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2 From this point forward, the a job which right now looms as political pot, currently sim- the worst job anyone could mering in West Vh'ginia, will step into, given the condition really work itself up to a boil of the state's economic struc- and by the time the primary ture. and general elections roll While on the national level, around next year there ought the Second Congressional seat to be a "hot time"in the in Congress, now held by Mountain State. Harley Staggers, Jr will also Not only in the West be up for grabs. Virginia hills, but nationally Governorwise, a lot of as well, where a whole host of Democrats are making noises Democratic hopefuls are like candidates Clyde See, already criss-crossing the the conservative; Warren ceuntry hoping to corral the McGraw, the liberal; Chaun- necessary support and finan- cey Browning, the moderate, ces to become the party's just to name a few. They are nominee and thus challenge all likely holding their breath President RonaldReaganwho as they wait for Moore to will undoubtedly seek a make his announcement, if second term. any. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farm~'s ADVOCATE -- THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1983 de e .le * " co w e eeeeeQ e ~ e ee ee * August 14, 1963 Dear Mr. Rentch, Our beloved home, "Ben Lea" once again has a name sign at the driveway entrance after some months without one as the result of the evil doers who stole it some months ago. This week we received a gift from friends who helped my husband in and out of church. Ar- fists, they are, they presented us with a beautiful carved letter sign on both sides, of a nicely painted board which they mounted on an old rustic tree post. So the place now can be found from both State Route 9 and Route 340, with ease. Thanks to the John Naylors and for your friendship which is much more valuable than any other treasurer one can have. Our "new"Baltimore friends will now be able to find us without go- ing all over the country fwst. The good news item is the fact that our Jefferson Memorial Hospital "Meditation Chapel" is almost a real- ty. Furniture is now being seriously given a lot of thought. The local mer- chants as usual have been most helpful and we have been able to make all of Next year is a year in which We']] also vote on two the voters turn out in higher justices of the State Supreme numbers than in the so-called Court (and heavens knows we "off" year, but even then the ought to be very selective our selections right here in Charles percentage who finally select there); for secretary of state, Town. I've always found that to be true the candidates who will attorney general, auditoi here though, since we came here to live. represent us on national, state treasurer and secretary of So our hearts are freed with thanks. and local bodies is somewhat agriculture a line-up that low by comparison with some generally garners a "down- other nations, the-line" Democratic vote Right now, there is strong regardless of what happens to evidence that the so-called the governorship. "pressure" groups, the Then, there's one seat open minorities, blacks and in the State Senate in this 16th Hispanics, the National District; we'll name House of Organization of Women, and Delegates membersh'om the various other liberal-minded 39th and 40th delegatedistric- organizations, are going all ts, now held by John Doyle and out to increase registration Tom Steptoe, Jr.; two county and thereby increase voting commissioners, Gary Phalen n bers as we]]. and Charles Clendening, will There will be plenty to vote have to make up their minds for next year. Some voting will whether or not to run again; be on the basis of personal two magistrates will be elec- philosophy, liberal, ted as well as the assessor, moderate or conservative, sheriff and prosecuting attor- and will likely revolve ney. primarily around the And last, but certainly not presidential preference where least, it does now appear there Reagan will be the conser- wi]]beareal, wide-openbattle vative, the Democrat the for the two judgeships in the liberal. Eastern Panhandle, in the 23rd and 31st judicial districts. Also on the national ticket, Vance Sencindiver has in- West Virginians will select a dicated he will not run, new United States Senator to although he's being asked to replace retiring Jennings reconsider; Pierre Dostert Pmndolph. And right now, it will undoubtedly seek reelec- appea that the Democrati tion; and there's at least three candidate will Jay or more hopefuls, including at Rockefeller who cannot Suc- least one from Jefferson Coun- ceed himself as governor. The ty, who may opt to try to don Republican candidate judicial