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S 114 No. 37 CH?CRLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA 25414 Thursday August 31, 1978 24 Pages. Two Sections Per Copy - 15 L CORONATION "LITTLE MISS JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIR" naming and coronation of the second annual "Little Miss Jefferson , ity Fair , was one of the highlights of the Tuesday night program for the i annual Jefferson County ,Fair. In contrast to Monday night's coronation of "Miss Jefferson County Fair', this coronation went off without a hitch, Little I dee Dillow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Dillow of Harpers Ferry, was tected and crowned as "Little Miss Jefferson County Fair . Shown in the ve picture is the new queen and her court. They are, left to right -- Wendy lit, third runner-up; Amanda Link, first runner-up; Lenny Hendrick, escort; i1 rew Arnold, crown bearer; Margo Dorsey, winner of the "Miss Jefferson Unty Fair" contest; Patricia Wines, last year's "Little Miss Jefferson aunty Fair"; Queen Candee Dillow, Anna Cicala, flower girl; Sarah Hillard, 8eond runner-up, and Jody Woodward, 4th runner-up. (photo by Jim Tabb) Activities Continue County Fair; Entries Said Best; Entertainment Yet To Come !ee down and three days I Included on todays program :Jittle more to go for the I will be the judging of dairy cattle in-ual Jefferson County [ and goats; followed at 4:30 by l tt the county fairgrounds the famous South Jefferson L of Chm:les Town and| Ruritan chicken barbecue: i on the LeeCh Pdd!'onight, the Harpers Ferry (Ilk TM great attendance and Junior High School band will h!bits than ever before, iials are'labeling thiS as the best ever. the events have gone a single hitch. The to the rule oc- evening, the of the fair, when the Pply suddenly failed headlights were appear in concert; there will be horse pulling contests, in two categories, at 7:30 and 9 p.m.; with a greased pig contest sandwiched in between at 8:30. Friday at 5:30 p.m. there will be a sheep dressing'show. Then, at 7 and 10 p.m., the first professional grandstand en- tertainment will be staged...- Saturday, day-long activities are scheduled. At 9:30 a.m., the Jefferson County 4-H Show will be staged. From 12 noon to 5 p.m., there will be a kiddie -matinee with all carnival rides. half price; followed at 6 p.m., by a 4-H Saddle Club exbib. Again, outstalading ition professional entertainment will r, the highlight the Saturday night t a tion i londay " day of th L0000ply s . .obile I qftdlluminate the area for "v program. This time it will be the Jeannie C. Riley Show, together with Bob GaUion and Patti Powell, in a pair of per- formances at 7 and 9 p,m. Awards and trophies will be presented by fair officials at 8 School Bells Ringing [CSC Plans Re-Survey Tuesday For 6,000 ICounty Children 388; South Jefferson, 511 :Wright- School bells will ring in Jef- ferson County for more than 6,200 students next Tuesday, September 5. They've already rung for school personnel, some 350 teachers, 70 part time sub- stitutes, and 180 supporting personnel, who this week at- tended special pre-school meetings. Planning sessions were held at the county's eight elementary and four secondary schools Monday, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. On Tuesday morning, the general get together of all professional people was held at Jefferson High School auditorium. Boyd Gartley, director of public relations for the Interstate Milk Producers Cooperative was the speaker. His topic, "Teachers In Flight.". Superintendent of Schools Raymond Frazier also told the teachers that all is in readiness for this 1978-79 school term. On Tuesday, September 5, forty-two school busses will transport more than 6,000 elementary and secondary pupils some 3,800 miles to and from their schools for half-day sessions. Full-day sessions will be conducted beginning Wed- nesday, September 6. Kindergarten children will not enroll or attend school until Monday, September 11. Worth special note is the opening of the new Page- Jackson Solar Elementar' SchOol, s school that is designed to gather fifty percent of its Ranson Flooding Area; 1972 Plan Obsolete heating and cooling capacity from solar panels on its roof, feeding the heat to storage tanks below. -" Page-Jackson enrollment is estimated at 484. Estimated enrollments for other elemen- tary level schools: Shepherd- stown Elementary, 445; Shipley Denny, 334; and the Center for " BY EDWARD DOCKENEY Exceptional Children,,oatlAccidents Result In Wright-Denny) 40; Blue Ridge, Hurricane Agnes. following an 385; North Jefferson, 494; erratic path through the mid- Ranson, 392. Atlantic and Northeastern On the secondary level, Inlet II | section of the nation, visited enrollment is 800 at Charleslllm2d[][a [IN[ |n|ll|rla00[Jefferson County with a Town Junior High, 348 aarpersll#'UillllSl[# I-lilU i lllMIIOOI vengeance. Ferry Junior High: 415 at [ In less than 48 hours, Agnes Shepherdstown Junior High; " dumped well over five inches of and 1,171 at Jefferson ltigh 'le-,.