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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE 17 THURSDAY. AUGUST 31, 1978 PART OF MANY TROPHIES TO BE AWARDED WINNERS IN PARADE, CONTESTS FOR FIREMEN'S CONVENTION SEPT. 9 above are just a part of the many trophies to be awarded to the in the big parade and contests to be held Saturday, September 9, at 2 in connection with the 6th Annual National Fire Service Recognition Day 50th annual West Virginia State Firemen's Association Convention. A of some 50 trophies will be presented following the parade. These are the at are on display in the lobby of the Bank of Charles Town. An equal of them are on display at the Jackson-Perks American Legion Home downtown Charles Town. In all, about $1,600 worth of trophies, will be officials of the convention parade stated this week. FIREMEN'S PARADE ROUTE e Parade Committee of the National Fire Service Day - 50th Annual State Firemen's Convention Parade  held Saturday, September P.m., has announced the route as follows: will be at 12 noon on Boulevard in Ranson Proceed as follows: on Mildred Street to Street; west on Liberty Lawrence Street: south Street to ngton Street; east on Street to Charles :; north on Cbruch Street and disband in the area of the Blue Ridge Livestock Sales parking area. There will he "No Parking" allowed on Liberty Street from Lawrence Street to Mildred Street and on Washington Street from Lawrence Street to Samuel Street from 12 noon until the parade is over at approximately 3:30 p.m. Co-chairmen Paul Biller of Citizens Fire Company and Ernest Houser, Jr., of In- dependent Fire Company have promised to make this one of the largest parades ever staged in Charles Town and Ranson with several units scheduled to ap- pear that have never appeared in this area before, such as the Keystone Kopps Shrine Unit from Frederick and the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps from Fort Myer, Va. Also, Biller and Houser wish to remind everyone that they are invited to view the Firemen's contests at the race track im- mediately following the parade. There will be no charge for this event and everyone is welcome. The parade is still growing and as of this writing, approximately 180 units are scheduled to par- ticipate in the line of march. t ! Miss Jefferson County Fair Crowned Monday Night County's senior Will have a new home in " too - distant future. Thursday the Jefferson Commission voted to accept a Jet- Board price of for the old Ranson tar), School On Fifth The first night highlight of the 26th annual Jefferson County Fair was the selection of Miss Margo Dorsey as Miss Jefferson County Fair, 1978. Miss Dorsey is shown being crowned by last year's winner, Miss Mary Kathryn Hockman. Others in the photograph include, left to right -- Tina Miller, third runner-up; Sherri Hicks, first runner-up; Gordon Hockman and Herb Ram- sburg, escorts; Catherine Ware, second runner-up; and Michelle Gainer, fourth runner-up. Little Sara Hooe was the flower girl; Joey Jacobs the crown bearer. (Photo by Jim Tabb) Hugh C. Miller To Lecture On I Historic Preservation, Also Architectural Conservation Mr. Hugh C. Miller, AIA, Historical Architect, has been engaged by the Charles Town Historic Landmarks Corn- mission to present a lecture on historic preservation ar- chitectural conservation on September 30 at the Charles Town Civic Center from lO to 12 noon. This event is being co- sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society, the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission, and the Charles Town Pride in Ac- tion Committee. i0r Citizens Center specifications could be studied; Interested porsons are invited approved the affirmative action to attend this presentation by plan under the Equal Op- Mr. Miller. portunity Act; deferred the Miller holds a'degree from the red; Will Utilize purchase of carpet for the University of Pennsylvania Circuit Court Room until 1979; Graduate School of Ar- okayed a $22 payment for a county year book; and approved chitecture, is a registered ar- on Elementaff chitect and a member of the a right of way for the erection of lights by Potomac Edison at the American Institute of Ar- chitects. He has had extensive Leetown fast-pitch diamond, experience in planning, design County Administrator David and construction. He was con- , . : . - . Ash reported, on the attendance struction unit commander in the reelse goes awry, our ge rail ofhc s to by himself Mrs. Mary Lynn Riggleman and John Ott at a school dealing with the operation of the new electronic voting system for Jefferson County. It was suggested that mem- hers of the county committees of both the Republican and Democratic parties attend a meeting with county officials so that the impact Of the new voting system might he fully explained. General Telephone Company of the Northeast also asked for assurance from the commission that the emergency number, 911, will he utilized if the company installs the necessary equipment to handle the system. The commission was also told that State Highway Com- missioner Charles Miller will be in Charles Town Tuesday, Oc- tober 3, meeting residents in the circuit court room at 7:30. He'll solicit criticisms and suggestions on road building in the county. The more I see of other countries the more I love my own. -Anna Louise De Stael. Corps of Engineers stationed in France and Germany. Mr. Miller has worked as an ar- chitect and planner in private practice and within the Federal government. He served for five years as advisor for the development of park systems and preservation of cultural property to park and antiquity departments in Jordan, Lebanon, Greece, Turkey and Iran. He has been responsible for preservation planning and architectural conservation projects, including the, adaptive use and restoration oi  historic buildings such as the Philadelphia City Hall, the Academy of Music and In- dependence Hall. Mr. Miller is active in presenting historic preservation workshops and in lecturing to professional and university grQups. He serves as an educational consultant and lead instructor for the Preser- vation Resource Group, Inc., PRG. Recent lectures and workshops presented by Mr. Miller include: "Practical Rehabilitation of Old Buildings", a workshop and plans to pay Structure with a portion grant from the U.S. of Housing and ,meat. HUD must Pproval for the ex- -, but the commission earlier this would he ires $31,000 which the can utilize for of the building to suit needs. COmmission action ends years of debate three governmental the commission, Town Council and the about a site for permanent senior \\; Weeks ago the com: voted to support efforts of the Railroad, a group, to en- activate the train depot at Duffields At that time, the commission agreed that in- creased commuter population has magnified the parking and traffic congestion at the only Jefferson depot at Harpers Ferry. Last Thursday, Planning Director Robert Beckett, in a letter to' the commission, criticized the plans for a second depot, charging that it "will Simply encourage the movement of more commuters to Jefferson County." He said that it was not in accord with the county's policy of "slow, manageable growth." Commission President J. T. Mentzer, Sr., to whom Beckett's letter was addressed, said he still supports the plan. Com- mission Member Henry Snyder said he felt the planning com- mission might have been con- tacted befox;e a decision was reached. In other actions, the com- mission okayed the expenditure of up to $430 to build a fence on the county farm property at Leetown; received bids on the purchase of a new pick-up truck, but deferred a decision until the NOTICE: Town of Ranson has an opening in its Department for one Patrolman thru the Service Employment program under the e Employment and Training Act Application must be made to the Em- Security ' office in Charles Town, W.. )licants must' be unemployed and meet guidelines. Those applicants certified for CETA jobs must bring forms from Security to the Ranson Mayor's before receiving application. 1'he Police Service Commigsion will conduct Iinafions and from those passing the the Town will select one Patrolman three names submitted by the Commission Town Council. All applications must he in to the Mayor's Office by 5:00 P. M., September 11, 1978. examination will be given on Thursday, 14, 1978, at 7:00 P. M. in the Ranson ent. Selectee must pass physical before hiring. Any person presen- a CETA position in Jefferson County is to take the 'Police Civil Service Aug. 31-2t- ANNUAL PUBLIC SALE From Route 11 at Inwood, W. Va., Turn East on Route 51 -- Travel 3 miles to Ellinger's Market, formerly Haines' -- Turn right -.2ofa mile to sale-- OR From Charles Town, W. Va. Take Route 51 West to Ellinger's-- Turn left - .2 of a mile to sale tour sponsored by "Don't Tear It Down, Inc.", Washington, D.C., March 1978. "Historic House Preser- vation:, a series of ten lectures for the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., January- February 1977-78." "Maintenance of Historic Structures", five workshops presented far the Maryland Historical Trust, April-Octoher 1978. Lectures in architectural conservation presented to the American Institute of Ar- Texas, May 1978; Junior League of Lincoln conference, April 1978; Iowa State University conference, September 1977; Olde Berkeley Statewide Prese'vation conference, Martinsburg, October 1977; Historic Winchester meeting, June 1977. "Preservation Practicum - a field study in Historic Preser- vation", Mercersburg Academy, November 1977. Paper, Can Collection Saturday Harpers Ferry The next Harpers Ferry Environmental Council recycling day is Saturday. Paper and aluminum cans should be brought to the Harpers Ferry Post Office Square bet- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1978 AT 10;00 A. M. APPROXIMATELY 20 to 25 tractors -- lncludingCubs, Fords, John Deere, Internationals, Ferguson, and other makes -- ALSO - 445 Long diesel with 1500 hours, 3000 Ford 1974 gas with 915 hours, Also we will be offering a good selection of plows, cultivators, wagons, new and used rotary cutters, post hole diggers, discs, wood saw, rakes, baler, grain elevators, and many other farm related articles. We will also have a good selection of tools, hand and power -- some household articles, some antiques, and other ar- ticles. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. CUZ OF PENNSYLVANIA will be here with a nice load sewing material for the ladies. NOTE: FARMERS AND DEALERS: THIS IS A CON- SIGNMENT SALE. LET US SELL YOUR SURPLUS FOR YOU. TERMS: CASH. NOTHING TO BE REMOVED UNTIL SETTLED FOR. EDGAR A. BOHRER, SALE MANAGER AUCTIONEERS: MORROW AND MILLER 304-29-8354 CLERKS: WARE, BOHRER, AND BOHRER WE WILL BE SELLING BY NUMBER -- IDEN- TIFICATION REQUIRED. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS ON PREMISES LUNCH RIGHTS RESERVED Aug. 24-2t Newspapers should he tied or Ruby M. Carr, Academy of packed in large paper bags. Only Friendship chairperson, said aluminum cans will be will go to the accepted. When in doubt, cans Mooseheart hearing aid fund in should be checked with a magnet. Tin cans and glass can no longer be recycled in this area because theyare no longer handled by scrap dealers. Recycling paper and aluminum is a project of the Boy Scouts and volunteers of the [Harpers Ferry District En- vironmental Council. All citizens are urged to save these materials and take them to the Harpers Ferry Post Office Square the first Saturday of each month. Will Hold Bake Sale The Charles Town Chapter of Women of the Moose, Academy of Friendship, will hold a bake sale Saturday, September 9, in front of the Stuck and Alger Drug Store in downtown Charles Town. Mooseheart, I11. THE NEW FARMER'S MARKET Located On U.S. Route 340 East of Charles Town next to Spor- .tsman's Lodge has home grown watermelons, cantaloupes, tomatoes, corn, potatoes and other fruits and vegetables for sale. Also CIDER & HONEY OPEN SEVEN DAYS WEEKLY UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Pl0NEER00 Makes you more money. PlONEER0000 VARIETY 520&521 ALFALFA Consistent top performers in university tests. Outstanding yields to make every acre produce more. Thick, long term stands. Ekcellent bacterial wilt tolerance. Great seedling vigor. Give me a call for more facts on Pioneer  variety 520 or 52 l alfalfa. * Registered trademark of P=oneer Hi-Bred International Inc. Oes Moiees, Iowa USA HOWARD G. DEMORY RFD No. 3, Box 168 Charles Town, W.Va. 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