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S No. 36 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA | Thursday, August 24, 1978 20 Pages -- 2 Sections Per Copy - 15c fferson County Fair Opens Monday Night, Runs Entire Week nondale Complex Beginning OperationsISchedule For munity Club Un Page-Jackson der New Ownership School Is Set DALE CLUBHOUSE. Shown above clubhouse at Shannondale, south of Charles which is returning to operation after a hiatus. The clubhouse, restaurant and facilities have been purchased by Club Limited, a member-owned with a charter membership'of 600 = a projected overall membership of 1,000. by Tim Sinn) PUrchase of the Shen- Community Club by Club Limited has annOunced by Francis W. President of the new, organization. transaction was finalized With $100,000 placed in as a down payment. included the bath house, branch a floating deep ,lake pool, tennis courts, areas, camping office building, an Olymvic size corporation will be as a not - for - prdfit, club. Lyle heads up the ing organization, the will be directed by P. McDermid, recently the club manager. s a retired government having served as an director of the Accounting= Office and twelve years in the executive office of the President in the Bureau of the Budget. He retired and came to Shan- nondale in 1973. McDermid has had wide ex- perience in the management of the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs; Palm Beach, Fla.; Berkshire Country Club in Reading, Pa.; and comes here from Quidnessett Country Club in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. MeDermid and Lyle are , the re,tat f. ac- at Shanaondale, which is iiot operated for the better part of a year. Since July 24, some 75 to I00 members of the club have worked daily to restore the facilities, sci'ubbing, painting, mowing grass, cooking, serving food and entertainment. Several successful affairs, includinl} a spaghetti dinner served to 350 people, a New Year's Eve dance in August and a beach party for young people have been held. age Exceeds $10,000 t Persons Injured " nty Highway Mishaps and eight persons In a rash of seven high- investigated by County State Police damage was injuring three persons. An auto, westbound, driven by Richard Puller, Woodbridge, Va., rammed into a truck operated by Donald Campbell, Sr., of Route 1, Kearneysville. of the accidents oc- Transported to Jefferson Memorial Hospital by In- operated by Joanna dependent Fire Company am- of Route 3, Kear- bulanee were Mary T. Wilkins, ,Went out of control on Winchester; Carol Puller, Route 4 curve near Woodbridge, and Linda and crashed into a Whitacre, Gore, Va." Mary She was taken to Wilkins was later transferred to Memorial Hospital by Winchester Memorial Hospital. Fire Company Damage in the mishap set damage amounted to $3,000. State Police modelautomobile at are continuing their in- vestigation. Three more persons were injured when cars operated by Maurice Cato, Jr., and Frederick Ryan, both of Shenandoah Junction, collided at the intersection of Secondary 16 over 4. The impact drove the Ryan vehicle out of control and it struck a utility pole. Jacob Cato, Maurice Cato, Jr., ther Monday mishap and Maurice Cato, Third, were truck driven by taken to Jefferson Memorial Dean Hartley of Hospital by Independent am- Va., hit a parked car bulance. Property damage was L The $1,600. Ryan was cited with Jr., failure to yield the right of way. Town. Damage was There were two hit and run incidents. a truck collided on A car driven by Andre P. 51 sunday Lipscomb of Ranson was struck on State Route 9 at Secondary 20. Apprehended a short time later was Joseph E. Washington, Sr., of Orchard Hills, Ranson, who allegedly left the scene following Wednesday through the collision. Damage was $800. fair during And a car operated by Debra with daily highs A. VonBaumann, of Mecklen- ttweea  to 90. burg Heights, Shepherdstown, ei nights with lows sustained $475 damage when Warmer over the struck by a hit-and-run motorist Little or no on Route 45 near Shepherd- likely, stown. single car accident Vehicle operated by Webb, of Seminary Town, ran over a embankment at the the four-lane con- . Webb had minor in- 'is 1972 .vehicle was with loss set at PRESIDENT AND MANAGER. Above left is, Francis W. Lyle, president of Shannondale Club Limited, which has purchased and will operate the old Shannondale Community Club. Lyle is shaking hands with Robert F. McDermid, who will serve as the club manager. He comes to this position with a varied background of practical experience. ' .it' th pi'esent time,, mem- bership in the organization runs over 500 charter mpmbers. Charter membership will be limited to 600. To join, the purchase of a certificate for $250 John Ritchey, principal of the new Page Jackson Solar Elementary School, has an- nounced the opening schedule for the installation. School witl convene Tuesday, September 5, at 9:10 a.m. for grades 1 through 3. Kin- dergarten classes will not begin until Monday, September 11. In order to assure a smooth opening of the school, Ritchey is requesting that students utilize the school bus system rather than being transported by parents. This, Ritchey said, will avoid the possibility of severe traffic congestion. Ritchey also suggests that students wear a tag hearing their name and bus number, at least for the first few days. An open house will he held at the school on Monday, Sep- tember 18. Guided tours will be comtucted at that time. plus $250 a year in dues is necessary. After 