--i, @bZ,..__L Bill TmA: rain over the area, causing nv /lbllll heavy flooding and damage 00,oo, a00S,eoao.o00.00.oc00io00 l[U00;K  mwwmuam estimated in the hundreds of The school central office has thousands of dollars. Jefferson again announced the starting A Norfolk and Western freight Ransom collided on Secondary was one "of 16 West Virginia times for specific schools, train struck a pick-up truck at 19near Summit Point. counties declared a disaster inasmuch as these times are the NandW railroad crossing on Transported to Jefferson area by then Governor Arch earlier than last year, and will Secondary 16-4near Shenandoah Memorial Hospital by In- Moore, Jr, affect the times buses operate Junction Tuesday afternoon dependent Fire Company am- A portion of Ranson was and make pick-ups, shortly before 5 o'clock, bulance were Donna McDaniel, particularly hard-hit by The school starting times are : Fortunately there were no 5, and Mike McDaniel, 8, flooding. Some 45 to 50 homes Jefferson High School, 8:00 mjuries, passengers in the McDaniel were affected; a number of a.m. State Police reports indicate automobile. Damage was $1,300. businesses; and the King's Harpers Ferry Junior High, the truck operator, William E McDaniel was cited with making Apostle Holiness Clurch was 8:20 a.m. Waiters, 116 Evergreen Street, an improper turn. damaged. Charles Town Junior High, Charles Town, nosed onto the The third injury took place When the flood waters upset 8:20 a.m. railroad tracks and when he saw when a truck driven by Earl A. several large tanks at a Ranson Shepherdstown Junior High, the train approaching, about Miller, Third, of Lovettsville, greenhouse the spilled oil 8:00 a.m. twenty feet away, tried to Md., struck a car operated by threatened the Charles Town Ranson Elementary, 8:45 a.m. reverse his direction. Instead, he Doris M. Mello, of Charles Town, water supply for a time. Page-Jackson Elementary, said, he threw his gearshift into at the entrance to Shenandoah In less than a month after the 9:10 a.m. the "park" position. Downs. Mello was removed to downpour, machinery was set in Wright-Denny, grades 4 The train engineer, Richard D. Jefferson Memorial Hospital by motion" seeking safeguards through 6, 9:15 a.m. McGuire, of Norfolk, Va., said Independent ambulance. againSi such flooding in the Shepherdstown Elementary, his brakeman saw the front end One thousand dollars damage future. Engineers from the U.S. 8:55.m. of the truck on the rails. He occurred when a car driven by Soil Conservation Service in North Jefferson Elementary, attempted tostop, butat 35 miles Leola Snyder,: Laurel, Md. Morgantown and Romnev began 9:05 a.m. per hour speed, could not. colll0etl with an auto operated - ShipleyElementary, 9:05 a.m. Damage to the truck, a total by Otha Reed, Knoxville, Md. a survey of the area, preparatory to submitting plans South Jefferson Elementary, loss, was $2,000. There was The accident occurred on that might help eliminate or at 9:05 a.m ,, Secondar_v 23 near Harpers ,, minor damage, $75, to the die,. _l  _...., , a ......... .o,a ,,, tleast reduce, future fl,,ag Blue Ridge Elementary,.9:05 ---:-^ , ,-c,,. . ..... .,.., .,., ,,,, ._ ,___ euFIne. ' I _1 , " ." ;',.:. ,  ...... ., . l tllti gef-.. a.m. In seven other accidents last ] url .,g lett*al mter. ] Ge Heidrich chairman o" Center For Exceptional ' A two-car accident on US "" ' - " week and over the weekend,[ ........ " '|the Eastern Panhandle Soil Children, no change, 9:15 a.m. u:::yed 71,); [ Ba]]!;: Artoute o nearvi!rtarpers:: b!rerry' ltngtl:::gtao f hhy: mvestgated by State Police, ICons v Again a reminder from school ' ' . ." . . i" ' " transportation officials; all eeriP:rSn s  v buses will operate ten minutes f property damage was reported, u ....  ..........  , ,, municipalities of Ranson and earlier than last term for the Officers attribute several of the ,t,c, _[=-,y, *- y,,. Charles Town, and the Jefferson school opening next Tuesday. mishaps to rain-slicked high- angoechi:r:s were no m]urles County Commission, Heidrieh There may be adjustments for ways Sunday. g " called upon the resources of the operating times after the first Cars operated by Darlene K. Soil Conservation Service to several days are completed. If State Police said some $2,500 Smith, Kearneysville, and provide an assessment of the so, students will be notified, property damage occurred in a Marvin Baker, Shenandoah two car collision in the Ranson Junction, collided at the in- situation. circle. It involved a city police tersection of Route 340 