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6 SPIRITOF JEFFERSON Farmer&apos;s ADVOCATE THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1978 OBITUARIES Philip N.Hunter, Retired Officer PE, Dead At 65 Philip N. Hunter, 65, of 1721 Brandon Drive, Winchester, Va., well-known retired executive of the Potomac Edison Company, died Monday in Winchester Memorial Hospital. Born October 18, 1912, in Berkeley Springs, a son of the late Raymond & Helen Everetl Hunter, he was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church in Winchester, and was retired from the Potomac Edison Company after 39 years service. At the time of retirement he was director of PE's Operating Efficiency Task Force. He' joined the company in 1935 in Hagerstown, and after serving in a variety of positions, in- cluding managerships in Charles Town and Martinsburg, was named manager of the company's Southern Division in 1962. Five years later he was chosen manager of the Eastern Division of Frederick, Md., and also headed up the Northern Division which included Hagerstown Md., and Waynesboro, Pa. He was a member of the Winchester Rotary Club; the Shenandoah Valley Radio Club; Hiram Ledge No. 21, A.F. and A.M., of which he was a past master; was a past president of the Winchester Shrine Club; a member of John Dove Chapter, Royal Arch Masons No. 21; a past. commander of Winchester Commandery No. 12; and an advisor to the Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Virginia Keller Hunter whom he married October 31, 1934; a daughter, Mrs. Charles "Elesa" Simmons, Jr., Wood- stock, Va.; a son, Philip N. Hunter, Jr., Wheaton, Md.; 7 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John K. Nevin, Winchester, Va. and a brother, Dr. T. M.' Hunter Pottstown, Pa. Another brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were con- ducted Wednesday afternoon from the First Presbyterian Church in Winchester. Dr. James Jackson, the Rev. G. Raymond Womeldorf, and the Rev. Norman Price officiated, interment was in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester. The family suggests that memorials take the form of contributions to the First Presbyterian Living Memoria] Fund, Winchester, Va.; to St. Andrews Presbyterian Living Memorial Fund, WiUiamsport, Md. ; or to the Masonic Home in Richmond, Va. CHARLES D. JONES Funeral services were con- ducted Tuesday afternoon from the Brown Funeral Home in Martiusburg for Charles David "Snook'.' Jones, 66, of Princess Street, Shepherdstown, who died Sunday in Martinsburg's City Hospital. The Rev. James Richard officiated, interment was in the Reformed Cemetery in Shepherdstown. Born in Shepherdstown, he was a son of the late Charles and Olive Mitchell Jones. He was employed for 24 years with the Dixie Narco Corp. in Ranson, W. Va. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Shackleford Jones; one daughter, Mrs, Nancy Holbin of Martinsburg; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Miller of Martinsburg; two brothers, Ernest W. Jones and Withrow Jones, both of Shepherdstown; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. KENNETH P. OSBOURN Funeral services were con- ducted last Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherd- stown for Kenneth Post Osbourn, of Sbepberdstown, who died Wednesday, August 23, in City Hospital in Martinsburg. The Rev. William Kieldsing of- floated, interment was in EImwood Cemetery. The deceased was born in Sbepberdstown, a son of the late James W. and Irene Humrickhouse Osbourn. A retired electrician, he was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Sbepberdstown. He is survivt by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Shaw Osbourn, at the home; two sons, Mrs. Thomas "Sandra" Hanna, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Edward "Carolyn" Zwack, Jackson, Calif., and three grandchildren. ROBERT L. STEWART Word has been received of the July 21 death of Robert L. "Bob" Stewart, 58, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss. of injuries sustained in a tractor accident June 8: Mr. Stewart was a native of West Virginia, son of the late George R. and Ethel L. Bennett Stewart, of Bakerton. He was a veteran of World War II and had retired from the U.S. Army in 1962. He is survived by his wife Alice Stewart, two sons, Robert Jr., and Dwight Dean Stewart, at tbehome in Purvis, Miss.; one brother, Frank Stewart Bakerton; two sisters, Mrs. Russell "Timmie" Whittington, Shepherdstown, Rt. I; and Mrs. Francis "Libby" Collis