robes come January remains up in the air, 1, 1985. although the national GOP All in all, the primary race in June, 1984, and the general election, November, 1984, U.S. Senate seat and may be show signs of being perhaps willing to put money where its the most bitterly fought elec- mouth is, in former Governor tions, on all levels, that we Moore's campaign, have had in the past several As for Moore, he remains decades, and every voter mum, because he also is being should think long and touted as the GOP candidate carefully before casting his for governor of West Virginia, ballot. would lizzie to see Arch Moore challeng Rockefeller for the For years now the claim has from the FBI that show been that most of the crime that despite the fact that last which has, and does occur, in year the nation was mired in America, IS the result of its worst economic slump sin- poverty in the country. Well, ce the depression, the figures the latest crime statisticsfor the year 1982 reflect- released by the Federal ed the sharpest drop in seri- Bureau of Investigation, ap- ous crimes in the past five pears to dispute the claim that years. poverty breeds crime, and in Millions of Americans slip- fact is, and has been the major pod below the poverty level as cause of all crimes committed a breadwinner in the home in thecountry, last year as the result of For the past several having lost their jobs and in generations, social theorists many instances, even their have contended that the crime homes. And so would it not be rate in this country bears a logical to conclude if the direct relation to the level of poverty breeds crime myth the economic distress were true, the number of prevalent, burglaries, assaults and mur- ders in this country would Of course, there have been have soared? Well you may be those who argued that this surprised to learn just the op-. was, and is, not necessarily posite occurred according to true. And the latest FBI crime the FBI. figures shows that the number of serious crimes committed in this country last year, dropped by four percent from Now this is not to say that there is no connection between poverty and crime. In fact statistics do show that a disproportionate share of violent crimes committed in this country are by persons who might well be described as members of the economic underclass. But there has never been, and there is not today, any statistical evidence to show that persons commit crimes simply because they are poor. Many of the crimes reported in more recent years, are committed by those in need of money to purchase drugs of one kind or another, many of them from families with in- Now if we could just feed the htmgry people from our big stockpiles of food in caves in Kansas. The taxpayers paid for this and are paying storage costs now. I would be willing to pay more taxes so the farmers can make a de- cent living and so we could take all of these stockpiles of food and feed the hungry people of the world. I will remember the slaughter of pigs, chickens, and the pouring of millions of gallons of milk in the fields and roads in 1929. But the outlook then was dif- ferent. Most people had hope left that we would make it back out of recession. They say that today's hungry people are not to sure. Let them eat cake was once again the slogan, when tread was scarce during the French Revolution, and soon cake was indeed displaced by bread. Can history be allowed to repeat or have we learned from it, how to help others in dire circumstances. It's a chance to make. What will we choose to doas a Christian nation? Sincerely Betty Smith Ben Lea, Box 563 Charles Town, W.Va. Aug. 12, 1963 Dear Mr. Rentch, I came,away from the hearing to recluse Judge Dostert from presiding over Mrs. McClellans trial with the feeling that the two witnesses were more interested in Stonegate members re viq UShter than for justice being served. Pare Parziale (a member of the Grand Jury) testified that she knew Judge Dostert. He called her after the Grand Jury had only charged the Greens with involuntary manslaughter. He had said the presiding Judge had given incorrect instructions to the Grand Jury and that any member of the grand jury had the right to ask that the Grand Jury be reconvened. She stated that she felt pressured from this conversation, but could not quote anything that he had said that would substantiate this. She also stated Judge Dostert seemed upset. Who hasn't been upset with this case? Hasn't practically every citizen of Jef- ferson County, W.Va. and the nation been upset about the death of this child? Didn't Judge Frank DePond in Monongalia Court seem upset by the remarks he made when he imposed the maximum sentence on the Greens? Wasn't Judge Dostert tufty informing Mrs. Parziale of her rights? Shouldn't she have appreciated this tion? Mrs. Par'dale then called Mrs. Lynch and informed her of this conver-oation. Mrs. Lynch then called the W.Va. Supreme Court and ir ormed them. Mrs. Rose Lynch testified that she once worked for the Stonegate organization as piano player at their restaurant. She knew Mrs. McClellan and had attmMed a picnic at their residence. She had also played for a wedding there. Mrs. Lynch also testified that while employed as Judge Dostert's secretary she told other people what Judge Dostert had said about this organiza- tion in his private office. She felt this was all right as he had not stated it was confidential!! Who would want to employ a secretary who was so unethical? After disagreements with Judge Dostert ~s. Lynch continued to call the W.Va. Supreme Court giving her version dwhat was taking place in Jef- ferson County. Attorney Steven Askin (Mrs. McClellan's lawyer) asked the W.Va. Supreme Court to recluse Judge Dostert from presiding over the trial of Mrs. McClellan. Attorney Askin was once Mrs. Lynch's lawyer. The W.Va. Supreme Court sent Judge Ritch of Wheeling to preside over the Reclmml Hearing of Judge Dostert. p ce y noon Aug. 9 in the Charles Town Com House with Mrs. Parziale and Mrs, Lynch being the key witne~es. Virginia B. Fable comes well above the poverty level. And so, we believe the latest FBI statistics do contribute much to c pelling the argument of the social theorists that crime in America is caused by poverty. the level of the year 1981. Those who argued .that the myth that most of the crime committed in this country was due to poverty, pointed to the depression years of 1930, which brought unprecedented material deprivation to millions of Americans, and yet the crime rate in those years reflected no .substantial in- crease over booming years of the 1920's. And now to give more sub- stance to their arguments that poverty is not the major cause of crime in this country, comes more facts and figures t Aug. 22, 1983 Dear Mr. Rentch, If S. 1530 is passed, mothers won't be needed any more, except for routine johs such as cleaning up the house. The bill would call for child care in public school buildings. Public agencies or private non-profit organtzatiom would be given federal aid for child care before and after school. That's just what I expected, when I saw drovm of childr coming to schou] for breakfast, instead of eating it at home. Senator Dingle says that his purpose is "a pilot program intended, among other things, to develop a 'national resource in the state of the art'." Mothers never had the art of rearing children, did they? Senator Dingle believes that his plan "will be an important centribution to natural child-cam policy." (Naturally, the governmevmt has much more to contribute to child-care policy than de mothers, who do it through love.) Do we need a "national Child-care policy?" Don't most do an ade- quate job of caring for their chikiren? But perhaps parental care is not what Sen. Dingle wants. Perhaps he wants control of children from infancy so that the children can be reared to think as the governm mt wants them to think. And to act as the government wants them to acL Do you remember, or have you read about Hitler's plans for children. And the camps he had for children, with boys and girls mixed. And {hat is egact- ly what you think it meant, but cannot be mentioned in a family paper. But if Dingle has his way, it is pro- bable that American boys and girls will be sent to camps, from a mother's nox- iota influence. Camps for joy, I seem to remember that the Nazis called them. No restraints, such as a mother would place on her boys and girls. If Dingle's bill is passed, ahnost the sole purpoee of mothers would be to procreate more young to be cared for by the government. And of course the little girls would soon take the job of procreating. And, as they were reared by the government, they would not put the nox m restraints upon their offsW g. If you don't like the idea of the governmem rearing your children er grandchildren, write your senators to vote against the Dingle bill, S. 1530. Lela Gardner I~-YEARS AGO--1O Martin B. Glaize of Ranson, local agent for Peoples Life Insurance Com- pany was on his retirement after 13 years with the Washington company. Mayor D.C. Masters was named as president of the West Virginia Council of Towns and Cities. DIED Mrs. Clara Estelle Hardy, Charles Town; James Stanley Hafer, 54, Sbepherdstown; Mrs. Hazel Mercer Rutherford, 62, Charles Town; Mrs. Laura V. Andersen, 62,Ramon; Gard- ner (Doc) Burgan, 60, Hagerstown, Md ~ Livingston Mahone, 72, Ranson; William Artlmr Collis, 91, Ber- ryville, Va.; Mrs. Jeannette Lengerbeam Martin, 50, Berryvilk, Va.; Rehert