and the This the Service did, cruiser operated by Sgt. Louis Flowing Springs Road. Damage recommending the installation Brunswick and a car driven by was $650. Baker was cited with of a drainage ditch, ' about five Michael Withem, of Ranson. following too closely and no feet deep, which would shunt the There were no injuries. The operator's license, surface water away from the investigation is continuing. A truck driven by Theresa H. built-up areas of Ranson. Also Two of the three injuries Bohannon, Lakeland, Fla.,anda recommended was the in- reported took place when a truck car operated by Charles A. stallation of a drainage line that operated by David Moulton, of Johnson. Route 2, Harpers would empty into Evitts Run Hagerstown, Md.. and a car Ferry, collided on Secondary 9 below the Charles ,Town operated by Daniel McDaniel, of over 5. Turn to Page 6 ....... featuring the Bob Gallion and o'clock; and a calf scramble will -nve mmutes. ,nls ' provide diversion at 8:30. [DdP|| ^.,id rtaedl:Ae no real ,roblems Path Powell ShoW, together with " ' the Dixie Melody Boys. Other Anti-climatic will be thell[l| I00UllaIU intlUll ::!, the fair aates 0,n to features include the auction of 4- Sunday morning presentation by [ ......... IF "illblic at non riday H and FFA livestock, at 8 the4-HSaddleClub..anEnglishl fairgrounds. IDirector Resigns s start at 9"00 and oclock, and a calf scramble ano horse show at 9:50 at the t'9130 a.m. '' sheep dog exhibition at 9:30. Awards Five I. " -"Locust Grove Home MedncalAssn dPdl' To Improve iror jeTTerson ald D " The Rev. Don epter, Project in 1976. More recently, Director of the Locust Grove the Southern Baptist Radio and 00ustrial Park Site Doctors .., Home located in Bolivar, Television Commission. at its has announced his resignation, annual awards banquet in Fort The formation of the Jefferson effective September 28. The Worth, Texas, in March of this County Medical Society was resignation was submitted to the year, bestowed the Abe Lincoln irttction and am- Number 1. Sewer and water announced at the annual Board of Directors of the Locust ward on WTRI Radio for its .,'ent contracts totaling lines, $164,846.65. meeting of the West Virginia Grove Rest Home at its business involvement with the Home. The for improvement of Number 3. Water Medical Association held at The session Monday, August 28. The award is the highest award !i treatment plant, $134,830.00. re Jefferson County Greenbrier, White Sulphur Rev. Depfer cited his personal granted annually by the Com- !. Park atBardanewere Number 4. Spray irrigation, Springs, August 22-26. health, mission to radio broadcasting i TUesday evening by $222,130.00. Jefferson County has hitherto The Board of Directors voted for service to the community. Number 5. Paving and Roads, been a part of the Eastern unanimously to commend the WTRI won the coveted award i!l, Inc, the sponsoring $128.874.20. ion. co Panhandle Medical Society. Rev. Depfer for the services he from among a total of nine ..... the five ntracts went The Corman awards included mposed of physicians from the and his family have rendered broadcasters who were n Construction, Inc., of a three percent discount offered tri-counties of Berkeley, Morgan during his term as director, and nominated for the honor. on, D.C. The fifth went by Corman if it received two or aqd Jefferson. accepts his resignation with The: completion of the new tOtac Construction more of the five contracts, regret. A committee was winghas increased total patient "Y of Martinsburg. n Contract Number 2 went to Dr. Earl Allara was elected selected to begin interviewing capacity from 17 to 29, and all ets awarded to Corma Potomac Construction Company the first president of the Jef- prospective replacements, state licensing requirements " of Martinsburg on its bid of ferson association with Dr. The Rev. Depfer came to have heensuccessfullycomplied $97,000.00. Mildred Williams vice-. Locust Grove in 1974. Under his with. The Board of Directors of Contractors have ten days in president, and Dr. K. G. S.' leadership the Home has made Locust Grove Rest Home t A T H i R which to provide bonding and Menon, secretary-treasurer, rapid progress during the past acknowledge the dedicated insurance and sign the con- While the organization has four years. With the support of leadership of Rev. Depfer tracts. Thecontraets provide the been approved, it is notlikely to WTRI Radio in Brunswick, Md. iRed Cross thru work to be aecomplishedwithin receive its charter from the theLocust Grove Flea Market of rain probably heavy eight months, or by mid-1979, slate association until late this thf Air was organized with live Mrs. Barbara Landwehr, acl- ear or early in 1979. auctinfvariousitemsdnated'Re0gniti0nl Partly cloudy on ministrative assistant for Dr. Allara