Gerardstown; and a number of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins in West Virginia and Dar2an, Md. Services were conducted at the Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg by the Rev. James R. Byrd and the Rev. W. E. Stell, with interment in Pine Grove Cemetery in Lamar County, Miss. Services were largely at- tended and there were many flowers. MRS. MARY V. YOE Funeral services were con- ducted Monday afternoon at the Brown Funeral Home in Mar- tinsburg for Mrs. Mary Van- Metre Yoe, 95, of Route 3, Martinsburg, who died last Friday in King's Daughters Hospital. The Rev. Chal:lie McNutt and the Rev. George C. Allen Second officiated, in- terment was in Green Hill Cemetery. She was born January 3, 1883, in Berkeley County, the daughter of the late Warner W. and Roberta Morrow VanMetre. Mrs. Yoe resided in Jefferson County, Arlington, Va., and Buyana, South America in ad- dition to Martinsburg. She was educated at a private academy here and was graduated from Hood College, FrederiCk, Md., in 1901. Mrs. Yoe was a member ofhe Trinity Episcopal Church, Van Clevesville Home Demon- stration Club and Berkeley County Democratic Committee in the 1920's and 1930's. She worked as a dietician at King's Daughters Hospital during World War II. Her husband , Horace Grace Yoe, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son Harry W. Yoe, at the home three grandchildren, Harry W. Yoe, Jr., Frederick, Md. Robert B. Yoe, Hialeah, Fla., and Paul M. Yoe, Martinsburg; four great-grandchildren James D. Yoe, U.S. Navy Jeffery S. Jeannine and Joy Yoe, 319 S. Maple Avenue; one niece, Robert Bowers, Springs City, Pa.; one nephew, Roy Van- Metre, Jr., Trenton, N.J.; and two cousins, Laura Rosse, St. Petersburg, Fia., and Emily Morrow, Flagstaff, Ariz. One brother, Roy Van Metre and one sister,,Lila Van Metre also preceded in death. THOMAS J. WEISENBURG Thomas J. Weisenburg of RFD Kearneysville, died Sunday afternoon at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was born in Jefferson County August 30, 1903, a son of the late Thomae H. and Lydia Fellers Weisenburg. Mr. Weisenburg lived his entire life in Jefferson County and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Weisenburg in April of 1972. Surviving are two daughters, Margaret E. Weisenburg, Winchester, Va.; Mrs. Donald "Sarah" Viands, Charles Town; four sons, Thomas J. Weisen- borg, RFD KearneysvilIe; Vernon A. Weisenburg, Bloxon, Va,; Harry H. Weisenburg, Martinsburg; Robert M. Weisenburg, Kearneysville; 18 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah E. Swarth, Mar- tinsburg, Mrs. James "Lily" Chapman, and Mrs. Lester "Alma" Dillow, both of Charles Town; one brother, B. Frank Weisenburg, Charles Town; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeial services were con- ducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Leetown Brethren Church, the Rev. Joseph Lewis and the Rev. David Moser officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Mr- tinsburg. Arrangements were by the Smith and Strider Mdmorial Funeral Home. "Great works are, performed not by strength but by perseverance." Samuel Johnson AMIEL R. ELLIOTT Amiel Ray Elliott, a resident of Stiles Trailer Court, Route 1, Charles Town, died Friday in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were con- ducted Monday afternoon from theMelvin T. Strider Company Colonial Funeral Home. The Rev. Clark Eiliott officiated, interment was in Edge Hill Cemetery. Mr. Elliott was born July I, 1913, in Luray, Va., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster EUiott. A member of the Pentecostal Church, he retired after eighteen yeqrs employed at Badger- Powhatan. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Marie Elliott, at the home; nine children, Mrs. Joy Hoak, Kearneysville; Mrs. Marie King, Appomattox, Va.; Mrs. Becky Sine, Brunswick, Md.; Mrs. Christine Brooks, Kabletown; Mrs. Eleanor Ar- bogast, Frederick, Md.; Charles and William Elliott, Ranson; Roy Elliott, Ranson; Amiel R. Elliott, Jr., Rt. I, Charles Town; 40 grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Delsie Smetzer, Winchester, Va.; and brothers, the Rev. Clark Elliott, and John Elliott, Middleway; Foster Elliott, Harpers Ferry, Rural Route; Luther Elliott, Winchester, Va., and Rosbia Elliott, Hagerstown, Md. CSC PLANS From Page 1 waterworks, thus carrying off more of the surface water drainage without threatening the Charles Town water supply. The initial survey by SCS was at the governmental