600 charter memberships have been ob- tained, there will be an initiation fee of $300 in addition to the other requirements. The ultimate goal is 1,000 memberships. Visitations prior to that time during the shakedown periodfor the 'school, are being scouraged, BdthLyle hnd McDermid have, indicated that the club restaurant should be in full operation soon, catering to members of the club and their guests; to private parties and to weddings and other events. The club office is currently open Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Anyone looking for additional information is invited to call 725- 8459. lATHER County Commission Pondering $35,000 School Board Offer tentative construction plans to the commission. Plan t catled for the utilization of one central sewage treatment plant (the present Charles Town installation) to handle the flow from the entire county; Plan 2 for four treatment plants at strategic points; Plan 3 for 12 plants; and Plan 4 for 16 plants. The proposals were offered for Turn To Page 6 Robert F. Joy Named Service Office Super The Jefferson County Board of Education has placed a high price of $35,000 on the old 5th Avenue Elementary School in Ranson, being sought by the Jefferson County Cam- missioners as a Ideation for a proposed Senior Citizens Center. The offer, made last Thursday at the commission meeting by members of the school board and Superintendent Raymond Frazier, exceeds an offer of $25,000 by the commission by $10,000; and is $15,000 higher than a: figure arrived at by professional appraisers. In the original offer o the commission, the school board tacked on a provision that if the school ever ceased to be utilized as a senior citizens center, ownership would revert back to the school system. The commission, after heated discussion, refused to accept this provision; the school board members adjourned for. a discussion and returned with the $35,000 offer. The only provision was that payment for the structure be made within six months. The Ranson Elementary School was declared surplus by the school board and was to have been offered at public auction last Saturday: But the school board withdrew it from the sale after negotiations were begun with the county commission. The commission has not reached any decision on the school board offer. A representative of Howard Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff, who have been retained by the commission to carry out the county-wide sewer evaluation study , presented four Illegal Swim Fines Mount IOn Weekend Bakerton Quarry continues to he a source of good revenue for Jefferson County's magistrates courts. The inviting body of water, located on private property adjacent to Crystal Lake Estates, beckons to swimmers, primarily from out-of-state. This in turn draws complaints of trespassing, followed by visitations of State Police and trips to the magistrates' courts. The past weekend was no exception. State Police charged twenty young people, all from i Maryland and Virginia, with trespassing. Three of those arrested were juveniles. The remaining seventeen, five girls and twelve men, were each fined $25 and costs by Magistrate Pete Dougherty. This summer, State Police report, more than one hundred have been taken into custody at Bakerton Quarry. There have been no problems; those arrested have cooperated. And the fines they have pai d now total over $2,500 In other magistriaJ actions: Magistrate E. W. Day com- mitted Eddie Young, Jr., of Summit Point to jail in lieu of $2,500 bond. Arrested by State Police, he was charged with trespassing and sexual assault in the first degree. He awaits appointment of an attorney and a preliminary hearing. ,William Hardy pf Harpers Fdrry, Route 2, crged With two counts of breaking and entering at Davy's Happy Land Inn, also awaits the appointment of an attorney and a preliminary hearing before Magistrate Day. His bond was $1,000. And Day also committed William Jupiter to jail in lieu of $I.000 bond on charges of forgery. Annual Extravaganza Promises. Great Exhibits, Best In Entertainment It's Fair T/me again in Jefferson Countyl Beginning Monday, and continuing through Sunday, Sep. tember 3, the spotlight will be on the 26th Annual Jeffer- son County Fair at the Fairgrounds, located on the leetown Road just north of Charles Town- Ranson. As has been the case each year, the fair, now in its fourth year on its own home truf, promises to be bigger and better than ever, with more exlbits, more entertain- ment, more special features and more excitement than in previous years. Departing from more recent custom, the fair's livestock division will feature not only 4.H and Future Farmer of America project animals, but will have open classes lot en. try by all livestock raisers o{ Jefferson County. This is ex. petted to swe/I the exhibits in this area well beyond those of recent years. Also expected to bring ad-[ Attraction ditional exhibits to the fair is the I IUp excellent growing weather that[ has been maintained throughout[ this past spring and summer. I ' Arrangements are,being made I to handle an unusually large I number of exhibits in the hor- ticulture and agriculture divisions. Floriculture, the display of growing plants and flowers, sponsored by the Garden Clubs of Jefferson County, is also expected to be as outstanding, or more so, than in previous year. Expected, too, are numerous contributions to the bread. cakes, and pies exhibits. An add.attraction in this area:will bearlike sale, sponsored