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114 No. 41 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA 25414 Thursday September 28.1978 24 Pages - 2 Sections Per Copy - 15e 3rd Fall Arts & Crafts Festival Takes Spotlight This Week.end JEFFERSON DEMOCRATS OPEN HEADQUARTERS IN CHARLES TOWN With the November general election just a little more than a month away, , Democrats are geLLing ready for the big election day push to their candidates in office by opening a Democratic headquarters in office made available to them by Richard Durham, in the Moore Building, on North George Street in downtown Charles Town. ,and to officially the headquarters the State's top Democratic office holder, Governor D. (Jay) Rockefeller, was among the some 50 persons who showed up evening to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 5:50p.m. the principal Democratic personalities who were on hand for the were those shown in the above picture: (left to right) -- Philip T. III, a member of the Jefferson Countyr Board of Education; Browning John Dole, Thornton Wilt, former head of the County ExecUtive Committee, Mrs. Elsie Stiles, Mrs. Margaret Mrs. Browning, Mrs. W. C. Sturgis, Mrs. Ginger Bordier, county Peter Dougherty, County Magistrate; Mrs. Anita Brown, Mrs. James, former member of the house of delegates and associate of the committee; Governor Rockefeller, Robe toe, of Mar- incumbent candidate for State Senate; John Ott, clerk of the County Lyle C. Tabb, County Chairman; Charles Boyer, a member of the committee, Charles H. Strider. Jr.: candidate for the County Com- Kabletowndistrict; Martin D. Welsh, a member of the cotmty ; John D. Hoover, of Martinsburg; and Joseph Christian, Jr:, vice- of the county committee. (Photo by Lyle Tabb.) Ci i - "v" r m nm, ta ii Trials Court Docket; First Civil Matter Tuesday a total of 17 jury trials for this September of the Circuit Courtof )n County, the petit who will report for duty Oct. 3, will be a heavy session unless the cases are for one or another postponed. to the Court docket Thursday by Judge E. Sencindiver and by Mrs. Mary Clerk of the the first jury trial 3, a civil matter Ringo Manufacturing my, Inc., against Mof- Inc. ,.riminal case State of West Virginia William Hardy, indicted !September Grand Jury on of breaking and en- fat the property of Roger October 10 another civil  scheduled to be heard, Paul Munford, Jr., et, us Paul Courtney, et al. on October 11 it will be tr criminal case, that of tte of West Virginia versus J Joseph, indicted by the hher grand jury on a meaner charge of driving toxicated. URN TO PAGE SIX N31P Wdnesday through Y; Variable cloudiness  ime highs in the mid- ! and nighttime lows in 41ftles. A chance of light . Thursday, Saturday NOTICE: t Vlener & Sons, 400 North Street, Charles Tows, | Closed Monday, October October 3rd, and  October 11. Sept. Zl4t-fp Jefferson ARC Goes Over Top The co-chairmen of the blood services program of Jefferson County Chapter, American Red Cross, are happy because of the 1977-7{} accom- plishments in the local community. Shown above are Henry (Hank) Jovanelly (left) and Rondo Smallwood, holding the certificate which in- dicates that the Jefferson County Chapter was one of three in the Washington Regional Blood Services to meet or exced its blood quota for the year. (Photo by Tim Sinn) The Jefferson County Chapter of the American Red Cross, with a blood quota of 760 pints for the 1977-78 fiscal year, went over the top with 101 percent, or 775 pints as a member of the Washington Regional Blood' Services. Wednesday, September 20, at the annual regional meeting at Leesburg, Va., the Jefferson chapter was one of three chapters out of 36 in the center service presented a one- hundred - percent- of- quota award. The chapter actually collected 210 more pints than in the previous year. There were eleven visits. One hundred eighty-two persons were first time donors. The region comprises chap- ters from Gettysburg, Pa., to central Virginia and includes the Washington Metropolitan area. Blood is in very short supply. This new year started in August with a visit to the Lions Center. sponsored by WXVA-WZFM and to the Harpers Ferry Job Corps Center. The next visit will be Thur- sday, October 10, at the Charles Town Presbyterian Church sponsored by the Senior Women's Club. The hours of operation will be 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. IShepherdstown [Continues Seek IFedeml Fun00. The Shepherdstown Town Council will continue to seek a $335,000 federal housing grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Develop- ment. The decision came after a public hearing on the application and despite a low priority set on the grant by Federal authorities last month. The money has been ear- marked for extensive housing rehabilitation in the west end of Shepherdstown. The application, to be resubmitted, calls for $85,000 for housing rehabilitation loans; redevelopment $80,000; public facilities, $130,000; and ad- ministration $60,000. Retail Merchanls I Meeti00 Today At 2 Announcement was made Wednesday by Oliver Kastle, president, of a special meeting of the Charles Town-Ranson Retail Merchants Association at 2 p.m. Auditorium of the Cg, ic Center today. Kastle said the purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the Upcoming Christmas parade and shopping season; a report on the second six 'months of retail courtesy parking; and also a report on the results of the recent Bonanza Days; as well as some renrks about the new Christmas street decoration, which the mercharts have recently pa'chased. ' ' All nta are urged to attend this meeting. Funkhouser h Named VP Of Ohio Finn Robert J. Funkhouser, Jr. (above) has been promoted t vice-president-sales of Choice- Vend, Inc., in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, according to an announcement by Robert J. Jordan, president and chief executive officer of the cor-  poration. He joined the company m Is'm as products manager; and was later named regional manager for Ohio, Michigan and Western Pennsylvania where he posted an outstanding sales record. A native of Winchester, Va. Funkhouser attended Washington and Lee University. He is a member of the Columbus (Ohio) Young Business Men's Club; the Upper Arlington Athletic Association and the Ohio Soft Drink Association. He is the son of Mrs. Ruth C. Funkhouser of Charles Town and Mr. Justin Funkhouser of Washington, D.C. He and his wife and two children reside in Columbus. Jesse L. Price, well-known Jefferson County man, who resided on the corner of Second Avenue and Preston Street, Ranson, was pronounced dead on arrival at Jefferson Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning. Mr. Price had been an era- ployee of the Potomac Edison Company in Charles Town for many years. Other details concerning his death were not available at this writing. The remains were taken to the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Ranson where services will be held Saturday. Badger-Powhatan Retirement Mrs. Thelma Mentzer is pictured above receiving an inscribed gold watch, presented by Mr. M.R. Shope, vice-president of Operations, Badger-Powha{an of Ransom Mrs. Mentzer was also presented with an retirement check from the employees fund. Having been employed at Badger-Powhatan since 1955, Mrs. Mentzer retires from the position of personnel assistant after 23 years of service. In honor of the oc- casion, TheIma was treated to a luncheon, com- plete with gifts, from her co-workers. Jefferson Memorial Hospital Accredited By Joint Commission Jefferson Memorial Hospital J thereby provide a higher quality has been accredited by the Joint [ of care to patients. The program Commission on Accreditation of I also seeks to recognize mi t hospitals (JCAH)according to] identify for the C, those: Jim Bryan', Administrator.  faculties which meal it stan' This accreditation, which | dards. covers from 1978 to 1980, is the The Joint Commission began result of an on-site survey made by field representatives of the Joint Commission s Hospital Accreditation Program (HAP) Accreditation indicates that this facility has chosen to operate according to standards set by JCAH and that the facility has, in the main, met these stan- dards. The standards, published as the Accreditation Manual for Hospitals, set forth optimal achievable goals of excellence against which a facility can measure itself and be measured !by the Joint Commission's survey. Jefferson Memorial Hospital is one of approximately 4800 general hospitals throughout the United States that have earned this recognition, as of December 1975. There are approximately 7150 hospitals in the U.S. The Joint Commission's ac- creditation surveys are voluntary. It is not legally necessary for a hospital to be accredited, but health care facilities have sought ac- creditation because it represents a benchmark of quality that is higher than governmental licensure alone. The chief aim of the Hospitat Accreditation Program, one of four such programs under the JCAH umbrella, is to help hospitals in their pursuit of excellence and House Robbed, IFarm Tractor ]Said Missing A breaking and entering and the theft of a farm tractor are being investigated by Jefferson County State Police. The breaking and entering was reported Tuesday. It oc- curred at the residence of Audry Mellis, Route I, Harpers Ferry, when no one was at home. State Police went to the scene and found considerable evidence that the residence had been entered and that the thieves had gone about their work in z'ather casual fashion, leaving empty soft drink cans behind while'they ransacked the premises. Officers said they are awaiting the results of an inventory by the owner to determine what may be missing. Also reportei was the theft of a 1952 Model 8N Ford Farm Tractor, valued at $I,000. It was removed from the property of Audrey B. Wells, Route I, Kearneysville, in 1918 under the auspices of the American College of ons. It was incorporated in  with the support of its present member organizations: The American College of Surgeons, the American College of Physieans, the American Hospital Association, and the American Medical Association. JCAH is a Chicago-based, non- governmental, not-for-profit organization. In addition to hospitals, it has programs for the accreditation of long term care facilities, psychiatric facilities, facilities for mentally retarded and other develop- mentally disabled persons, and ambulatory health care. Thousands Expected To Come Into County For Big 3-Day Fiesta; 125 Artists To Exhibit Final preparation were l completed this week on wha! promises to be the largest Fall Mountain HeritageArts & Crafts Festival ever staged in :lefferson County. The big three-day fiesta to be held near Harpers Ferry on the old Sam Michael's Farm, will get underway Friday and run through Sunday. Festival hours will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. all three days. And admission will be $2.00 for I adults which includes free] parking, and $1.00 for children I from 6 to 17 years of age. Special I AMTRAK Fleet coaches will run ] from Washington on Saturday and Sunday with free shuttle bus service to the festival grounds. The Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival has grown over the past years to be one of the i major arts and crafts events on l the east coast. Quality and 1 craftmanship of carefully screened craftspeople will be represented here. Over 125 artists and craftsmen chosen for their outstanding skill and design will display their wares under colorful tents on the gently rolling hills of West Virginia. Visitors are reminded that this will be an excellent time to purchase that unique and unusual Christmas gift for family, friends and associates.. . at the most reasonable prices. In addition to the hundreds of original folk craft from which to choose, all will be treated to the finest in bluegrass music. Ap- pearing this year will be such notable groups as Bouger Hole Revival, Hot Mud Fdmily, Pine Island, Rctor, Clifton and Stover, Mountain Grdss and Dr. Harold McMullen as the M.C. Everyone is invited to picnic on the spc!ous grounds and to listen to the music that will be provided 'for your enjoyment. What A Grand, Grand Feeling, It s a grand, grand feeling when suddenly, out of the blue, there comes a financial windfall. That happened this month to Daniel G. Vance, Sr., of 416 East Liberty Street, Charles Town, (above right), when he turned out to be a $2,000 top prize winner in the cash bingo contest being conducted by the A&P Store in the Hilldale Shop- ping Center. Presenting a check for $2,000 to Vance is William Reecher, manager of A&P. The winning came at an opportune time for the Van- ces. Mr. and Mrs. Vance, already the parents of a son, also became the parents of a daughter, born this month. (Photo by Tim Sinn). Governor Rockefeller, Planners Discuss Issues At Conference This past week-end saw planners and public .officials from throughout the State of West Virginia gather at the Cliffside Motel at Harpers Ferry for the annual conference of the West Virginia Planning Association. Shown above is West Virginia Governor Jay Rockefeller, (right), who addressed the con- ference, together with (left to right)---George R. Crim, Garland H. Moore, Jr., and Henry M. Snyder, Jr., members of the Jefferson County Commission; and Robert Beckett, Jefferson County's planner. Planners from inside and outside the state, together with West Virginia Governor Jay Rockefeller, got in their licks at the annila corgerence of the' West Virginia Planning Association, held earlier this week at the Cliffside Motel in Harpers Ferry. The governor, who spoke Monday evening, emphasized the growth factor now occurring in West Virginia, and struck out at what he called "a housing shortage" in the Eastern Panhandle and the Mountain State. Rockefeller said that people want to live in this section of West Virginia and "we enght to take advantage of that." (Photo by Jim Tabb) He said a part of the solution to the housing shortage is gaining the confidence of the private sector; freeing up mortgage money; and pplying pressure on state and federal programs aimed at ing mhabiIRatia and rent supplement programs. Rockefeller, noting that t ' sta e s sewerage treatment Turn ToPage 6