said the association by local businessmen and chance of showers JEDECO, said that in response 31ans to meet once each month, nationally known celebrities. to recent advertisements, In another action, the state "Community hymn sings and[D E Set g to low inquiries have been received association elected a Mar- other activities resulted in total finer Mtime lows from some twenty industries tinsburg physician, Dr. L. proceeds of over $2L000 which The Jefferson County Chapter indicating interest in possibly Waiter Fix, vice-president; and was nsed to rebuild a dilapidated of the American Red Cross will SED locating at the industrial park. named Dr. Leo H. T. Bernstein wing which had been only three hold a Volunteer Recognition BABOR DAY JEDECO has total funding of also of Martinsburg, to replace quarters finished six years ago. Night Saturday, September 23 erten County Court $896,000. Outright grants include Dr. Fix on the association Much volunteer labor was also at 6:30 at the South Jefferson C council. otmty Buildings, Turn To Page G donated and the abandoned wing Elementary, School. qSed all day Monday, - Dr. Robert Hess of Bridgeport was completely restored and a The night will take the form of 4th, Labor Day, a BANKS CLOSED was named president: and 'Dr. new lounging area built and a Dutch treat turkey dinner, SEPTEMBER4TH Stephen Ward of Parkersburg, completely finished and fur- with all the trimmings, served ,DAY The banks listed below will president-elect, nished throughout. The entire by the school Parent-Teacher 4TH NOT be open for business on An important issue before the wing was also carpeted. Association for $6.00 per person. Plates of business Monday, September 4th, Labor convention was the optometrists When officially dedicated on All those planning to attend NOT be open on Day. bill passed by the West Virginia Palm Sunday, 1977, the volun- have been asked to return a pre- 4th, Labor BankefChariesTown Legislature in 1976. The leer labor was estimated at addressed post card not later w i are asked to PeeplesBaakof association, feeling themeasure $75,000. and the $21,000 as than September 19. needs taken care of Charles Town has caused problems because sufficient to cover the building Highlight of the evening will date. Jefferson Security Bank some eye problems were not costs. The Locust Grove Resl be recognition ceremonies for Blakeley Bank properly diagnosed, agreed to Home Project, as it came to be those persons who have ren- &TrustCo. attempt to have the billreversed called, was given official deredservice to the community Machinery, I,n. Bank of Harpers Ferry in 1979. recognition as a Bicentennia and the Red Cross. Famous "Kiltie Band" Of York (Pa.) Feature Firemen's Parade The famous "Kiltie Band" of York, Pa., will be in the line of march when the 50th annual West Virginia State Firemen's Association Convention - 6th Annual National Fire Service Recognition Day Parade kicks off on Saturday, September 9 at 2 p.m. The band consists of ap- proximately 25 bagpipers and, according to parade co- chairmen Paul Bailer of Citizens Fire Company and Ernest Houser, Jr., of Independent Fire Company, the band has never before appeared in Charles Town. Carol Berkheimer, secretary for the group, told parade of- ficials here that the band does not participate for prizes and they were delighted to receive an invitation to Charles Town and the W. Va. State Firemen's Convention parade, In t9i8, Col. Richard Yost first heard the skirl of the bagpipes in Genoa, Italy, where he was serving with the military police during World War I. Ten years later, the Veterans of Foreign Wars needed a band, and the idea of a bagpipe band was of: fered by Col. YosL The first parade that the Kittie Band of York appeared in was on November II, 1928. This was the end of almost a year of preparation, and searching for equipment, all of which must come from Scotland, but it definitely was not the end of i work. The kJities have worked' for 50 more years, preparing for parades, picnics, highland games,three worms fairs, and' two appearances at the White House, the last of which was in 1977. The Kiltie band is the official pipe band for the Saint Andrews Society of Baltimore, the Saint Andrews Society of the Eastern Shore, the Harford Highland Society, and the Association of Susquehanna Scots. The band  chartered as a non-profit organization, with all money going into the uniform a equipment fund. It costs about $2,500 to outfit each member, not counting in- struments. Pipes now cost $350- $2,000. The Kilties are now under the very able direction of Pipe- Major Donald Crawford, the fifth Pipe Major in band history, and on the bands' Golden An- niversary, the band has never looked better. At 50, the Kilties are the oldest existing pipe band in the United States.