the 200 or more.. county commissioners and of- IIi l Pho.. son2s.Sp.o. Box 341 ficials who are expected to at.i! Charles Town, W.Vo. tend, something not" available li before. I I Warehouse Prices on The meeting was sponsored by [ | r Ce_ nt .rn_l Air C_.on id tionin9 the State Tax Commissioner's II for ," ,nsta"ot,on. Commercial g Industrial Wiring & Service STOCKING Many Brand Names o!: Electrical Devices & Eqt00,pn Flourescent & Incadescent Water Heater Elements & NA00PSVE B. 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