M. Everhart, Sr TS, Mar- ; Mason H. Litfleton, 64, Hyatt- sville, Md.; Harry H. Craig, Sr 66, Charles Town. MARRIED Miss Janet Hoist, Belle Plaine, Iowa to Mr. David H. Kelley, Brusk trifle, Va.; Miss Brenda Kay M0rison, Tuscawilla Hilk to Mr. Paul Chamblin, Middleway. ~--YEAR8 AC d)--m C.S. Mtmser, editor and publisher of The Independent in for the past 57 years, marks his Ith bir- thday. Demolition work starts on the site whore a Civic Center is to he located. Harry Fleed son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn T. Coffman of Leetown is awarded his certified Public Accoun- tant Certificate by the W.Va. Board o( Volume 119 -- No. o t 'il! t t f/ t~t tt it t tit tt t tt tit tt t t t tit t| ESTABLISHED 1844 JEFFERSON PUBLISHING CO INC. DONALD G. RENTCH EDWARD W. DOCKENEY Associate R. MEADE DORSEY Published Every Thursday At 210 N. George St. -- Charles Town, W. Va. 25414 Telephone: (304) 725-2046 Or 725-2047 Subscription Price: In Jefferson County - $9.00 a Year Out of Jefferson County - $I0.00. 5% Sales Tax Must Be Added for all West Virginia Addresses Entered In The Post Office At Charles Town As Second Class Matter -- USPS510-980 Ad Deadline 4:00 P.M. Monday Accountancy. DIED "Young Rivers," a book of poems by In Charles Town, John Mrs. Reva B. Marshall of Shopherd- Washington, 78, for 50 years stown, has been published by Carlton nent Charles Town business Press of New York and is placed on ssle his home in Middleway District ! here at Colonial News Stand. Watson; at her borne in Chark~ MARRIED Mrs. Emma H. Landis, Miss Julia Brooke Potts daughter of Landis; at his home in Mr. LlewellynPottsandthelateJulias Md Hiram Cllpp in his 85th Wynkoop of Shepherdstown to Mr. ~0---YEARS AGO-.~ Harold Simons Greham, Jr of New Horace C. Orleans; Miss Lee Siverly of Marshall, farm owned by the heirs d ~e I11 to Mr. Donald A. Bowers, son of W.W. Downey at Zoar for $45 Freda Bowers and the late Winerd DIED Bowers of Halltown; Miss ElinorAt the home of his Dudresr Kable, daughter of Mr. and Allder, 76; on the R.M. Mrs. Donald M. Kable of Charles Town Leetown Road Albert Lewis, 17. to Mr. Paul l~ichard Manzuk of Detroit, Wheat is threshed from the~ Michigan. Brown Fort on the Murphy DIED Harpers Ferry, file Mrs. Carrie Belle Hill, 88, Shenan- been erected donh Jtmction, widow of Henry M. Hill, the World's Fair grounds in atberhome;Mrs. MaryE. Staubs,78, Post office at widow of Sydney W. Staubs, at the .Myerstown and are home of her daughter, Mrs. Gladys finued. Dunn, Bolivar; James Michael White, by rural delivery from Charles infant son of Donald J. and Juanita e~--YEARS AGO--~, Carter White of Middleway; Mrs. J.T. + Mr. Wright Denny, principal Liller of Fort Run, Va mother of Mrs. ryville High School is a Kenenth A. Jenkins of Shannondale. cipal of Charles Town grade Leetown defeats Shepberdstown 6-0 in a play'off game to capture the i~nkin~ For 01d Potomac Little League Crown. Do ld wll ham of thec wm About Fire the Jefferson Little League hatting crown. Top pitchers were Sam Byrer For Centennial of the Cubs; Jimmy Hanmumd of the Dndgers; Glean Barrm~ of the Yankees In July of 1904 the and Norman Bryant of the Indians dependent and Russell Miller, Jr submits his Companies willbe 100years resignation as a team manager for the mark the occasion they plat Little League after sorving for l0 of the special Centennial ll years of its existenee and leading the Charles Town sere time Dodgers to 6 league championships, month of July. ~--YEAR8 AGO--M ~ planning for MARRIED celebratien is alr~mdy Miss Betty Jane Bowers, Halltown to the first phase of the ~ Mr. George Donald Frye, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Frye of Charles on the fou ng of the two Town; Miss Evelyn James, daughter o( parties. The committee is Mr. and Mrs. George William James of such things as old: Charles Town to Charles S. Vassolloof newspaper clippings, fire Brooklyn, N.Y. and the old fire halls of either, reED companies. Mrs. Emma K. IAnk, widow of the John J. FYeund, of Route I late William C. Link, at her home in Harpa Ferry, W.Va. Shepherdstown; Mrs. Nellie R. Bran- research committee sen, 45, wife of William C. Branson, at pbotographe, newspaper her home in deaUng with 4 -- EAI AGO--. DIED edina & Albert Myers, retired railroad brochure. man who formerly lived in Rlppon end" Persmm having such Summit Paint, in IV~ch~ Va.; Mrs. would be willing to loan tl~ Mary Littlejolm, employed in the War Research committee slmuld~ in Washington, at her Mr. Fmund at 7' 5-38LS and home in Shenandoah Junction.make arrangements for I-.YEAR8 AGO.-.~ returning the materials The C.L. Robinmm Ice and Cold torte has finished with same- Storage Co builds a packing house in .entoha.d ap en 6NE THE line.