bureau's expense. The next step would be acquisition of property rights of way for installation of the ditch and drain pipe. That would have turned out to be the respon- sibility of the three govern- mental bodies involved. Ultimately, SCS would have done the necessary flood- prevention construction, at a cost estimated at $750,000. What happened? Nothing. The project died of sheer apathy. There were no more serious floods, and the old adage, "out of sight, out of mind," must have prevailed. In fact, those who have wat- chedthe situation because of their initial interest in the matter, say there was building in the area where the ditch was to have been run, making the SCS plans and survey obsolete. Now, there has been flooding again in the same area in Ranson, with the same fhreat to businesses, hurtles and to the Charles Town water supply, although not as severe as in 1972. Because of the flooding, interest in the SCS project has been renewed. Heidrich appeared before the Jefferson County Commission last Thursday, asking for their endorsement of a re-survey of the Ranson area, which he got. Already obtained, was the en- dorsement of the towns of Charles Town and Ranson. A letter has already been for- warded to the Soil Conservation Service by Heidrich asking that they re-survey the flood area. While there can benD estimate of cost involved until the survey is completed and recom- mendations made by SCS, Heidrich now estimates the cost of reducing or eliminating flooding in the Ranson area at a million and a half dollars, at a minimum, at least twice the cost in 1972. And this does not include the acquisition of rights of way by the municipalities. While the threat of flooding is not constant, it is ever present, dependent of course on the vagaries of Mother Nature. For Ranson it has been heightened by the continued developmenl of over U000 aci"es of land in the Orchard Hills-Leetown watershed which is the area which sends large amounts of surface water into Ransom .A similar flood control project is underway in nearby Berkeley County, in the Pikeside area south of Martinsburg. There, the county commission is currently engaged in providing fights of way for the installation of a large drainage ditch which will ostensibly carry away larger amounts of surface water to natural drainage streams, thence into the Opequon and ultimately the Potomac. Here in Jefferson County, there, was a plan in 1972. It was ignored, and now a new one must he formulated. The Soil Con- servation Service is cooperating. It will provide the re-survey. That's first. Then, the three governmental entities will have to apporove and spur the idea forward to the point where the SCS will tleliver the final product, at Federal cost. Incidentally, a flooding problem in the Ranson circle area has been described as the resuK of storm drain problems. The Town of Ranson has applied for Housing and Urban Residents, Of County Hit Welfare Abuses, Foreign Aid In Poll Virginia District ] Second West Congressman Harley O. I Staggers recently conducted a I poll of residents of the district, I seeking their reactions on some I of the major issues of the day. I This week, his office released the results of the replies received from Jefferson County. The reactions contained few surprises. The compilations indicated Jefferson County residents are upset over welfare abuse; want major reductions in foreign aid; and favor a tax break for senior citizens. An overwhelming 98 percent of county voters said that welfare recipients should he put to work on public works projects, and many commented on what they labeled "excesses in welfare." Reduction in foreign aid was favored by 83 percent of those responding. A tax break for senior citizens was indicated by 92 percent. A solid 75 percent opposed use of Federal funds for abortions, while 76 percent favored return of the postal service to the federal govern- ment. Jefferson voters expressed opposition to extension of the Equal Rights Amendment past its statutory time by 70 percent; favored no-fault auto insurance by 7C percent; want Congress to control television violence, 61 percent; and support an "ap- prentice wage" for teenagers, 76 percent. In a final reaction to Congressman Staggers' questionnaire, Jefferson County residents indicated they preferred to keep "The Star Spangled Banner" as the national anthem, rather than replace it with "America The Beautiful." Development funds, through the Region 9 Planning and Development Council, to be used in upgrading the storm sewer system, but so far HUD has not okayed the request. JEDECO From Page 1 $303,000 from EDA; $253,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission; and $90,000 from a Governor's Community Par- ticipation grant. Another $250,000 is available through the West Virginia Development Authority at four percent in- terest. Presiding over the JEDECO bid opening Tuesday night was the president of the organization, Francis Frye. Workman Hurt In Roof Fall At GTE Site A mid-morning construction accident at the General Telephone Company's North George Street switching building caused minor injuries to a young Winchester, Va., workman. A spokesman for Independent Fire Company said that Gary Dawson, 21, was working on the top gable of the building when be slipped and slid some distance down the north roof of the structure. It was necessary to call on the HOME IMPROVEMENT, SAFETY AND ECONOMY LESS CAN MEAN MORE Many homeowners are discovering that the ordi- nary tools for home ira-,, provement and repair can become a costly investment and crowd a workbench if, eerytime a different size wrench or screwdriver is re- quired, another has to be purchased. Instead, it's economical to buy a size- adjustable wrench or com- pact screwdriver set with handle and interchangeable blades. Hardware centers have a varie.ty of professional- quality, multi-use tools, de- signed by manufacturers with the self-fixer in mind. There's no need to have something like a four- drawer tool case for storage when just a few feet of bench or pegboard space can be enough. For example, a Crescent adjustable wrench with an opening up to an inch will substitute for as many as six double-ended, fixed-size a handsome saving. To take the place of four separate often-used file makes the handy metal cutting blade a bonus com- pared to individual saws. When it comes to screw- drivers and convenient nut- drivers, and most tool kits e full of them, the average homeowner is better off with an Xcelite kit of 12 different full-size blades and " " I "".i  MONEY-SAVING MULTI- PLICATION-Multi-use tools save money and space. snap-on handle, again a money-saver. Even though the metric measurement standard seems just around the cor- ner. there's no need to delay replacement of that worn- out tape reading in inches. Lufkin makes a case tape with steel blade marked in types, there's a Nicholson both inches and millimeters 4-In-Hand that has both fat for less than a scarce $2 and half-round rasp and fle bill...a 2-for-1 bargain. surfaces for only a fraction Tools are absolute nec- of the cost. They also make essities to the homeowner a Nest of Saws with handle who is saving-by-doing. With and three blades, including less tools, saving can be keyhole and compass, that more! GOVERNMENTAL ODDITIE$00..0000 nsulation Nine different federal agencies are involved with insulation in one way or another, most of them with overlapping ,activities, according to L. A. Barron, Managing Director of the Cellulose Insulation Manu- facturers Association. Safe Cellulose Insulation The General Services Ad- ministration has written and is writing specifications for insulation. GSA's specifica- tion, HH-I-515C, is the new mandatory safety standard for cellulose insulation. The "Federal Trade Com- mission is involved through its truth in advertising program with any written claims about insulation. The United States Depart- ment of Commerce is involved with a labeling pro- gram for insulation. The Department of Hous- ing and Urban Development is involved with specifica- tion writing. The Department of Energy is conducting insula- tion research aimed at writing new or evaluating existing specifications. Consumer Product Safety The Consumer Product Safety Commission will en- force the federally man- dated safety standards for insulations. The Farmers Home Ad- ministration is involved in setting specification require- merits for homes that have FHA-insured loans. The National Fire Pre- vention and Control Admin- istration is involved in gathering statistics on fires where insulation may have been involved. The National Bureau of Standards is also involved with labeling. Charles, Town Manager General Telephone Honored co= .... Calvin McGehee, Charles Town district manager of the General Telephone Company of the Southeast was honored last Thursday, August 24, by the General Telephone Company for "outstanding Civic Community service. McGehee was presented a certificate of appreciation from the company for his distinguished