by the Jeannie C, Riley, above, one of Extensio Homemakers Clubs, the nation's best knovCn and to be held in the baked goods] enjoyed country#estern stars, department booth Friday, J will be the chief attraction at the September 1, beginning at 10] 26th annual Jefferson County am. Contributions for this sale Fair on Saturday, September 2, are being accepted and will he at 7 and 9 p.m. She'll he assisted welcomed, in her grandstand performance by the Bob Gallion and Patti Again. there wilt be han- Powell Show, which will also be dicrafts, canned and cured meat seen, together with the Dixie exhibits: hay and grain exhibits: Melody Boys, on Friday evening TurntoPage6 at 7 and 9 p.m. Robert F. "Bob" Joy has heen Supertane Expanding Facilities, named service office supervisor for General Telephone s Charles Town District, Calvin McGehee, CharlesdistriCtTown, IServices, Moving Into New. Home JOy succeeds .w.A. "Bill" Henley in the past. Prior to joining General Telephone, Joy was employed by e qurrs :m,or enid ifnt e n xt! n:t Traveler's Insurance Co., Cllarleston, W. Va., serving as r claims supervisor since August quite often means relocation. of 1976, That's what's happened to two A graduate of McKeesport, Pa., High School, Joy majored in business and psychology at West Virginia University, where he is currently pursuing a master's degree. HiS wife Kathleen, is a nurse at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Charles Town, The couple has one son, Ryan Michael, age eight months. Joy is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. r Damage Heavy, One Injured This Charles Town accident, above, which occurred last Saturday, injured one person, demolishing two automobiles, and did $1,000 damage to the porch at the residence of W. Baker Hall, 224 East Liberty Street. Charles Town Police said the car above, operated by Kathy Angle of Ranson, ran a stop sign and struck a station wagon driven by Kenneth P. Grove, also o[ Ranson. The Angle vehicle then smashed into e Hall home. Kathy Angle was removed to Jefferson Memorial Hospital by Independent Fire Company ambulance. (Photo by Errol Leslie) well-known area operations ..Supertane Gas Corporation and Supertane Sales Cor- poration. Effective September 1, the two businesses, now headquartered at 116 East Washington Street in downtown Charles Town, will move to Peterkin Hall, the old Funkhouser Building, on Third Avenue in Ranson. There. according to James M. "Jim" Davis, - secretary- treasurer and manager, Supertane will utilize 5,000 square feet of floor space on the first floor of the threeory structure. At the same time, warehousing facilities, now on Fairfax Boulevard in Ranson, will be moved to the old Whitney- White Print Shop building ad- jacent to Peterkin Hall. The second float  of the main office structure will be utilized as private apartments and. as headquarters for Mental Health. Davis, who became associated with the companies in 1964 as an assistant manager, attributed Supertane's continued strength in the area market to the company's ability to service its II,000 customers, with Walter F. Smallwood, Jr., boasting twenty-seven years experience, heading up the service depart- ment. The operations guiding the work of 36 trucks, 32 of them operating on propane, are computerized. The sales cpr- poration, with Archie B. Smith manager, will continue to offer household appliances by General Electric, Maytag, Zenith, Magic Chef, Warm Morning and Kelvinator. The area served by Superfine includes not only Berkeley, Morgan and Jefferson Counties Above is Peterkin Hall, the old Funkhouser Building, located on Third Avenue in Ranson. On September 1, it will become the new home of the Supertane Sales Corporation and the Supertane Gas Company as the companion firms expand their facilities and combine their services into one centralized location. The second floor will house the Eastern panhandle Mental Health Satellite Office and apartments. (Photo by Tim Sinn) in this Eastern Panhandle. but name. "Supertane", breaking into Hampshire, Hardy and Mineral Counties in West Virginia  to Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland; and to Loudoun, Clarke. Fairfax, Frederick ..and -Fauquier Counties in Virginia. As Davis puts it, "we more than meet any competition by offering the best in service: and by enploying the strongest safety measures possible to protect our customers." These safety measures, Davis said, are based on those of Loudoun County, Va., con- sidered to be the most strongest, yet the fairest, in this section of the nation. Supertane had its beginnings about 1934 when Homer W. "Slim" Wageley opened a business handling Essotane. It was not until 1952 that Wageley adopted and registered the trade away from trade practices with Esso that he did not particularly care for. It was also 1952 when he formed a corporation, H. W. Wageley, Inc. In this frame of time he acquired the old Standard Oil land tract on Fairfax Boulevard in Ranson, utilizing it until this present time: and also gained control of the old Charles Town Gas Company, whose gas producing facilities, a portion of them, still stand behind the HiUdale Shopping Center. With tle acquisition of the gas company, Wageley also got the services of Ray Kelican, who became an employee of the gas company September 12, 1925, and still serves as an employee and senior advisor on propane problems with Superfine. In 1966, H. W. Wageley, Inc., in order to properly realign the Turn to Page G ii!!! ; i ii/i i: