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119--NO. 33 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA 25414 THURSDAY, AUGUSTI8, 1983 20 PAGES-- PER COPY 20 in i 9 Florida men, arrested along held in Cumberland, Md. All will be in this country illegal- shipped to Ptmenix where rome will be been arraigned before U.S. detained as witnesses, according to the in Morgantown U.S Immigration and Naturalization await a Federal hearing Service. being returned to Phoenix, The arrests, which occurred Thurs- to face charges of conspiracy day at U.S. Route 11 rest area south of transport aliens. Martinsburg, were the result of an in- were Andrew ~sley, Jr tensive investigation that began in Florida, Sigfrido Cisneros- Phoenix two years ago. The smuggling and Salvador Medina-Tortes, ring is believed to have moved at least alien.s of Arcadia. 250 people into Florida and parts of the [ of $10,000 was set for Beasley, East Coast, charging a suggested $450 for the other two. each for transportation after the aliens man, Benjamin Medina- crossed the US-Mexican border. was taken into Three of the men described as the r but was not charged with the smugglers said they.were employed by three. A woman was also aJeffersenC, mmty orchard. The fourth, Baasley, described himself as a labor ~-six of the Mexicans were fwst contractor. tertainment Fair Sept. 2 The witness tampering trial of Charles Town attorney Walter Lloyd Blair is expected to go to the jury sometime today (Thursday) after two full days of testimony before Judge John R. Frazier in Mercer County Cir- cuit Court in Princeton. The trial, the State versus Blair, stems from prosecution claims, presented by Jefferson County pro- secuting attorney Braun Hamstead, that Blair attempted to bribe and in- fimidate Rocky Reel and Robert Carter into changing their testimony to favor Edgar "Zeke" Porter, Blairs client. Carter had been charged and was convicted of shooting Reel during a domestic dispute. Both Reel and Carter have already testified. Reel said that Blair offered him $600 ff he would testify in Porter's behalf. And he said Blair threatened him (Reel) with prison unless he testified for Porter. Carter said that Blair pulled him from the .witness room during Porter's trial and asked him if he was ready to change his testimony. Under cross ex- amination by defense attorney Steven M. Askin, Carter said that Blair talk- ed to him after the jury had heard all testimony. Blair, taking the stand Tuesday, denied all accusations, and through Askin, asked Judge Frazier to drop the charges. The request was denied. Testimony was to continue and perhaps be concluded, Wednesday. Askin indicated he would call six witnesses, including Jefferson County Circuit Clerk Rosa Lynch to testify in Blair's behalf. Askin also ~plained that he was not ready for the trial, had not inter- viewed any witnesses and was not .prepared for cross examination because he took over the defense after Washington attorney Harry Toussaint Alexander of Washington Unexplained- ly withdrew aS Blair's attorney. Alex- ander had and interviewed alt hhe wi~ Plans for the construction of a $2 Shepherdstown handling the leasing was purchased from Jefferson million Washington Square Shopping and management of the project. Investors. Center on Route 9 between High's and Plans for the center are being drawn A spokesman for the Ken Lowe Apple Tree Gardens in Ranson has by Bushey Associates, architects, of Management Company said that while been announced. Hagerstown. Construction, when plans are not firmed up for use of this The development, which would in- begun, will be by Mid-East Builders, second plot of ground there is an ex- clnde a grocery store and drug store as also of Hagerstown. cellent chance that at least two enter- principal anchors, together with seven Names of those involved in Ranson- prises, which he described as other establishments, would be located Investors were not immediately "welcome assets to the community," on a six acre property acquired from available, are considering possible location on the the Henesey Trust. At the same time, the investors ac- second plot. quired five acres of land lying south The development would be operated and southwest of High's and adjacent Ken Lowe Management will main- by Ranson Investors, Inc with Ken to the Norfolk and Western Railroad rain an office in the new shopping Lowe Management Company of and the Orchard Hills Development. It complex. 9 t / ,Fair to be staged at the Jef- County Fairgrounds on the Road, August 29 - September be the personal appearance by and recording artist Leroy one of the busiest and most ' music. Van IM~fOftTlaDCeM as grandstand entertain- September 7, the )m and tbe second at 10 p.m. rnots that go hack farm in Missouri, one d the leading spokesmen breed and a new generation who have worked long and bring country music to its pre- acceptance in all walks of ' from town to townlmuse and farm to factory. In important presentations to broadcasting and advertising sales executives, he has done much to demonstrate the quality and value of country music as a "now and always" form of musical expres- sion that has Wide appeal and something to say. AS a performer, Leroy is top flight, with an ear for what pleases, stage presence to spare, and personal warmth to go with it. His vibrant baritone, exciting wardrobe, and. dynamic musical arrangenumts keep audiences caring for at evav ap- paarance. Critics consider him one of the most polished artists in the business, and his group, The Auc- tioneem, are equally acclaimed as one of the best blends of solo calibre musi- cians producing the Nashville Sound. Ca mmuni Auction Set For Saturday In Shepherdstown The Shepberdstown Mens' Club an- nual Community Auction will be held this coming Saturday, August 20, Dr. George Blu ndell, club president, has announced that Ned Morrow, auc- tioneer, will open the bidding prompt- ly at ten a.m Those having items to be donated for the auction may still drop them off at the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown or call James Van Evera 876-6390, John Handzo 876-6776, or David Way 876-6175 to have them picked up. Cxmtributiona of items ranging from garden produce to household appliances, furniture, dishes, tools, antiques, farm and garden equipment, will be gratefully accepted. The proceeds from the auction pro- vide the principal source of income with which the Mens' Club makes available for community use the War Memorial Buildi~ and Morgans Grove Park. As in the past, cash contributions are welcome. Sandwiches, soft drinks and coffee will be on sale at the all-day auction. his more than 20 years of was called by his many classmates at to education, William E. Charles Town High, went to Weat Jr a native of Charles Virginia UniverSity for two years and been rewarded by being then tran erred to Shepherd Conege, the new principal of Her- where he earned a Baeh~or of Arts HighS lmolwi~tl~estart degree, with a major in public school term. And in ad-and a minor in s k e to his usual duties of running was gra ted the University of the largest high schools in Fair- Virginia cure laude with a degree of Va he has also been l u|ter of Education in ,of introducing progranm in any in the state of Virginia, ehigh respensibmty. of Dr. and Mrs. William E. of Hunter Hill, Charles T-ruseell attended public in Clmrles Town throt~ ~ the before transferring to Macon Academy in Front ira. in high school in Charlm was on football team and he was ber of the school's hasket- At Randolph Maim he Macon, Bill, as he Bill entered the Fairfax County public school system in the Fall of Physical Educatien ofatB (Va.) High School. He served as a teacher and ecmsel at Luther Jackson Intermediate School, from to zm as a history and physical educatien teacher and was a guidance counsel at the school from until 1972. In the Fall of 1972, he we~t to Glasgow Intermediate School as a coumel ; and in 19'/5 he went to Lake Braddock Secondary School as sub-school Wincipul and he remained there until nr/7, when he b =me pr dp of Skt y Lanier temm te School. In the Fall of 1toO, Bill was p moted the prtnctpal of U er Jackson Intermediate School, and he has remained there until the present. Bill has been most active in prdessi l organizati such as the Virginia Middle School Forth; the I~rRN TO PAGE 10 THE WORKSHOP -- The above picture shows the front of the little "red barn-like" structure which Lawrence Crouse built to house his handmade authentic antique furniture business. It is located on a plot of ground on the Leetown-Kearneysville Road, just a short If skilled craftsmanship is a thing of five days weekly distance from Kearneysville. Also shown in the picture are Cr e and h$ tl' em- ployees. They are (left to right) rt Braun, John Woodward, Bobby Cro,and Lawrence Crouse, brothers along with "Bar- ney" the pet watchdog of the Crouses. recreating classics And there is an even more of it in the the past, as many people seem to believe these days, no one has convinc- ed Lawrence Crouse of the Kearneysville section of Jefferson County of this. In fact be can provide ample proof that Lhis is not so. While most people in Jefferson Coun- ty are not even aware of the small business operation Crouse own~ and operates, many who are handmade and antique furniture enthusiasts do. And these people, and many like them, in the adjoining states and the Metropolitan area, like what they see being produced in the little Red Barn- like structure located on the Kearneysville-Leetown Road just a short distance from Kearneysville. The sign on the front of the small, but attractive frame structure says "L,E. Crouse," Jeiner. But imide the buildi Cnmse and his three employees, spend and authentic pieces of furniture and antiques of the 18th and 19th centuries. Although a relatively new business venture in the county, having been in. operation only about nine years, the "Country Chippendale" furniture which Crouse and his men turn out, can be found in many of the better homes in the area and more especially in many homes in the Metropolitan area. As for Jetferson Countians who do not know, or have not seen What is being produced by Lawrence Crouse, the Joiner, Larry says he welcomes visits to his workshop. He says since there is no big assembly line, and enly a limited number of small machine tools, he and his helpers can, and will, provide a per- Serialized and individual tour and ex- pfanation of the business. Larry nsuaHy has some pieces of his fine furniture on display at the shop. lovely log cabin home which he built just a short distance from his plant. Larry says in the printed brochure which shows off the variov.s pieces of' furniture which has been re-created Jn the Crouse shop, that "his love of old wood and appreciation for the beautiful propotions of fine early furniture in. America has become for him a business which he hopes will help vide the heirlooms in furniture for tomorrow." While there are many companies in this country selling so-called Early American reproductions, Larry says, he always shuns from the words "Early American reproductions." We profer to regard our work as the re-creation of classic and authentic pieces of fur- niture exactly as they were crafted in the past two centuries. TURN TO PAGE 10 SHEPHERDS'IDWN -- The Second annual Dog Daze Festival to be held in over next few weeks will bring music, dunce, drama, fine art, crafts and merriment to the Eastern Panhandle. The Festival, which got underway Wednesday, Aug, 17 in the beautifully r ored and red.oratedHou in dmmtown will run threa Se ,mb 9 and feature a number of special events. The Wednes- day activities included a House, in the Entler House and it featured drainage readings, poetry and prme works. Th~ on Saturday monling, Aug. 20 beginning at 9: 0 a.m. Jim Staley will conduct a wall tng tour of Shepla - stown,/ the of giviug theae who participate in the tour and oppor- tunity to a nelate the charms of h sto Aug, ast 24 will be an exotic evening at the HoWl in ~. M 7 p.m. Jerry will display and ram and beautiful rugs from the Caucamm Mountains. wUl be by the and Dancen, per- authm belly dane of the In Thefts Probed By Slate Police Middle East. Local artists will have an opportuni- ty to display their work at the EnUer Hotel for the week of'August 2S through Sept. 4. A jury will select the 2. or 3-dlmeusional works for the exhibR on August 27, begtming at 11:20 a.m. at the gntler. The exhibit, which will feature the work of artist Charlie Shohe, opens August at 1 p.m. For information can 1.4S7 -27 . September 5, is Children's D~y at the Shel~herdstown Men's Club. Crafts, dance and movement am scheduled. and sq eial pul t wW the morning. Children's Day events start at 10:30 a.m. and run through 1110011. Capping the Dog Daze Festival will hea "ene-bsnd folk festival", starring Back Ro,d Travenm. Everything from old-time mountain music to fo mmgs, jazz swing, and even some Bernie Smith bhnm The starts at 8 p.m. on September 9 at the Creative Arts Center, Shepherd l e. A mimion is for students, $3.50 for adults. Dog Daze are ~ by the Jof. fermn Ceunty Arm Council. The theft of two cameras and $120 in cash from an automobile parked at the Charles Town Turf Club last Sunday is being investigated by State Police. The thief took the cash and cameras from a car owned by Lucy Hannah, of Somerset, England. Three petit larceny eases are also be- ing probed by State Police. Bicycles were stolen from Stanley Hose, Shenandoah Junction, and Nor- man Hostler, Route I, Harpers Ferry, And a western saddle and bridle were removed from the property of Lige B. Miller, Route 3, Kearneysville. HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS AUGUST 24 The Board of Managers of Jeffersen Memorial Hospital will hold its regular monthly meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 1983 in the bespital cafeteria. This me ng is open to the public. The extended forecast for They thrwgh ~turday: Partly cloudy ~i~ througb the period with daUy highs in the 80's to ~ low 90's. Nigbl~hne lows int be e0's except in the S0's over the higher elevatlem. Dally ~ to range 3 to 8 degrees above seasonal n~'mais.