service to the community. Presentations of the certificate was made by John C. McKinney, vice-president and general manager of the West Virginia - Virginia Division of the company. "Calvin we are here today to recognize you for your out- standing accomplishments while serving as President of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce this past year. As you know, General Telephone Company is proud of employees who render out- standing civic and community service. Under your capable leader- ship the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce ac- complished the following: Assisted in establishing the 1st Annual Charles Town Golf Classic, the proceeds of which go to charity; sponsored the 7th Annual Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival, the most successful thus far; supported JEDECO, Inc., the industrial arm of the Chamber in helping to expand Cliffside Inn, a $2 million project completed this year; and saw the Chamber reach an all- time high in membership. Calvin, General Telephone Company of the Southeast is proud of you and proud of your accomplishments. Your dedicated community service to the residents of Jefferson County is deserving of recognition. You typify the ideals General Telephone looks for in an em- ployee. On behalf of General Telephone Company of the Southeast, I would like to present you with this of appreciation from workers. It re of Appreciation 24th day of August, J. McGehee, for exem outstanding civic and community as an employee of Telephone Company Southeast." Best wishes for success both on your job your civic and service to Charles Jefferson County. Pictured from left to -- Carroll_White. vice. of personnel with Telephone; John vice-president and manager of the W. Division of General George Vickers, Jefferson County Commerce; Calvin Dennis R. Williams, W. Service Manager of Telephone. Citizens Fire Company ladder truck and utilize a Stokes basket to remove young Dawson from :the roof. He was transported to Jef- ferson Memorial Hospital by Independent Fire Company ambulance and rescue service. His injuries are believed to include a dislocated shoulder and a possible fractured ankle. BIBLE VERSE "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe." 1. Who was the author ? 2. To whom was he talking? 3. Upon what occasion? 4. Where may this verse be found? Answers To Bible Verse 1. Jesus. 2. To his disciple, Thomas, often known as "the Doubter." 3. Upon the occasion of one of Jesus' appear- ances to his disciples fol. lowing his resurrection. 4. John 20:29. KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN is more than just the an old Glenn Miller tune. it's also a thriving city of people, many of whom--like the Roy Betzler family above)---were featured in promotional advertising for Oil Company (Indiana). Filmed on location in the cit itself as "a fine place to raise a family," the commercial that Amoco Production Company, Standard's production subsidiary, has already discovered enough reserves in Michigan to supply Kalamazoo's energy next 20 .years. "T'HE AMOUNTOP PAINT YOU'LL NEED DEPE'NO5 ON THE CONOITION OF THE SURFACE "TO BE PAINTED. "tWO OR MORE THIN COATS OF PAINT WILL L0K BETTER THAN ONE THICK ONE. PPLY THE FINISH COAT TOTHE ErT'ERIOR OF THE HOUSE WITHIN I"WO WEEKS OF THE PRIME COAT. IF MORE TIME 15 ALLOWED, THE FINISH COAT MAX FLAKE OFF.  I II TH NEW : FARM MAR located on U.S. 340 east of q Town, next to tsman s Motel HaS COUNTRY HAMS for F and Side Meat. OPEN SEVI DAYS W UNDER MANAGI , Even the is THE POOL !118 (across From 1 - 705 I i Pro Painting Pointer s How toAchieve Profes,ional Looking Resul :00ORFAC00S TO BE 00INI"ED I } SHOULD BE FREE Of: GREASE, l_ J' f' DUST A"D DIRT, (TEXTURED oi/L///i  ! PAINT COVERS CRACKS WELL / .t.J J //' . Bur s DFFGULT TO GLEAN. -N 7/ '/Z :' OUSTWT A BRUS EORE ' L/   t,\\; RE PANTING. dr< .'X/ l ' ,. F YOU OSE k BRUS, USE  El JOB'A4 BRUSH ON LARGE k'-  FLAT SURFACES. k 2" BRUSH VI /1 n ON WOODWORK TRIM AND (=] J,] LJ CORNERS; A 1 BRusH ON v ... " SASHES. )RIOR TO PAINTING, PRO'fECT . I  H t _ THE EDGES OF ADJACENT /A" I 1"' SURFACES QOT TO BE // I /1.. PAINTEDWITH EASY-MASK / " Jl'-/_ / PAINTtNG TAPE. ALSO MASK /[ GLASS PANES; DOOR HARD-. . WARE, LIGHT SWITOtES AND ELECTRICAL OUTLETS. "THE / .,//', "TAPE EASILY PEELS OFF -// WHEN WORK kS COMPLETED- .. ..H I OR NEW PAINT TO.ADHERE "'"" 'i  PROPERLY'- WOODWORK WITH ?-x. A GLOSSY SURFkCE SHOULD BE ,..'-../I RUBBED LIGHTLY WITH STEEL /!1 /WOOL OR FINE SANDPAPER >  TO DULL TltE 6URFACE.